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Thread: Monkey see, monkey do? Well not quite!

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    Super Member LindaMRB's Avatar
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    Monkey see, monkey do? Well not quite!

    I've read so many posts here where someone just threw a quilt together for a friend, a new baby, a co-worker, someone retiring, whatever, and I wanted to be like you.

    I'm relatively new to quilting, don't have a lot of money and can't whip one out in an afternoon, but I decided it was time to try one for a friend of mine who is having her first baby. I have until August, right?
    So I found this monkey fabric in flannel and a high school friend of mine shared how she whips them out for her church group so I took her concept and messed with it.

    I started out wanting to put the pink between every row of squares and decided it was too heavy on the pink. Then I found out the baby will be a boy. So it stayed only between the middle rows. Actually the quilt is plenty big for a newborn and is lightweight (no batting), so I also thought I could machine quilt it. Forget that!
    I did machine quilt everywhere you see a pink box, using pink thread and straight lines, but when I tried to use green to meander with the thin green vines, I discovered I was out of my element and so went with 1/4 inch inside the seams on the beige squares. The backing is solid except where I added a strip of the two monkey fabrics to the top and bottom.

    Except for signing it, wrapping it and sending it off, it is done. It only took me a month. (A weekend and then lots of time doing nothing.) I think she will like the crazy color combination and won't mind all the pink for her son and I know she is not expecting it. Here is a photo I just took.

    If you made it to the end of my story, thank you for reading the whole thing!
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    Great job!
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    you did a wonderful job. Welcome to the addicted.
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    Cute baby quilt! It will be loved by the Mom and Baby!

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    She will know it was made with love and will love it, too. It's a super cute baby quilt.

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    Really cute quilt! Momma and baby will love it.
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    We have ALL been where you are! She is going to love it! It's adorable!
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    very cute, Your friend will love it

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    Sew cute!!!!!!

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    Really cute!
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    It looks great!!
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    nicely done
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    I just love it.

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    It is a cute little quilt! I know what you mean about speed. I can't just "whip something up" in a weekend either. I am slow, but I enjoy quilting. I make enough mistakes going slow, so I can't imagine what I would do going fast. Keep it up, you did great.

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    Good for you! Nicely done!
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