Sunday, August 12, 2007

Monkey Pox!



I really am thinking of calling this quilt--now finished--Monkey Pox because of all the little dots. Although it looked a bit wonky pre-quilting, it actually finished up delightfully flat. I quilted it in a bright variegated cotton thread with big looping swirls. You can see those more closely here:



I had just enough of the Funky Monkey stripe left from my monkey-stash to do a kicky binding alternating the blue focus stripe with the orange focus stripe. All-in-all, I like it very much and think my little great nephew will, as well.

I mentioned before that I'm doing the 4 Seasons swap. Well, a few days ago, my sister stopped by to raid my stash for solidy-tone-on-tones. I pulled all my fabric bins out, and we found all the fabric she needed. So, yesterday morning, before I sat down to quilt Monkey Pox, I decided to grab "some" fall tones before boxing the mess back up. Well, I pulled over 60! fabrics without even breaking a sweat. This should be interesting.

5 comments:

Vicki W said...

Cute quilt! I can see why you want a different color palette for the next one though! LOL!

sammy_bunny said...

I'm making strips like this and don't like the layout I had planned. This is really cute. I may have to change my plan.

Beth said...

I love this quilt! I have a couple of sock monkey charm packs and I may have to use you for inspiration!

I also have a "hilariously demanding academic job" but our quarter hasn't started yet. I'm hoping to finish my Four Seasons Quilt before it does! And then maybe I will finish that syllabus...

The Calico Cat said...

Is this a published pattern? I like it...

Joanna said...

I LOVE the name Monkey Pox - just perfect for this quilt! I am new to reading your blog but it looks really neat! I've just started my own and am having so much fun exploring the world of quilt blogs!