06 January 2016

Monkey Business Quilt

Monkey Business is the new FREE quilt pattern in the Sew Solid series, by the Fat Quarter Shop. 

From the moment I saw the pattern, I couldn't resist. Monkeys are one of my favourite animals... after cats, of course. 

I created my monkey in pink - because we all know that pink is the sweetest colour for a monkey. This quilt does have a lot of pieces and you can tackle it a couple of ways. Follow the instructions and cut up all of the pieces and then use alphabitties to keep them all organised. Or, do as I did, cut as you go. It's not necessarily the most organised way, but hey, I jumped in head first (as is my way).

The instructions along with the images are easy to follow, making this a great pattern for any skill level. After the quilt top was complete, I sandwiched it with the batting and backing and spray basted it all together. I contemplated echo quilting or straight line quilting, but in the end I went with a free motion, loopy quilting design. I used Aurifil 50wt in a light grey (#2615) both piece, and quilt. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. 

Get more details about the Monkey Business quilt pattern here:

Now, that you've seen my pink monkey, stop on over at these other blogs to see the other Monkey Business quilts in this blog hop.

Anorina of Samelia’s Mum
Melissa of Oh How Sweet
Jane of Quilt Jane
Afton of Quilting Mod

1 comment:

  1. I love the combination of the pink monkey with the stripy binding.
    You are far ahead. I still have to decide how to quilt mine.


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