Friday, December 28, 2007

...None of Your Monkey Business

...that is if you are my Brother and Sister in Law reading this, since this has not been delivered yet.

For all the rest of you - the QUILT IS DONE! The last of my unfinished Christmas projects was completed on December 26th around 3pm. Just need to arrange delivery now.

This was a truly "fly by the seat of my pants project" - I purchased charm packs and fat quarters and yardage in the Five Funky Monkey line by Moda, as well as wonderfully wide 54" fabric for the backing, but just did not quite have enough to pull it all together. Rather than going back for more - which was a bit beyond my budget - I opted to add in the yellow/orange fabric from my local JoAnn Fabrics. I think it was a good choice, and I was able to do double duty with it in the dragon quilt (which I forgot to take a photo of...oops)

My only major oops on this quilt was in the binding - I used an online calculator and plugged in my block sizes and number of blocks, and it told me I needed 2 yards for the binding. In my pre-holiday mental frazzle, I did not even question that, and sweated it a bit because the fabric I found that matched the best only had 1 3/4 left on the bolt.

"Measure Twice/Cut Once" - should be "calculate twice/cut once" - anyone need enough brown binding to go around a throw quilt - possibly even a twin??? Turns out - according to both the handy dandy quilt calculator I got from my hubby AND the shopping guide I got from Lazy Sister Sue - that I only needed about 1/2 yard. OOPS!

So here she is - in all her monkey glory...


3 comments:

Joan Hawley said...

Hi Regina,

Your quilt is wonderful and the monkey fabric is such fun.

You did a great job!

Joan

Jacqueline said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! I wish you could teach me how to quilt!!!

Gina said...

What an incredible quilt!! ~ LOVE it.
Congratulations :O)