Monkeying Around

The past few days I have been monkeying around in my sewing room working on my last “official” Christmas present and I am delighted to say that it is DONE!

Here is a wide shot of the entire quilt – this is minutes after I finished sewing it – no ironing or washing yet. You may notice that there is no binding on this quilt – I decided to do the quick turn method because I did flannel on the back and quilting cotton on the front.  It was nice not having to bind a quilt for once!

This is the first quilt that I did Free Motion Quilting on my new Horizon machine. I did swirlies around the nine patches and each of the large 12″ blocks I just did a random meandering. I wanted to play around as much as possible in each block to really get a feel for it. Here is a picture of my favorite square – I am pretty pleased with how it turned out – but I know I have a lot more to learn when it comes to FMQ!

Quilt Stats:

Measures: 60 x 60 inches

Front Fabrics: 5 Funky Monkeys by Erin Michaels for Moda & cooridnating solids

Backing Fabric – flannel monkey & banana print from JoAnn’s

Quilting – Free Motion Quilting

Thread – Bottom Line by Superior Threads

This is one of my original designs 🙂

My nephew just turned 1 and I think he is going to love this. I have made baby quilts for all three of my nieces and nephews. My newest niece is 9 and I just bought fabric to make her a quilt for her birthday. I want her to feel special and included and I can’t think of any better way than to make sure she has a quilt just like her brother’s and sister.

Happy Wednesday!

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6 Responses to Monkeying Around

  1. Kristy says:

    Oh I just love this fabric collection! One of my all time favs! Your quilt turned out wonderful!!!! I want one just like it for Christmas for myself! 🙂

  2. Katy says:

    Cute, love that monkey line!

  3. Cori says:

    It’s so cute! Will you link up to my Handmade on Humpday link party over at http://www.createdbycori.blogspot.com ? Thank you!

  4. Lisa L. says:

    Love this quilt! Glad you got to use your new machine for new things. He will love it! 🙂

  5. Awww, it’s adorable !!! Your quilting looks FABULOUS, you should be really proud of it! Brilliant!

  6. Dawn says:

    I believe your nephew will cherish his monkey quilt. It’s really adorable!

    I am thankful for a wonderful husband who has put up with me for the past almost 33 yrs. For two sons who have turned out to be great dads and husbands. For my wonderful in-laws who welcomed me into their family and treated my boys as if they were blood grandchildren. And for new and old friends. I am truly blessed!

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