Thursday, September 30, 2010

Bonnet Girl Quilt Top Finished

Last week I showed my vintage Bonnet Girl quilt/summer coverlet (I think of it as my Sugar Sack quilt :)...last summer I shared the tracing of the embroidery design and some blocks that I embroidered. Well, I finished the blocks over the winter and here's my interpretation of that vintage quilt.

I stayed with the bar lay out but that's about it. I used Robyn Pandolph fabrics for the bars and wide border. I embroidered with many different color flosses and I added a lot more detail to the dresses. I loved doing it-it was dressing little dolls.
Bonnet Girls have lots of different names...these could also easily be called Umbrella Girls...here are some close-ups.
Check out the pantaloons above...I love doing French knots!
I couldn't resist filling two dresses with lazy daisy flowers.
I think this is one of my favorites...like a delicate dotted Swiss.
I used two different background fabrics for the blocks...they're Kona cotton but I don't remember the exact shades. One is beige and the other pink. Its very subtle.
If you too would like to make a Bonnet Girl (or Umbrella Girl!) quilt, you can download the embroidery pattern here.

I think I'll post cutting and sewing instructions for the quilt and a tutorial on outline embroidery this week-end.

I'm linking to Finished for Friday at Lit and Laundry and Sew and Tell at Amylouwho. Be sure to stop by both and see the wonderful things made and sewn this past week.

23 comments:

Ulla said...

Your version is very sweet, I can imagine how fun it was to add the little details to their dresses.

amylouwho said...

Wow! I love all the extra details you added! So fun!

karenfae said...

very cute - love the dresses and pants.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Seams Inspired said...
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Seams Inspired said...

Miri, wow oh wow! These are just beautiful. Your work is always amazing and so inspiring. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o) Larri at Seams Inspired

Susan said...

Miri, love how you used different color backgrounds, Kona is the best, I think. Your girls are lovely as can be and the colors and fabric go together wonderfully. I love making french knots, too. Nice finish!

allyn said...

i love collecting the transfers of these embroidery patterns. i think one day i will actually do what you have done. probably one day farfarfar away. your detail is incredible. absolutely beautiful.

Lisa said...

What fun! I love the creativity that went into dressing these lovlies! Your embroidery is equisite, and I am inspired to try it!

Michele Bilyeu said...

Love your Bonnet Girls! I get lots of emails on my Sunbonnet Sue free links and pattern post inquiring about them...yours are just darling. And I'm going to check out your other links too! Wonderful work!

Haylee said...

I love how your quilt turned out.

Alisa said...

love those bonnet girls! They are so sweet and the details are great!

Julia said...

I LOVE it Miri...so cute.
I love the details you added..
Julia ♥

trish said...

Oh how darling!! What fun your quilt top is! Sincerely - Trish

Shasta said...

I saw a bonnet girls book and I was tempted to start one. Your version is so cute, with all the different details you added to the dresses.

ktquilts said...

What an amazing amount of work!! Beautiful!!

Blessings,

KT

Micki said...

That is just beautiful. I can see the amount of work that went into it.
Micki

Barbi Bamberger said...

Really cute, Miri!

Michelle said...

Just adorable!

Wendy said...

Hey, gorgeous quilt! Thanks for the patterns too. And another thanks for stopping by my blog - my mystery make isn't anything as exciting or adventurous as a quilt. One day I WILL make one, but for the time being I'm practicing my wobbly sewing on smaller items! Check back tomorrow to find out what they are!

Heather said...

It's made me smile to look at your lovely ladies.

Rene' said...

Miri, this is too cute! I love all the embroidered bonnet girls. Great job. Thanks for sharing!

em's scrapbag said...

These are so precious! What a darling girly girl quilt. My DD would love this.

jan said...

I love these girls! The dresses are beautiful! I love the look of french knots, but they are not yet my friends...