Modern Sunbonnet Sue's Musings

Musings from the mind of a modern day Sue:
Positively Charmed

My oldest granddaughter is four years old today. I will be decorating her cake later this morning, with a Tangled theme.

Her baby quilt was a pink scrappy Drunkard's Path pattern called Positively Charmed by Jan Bretzel. The border has hearts and flowers machine appliqued around the border. The pattern is from a baby Quilts magazine published by Fon's & Porter's Love of Quilting - Winter 2008. Here is a picture of the quilt, displayed at a local quilt show back in 2009.

I haven't been able to make her another quilt, especially since there are now two additional grandchildren to quilt for. My second granddaughter's baby quilt was given to her & her mom last March. It was the MQV Mystery quilt. While my grandson's baby quilt wasn't finished and given to him & his mom until recently. The pattern was my own design using Hungry Catepillar fabrics by Eric Carle. The five hand appliqued blocks took a little longer to complete.

Now that both of these quilts are done, I can begin work on my oldest granddaughter's next quilt. The pattern is Techno Pets designed by Janet A. Maurer. The quilt is a colorful block design with seven fused applique baby animals. The fabrics are all selected and just waiting for me to begin. I did set a goal at the beginning of the year to finish one UFO each month. So, it will be challenging to begin a new quilt, while I continue to finish older quilt projects. The January UFO is seen in my previous post. It will be raffled at an MS fundraising event next Saturday. The February UFO needs to be sent off to my longarm quilting friend. I'm currently appliqueing a vine on another quilt that I hope to finish sometime later this year. So, I may only be able to pull out the project tote and stroke the fabrics. I'll have to plan specific time to work on this quilt, so that it will be ready next year, on my granddaughter's fifth birthday.

Happy Stitching!

Published Sat, Feb 16 2013 7:07 AM by Pamela


# re: Positively Charmed@ Sunday, February 17, 2013 4:53 PM

Do we ever just work on one project at a time? Are we always working on UFOs and do UFOs out number new projects? The pink quilt is adorable. But don't wait too long, with all those UFOs you might miss her 5th Birthday!!!


# re: Positively Charmed@ Monday, February 18, 2013 1:20 PM

So true, Linda. I really need to make a plan. I do better with structure and a deadline. I've pulled out he project tote, so that's a positive step.


# re: Positively Charmed@ Thursday, March 14, 2013 6:24 PM

I love that I would love to get the pattern