Vintage Sunbonnet Sue quilt

Katie Eveler hopes to recover her lost Sunbonnet Sue quilt. The top was made by her great-grandmother, and the quilt was finished by her grandma. The quilt was last seen during the early 1980’s or possibly the late 1970’s. It was last seen in Arlington, Virginia. It may have been lost when moving or living with roommates.

This twin-size Sunbonnet Sue quilt has light blue sashing. The Sunbonnet Sues were made of colored calicos — mostly florals. There may have been some flour sack fabric used. Coordinating solids were used for the dress, arm, and bonnet. Each block has a white background. Every block has a different hand embroidered design as a border around the hat brim. Some may have been more like circling the base of the crown. The Sues were hand appliqu├ęs to each square with visible/decorative running stitches; some or all were done in black. The quilt top was likely made during the 1930’s. Katie believes there were four blocks across (maybe only 3) and about 4 or 5 blocks long. It is twin size and drops about 8-10 inches on each side of the bed.

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