Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Embroidered Bonnet Girl Free Pattern

On Tuesday, our computer went kaput! Fortunately, it gave us some warning-it kept restarting itself-so our resident IT Guy was able to save all our files before it died completely. His diagnosis: the motherboard was shot! We took it in and the shop agreed-turned out they were able to get us a new motherboard and since it was 1/3 the price of a new tower, we went with that option. DS spent yesterday getting our files reinstalled...actually it is still on-going-I'll want to do something and he has to come and install whatever it is he forgot to do (like hook-up the scanner!)

Remember I said I'd show the blocks I've started embroidering and upload the pattern that I traced from my vintage Embroidered Bonnet Girl Quilt...

Here are the two blocks that I've completed...I'm really having a good time "dressing" the girls! They're all done with outline stitch, French knots and Lazy Daisy stitches.

I've used two different background fabrics...a beige and a pale pink. You can see I've added some extra decoration to the girls' dresses , their umbrellas, and even their bloomers! This is so much fun!

You can download the pattern here. Please let me know if you do embroider one or more-a whole quilt's worth like I'm going to do!-it will be so much fun to see and share our "fashion" ideas.

Here's a pix from the original vintage quilt-just so you can compare and see the wonderful possibilities in dressing these girls...I'm telling you-this is as much fun as playing with dolls!


Anne D said...

Thanks for the gorgeous design. I hope to stitch one as soon as I have finished Verandah views and wonkey houses.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

glad you were able to save all on your computer - that is also such a job when the computer dies. I need to get a new one soon.

Bea said...

I did a small wool quilt for a little girl using these patterns. I cut the wool and did a button hole stitch to attach them. It was so much fun. Like you said, it's like playing with paperdolls again.
The little girl grew up and wanted another wall hanging with the female figures from Star Wars on it. Sadly, that one never got made. :)Bea

Karen said...

I can view the elephant pattern when I get to the link but not the pattern for the Bonnet Girl. Anyhow, I like the addition of embellishing your girls.

Ulla said...

What a lovely job you have done! I tested the link and printed the Bonnet Girl pattern without any problem. I don't know if I ever have time to sew it, but it is very pretty, especially your new version.

Julia said...

I love this Miri..thank you Julia ♥

Micki said...

Thanks so much! It is a lovely design!

rt said...

This is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Miri, they're gorgeous!!..i love the detailing on the bloomers & along the hemline with french knots. Thank you for the pattern it will be fun to stitch..i'll let you know and pop a link back to your blog *!*

Barbara Jean said...

She is so sweet.
thanks for sharing her with us.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
thanks for s\coning by.

barbara jean

CC said...

I love,love,love the Sunbonner girls....and as many patterns as I have,I don't have this adorable one. It's just ever so sweet and dainty and I agree, dressing the girls is as much,if not more so, fun as playing with dolls. Yours is so sweet..I love her. I think I would like to embroider her on pillowcases...I have to remember to come back here...my printer is out of ink so I can't print the pattern.
Happy VTT..have a wonderful weekend..