The week is HALF OVER! Woohoo! I love it when the week seems to be flying by and this week definitely is for me. My parents will be here tomorrow night for a short visit. I’m excited because I get to spend Mother’s Day with my mom, which is pretty cool since she lives 800 miles away.
I have been working up a storm the past few days on a quilt top for my youngest nephew.
|image courtesy of: Etsy Shop Brodyandma|
I bought a set of 5, 1/2 yard cuts of these fun Five Funky Monkey prints by Erin Michaels for Moda in March and I designed yet another quilt based on them.
With fabrics like these it is hard not to get easily and quickly inspired to quilt. I went to my local fabric shop with the Funky Monkey Friends Multi print and matched up the Red, Yellow, Orange and Green with some Kona solids the best I could. The green is slightly too pale, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing. This is what I came up with:
What do you think? Keep in mind it is for a baby boy. I was thinking of calling it the “Monkey Mugshot Quilt”but decided to go with “Monkey Business” instead.
Here are a couple of close up pictures of the patch work:
|This is the center of the quilt|
|Bottom middle of quilt|
I still need to buy borders, a backing and binding but I am really happy with how it has turned out thus far. For the borders I am thinking a solid white to match the numbers fabric and then a solid blue to match the free floating sock monkeys.
I have really begun to fall in love with designing my own quilts. Not looking in books or on the web for ideas has really freed up my creativity and I think it is really beginning to show. How are you freeing up your creativity this week?
Keep working it!