Monday, October 6, 2014

Monkey Wrench

 It finally stopped raining, so I can show you the Monkey Wrench quilt that was finished over a week ago. There are not my favorite fabrics to work with, but I really enjoyed the process. I can't wait to tell you how these blocks were pieced, but you'll have to wait until my friend's instructions are published.

I bought most of the fabric on a shop hop trip last Spring, and picked up the border and backing fabric on a road trip a few weeks ago. From a pair of fat quarters, I was able to make four blocks - 2 positive and 2 negative. (Look for the green blocks to see what I mean.)

These are my favorite blocks. I love these red and blue prints. If you click on the collage, you'll be able to see the large stippling. I went through 9 bobbins with this quilting.

I made a huge Greek Cross block for the back. Isn't it cool how many different blocks you can make with the same shapes? By the way, hand stitching the binding was a nightmare. That red print blended so well into itself, I couldn't see what I was doing! That print doesn't look so pink in person.

The quilt is a little too big for Bill to hold up!

Monkey Wrench
Started Sunday, 9/21/14
Finished Saturday, 9/27/14
61" X 84"


Helen@Till We Quilt Again said...

What a Great quilt. I am amazed that I have never made a Monkey Wrench. But after see yours I think this might be going on my "To Do" list.

Vicki H said...

Very pretty. I like the fabric you used for the sashing.

Debbie said...

oh this is lovely! Nice pieced back too.

Deb said...

I love this pattern and have made it a couple of times, it is very easy and it is a no waste pattern, meaning I don't waste any fabric while piecing it. I also love to make it so that you can put six inch samplers in each frame! love your quilt it is nice to work with fabrics that you are not used to this way it broadens your sight.

Craftycreate said...

Very pretty colours and the sashing goes well too lovely :)