Years and years ago I made a super fun quilt for a super fun little guy...I don't know if there's anyone around anymore who read this blog back then (or, let's face it, anyone who reads it now...at all), but, if so, remember this?
No pattern, just a jolly pack of funky monkey fabrics, and a wee bit more yardage. It came out adorably, if I do say so myself. When I was making it, I managed to lose the original jolly pack of fabric squares, and in a panic, ordered another one, which of course gauranteed that the first would turn up. So I've been saving the extra funky monkey squares for a few years, waiting for the perfect baby.
Which has turned out to be my new cousin, name and sex TBD. We know s/he will arrive 2/24, as our fabulous older cousin didn't treat his mom so nicely on the way out, so this time around is a scheduled C-Section. That cousin of course also got a quilt- gender neutral, yet again. Remember this one?
Yesterday was a brutally cold, slightly snowy day, my day off, and the kids in school. So I spent Monday morning streaming Season 4 of Buffy and working on this.
It still needs borders. I have some of the light blue with plain sock monkeys for that, and I think I'll do corner squares in the wild monkeys-in-a-box print... And some of the white w/red and brown dots for binding, and then red all-over-sock-monkeys in flannel for the back. It's going to be sweet, and cuddly, and it wont show tons of stains easily, all my faves in a baby quilt.
Not as unique, improved, or arty as I would like, but, rest assured that there's a few piles of fabric percolating in my studio right now. Speaking of which- if anyone has any scraps of GREEN halloween fabric, let me know if you'd be up for a trade. I've got purples, oranges, blacks, and whites galore, but a dearth of green. A few bit of blues or reds would be great, too!