Happy to be Scrappy

Happy to be Scrappy

Monday, June 11, 2012

On The Wall

                                          Less blurry shot.

I have actually been working on a few projects.  The monkey is a pattern from Quiltmaker magazine. This picture was taken about 5:15 this morning.  Since then I have added the inner border. And laid out the leaf blocks for the border.  That means I'll be ready to get back on it when I get home from work.  I was not impressed with the pattern directions. There were just too many odd ball sizes to cut. For one thing the squares are 2 1/4".  It would have been much easier with them cut 2" or 2 1/2" and then to have a narrower or wider border.  I guess since I follow Bonnie Hunter and her scrap savers system those 2 1/4" just didn't fit in with my scraps.  It is turning out great though. Just as cute as I was hoping it would be.  I was a little concerned about making the mouth with a satin stitch but it worked just fine.

The blocks on the side that I didn't get pictures of today are a block of the month and two of my sew a long blocks from Barristers Block.

Well off to put in my 8 hours at work so I can afford to sew in the afternoons. Have a great Monday.



Dar said...

This is such a darling pattern. What issues of QuiltMaker is it in? It might have to be on my "to do" list for future baby quilt. Your's is adorable. I'm a Bonnie Hunter fan too, so I know what you mean about odd sizes.

Gari said...

Great monkey. I wonder if you couldn't have made it just a little larger to fit your squares. I have wondered that about several patterns but just haven't taken the time to check it out.