Thursday, March 5, 2015

Pain and Agony - ALYoF March Goal

As "painful" as it is going to be, I am hoping to quilt up another Sunbonnet Sue quilt top for my March A Lovely Year of Finishes Goal.  This top has been waiting for my attention since 2007.  I have the backing, I have the batting and I even have the binding all prepared and ready to sew on.  I just really have an aversion to the Sunbonnet Sue block so finishing all these quilts up have been a bit tough.  I did complete a red and black one made from the inherited family blocks last month and I am just going to work through the pain of finishing up this blue one.

When I got this one out of the closet to photograph it, the sashing fabric I chose really annoyed me.  It reads as a stripe and I cut it rather crookedly.  Certainly not the quality of work I do today!

I still have one more quilt to go but at this point it is just a stack of blocks and fabric.  The final one is going to be all purple and green Sunbonnets.  Then I get the "joy" of sharing all 8 of the Sunbonnet Sue quilts I finished with family members.  I know they all love Sunbonnet Sue quilts as much as I do!


See what goals other bloggers are setting for themselves this month.  You can check out all the links at both Fiber of All Sorts and Sew Bittersweet Designs.

But I bet they won't be having as much fun as me!

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  1. I feel your pain! I run screaming from all sunbonnet people...

  2. They were cute in their day! I learned to quilt on a sun bonnet Sue quilt when I was in high school.

  3. Hang in there... it seems the end is in sight!

  4. It'll be wonderful when you are finished. Are you willing to share the pattern? I used to have a bedspread made from this pattern and it is gone. The blocks were made by my mother and her paternal grandmother. I keep looking and looking and cannot find the bonnet with this shape, etc. I want to make some sort of quilt to honor their legacy even though I didn't learn to quilt from them.

  5. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Just think how good it will feel to be done.

  6. Awwww, how sweet! I like the colouring in this one. You're almost finished! Will you be quilting them similarly?

  7. Nothing like announcing to the blogging world to make you committed to finishing! Good luck. It will be so fun say you're done!


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