Monday, 27 October 2014

more monsters…

So I’ve been trying to finish all the UFO’s in the cupboard (there is no hope – there are just too many) and finishing my monsters is high on the list.

You may remember the original monster quilt (see it here if you want to refresh).  When I stitched it, I just blindly appliqued lots of very cute monsters just because I liked them.  I gave no thought to actual maths, or how they would work in a quilt.  Consequently, I had lots of blocks left over that wouldn’t fit in the original – the maths just wouldn’t go.

So, to use the all up, I made another monster quilt.

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I do think that last one is my favourite.

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So all in all, I think my two monster quilts have worked rather well.  I’m not sure anyone needs two monster quilts in their stash, so I’ll most likely give one away.  But for a little while, I will keep them here at home.

The only downside is that I STILL have all these blocks leftover that didn’t fit.

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I’ve decided that I will not make another monster quilt (I’m almost totally sick of the monsters….).  I think I will use some of these guys on the back of the quilt, and I’m going to make some library bags or something as gifts.  And then me and the monsters – we will be done!

Suzie

4 comments:

  1. those are *adorable*! I think you must have way too much fun making the monster blocks, for you to have *so many* left over ..even after the second quilt! ;-)

    I like the idea of tote bags. What a great item for the little school kids to have!

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  2. Que graciosa, te ha quedado genial.
    Un beso.

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  3. I would love to purchase them from you.

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