Thursday, February 7, 2013

Monkey business

We love Luke's kindergarten teacher. She's going on maternity leave next week, despite my protestations. Her classroom theme is monkeys, so I made her a quilt using leftover bits I had on hand from this one.

  monkey business
 I put this quilt together using the Charm Squares Baby Quilt pattern on Sew Mama Sew.


The fabric (Hooty Hoot by Riley Blake) is well-suited to fussy cutting, so I was able to highlight some of the cute critters.

I even had enough fabric leftover to piece a back.

Came into the room to find Luke had started basting my quilt for me. Child labor laws? Psh.
 Luke always likes to help me tape down my quilt backs for basting. This time, he did it himself while I was out of the room. His technique needs a little refining, but not too bad!


Heather D. said...

Very sweet. How nice to make a quilt for Luke's teacher.

Elizabeth Dackson said...

So sweet! I'll bet his teacher is really going to treasure this quilt :) I love that Luke helps you with your basting, that's great!! Does he give lessons??? ;)

Marla said...

Very cute! I love those little critters. I like the pops of red. Loopy monkey tail quilting!

Eric, Marilyn, and Elliott said...

So now we know that Luke quilts in his underwear. I hope that's not a whole family thing. :) Really cute and she will absolutely love it!

Kristie said...

Oh my good gracious! Love how Luke is basting in his gitch. Hilarious! Talk about a little monkey :)

felicity said...

A very sweet quilt, Katie! Love the monkeys (including yours :D).

**nicke... said...

that is a very cute quilt katie! and he is adorable in his little underwear! my henry just started with the underwear and i am over the moon happy that he is potty trained! no more diapers for us! yayayayay!

Sarah said...

hehehe look at your little monkey! Very cute, is he meditating? My kids helped me baste some quilts the other day. They helped me smooth the layers out for spray basting, but I made them get well away for the spraying part. They loved helping out.

Toni said...

Very cute quilt! Hopefully Luke's sub will be just as cool as his teacher! And I love Luke's meditation pose. So serious about his quilting work! My kids have an obsession with helping me tape, too. Glad somebody enjoys it!

Leah said...

I love the gray with it! I'm so glad you had extra for another baby to enjoy.

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