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Thread: Bad Sunbonnet Sue

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    Bad Sunbonnet Sue

    I don't typically do handwork but lately I've been getting the urge to make some Bad Sues, I think my hands and eyes can still handle that level of skill. We all know the cute 30s Sue, but I've seen before where people make Bad Sues.

    Last night I was prepping a bag of fabric I got at the Goodwill and there was a perfect piece of grey and white stripe for a Prison Sue. I've got a little scrap of Camo for Hunting Sue, and ideas for a few others.

    Usually I make bed quilts, these might not ever get past block stage or most likely a wall hanging for my sewing room (hmm... maybe I should have Fabric Hoarder Sue...).

    Any of you have any experience with Bad Sues?

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    No experience but I sure did get a kick out of the Kill Sue quilt blocks that were quite popular several years back. Some people came up with some ingenious ways to cause Sue's demise. They were hilarious.

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    I though the quilt was hilarious but I guess some people were outraged. At one quilt show they even had to hang it facing the wall.

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    How about Biker Sue... Goth Sue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    No experience but I sure did get a kick out of the Kill Sue quilt blocks that were quite popular several years back. Some people came up with some ingenious ways to cause Sue's demise. They were hilarious.
    I've never been a SBS fan, but I loved the Kill Sue quilts. I thought they were hysterical
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    There was a thread a while back on the QB that featured some really cute bad sues. I also saw a cute bad sue video somewhere. I have no idea who did it. Just stumbled across it and thought it was funny. Good luck on your quest for ideas.
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    This is hilarious. I wish I'd thought of it myself, lol... I am not the biggest fan of traditional Sue quilts.
    My brain goes to SyFy and comics... Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones), Harley Quinn (DC Comics). Otherwise punk, goth, catburgler, axe murderer?

    Edited to add this one cracks me up: http://debrowden.blogspot.com/2014/0...reaks-bad.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    How about Biker Sue... Goth Sue?
    this was my thought, too... dressed in her leathers to ride her Harley.
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    and a wild thought... a skeleton sue because she's b-b-b bad to the bone!
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    LOL, I like your idea Nan, I may even have a piece of fabric with a large Mexican sugar skull design big enough to put a ruffle on for her head. Or maybe it's a good excuse to buy a piece of fabric with sugar skulls

    Biker Sue with a helmet would be awesome.

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    Prison Sue...in handcuffs since she touched the quilts at a quilt show (without white gloves)

    Ax murderer Sue...think Lizzy Borden Sue

    Jack & "Jill" Sue...but Sue pushing Jack down the hill

    Bandito Sue...Sue in huge sombrero with bandaliers of bullets crossed on her chest and guns pointing in the air
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    Love it! I love sunbonnet sue and think it’s a great idea to make some bad sues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    No experience but I sure did get a kick out of the Kill Sue quilt blocks that were quite popular several years back. Some people came up with some ingenious ways to cause Sue's demise. They were hilarious.

    yes! those blocks were so funny. I'm a tenderhearted mousie but I have a sense of humor.
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    I have heard of Bad Sunbonnet Sue but never have made one. I had seen somewhere comments on this pattern and some people thought it was cute and others were quite offended. I am not a fan of SB Sue so haven't paid much attention to it. Good luck on your search for other patterns for Bad SB Sue.

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    I’m not a Sue fan, but really got a kick out of the Bad ones. When you get a creative urge, I think you need to explore it! Unfortunately I don’t remember any specific Bad ones.
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    Never been a fan of Sunbonnet Sue, but I sure loved both the bad ones and the kill Sue ones. They were hysterical!
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    I just googled killer sue quilts. That's some disturbing stuff, ladies! Poor Sue! (I'll stick to the cute 30's stuff, lol!)
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    Eleanor Burns has a video, one of her staff made small individual quilts, and a story with each one. I thought it was really cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I though the quilt was hilarious but I guess some people were outraged. At one quilt show they even had to hang it facing the wall.
    I attended a quilt show in Oakland, CA, about a zillion years ago. The day I attended the famous Bad Sue quilt Barbara Brackman contributed to caught my eye: it was wonderful. I forgot my camera.
    I went back the next (paying the entry fee again) and, due to complaints by old biddies, the Bad Sue quilt was facing the wall. I asked to stay after to photo the quilt and was turned down.
    It took umpteen years and the arrival of the internet before I tracked down the quilt to view it again at last!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HouseDragon View Post
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    http://kawposting.blogspot.com/2011/03/too-bad-for-sue.html
    those blocks are really clever!
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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    No experience but I sure did get a kick out of the Kill Sue quilt blocks that were quite popular several years back. Some people came up with some ingenious ways to cause Sue's demise. They were hilarious.
    I thought it was hilarious, too. (Life's short. Laugh a little. See the humor. )

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    How about Sue touching a quilt show quilt.
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    I only like the "real" Sunbonnet Sues from the 30s. I made my 1st Great Granddaughter a SB Sue quilt when she was born 11 years ago.
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    Like many others I have never been a SBS fan.
    As for Bad Sue and Kill Sue, count me in!
    I've had so many laughs over the years thanks to them!

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