Just Monkeying Around

A quick spring update:

  1. It snowed again here today. I’m not talking flakes, I’m talking snowglobe snow. Sigh.
  2. I’m so excited to meet up with Cindy in Chicago at the International Quilt Festival this weekend!  I can hardly sleep with so many things to think about, like what to pack, what to budget for fabric purchases, where to find a good adult beverage near the convention center — you know, all of the essentials of travelling.
  3. A friend of mine from work is having a baby. Brave soul: she has a son graduating from high school this year and she has a new baby due in May. I have to say I’m a little jealous! She is beyond happy at this development and I am so happy for her. So of course I’m making a quilt for her from fabric that I’ve been hoarding for some time. It’s called Coconut Grove from South Seas Imports.


I love this print so much, that I just couldn’t cut it apart, so I worked on a pattern that allows for the adorable playful art to shine through. Along with the original print, I also purchased a companion fabric. Seriously, I couldn’t resist.

I added some layer-cake friendly blocks to chunky fabric strips and made a funky monkey baby quilt for the newest member of our zoo. I can’t wait to surprise the “other Sandy” with one more shower gift after Cindy and I get back from Chicago.



16 thoughts on “Just Monkeying Around

  1. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Sandy,
    Wow – one graduating from high school and a new baby. I was 22 years younger than my next sibling – definitely an oops that I choose to believe became a blessing. I wish your friend well – I’m sure she will love the quilt. It is so cute and I can see why you didn’t want to cut up that fabric. Have fun in Chicago! It is a large event with lots of goodies. I can’t go this year so I’ll enjoy your report. ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. tierneycreates says:

    Love the baby quilt!
    Oh my goodness I bet you and Cindy are going to have an incredible time at the International Quilt Festival – I hope you share some photos on your blog from it.
    Snow globe snowing? That is awesome! Never heard that one before but it brings quite the visual to mind. I hope who is ever shaking up the snow globe in your part of the country stops it 🙂

  3. Sandra Walker says:

    Oh! Have a ton of fun (like you wouldn’t right) in Chicago! So tempting as I live only 4 hours away…so I feel your weather pain. Those monkeys seems to be so popular with new babies this last little while, and your fabrics (hoarded, rightly so!) are adorable for this new project, which is a great design to preserve that special print for sure. 🙂

  4. Lisa in Port Hope says:

    It’s a perfect design to show off that cute fabric and to cuddle a new baby. And, might I add, also the perfect colours to suit the various messes that will come along with him/her 🙂

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