First baby quilt of 2012

It’s looking like 2012 might be the year of the baby quilt as well. Heck maybe my entire 20s will be the decade of the baby quilt since all my friends seem to be having kids one after the other and there doesn’t appear to be an end in sight.

But I love working on baby quilts. They’re quick projects, I can usually make them from my stash since at one point I had enough fabric to make 11 of them and they’re just so stinking cute.

Right now I’m working on a commissioned sock monkey quilt. It’s going to feature five blocks of appliqued sock monkeys alternating with four pieced blocks. Those blocks will be surrounded by one solid yellow border and a pieced border using leftover brown, white and red fabric from the fabric line 5 Funky Monkeys by Erin Michael for Moda Fabrics.

I made the pieced blocks and the pieced border last night and will start on the applique tonight. I’m going to use fusible web for the applique, since it is kind of a rush order and I need to get the completed quilt in the mail this weekend.

I designed the setting for this quilt by combining a couple of patterns my client liked. I’m really pleased with how it is turning out and might do a similar pattern when I have my first child. Just instead of sock monkeys, there will be appliqued dogs and I’d like to find an alternating block with a name that means something to me as opposed to the nine patch.

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