If this is the first time you’re seeing this series, My Sister’s Quilts is the mini quilting memoirs of my sister who is a fantastic quilter and has made baby quilts for each of her 15 nieces and nephews.
This was a fun and simple quilt to make. I was living in England at the time, but bought the fabric when I was home in Montana on a visit.
The pattern was a simple 4-square block but the sock monkeys were so cute that I decided they could be the focus instead of a complex piecing pattern. Since I had two nieces arriving during a similar time, I made these quilts in assembly line fashion.
The quilts ended up a bit smaller than I had imagined, but my sisters told me later that it was nice having a smaller quilt to use for things like tucking into a car seat!
As chance would have it I also visited a thrift store around that time and found an original authentic sock monkey pattern kit! It was so fun making these adorable little stuffed monkeys and pretending I was a lady from the 1950’s.
These little quilts have a fun vintage feel to them and were perfect for my cute little nieces! They match their sweet little personalities that have just the right mixture of sugar and spice.
My sister-in-law and I both agree this sock monkey baby quilt is probably the most used of all the baby quilts we’ve recieved. It’s small size is perfect to lay an infant on, use as a diaper changing pad in a pinch, or the perfect size cover for the car seat. Plus it’s gender neutral, so we’ve used it with both/all our babies! And the darling sock monkeys she made, they add such charm and are so very well loved!