After the night of 1000 sock monkeys, I took an unrelated quilting class at Stitch Lounge. Included in the course materials fee was all the fabric for the quilt top. In the piles of fabrics that the instructor offered us was this adorable sock monkey fabric by Moda. I was planning this as a gift for my niece, so I wanted it to be as lively as she is. Now, some might say that the sock monkeys were lively enough. However, when given the choice between subdued and loud, I will always go for the choice that pops. So, the crazy floral became the secondary fabric, with a more subtle light blue with cherries as the third. I am very excited about the results:
Despite cutting myself with the rotary cutter and sewing the side of my finger, I really enjoyed this project. I want to make more children's quilts! I want to make more sock monkey quilts! (To that end, I purchase quite a bit of the monkey fabric and a package of fat quarters in different sock monkey related fabrics in flannel). I am also obsessing over the quilt in this issue of Craft.
Any experienced quilters have advice for me?