Wednesday, January 13, 2010

MacKenzie's Monkey Quilt and Giveaway

Yesterday, when I discovered the benefits of Bonnie's Leader's and Ender's, I started thinking maybe I could use my little 4 patches to do my new great grandbaby Mackenzie's quilt. I did a swap with Bluebird-Lyn, and acquired some sock monkey fabric (my grandson wants the babies nursery in monkeys) and wasn't quite sure what to do with it. This isn't very imaginative, but I think that it is good that I now have a top finished since the baby is almost a month old. It will be about 37" by 48", so will hopefully be a good drag around quilt when she is a little older. I have a yard each of 2 baby print flannels that I washed last night and will do a strippy on the back. To me, monkeys aren't very feminine, and I'm trying to girl it up a bit with the pink sashing and border, and the pastel flannel back. Now I have 10 tops that are priorities. By the way, if you click on the link to Bluebird-Lyn's blog, she has some really cute blocks for Amy's 2010 BOM quilt.

Now to the Giveaway. It is from another favorite blogger Nichole.
Nichole in Real Life is celebrating it's 100th post with a giveaway of some really pretty fat quarters. You have until midnight Sunday, January 17th to enter.


scraphappy said...

I think the sock monkey quilt is adorable. What a nice way to showcase the fabric and still work in some piecing.

Amy said...

yes, yes...SO nice and fun when a quilt suddenly just "happens" due to leaders-enders! FUN!

Teresa said...

The monkey quilt is a cutie that I know the baby will love for many years. Drag around quilts are always loved!