This sun bonnet sue is one of my favorites.
My Grandma was a member of a quilting group. They would meet once a week or month and quilt the top of a member’s quilt. It was a social time and also a time to get much needed work done. These quilts were made for use and they kept the family warm on the cold winter nights. My Aunts can sit down and tell you where each piece of fabric came from. They came from a time when women made their own clothes and skill with a needle and thread was valued. My Mom taught me to sew and I am teaching my girls or at least making sure they learn the basics. Sewing is expensive these days unlike my Grandmothers’ days when everyone had to have some skill at sewing.
I have been thinking about sewing some quilts with my scraps. I have sewn one quilt top that is just strips of fabric but the more complicated patterns are calling to me. I need to baste all the layers together but I keep putting it off.
Talk to you later,