What I’m Working On…

When Kelli and I spoke at the NE Iowa Quilt Guild show on the 15th there were vendors there.  Of course we couldn’t pass up a chance to shop.  I bought several things.  One thing I’ll tell you about today.  The rest I’ll tell you about in an upcoming Stash Report post.

One of the vendors was Debbie’s Quilt Shop in Osage Iowa.  You can find her page on Facebook here.  She had the cutest little sock monkey quilt.  Our daughter Kayla loves sock monkeys and I love them too.  I thought to buy a kit for Kayla should they decide to have kids then thought nope…I am buying TWO kits.  They were so cute and I needed a baby gift for my new little baby boy that was born to one of my childcare families.

I’m not really good at sewing minke…and not really good at following directions so even though this little kit looks easy, it’s not for me.

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I read through the directions right away after I got it and thought yuck.  I set them aside.  Then our daughter Kayla came home this weekend and I decided that I’d make the quilt and she could be here to help me make sense of the directions.

Here we are working on it.The directions don’t specify it but the project is a “quilt as you go” type project.  Thankfully they had an on line link that showed decent picture directions.

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I now have the top all done and the binding tacked down….next up I need to sew it down.  UGH.  I’m not looking forward to sewing on that slippery stuff….

Yes, and remember it was minke?  Well now I have to vacuum the whole area I was working in.

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