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Monday, July 11, 2011


A change has been made.
I finished the monkey blocks but I knew I wasn't happy. Would you be happy with this quilt if you were having a girl?
I wasn't. I haven't been thrilled with this quilt from the beginning. It just isn't girly enough. And when I showed it to my Daughter Thursday night, I could see in her eyes that she wasn't happy with it either. So a change has been made.
But with some help. Maximus spent the weekend with us and he has made himself at home pretty much anywhere he wants! Here I am jamming to finish the binding on Friday morning (before my brilliant thought seeped in). This little dog is more cat like than I'm accustom to. He fits into tiny places and can jump higher than expected.
So after moving Maximus, I got down to business. I pulled out some pink fabric I wanted to used from the beginning (Anew from Lecien). Why didn't I just use it before? The Daughter had heard that they parents didn't want to have a girly girl and were looking for uni-sex colors. But then she went to their new house and saw that they were using pink. So I took that and ran with it and here is what I came up with...
I started this Friday around 11 and finished the binding Saturday around 2. I know, I know, it's not a monkey, but I keep saying I can only draw simple things and a monkey is not one of them! Not bad for a quick change in the middle of the stream! I admit that I cheated and used "misty fuse". I couldn't have finished this in time if I had needle turned this.
And the quilting is just some swirls which go quite fast! The babies name is on there as well, so now they have to keep it!
BTW, the Daughter loved this one. In fact she loved this one so much, she claimed it as her own work. She really is a stinker!
I just glad to be finished, so now I can take a breathe and move on to something new.
I signed up for a Keepsake Quilting Challenge. I'll show you more tomorrow. Today I'm going to try to get started on that. I have to have a small quilt mailed off to them before August 15 th. So I must get busy!
But I now have a sort of plan. It all started with that branch from the pink quilt. I loved that! And maybe I work well under pressure. Because I'm really pleased with that pink quilt. Granted my little owl is a bit portly, but he's still cute.

Have a wonderful Monday!
Take care, Brandie


Carrie P. said...

Well, you are so smart. What a great quilt and it definitely speaks "girl"

Sharon said...

Wow, did you breathe while making this! It's super cute, and now you have another one ready to gift out when the right person comes along.

Anonymous said...

Love it! The owls are sooo darn cute!
Now you have a monkey quilt for a backup.

Chocolate Cat said...

I love it, although the monkey one is gorgeous it doesn't scream girl, the owls are perfect and as a added bonus you now have the next quilt put away!

Linda said...

Owls are just perfect and precious!!! Monkey is so cute, but you are right not calling out girl. You made a great choice!

Anita said...

I adore them both, I've a soft spot for the blue green combo, but the latter is much more girly. You're amazingly talented, I couldn't have come up with something off the cuff nearly as quickly.

Lori said...

I love your portly owl! LOL!!