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.
Posted by Deb Rowden at 10:21 AM
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That is a lovely story and a lovely quilt (both sides). I love to use something that other people didn't want. Waste not want not, lol.ReplyDelete
Love quilt, and just the inspiration I need for my baby quilt; for baby born last week. Thanks Deb.ReplyDelete
SWEET quilt, sweet post and oh, that napping picture...be still my heart.~ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing.
I would love that quilt too.
Lucy (in IN)
Great and innovative use of the fun monkey print. Love it!ReplyDelete
I love this quilt - especially the mixture of the modern fabric with the vintage.ReplyDelete
I can't stop looking at the rug photo from your previous post - it's mesmerising:)