Friday, September 6, 2013

FMQC Finished~ "Monkey Business"

I did a little bit of "selfish sewing" the past few days!!! It felt great starting something and then having it finished in less than 2 days!!! I love the way this mini turned out! The pattern is called "Monkey Business" by Megan of Canoe Ridge Creations as part of her Fresh Mini Quilt Club. If you guys haven't checked that out yet, you should!!!
 I made my hubby pick out the colors, to make it that much easier on me! I love them though!!!! I do have quite a few pics to share with you! Like I had told you guys in this post I've been thinking a lot about my photography. Sooo, I started playing around with my camera and LOVE some of the pics I got!!!!
This is all my lovely trimmings from the HST (half square triangles) that I made. I was really not happy with trimming that many, but I do L-O-V-E the end result!!!
I played with "props" a little in this pic! I think it turned out pretty good, don't you?
Love this pile!
I love how my camera will focus on one certain thing and blur out everything else!
I went in a bit closer for this one...still LOVE it!!!

And here is the top before I quilted it. I didn't know how I was going to quilt it, I didn't want to take away from the piecing....I really love the churn dash block.
I decided to go with concentric circles and couldn't be happier with the end result! It was my first time doing them (I'm pretty sure) and chose to use my walking foot since I don't think I could do a steady line in FMQ.

I had a great little photography helper! (I love the smile on his face!) I just took random scraps in orange, blue, and gray and decided to throw a little green on the back.
He did a good job helping out!

I love the way the quilting stands out on the back! As soon as I get home tomorrow from my MQG meeting this baby will go up on my wall next to its "sibling" (the only other mini I've made from the Fresh Mini Quilt Club series)! I love a quick project, don't you???

Quilt Stats:
Pattern- "Monkey Business" by Megan Bohr of Canoe Ridge Creations
Pieced and Quilted by me on my home sewing machine
Fabrics used- Kona Medium Gray, Kona Tangerine, and Kona Peacock (picked by my hubby)
Finished size- 21" x 21"

Linking up to Finish it Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts  and I'm linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday over at My Quilt Infatuation

~Hope y'all are having a GREAT day!!!~


Southern Gal said...

Do you have a sewing machine with a program for getting the circles so even like that? Or are you that good and did it all by yourself? I love the effect!

Kelly Young said...

such a cute churn dash mini! I like the circle quilting, and I really like that it's off center!

Thank you so much for sharing this at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Anonymous said...

Love your quilt, colour selection and quilting. Very effective. Thanks for sharing. Marie (

prsd4tim2 said...

Oh, this is pretty! And your little guy looks so proud to be your helper.