I finally had a chance to long arm quilt the Sock Monkey Plus top that I made before the end of last year. With help from an experienced PCQ member, I was able to FMQ it from the front of the machine. Just a gentle meander, but for a first time attempt I wanted to keep it simple. I enjoyed FMQing from the front of the machine much more than following a panto from the back of the machine, and it went much faster than I expected.
This quilt is intended as a donation quilt for a tween or teen boy. It came out about 44 x 56". Some of the fabrics are repurposed shirts; the fabrics all read masculine, and who can't smile at those sock monkeys? 😊
I just need to finish hand-sewing down the label, and this quilt will be ready to donate. It will go to the local family services agency for abused children.
P.S. Thanks again Libby for the sock monkey and red text fabric. You knew I'd be able to use them!
Link Ups: Alycia Quilts, Wendy's Quilts and More, My Quilt Infatuation
It turned out really cute! Love the pluses and the r,w,b, scheme. The sock monkey fabric is great!ReplyDelete
That is sure to brighten someone's day, Jan!ReplyDelete
I was going to say I recognize those fabrics! I knew you would find a good use for them.ReplyDelete
That's a great quilt for a guy. Love the colors too!ReplyDelete
Sounds like you were comfortable working from the front of the machine. I much prefer it and did a lot of doodles on paper when I first started. Now I don’t like meandering because it’s boring, lol. I often have to tell myself to take a breath, slow down a bit and not grip the handles so tightly.ReplyDelete
I really prefer to FMQ from the front of a longarm machine as well. I'm glad it went well and helped finish off this lovely donation quilt.ReplyDelete
Perfect!!! THat is a great pattern too - and the fun fabrics!!!ReplyDelete
Ya gotta love a sock monkey quilt. So cute.ReplyDelete
I love your scrappy patterns. They will give cheer and hope to those needing help. I would like a copy of all four so I can add my helping hand.ReplyDelete