Here is the background fabric:
one of the 12" Socksy Monkeys showing the blanket stitch
and the blanket stitching around the 24" Socksy. The stitches are longer since the appliques are larger
The muted striped panels blend well with the other fabrics. I auditioned other fabrics-foliage, solids-but the stripe seemed to fill the bill best.
Here is my video demonstrating some of the techniques used in making the quilt:
Socksy Monkey is fairly quick and easy to construct like most of my designs using basic sewing and quilting techniques and is suitable for boys or girls. The pattern is available in my Etsy store-link at right and in My Pattern Store @ http://www.craftsy.com/user/43851/pattern-store?_ct=fhevybu-ikrdql-fqjjuhdijehu.
Hope you enjoy and happy quilting/crafting
God bless you
Matching girls and American Girl Doll reversible cape patterns plus many other coordinating separates for American Girl dolls
50" x 50" Sunbonnet Sue baby quilt pattern including 14" traditional pattern
50" x 50" Over Sam baby quilt pattern-14" traditional block pattern included
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