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« on: January 07, 2011 04:35:27 PM »

A friend of mine that I've known since first grade is having her first baby! I started this a few days ago when I realized the shower was coming up. All of the sock monkey and mixers on the front are from stash (I got this cool grab bag from the Fat Quarter shop a while back...I had about 1/3 of a yard of something like 6 different sock monkey fabrics in it, from the 5 Monkeys line). I purchased an Ikea full sheet for the backing (actually my brother bought it for me, score!) and some solid blue for the binding. I've never used a solid color binding before but I think it worked out well because the front is so busy and it looks good next to the brown polka dot border! This is also the first time I've done a pieced back (the first pic)!  The shower is tomorrow, I hope she likes it! Grin









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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2011 04:49:08 PM »

That is fab, she will love it. I like how you`ve put it together   Grin Grin
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2011 05:07:42 PM »

Mare, I love it!!
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2011 06:08:34 PM »

This is awesome!  She is going to love it.
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2011 06:53:26 PM »

i thought the back was the front!  very nice.  and you made deadline.  way to go!
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2011 08:39:53 PM »

MareMare... that is the cutest little quilt, I love the monkeys and I am sure it will be one of the favorites!
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2011 10:07:51 PM »

Perfect!  I love the color combos.  If she doesn't like it feel free to PM me for my address!! Cheesy  Congrats on crossing one off your list so soon!
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2011 10:41:34 PM »

Thanks guys! I'm pretty pleased that I finished it 2 days before the shower...instead of two minutes before like usual Grin
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2011 10:42:26 PM »

i thought the back was the front!  very nice.  and you made deadline.  way to go!

Yeah I guess it could be either, I really do like how the "back" turned out with the green fabric Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2011 01:35:43 PM »

Geez, the back is as awesome as the front! Love it, it's very dynamic!
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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2011 06:14:54 PM »

I love it (and want it) you overachiever you...(i am really very jealous of the quilt and your skills)
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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2011 10:25:09 PM »

Love how you made it 'reversable'... both back and front look awesome!
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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2011 12:04:02 AM »

Thank you! She loved it! Out of probably 30 + gifts she received 3 handmade packages, so I was glad I went this route! Also, she had brought her husband's baby blanket for me to repair!
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« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2011 05:55:29 AM »

Love this! The whole quilt is beautifully done, but I really like the blue binding. Not a clue why I like it, but I do.  Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2011 06:10:21 AM »

You always do such interesting color combos that seem to work really well--unexpected and very striking!

I love the happy colors you picked for a child...

ha ha I also thought I was looking at the right side at first---but with this quilt, there are TWO right sides! 

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« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2011 06:17:40 AM »

You always do such interesting color combos that seem to work really well--unexpected and very striking!

I love the happy colors you picked for a child...

ha ha I also thought I was looking at the right side at first---but with this quilt, there are TWO right sides!  

Wonderful job!

I very scientifically picked colors for this one...fabrics in stash that matched the sock monkey fabric were chosen by right of already belonging to me! I wanted light blue for the backing, but Ikea sheets apparently don't come in that color. Grin
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« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2011 06:48:05 AM »

ha ha sometimes the best color combos come from what we have in our stash and what we have to make do...I am finding that since I have been working out of my stash, I have become much more creative! Cheesy

Nice how it worked out and that your friend loved your special gift!
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« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2011 08:21:18 AM »

It came out awesome MareMare!
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« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2011 08:22:50 AM »

Thanks! I still have a some of the fabric left and a large block I made that I didn't use, I am definitely planning on using it for a have-on-hand baby shower quilt!
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« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2011 07:23:40 PM »

great work Mare.....love it.... sock monkeys RULE!!
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