This is what Shirley has so far:
Shirley: I'm thinking about making on-point blocks of International Sues for each country in the exchange and have some fun designing their outfits. There will also be a Cowboy Ricky and maybe a few Overall Bill/Sam's? for the rest of our brother quilters. These blocks would each be framed with the HST's.
Margo: What a clever idea, Shirley!!! I would love to see someone pull that one off!!
A "pirate" for Alex might be too confusing, but a hand quilter would be perfect!
And one dressed in HSTs for Edyta???
And HST sorting hats for Debbie and Clara!!
I'm lovin' this!!
Shirley: Oh, Margo! We are sooooooooooo totally on the same page!!!!!!!!! It's going to take some time to plan each of the "Sue" blocks plus Ricky's and the guys' blocks, but it's going to be one happy tea party for sure!
Margo: OK...tell me when to stop!! Ricky needs a little red piano and Alex needs red shoes!!
Shirley: Margo...DON'T STOP, DON'T STOP, DON'T STOP! We're sharing the same fantasy! I have to print the words "The Doll" somewhere on Edyta's hat (because her husband says she is and I believe him after this exchange!); Alex has to be quilting a "very small feather" design and she's wearing sandals to show off her pedicure! How is that? In addition to a piano and flute (music) theme, Ricky has to be wearing a modified version of his rhapsody design going up his pant leg/s; Debbie (filling a bag of Golden Tickets of HST triangles for Clara's van) and Clara (who's also petting her favorite pony) "just have to be wearing" their special couture hats by Rosemary and Friends of the UK, and you have to be a teacher with a class of "little HST triangles" learning to write their signatures on the SoTTT Forum and doing friendship quilting!
Okay...your turn...I have to stop hyperventilating!
Margo: Sorting hats don't necessarily have to be pointed like the one Rosemary made, but just regular Sunbonnets made of HSTs? Either way would be great!
Backgrounds....depending on how much you want to get carried away with this, the backgrounds of at least some of the blocks need to be 1" x 1" (finished size) HSTs in very subtle neutral colors. In fact, I will volunteer to make some for you! Let me know if you want this addition, and how many pieced ones, and what size your blocks will be.
Would you like to see if there are any International volunteers who would be willing to make suggestions for their country's Sue?
Oh my! Maybe it's time to start a new topic to keep all of this together!
Shirley: Great ideas, Margo! (And thank you for offering to make 1"x1" background squares. I'll get my thinking cap on for that idea!) ...And an emphatic, "YES, I would l-o-v-e to hear how our International Sue SoTTT sisters would like to be dressed!" What fun this is going to be! After all this sharing and bantering back and forth, these "Sue's and Ricky and the Guys" blocks might become larger individual wall hangings.
Okay, all of you SoTTT sisters and brothers out there...what would you like to wear?
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