Thursday, 1 September 2011

Sunbonnet Kittens

As a retirement gift for a great friend, I was asked to make a sunbonnet kitten out of 30s fabric.  What a great idea!  Of course my kitten had to be purple.  Here she is before I sent her for a little embellishment by Sonja.

Sharon pieced twelve blocks together, and after quilting, here my kitten is again.

The embroidery that Sonja added for me is incredible.  Of course my kitten has a few friends.

Together they make the sweetest quilt.

Gerry was very happy with her gift, commenting that no one had ever made her a quilt.  As is the case with most quilters, no one thinks you would like one as a gift.  I believe as a quilter we appreciate the gift knowing what love and time has gone into it.

Happy Retirement!!!!!!!!!


  1. Hello, I've come here from Lily's and look forward to following your blog. I love the quilt, the quilting is super. I wish yy swirls were as even as these ones.

  2. It was a nice evening. The quilt looks great Linda. It was a pleasure to work on. Have a great day.

  3. This is the first time I've seen Sun Bonnet Kitty. I laughed aloud she is so adorable and cute. I found you from the Small Quilt Meet.

    From another Linda. :-)

  4. Very cute! I love the quilting! Hopefully one day I'll be able to do something like that!

  5. This is one of the cutest quilts I've ever seen

  6. Sun Bonnet Sues are one of my favs! I might have a new fav, Sun Bonnet Kitties!

    Wonderful! I found you at Lily's Quilts!

  7. This is so adorable. I love the simple squares in the sashing.
    I found you through Lily's small blog meet and look forward to getting to know you.

  8. You do such beautiful work Linda and you are such an inspiration to all us quilters.