Wednesday, November 07, 2012

100 Blocks Blog Tour

I was so excited to have my block "Holiday Sue" chosen for the Vol. 6 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Collector’s edition. Sunbonnet Sue has always been a favorite of Little Quilts. She’s featured in many of our books, and patterns. For this block, I appliquéd her using wool pieces. It’s so easy to appliqué with wool, you don’t have to needle turn the edges. I simply fused the pieces down with fusible webbing. Our favorite is Soft Fuse© by Shades Textiles, a local Marietta GA company. I had Holiday Sue carry a small tree that I stitched with the feather stitch and tiny red buttons. I was also surprised when they did a close-up of my tree stitchery on the editor’s page 4. Yikes I would have stitched better had I know it would be a close up! This block would make a cute pillow or center of a small wall hanging. Post a comment on this posting and we will do a random drawing for a Little Quilts Pattern “Friends” as well as our booklet “Wildflowers” – (by the way... both feature Sunbonnet Sue!)

162 comments:

Diana said...

Amazing, I'm #1. Congrats on being included in Vol. 6 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Collector’s edition. How cute she would be as a table topper. Thanks for the giveaway.

alindbergh said...

I love the patterned wool on the solid wool. Such a nice touch.

Martina said...

I just love Suebonnet Sue. And your version is so sweet! I have to try woll. It really looks great!
Last month I finished my wallquilt with stitched Sue's for my daughter and she loves it.

Sue Bone said...

so cute.

Narelle said...

I've always had a soft spot for Sunbonnet Sue ... this little festive gal is so sweet!

memajudithlynn said...

Did you know your tree has a "Swedish look". Loved Sue carrying that little tree!

Anonymous said...

I like your Sue!
hanke@fijnvandraat.com

Faith Swanson said...

Your Sunbonnet Sue is truly adorable. The feather tree puts it over the top! I love it!

midwestmarykay said...

What a precious block! Thanks for sharing!

Joan and Kevin said...

I love your block!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Johanna said...

She's adorable!

Sandy D said...

Congrats on having been chosen for Quiltmakers 1000 . I love your Sunbonnet Sue.Great Christmas Version.

Mary Ellen said...

Cute as a button, is your Holiday Sue! Hope I win.

Gill said...

I love this block - especially the tree!
Thank you!

SueB said...

I always like Sue Blocks.. Yours in wool is adorable.

SueJean said...

I love your Holiday Sue. Congratulations on your block being chosen. I have not made a sun bonnet Sue block yet but after seeing this one she is on my to do list. Hope I win.
Sue Schultz

Joanna said...

Her little tree is sweet. Very cute block.

Alice said...

She is so sweet. Congratulations to you. She would make a darling pin cushion!
Alice

Bev said...

Sue sure is busy at your house-she always has something new going on! Very cute for Christmas!

robin said...

congrats to you. I like the simplicity of this block- adorable take on sunbonnet sue

Maryjo said...

Your Holiday Sue is so cute..buttons add the extra touch:) I will be making her. Hope I win your patterns...always a fan of yours!

kt said...

Love your Holiday Sue! I fell in love with Sunbonnet Sue when I was a kid. Thanks for sharing!

Dee said...

Ohh goodness - love the Sun Bonnet Sue in Wool - she is adorable.

JoyceLM said...

Love your Christmas-y Sunbonnet Sue. Thanks for sharing & thanks for the chance to win.

B Greene said...

I think my Sue would be made into a pillow - so adorable!

Bernie said...

Cute little block. Like the 3d touches.

Lee Ann L. said...

Oh, that is way too cute!!!

vwlady said...

What a sweet Sue! Thanks for the chance to win.

Denise R said...

Adorable. Love her sweet tree.

Jitka Oherová, Czech Repubic said...

Good Christmas job.

Donna said...

Such a cute Sue. Would love to win a book.

Lori S said...

So cute!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Vicki H said...

Sue is so cute, love her tree. I've never used wool on a quilt, something to try some day.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Kathy H said...

Such a sweet sunbonnet Sue. I love her in the wool.

Purl Buttons said...

Such a great idea! A cute wall hanging, special holiday blanket for a little girl,or the start of a seasonally inspired 12 month/block blanket. Love it!

DebrafromMD said...

Love this block and I'm not usually a big fan of Sue.

Sandra said...

Yeah - Holiday Sue. You have to admit that she is so cute. She will always be a favorite of mine. Quilt - mug rug - table topper - pillow. Any or all of the above. Thank you for your inspiration and giving all of your followers a chance to win a copy of their own Quiltmaker's 100 Block, Volume 6.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Pat S. said...

I love your sweet block! Congrats on being published & thanks sew much for this chance to win :-)

TheStylishHome said...

Congrats on being in the 100. LOVE the mix of fabrics and techniques in your block. Sue is a sweetie! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Robyn said...

I love that Sue! I love your shop too. I try to stop whenever I am that far south. :)

Abbigail said...

I like the sun bonnet sue! I have never used wool. Is it easy to work with?
hulseybg@gmail.com

Beth said...

That block is darned cute, and the wool looks very velvety.

Carol Sc said...

Such a cute block and, I agree, wool applique is a whole lot easier. I like the stitched tree --it's a nice addition.
quiltschon@att.net

Mary said...

I love, love your Sunbonnet Sue. I have used your Sunbonnet blocks, and love making her.

bairdmtn said...

Such a cute little Holiday Sue block! I think she would look so cute on a Christmas stocking and on a Christmas quilt to bring out every year!! I just love her! Can't wait to get a copy of Volume 6 in my hands!!

Marilyn Robertson said...

What an adorable block! Thanks for entering me in the drawing!

Marie Atkinson said...

Simply adorable! Love the embroidery. Congratulations and thanks for the opportunity to win!

rutigt said...

Had to laugh when I saw your block! It´s sooooo cute! Wonderful!!!
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

bethstrand said...

What a cute winter block! I could see a lovely runner mixed with Christmas blocks with this! (pbstrand@msn.com)

hueisei said...

Very cute :)

Karen in Breezy Point said...

So cute--I love her little tree.

Cindy A. said...

Awwww...how sweet! I don't care what anybody says about her I absolutely love Sunbonnet Sue. I don't have any wool but I do have the Wool & Needle flannels from Moda that would work just as well. I'd best get started because I think this Sue needs to become a little gift for several folks this year.

Gwen said...

How sweet she is, like Sunbonnet Sue
quilts, and a pillow would be ideal.
Thanks for a chance to win.

BizyStitches said...

too funny about the close up because that was the first thing I was going to comment about was how darn cute the tree looked with "Sue". Congrats and thanks.

Margaret said...

I love your block Have not tried wool yet

Anonymous said...

What an adorable little sunbonnet sue!My favorite!
jaalex@charter.net

Donna said...

Love Sunbonnet Sue. You always do such a good job with her.

~Kris~ said...

I love Sunbonnet Sue. This latest rendition is adorable. I have used your Sue patterns in the past and made several quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Dali said...

The block is so cute. I bought material yesterday to make the Sunbonnet Sue Thanksgiving hat pattern. I love the Little Quilt patterns. Thanks so much.

Linda said...

HI! CUTE BLOCK FOR CHRISTMAS!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Vivian said...

Very cute block, I like the little tree she is holding. Thanks. Vivian

Nancy said...

I really love Sunbonnet Sue - there are so many ways to be creative with this block!

Teresa said...

Sue's a firm favourite and I love to see her all done up like this

Debra Kay Neiman said...

Thanks for sharing your sweet block. I want to win!
crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Elizabeth said...

Love the tree--and Sue's outfit. How tiny are those buttons?

Cathy B said...

LOVE your block! Congratulations on getting in the magazine!

PJB said...

What a cute Christmas block! I'd love to win.

Becky S. said...

What a sweet block! Sunbonnet Sue always reminds me of my Grammie-she loved to make Sunbonnet Sue quilts. Thanks for the fun giveaway.

Loquacious Life said...

What an adorable Sue! Love it!

Judy said...

Love your Sunbonnet Sue. The wool is very effective.

VickiT said...

Congratulations on being in Volume 6! Your Holiday Sue is just adorable. I love the little tree you've added. How fun that it was featured on the Editor's Blog too.

You did a great job on the stitching of the tree from what I can see.

Jnuquilter said...

I love this Sunbonnet Sue - she is so cute! My mother made a Sunbonnet Sue quilt for my daughter and it is one of my favorite quilts.

I also like the pictures of the samplers done each month. thanks for sharing.

Marcia W. said...

Congratulations! Your Sunbonnet Sue is very cute - like those flowers she is holding.

QuilterKat said...

Cute block! And I loved your "Once upon a time..." story. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

carol l said...

Cute block, never tire at looking at Sue.
Carol L

Kelly said...

Love your block! Thanks for the giveaway!

thread189 said...

Love Sun Bonnet Sue's and this would be great for my precious granddaughter on her Christmas quilt! Thanks for the chance to win the mag!

Lisa E said...

So cute, cute, cute! The embroidered tree really makes the block. (Your work is beautiful.)

Sandy said...

I had completely forgotten that you don't need to turnunder wool edges. I'm going to have to go dig some stuff out and start playing.

Thanks!
Sandy
wrybbunz@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

She is soooo sweet!!! Thanks for the chance to win!
Cheryl
mcb@mts.net

Debbie said...

Sue has always had a special place.. love this one

Tamsyn said...

Love this block! Tamsyn

Sandi1100 said...

Your Sunbunnet Sue block is adorable. She looks so cute decked out for the holidays. Thanks for the chance to win.

Muttmomkay said...

I love Sue!!! I have been wanting to do a Sunbonnet Sue quilt, and this is a great one to include. Thanks for the pattern. I love it!

Denise :) said...

What a very darling block! Love the little tree, too! :)

Susan C said...

What a cute block! I've just done a little bit of wool appliqué but really enjoy it.

Bluequilt said...

I love the Christmas Sue Bonnet Sue. Congratulations on making into the magazine. Great job!

Rachell said...

When I was little, I had a Sunbonnet Sue doll, and later in high school, I made my own stuffed Sunbonnet Sue doll--I still have that pattern!
Very sweet and cute! The embroidered tree is wonderful!

Linda E in AZ said...

I'm not normally a Sue fan, but she's really cute!
thanks

arlette said...

I'm a big fan of Sunbonnet Sue and I'm just speechless with your block, it`s adorable and all wool :)

Bonnie said...

I love Sunbonnet Sue and your holiday version is so cute!

ANGIE TERRY said...

I LOVE your Sunbonnet Sue. She is adorable,, all ready fr the holidays. I bet you could make a different version for every moth and make a really cute quilt using them. Thanks for the inspriation!

Sallie said...

Adorable! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jill Montgomery said...

Your Sue is just too much for words!!

Tami C said...

Wow! Holiday Sue is such an adorable block! I have always worked with 100% cotton, but I think I might have to try my hand with wool. From what you say it is easier. I haven't done any applique yet, so this might be the way to start. Congratulations for having your block published in Quiltmakers 100 Blocks and thanks for the chance to win a copy of it!

The Village Queen said...

So cute! Pretty cool that such an old design keeps being made new and fresh! Thanks for the chance!

kwkaiser2 said...

A nice variation...

WoolenSails said...

THis is so cute, I love it. This would be fun to do and make into a mini quilt.

Debbie

Madeline said...

I think I'm going to have to make a Sunbonnet Sue quilt!

Quilt Monkey said...

What an adorable block! I reallly like the look of the felted wool. Very nice!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your blocks are always so adorable. Thanks for the giveaway!

Ullhärvan said...

The block is so cute!

Lis said...

Stunning! I'm a big Sunbonnet Sue fan but this is just to precious!
lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

Back Porch Extras said...

I love Sunbonnet Sue block and will use it on a Christmas apron. Congrats on getting your block in the magazine 100 Blocks Vol. 6. She is so adorable.
pmpatty@tds.net

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

Your block is adorable! And for my favorite holiday. Congrats on being published and thanks for the chance to win. :) Debby

Deb said...

Such a cute block. Congrats on making the mag.

Emily C said...

Aww I love Suebonnet Sue, shes so cute.

Rosa said...

This little girl catch my eyes!!

Rosa said...

This little girl catch my eyes!!

CathyK said...

I just love the star button and the button on her hat! They add so much to the block! Love her!!!!

Sorcha girl said...

Sunbonnet Sue has also been a favorite of mine and I love that little tree. I need to give wool applique a try.

Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

Anonymous said...

Sunbonnet Sue is ready for Christmas. Cute block.
wlinda_ca(at)yahoo.com

ritainalaska said...

congrats on such a fine block for the 100 blocks! love sbs and this christmas sure is the cutest!

Annie said...

Your Sue is so cute, and I love the tree!

wendy said...

Sue and the tree are both cute. That Sue...she really gets around. Sue's of the week, of the month, Holidays. Where will she turn up next? Thanks!

Angelia B said...

Love any Sunbonnet Sues, and Christmas at that lovely

Deb G. in VA said...

Your "Holiday Sue" block is adorable!

scarlette said...

Holiday Sue is quite adorable, thanks for the idea and the rich colors are wonderful. happy holidays to you. Scarlette shobbs@scarlette.com

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Sunbinnett Sue has always been a favorite and your Holiday Sue is just adorable! I love combining embroidery with quilting. Great job!

Thank you and Quiltmaker for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Cathryn said...

Holiday Sue is adorable and I love the colors you chose. Me, I'd make her dress green for the season.

patricia said...

One of the first patterns I ever bought for a quilt was one of yours. Keep up the good work.

sandyb said...

Oh I just love your block.

Thank you for sharing.

sandyb720 at gmail dot com

Jeanne in Ohio said...

Holiday Sue is adorable and the tree just makes the block! Thanks for the giveaway.

Eva said...

Who doesn't love Sue, your block is so cute, will be sure to add it to my other Sue collection.

Maureen said...

Oh my gosh, she is so sweet! I love working with wool. Thanks for a chance at the give-away!
mgw070 at shaw dot ca

Cecilia said...

She is so cute! I would like to make each of my granddaughters a pillow with her on the front. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mary said...

Such an adorable block! I love the effect of the wool.

Karrie S said...

Congrats on the block

=karrie

ksmith8@emich.edu

Linda H said...

Too cute!! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of 100 Blocks.

sharon said...

Your Sue is wonderful. I love her. congrats on being in #6.

sao said...

CUTE....and congrats for being in the magazine.

sao in Midlothian, VA

Julie in WA said...

This is an exceptional Sue block! I love the nostalgia added with the Christmas tree!

Collette McManus said...

Your block made me like Sue! Too cute!!!!

Lou said...

She is adorable!!!!

banjo795 said...

Holiday Sue is very cute! And the tree looks great, no matter what you think!

Joni said...

I am a huge Sue fan and your block is adorable! Great fabric choices!

grammygwendolyn said...

Sweet little quilt block. Sunbonnet Sue is always a favorite.

S Walker said...

Aaw; what a cutie. Sue never gets old (literally and figuratively).
swalker287(at)gmail(dot)com.

barefootT said...

would be a great holiday wall hanging, and matching table runner

Anonymous said...

Sunbonnet Sue is so precious! I love her little tree. It made me flash to Charlie Brown's Christmas and child sized trees :)

Heidi
HeidiRider@aol.com

Shawna said...

Your Holiday Sue is so cute! Thanks for sharing and for your giveaway.

missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

MoeWest said...

I love your Holiday Sue! Where did you find such tiny buttons?

Judy1522 said...

Your Holiday Sue block is so cute. I love your embellishments.

Karen Rowe said...

I just love your holiday Sue

lia said...

Such an adorable sue! lia.vandenbrand@live.nl

Lynn S said...

I love Sunbonnet Sue and she is adorably ready for Christmas! Your block really makes me smile!

Lorri Schuller said...

SUE is so cute thank you

Michele said...

What a great block

Sherill said...

So sweet! Thank you.

Lyn said...

Great block! This is definitely one of the blocks I will be making from this issue. And your tree embroidery looks fine...don't sweat it! :-)

barbara woods said...

i love sue thanks

Nancy D. said...

Love the sweet Christmas tree. Great block!

Gloria said...

Sue never gets old! Good block.

Maria Kievit said...

Nice Sue bonnet block. thanks for sharing.

martha said...

Love the Sue, so cheery! I adore doing wool,too. So much fun.

LesQuilts said...

What lovely blocks! Can't wait to see them in the issue!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Take care, Leslie

Margaret Andrews said...

What a beautiful little girl and all ready for the holiday season. What fun. She is so cute.

Kaye M. tkmattson@hotmail.com said...

Your block is so lovely and the feather stitched Christmas tree is precious! Such a creative idea!

Lee said...

Congratulations on a sweet block! I love the Scandinavian look of her!

the girlfriend gap said...

she is adorable. Thanks for a chance to win. Janita

Anonymous said...

Love your Christmas Sue!! I saw her on Facebook and now at your site. I can't wait to see the rest of your posts. Congratulations on being placed in the new magazine.
newlapp@pa.net

Rosario said...

Sue es hermosa en toda época del año. pero en Navidad luce aún mejor!!!!
Saludos desde Chile!!!!