Ruffles and Stuff
|First attempt at a skirt for my 6 week old granddaughter!|
I spent several weeks sweating bullets over this hop. I didn't want to do another quilt, another pillow, or another apron. I got inspired by a tiny applique block I've had for years (I share it later) and then when my daughter Audrey asked me to make a dotted skirt for my new granddaughter Eva last week, well - I remembered the 10 yards of ruffled eyelet I bought at a thrift shop a few years ago. BINGO!
The first skirt went down to her ankles. Ooops! Back to the sewing machine.
|Second skirt. More ruffle than fabric.|
Well, you really can't tell how cute it is until you see it on my cute granddaughter, Eva. (That is pronounced A-va, not E-va; my son in law is from Spain)
|Aren't I just the cutest little girl? And how about those shoe/sox?|
|Orange with the same ruffle.|
|This was my daddy's t-shirt yesterday. Today it's my ruffled headband!|
OK. Now to what I made FIRST with the little, tiny block I have had here for at least 15 years.
|Tiny Sunbonnet Sue block, 3-1/2" square!|
OK. What did I do with her, hmmm? Well, first for the construction of the ruffle:
|Cut two strips about 2-1/2" wide and joined them along the diagonal|
|Trim away the excess. The diagonal line makes for less bulk when it's folded|
|See how the diagonal seam makes for less bulk|
|Long basting stitch by machine|
|Yes, this is messy, but it will be covered by a backing and stuffed with polyfil|
|Isn't she the cutest? Please don't look at the corners. I really struggled with this tiny thing!|
And how does she look stuffed?
|Tiny little Sunbonnet Sue pillow|
I pulled out two of my oldie-goldie Sunbonnet Sue quilts and had my new little pillow pose with them. Wanna see?
|Applique Sunbonnet Sue from at least 10 years ago|
|These are machine embroidered Sunbonnets. A LOT OF THREAD!|
The quilt above uses authentic feedsack in the border. The blocks are embroidered with a bazillion stitches each (maybe 14,000). But I truly love this little quilt. It's at least 15 years old.
Now, I'm done. Hope you enjoyed my ruffling and stuffing. Please visit the other bloggers who share my day. I'm sure there will be a lot of inspiration!
Debby Kratovil Quilts (that's me)