My NYC Mod Quilt Guild Bee has entered a new year and E gets to be Queen Bee again - you might remember that last year she had us create blocks for her Bible Quilt.
This year E has come up with another wonderful challenge - a modern take on the traditional Sunbonnet Sue/Sam.
Here's the fabric and instructions that she sent out to us
This was a great chance for me to do something a bit more artsy so here's photos I took along the way so you can see a bit of my planning and design and how I created the block
|Outline sketch of Sunbonnet Sue on freezer paper.|
|Fabric detail added to sketch.|
|12.5" square drawn onto yellow fabric with blue water erasable marker, if you squint you can just about see the blue lines drawn on the fabric. Don't cut the block to size yet as the fabric may 'shrink' when you satin stitch the applique onto it.|
|Sections of sketch cut out and ironed onto fabric (freezer paper adheres to fabric but not permanently). Fabric is ironed onto top side of light weight double sided fusible.|
|Hang on to all the small cut out bits of the sketch that don't need to be ironed onto fabric, you'll need them later to create an outline on the fabric.|
|Iron the freezer paper sketch outline onto the background fabric in the exact position that you want Sunbonnet Sue to be and draw around the outline as a template - I again used water erasable marker at this stage.|
|Remove outline template and place cut out fabric sections of sketch on background fabric to check placement.|
|Now I used a fabric pencil to draw over the sections of the outline that I wanted to create with a stitched line on the finished block and then I used water to erase all the blue lines from the fabric|
|I removed the backing paper from the double sided fusible and ironed the fabric pieces into their final position on the background fabric and then I removed the sketched freezer paper from the top of each piece.|
|I knotted and sewed all the threads through the stitches on the back of the block and then cut the block to size (12.5")|
I'm in love with my finished block - is that okay to say out loud? I love her so much I'd like to keep her for myself. I'm very reluctantly going to pop her in the post to E over the weekend and can only hope that she loves her as much as I do.
I really can't wait to see other blocks for this quilt being posted, it'll be fun to see what everyone else's take is on a modern Sunbonnet Sue/Sam.
You can see my NYC Metro Mod Guild post about the Bee Block here.
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