Some of our friends just adopted a baby boy. Being an adoptive parent myself, I have a soft spot for adoptive families. This baby needed something made with extra love. His mommy told me that he doesn’t really have a color theme…but that she has an aversion to trucks and sports – and that her hubby loves monkeys. So, that’s what I had to work with. 😉
Knowing this family, I also knew that they would appreciate and share my love of something unique and re-cycled. So – to the thrift shop I went where I bought two large cotton shirts. Then, I got some super soft minky-ish fabric from fabric store. I cut and pieced the shirts into a quilt top – and then just added the backing. It’s reminiscent of the blanket I made here. A couple things I love about this one:
- The cotton shirts are lighter weight and work great for a snuggly but temperature appropriate blanket for this time of year.
- I added in some random cashmere squares for an old sweater.
- One of the shirts had an embroidered flower patter that I used on a few squares.
- I left the pocket on… and stuck in a handmade sock monkey. I’m in love with the little fellow.