Sunbonnet Sue

The Chickasha quilt show this past weekend had a special exhibit dedicated to sunbonnet quilts. It was very interesting to see all the variations of this popular traditional design. The yellow one (above) was my favorite. Not only do we get to see Sue's face, but it looks like she is working on some embroidery designs in a hoop. I also like the way it combines embroidery with applique.
This green girl was also very nice. Sue has embroidered hands but all the rest is applique. This quilt had 20 or so Sue blocks and each one had a different color scheme.
This last photo is of a quilt I thought was a little odd. It looks like Sue is Goose-Stepping and the quilt was probably made in the 1940's or 1950's judging by the fabric in the dresses.

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6 Responses to Sunbonnet Sue

  1. Darcy says:

    I like that one too. She's wearing pantaloons. I guess that's what those are! 🙂

  2. Mary C says:

    I really like the "Green Bonnet Girl."

  3. Darcy says:

    LOL, I think you are right. It was not my first impression when I saw it at the show, but it fits better!!

  4. LBeeeze says:

    I love all the colors in the last quilt. I think she is supposed to be skipping, but the legs are not quite right. Skipping is def the sense of movement that I perceived when I first saw it.

  5. Darcy says:

    Isn't she pretty?

  6. Emjay says:

    Oooh! I love the green one! LOL – the goose stepping one is a little strange – perhaps the flowers are meant to offset the menace.

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