In this lovely quilt, however, she is larger than usual and more fully drawn, with the addition of ribbon ties, a reticule, and lots of embroidered detailing.
I'm thinking that the bonnet, bow, and reticule were probably not originally white. If I try hard, I think I see a very slight blue cast to those fabrics, so I'm guessing they were originally blue.
She is standing in a lovely flower garden of little gathered fabric circles and embroidery.
This Sue was made in the 1930s, at the height of the pattern's popularity. She came to me to be re-bound before being presented to the next new baby in the family. Such a sweet tradition!
And I present her to you today as a breath of spring, here on the winter solstice, ancient day of Sun Return. Yes, spring will come!