Tuesday, February 2, 2010

WIP: What is it?


My MIL gave me these when we last visited. Her mother made them all, but we're not sure for what kind of project. These are hand-appliqued Holly Hobbies- so cool. Every little girl is different.

My sister offered to make them into a quilt for me. Serendipitously, she received a few pieces of Holly Hobby fabric that could be the sashing...but would that be too much? I'm trying to decide if the whole quilt, as envisioned, wouldn't be too much. Or would it be charmingly kitschy? They might become tote bag appliques, or...? What would you do with 21 hand-stitched applique blocks? These guys are big, too. Maybe 12x15"? Nana Great put an amazing amount of work into these, I would love to turn them into something swell!

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7 comments:

Teresa said...

Lucky you!fun and so cute. I might frame four diferent ones....make a couple of pillows and make a throw with one ones that were left. =)

Alexandra said...

Very nice! That will make an adorable quilt.

Casey said...

I've seen them called Sunbonnet Sue blocks and I think they make a darling quilt. I'd probably frame them with solid colored fabric and then use the print as the binding or on the back.

That's just me though!

Ticia said...

I love Sunbonnet Sues. What's the possible sashing fabric look like? I think they'd make a great quilt, personally. But keep a few out to make a nice throw pillow or two.

Su said...

If you don't want to overload the quilt with Holly Hobbies, you can stagger them or tile them.
They are so cute.... I wonder what it was meant for.

Aunt LoLo said...

I agree with Casey - the gurus over at Sew Mama Sew call them Sunbonnet Sues, and they make a rather cute quilt...if you're into that sort of thing. ;-) Personally, I'd break them up...or take a few of them and use them as centers in a hedgerow quilt.

Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

What if you used half of them for a quilt, interspersed with solid color blocks? And I definitely would stick with a solid color for the binding. The rest would be really cute as throw pillows and I LOVE Teresa's idea to frame four of them.