Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mary's Monkey Wrench

I really enjoyed making this Monkey Wrench block for Mary. I love the freewheeling, liberated style of modern quilts, but this was my first time making something in that way-- working fast, not measuring, making it up as you go. It was fun, and I like how it turned out.

I added in some weirdo fabric I inherited from my Grandma (the teal, blue, and mauve mountains that look like they came from an Indian restaurant in South Beach in 1987) just to see if I could make it work. (The block looks a little more sane in real life, I think.) It will be interesting to see how the finished blocks play together. Good luck, Mary!

Speaking of which, all you Queen Bees of the past six months, how are your quilts coming along? Can we see some photos of work in progress? I'm really curious about how your projects are shaping up.


  1. This is terrific, thank you Suzanne! Grandma's fabric has found a great home!

    And I'd love to see some quilts in progress too...

  2. It looks great, and I love the wonky piecing in the center. Great work!

  3. ha...finished top...lol...that shall be my challenge when i return from houston....thanks for the reminder suzanne...


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