You know how sometimes you get something stuck in your head?
For most people this happens with a catchy tune – for me, it’s an adorable quilt idea. In 2011, a customer requested a wild animal-themed baby quilt and I suggested a cute little pieced monkey. She ended up going with an appliquéd elephant design, but the monkey idea stayed with me.
This year, when Gus H. asked me to create a baby quilt for his co-worker’s new baby boy, that monkey just swung right back into my head (see what I did there?)
Fortunately, Gus liked the design, too, and I finally got to bring “Monkeying Around” from idea to reality.
As usual for my baby quilts, this design includes Prairie Points – those colorful 3D triangles around the border. They not only look cool, but their tactile nature encourages hand-eye coordination in little ones, too.
Does it sound like I had a great time working on this custom quilt order? ‘Cause I sure did! Frankly, the whole thing was more fun than a barrel of… well, you know. 🙂