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Thread: Look Mom, No Hands! Sunbonnet Sue Estate Sale Find

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    Look Mom, No Hands! Sunbonnet Sue Estate Sale Find

    Yesterday I bought this wonderful older Sunbonnet Sue quilt at an estate sale. I don't think it is quite as old as the 30's, but still has vintage fabrics.

    An interesting point about it is the orientation of the girls along the outer long edges -- they are set so that they are standing upright when the quilt is draped at the edge of the bed. My picture shows the quilt on a queen sized bed.

    Does anyone know anything about the history of the Sunbonnet Sue pattern? I know that some have hands and some do not, but I don't know why.

    Thanks for looking!

    Dayle
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    That's funny! I never noticed that before.

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    Great find!!! What a simply beautiful quilt! You were at the right place at the right time.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    What a good idea to turn the block when they hang on the side of the bed. I never thought about that.

    I'm curious to hear about the headless Sunbonnet Sues.
    Kathleen

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    nice quilt!
    Nancy in western NY

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathdavis View Post
    What a good idea to turn the block when they hang on the side of the bed. I never thought about that.

    I'm curious to hear about the headless Sunbonnet Sues.
    Kathleen,

    It is "handless", not "headless". I read somewhere awhile back about the lack of hands on some of the patterns, but of course, I didn't have a "handless" Sue quilt at the time, so the information didn't stick.

    Dayle

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    Beautiful quilt.. Great find...

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    very nice....

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    That is so cute. Wow what a find.

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    That is a beautiful hand quilted Sunbonnet Sue. Never seen one without hands.

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