I made this 'by the month sock monkeys' quilt in December 2007 for my grandma who was in a nursing home. Grandpa had passed away earlier in the year, and she was quickly going downhill without him. I wanted to make her something for her lap to make her smile. I finished the quilt and had plans to take it down to her, but she passed away before I could get it to her (she passed Jan. of 2008). So, I have kept the quilt in memory of her. Grandma always had sock monkey as a 'toy' for us to play with when we went to visit and he was there for grandkids and great grandkids as well! I loved his floppy arms and tail :)
GNR embroidery and I think I got the fabric from Hancock's of Paducah but I'm not 100% on that.
Cute little NewYears monkey, I'll never be guessing when this was finished with that block :)
I look at the quilt now, and think, 'why in the world did I piece it that way?'. It would have been SO much easier to piece it with a 4 patch and an hourglass the same size of the embroidered block. But, NOOO, I did all these 'flying geese' blocks around the embroidered block with cornerstones. Ugh. Don't know why I didn't take the easy way out and have a few less seams! LOL