Finally, the Sunbonnet Sue full-size bed quilt for my granddaughter is completed! Now I understand totally how and why a long arm quilting machine would be a wonderful thing to have. It was not easy to get this quilt sewn at all. Since we do not have a full-size bed (mine is a twin-size), 'had to display the quilt on Mother's king-size bed. The Sue appliques, lattices, cornerstones, binding and piecing were machine-stitched. The quilting stitches in the ditches between the lattices was hand-done. One thing is for sure: my granddaughter Macey is worth every minute spent on this project. It is part of her Christmas present for this year. 'Decided to go with a medium yellow binding color. Every Sue wears a dress and bonnet made from remnants of clothing that I made for granddaughter the first three years of her life. A white eyelet bed ruffle was purchased to complete the ensemble. This rest of this post is really picture-heavy, lol! 'Want to see the matching quilted pillow shams and the coordinating wall hanging? Follow the link below my signature.
Here is a photo of one of the two coordinating quilted Sunbonnet Sue pillow shams. 'Thought that photographing just one would afford a closer-up view. A store-made sham served as a pattern guide. Each sham is appliqued, quilted, flanged, and is roomy enough to enclose the fluffy standard size bed pillows. The wall hanging pattern (also pictured above) is quilted, and the pattern is included in the Eleanor Burns' Sunbonnet Sue Visits Quilt In A Day book. I added the top tabs, and painted the wooden dowel rod white. The backing is the same solid pale pink cotton fabric as the tabs. These Sues also wear clothing and bonnets/hats made of remnants of granddaughter Macey's clothing that I made from 2011 through 2014. What do you all think of this quilt ensemble? To see the quilt progress throughout the year, simply follow the Sunbonnet Sue label at the end of this post. Prim quilting blessings!