Hello Friends, it’s good to see you again! I hope you are doing well. Today I am happy to share with you my “Monkey Around” quilt that is featured in Quilter’s World‘s April 2013 issue.
[image source: Quilter's World]
The blocks are pieced from border stripe fabric, extending the use of stripe fabric beyond merely sashing and borders! See how these cute monkeys major in playfulness.
The playfulness is quite infectious — even the stars can’t behave themselves, and have to go wonky! :)
The fabrics I used to make this quilt should look familiar to you because I have designed two other quilts using the same fabrics. I will show you the other designs later on in this post. The fabrics are from Quilting Treasures‘ Monkey Around collection.
Quilting was done with Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batt. Quilting was simple because I wanted these fabulous fabrics to be the focus of the quilt. I quilted circles on the pieced blocks to highlight the monkeys.
I then quilted tumbling monkeys on some of the star blocks to add another dimension of playfulness!
I hope you liked my “Monkey Around” quilt in Quilter’s World. As I said earlier, I had actually designed two other quilts using the same fabrics. These patterns are offered for free via Quilting Treasures.
Do you have a favorite among the three Monkey Around quilts?
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a lovely weekend. I have had a very stressful week this week in the work department. My posting schedule should be back to normal next week. You all take care!
My 2013 lineup thus far besides “Monkey Around” – click on links for more information:
Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Spring 2013): Baubles, Baubles
The Quilter (December 2012/January 2013): Not Too Square
Quilt Trends (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Tango
Quilter’s World (February 2013): New Life
Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): In & Out
Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): Garden Maze
Annie’s Love Those Precuts Book (January 2013): Apple of My Eye
Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting (March/April 2013): Now I know my ABC’s
Quilts and More (Spring 2013): 2 Wishes, to be posted
Quilts and More (Spring 2013): Watercolor Sketches, to be posted
The Quilter (April/May 2013): In the Meadow, to be posted
Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (January 2013): Mediterranean Dream
Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (February 2013): Butterfly Kisses
Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Pumpkin Patch/Autumn Fauna