Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Once Upon A Story With Five Little Monkeys

It's time for another row along by Marian at Seams to be Sew.Thanks, Marian, for putting this
in motion and lining everything up! This time we're having fun with "Once Upon A Story"
of fairy tales, poems, and songs. I knew right away I'd be making something with the
 "Five Little Monkeys" theme. Monkeys are kind of my thing!
My Monkey Boys love to jump on anything, including beds!

This block is unfinished at 30 1/2" x 30 1/2"


In case you don't know the song...


Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor And the doctor said
No more monkeys jumping on the bed

Four little monkeys jumping on the bed 
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor And the doctor said,
No more monkeys jumping on the bed

Three little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor 
And the doctor said,
No more monkeys jumping on the bed

Two little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor
And the doctor said,
No more monkeys jumping on the bed

One little monkey jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor 
And the doctor said,
Put those monkeys right to bed



The fabrics I used were by Northcott who generously gave me one yard of fabric, which I used
for the background. It's Stonehenge Gradations #39382-12. Of course, I had to have more,
so I bought a bundle of this pretty fabric from the Fat Quarter Shop. The colors are amazing!


You can download the free block pattern HERE


Check out all the other row along participants:

Tuesday, October 08, 2019
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My patterns from previous Seams to be Sew Sew Alongs:
2015 - EQ7  Seasons - HERE


2016 - The Road Home - HERE


2017 - Christmas Caroling - HERE


2018- My Happy Place - HERE


I used my favorite iron-on adhesive for the applique...love it!
Heat n Bond's EZ Print Lite Sheets can be run through an inkjet printer...no tracing!
Heat n Bond Lite comes in sheets, too.


Thanks for stopping by!



107 comments:

shobs said...

Oh that's a new song for me. Cute block. I can see it made up as a wall hanging for a boy's room.

Marian said...

Love Love Love the monkeys... so much fun as all your rows have always been. Every year I love seeing what you come up with and you never ever disappoint Carol. What fun to share your past patterns with those who are rowing along this season. Thanks for being part of the fun for the last 5 years.

JP said...

One of my favorites to read to my 2 active boys. Love the block!

KathyK said...

Five Little Monkies

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

Super cute block Carol! I love monkeys and my kids love that song/rhyme. I'll be adding this block to my library, thanks!

Susan said...

Thank you so much I have been looking for a project for our local Childrens Hospital and this Perfectly fits the bill.

Carol Andrews said...
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Carol- Beads and Birds said...

OMGOSH, that is such a cute block and interpretation of the song. It was one of my daughter's friend's favorites when they were young.
xx, Carol

Stitchin At Home said...

Love your block! Those five monkeys jumping on a bed are now going around in my head.

Carol Andrews said...

Just love those Five Little Monkeys. Isn’t Stonehenge just the perfect fabrics for this sweet block. So generous of Northcott!

Annie said...

LOL...Carol, this block of your five monkeys is super adorable. I love the little stars around the fallen monkey’s head. And the one swinging from the light fixture...the whole idea of this block has me smiling and snickering.

Karen said...

Your Five Little Monkeys block is so cute. This would be a fun block to make into a baby quilt.

Allison said...

Five Little Monkeys--a favorite of my grandchildren when they were small. Such a cute block!

Eileen said...

This is the first time i have ever followed a blog. I love the Five Little Monkeys. I used to sing it with my children and now that i have a new grandchild on the way, it will make a cute addition to a baby quilt. Thank you for the pattern!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Adorable monkeys! I remember that song; I’ve always loved monkeys so it stuck with me lol.

catladyinmas said...

Thank you so much for doing this. Your pattern is adorable.

Maryalis

Carol said...

SEW cute!! My grandchildren always liked Five Little Monkeys when they were little, and it's sew appropriate for your family. How fun! Love it!!

Janet said...

Such a cute block! Thank you! And now the song is going through my head, lol!

For the love of geese said...

OMG this is so cute. As soon as I saw the monkeys the song started playing in my head.

Ronelle said...

Thank you for reminding me of the cute song and a BIG thank you for the pattern you shared.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

This is a great project, Carol! I love hearing about your Monkey Boys and this block is a perfect tribute to them! Love it!! Thanks for sharing the pattern! Yep, I'll be singing this song all day - but that's not a problem!! LOL

Britt-Inger said...

Of course you should have a story about monkeys. I have followed you and your monkey boys for long time. I love your block

Marcy said...

Five little monkeys

Lori Smanski said...

FIVE LITTLE MONKEYS JUMPING ON THE BED
My two kiddos used to sing this all the time. Never did figure out why. LOL
Your block is wonderful. and so descriptive.
Thank you for sharing.
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Rebecca Smith said...

I love your row! You could make such a cute baby quilt from this one!

vivoaks said...

Five Little Monkeys!!! I remember this from my childhood. Thanks for the memories!! And thanks for being a part of the Row-A-Long!! Love it!!

rosemaryschild said...

Oh my word! I haven't thought of those five little monkeys jumping on the bed in forever! Thank you for that memory, Susan

Nancy said...

Such a cute block. It brings me back to when I taught 1st grade and kindergarten.

Sharon Aurora said...

Oh, it is so so cute! Five Little Monkeys is one of my favorites. We sang that when we were kids (as we were jumping on the bed). And I sang it to my kids when they were young.

gpcrafty said...

Love, love, love this block! The monkeys are adorable. Thank you.

Calicojoan said...

These little monkeys are so stinkin' cute. That was a song we sang all the time when my boys were little! Talk about bringing back some memories!!! Thanks for an adorable block!

Pam K said...

Five Little Monkeys! My granddaughters favorite when she was little.

marebear said...

Very cute row with the 5 Little Monkeys, Carol!I like how you offered your rows from previous years, as well.

Janice said...

I loved using this one when I taught school music.

Shirley said...

I always use 5 Little Monkeys in ESL for English and for counting. The ditty is a favorite of mine. Thanks for such a cute row.

dungeonquilter said...

I love the 5 Little Monkeys!

Orla V said...

What a great start to the row-a-long, your monkeys are wonderful! Thank you so much.

Peggyinno said...

Those 5 Little Monkeys are new to me! Love the block. What a great start for the Row Along!

works4me said...

I had never heard of 5 Little Monkeys until now. So much more fun than 99 bottles of beer on the wall. Your block is absolutely adorable.

Jan said...

Monkeys! Love this as a theme, thank you for sharing your talent!

Carol O said...

Wow I remember this one! thank you, too cute!

Gabriele beck said...

Just did that song with my granddaughter! She loves it.

Moira said...

Very Cute! Thanks for sharing the row.

Moira said...

And I forgot to say cute theme with the 5 monkeys!

apple blossom said...

5 Little Monkeys jumping on the bed. Sew cute .

sewlost said...

You always make the cutest whimsical projects. thank you so much.
Sandy

Lorna said...

Five Little Monkeys is the name of the block. Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed is the name of the song. The block is so cute

Roseanne said...

Hi Carol! Aww, 5 Little Monkeys is just PERFECT for you and your theme. I mean, it's like it was meant to be, certainly. And what a cute block this is. Thanks for sharing the block. I wanted to participate in this - maybe next year. ~smile~ Roseanne

Andrea S. said...

Never heard of Five Little Monkeys, new one for me!

myzbarb said...

Five Little Monkeys. My nieces loved this song!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Cute little monkeys. I used to sing this nursery rhyme song with the kids I taught. One had to do the actions, too! Karen T.

Gina's Custom Creations said...

What an adorable block! I hope I will be able to make this one...I know how to raw edge applique, but haven't got a clue as to how to do smaller pieces and without a raw edge. Guess I'd better get busy watching some YouTube tutorials!

wendy said...

Very cute block! This was always a favorite with the kids in my classrooms. My own kids enjoyed singing it over and over. Thank you!

apquilter said...

Love the jumping monkeys poem and the quilt block brings it immediately to mind.

Michele-Marie said...

Looks like more fun than a barrel full of monkeys.
Thank you for pattern, absolutely so cute.

Sewgirl said...

Five Little Monkeys! How cute that row/block is! Thanks for sharing!

PuppyPaws said...

Five Little Monkeys! How cute! Thanks for printing the song too. I knew there was one but I never knew what the words were.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Very cute. I sing 6 little monkeys jumping on the bed while I brush my teeth. It ends up being about 2 minutes which is just right.

Robin said...

The theme of 5 Little Monkeys besides being an old fairy tale poem teaches kids to count 1-5 along with no jumping in bed or you'll get hurt--- stay in bed. That might be too simplistic but that;s how I see it without a lot of historical research.

Dix in Canada said...

We have a little monkey of a grandson, who loves jumping. Love your block! Thanks for sharing! I have a reminder for a song I haven't yet sung to him, & I'm hoping he'll sing along.

Pamela said...

5 Little Monkeys was one of my favorites when my daughter was little - always good for a giggle!

whistlebet57 said...

Thank you very much. I remember this. Thanks so much
Elizabeth

Amanda Best said...

I love the Five Little Monkey's rhyme you designed your block about, and the block is just so cute, thank you!
bestbelle2010@aol.com

Danice G said...

How adorable. Five Little Monkeys theme is perfect for gender-neutral designing.

Kathleen said...

Oh my, that song will be in my head! Love your Etsy store.

GranChris said...

Five Little Monkeys jumping on the Bed will be in my head for days now. Very cute.

Farm Quilter said...

I remember singing Five Little Monkeys with my daughters!! Your monkeys are adorable! Thank you for sharing your talents!!

Susan said...

This is the first time I have heard of and read, "Five Little Monkeys."

Sandi1100 said...

Your monkeys are so cute! I remember that nursery rhyme. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

I am new t0 this. I am looking forward to see what all the designers have done with this theme. I just love your 5 little monkeys row!

BarefootThunder said...

monkeys, monkeys...no monkeys jumpin'... my grand daughter sings this to me when I tell her she can NOT jump on the beds at my house.
I absolutely love it. thanks much for sharing. I am actually working on a quilt for her, I will have to figure out how to add this to it.

CyndyL said...

5 Little Monkeys

Nancy D said...

Jumping bed monkies. or Five Little Monkies. Had forgotten all about that song.

Karrin Hurd said...

Cute quilt, My grandkids and I always loved that book!

OhioLori said...

Oooooh! Five Little Monkey's!!! was my oldest son's favorite when he was little! :) Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way :D

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

I love the song and book for Five Little Monkeys and your very cute quilt block is a perfect addition. I need to think of someone to make it for. Thanks for sharing.

threadlady said...

What a creat block for the center of a child's quilt! Thanks so much.

Cecilia said...

Five Little Monkeys! This is adorable!

Paula G said...

Love the Five Monkeys, and enjoyed seeing all of your previous rows. They all have a great sense of fun.

Createology said...

Carol Dear this row is super cute with your Five Monkeys. I immediately thought of your Grands. Yes, I do know this song and now it is looping in my head...thank you very much. LOL. Happy Hopping...

Cynthia's Creating Ark said...

A very cute block.

babiesdoc said...

I love Monkeys-- yours are great!

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Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Carole, that is a really cute block. Congrats!

Mary Lou P. said...

Five Little Monkeys. So cute. My granddaughter and I sing this at bedtime.

quiltynan said...

Your theme is 5 little monkeys! So cute!

nicolesender said...

Five Little Monkeys is one of my grandson's favorite songs!

Linda Fleming said...

Five Little Monkeys jumping on a bed.

What a wonderful block!

Beth Strand said...

So very cute!

Beth Strand said...

Your fixed little monkees look as cute as can be!

Susan L. said...

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed.

Mary said...

I remember my boys jumping on the bed. lol cute block!

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

Love it!!!! :D

-Soma

Hope Mitchner said...

Love the Five Little Monkeys. This is an adorable block.

Lee said...

Fabulous block! Thank you for sharing!

Karen McMahon said...

I have always loved The Five Little Monkeys song. Your monkey block is so cute. Thanks for sharing it.

Chelsea said...

Cute block

KaHolly said...

Carol, Five Little Monkeys is the perfect choice for you, and what an adorable block!

nancy c said...

I didn't know the 5 little monkey song, but your block is adorable :)

Julie said...

5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. I raised 2 boys who used the couch for jumping.

Cathy B. said...

Love the monkeys! It's one of our favs too - Sharon, Lois & Bram do a great version!

Linda Bratten said...

Singing the song ever since I saw your post. Cute block!

Sharon said...

Such memories! Love your little monkeys. Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

I decided to see what I missed while I was gone. Thank goodness I did! I love this adorable block. Thank you so much!

Emily said...

Wow, I love this! Such a cute block! Thank you!

My husband has a t-shirt that has a monkey jumping on a bed in the universal "no" symbol/circle with a line through it and the words "the doctor said" across the bottom. It's my favorite shirt of his!

Wayne miller said...

I cannot get the pattern to download how can I get the pattern

Wayne miller said...

I tried everything to down load this pattern without success . I am so disappointed .

Carol S. said...

To Wayne Miller - You are a no reply blogger so I have no way of contacting you because your comment does not give me an email for a response. If you are trying to download this pattern to an iphone or ipad, it may be the problem. Try downloading it to a computer. If you email me directly, I will help you.