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Thread: An Embroidered 'blue work', Sunbonnet Quilt

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    I created this quilt a few years ago for my sister. It is a 'blue work' machine embroidered quilt. I couldn't believe how quickly each square embroidered out!!
    The machine embroidery designs are from Martha Pullen entitled: Antique Bonnet Children.
    This was one of the first quilts I ever attempted so it most certainly is not perfect. I tried to cover up my faux pas by adding sunbonnet hats to the borders that I accidentally cut too wide. I Didn't discover that until it was too late! ooopppssss.... :oops:
    I look at it now and cringe and know I would have added different fabric for the bonnets for some contrast.. oh well, practice makes perfect as they say. I think my skills have improved some and that's what it's all about! :-D
    Despite the boo boos I hope you enjoy it. :-D

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    What a great idea to use the bonnets in the corners! Very cute!

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    So adorable!! love Sun Bonnet Sue and the addition of the hat to the blocks was a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing

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    I LOVE that done in blue! So pretty!

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    Very pretty and ingenious too! Thanks for sharing.

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    The quilt show I was at this weekend (Windsor, Ontario) had quite a few quilts with 'blue work' - I like it much better than 'red work'! Your quilt looks great :)

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    OHH, so cute, Love the extra bonnets!!

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    That is lovely

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    Awesome, love it!

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    Love it!

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    Very sweet, love your floral fabric to set off the blue work.

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    that is SO cute! good work
    dar

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    That is a very pretty quilt! Love the extra bonnets!

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    I don't see a thing wrong with your quilt. The crativity of the sunbonnets in the corners makes it all the more yours. Take pride. It was one of your first.

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    Love it!

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    Very nice and in my favorite color! Love it.

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    It's a lovely quilt. I love how you added those border bonnets to cover your mistake. You are the only one who cringes when you look at the quilt. When you look at the quilt just think of how far you have come.
    Kat

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    Well i don't know what you call flaws here...i absolutely love it and on my very near top of the list of to do's,and thank you for sharing where you get the embroidery pattern because i badly want one.

    Thanks for sharing

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    This is really cute! I may have to use your "cover ups" on my own quilt. Great idea!

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    I have a pile of blue work Sunbonnets to use in a quilt. Love your idea.

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    Love the quilt. That is so cute. I can never get my embroidery center in block.

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    love it !! The corner bonnets make it extra nice

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    Delightful!

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    What a lovely quilt! Perfect in blue work and the vintage Sunbonnet Sue patterns are charming.

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    I just love it!

    Hugs

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