• Friendly Monsters

    Posted on April 10, 2014 by in Longarm Quilting

    Here’s one of the quilts I had the pleasure of quilting for a client recently. Tom sent me his Monsters quilt top for quilting, and look at this!

    Isn’t this the most adorable quilt? I just love it. The monsters are all so cute!MonsterQuilt

    It has an embroidered poem around the edge, and the piecing is all so fun.

    I also love every single fabric in this quilt — what a great collection of bright and happy prints — it was so fun to quilt it.

    I even like the backing he chose:Backing

    I filled the background around each monster with large pebbles, some of them with swirls in the middle.

    I did loops in the sashing strips.MonsterQuilt2

    Let me just say right now that Tom’s applique is fabulously wonderful — perfect invisible stitches, smooth edges, absolutely gorgeous work! I was afraid that my quilting would ruin all that.

    I didn’t want to leave the monsters with large unquilted areas, so I opted for giving them “clothes” to fill in some of the large places. I gave this cute little pink thing a tutu, and gave the little orange guy next to her a tank top:Pinkmonster

    I quilted the red one’s belly, and gave the blue boy a shirt:RedMonster

    And this fellow got some jeans:PurpleMonster

    I quilted diamonds across the embroidery, so as not to take away from the look of it, yet still hold it down.

    Tom was kind enough to provide us with the pattern information, too. If you have any kids in your life, they’re gonna want this quilt. We have 6 nephews, and every single one of them would love this!

    The pattern is a Block-of-the-Month set designed by Sue Garman, called “Monsters!”, and you can get it HERE.

    Be prepared to get lost in Sue’s pattern store — she has LOTS of fabulous patterns. I myself have always wanted to do her Ladies of the Sea quilt, but good grief! — when would I ever find the time?

    Tom’s wife also sent me a gorgeous quilt top to quilt — I’ll be back to show you hers later on. Thanks, Tom, for letting me quilt for you!

10 Responsesso far.

  1. Ranch Wife says:

    Oh my gosh! How fun is that and how clever are you?! Stitching on clothes is brilliant!! Just way too cute!

  2. Kathy says:

    So adorable. And you are quite the machine quilter. What a great job by you both..

  3. Rose Marie says:

    Adorable. I guess one can say that about monsters!!!

  4. Michele says:

    I’ve always loved this quilt and the applique, the fabric choices AND your quilting are wonderful. I especially like the circles you quilted in the background of the blocks– it echoes the backing fabric.

    Sue has a blog where at the beginning of every month she posts loads and loads of pictures.

  5. Susan says:

    I’ve always loved that pattern. It was very like some monsters I used in my classroom years ago. I really like the way you quilted this.

  6. Cassandra says:

    What a fun quilt! How ever do you come up with such creative ways to quilt them? Genius!

  7. Shar says:

    Great job! Oh my you have your goals set really high. Go for it girl!

  8. Cindy says:

    I thought that was a panel it was so perfect! Absolutely love the quilt and you did a wonderful job of quilting it!!!

  9. Frances Hull says:

    How can I get the pattern for the Friendly Monster quilt by Sue Garman?

  10. Janet l spangler says:

    My 3 year old grandson is obsessed with where the
    The wild things grow. Do you have a kit or pattern

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