I made a Sock Monkey Strip Quilt and I think that it turned out pretty cute! I bought this quilt kit a couple of years ago and I am just now getting it put together. I only paid $25 dollars for the kit, at a yard sale and it included everything but the back fabric, which I got on sale for $10 at JoAnn’s, so this was a killer deal of a quilt!I love the sock monkey fabric so I made it the focal point by making those strips the widest and adding the border in that same fabric. I really did not have a pattern for this except the package said it was a strip quilt…so I got online and looked at a couple of examples and I learned to make your focal fabric the widest and your darkest fabrics the narrowest. Other than that you just cut strips the width of the fabric. I cut my fabric from 6 inch strips down to 1.5 inch strips. It was kind of fun to lay this out and put together. The wide ric-rac was included in the kit so I just spaced them out and sewed them on after I had completed the quilt top, but before adding the borders. You can make this quilt any length that you would like and can make it wider by adding borders.Here is a close-up of some of the fabrics and the quilting that I did!I put a red polka dot fleece fabric on the back so that it is nice and cuddly!I made this quilt so that I could practice my quilting skills with the ruler and with templates…as you can see, I need to practice a lot more, but I am thrilled that I at least know how to use them! It was a super fun quilt to practice on and I really don’t think that the recipient will mind that it is not perfect! :)So this is my Sock Monkey Strip Quilt. I am enjoying my quilting machine more, now that I have learned a few new techniques to use on it! I have several quilts that I need to get quilted since we got back from our Girl’s quilting Retreat…but it will be good practice for me. I am just going to do an all over pattern for those, I will not try to do rulers on someone else’s quilt!
I am on the hunt for a cute sock monkey doll to go with this quilt, so if any of you have seen a cute one please let me know! :)