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quiltsforme 07-20-2012 12:16 PM

Bonnet Girls - Fifteenth in Series - My Garden
 
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Hi, I just finished the fifeenth block in my series...Now, trying to decide on rather or not to make 20, or stop at 16. I want it to fit a full size bed. I'm not very good at figuring these kinds of things..lol..I am also posting a pic of all the blocks that I have finished...

Please take a look at them all together...I'm thinking that I need to do Evie and her ducks over again, I colorized the background on her block...The rest of the blocks are more plain..Any comments on this would be appreciated. Also, Farewell, I'm wondering if she looks too small compared to the rest of the blocks..

Hope you like them.

Billy 07-20-2012 12:19 PM

I love the old fashioned look to these
Bonnet Girls, as opposed to Sunbonnet Sue. Where would I be able to find the Bonnet Girl Patterns?

jillnjo 07-20-2012 12:19 PM

The picture is hard for me to tell in detail. I'm not sure I could deside for you. I'd have to think about it awhile!! They are all wonderful. I got the book in the mail today and haven't had time to look at it much. What size are your blocks?

quiltsforme 07-20-2012 12:21 PM

You can find the patterns and the two books at www.bonnetgirls.com
I think there are 158 patterns, not sure if the two books are included in the 158 patterns.

quiltsforme 07-20-2012 12:22 PM

Hi, My blocks are 12.50." Most of the girls measure about 9.50".

appliquequiltdesigns 07-20-2012 12:24 PM

Thank you for sharing your blocks. I love them.

Tweety2911 07-20-2012 12:36 PM

Loving them all. Each one I see becomes my favorite. Can't wait to see your finished quilt, ahhh the suspense:)

ruthrings 07-20-2012 12:37 PM

I can't imagine how you have done these so quickly. Did you have them all prepped before you started sewing. They are machine appliquéd right? Did you use fusible something first? Hand embroidery? I would think you might want 4 more, given the dimensions and proportions of the bed. Are you going to use sashing? If you do four more, you might include some more colorized backings and scatter them among the others. Otherwise, I wouldn't change it. They are so wonderful!

Grandma Peg 07-20-2012 12:43 PM

Your quilt is going to be gorgeous. You've done a lot of work on this

Kathy T. 07-20-2012 12:45 PM

I would leave them the way they are. Farewell has to have the ship leaving in it, of course, and her size just emphasizes how far away it is going (in my humble opinion!). Can't really tell about the block with ducks, but looks like it blends well enough in this photo. If it is too striking a difference to you, make another and use this block to make a pillow - it would certainly look great alone. They are all so wonderful!

quiltsforme 07-20-2012 12:48 PM

Hello Ruth, I spend a lot of time at the sewing machine..No, I didn't have them prepped before hand. I have an obsessive, compulsive personality..When I start a project, I don't stop until it is finished..I stay up late many nights sewing...I used steam n seam (lite) for the appliques. I plan on using sashing in between the blocks. I am thinking if I can find the right fabric, that I want tiny flowers with a red background..but may change my mind, depends on what I find when I go for fabric...:)

quiltsforme 07-20-2012 12:50 PM

Thanks Kathy for your input. I really appreciate it.

KSellers 07-20-2012 01:23 PM

What if you made the other 4 blocks in the same background fabric as the ducks and sprinkled them among the plainer ones? If the background is bothering you, I'd probably go ahead and make another block. You've put in so much time on these you don't want any regrets!

Diane007 07-20-2012 03:24 PM

Nice block
I vote for 20.... to make 4 by 5 an odd number


Sorry

Jo M 07-20-2012 03:27 PM

Oooh, they're simply precious! Nice work.

quiltsforme 07-20-2012 04:28 PM

I agree with you Diane..Think i'm gonna shoot for 20, and will be doing Evie and her ducks over...The block doesn't blend well with the rest of them..No idea what I was thinking when I did that...lol

AuntieD 07-20-2012 04:42 PM

I am enjoying seeing each creation. You are doing a great job.

cindy4857 07-20-2012 05:17 PM

20 blocks, and a scalloped edge :=) just my opinion, I keep seeing that in my head. I vote to redo the geese and use the one you did first as a pillow or wood framed wall hanging. That one with the geese is among my fav. cuz my mom always had geese and so did her mom, reminds me of them.

lollygagging 07-20-2012 05:28 PM


Originally Posted by cindy4857 (Post 5381047)
20 blocks, and a scalloped edge :=) just my opinion, I keep seeing that in my head. I vote to redo the geese and use the one you did first as a pillow or wood framed wall hanging. That one with the geese is among my fav. cuz my mom always had geese and so did her mom, reminds me of them.

We didn't have geese...we had chickens. I also agree that 20 blocks would make it better. If I recall right, you said that the blocks were 12 ½" blocks. That would make your quilt without sashing 60" x 48". Measure your double bed or google quilt sizes for the double bed measurements and make your sashing accordingly. I also think the block you're not happy with could serve as a framed wall hanging or a pillow. Both ideas are great. Thanks for continuing to share your progression with us and for trusting our opinions.

mighty 07-20-2012 07:55 PM

They are all just wonderful, they are perfect just the way they are!!!!!!

4EVERquilt 07-20-2012 08:25 PM

Awww!! again, I love all your work. What talent you have shown in all these blocks.

Sewfine 07-20-2012 08:43 PM

That is beautiful. Would love to see the finished project.

burchquilts 07-21-2012 12:41 AM


Originally Posted by Kathy T. (Post 5380546)
I would leave them the way they are. Farewell has to have the ship leaving in it, of course, and her size just emphasizes how far away it is going (in my humble opinion!). Can't really tell about the block with ducks, but looks like it blends well enough in this photo. If it is too striking a difference to you, make another and use this block to make a pillow - it would certainly look great alone. They are all so wonderful!

My thoughts exactly. it were me, I'd make 20 for a full-sized quilt. These are spectacular & this is going to be one stunning quilt! I really love today's block! What will we have to look forward to when you finish these? LOL! You'll just have to start another fabulous project!

Annya 07-21-2012 01:29 AM


Originally Posted by KSellers (Post 5380639)
What if you made the other 4 blocks in the same background fabric as the ducks and sprinkled them among the plainer ones? If the background is bothering you, I'd probably go ahead and make another block. You've put in so much time on these you don't want any regrets!

I agree with KSellars but before cutting into your fabric and doing all that hard work just to find it wont work, how about just using your fabric and sprinkle them around then go away for a while then come back and look at it with fresh eyes.
that way you know if it will work or not.

juneeloonee 07-21-2012 02:38 AM

Such beautiful work! These are so expressive. I may look into making some of these cuz they are so precious.

OmaForFour 07-21-2012 05:42 AM

I agree to make Farewell bigger and also change Evie. I would make the 20. You can always make pillow covers or shams with them if you end up not needing them. Your work is wonderful and I am saving all the pics to show to my quilt guild.

DoriDeS 07-21-2012 06:28 AM

your blocks are beautiful :o)

fivepaws 07-21-2012 07:21 AM

I am crazy about your quilt, as you know. Can't wait to see the last square and then the total quilt. Thanks for all you help.

heather1949 07-21-2012 10:10 PM

They are all beautiful and love your last one.

grammysharon 07-22-2012 08:50 PM

I would not change any of them. I think they are beautiful. As for 16 or 20 it depends on size of sashing and borders.I think you will need 20 unless you have huge borders. Just my opinion. They are all beautiful!!!!!

Originally Posted by quiltsforme (Post 5380553)
Hello Ruth, I spend a lot of time at the sewing machine..No, I didn't have them prepped before hand. I have an obsessive, compulsive personality..When I start a project, I don't stop until it is finished..I stay up late many nights sewing...I used steam n seam (lite) for the appliques. I plan on using sashing in between the blocks. I am thinking if I can find the right fabric, that I want tiny flowers with a red background..but may change my mind, depends on what I find when I go for fabric...:)


SheriR 07-22-2012 09:18 PM

Oh another beauty! I do look forward to your girls. I'd do 20 too. It's going to be beautiful.

Jammin' Jane 10-16-2012 10:15 AM

After you add the sashing between all your blocks, you probably have enough for a full-size quilt.
All your blocks are so gorgeous! :)


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