Looking Back, Vintage Quilts Inspiring New Creations with Batik fabrics…

April challenge was to look back at vintage quilts, i immediately remembered ‘Sunbonnet Sue’, and as i started to look into this pattern, i notice it has come along way, with so many new designs, but still keeping to the traditional pattern we all know and love…


The products featured in this post were given to me by Island Batik, the threads i used were Aurifil threads. Making my own Sunbonnet Sue from the free online pattern, gave me the chance to play around with my machine embroidery stitches – love the teeny tiny flowers

Looking Back Vintage Quilt

I knew i wanted to include the 1930’s Hopscotch design, so i set about working out my sizes and choosing my fabrics. My fabrics came from the ‘Stash Builder Precuts’, i opened all 5 bundles, and mixed and matched them, until i had 11 different patterns


From these i cut over 200 blocks, and sewed them together with some beautiful Almond batik, and created …


I enjoyed doing some quilting using the lovely bright Aurifil thread colour 2479. The wadding i used was an extra thick wadding by Vilene 295. the backing was Grass – Olive Batik

Here in the UK, we are having what the weatherman politely call ‘April Showers’ but also known as ‘MORE RAIN!!’, in between downpours, i managed to get a few photos of my quilt, taken near the Acer Tree and grass that inspired me throughout the making of this quilt


Thank you so much for reading, have you ever made a quilt with Sunbonnet Sue? i would love love love to see, tag me on Instagram @creativeblonde66

Happy Sewing

x creativeblonde x





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Michelle Roberts from www.creativeblonde.co.uk

Every memory quilt and personalised gift set is made with love and care, offering the highest quality products all safety tested for your peace of mind. I love to make special memory quilts, using your childโ€™s baby grows, bibs and small t-shirts, to make a lovely keepsake for years to come, with special appliqued motifs from their clothes, hand finished with cotton binding and all beautifully wrapped to the highest standard. The newborn gift sets are bespoke, simply chose the items you wish to add to your box. They are beautiful gifts made using super soft velour with a choice of pretty jersey fabrics. All the fabrics I use are Oeko-tex Standard 100. (STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEXยฎ is one of the worldโ€™s best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. My Birch wood Bird ring is EN71 tested, meaning they have been chemically and physically tested and are confirmed suitable and safe to be used as a toy. www.instagram.com/michelle_creativeblonde and www.facebook.com/creativeblonde66

12 thoughts on “Looking Back, Vintage Quilts Inspiring New Creations with Batik fabrics…

  1. Hi Michelle,
    I just love Sunbonnet Sue! That was one of the first quilts I made, way back in the day and I still think of her fondly. She looks so pretty in the center of your quilt – love it! ~smile~ Roseanne

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