Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, December 1, 2017

Monkeys Upon Monkeys!


Okay... it's a gorilla... but it works!

 Dancing Monkeys is finished, and I love it.


The rainbow variegated thread turned out to be okay!  I especially like the crisscross design that I ended up with in the borders.  The backing and binding are a navy blue with white polka dots, which makes a nice frame for the quilt, and coordinates with the narrow navy blue inner border, too.


Because the "dancing-ness" of the monkeys sets them a little off-kilter in the quilt top, my diagonal grid quilting, although straight with the quilt top, has an off-kilter look when you see it with the blocks.  I like how that highlights different parts of the monkeys and the sashing!


Although the rainbow variegated thread showed every little bobble of my straight-ish lines when I was quilting, which worried me, I was pretty sure it would all scrunch together after a wash and dry.  And it did!


Such a fun little project!  Dancing Monkeys measures about 52.5 inches square, and is perfect to cuddle up with in my easy chair for an afternoon with a good book.  (I've already tested it out!)  

Thanks to all my friends in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge who inspired this one!  Sharing at ScrapHappy Saturday and Finish it up Friday.













17 comments:

  1. Great finish Diann. I love the grid quilting too. Simple but gives the quilt a great texture.

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  2. it looks good and so nice to have a finish I know. nice simple quilting too

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  3. Your Dancing Monkeys turned out so cute, and the quilting is perfect! I’m glad you’ll be keeping this one for yourself! xo

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  4. Hooray!! for an RSC finish. Way to go with taming those naughty monkeys!

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  5. I am glad you are happy with the results of the variegated thread. I think it turned out wonderful! Having the cross hatching that size leaves for a cuddly quilt-good job!

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  6. It is a most charming quilt. Great finish.

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  7. what a fantastic quilt! congrats on the finish!

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  8. Such a fun finish. They each have their own personality and they do seem to dance. Congrats!

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  9. It's fabulous! Congrats on a terrific finish!

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  10. Congratulations on this gorgeous finish! I love the quilting. It makes a great effect even though it is subtle. ;^)

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  11. What a wonderful quilt! ...but back up a minute...where in the world did you find the ape statue?

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  12. Oh I love your 'dancing monkeys' quilt! A wonderful finish!

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  13. Love the gorilla with the monkey quilt! I'm going ape gazing at all that quilty goodness. Congrats on the finish. And your quilting looks wonderful.

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  14. Congrats on a fun finish! The gorilla shot is perfect.

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