A Monkey Quilt

So I made Nolan a little monkey quilt during the last weeks of my pregnancy. It measures 44″ x 44″ and is the perfect size for snuggling my baby boy.

front of quilt

It’s super simple and used fabric that I already had on hand. I I cut 4.5 inch squares from the novelty monkey fabric and from a variety of tan and green fat quarters. Then I cut 2.5 inch strips of fabric from a variety of brown, tan, and green fat quarters to frame the squares. Easy peasy.

back of quilt

I had almost enough of the monkey fabric to make the back, so I just added some strips to make up for the difference in size. Again, 2.5 inch strips leftover from the fabrics I used on the front.

20120321-210531.jpgclose up of quilting (and my bigger boy admiring the work, ahem, or maybe just the monkeys)

I did a really simple wavy line using my walking foot for the quilting.
It went super fast and I really like the waviness in contrast to the sharp squares.

20120321-210523.jpgclose up of binding

I used leftover fabric from the back of the Block-a-palooza quilt. I always do the binding by hand. There is something so wonderful about finishing off a machine quilt with a bit of handsewing. Plus, since this was a special quilt for a special new baby, it gave me lots of time to pray and think about the little guy while I was stitching away.

Hooray for monkeys!