Here is the fifth baby quilt to be donated to the Little Lambs Foundation as part of this year’s Hands2Help Challenge. I used the 7 Seas design from McKay Manor Musers for three of the five baby quilts, as choosing and doing a unique applique for each was fun. It also was less time spent on the piecing part, so more time could be spent on the quilting part. For the quilting, I stitched intersecting circles, using a trick I picked up from the Thimblelady website. They have a lot of free quilting templates – and a whole lot of other quilting related stuff – as well as some great tips that I found very helpful.
The name Monkeying Around sort of encompasses my general approach to quilting 🙂 It’s fun to experiment and play around with designing quilts. And now that I have dipped my toes into the quilting aspect as well, it adds a whole other dimension to the creativity aspect that I so enjoy!
This was included in this year’s Hands2Help Challenge hosted by Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict @fabricaddictquilts, and went to Little Lambs Foundation for Kids @littlelambsfoundationforkids
I like the idea of making a simple quilt top and then embellishing with a fun appliqué. So sweet!
Thanks! I don’t do much applique as it is time consuming, however, since the piecing was pretty simple, I decided to spend time on the applique and quilting – which I also don’t do much of, as I usually tie my quilts. Since 90% of the quilts I make are donated to foster kids, I’d rather make more, which for me means not getting mired down in a year-long quilt project 🙂
This is a great pattern for using fun prints too large to cut into small pieces! Thanks for being part of Hands2Help 2020!
Yes, it is such a fun pattern. I believe that I may have received this pattern from participating in a prior year’s H2H challenge, so I guess it is fitting that I used it for three of the five baby quilts this year 🙂