by spendlove ( edited 17d ago ) 19d ago

My first make of 2018. This little quiltlet was made entirely in the hoop with no extra sewing. Once I got my head round the engineering, the rest was easy!

I've added a picture of the back for KIm. There is a tiny overlap across the middle, fixed with fusible web. With a larger overlap this could be an envelope style cushion cover.


by pennifold 13d ago

I'M BACK - this is delightful Sue. Well thought out and the colours are so perfect for Sue and Sam. Love Chris

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spendlove by spendlove 13d ago

Welcome home!

by newrecruit 13d ago

I like - can I do this?

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spendlove by spendlove 13d ago

Yes. It will fit in your square hoop.

by lbrow 17d ago

Ahhhh Sue you know I love sunbonnets having seen 2 quilts of them I did. They just remind me so much of my childhood. My Grandmother loved them.

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toogie by toogie 16d ago

Sunbonnets remind me of my grandmother, too. She quilted a lot and I remember her doing these among others. Fond memories , for sure.

by kustomkuddle 17d ago

Beautiful. Reminds me of spring. We could use some about now. We are in the middle of some heavy snowfall right now.

by grannycottage 17d ago

Beautiful! I like the colors. Watching sunbonnets is always a real pleasure.

by sylviacartwright 18d ago

Delightful. What size hoop do I need.

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spendlove by spendlove 18d ago

This was 230mm square, but I will also offer 200mm square and possibly a couple of smaller sizes.

by dragonflyer edited 18d ago

Very cute...would love to see the back as know how I love to see the back side too! What is the finished size?

spendlove by spendlove 18d ago

This is about 45 cm square. I'll take a picture of the back tomorrow (if it gets light - we have storm Eleanor here at the moment!)

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 18d ago

Thanks...stay safe and warm!

by apple59 19d ago

Very pretty. Love the colors.

by crafter2243 Moderator 19d ago

Precious. Can more be added? I like how everything matches perfectly in the corners

spendlove by spendlove 19d ago

It would be a struggle to add more blocks in the hoop. The backing would be unwieldy. The blocks could be joined on the sewing machine though.

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by toogie 19d ago

It looks very neat Sue. The fabric strips are perfect for the designs/period. I made two things today too, but not as pretty as yours. A start for 2018!

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spendlove by spendlove 19d ago

I started with the fabric for the strips (the backing is the same.) It was part of a bagful brought to me by a friend from Maine.

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by liliana1 19d ago

Very cute

by Eilis 19d ago

Beautiful work, choice of fabric and colour is divine.

by mops Moderator 19d ago

I love your sunbonnets and Sue and Sam. They look so charming. Such a nice start of the year! I had a day off and start embroidering tomorrow - 8 towels with the same family logo for one and 2 towels with a different family logo for another. Argh. And after that I'll happily come up with some new and fun project - I'll think about it when I watch my machine stitches..

spendlove by spendlove 19d ago

Towels aren't my idea of fun! Hope they behave well so you can move on to something nice.

toogie by toogie 19d ago

Mops think of something quick and fun for me to try. I need between 58-88 gifts!

by Sewmum1 19d ago

This is really sweet, reminds me of a cushion my mother made many years ago

by pennyhal2 19d ago

I'm glad you were able to figure it out! This is a perfect little quilt, and I really like the combo of ME and quilting. I'm still in the "how do I do it" stage.

by sebsews 19d ago

Love the Sunbonnets! Beautiful creation!

by shirley124 19d ago

Beautiful. Hugs

by queenofhearts 19d ago

So cute

by kay4sparkle 19d ago

Wow! Impressive!

by sonjapotgieter 19d ago

So Beautiful Sue!!!Great work!!!

by noah 19d ago

oh i love it!!!

by asterixsew Moderator 19d ago

Love the way you have used applique and embroidery together. Is it for anyone?

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spendlove by spendlove 19d ago

It is hanging on my wall. I thought of Jake when I patched Sam's trousers!

by MuseandSew 19d ago

Beautiful work! I love your Sue's & Sam!