by spendlove ( edited 03 Jan 2018 ) 01 Jan 2018

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 07 Jan 2018

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 08 Jan 2018

Welcome home!

by newrecruit 07 Jan 2018

I like - can I do this?

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spendlove by spendlove 07 Jan 2018

Yes. It will fit in your square hoop.

by lbrow 03 Jan 2018

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 04 Jan 2018

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 03 Jan 2018

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

by grannycottage 03 Jan 2018

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

by sylviacartwright 02 Jan 2018

Delightful. What size hoop do I need.

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spendlove by spendlove 03 Jan 2018

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

by dragonflyer edited 02 Jan 2018

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 02 Jan 2018

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 02 Jan 2018

Thanks...stay safe and warm!

by apple59 01 Jan 2018

Very pretty. Love the colors.

by crafter2243 Moderator 01 Jan 2018

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

spendlove by spendlove 02 Jan 2018

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 01 Jan 2018

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 02 Jan 2018

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 01 Jan 2018

Very cute

by Eilis 01 Jan 2018

Beautiful work, choice of fabric and colour is divine.

by mops Moderator 01 Jan 2018

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 01 Jan 2018

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

toogie by toogie 01 Jan 2018

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

by Sewmum1 01 Jan 2018

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

by pennyhal2 01 Jan 2018

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 01 Jan 2018

Love the Sunbonnets! Beautiful creation!

by shirley124 01 Jan 2018

Beautiful. Hugs

by queenofhearts 01 Jan 2018

So cute

by kay4sparkle 01 Jan 2018

Wow! Impressive!

by sonjapotgieter 01 Jan 2018

So Beautiful Sue!!!Great work!!!

by noah 01 Jan 2018

oh i love it!!!

by asterixsew Moderator 01 Jan 2018

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

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spendlove by spendlove 01 Jan 2018

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

by MuseandSew 01 Jan 2018

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