Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Monkeying around in 2013

I rang in the New Year with more sewing of Monkey Wrench blocks.  This is what I have so far:


These blocks are very addictive, let me tell you.  I sew them up 4 or 5 at a time, and then step back and review where I want to go with the colors for the next batch.  I can see that the purple background of the block in the fourth row stands out a bit, so for the last 2 blocks I will concentrate on making the background a little darker to balance that one out.

Did I just say "last 2 blocks"?  I may have to rethink this little wall hanging into something bigger just so I can keep going. 

There are a couple of different names for the Monkey Wrench block.  I have seen the same block  referred to as "Churn Dash" and also "Hole in the Barn Door".   When I told my husband all three names he said "I see a monkey wrench".  I agree. Do you?
How about now? 

Happy Quilted New Year!

6 comments:

  1. I'm glad you are thinking about making it bigger. They are too pretty to stop at 20.

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  2. Love this! Your blocks look so great all together! How many do you think you'll end up making??

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  3. These blocks are super! I might need to wrangle up some scraps and do a few :)
    Jeanne

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  4. Great blocks Em, and I can see why they might be addicting. But then any block can be addicting don't you think? :) blessings, marlene

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  5. Sweet blocks, Auntie Em! I love it when making a
    block becomes addictive!

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