Sunday, January 11, 2015

Just Monkeying Around!

One of our local quilt shops was having a pre-inventory sale with good prices for end-of-the bolt sales, so I ended up with an extra large piece of this cute monkey fabric.

In my recent efforts to use what is in my stash, I pulled out this fabric and began the hunt for bits and pieces that might go with it.  I wanted to use a pattern called Anthony’s Star from an older Quiltmaker magazine, and I found a few fabrics I liked and I auditioned them as I went:

And this is the design as it grew (not sewn together yet).

I think it will end up 40 inches wide, but I didn’t want it square so I am still adding to the top and bottom.  So what I’ve really created is another UFO!

Oh, and we did have an early cold snap in FL last November – this is the proof in the Fall Foliage!

Usually, we don’t get many red leaves, just faded green and yellow, but this one looks pretty in the back yard.  And it did get cold last week:
not frost on the windows, but condensation!
But the cold is gone now and rain is expected.  The poor tourists can't catch a break!

Edited:  I linked up with Oh, Scrap! at
I always seem to be at least a day late - maybe I'll get the hang of the Friday update soon!


Anonymous said...

That's a good UFO you have in progress there. Fun top from a fun fabric.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Great job finding those bits that worked so well from your stash. It is a very cute little quilt. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!