Welcome to this first posting on my new blog! I decided to create this blog in order to motivate myself to create an appliqued/embroidered quilt. My quilt is going to be based on this book, International Sunbonnet Sue, by Debra Kimball, MD, from AQS Publishing. I’ve been a member of the U.S. Foreign Service for more than 20 years, living in more than 9 countries and visiting more than 60 other countries during this same period. So while Ms. Kimball’s book will be the basis of my quilt (her designs are very cute, by the way!), the quilt will be the story of my nomadic life…well, in a Sunbonnet Sue kind of way…. In any case, it looks like I’ll have to draft many of my own Sunbonnets for the countries I’ve visited – I guess that will be the tricky part. I look forward to hearing your comments and suggestions.
I think she turned out cute, although I used a fancy satin fabric for the spy glass and shoes, and it shredded a bit (I’ve trimmed it up a bit so it looks better). The pattern pieces are fused and then embroidered. I have a few of these Sunny Sue blocks already finished, so I’ll be sharing them over the coming days. I hope you join me on this trip around the world.