I know so many quilters who share beautiful quilts that have been passed down in their families. My small family just are not quilt people. That is why I was so surprised when my mom told me about 15 years ago that she had a big box of quilt blocks that were made by her grandmother. I truly couldn't wait to see what wonderful things were hidden away in that box.
...and just what was in that box? Over 200 Sunbonnet Sue blocks, all in varying colors, condition and workmanship. Really!?! That is it?! As I was the only quilter in the family, my mom asked me if I would make them into quilts for everyone in the family. So I have been slowly (and painfully) sewing them into tops and finishing them up.
I did try and group them into some fun color combinations and making each one unique - this recent finish is made from all the black and red blocks.
All of the embroidery is done by hand and every block is a bit different. But some of the fabrics are so fragile, I am not sure the blocks will survive much use.
Because so many of the fabrics in this quilt were gingham, I decided to just quilt the sashing and borders in a simple crosshatch.
I still have an all blue version waiting to be quilted and the final purple and green version is still just blocks but I am one step closer to having these all out of my house and into my unsuspecting relatives' houses (bwah-ha-ha)!
And I am happy to say this quilt was on my first quarter goals for the 2015 Finish Along with Adrianne at On the Windy Side. Truthfully, I didn't think I would find the determination to finish any more of these. I am pretty happy with this finish!
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