"Five little monkeys jumping on the bed..."
If monkey wrench blocks count, we've got five of those little guys on this quilt, along with some pinwheel drunkard's path blocks. Hey, there's a quilt name in there somewhere:
Drunkard Monkeys? Drunken Monkeys?
Well, okay. Maybe not appropriate for a baby quilt, but it makes me giggle, though this quilt was made in a teetotaling state.
Pretty sweet for something that started from leftovers, if I do say. Norm likes it too. He has nothing against pink in the right setting, apparently.
Speaking of pink, I picked up a vintage pink blossom milk glass square casserole at Goodwill a couple weekends ago (that may be a personal record for adjective-to-noun ratio in a sentence...you word geeks are counting them now, aren't you? I gave up trying to figure out where or whether to put commas).
I was going to give it to my sister, but forgot she only collects the fruit motif. These pieces are often known as Gay Fad, which was the name of the studio founded in 1945 by Fran Taylor that hand decorated blanks by various glass makers such as Anchor Hocking, Hazel Atlas, and others. I believe this one is Fire King. Sometimes this design is known as peach blossom or dogwood.
It has been really cold lately with highs in the teens, and I was in a warm coat, scarf, gloves, and hat when I took the quilt pictures yesterday. Today the ground is covered in a layer of white. And so it begins.