My guild's 2016 challenge theme was about taking something from the past and bringing it into the present or the future. And since this is our 20th year as a guild, there had to be 20 of something in each quilt.
My Tuesday quilting group decided to use Sunbonnet Sue to start with, as she is a rather old-fashioned quilt pattern. Then we added certain touches to modernize Sue. We brought her to our town of Gualala, California!
This shows the section of the challenge show where our group of quilts was hung.
I saw this pattern in a SBS (Sunbonnet Sue) book, and just knew that I had to make it! Isn't she funny! And also brave, as the water is very, very cold here. There are 20 small real shells sewn onto the beach fabric.
Another one of mine, Sue standing on the bluff top. It can be very, very windy here at the edge of the ocean. Hard to see, but there are 20 little tufts of grass embroidered onto the green bluff.
This is Sunbonnet Sue watching migrating whales. Look at the cute ruffle on her dress.
Sunbonnet Sue at the Yoga Studio. Twenty different poses of Sunbonnet Sue doing yoga! I wonder how she keeps her hat on in some of those poses!
Sunbonnet Sue is neighborly.
Sunbonnet Sue watches the sunset.
Sunbonnet Sue goes shopping. Pay N Take is a local once-a-month charity re-sale market. Everyone in the whole community goes there to shop and socialize! It's really quite fun. And Sue is, of course, carrying her reusable fabric shopping bag.
Sunbonnet Sue walking her dog.