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February 1, 2008 - Sunbonnet Sue - Directions & Discussion

February 1, 2008 - Sunbonnet Sue - Directions & Discussion

Old 02-01-2008, 09:01 PM
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Our block for the first two weeks of February will be a Sunbonnet Sue block.
I have found many, many sites for you to look through, for there are many Sues out there. Here's the challenge... after you've picked your Sue you may opt to embellish your block according to what Sue is doing.

http://sunbonnetsue.com/ Click on the "Free Sunbonnet Patterns" - it'll take you here http://sunbonnetsue.com/patterns.html
http://www.quilterscache.com/S/SunbonnetSueBlock.html
http://qnm.com/articles/feature12/ An article about Sue's history with some neat quilt pictures included.
http://www.crystalpalaceyarns.com/equilters/library/gallery/SSue/SunBonnetSueGallery.html Some Sunbonnet quilt pictures.
http://www.stitchersneedle.com/patterns/sunbonnetsue.html Paper pieced Sue.
http://www.nmia.com/~mgdesign/qor/styles/classicblocks/sueandbill/sueandsam.html
http://www.frommarti.com/qnn.html Sue and Bill patterns

I am also including a site for "Bad Sue". You might get some "additional ideas" from this site. :mrgreen:

Bad Sue
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Oaks/6813/

The last site posted is for paper folding but I think it ought to work with folded fabric also.

http://www.irisfolding.circleofcrafters.com/irisfoldingSBsue.html



I made this Sue for our Aunt and Uncle's quilt. We were using reproduction fabrics. She's rather boring just standing there doing nothing, don't you think?
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Old 02-02-2008, 12:46 AM
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Hmmm...love applique...get to embelish...this could be fun.
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Old 02-02-2008, 07:57 AM
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Thank you jbs.
I'm hoping people will enjoy the challenge here. I know I need to practice applique and this seemed like a fun way to do it!
It was so hard to select just one block for the bom! There are just so many out there that I want to do. (You should have seen the other one I was seriously looking at!)
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Old 02-02-2008, 08:54 AM
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i love that you tracked down so many different links for it.

although .... that folded one ....

i'm not sure whether you pat you on the back and follow up with a hug, or whine, moan, and generally complain that i now have YET ANOTHER bunch of ideas running around in my head!!! :shock: :P :evil: :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Patrice,
I don't want to hear it. There's no whining allowed in quilting!!!:D
I've decided to use this block to jump start my Sue quilt to be.:shock: Oh, dear. How many WIP will this make????? :shock: :shock: HELP! Someone needs to tell me to stop and complete a few so I can have room to start more! :shock: :shock: :shock:
Hhhhheeeeeelllllllllpppppppppppp! I'm drowning in projects!
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Don't you just love 'bad Sue?' Oh, the possibilities!
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Old 02-02-2008, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Yvonne
Patrice,
I don't want to hear it. There's no whining allowed in quilting!!!:D

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Hhhhheeeeeelllllllllpppppppppppp! I'm drowning in projects!
Uh-huh. Good thing you are not whining, Yvonne. Dear friends, imagine--if you can--being the kid sister of this woman. I (naturally) want to do everything she does! I try! I really, really try! And it's fun and I love it. However... for every 5 or 6 quilts she finishes I manage to finish (maybe) ONE! I still start the next one though! who can resist? not I!

But do I whine? well, I suppose this blatant plea for sympathy is, in fact, nothing more than a whine. Well! as Leslee says, I'll have some bread & cheese with that whine, and make it a party! :-))
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i'll bring the veggies and dip :P
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:08 PM
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We'll call it a quilting bee!

Y'know what? On Superbowl Sunday (tomorrow, if I'm not mistaken) I *won't* start a new project with one of those virtual quilting bees... I'll finish one! There!

I've got a mission! (And I'll make a Sue too!) :-))
Big plans, huh?

...it could happen!
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:21 PM
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In Re: Bad Sue
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Oaks/6813/

I've noticed that this "Bad Sue" address sometimes doesn't work. If not try this
http://badsuequilts.com/

Or try going to http://sunbonnetsue.com/ and then scroll down to the Bad Sue link and click on it. Options, we have options.

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Can I come to the party if I promise to behave!??!??
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Yvonne, Many thanks for your efforts in listing so many areas for us! I love the pattern and am anxious to do the iris fold! I appreciate being introduced to another area of quilting that is so new to me.
Have a wonderful day! Happy Quilting!!!
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