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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  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!!

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

  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!

  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!

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

  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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