Saturday, October 18, 2014

Saturday Snapshots: Monkey Quilt

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Today we are linking up with Melinda at West Metro Mommy for Super Saturday Snapshots.

I started my first quilt last December and figured it would take a couple of weeks at most to complete. I kept the design fairly simple but it ended up taking a lot longer than I expected. (I wrote a post about my progress back in April which you can check out by clicking here) I am happy to announce that I have finally finished the quilt and in time for my niece's birthday later this month. The quilt is 3ft (91cm) by 5 feet (152cm) so she can use it in the living room or even on her toddler bed. I am very happy that I was finally able to complete it. Below are some photos of the completed quilt. 

The front of the quilt is a patchwork design with monkeys on it. I tried to keep the design fairly simple for my first quilt.

I chose this fabric for the back of the quilt.

The quilting pattern was wavy lines with leaves every so often. It is a nice effect without being too complex.

A closer view of both sides of the quilt.

Now that this quilt is done I have moved onto my next quilt which is a bubble/biscuit quilt for my nephew that is due next month. I will post pictures of it once it is completed.

Have you ever made a quilt?


  1. I have never made a quilt, and I'm very impressed. Those monkey definitely look mischievous. Here's Mine

  2. Congratulations on making your first quilt. You chose a great pattern and cute fabric for your first creation -- good job! I'm a quilter too (I've posted photos on my blog in the past), but I've never tried a biscuit quilt. It will be fun to see yours. I hope you enjoy the process.
    Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog post.

  3. Great job on a first quilt. Pink and green and giggling monkeys, your niece is sure to love it. I, too , am a quilter and made a monkey quilt for a girl in the office where I worked. It was fun. I am anxious to see your biscuit quilt, I have never done one.

  4. Beautiful quilts. You've done a very good job there. :)

  5. I have only made one quilt, which I have written about here I do think I might be ready for another one, but to plan it a bit more. I love the monkey fabric you have used.

  6. My mother loved to quilt but I never took it up. I like knitting and embroidery.

  7. You picked such a cute and fun design! How did your niece enjoy it?

    I have never quilted. The art of sewing, knitting, and all things fabric never came natural to me. When younger, I tried for the sake of doing stuff with my grandmother.

    My aunt loves to quilt. Their basement is full of quilt equipment. She also gave a quilt a few years back to my husband and me.


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