I found these slippers at Target. I was so excited to see them on the shelf saying "buy me". I bought 3 pairs! Two for gifts and one for me. They are so comfy and cute I love wearing them.
A few years ago when I first saw the sock monkey fabric selection I immediatly purchased a fat quarter in all I could find and some yardage so that I could make a quilt someday.
Turns out that my daughter-in-law Nicky loves sock monkeys too! And it turns out that she and my son Ben are expecting thier first baby in a couple of weeks. Yes, I'm going to be a grandma! I'm so excited I just can't stand it. She really can't come too soon for me.(it's a girl).
So this quilt is among one of several things that I have made for the baby. I used the brown banana print for the border because it is one of my favorites from the collection. I'm so glad that I bought enough yardage for this and also the backing fabric back then because I havn't seen it in any of the quilt shops for a long time.
Here's a close up picture of the center block. I drew up a monkey and appliqued it. I did pinwheel blocks because I think they are playful in bright fabrics and seem to go along with the theme.
Of course a pair of the slippers went to Nicky, the mommy to be.We have to spoil her along with the baby! The sock monkey in the chair is one that I bought a long time ago at a garage sale.
How about you? Do you like sock monkeys?