sock monkey quilt ... in progress

I'm making slow progress on this sock monkey quilt. The textures in the pinwheels are kind of fun - there is minky dot fabric and a bit of brown suede. I'm planning to back it with chocolate jersey fabric.


21 comments:

Jen S. said...

how adorable!

Laura @ Adventures... said...

This is SO cute! I have been wanting to try a little bit of quilting but have been too intimidated. Your post inspires me to try it!

Also, congrats on your pregnancy. I know your baby is going to have lots of adorable, handmade-by-mom items!

Blessings,
Laura

Vivian said...

This is going to be super cute and well worth the effort. I like how you chose different textures. It will be a child pleaser. They love textures.

Mardis Family said...

As a fan of monkeys, this quilt is already adorable! But the different textures are great. Can't wait to see it finished!

Angela said...

Love it--it's going to be gorgeous.

lisa said...

Cute fabric! Is that what you are going to decorate your nursery with? And Congratulations!

Jenn said...

Jill - Since you're into craft projects for baby right now, I found a cute idea over at Ohdeedoh - the Dribbledana. (It's really from etsy.) Looks like it would be a great sewing project even for beginners (like me)! http://www.ohdeedoh.com/ohdeedoh/scavenger/etsy-scavenger-dribbledana-054201

Sants said...

I adore the fabrics you use! It would be very challenging to make a pinwheel with those different textures, but what a great idea! I love it!

Kenton and Marianne Ogg said...

I know you don't know me, but I love looking at all the fun projects you have going on! But on this one, You must tell us where you found this fabric! I love the sock monkey fabric and would love to start a quilt with it too!

Sass E-mum said...

It's a regular daydream of mine to make a quilt like this. But I'm no craft princess.

Are you machining this or handsewing? You see, I have very complicated daydreams about this but get lost in seam confusion...

Casey said...

I love the different textures you're using! It's going to look great finished

Hippie Family... said...

that is too cute, I am finishing up a blanket too.. I have been looking at your blog for about 2 months now...I love your work and have a 3 month old myself... you are going to love being a mom, and keep sewing the baby will remember the sound as soothing later :)

New England Quilter said...

I love to see works in progress! Looks beautiful so far :)

perilloparodies said...

this is going to sound lame, but... how did you add your own pictures to the daily zeitgeist on your sidebar? i got one but cannot seem to figure that part out. if you have a moment, can you HELP? or have any suggestions? sorry for any inconvenience. and thanks.

Jill said...

perilloparodies - at the bottom of the zeitgeist, click on the "get your own link," which will take you to flickr instructions on how to set one up on your blog. It is a pretty simple process.

Good luck!

perilloparodies said...

Did It!!! Thanks for your help. Hope you are feeling well in these days... So happy for the news of your pregnancy... have a great day!

Frances said...

I'm looking for a good sewing machine... any ideas or suggestions?

Jill said...

frances - I use a basic Kenmore machine from Sears. They don't sell the model anymore, but it is just the manual bare-bones machine (not computerized).

I've also used Singers in sewing class, and like them as well.

To answer some other questions - this sock monkey fabric is called Funky Monkey and is made by Moda. I'm machine sewing and quilting it.

marta said...

oh my. you are a crafty queen. i love your little creations..

i just wanted to let you know that you won my giveaway!!! email me your address and i'll send you some goodies. have a fabulous weekend.

xo. marta

mau said...

Ok this was what I was saying in one of my comment, just nervous to start...This is so cute. Now did you wash the material first or after??? What do you think...To Wash or Not to Wash.

Jill said...

thanks, mau! fabrics should probably be washed and dried before quilting because different fabrics and brands will shrink to different sizes. But I am a lazy and always skip that step. :)