Sunday, 23 August 2015

Quiet Play Monkey Number 2

I have a friend who makes gorgeous Sock Monkeys for childrens charities. After I had made my Monkey for my Quiet Play Zoo Animals Quilt, I  just had to make one for her. Her favourite colours are blue and yellow, so chosing fabrics was easy.
I have made it into a mini quilt using a very simple setting and quilting.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015


I had a bit of a mental block recently, not being able to decide which quilt to make next. I had been wanting to make a  Swoon quilt for ages, but kept putting it off.  This was the opportunity to do it.
I have several half yard collections of Free Spirit fabric which I wanted to dig into, so chose Fox Fields by Tula Fox.   The blocks went together really well, but the colours were a challenge for  block No 9 when I was down to a narrow selection of remaining prints. This resulted in 2 blocks for the back.
Here is the quilt
 And the back...
The colours are terrible in the photos. They are so much prettier in real life. Hopefully new photos will replace them some time soon.
Swoon went  straight on to our bed. It is so cold right now, and this covers us well in our king sized bed. It is 88 inches square.

Friday, 7 August 2015

The Monkey- Quiet Play Zoo Animals BOM

This months Zoo Animal is the monkey. Kirsty of Quiet Play said the blocks would get harder over the 9 months. The monkey was very straight forward- until I came to the last pieces- the eyes. These eyes are tiny. The first one was tricky- in fact that one ended in the bin, and the eyes put away for another day.  Fore-warned, I then took it more seriously, and took it slowly.   The little guy goes together really well once those eyes are mastered. This monkey is definitely not going to Speak any Evil- I think I need to embroider some nostrils and a mouth.

The first photo is the eye. Pictured beside a pin to show it's size

 The monkey.
Here he is with his mouth. I did a machine straight stitch for the mouth, which worked out pretty well.

The 8 blocks so far. Just waiting for Cecil the Lion in September and these can be made up into a baby quilt.  This last photo is a truer depiction of the colour of the background.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Koala- Quiet Play Zoo Animal Block for July

July's months Zoo Animal  in Quiet Plays  paper pieced BOM. I did this one as soon as it was posted seeing I was late in June.  I have just looked at the other Koala's  to find that I did not blog about it so I could add it to Kristy's parade.
I loved this block- he was very straightforward to make and  he turned out so sweet.
We are nearing the end of the blocks with only the lion left to do. With lions being in the news this last week, it is probably a good thing that he was not this month's animal.