Monkey Business BOM – Block #5

April was a crazy month! It started with a pleasant surprise, I received a letter that because of my health issues I was considered “clinically extremely vulnerable” and was asked to book a vaccine appointment. Well, they didn’t have to ask me twice! I was very impressed by how well it was organized, there was no wait time at all, and everybody was friendly and cheerful. Then we had two weeks of summer. Yes, you read that correctly, from one day to the next the temperatures jumped up to summer highs. It still cooled down quickly once the sun set but it was very nice during the day. My veggies liked the weather as much as I did, and everything is growing nicely. And then, on a Friday night, my machine broke down. Not the machine itself but the computer control unit, and I had to ship it back to the company in Ohio. I had it back a week later, and while it was booting again, it kept crashing every ten minutes. So once again I had to send it in and wait for its return. The second repair luckily worked, and my machine is up and running again, and I have been quilting like crazy to catch up. Of course this happens in the middle of a pandemic when nobody has anywhere to go and they all keep bringing quilts and I am booked for weeks and weeks. I am very organized, and I can always manage a week of unexpected downtime but two weeks with the bookings I have right now just wasn’t possible. Everyone affected has been very patient, and one lady even moved her quilts to the end of the queue to give me some breathing room, so I am almost caught up by now. Next week I should be back to my normal quilting schedule, but I still have lots of other things to sort out that I just didn’t have the time for. I am really looking forward to the weekend!

As for our monkey friends, this month the little guy is ready for some snorkeling. I have only ever once tried snorkeling, a long time ago in Hawaii, and it was a wonderful experience. I would love to do it again some day. All those colourful fish, and we even saw a turtle swim by. Great memories! If you have been following me and my designs for a while, you know that I love bright colours. My monkey has turquoise and purple accessories this month, but you can pick whatever colours you like. There will be lots of different colours in the remaining blocks, and you don’t need to follow my choices, you can’t really go wrong here. As always, the pattern will be available for free download until the end of the month and then move to the store section when the June block is released.

059-05 Monkey Business Block #5

EDIT: Another month has come and gone, and the fifth block is now available for purchase if you missed the free download in May.

EDIT: Individual blocks and pattern bundles are no longer available but the full pattern can still be found in the pattern store, both in English/Imperial and German/Metric. The finishing instructions are also still available for free download.

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6 responses to “Monkey Business BOM – Block #5”

  1. Diane H says:

    Thank you very much for this adorable block. I’m looking forward to finally getting started, as have
    just the right child in mind to make this quilt for.

  2. Shelley says:

    Thank you for another fun block…summer here I come!

  3. Joyce Carter says:

    Thank you so much for the sweet block It is very cute. I am sooo glad that warm weather has finally gotten here. I was really tired of cold, rainy, windy days.

  4. Sharon Aurora says:

    Oh, that’s adorable! Thank you
    The weather around here was so crazy in April, from real cold to warm and back again and tons of rain. Today it’s a beautiful spring day.

  5. Susan says:

    Thank you. Tried snorkeling on a lake, but not much to see.

  6. Susan says:

    Thank you! So cute! I’d love to go warm water snorkeling somewhere in the keys, perhaps.

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