Well the sock monkey quilt is finished…at least time around. I bought two kits at the time so another little baby that comes along is going to get a sock monkey bankie (Bankie is my childhood name for blanket) too. I don’t have anyone specific in mind yet but I do know several people who are expecting.
I learned a lot making this…I can say for sure that this experience left me a little lost on how people write pattern instructions. People ask me all the time why I make so many Bonnie Hunter quilts….one of the big reasons besides liking the quilts is that I like the way she writes instructions!
So here’s the finish….
I admit, it is complete soft and comfy. I might even admit that is was worth the pain it was to make it.
I already think the little boy who is getting it is wonderful. I can’t wait for him to start childcare!!
The next one will be much easier. I learned a lot….The main thing was that I don’t like minky and my patience for working with new things isn’t what it should be.
I am a little worried but not super worried. Someone wrote in the comments that I probably should use a poly batting being minky is a poly fabric. I never thought of that and had already put Warm and Natural in it. UGH. I hope that isn’t a problem down the road. Does anyone know if it will?
Hats off to all of you out there that work with minky on a regular basis….I think I’ll stay a cotton girl.
Should I do this again, I don’t think I would buy a kit. This quilts ended up small..only 28″ x 34″ or so…I typically like baby quilts bigger than that but this, I think, was meant more to be a cuddly bankie.
If anyone wants more information about the kit I bought to make this, here is the link to Debbie’s in Osage, Iowa.