Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Sew Solid Monkey Business

I'm back with more fun courtesy of the Fat Quarter Shop. I love their projects because I can rest assured knowing there will be easy to follow instructions, great fabric options, and a successful finished product.
May I introduce you to Monkey Business by It's Sew Emma? 
This 21.5" x 26.5" mini came together very quickly with straight-forward construction, pressing directions, and very few seams to match. I used solids from my stash, but Fat Quarter Shop has a convenient kit available for under $20 that contains Bella Solids for the top, binding, and backing.  As an added bonus, Bella Solids are Fat Quarter Shop's Basic of the Month, so you can get precuts and yardage 20% all month. Just watch the video tutorial for Monkey Business, and share your quilt on social media #sewsolid.

I'd recommend labeling clothespins with the letters within the cutting instructions, and pinning the corresponding pieces to expedite finding them when they are referenced in the pattern.
I've refrained from turning my monkey into a finished quilt because I'd like to create a few more friends to join him in a larger quilt.
Luckily, the Fat Quarter Shop has a friendly panda pattern and kit that will be a great counterpart for him.

Don't forget to check out the other bloggers sewing funky monkeys:

Carla of Granny Maud’s Girl

Thank you, Fat Quarter shop, for free patterns, wonderful video tutorials, and excellent service. I very much enjoyed joining you for this hop.
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  1. I love your idea of having multiple animal friends in one quilt. :)

  2. Aww, it's super cute! Looks like a fun little monkey to sew up.

  3. You had just the right colours in your stash!
    We think alike - I too made more than one monkey. :)