I made this quilt first for my little grandchild - still not knowing if it was going to be a boy or a girl.
I saw it in a book that I borrowed from the library called Quilting for Baby. This is the back cover of the book.
I liked the one on the cover too - after I looked at it over and over again but the one that really caught my eye was this. I may make the cover quilt later.
I don't know what it was that made me like this quilt enough to make it. Maybe it was the fact that I had loads of greens in my stash or maybe it was that those monkeys were just so darn cute. I didn't have much brown in my stash so I had an excuse to shop for some fabric - not much.
Here's my version and this photo shows up the quilting. I hand quilted different leaf motifs on each strip. I changed the pattern a bit and didn't put as many feet in it as the pattern indicated. It has a flat cotton batt and I absolutely will not use it for hand quilting again. It was a pain to use because I could not get my stitches as small as I wanted them.
And here's the little recipient. Everyone who saw the quilt on the frame loved it. I think little Luc's theme will be monkeys since he received other monkey items.
Little Luc is adorable and so is this quilt!! Nothing like a little monkeying around, I always say...ReplyDelete
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HA! Great minds think alike!!! I have that pattern sitting in wait!!ReplyDelete
Your Monkey Quilt is wonderful Dolores!! Love it!! Luc will love this one as he ages... 8-)
I really like the monkey quilt but also the little monkey who is on the quilt. He is so cute.ReplyDelete
What a great quilt for your darling grandchild!ReplyDelete
It's a gorgeous quilt! wow! such talent.ReplyDelete
And, thank you for visiting!!
when I first saw the photo...I thought bears...then I noticed the tails. What a cute quilt idea...and what a great job you did.ReplyDelete
Your little grandson is a sweetie too....
You clearly are monkey-ing around with gradparenting!ReplyDelete
Great job, and thanks for the caution on cotyon batting.
I am so glad you are loving being a granny!What a little honey to create for. Blessings to you all...ReplyDelete
That is so darling! I love the hand quilted leaves. Luc looks very happy with it, Dolores! He is too precious for words.ReplyDelete
so sweet! (or should I say sew sweet?)ReplyDelete
Lucky little Luc who has such beautiful quilts!ReplyDelete
Love the sweet quilt for darling baby Luc. The monkeys are cute and love all the greens.
your little monkey quilt and sweet luc are both absolutely precious!! have fun making that quilt on the front cover of your book, too! xoReplyDelete
Hello Luc! I think the universe knew you were going to have a beautiful little monkey boy before you did! It's amazing how things happen for a reason. Congratulations Dolores...he's beautiful and so is your quilt!ReplyDelete