Friday, March 19, 2010


This is the Bonnet Girl Quilt pieces that my Mom cut out no telling how many years ago. I found them and wanted to do a quilt. There were only three pieces to it. The picture on the left is what I came out with, except for the shoes. Her shoes were the same color as the dress. So I changed that. When I got it done my husband told me the bonnet was upside down. We got a laugh out of it anyway.
The picture on the right I added the sleeve and hand . I still did not like it. I wanted to used the material that Mom used - but the skirt looked too big.
I called my sister-in-law in Arkansas an we e-mailed pictures back and forth. She came up with a hand drawn pattern that I enlarged. I took the pieces of Mom's material and made one that looks like this.
I still cannot decide which to do. OR should I use a pattern that I have with all the directions. It has an apron. I probably could cut an apron for either of the two I improvised but will I be satisfied?
Has anyone out there made or have patterns for
Bonnet Girl Quilts? Let me know what you think and what you would do. How would you use the big skirt at the top right?
I just think the skirt is too big on the red on the right. What do you think? I have not done much quilting and it is hard for me to decide which would look the best.
Please take time and give me your opinion. It really might help me to decide.


Dee said...

I am not a quilter but I have seen this pattern before. I think you are doing a good job and I am sure this must be a sentimental project with many hours of loving memories of your mom.I look forward to seeing it's completion.

pse said...

Good luck! Bring it when you come. I will be eager to see what you decide.

Sharon said...

Hi Aliene,
These are so cute! I like the second and third pictures best. Have fun!

Barbara said...

Oh I love it Aliene, This looks like a wonderful pattern for a girls quilt, I have never made one but would love to learn how. Too bad you were not close.. Hugs Barbara