Sunday, December 30, 2012

More fun than a barrel of Monkeys

A cold snowy day was the perfect excuse to stay at home and play with a collection of Civil War repro fabrics that have been patiently waiting their turn. I have wanted to make a Monkey Wrench quilt for a long time, and yesterday was the day.
 
These are just the first nine blocks.  The block size is 5 inches, and  I'm going to need 20 in all, for a small wall hanging.

Four more are already in the works:
Of course, making such small blocks doesn't even begin to make a dent in the stash, but that's not really the point, right?

Such a fun day, flinging fabrics and creating small treasures. I love these charming little blocks.  I also loved the charming scene outside my window at the end of the day:

You can almost hear the choir of voices singing:

Silent Night, Holy Night
All is calm, all is bright....

Well, it was silent and calm, until an overachieving neighbor started up his snowplow at 11:00 at night.   (*sigh*)

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6 comments:

  1. I love your blocks!! They're going to make a gorgeous wall hanging. My neighbor was using his snow blower last night at 10 while it was still snowing!! Wishing you a Happy New Year!!

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  2. Love your little blocks. Your color combos are wonderful.

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  3. Your blocks are darling! Aren't repro prints fun?
    Snow...gotta love it! Not while shoveling...but
    when it keeps you inside and you are "forced" to
    sew! ;-))) Sacrifices have to be made! ;-))))
    Hugs and Happy 2013!

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  4. I'm loving these adorable blocks! I can't wait to see them all together. These look like a lot of fun and I don't think I've made this classic block either!

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  5. Beautiful! I just washed some repro prints that someone sent me recently, and can't wait to make something with them!

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  6. Beautiful blocks! A must-do for some rainy/snowy day! I have a lovely Civil War Era (I think) quilt with monkey wrench blocks set on point in such a way as the sashing is a zig-zag. It is quite deteriorated, but I would love to make a reproduction using the same pattern and lovely repro fabrics such as yours! Wish I could send you a photo of it.

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