Sunbonnet Sue is one of the most recognized Quilt Patterns of all times. So, you would be right in thinking that this quilter named Sue would be a Collector of all things Sunbonnet Sue.
I have Sunbonnet Sue plates, patterns, books, fabric, needlepoint, embroidery, and on and on. I could probably post into next year and still not cover all of the Sue's in my collection.
Sunbonnet Sue has been around since the early 1900's and has maintained her popularity among Sewists and Quilters right up until....well....right now. She has been around the blocks, so to speak, with quilters since the 1930's when her bonnets and dresses were made from feedsack fabrics and appliqued to a muslin background.
The Buttonhole Stitch was made popular at the same time when Sue's feedsack dress and bonnet was outlined in black embroidery floss.
Over the years, I've rescued a number of Sue's. The one I'm sharing today is my favorite 'Sue Rescue'.
She was a Filthy Rotten Quilt!
Found in the TRASH...can you believe anyone would THROW away a Sunbonnet Sue Quilt or any quilt for that matter. So it was Sue to the Rescue!!! The fabrics were 1930's Feedsacks with the Sue's appliqued on muslin that was very fragile. The sashing and alternate blocks were rotten beyond saving. So, I cut out the Sue's as close to their bonnets and dresses as possible and alternated them with the 1930's Reproduction Fabric Heart Blocks.
The ReDoRescue Sue hangs in my Quilt Bedroom. The buttons that decorate each Sue's Bonnet and the Heart Blocks are from my 1930's Button Collection. A perfect way to display them...don't you think?
Here are a few Links for you to 'Review Sue' :
The Home of Sunbonnet Sue on The Web
The Sunbonnet Babies Primer
The Overall Boys