Sunday, October 10, 2010

Katherine's quilt

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.

I've been admiring pieced letters so I tried that. I liked that too but it didn't seem to go with the squares and monkeys, so that became the back.

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.

Here is little Katharine napping with her quilt.


  1. 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.

  2. Love quilt, and just the inspiration I need for my baby quilt; for baby born last week. Thanks Deb.

  3. SWEET quilt, sweet post and oh, that napping still my heart.~

    Thank you for sharing.
    I would love that quilt too.

    Lucy (in IN)

  4. Great and innovative use of the fun monkey print. Love it!

  5. I love this quilt - especially the mixture of the modern fabric with the vintage.

    I can't stop looking at the rug photo from your previous post - it's mesmerising:)