Friday, February 27, 2015

Wild Little Monkeys


Wild Little Monkeys
81 x 97



I forget how many of these little 5 inch Monkey Wrench blocks are in this quilt.  I miscounted twice. 


I made blocks in the RSC color of the month every month last year.  I used scraps in the designated color plus a lighter, usually neutral, scrap for the HSTs and then picked through the 1.5 inch scraps for the rest of the block. 



I didn't do any fussy cutting but it's kind of amazing what will show up in a tiny 1 inch center square. 


I think I need this kind of quilt during the long dreary days of winter. This type of quilt, lots of different fabrics and different colors, works as a great anti -depressant.  It also keeps us warm since our house is heated by wood heat which sometimes goes out in the night.


I quilted it on my DSM with spirals in light green machine quilting thread.  The spirals don't really look like spirals in this picture now that the the quilts is washed and crinkly but that's what the quilting is supposed to be - spirals.  And a colorful quilt needs a colorful backing and binding. 

I can now check another UFO off of my list!! Wooohoo! 

Linking up to:




and
At the end of the month I'll link up to Julie's Binding Blitz


37 comments:

Terri said...

What a great quilt! Love the little monkeys. That RSC as influenced lots of great quilts.
Hugs

Ann said...

What a great scrap quilt. Love the cheerful colors and small blocks. Congratulations.

Pedal Sew Lightly said...

Love the craziness and colors. Congrats on a great finish!

audrey said...

Love your wild little monkeys quilt! I can definitely see why it could be an anti-depressant.:)

Kathy's A Quilter said...

I love your scrap quilt. It is a wonderful example of many colours DO MAKE a great quilt.

Carol said...

Beautiful!!! Soooo many little pieces!!!

Andee said...

I love this one! So scrappy and fun!

Janet said...

That's a lot of little wild monkeys - I love it!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

LOVE it - and how you describe its super power as an anti-depressant!

Ramona said...

What an awesome scrap quilt! I bet this does keep you warm on these cold days and nights. Wonderful!

LynCC said...

What a fun name! This is a terrific scrap quilt. Absolutely love the end result. :)

Stacey said...

Your quilt is fantastic! I may need to make one too.

Vic in NH said...

As I have followed the progress of your growing little monkeys it is even more fun to see you finish it off with a flourish! The tiny elephants do so look to be fussy-cuts, how wonderful!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

That's a large quilt with a dsm. You did great! Lot of scraps in that one for sure!

Cathy Kizerian said...

I just love those wild monkeys!, What a super happy quilt. I admire the large size quilts you make - they intimidate me. And not for the reason you would suppose (quilting them on a DSM). Instead, I have no idea how/where I would baste the thing! Where do you baste yours?

Craftyheart2 said...

I am so happy to see this finished. I have been doing Little Monkeys for this year's RSC inspired by yours. I usually make large quilts too but this one will probably be generous single sized for our granddaughter (about to be 1 next month).

Rockester said...

Beautiful quilt. I love it. Kathy Aho in MN

Sheila said...

AWESOME quilt. Scrappy, colorful and fun. I love everything about it and happy to see it all finished. Thank you for sharing pictures.

ES said...

This quilt is so colourful, cheerful and exciting! I just love your scrap quilting! Your fabric stash must be very impressive! I think the fact that you enjoy making quilts really shines out of this happy quilt.

Podunk Pretties said...

Such a fun quilt! I can't stop looking at all the different fabrics.

Julierose said...

WOW--super-gorgeous scrappiness in this one! Love those little monkeys a lot! Nice finish hugs, Julierose

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

what a wild looking quilt - I love it

Alycia said...

Whoop Whoop!!! That is fantabulous!!!

Havplenty said...

Great scrap quilt project. Yes one does need something colorful to wrap away the long cold winters. This is perfect for that.

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Samantha Glorioso said...

Love your little monkeys. I just printed out that pattern and put the cutting list on my cutting table to make one for me, so this is really timely for me! I don't usually cut squares for HSTs, so this is a custom cut and collect-em-up for me. Love it Love it Love it!!

Sally T said...

That is really quite incredible. You could start a business treating seasonal affective disorder.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

A great way to use scraps and get lots of color in! Love it!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I really like this quilt! There is just so much color and so many fabrics to look at. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

KMSC said...

I love your scrap quilt! Such inspiration. Thanks!

Stephie said...

Wow! This is just a fabulous quilt, love the way you use colour :)

Jasmine said...

Amazing! I can see the spirals. I love spiral quilting.

Sarah said...

Wow! This is great. I love scrap quilts, you have done a fantastic job!

Clare Moore said...

What a lovely quilt. The randomness is superb. Congratulations.

julieQ said...

I can see why your beautiful quilt makes you happy!! It is wonderful!

Quilter Kathy said...

Congratulations... what a fantastic quilt!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Brilliant! What a FUN quilt... one of my favorites from you. Every color imaginable and they all work.

Adrianne @ On the Windy Side said...

Wow - so bright and fun!