Friday, November 4, 2011

Lotsa Monkeys

Two of my former colleagues at the Southern Center for Human Rights were both expecting baby boys in the fall of 2011, so I went to work on two baby quilts at the same time. I discovered that I had just enough sock monkey fabric left that if I mixed in some other well-matched fabrics, I could make two quilts! Perfect. I used the same pattern for both, four patches alternating with plain squares. Nothing fancy to be sure, but I had to make two quilts in relatively short order in addition to whatever else was going on!
The first of the two quilts went to Baby Shai, first-born child and son of Brooke Sealey Rupert and her husband Matt. Brooke now lives and works in the DC area, but we worked together for several years at the Center, where I originally met her when she came to work with us one summer as a law-student intern.