wow looks lovely, hope you get the pattern or can finish it and do it justice...
This is the best I could do with a side view to give the idea of the dimension in the block. The bonnet brim is open. The arms are attached at bodice and skirt, and the skirt is folded over the underskirt.
I think it's called "Annie's Attic Melissa An Old-Fashioned Patch by Number Pillow Quilt pattern",. Just keep searching on etsy and ebay. It does come up from time to time.
Thank you! Now that I have a name for it, it should help me with my search.
I did a google search for what you said. The only thing that came up was on e-bay, and it was already sold. I'll just have to keep looking.
I love it. I have a lot of quilting books that I was looking at today. Some of them are so old they are not on E-Bay. It is in a book I have. I will look thru them again. I do remember there was a small difference. And it was that you could use colored lace instead of fabric....
My mother kept everything, but the pattern may have gotten lost in cleaning. Maybe if I check her books that I do have, it'll be there. Perhaps my mother thought she had an actual pattern, not just from a book or magazine.
I love it! If you are interested, I think I may be able to help reconstruct it, if you haven't figured it out yet...or is it the outer part that has you stumped??? Is it needle turned appliqued?
My mother was the real quilter. I just follow patterns usually. She wasn't able to figure it out. The block is 12x12. The brim of the bonnet is open. The arms are attached at the bodice and skirt, so they're kinda like a tube. The outer skirt overlaps the inner skirt. It's almost a 3 dimensional pattern. I don't know exactly how to explain it. The skirt is what had my mother stumped.
while trying to find it for you, I came across this image...it was called a dutch girl..couldn't find the actual pattern, however you could blow this up and cut out the image (add 1/4 all around) for sewing...don't know if any of this helped...sorry that's all I could get deanna
Absolutely beautiful. What a treasure. Hope that a pattern is found!
I believe I have seen this before. I'll try to find it in the quilting books that I have from my mother and MIL.
It may be something like Southern Sunbonnet Sue.