Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sue Breaks Bad


A while back, my friend Marla gave me a small Sunbonnet Sue quilt. She said the memories she associated with it were not good and she didn't care what I did with it. I was careful to ask her, "You don't care what we do with it?" NO, she assured me. "Do you KNOW what we do with Sunbonnet Sue quilts?" She said she really didn't care, whatever we did would not bother her.

So we've done it again. This one has become Sue Breaks Bad. We showed it at our recent quilt show. As usual, some viewers said nothing (which meant they might have been following the old adage of if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all ... ). Others were loudly enthusiastic, admiring what Sue has been up to lately. There were 12 golden opportunities for Sue to go bad. Swearing Sue, Tattoo Sue, a Phelps family Sue ... Here are some of my favorites:

Poledancer Sue, with a dollar tucked into her bonnet


Tea Party Sue

Tagger Sue
Zombie Sue (her skirt didn't get shorter, her legs got longer)

Got a Sue quilt you are tired of? We still have ideas, send it our way ... Blocks were enhanced by: Linda Frost, Kathe Dougherty, Barbara Brackman, Georgann Eglinski, Carol Jones, Sara Chappell, and myself. 

14 comments:

  1. I meant to tell you how much I LOVED it!!!

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  2. Thanks for the belly laughs this morning!

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  3. Great transformation on a Sunbonnet Sue quilt!

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  4. what a hoot - much much much better! I love that little tv set. I think zombie sue needed some blood and lost limbs...

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  5. I always love Sunbonnet Sue abuse!

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  6. it's going to be pretty tough to top this!

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  7. oh lord, this is absolutely fantastic!!

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  8. Your Sunbonnet Sue's are awesome. LOVE this!

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  9. The best SS I have seen yet!!!

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  10. I WISH I had a S'bonnet Sue quilt to send you! Too fun!

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  11. What fun! I remember the "Sun Bonnet Sue Gets Whacked" quilt many years ago that drew ire from traditional quilters. Keep it up!

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  12. I'm completely cracking up over Fox News Sue. Now that's as Bad Sue as it gets!!
    :-)

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  13. I've just installed iStripper, and now I can watch the sexiest virtual strippers on my desktop.

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