QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT


Friday, July 28, 2017

Alarming Trends

Recent Sunbonnet Sue sightings in online auctions have noted an increase in spontaneous mutations.

Exceptionally problematic are arms and hands

The arm should sprout from beneath the
bonnet towards the neck region to
approximate traditional human anatomy.

Slippage has been noted.



Scale is another problem

Like everyone else in the U.S.
poundage is being added

Although some are trying to get more exercise.


We also note balance problems,
possibly due to size 22 feet,

which continue to become larger



And smaller.



This one is developing human-like faces.
Too much information

See another post here:
http://barbarabrackman.blogspot.com/2017/01/zombie-sue-wardrobe-malfunction-or-two.html

I never get tired of ridiculing poor Sue.

30 comments:

Julierose said...

Ohmygosh--thank you for a post full of laughter--just love it hugs, Julierose ;))))

NADINE said...

Amazing... funny...and alarming !

If we don't come back to the sources, what will our dear Sunbonnet Sue look like, a few years from now ?? I guess, in the beginning, Sunbonnets were quite the same, regarding their shape and proportions, due to the fact that there were less quilters and the patterns were correct...yet now with the Internet, the cutie is copied all over the world, with the poor results you're showing in your pictures. And these could well become the future patterns!

Could you, if possible, post a picture of what she SHOULD look like ? I'd be very grateful.

Maybe some bloggers could also post an alert ?

THANKS for such an interesting post, dear Barbara :D

In stitches,
NADINE (Belgium)

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

Ha ha ha - thank you for the good laugh this morning Barbara!

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

Ha ha ha - thank you for the good laugh this morning Barbara!

Mona Snowden said...

Oh poor, poor Sue! My bod doesn't look like it did years ago, but thankfully my arms are still attached and in the right places, and my feet haven't changed much.........I'm doing OK, and I hope Sue gets her act together........soon!!!
Mona......(giggling!)

Diane said...

In my very first quilt class (at Montgomery Ward in the early '80s) we did a Sunbonnet Sue block that I turned into a pillow cover. Not a fan, but...the only sketch I remember from the musical "Quilters" was the Sunbonnet Sue one, where Sue was murdered in a different way in every block!

Carol C. said...

Thanks for starting my day with such a fun, funny post!!

Mary Says Sew! said...

Thank you, Barbara - what a hoot! Some of these are truly bizarre.

These don't bother me as much as the four-legged animals that are shown with only two or three legs on quilts or drawings, though.

Donna said...

This was a really funny read!!! Thanks for the laughs! My paternal grandma who was born in 1893 could have made some of these! She was truly the world's worse quilter!!! She hand pieced and hand quilted everything she made and everything was horrible! She really wanted to be a quilter since her stepmother and stepsister were but bless her heart it was just not her thing!!! I have a half finished double wedding ring quilt top (why she would try making the hardest quilt top) and some blocks that have been passed down to me. My sister has a four patch quilt that my grandma made and none of the four patches are even lined up correctly!

Susie Hoover said...

Hilarious post! Thanks for the Friday Chuckle!! If I ever decide to make a Sunbonnet Sue quilt, I will keep this post in mind.

Yanicka said...

LOL :)

Q said...

Thank you for the chuckle.

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

Hilarious!

Susan - No-reply by choice. said...

Personally, I love Sue, but I do like to see her properly proportioned and anatomically sound. LOL

AnnieO said...

Very funny! A reader sent me here since I'm working on a Sunbonnet Sue. She's pretty chubby too, but I only traced the pattern. The one with the human features is creepy

Brenda said...

I love it! Keep it up, it is so refreshingly funny.

Monica said...

Well, of those two with the size 22 feet, I am pretty sure that the second is actually a chic pantsuit. And I am pretty sure that, in the horror that was 1970s fashion, I had, and liked, an outfit just like it!

Anonymous said...

I heard that they are from the nuclear plant in Chernobyl Ukraine that blew up, and they have been genetic alter by photo-shopped or GMO. Or just disgruntled Hilary supporters who are radicalizing their stitching. I still think #sunbonnetsueiscute.

But the Quilt in a day from Eleanor Burns seams to be the best portioned, I sometimes wonder if she is hiding a large booty under her dress.

Becky in VA said...

Poundage ... had me laughing out loud! Hilarious post about our Dear Sunbonnet Sue. She's been the source of so much fun for so long. . .

patricia ludwiczak said...

Thanks so much for the laugh out loud moments. Love your blog!

Sharon~Two Bits Patches said...

I have a Sue with fingers at the end of her arms - real zombie hands!

Susie Q said...

Lovely to start the morning with a few chuckles..... have never given Sue such an intense "look".

Janet said...

OMG what a wonderfully laughing session for a Saturday morning. Thank you for that. The poundage and working it off were great. Happy weekend.

Quilter Kathy said...

You are hilarious! That was so fun to read today!

piecefulwendy said...

Thanks for a fun post. My first visit to your page. This will keep me smiling throughout the day!

Deanna W said...

Get idea for your blog post. I love the sunbonnet sue block. I have been told that you either like them or hate them.

The Green Heron said...

Sunbonnet Sues are just the shadows of the lovely, original 'Sunbonnet Babies'. In defense of the poor, "Big Foots" Sues, I think they are an attempt at the bloomers worn by Eulalie Osgood Grove's 'Babies'. This is a fun post but, honestly, I have never had the urge to make a Sunbonnet Sue and In deference to those who enjoy the little lasses I will say that those fluffy crinoline-encased southern belles are much more revolting. No offense to THEIR devotees. For those of you who do really love Sue, take a bit of time googling the originals......your fashion sense might be piqued.

Janice Holton said...

Hilarious! Where did you come up with all these pictures?

Joanne said...

Thank you for my morning laugh!

Nancy said...

Thank you for my bedtime chuckle. I'll sleep better tonight because of your humorous presentation of these poor Sunbonnet Sues. I'm sure their makers had good intentions and tried hard....