What is a Sunbonnet Sue quilt?

Sunbonnet Sue is a cute little “cartoon like” girl who has been hanging around for years on quilts.  In fact, Sunbonnet Sue was created in the late 1800’s by illustrators, and has morphed into several crazy, more modern girls/ladies in a variety of cartoons and positions. If you’d like to learn more about Sunbonnet Sue, Kim Bunchuck has a great website on the Internet dedicated to her:


Here’s a photo of part of my Mother-in-law’s Sunbonnet Sue quilt (antique).  Sue has been appliqued to each block with a black embroidery floss using a blanket stitch, which further adds to the cartoon-like effect.

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