Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks
Good morning dear readers!
And it’s a lovely morning to help announce the release of the first special issue of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks!
Want to see what I submitted for this issue? *hehe*
Lil’ Monkeys take the bus! And they do it in style, donning their favourite hats. It’s a lap quilt measuring 45″ x 56″, and would delight any little kid in need of a quilt.
This series of monkey patterns was based on my original Lil’ Monkey design published in QM’s 100 Blocks Vol 4. back in November, 2011.
With a little nip and a tuck, I adjusted his head to allow for 6 easily interchangeable hat variations. When I showed my draft to my son, he insisted that I design some hands and a steering wheel so the bus isn’t careening out of control down the street! Smart kid, I’d completely overlooked that rather significant detail.
Here’s the completed top I sent down to Quiltmaker, which was then quilted and bound by Donna Smith. My son was just big enough to hold it for the photo.
Want to take a wild guess who was the big inspiration behind Lil’ Monkey?
So, if you hop on over to Quiltmaker’s blog, you can preview all of the quilts and enter for a chance to win a free copy of the magazine!
Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Sewing!