Sunday, September 14, 2008

Liberated Monkey in the Middle

I've recently read the book: Collaborative Quilting by Gwen Marston & Freddy Moran

I like the liberated methods they use in their quilts, so I decided to play around with those ideas some. I typically do liberated quilting, only because I'm lazy, but in this case, I was actually attempting to achieve an end result. The liberated log cabin.

I had some thin strips of monkey fabric left over from Toni's baby bag, so I used that for my middle squares. I then used only small bits of fabric from my scrap bin to add to the sides. I was quite happy with the results, but I then ran out of large enough monkey scraps and couldn't make any more. I may bite the bullet and use the larger piece of monkey fabric I have left to get some more middle pieces. I was trying to only use scraps, however. I liked the idea of using up all those bits that I keep meaning to use, but just haven't yet. My scrap bin was overflowing!


Lazy Gal Tonya said...

fun blocks

Clare said...

Liberated monkey indeed!

upstateLisa said...

They look great! I guess I should probably really read the book. I just go right to the patterns!!!

Sarah said...

love these monkey blocks! and don't you feel good using your scraps!

Rae said...

Cute cute cute!

Anonymous said...

That monkey fabric is so cute! I love this style of quilting. Gwen Marston is very inspiring.

Hey, thanks for your comment on my Fit Friday post. Please do post a Fit Friday as well! I think it would be fun if we all did, then it would be easy to check in and support each other.

Have a great week!