Remember the OWL baby quilt I made HERE? I made the Owl quilt for my friend Tiffany and gave it to her at her baby shower. Her MIL saw the quilt and wanted a quilt similar to that one but with a monkey instead. Also she wanted pinks and browns. I have several pinks and browns in my stash but the pinks were a little too harsh for my taste. So I went to Phyllis's Quilt shop and got some new pinks ;c) I went for peach-y pinks and the ones I had in my stash were more fushica or bright pink.
I googled images of monkeys and I came up with this little drawing after being inspired by several different monkey clip-art photos.
I drew the monkey on freezer paper that was cut the size of the center of the quilt. Then I cut all the shapes out and traced them (backwards) onto fusible.
After all the shapes were fused I used a combination of a straight stitch and a buttonhole stitch and raw-edge applique.
Here I am laying all of the shapes out BEFORE fusing.
Here's all of my shapes fused and the sandwich basted. I'm going to be stitching through all 3 layers and using same-color thread on the top and bobbin. Gives a cool effect on the back.
Here is the white areas (my version of McTavishing) all finished.
and photos of the back: