Sunday, August 21, 2011

Love me some monkeys

I have been off of work for the past two weeks and man, have I been busy!  I was able to get quite a bit of sewing done.  My co-worker had her first grandson a couple of months ago and I really wanted to make a quilt for him (her)!!!  I finally finished and I can't wait to give it to her tomorrow.

My first zig zag quilt.  I love it.  I found working with the half square triangles fairly easy.

A close up of the monkey.  I printed a picture of a sock monkey and traced it on to my fusible web.  I used the textured brown sock fabric for his body.  I used white for all of the other features.  I think that it turned out so nice.

Here is a close up of his name.  I did a raw edge appliqué and shadowed the name in my quilting.

I love how the zig zags show on the back, even with the Minky.  I did have one pucker on the back, but it wasn't bad enough to seam rip it and start over.

And here is a shot of the binding all rolled up nice and neat.  This fabric is part of a dinosaur line that they sell at Hobby Lobby.  It is not part of the Funky Monkey line, but I thought that it worked well with all the colors of the quilt.

Thanks for looking.  Now I have to get back to finishing my lil' man's quilt before his birthday.


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