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Sun Bonnet Sue - problem

Old 01-04-2011, 11:17 AM
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I am presently doing this little baby quilt. All the blocks are done, the sandwich is done and so is the basting.
Now, my problem is how should I quilt these little dolls? For the triangles, I plan to quilt a quarter inch from the sewing stitches but for the diamonds with Sun Bonnet Sue, I really don't know what to do. Can anybody help me in this? Any suggestions? My grandchild baby girl is due in the end of January 2011 - coming soon...

Sun Bonnet Sue - all are different and hand embroidered

Sun Bonnet Sue overall view of 12 blocks
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:22 AM
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Beautiful top
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:23 AM
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I would stipple around the girl, so she stands out even more.
Realy small stipple I think would be great.
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:36 AM
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I agree.

Originally Posted by lovingmama
I would stipple around the girl, so she stands out even more.
Realy small stipple I think would be great.
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:44 AM
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If you do a fine stipple on the sewing machine, be sure to use finer thread than usual (maybe 50wt or 60wt 2-ply instead of usual 50wt 3-ply) so the fine stippling does not stiffen the block too much.

If you are hand quilting, I think just quilting around the figure (flowers and all) would look great too.
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:53 AM
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Such a beautiful baby quilt, you did a really nice job on this one, I really like it!
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:05 PM
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I don't know how to quilt it but it sure is cute!
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:02 PM
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so cute
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:12 PM
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vrey cute quilt. I'd probably just outline Sue applique.
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:16 PM
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I have a Sun Bonnet Sue quilt that my great-grandmother made, and I am 61 years old. She just stitched around the "Sues" and SID'd the blocks. Needless to say, I have a special love for this quilt pattern! Thanks for sharing, I love your embroidery and choice of colors. This is a very special quilt.
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