|Hand painted Sunbonnet Sue teacup|
|The cup is signed To Nadine 1931|
I decided to look up some history on this little miss and found out some very interesting information.
Remember my full moon image from Monday? It was by Kate Greenaway. I was so surprised to learn that Kate Greenaway was the first illustrator to use a Sunbonnet Sue. Embroidery and redwork was popular during her time, and you often see little ladies with bonnets. Crazy quilts were also popular then and you may see bonnets and ladies with bonnets in some of the embroidery work on them.
In the early 1900's, Eulalie Osgood Grover wrote several children's books-children's primers. She had Bertha Corbett Melcher illustrate her work and she has been called the "mother of Sunbonnet Sue".
This is also an example of Bertha's work. She did postcards and also designed the graphics for the Dutch cleanser cleaning powder. I like the redwork design for this one too. Just too cute.
Wouldn't you love to have a set of this children's china? I haven't ever seen any of this, but I sure would love to just see it. Note the advertisement...."Novelties for June Weddings"!
Quilt patterns also appeared for Sunbonnet Sue. The pattern may also be called Bonnie Bonnet, Dutch Doll and Sunbonnet Babies. You will notice a little boy in this vintage quilt. His name is Overall Bill, Overall Sam or Farmer Sam.
You may remember one of my posts from last summer. These are some vintage Sunflower Sue blocks that I hope to finish----someday!
Isn't this a cute little wall quilt? My friend Peggy spotted it at a garage sale a few years ago at the beach when we were at a quilt retreat. Yes, I had to buy it for $5! Cut idea.
This is a little painting that we have in our bedroom. Jim is a fisherman so I had to have this one! Pretty serious fishing going on here!
This is an item that I found and have listed on my Etsy. It used to have a pillow form in it. I like the corners. I love the quilts that were done in the 30's and 40's. My friend Ina has one that was made with feed sacks and you can read some of the print from the company.
I am the first quilter in my family so I am not lucky enough to own any vintage quilts. Do you have any that have been passed down in your family?