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Friday, May 4, 2012

Monkey Baby Quilt





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 I am auditioning threads.
 I took this photo to show just how much I love Aurifil thread!   I did all of this quilting shown, with just ONE bobbin. ;c)
Here is the white areas (my version of McTavishing) all finished. 
 Finished Quilt photos!!





 and photos of the back:






9 comments:

  1. Katie, that is TOO TOO CUTE ! and your quilting is gorgeous!

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  2. Wow! What a cute quilt! You did a wonderful job on it, very creative and quilted perfectly!

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  3. What a talented and creative designer you have become! Thank you for showing the stages of progress that helps us follow along.

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  4. This is só cute! - Would love to be able to purchase the pattern for the monkey from you... could we email about this quilt, please?

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  5. I cannot find out whether this pattern is for sale or not. I would love to purchase it if it is. fhseal@surry.net.

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  6. My girlfriend was interested in a pattern of this adorable quilt. Is it available? - Debra

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