Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A Little One on the Way!

Our family is excitedly awaiting the arrival of my son and daughter -in -law's first child! They have the room painted and furniture purchased and chose their theme of 'Monkeys'. Mark's friend Steve has been asked to paint a mural on one of the walls, depicting a monkey on a vine with leaves and room for the baby's name and birth date.
In order to fit the theme, I just had to make this Monkey Wrench quilt!!! I did think of using pastels, but those who know me just chuckled.....it's just so not me. I love the bright colors of batiks and just had to include the stripe. I think it makes it more playful and makes the whole quilt come alive.
I quilted monkey sayings in the border and plan on putting a monkey label on the back. It is machine quilted and bound. I hope to see it dragged around and well loved by the baby. Soon my little one.