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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sunbonnet Sue Sunday #20

Even once a month, Sunbonnet Sue Sunday comes round so quickly for me. This is post #20 and we have two left before the completed quilt will be shown.
Remember the original magazine that Mom's quilt came from?

The year was 1988.
I want to start this post with a photo of my great grandmother's bonnet. I think it is quite unusual. It is very simply made. Cardboard is inserted int he strips to stiffen it. I was very very small when she died, but I do remember how she looked in it. Her face did not show unless you looked directly at her from the front and mostly if she looked up at you as she was a very short woman. Remember this was a time when grandmothers wore long dresses, dark hose and flat lace up black shoes, a broach and an apron. Small glasses sat on her nose and her hair (which you could not see when she wore her bonnet) was slicked back and placed in a small bun at the nape of her neck. My grandmother's aroma was one that came from the kitchen. It was a woodsy, smokey smell mixed with whatever she was cooking that day whether it be cinnamony or meaty, no matter, it was a wonderful smell.
She didn't have to bend down at all to pat a child and only lean to whisper in her ear. I remember brushing up against her skirt and pulling it to get her attention and the fabric was soft and silky to the touch and I am sure it was because it had been washed about a million times and scrubbed on a washboard and put through the ringer--litterally!!!. I did not mean to draw this out so long, but to tell you the truth, I got all wrapped up in memories. My SBS pattern on the sidebar was inspired by this bonnet above.
The pattern below is one included in the magazine. A pattern based on the earliest SBS drawings. It is probably my favorite--I hope it is new to you. I may have included it in a previous post. If I did, I am sorry, but it won't hurt you to look at it again as it is really d-a-r-l-i--n-g!!
This is a great one included in the book. Is she looking down or away? I never can figure that out~~~


Thisone is simple and looks like it could be paper pieced. Were quilters paper piecing in 1988? A question for another day.

The above is a quilting pattern that is meant to be used in alternate blocks or a border. Great pattern, don't you think?

OK--now on to the good part. It's October, it's Fall, it's the month for falling leaves, cooler weather and, yes, the spookiness of Halloween. A time when it is OK to dress as something or someone else and eat all the candy you possibly can.


IT'S OCTOBER NOW, YES IT'S TRUE
WHAT DOES THIS TIME MEAN TO YOU?
COOLER DAYS, COOLER NIGHTS
BUT LET ME TELL WHAT MAKES IT RIGHT
BUY SOME CANDY, BUY IT ALL
AND LOVE TO HAVE A POPCORN BALL
SNICKERS, SUCKERS, CANDY CORN
MOTHERS LOOKIN ALL FORLORN
TAKE THIS PUMPKIN IF YOU PLEASE
CARVE IT OUT WITH EXTRA EASE
GIVE IT A FACE, A CANDLE TOO
MAKE HALLOWEEN A REAL TO-DO.
Fro newcomers, this the October block of Mom's SBS Quilt which will be shown in completion in December's SBS Sunday Post. I will also be give the directions for the setting of the blocks. If you make a SBS block, send me a pic. I would love to post it. If you blog you pic, I will feature it on my blog. Just let me know--
THANKS FOR VISITING MOLLY'S PLACE. I AM NOT POSTING AS OFTEN AS I WAS FOR AWHILE. MY MOM IS IN THE LATER STAGES OF ALZIEMERS NOW. SHE IS STILL AT HOME AS WE HAVE HELP NOW. MY SISTER IS BATTLING BREAST CANCER. PLEASE COME BACK AND IF YOU HAVE A DESIRE, FOLLOW ME AND HOPEFULLY I WILL BE POSTING MORE OFTEN SOON. I AM FINDING A LITTLE MORE TIME TO QUILT NOW AND MY YOUNGEST SON, WHO IS BUILDING A HOUSE AND LIVING WITH US UNTIL IT IS FINISHED, WILL SOON BE MOVING OUT (WITHIN THE MONTH) AND THAT WILL GIVE ME EVEN MORE TIME, HOPEFULLY. LOVE YOU ALL--
LATER----

Quilting

3 comments:

Pat said...

Love that October SBS block of your mom's. I was also fascinated by your recollections of your grandmother as they are so different from mine....totally different way of dress for mine.....dressed just like we do today (except wore dresses more often)...no bonnets of any sort. Maybe it's a geographical difference??? (I'm 61, so it's not that I'm a young person recalling a young grandmother!!) I'm sorry to hear of the illnesses in your family. I'm sure your days are often sad and I hope your visits to your blog bring you some peace and joy.

blushing rose said...

Molly, we went thru Alzheimer's with MIL & it is very hard to deal with. I am sorry you are going thru this difficult step in life. May God bless your Mother & heal your sister, & comfort you.

Have a lovely week. TTFN~Marydon

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

You know not everyone loves Sunbonnet Sue. I found out some quilters do not care for her. But I love her. These old fashioned blocks are so lovely.

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