Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Monkeys And A Ruffle

During the retreat last weekend, it seemed to be the rule that you MUST go fabric 
shopping during the course of the whole sew, eat, laugh, and play getaway thing.

So, of course, I went shopping and of course I bought fabric.

While on one of these shopping trips, I saw a cute quilt in a fabric store and loved 
the fabric and method they used to make it. So, of course, I HAD to make it...my way...
(their's had ric rac, mine has a ruffle.)
Fabric: "Monkey Around" - designed by 
Bethany Berndt Shackelford for Quilting Treasures.

It has raw edges and will need a few more machine washings to get the perfect frayed look. 
It was so easy (and I do love that easy stuff) and it went together really fast.
I machine bound it using that fun method with a piping look (love it!)
Linda (that amazing long-arm quilter from the retreat) suggested the wavy lines in between the rows 
and the extra waves at the top. I liked her idea and so I used it. Thanks, Linda!
Now I just have to find a little girl who needs this since my Monkey Boys aren't crazy about that ruffle.

Blog hop news:
Tomorrow starts the Tammy Bag hop!
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22 comments:

Robin said...

Love the monkey quilt and the red ruffle. Another great job well done. :)

Robin in Washington State
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tubakk said...

A cute little quilt that is.

WoolenSails said...

I love this one, nice way to lay out the rows and a nice scrappy look.

Debbie

Tiffany said...

Ah! That ruffle takes the cake. I love it~ :D

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Stop monkeying around! kidding...lovin the monkey fabric quilt!

Madame Samm said...

Ohhhh Carol, this is fabulous....I am a girl, I love monkeys lol and you know how I feel about ruffles lol
No really this is gorgeous...love it to bits....

StitchinByTheLake said...

Carol I'm going to have find that fabric! I have a neighbor who has a monkey, a real live one, and whenever I find monkey fabric I grab it for her. :) blessings, marlene

jan said...

This is sew very adorable! Especially with the ruffle!

Lesley said...

This is so cute! I'm sure it will find an owner that will cuddle it forever!

Melody said...

So cute.

krislovesfabric said...

Cute, cute, cute :)

Katherine said...

Darling! What is it with monkey boys and a dislike of ruffles?! Any sign of gathers, let alone a ruffle would send my boys running. I think you need a granddaughter to cuddle in that quilt, Carol. Can you place an order for one? ;o)

Barb said...

I love this....

Mrs.Pickles said...

wow thats great!!

Madame Samm said...

I am back, i like to place an order...lol

Janarama said...

Cute, cute, cute! LOL I'm sure they didn't have to twist your arm too hard to go fabric shopping. Sounds like you really enjoyed your first retreat.

Vickie said...

That is one cute monkey quilt !It reminds me of a song, would you like to sing it with me ?
here we come...
walking down the street...
We get the funniest looks from ..
everyone we meet....
Hey hey we're the monkeys..
People say we monkey around....
We're to busy singing....
to put anybody down.

Thearica said...

I need this fabric! Love your quilt! :)

Pauline said...

What a super sweet quilt you made!
Did you like the re-treat?

Michelle said...

That's so cute -- I love the ruffle!

Vickie said...

That turned out soooo cute. I am amazed at how quickly you finished this. I mean, it is quilted and your binding is on! I have lessons to learn from you :)

Vickie said...

Try, try again. I didn't mean to be a no-reply blogger!