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Monkey Business

Posted on: June 2nd, 2017 by Lorna McMahon


These little monkeys are all lined up.
They may appear to be behaving…..

But I think there’s some Monkey Business going on!

Sneaky Monkeys….



I am doing a good job of resisting making any fabric purchases this year. And I am digging deep into my stash to find some pieces I have had for so long.

This time I found this piece from the Urban Mod collection from Art Gallery Fabrics. I am hoping you will see this again next week, as it is also ready to back my Irish Lullaby quilt I shared progress of in this post. The top is finished and waiting to be basted!

I love the cool blue aquas in that backing print, but I pulled from the lime green in the leaves to chose the background for the front of the quilt. All the fabrics for the front are from the Artisan Spirit collection from Northcott Fabrics.

Of course, the quilting is my usual organic wavy lines using my walking foot. I chose two different variegated threads from Superior Threads for this, both on top and in the bobbin and I opted to bind this little quilt using the background print.

The “Monkey Business” baby quilt finished at 36” x 46″
and was the 34th use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.


One of the things I love about this new pattern is that it can be made to suit a boy…. or a girl… or to be a gender neutral quilt – all depending upon what fabrics you choose!

AND there are two sizes!

The smaller size has 9 monkeys and finishes at 36″ x 46″


The larger size has 12 little monkeys jumping on the bed and finishes at 48″ x 54″

This new pattern is called Monkey Business and you can find it listed here in my shop.






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14 Responses

  1. Paige says:

    Lorna, they are darling! And nothing wrong with that backing at all, looks great with the monkies! Love the quilting too!

  2. Nancy J says:

    Lime green, perfect, backing, perfect, a pink heart, perfect, and as I stood back from my laptop the quilting lines make them look as though they are sailing on the water, perfect little monkeys !!!

  3. Lovely quilt and pattern! Love the backing you used and the variegated thread throughout with your signature quilting – love it!! So cute!

  4. Pat says:

    What a cute quilt!

  5. Kristin says:

    Congratulations on being so good about using stash fabric. I should follow you lead, but every time I try to use yardage from my stash, I never can find the right combination. 🙁

  6. Anonymous says:

    Those are some cute monkeys! Around here we say it is the chickens that are sneaky…

  7. Tish Stemple says:

    Keep shopping from your stash, because you are finding some pretty cool stuff in there 🙂 Love these little critters. What could be better than monkey love???

  8. Ioleen says:

    Super good monkeys. Love the lime green backing. Congrats on shopping your stash.

  9. There really is monkey business going on there . A great quilt for a little monkey

  10. Raewyn says:

    Another gorgeous design Lorna!!

  11. This is so cute! I really like the backing fabric and how it goes so well with the front of the quilt.

  12. KaHolly says:

    Pretty darned cute!

  13. Too cute. Of course, monkeys don't always behave. LOL This would make a wonderful baby quilt.