Friday 26 September 2014

Monkey Business: A Finished Quilt

A work friend is expecting twins and so I put together some simple patchwork quilts for her. The first is for the little boy twin (she is having one of each sex, due in November) and I was working off a text from the mommy-to-be who said she was thinking brown and blue.

Here is Monkey Business:
The fabrics are all from my stash. I used the idea of brown and blue to choose that Ann Kelle monkey print and went from there.
I love how these fabrics play together. Brown, blue, green and teal is not what I would call a typical palette for a baby boy quilt but I think that makes these modern fabrics even more fun.
I used my favourite Denyse Schmidt print, eyelet in green, as well as some Riley Blake chevrons, quatrefoil, pearl bracelets, a solid I had some scraps of (not sure which one...don't tell Jenn at A Quarter Inch from the Edge!) and some fun stripes and such from in my scrap bin. This was also my first addition of Cotton + Steel prints (that brown with the white diagonal dots).
The back is all one print which I don't mind as much on a smaller baby quilt like this where there is no need to piece anything.
The backing is Tim and Beck's elephant print. I got this on clearance in...Chicago? No, maybe Cleveland?
I did a free motion stipple all over the quilt because it is very easy and fast. I am taking an Angela Walters FMQ class on Craftsy to expand my skill set, though, so I'll let you know how that goes.
Here it is in the sunshine, looking all ready to be gifted to the expectant mom. Look for the post on the baby girl's quilt, Mint Julep, coming early next week. (I just need to convince my hubby that another quilt photo shoot isn't all that bad).

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday with Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. That is a very fun fabric collection for a boy quilt. Love the monkeys. It looks great!

  2. Really nice! The colours do work well together.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous quilt! I love the fabrics you chose (I adore elephants) and I look forward to seeing the girl's quilt!

  4. Love the colour combo... and those Ann Kelle monkeys - too cute!

  5. Great job. I love Ann Kelle's monkeys. Was just looking at them again today at our LQS.