Saturday, August 8, 2015

Okay, I give up - I'm making a Monkey Quilt.

I counted the blocks today.
I have 43.


If you have 43 blocks, you have officially started a quilt.  Especially if there are parts already cut for more blocks.
Maybe I'll even make two monkey quilts.  That'll show 'em.



While I was at the AQS Show last weekend, I spied a little ruler that I couldn't resist.  It was 2.5"x6.5" - and seriously, when would a 2.5" wide ruler not be useful?


It's very clearly marked, and best of all, the 1" markings run along the edges of the ruler,  with the half inch down the center.  Which makes measuring 1.5" segments a piece of cake, whether cutting 1.5" squares


or 1.5" segments for Silly Monkeys.


Since I've many many times cut with one end of the fabric aligned with the 1.5" line and the other end aligned with the 1.25" line, any help I can get is gratefully welcomed!
(This ruler was a mere $5 at the Hummingbird Highway booth.  Later, I saw the same ruler imprinted with a different shop name in that shop's booth,  priced at $6.99.  I'm glad I bought the first one!)

And since I'm now officially making a Silly Monkey quilt, here's a couple of blocks from today's sewing:








I'll leave it to you to guess which one was Right Brain's favorite...


I'll be linking up with Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun than Housework.  Come see the fun!
And also?  Linking to Mrs Sew and Sow's Scraptastic Tuesday.  Because you can never have too much fun.






14 comments:

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Those monkeys are definitely good for the scraps!

Libby in TN said...

I knew the day would come! Those monkeys are too irrestible. Can't wait to see your final arrangement.

Marie said...

You are going to LOVE that little ruler. I have one and it just never seems to be out of my hand. And congrats of starting a Monkey quilt - you've got a great start.

kmkat said...

I see no monkeys in those quilt blocks. What am I missing?

Vic in NH said...

My good friend has a monkey on her back, LOL!

knitnkwilt said...

If you have told us the size of the monkey block, I've forgotten. So 43 commits one to making a quilt, eh? I'll remember that and always stop at 42. :-)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That little ruler looks very handy! I'll have to look for one. I really like your monkey blocks - perfect for a scrappy quilt!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

(Sigh) - I cannot start another quilt! But these little monkeys are so tempting. Keep sharing with Oh Scrap! I always love to see what you are up to.

Rebecca Grace said...

Your Silly Monkey blocks are delightful, but I didn't know that I'm not REALLY making a quilt until I finish 43 blocks. :-( This is very depressing news for me, considering I have been slaving away on my paper pieced pineapple log cabin blocks for months now and I have only finished 15 of them. Never mind that I only need 36 of these monster blocks to make a California King -- can't we work on a percentage system instead? How big are your monkey blocks?

Nancy said...

I love those little baby churn dash/monkey wrench blocks. They are such fun!

I made a bunch a while ago but I don't like the layout and will probably "unstitch" and rearrange them.

Your ruler sounds like a winning purchase.

Cathy said...

Only 43? Every time I see your Little Monkeys I feel like making another Little Monkey quilt. I enjoy being in my left brain once in a while!

desertskyquilts said...

I love the block, and the scrappy look. I'll have to check the quilt shows I go to and see if anyone made up that ruler. What a great idea to have the half-inch in the middle!

Nicky said...

Yes I think you have started and what a cute project to start! Looks a whole lot of fun ....and thank you for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

Ann said...

Such cute monkey wrench blocks. Charming fabrics.