Log Cabin Week, Day Five
Today I want to show you my Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam Quilt (you've seen it before) made with Log Cabin blocks and 9 appliqués.
First, a small Sunbonnet Sue quilt I made in 2004. Very vintage.
|Blue dresses for both ladies!|
And this little pillow I made from a tiny appliquéd block (3-1/2"). Added a ruffle and it now resides with my little granddaughter
A few years ago I was asked by Windham Fabrics to create a design using one of their 1930s reproduction collections, which would then be a pattern in Keepsake Catalog. What's more in tune with 30s fabrics than Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam?
|16" Blocks (4 log cabins). 48" x 48" quilt (no borders)|
Oh, you want to see some of the blocks up close? Certainly! Each of the 9 blocks uses solids for the appliqué and a variety of prints with white. This is how I got ready to make the blocks. I like to say, "Some days I like to cut; some days I like to sew."
|Strips ready for a 4-Block unit|
And how does the 16" unit look (four Log Cabin blocks together before adding the appliqué)?
|Four blocks with the same center squares|
Here's "Have a Heart Sue" in the center of four scrappy blocks with green centers.
|Have a Heart Sue|
|All strips ready for the other 8 blocks|