Thursday, May 19, 2011

My Quilt Entry for the Bloggers Quilt Festival

I am so excited to share a quilt for Amy's Bloggers Quilt Festival.

You can visit her blog and look at all the awesome quilts that she has this spring!  

I have blogged about my Little Girl Quilt Before.   

I'm not sure that I really told everyone about how I made it. 

I'm the most proud of this quilt because it's an original.  After making my Indian Girl Quilt I thought of the Sunbonnet Sue Quilt but I wanted to change it.  Not many girls wear bonnets.  I had some scraps left from my Moda Bliss Fat Quarters so I decided to make it.  I first Drew the Little Girl.

After Drawing her I drew the individual pieces. 

I cut out the pattern pieces and traced onto some "Heat and Bond" lite.  I pressed them onto the wrong side of fabric and then pressed them onto my squares of Onasburg fabric.

After these were all finished I sewed trim onto their dresses and shoes and hats.  I finished the applique by sewing a small blanket stitch around each piece.  I embroidered flowers and butterflies on each block. 

This was a "Make Do" Quilt.  I made it for my niece.  My grandma made all of her grandkids a Sunbonnet Sue or a Fisherboy.  She is in her mid 80's now but I felt like my niece needed a quilt like this.  I can see her touching the trim and embroidery and looking at the little girls.

I used my favorite Bliss Print for the backing.

I hope you enjoyed my post and would love any comments and be sure to follow my blog!  I will be having a tutorial soon.


  1. Cute quilt! Your niece is a very lucky girl:)

  2. Adorable! I bet your granny would be proud. :)

  3. Over the years there have been many versions of Sunbonnet Sue and now there's one more! And that you are continuing your grandmother's tradition makes the quilt extra special. I'm sure your niece will love it!

  4. Hi Lisa. I have enjoyed looking at your quilt and reading the process you went through. I am still working my way through the Quilt Festival - it takes forever! I also love the star burst quilt from an earlier post. It looks great!