Wednesday, January 16, 2013

sock monkeys!

A few weeks ago this adorable sock monkey fabric arrived at my local quilt shop. I knew I would find something to use it for. It is just too good to pass up! The bottom two super wonderful polka dots are from the Mischief line by Nancy Halvorson. I LOVE them, especially combined with the sock monkeys!
I thought my fair and square pattern would be a fitting one for this fabric. It shows off the prints nicely. Plus, I had a complete set of background pieces cut out and just waiting to be used. (For over 2 years!!!) I didn't bother to look at my own tutorial, which is something I should have taken the time to do. My quilt ended up being 9" too short. Doh!
It would have been fine as it was, but after much debate I decided I should go ahead and fix it. A little stitch ripping and a little adding on and I was done. Again. :) It would have been so much easier to do it right the first time!
In the end, I'm glad I added on. I love how it turned out!!! Now, to design a fun and scrappy back....


45 comments:

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

I love it, too.

Lee D said...

the top wasn't too short, you were just monkeying around!

Valerie said...

Oh my those monkeys are so cute!

Nailaa said...

OMG I love this fabrics !! :D

mascanlon said...

Such a fun quilt, love the pattern!

Rene' said...

That sock monkey fabric is too cute. Haven't seen this fabric before, and I am going to pretend I don't see it now ;-) Your fair and square pattern is a good choice too. Sweet quilt!

Diane said...

Cute fabrics!

Tornado Alley said...

So stinking cute!!

Tiffany said...

How adorable! This turned out great!

Muddling Through said...

Oh yay! I had not seen the new sock monkeys. Good to know. It's hard to go wrong with sock monkeys, in my opinion. LOL Your quilt shows them off to perfection.

Mama Bell said...

Thanks for all of your wonderful sharing! I look forward to your posts each week. Loving the quilt!

Becky said...

What a fun fabric to work with! Would love to get a hold of some of that for any of my grand babies for a little lap quilt or something. Your quilt is super cute.

terrieannie said...

I'm never been a color red or a sock monkey fan, but this quilt has given me new perspective.... I love it! This simple quilt with these fabrics totally pops!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Very cute! Love the fabric !

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I didn't think I'd like anything "sock monkey" (too scary) but that is way cute!

katie z. said...

I love the colors!

Tina ~ Seaside Stitches said...

Adorable! I'm having the same problem today- not doing things right the first time. It happened twice already!

Suzanne said...

I'm smitten with those dots!

Di said...

It is a fab quilt design and looks lovely in your fabric choice. Di x

Two Wednesdays said...

That's gorgeous. I love the warm colours

familylove said...

Just bought some of the sock monkey fabric at one of my local quilt stores. It was too cute to pass up. Love how the quilt turned out.

Kari @ The Purple Quiltapotamus said...

Oh my word that fabric is adorable! Love the quilt.

Lacy@uphillandsmiling said...

adorable! :)

Karen said...

What a great looking quilt-the colors are wonderful.

Sandra said...

So cute, so worth the extra work!
What young (or not so young!) child wouldn't just LOVE a sock monkey. Timeless creature!!
It would be extra cute with one of those stripey fabrics for a binding!!

Sarah Craig said...

What a wonderful quilt! I've always loved that pattern, too - we've used it quite a bit for ministry quilts, because it's so quick and easy yet looks so good!

Live a Colorful Life said...

cute, cute, CUTE!!

Rachel said...

I adore sock monkeys and had not seen this fabric. might have to hunt it down :-)Great quilt!

Lindy said...

Totally adorable! I need this fabric! I wonder if you can get it in the uk?

grandparentsplus2 said...

My grandkids just love sock monkeys. This is a really cute quilt with a wonderful combination of fabrics.

Vickie said...

Could not download the pdf file. But the quilt is adorable! Love the sock fabric!!

Thimbleanna said...

So cute CrazyMom -- I LOVE that fabric!!!

elizabeth said...

adorable fabric and I love the color palette--timeless not trendy. You chose a perfect way to showcase the fabrics--LOVE IT!

diegoagogo said...

Oh my stars this is just gorgeous!! I LOVE sock monkeys & this pattern is great for showing off feature fabrics.
Thanks for sharing.
Cheers
Lush x

Jolie said...

Those sock monkey prints are sooooo adorable. They would make a really sweet quilt for a sock monkey loving little kid . I love what you did with them in your quilt. Its perfect!

Laura Davies said...

Love the fabric. Like how you staggered the squares too:)

jvp said...

Those little monkeys are so cheerful!!! :D The design you picked shows them off well!!

Pinklibby said...

Your quilt is just toooooo cute!!!

Jeneta said...

You seem to be able to put quilt tops together so quickly! I really like this design - I haven't seen this one of yours before - it shows off the cute monkeys!

LimeRiot said...

That fabric is so cute!! I think it's great that the whit backing let's those little monkeys really stand out.

Esther said...

Very beautiful!

Kristine said...

Oh my I love this one! the layout is so clean and sleek but with just enough movement that it isn't a boring checkerboard. Great fabric too!

Smultronbo said...

What a beautiful quilttop. I love it! Looks so fresh with the white sashing and border and really fun prints as well. Really nice.

Carie said...

Sock monkey fabric! Be still my beating heart! (And run and hide credit card)

tracygracedesigns.com said...

love the design, what a fabulous way to show off all the lovely fabric we have in our stash!