Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sunbonnet Baby quilt block

Sunbonnet Baby
March 28, 1933-Sunbonnet Baby was "one of the most popular of the juvenile quilt patterns" in 1933 according to Nancy Cabot when she wrote her Chicago Tribune column.  She stated, "The charming little miss may be appliqued in any color on a twelve inch square of white material."

 Her line drawing of the block shows two rows of flowers on the bonnet that appear to be embroidered.  I wonder if the embroidery was part of the pattern?

I think this block would be another great one to use in a whole quilt and use up a bunch of scraps making the dresses and bonnets all different!

I made the sleeve and hand using contrasting fabrics because they were completely lost in the patterned fabric of the dress.  I added two rows of decorative machine stitching to mimic the embroidery Nancy showed on the bonnet.  You can get a rough hand drawn pattern here if you want to try this block.

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