Sunday, October 10, 2010
I started thinking about making a quilt for my friends' daughter Katherine before she was born a year ago. I bought sock monkey fabric then and waited for inspiration to strike - and to see what Katherine would be like. Turns out, she IS a little monkey!
And a few months ago, a bag of vintage squares turned up at our guild exchange spot. They were colorful and all very different, just what I imagined a little girl would like to look at as she fell asleep at naptime. I set the 2" squares together in rows of 2, separated by rows of the sock monkeys. I added borders. I liked it.
The finished quilt measures 38" x 43". Lori Kukuk machine quilted it with hearts on the monkeys and x's on the squares, with round squiggles in the orange border.
I showed it at our guild retreat and found out that Sherry Lux brought in the squares to share.