Monday, March 18, 2013

International Sun Bonnet Sue

I am so excited to have finished this project. It's been in the works for at least 2-3 years now. I can't really say it was a UFO, because it never got started. It was more like a PIGS  (project in grocery sack)!  I just kept collecting and collecting fabrics!




With the Nancy Drew blog hop over, it came to the top of my "to-do" list again. Remember my "Get a Clue Sue" quilt. Well, Sue came from the International Sue book.
 Look familiar?
Never has my sewing room looked like such a disaster, while creating this adorable quilt!
At least, since I gave up paper scrapbooking!
With so many fabrics in it, I had bits and pieces all over the place.
I am so glad I hoarded those scraps over the years!
LOL!!
Here is a peak at  the others...








































Kind of fun little ones aren't they?

Each block is a 8"x10" square
I chose to put mine together as a quilt as you go.

My pile of batting scraps had started to grow out of control, and this was the best way to tame it. I also chose to use a variety of white and cream backgrounds. Since this really was a "use up those scraps" quilt. I even managed to just squeak out enough fabric for the front and the back from stash. Leftovers from projects of days past. 

So, I deem this my "freebie" quilt. Nothing purchased for it, and I have managed to de-stash a bit, which makes for a very happy quilter here!
It makes me smile from ear to ear, every time I look at it!

Hummm...
Wonder which UFO or PIGS, I should start next????
:-)






28 comments:

  1. I have never seen an "International Sun Bonnet Sue" quilt; yours is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

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  2. This is just darling! I love each and every one of your "Sue's". Great work!

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  3. It's gorgeous - and I scrolled down excitedly looking for New Zealand...! Aren't those 'free' projects satisfying?!

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  4. Wowza!!! I just came over to check out your blog from the link in the email you sent me about my Wild Rose Cottage that Kathy quilted. This Sue quilt is amazing. And how wonderful that it's all from your stash, too. What a terrific idea for smaller batting left-overs!

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  5. :) What a fun project! I love the way it all turned out!

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  6. This is a fantastic piece of work. You should be very proud

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  7. Your fabric choices for each little piece looks like perfection! I love it. This isn't a pattern that I have seen before. Such a treat!

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  8. This is the first time I have seen this pattern! I think this is my new favorite Sue quilt! Great job!

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  9. They are all beautiful...wow! This is just the cutest quilt and it's obvious how much time and effort you put in it. Love it!

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  10. This does look great. This is a marathon effort with so many blocks. Each Sue looks wonderful! Love the idea of using all the fabrics from your stash. A very satisfying feeling. I like your determination in getting it finished. Fantastic!!

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  11. You have a beautiful quilt, what a creative mind you have.

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  12. I really hate Sunbonnet Sue, but I love your international version - they are all so cute!!! Your quilt turned out beautiful!!!!

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  13. An adorable quilt! I bet you did have a pile of fabric pulled for this creation.

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  14. Awesome you did a wonderful job. The best "Sue" quilt I have seen in a lomg time.

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  15. Your Sunbonnet Sue quilt is absolutely stunning! Thank you for showing each block individually. I loved looking at the close up of each one. You just proved it's a good thing to save all your scraps. What a grand way to use up bits and pieces from previous projects.

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  16. Lovely quilt. Great fabric choices in all the blocks. The blocks are much bigger than I expected. I still think your Get a Clue Sue is the BEST though:)

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  17. Oh..that is gorgeous!!!! It would be tough to choose my favorite!! I will have to remember that PIGS title. I have a few of those hiding in my sewing room too.

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  18. Hi!!! I really love all of them!!! Beautiful quilt!!!!

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  19. I just love it. So detailed and wonderful. And of course the Vietnam and China blocks are my favorites.

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  20. Your quilt is awesome!!! I have been wanting to make a Sunbonnet Sue for a long time. You have inspired me to give it a try. Please do share how you did the quilt as you go to put the blocks together.

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  21. This is just beautiful! I love Sue! I have an old family Sue quilt. Did you create your own patterns for this or are they available online somewhere. I would love for this to be an ongoing someday goal for me!!

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  22. Oh I do love this! I cant believe I have not seen this before now. Where may I get the patterns? I want one of my own.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  23. Beautiful Quilt Thx 4 sharing,God Bless You.

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  24. I love this!! Beautiful work! Did you modified a basic pattern for each? I would love to carry on something like this!

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  25. Absolutely AMAZING!! I hope you enter it in a show! Wish I had a pattern of some of those.

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  26. this is absolutely beautiful! I just stumbled on this, thank you for sharing!

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  27. WOW Just Beyond Words. So Beautiful and neat and tidy and perfect colours in each Block. I am so impressed. A+++++++++

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