Thursday, February 13, 2014

Monkey Baby Quilt Finish

This quilt brings a big smile to my face. It was so much fun to design, and then to see it finished...yeah, I'm really happy about it.


The blocks are 15-inches each. There are six blocks. I designed them in EQ7. They are all paper pieced.


I pulled the fabric for the sashing out of my stash. I really like the gold tones with the purple batik. I did some fussy cutting too.


The purple batik fabric has pink butterflies and flowers scattered throughout the print. This was my first time using batik. I am a batik convert now! It was wonderful fabric to work with. I hope it washes well. I will be using several color catchers.


I used variegated thread for the quilting. It really blends well with the batik. The free motion quilting is an all-over design of loops and hearts.


The quilt is backed with grey minky. I added applique for the quilt tag, and added all the information with a permanent fabric marking pen. I also made a tag with Good Golly Ginger printed on it. The back of the tag says Handmade by Katie Dold. :)


My binding application has significantly improved. It's all machine-stitched. So, this quilt will last a lifetime.


This baby quilt measures 40" x 56". It's big for a new baby, but it will definitely last a long time. Now it's time for me to go make an owl quilt!

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  1. Hi Katie, I just posted following you at NTT:-)
    Love your Monkey quilt, and even more so after reading you drew the blocks.
    Too cute.

  2. How fun! Love the monkey face!! Gorgeous quilt :)

  3. Your fabric choices were perfect! I love using binding that has diagonals on it. I think it adds that tiny bit of movement to the edge of the quilt. Beautiful work!

  4. What a cute monkey! Love that you paired her with flowers!

  5. Very cute! Love that monkey. Great job designing and implementing it too. Of course purple does happen to be my favorite color! And batiks…well it seems I might really like those a lot too. So way to go! K-

  6. How cute! And such easy fun colors!

  7. A perfect quilt for a baby, beautiful :-)

  8. oh my goodness, Katie!! This quilt is too adorable! That monkey just makes me smile!

    Thank you so much for sharing this at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  9. Oh wow, that monkey is absolutely adorable! :D When I first glanced at the quilt, I assumed it was all appliqué, that's amazing that you paper-pieced it all. :) Such a fun quilt, I'm sure any baby would love it!

  10. Awww, this is adorable! Love the use of purple as a background and I think the binding and contrasting yellow bits look fab!


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