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Yes, We Have No Bananas….

Posted on: April 17th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

This is Monkey See Monkey Do and it’s made from Kona Cottons.
For the Background: Ice Frappe, Pond, Pool, Breakers & Cyan.
For the Monkeys there is Stone, Taupe & Earth.
Cactus, Peapod & Grass are for the Leaves.

As with the Giraffe Love quilt I finished last week, I had a hard time choosing my backing fabric and looked to my online friends for help in making my decision.  In the end I went with a different black and white print called “8 Days a Week” by Ampersand for Windham Fabrics.

The quilting was performed using my walking foot, spaced 1/2″ apart, quilted using Superior Threads’ Poly Quilter #331 in Lemon Chiffon thread.  This thread is subtly variegated and warmly depicts the sun kissed breezes blowing among the Acacia trees of Africa.

For the binding I had thought about using a black and white stripe.  But I dug into my stash for something that would blend in with the quilt top and found this Up in the Sky by Dan Morris for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.  I think those blues go perfect with the background of the quilt.  I think those blues go perfect with the background of the quilt and provides a striking frame for this fun quilt.

This quilt finish was the 35th use of my 100 labels ordered from
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The Monkey See Monkey Do quilt finished at 40″ x 50″
and is now listed with my other Quilts for Sale in my Etsy shop.
Along with the Giraffe Love pattern,
Monkey See Monkey Do is now available from my pattern store here.
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41 Responses

  1. Clumsy Chord says:

    This whole series of animal quilts has been so fun to watch! It looks great.

  2. Rike Busch says:

    Beautiful and color-powerful quilts! Great!Greetings, Rike

  3. Unknown says:

    So fun and colorful! Hugs

  4. This quilt makes me smile and makes me smile even bigger when pictured next to the giraffes! 🙂 Love the quilting, that yellow thread is awesome, perfect choice!

  5. Are you inspiring snuggle time or tree swinging with this super cute masterpiece? Somebody pass the bananas….I love it!!

  6. Loving all the animals you have been creating. These monkeys are awesome.

  7. I am loving watching you explore all these animal designs in quilts. The quilting is really neat and the shapes you used to create the monkeys are neat. They've got an abstract quality to them, while still clearly being monkeys.

  8. Your designs with these are so clever, often with machine pieced quilts of animals I find they look very pixelated and false, but yours don't hit me like that at all.

  9. Dana Gaffney says:

    I didn't think anything could be cuter than the giraffes, but now here come the monkeys, so adorable!

  10. Lisa J. says:

    Your two quilts look so good together. You keep giving us more and more animal designs to choose from. I think you need to put them in a book.

  11. Ruth says:

    They look fantastic together. I can totally see a triptych!

  12. Unknown says:

    I do not know what to choose after the zebra quilt!!! All so cute.

  13. Ahhh… it's perfect for all the monkey shines that go on at this blog! I'm still loving that soft wave of quilting… could you do a post on how to achieve it? I can get the waves… but I'm not sure how to work around the waves that stop mid-quilt.

  14. MoeWest says:

    Those monkeys are so cute! I ordered a cute backing for this already, now I need some Kona and the pattern.

  15. I love seeing the giraffe quilt side by wide with the monkies. These are fresh, fun, and very cute. Good luck selling the patterns and quilts!

  16. charlotte says:

    I am loving seeing all the animal quilts. You are so very talented.

  17. Jasmine says:

    This monkey quilt is seriously super cute! And it is even cuter side by side with the giraffes. If I had the time I would make them for my twin nephews. Is a tiger going to come soon?

  18. Farm Quilter says:

    Adorable series!!! You really have a winner here!!!!!

  19. Newbie Jen says:

    Very adorable, and I'm not monkeying around!

  20. Anonymous says:

    Just as lovely as the others, I already have your collection, which animals are the next to be shown on a quilt? smile

  21. Lara B. says:

    Two little monkeys jumping on the bed! So adorable Lorna!I love how the two quilts look together too – a perfect gift set for siblings or twins!

  22. Ioleen says:

    Love these animal patterns you come up with. My elephant parade is nearing the finish line. Let's see we have, elephants, frogs, birds, turtles, zebras, giraffes, monkeys, pigs and some flowers. Think we need some cows!!!! Lovely work Lorna.

  23. Susan says:

    Looking great! Cute series–definitely should consider a book

  24. Lorna, this is soooo cute and the shot of the two side by side is perfect. These two quilts are just great. I love them.

  25. Two little monkeys jumpin' on the bed…one fell off and ooo – giraffe! Both just too too adorable – love them.

  26. Christina says:

    Totally charming! great design. : )

  27. Scrapatches says:

    No bananas but plenty of cuteness! Another adorable animal quilt, Lorna. You have sew many cute quilt ideas … 🙂 Pat

  28. Colleen says:

    These are great. Pattern, colour, title, execution, I love it all :)Colleen @

  29. While it has been fun to watch the progress on all of your animal quilts, Giraffe Love and Monkey See, Monkey Do look much more as if they belong together.

  30. Another super fun quilt!! I really like how you did the leaves.-Soma

  31. Cheryl says:

    I am loving your animal series, the monkeys are so cute!

  32. JanineMarie says:

    Love this pair together!

  33. Mrs.Pickles says:

    what a lovely quilt!!

  34. SewPsyched! says:

    What awesome little quilts!! i can so see a nursery decorated with all of these!!! What's next??XX!

  35. Michele says:

    This is so cute!

  36. Patty says:

    So much fun!! You are creating a wonderful jungle of quilts!

  37. Jen says:

    Wow! I just love that these are made with solid fabrics. Your animal quilts are just fantastic!

  38. Love your entire zany animal quilt series! You've created a Zoodle! Ha!

  39. Lorna, you new baby quilts are absolutely wonderful! Have a great week!

  40. Janet Orr says:

    Love your patterns!! I've purchased several.Any hope of a giraffe quilt similar to the Elephant Parade or ZebraZ ones?You may contact me and let me know if my wish might come true.Thank you!Janet