I got to do another Five Little Monkeys quilt! I get more internet search traffic about this particular pattern over anything else.
Here are the questions I get: Where can one buy the pattern? Where can you buy the embroidery files? Will I will make one for them for scratch in the next couple of days? Will I will make hundreds of them to sell to their neighbors in Nigeria after I help them obtain an unclaimed inheritance? 🙂
Seriously, though, this quilt is beyond adorable and I think I’ve done about 5 of them at this point. Each one is an heirloom and working on them has heightened my desire to get into machine embroidery.
In fact, I ordered a Viking Diamond over the weekend!! I can’t wait to get the call that I can pick up my new baby!
I have one comment -did you do stitch in the ditch around all the blocks, as well as the free motion?
I just pinned my 5 little monkeys quilt on my short arm frame, and am wondering if I should just baste it on the frame, take it off, do stitch in the ditch first, then put it back on and free motion, or vice versa?
I have spent so much time on this quilt top, I do want the quilting to compliment it, and not take away from the adorable quilt.
in southern Ontario
I only stitched in the ditch around the embroidery blocks. The only blocks with free motion background filler were the large monkey blocks. The smaller embroidered blocks only have Stitch in the Ditch and Monopoly around the edge of the embroidery.
The monkey blocks have a loopy free motion design in the background, Monopoly thread outlining all the monkies and SID to define the 'bones' of those blocks.
All of the solid color blocks between the embroidery blocks were done using line dancing so I didn't SID on those. I also stitched in the ditch for the inner border.
I think I've done 5 or so of these quilts and if you search my blog for "five little monkies", you should find more photos. Just use the search box at the very top of the blog on the left side in the navigation bar.
Hope this helps!
Hello. I found this site from a google search. I LOVE your 5 Little Monkeys quilt. My son's favorite book is 5 little monkeys so I'm looking for a quilt for his "big boy" bed. Have you made more of these? Are they big enough for a twin bed?
Thanks for stopping by. I don't actually piece or embroider these quilts. I simply do the actual quilting on them. These quilt tops are made and assembled by my fabulous customers. I'm pretty sure you can still purchase this pattern if you wanted to make it with your embroidery machine at home. I wish I was of more help!