Work It Wednesday

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!


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2 Responses to Work It Wednesday

  1. Bright Angel says:

    Love the quilt!! You are quite the designer! I am working on a new bow for my little princess. I think I should probably start taking pics of my work, that way if something happens to any of them I have something to remember them by…lol!

  2. Mary Jo says:

    I love this monkey fabric! I had seen a pillow done in this once – it's so much fun! Great job on your quilt so far! I'm a new follower, maybe you can follow me too – thanks!

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