Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunbonnet Sue

Having a store causes new contacts. A woman came into my store and saw the Sunbonnet Sue quilt that I had hanging which she really liked. The next day she brought me 21 of these squares that she had purchased at a garage sale 25 years ago. These squares are about 15" square. The background is muslin. The skirts are all hand pieced and everything is sewed to the muslin with a black running stitch.

I would like to know how old these are. If you can tell by looking at the fabric what decade they come out of I would love to know. I would like to purchase something for sashing that goes along with the style and era they are from. I'm not a quilt historian and have never studied this. Bu t these squares are beautiful. So help!!!!!

Here's a closer up view to help you see the running stitch.


  1. I'm not an expert, but they look like they could be from the 1930's...

  2. They look like 50s fabrics to me. Trouble is Sue is ever in fashion so it is hard to say for sure. :>)


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