Thursday, May 17, 2012

Funky Monkey Baby Quilt

This is the quilt that I made for my grandson, Daniel. His bedroom is painted blue and decorated with monkeys. So I bought Modas funky monkey fabric and made a trip around the world quilt. 

There was probably a faster way to do this quilt, but I wanted to fussy cut the monkeys.  So I cut all 273 squares individually and arranged them on a design wall and then sewed them together. 


I put in a few bananas.



I used a flannel backing on the quilt and machine quilted it on my Bernina. This stitch is one used by a friend who machine quilts on her Bernina, too.


I like to machine quilt, but I'm not good at sewing a straight line so this is how I set my Bernina to do this stitch.  
 

Here's Daniel with his new quilt. 



Thanks for stopping by today!

23 comments:

  1. Such fun. I have some of that fabric set aside for a future project for my grandson!

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  2. dear LuAnn,that is what we grandmothers do,making it cosy for our little ones,have a nice day ,susi

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  3. So cute! What a great job you did. I love how you quilted it.

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  4. What a fun quilt! I'm sure Daniel will love it for many years to come!

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  5. What a beautiful quilt for Daniel. He'll love ist for many years. - Now I'm going to the other program and than you'll get an email.
    Have a nice day and take care
    Roswitha

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  6. What a great quilt. Definitely worth the extra effort to fussy cut the monkey fabric. Love the quilting, it gives it a really nice finish.

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  7. Now that's some fun monkey business ;-)
    Sweet little boy too!!

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  8. This is such a fun quilt--and your grandson is just the most adoreable baby! You must be just thrilled to bits, Grandma!

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  9. Absolutely perfect! Such a darling quilt and beautiufl baby.

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  10. What an adorable quilt!!

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  11. What a great quilt. I LOVE how you fussy cut all those monkeys! Little Daniel is going to just love that quilt. He is a cutie!!

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  12. Very cute quilt and sweet baby boy!

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  13. Oh, my goodness! I can't believe you fussy cut all those monkeys! But they are perfect--and I love the banana fabric thrown in for good measure. Very fun baby quilt, LuAnn!

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  14. When I look back through my years of quilting photos, my favorite ones are of the quilt with the new quilt owner. They can't be beat and they trigger the most memories.
    Sweet monkey quilt and an even sweeter grandson!

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  15. the baby quilt is so cute and thanks for showing that Bernina stitch, as I am a Bernina girl too!!
    What a precious blessing your new little one is...enjoy!!

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  16. Daniel looks so cute with his new monkey quilt... he's going to love it!

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  17. That is so cute! I love how you fussy cut all the little monkeys!

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  18. Hi! LuAnn,Daniel will love his quilt He is a beautiful baby.
    The quilt looks great with fussy cutting the monkeys and the bananas look good. Lovely a real little boy's quilt.

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  19. Good job on the fussy cutting, and well worth it for the little guy! I have used that same stitch and been happy with the results ~
    :-}pokey

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  20. The monkey quilt is sooooooooo cute. All that fussy cutting paid off big time. The sleeping baby, it just doesn't get any sweeter than that - love his heart.

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