I made this quilt for my niece Kylee Lynn Cleaver. She is the first girl born into my family for over 41 years. I was the last girl born until she came along. Truly thank heaven for little girls!!!
I tried to stitch activities we can do as she grows and included my two kitties in the quilt. It was a labor of love for this special little girl born March 13, 2009. I hope her mom washes it and washes it and that she has fun thinking up names and stories for her sun bonnet people. I made it to be used to pieces.
I used fusible applique and then hand-stiched around every piece in matching thread. I estimate that each block took 8 hours. I used patterns for the people I'd found on the internet and in a book titled "The Ultimate Sunbonnet Sue Collection" by Leisure Arts. The setting is just a simple frame. The quilt is my second attempt at free-motion machine quilting. Once I got over the whole idea that I might do it the wrong way it was great fun. I found out that I LOVE free motion quilting.
I'm "sewtmc" on the forums.