Peekaboo Monkeys

loisflanFebruary 24, 2014

Here is the quilt top that I made for our newest grandson coming this April. The colors are brighter than in the photo. I will back it with green Minky and bind it with two-toned brown polka dots.

Thanks, Linda, for urging me on.

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nannykins

That is one very cute quilt. So glad you finished it up. Lucky baby!
Theresa

    Bookmark   February 24, 2014 at 6:44AM
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littlehelen_gw

How cute is that! Lucky little boy ... :-)
V.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2014 at 7:13AM
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jennifer_in_va

That is adorable! You'll have it done in plenty of time for his arrival!

    Bookmark   February 24, 2014 at 7:13AM
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lindaoh_gw

It's so cute and one of my favorite baby quilt patterns. I love your idea of minky on the back. Good job!
Linda OH

    Bookmark   February 24, 2014 at 8:56AM
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grammyp

That is too cute! What a great quilt for cuddling.

beverly

    Bookmark   February 24, 2014 at 9:17AM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Awwwww, so cute, Lois. Nice to have each other to spur us to completion, eh?

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   February 24, 2014 at 10:00AM
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bev2009

It's an adorable quilt!

    Bookmark   February 24, 2014 at 11:28AM
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petalpatsy

This might be the cutest thing I've ever seen.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2014 at 2:55PM
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magothyrivergirl

Adorable! Perfect for a little guy. Brown Polka dots will be cute for the binding.
Did you use a kit?

    Bookmark   February 24, 2014 at 4:14PM
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quiltingfox

That's so cute! What a wonderful baby quilt.

Best to you,
Sandra

    Bookmark   February 24, 2014 at 6:00PM
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loisflan

Thanks, everyone. Marsha, it wasn't a kit. The book it's in is called Quilting for Baby by Jeanne Stauffer & Sandra L. Hatch. Lots of fun baby quilts, some really simple, others more complicated. I'll post a better picture after it's quilted and bound. What looks like a solid cream in the photo is actually tiny green polka dots on a cream background.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2014 at 8:38PM
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quiltnhen

Really cute.
LindaB/CA

    Bookmark   February 24, 2014 at 8:43PM
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bee0hio

Really cute!

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 9:12AM
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kathi_mdgd

That's really cute!! That would be a cute one for me to make for my newest ggs.His mom did his room with monkeys and I made him monkey sheets.bought him some clothes with monkeys,and made him a monkey bib and burp pad from the sheet leftovers.Also sent him a stuffed monkey for his first xmas.

The sheet is shown on the sewing forum here.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2014 at 5:55PM
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redmary

How cute! A wonderful gift for a new baby!

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 6:08PM
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day2day

Adorable!

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 3:41PM
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petalpatsy

Did you have the book for this one? I look at it and think, 'How hard can it be?' because once you see a picture and have the idea, I really think I can cut out the simple monkey shapes. I always wonder though, if there are tips or tricks or patterns in a book I'll be missing, and Amazon has a chewed used copy for ten bucks. How exactly did you do the eyes?

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 4:39PM
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loisflan

Petalpatsy, the eyes are simply white ovals (kind of) with black circles (kind of). Before you put all the strips together, all the monkey tails, the headless monkey's feet and the head of the topmost middle monkey are applied to the strips so that the body parts go into the seam allowance. Then the strips are sewn together. Then the monkey body parts are added. I appliqued around each part (including eye whites and pupils). I did not applique where the body parts went into the seam allowance or when an ear, for instance, went behind the head. In other words, every raw edge was blanket stitched. One strand of embroidery floss was used for eyebrows, two eye lashes each eye, mouth and nose.

I borrowed the book from a neighbor. It is full of cute baby quilts, certainly worth $10 if it's not too chewed up.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 4:52PM
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petalpatsy

Thanks for the information. Hmmmmm....

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 3:13AM
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