Friday, July 20, 2012

Goin' to the Chapel...

 

..and we're gonna' get married. Remember that song? It runs through my head whenever I look at this quilt block. I like to make blocks that become part of a larger quilt project, especially if it's for a worthy cause. Kind of like having a finger in many pies... I'm a small part of many quilts. Several years ago, Kim Bunchuck at the Sunbonnet Sue website offered the chance to make Sue blocks to be used in fundraiser quilts to fight breast cancer. Kim would provide a kit of fabrics and trims recycled from bridal gowns, and the theme was Sunbonnet Sue, the wedding. The dresses were donated by an organization called Brides Against Breast Cancer. I kind of like Sunbonnet Sue, but am unlikely to make an entire quilt using the pattern. So being part of a charitable effort along with the challenge of using the special trims and fabrics, making a block sounded like just the ticket. The block shown here was my small part. Fun to make, and for a good cause.

2 comments:

Robbie said...

She is ADORABLE! So nice of you, Nancy!! You dedicate your talent and effort to so many great causes! You are a sweetheart!

Susan said...

Sunbonnet Sue is very cute in small doses,and I love her embellishments. But I'm with you, I don't want a whole quilt of her. What a great cause.