Monkey Business BOM – Block #8

It’s August already, and nothing is back to normal in my life but I am trying to reclaim things step by step. I have started to post again, hoping I can keep it up. I certainly have a ton of quilts to show! My garden is doing well although we are having a very hot and dry summer. Lots of watering required, next year I am planning on having more soaker hoses. It takes up a lot of time to water everything by hand. But the biggest news is that we have adopted two quilt inspectors for quality control 😉 We actually got them in mid-June when they were just three months old, and they are making such a difference in our life. We had cats in Germany and have always wanted to adopt some in Canada, and we felt we needed some emotional support and were lucky to be able to adopt these two cuties. Their names are Lexi and Lucy, and they are full of energy and mischief, always ready to get into trouble.





Quilt Inspectors Sleeping on the Job

Sleeping on the Job

Our Monkey friend has cut up a delicious watermelon this month and is offering slices for refreshment in the summer heat. Funny, I just realized that I don’t have watermelons in my garden, I should write them on next year’s list. The watermelon seeds are quite small. I appliqued them all but although I don’t mind small pieces, that was not a fun endeavour, so I changed them to embroidery for the pattern. Or you could sew on small black beads. I did that for a watermelon block some years ago, and it looked pretty neat. The August block will be available for free download until the end of the month and move over to the pattern store when the next block is released.

059-08 Monkey Business Block #8

EDIT: September is here, and the August block has moved to the pattern store and is now available for purchase if you missed the free download.

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.

CATEGORIES: Block/Pattern of the Month

12 responses to “Monkey Business BOM – Block #8”

  1. Sharon M Aurora says:

    So cute! Thank you.

  2. Lori Smanski says:

    Oh my this little guy is adorable. And he is doing such a great job of cutting the watermelon. Thank you so much. I am so enjoying these monkeys.

  3. Joyce Carter says:

    Thank you so much for the cute monkey block. I love the little cats. They are really adorable and their names are so cute.

  4. Stacey Brighton says:

    I love all of the naughty monkeys. Unlike the nursery rhyme “no more monkeys jumping on the bed”. I do hope there is a naughty monkey jumping on the bed. If all the blocks are done maybe that could be a bonus pillow or cushion block. Gorgeous ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💗

    • Beatrice says:

      Well, Stacey, I can tell you that there isn’t a monkey jumping on the bed. That’s the disadvantage of not being a native speaker, I had to google the nursery rhyme just now. But I agree, that would be cute. I’ll put it on my list, so maybe some day I’ll come up with something. Thank you for the idea!

  5. Rosemary says:

    These are all so very cute. Thank you so much!

  6. Susan says:

    That monkey is doing such a great job, he can come and cut up my watermelons:-)
    Thanks for another cute monkey.

    Also, I love your new quilt inspectors.

  7. Anita says:

    Thank you so very much for this fun block! I’m a bit behind and just had some surgery, but can’t wait to work on this block! You’re kitties are adorable. If only they stayed that small longer!

  8. Diane H says:

    Thank you for another great block. Welcome to Lexie and Lucy! I bet they are just as much fun as a barrel of monkeys.

  9. Shirley Adlich says:

    Your “quilt inspectors” are precious.

  10. Susan says:

    Thank you! He’s adorable!

  11. Robin Klein says:

    Your calico kittens are adorable!
    Calico’s are my husband’s favorite breed of cats. I don’t know if it is because 90% are females and female cats at least what I’ve seen favors cuddles from the male human and visa-versa. I loved Siamese so when we got our first home we got one of each. BTW, Thank you so much for your continued patterns for BOM.

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