Monkeying Around

I love making baby quilts.  They are usually pretty quick and satisfying to make.  I had a challenge for this baby quilt, as it was for a girl, but the parents didn’t want anything girly…so no pinks or purples.  Definitely a challenge, since most juvenile fabrics are either “boy” or “girl” fabrics, which is frustrating.  I found this adorable monkey fabric that wasn’t overly “boy” and it in fact has some girl monkeys, and I happen to think the focus fabric is adorable!

There’s not pattern for this one.  I simply cut strips and arranged them so they looked good.

Post wash measurement: 38 x 49.

 

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Front

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Back

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Close up of the back

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Cute girl monkey on the front

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Label and binding

You Are My Sunshine

Yay!  I have a new nephew! :)  Just the excuse I needed to start quilting again.  I love the combination of the yellows and grays…it’s like sunshine on a cloudy day (you know how the song goes–You are my sunshine, you make me happy when skies are gray….).

Baby quilts are so fun to make, since the whole quilt comes together relatively quickly.  I just love how it turned out!

I used the Snapshot pattern from Happy Hour by Atkins Design.  I love this pattern (I used it for Caterpillar’s Meadow).

I hope my nephew, Ben, loves his new quilt!

Post wash measurement: 34 x 42.

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The back: yellow with white dots

The label

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The binding: I love a striped binding!