Innocuous Quilts

Worry

Worry

 

The sudden influx of Playing Cards and Drunkards has Mary Ann dreadfully concerned that she is living in the Hitty Cupboard of Debauch, and Den of Iniquity. 

 

Log Cabin

Log Cabin

 

Mary Ann retires to her bed, where she tries to rest under a quilt with an unexceptional name.  All the logs in this quilt are recycled yoyos. The Log cabin is a nice homey quilt pattern, but the clash of patterns and colours keeps Mary Ann awake.

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Sunbonnet Sue

Sunbonnet Sue

 

The Sunbonnet Sue quilt block first became popular the early 20th Century. In Mary Ann’s quilt the white background and backing-and-border is unbleached muslin, and the pink cross-hatch border fabric is modern fabric with reproduction of 1930’s prints. The border corners, blue border and the sunbonnet girl are all recycled yoyos.  

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Mary Ann finds this quilt more calming, but it hasn’t quite done the trick. She would like something even more plain.

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To see other mini quilts made with the old Yoyo quilt fabrics, Click here.

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15 thoughts on “Innocuous Quilts

  1. ah, more sweet quilts…may Mary Ann find rest soon. it will be fun to see what design may finally bring her rest. Thanks so much for such diversity and color.

  2. Mary Ann must have a beautifully plain amish quilt up her sleeve. I envision her quietly quilting while the other hitties cachinnate over their cups of tea and practically-garish quilts, which they wave around as they bounce on the beds. Very immodest.

  3. Poor Mary Ann may need a simple whole cloth quilt!! I love the sunbonnet girl quilt. I happen to have one my great grandmother made for my mom..using her baby and toddler dresses to dress the Sunbonnet babies. As always lovely lovely work!!

    • I have two old shredded worn log cabin quilts I can’t bear to give away….my grandmother made them for my mother…one of them has some 1930’s fabric from matching dresses she made for my mother and her sister, but the quilt is very dilapidated.

  4. The log cabin quilt is very cheerful and bright! The Sunbonnet Sue quilt reminds me of the same patterned quilt that my grandmother made for each of us six kids. I still have never-used embroidered Sunbonnet Sue quilt squares from her.
    Keep on quilting!

  5. The log cabin block was my grandmother’s favourite block! I like the way this Sunbonnet Sue turned out, how great that you have some squares from your grandmother – textiles are such a nice connection to the work of past hands.

  6. I found a dear little Sunbonnet Sue needle book in a thrift shop many years ago and have made many ‘homage’ needle books by using the original as the template. It has made me very fond of the Sunbonnet Sue pattern 🙂 I love your Sunbonnet Sue quilt- it’s so dear!

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