Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Scrappy Sue

Oh WOW, have I been busy.
Machine quilting!
I'm so happy!

I haven't been on my machine for months with this broken arm.
I needed to put a practice top on and just go for it.

These Sunbonnet Sue blocks were rescued from a garage sale years ago.
Waiting patiently to be made into a quilt.
I pieced random strips of reproduction fabrics around the block.

Wouldn't the gal who hand stitched Sue
be delighted to see her quilt finished?

Four pieces from my stash were used for the backing.
I can't wait to wash & dry it
to get that cuddly, soft, wrinkled vintage look.
Surely, one of my 3 granddaughters, will take a liking to it.
Can you tell I love feathers?

On my table, the finished Valentine topper.

This yo-yo block, another rescued treasure,
is my usual table topper.

Well, that's my life up to the minute.
To dang cold to go out and about.
And snow......let's not even go there.

Stay safe and warm.


  1. It's beautiful! Your stitching is amazing. It turned out wonderfully. I think the stitcher of the blocks would be more than pleased!

  2. I just discovered your blog while browsing Madame Samm's....I'm so glad I did! I am doing a Sue/Sam quilt using blocks made by my hubby's grandmother. It will be a gift for my MIL's 80th b-day in March. It was not going well....and I hated the look I was getting....I used solid pink for alternate blocks....yuk! I saw your fabulous Sue quilt today....and I just spent the afternoon unpinning and seam ripping my top back down to blocks....I am so excited about it now.....I needed to see something wonderful with these blocks....and you did it! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

    Love your blog!


  3. beautiful! I'm sure one of your granddaughters would LOVE that Sunbonnet Sue quilt.Aren't feathers great!

  4. Your machine quilting is fabulous! Love how you quilted both projects!

  5. Beautiful!! I love the Valentine topper!

  6. Your mashinequilting is so fantastic I like this Sunbonnet Sue quilt.
    Greetings from a snowrich Sweden

  7. Karen, I'm not sure how I found your blog but I've been looking at a few of your past posts, your quilting is gorgeous! I'm going to mark your blog to return later when I have more time. WOW is all I can say so far!


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