munki munki quilt progress

I’m making progress on my munki munki quilt, albeit slowly. I’ve had a few other projects I’ve been working on, so these blocks have been on the back burner for a bit. Does anyone else have problems switching from project to project? I tend to work on several quilts simultaneously, but I’ve had a bit of trouble keeping the fabrics for each quilt project separate. I just bought a few more shallow plastic bins (the same as the ones I use to store my fabrics) and now I keep a separate bin for each quilt project. When I’m done working on one project, I put all the fabrics for that project, as well as the completed quilt blocks, in the bin and then I can easily put it away for a while. I think this new plan is helping to keep me a bit more organized!

Anyway, back to the quilt. Here’s what it looks like so far –


Originally I was leaning towards no sashing, but I want to make this one a queen sized quilt and when I figured out how many blocks I’d need (way too many!) I think now I’m thinking the sashing may be a good idea! I’ll still need a fair number of blocks, especially since these blocks are only 10″ square, but it seems a bit more manageable!

These are the latest two blocks I added –


I’m going to get to work making a few more, and then I might have to do a little fabric shopping… I may need a few other munki munki prints in these colors to add enough variety to this quilt… maybe these cute chickens?

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32 Responses to munki munki quilt progress

  1. 1
    Tiffany says:

    Oh how I LOVE this one. I love the colors, the fabric patterns, and the block design! Are you winging it or are you following some kind of formula for the blocks?

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    erin says:

    sewdeerlyloved on etsy has the chickens (and others) for sale right now…

    this quilt is going to be beautiful! i hope you will be keeping it!!

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    Cristin says:

    Really lovely blocks! I sort of have the same problem as you with starting a quilt.. then starting 3 other projects at the same time! In a perfect world, I’d START a quilt and finish it in a week… unfortunately, my world is not perfect 🙁

    And you should go for the chickens! The colors would go famously with the blocks you already have!

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    kerri says:

    gasp! simply breath taking!!

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    Lise says:

    I love it! I’m really inspired by your blocks…the big variation in strip widths, the pieced strips… Fabulous.

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    josie says:

    Hi Ashley,
    I can’t seem to find an email address for you but I have a yard and a half of the pear munki munki fabric. It has two fade lines on it but otherwise it’s in good shape. I’m having a big fabric clear out and I’d be happy to pass it along.

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    corinnea says:

    Love this! It is already spectacular.

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    Sherri says:

    Beautiful! Did you happen to get into Heather’s MISC sale?

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    Audrie says:

    I really love the colours on the blocks!!! The chickens are really cute, definitely thumbs up 🙂 Can’t wait to see this finished!

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    Bear says:

    I can’t say it enough – the composition of your blocks is wonderful. I so look forward to seeing the final product!

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    Jessica says:

    i love the fabrics and the block designs…i think it will look great with sashing…it’ll be amazing when it’s all done…can’t wait to see it…

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    darci says:

    It is going to be totally gorgeous! those colors are right up my alley. (not to mention the prints hehe)

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    Julie says:

    Such pretty blocks! I especially love the colors.

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    Juice says:


    I have a similar problem keeping my craft projects contained. Mine are smaller scale, so gallon ziplocks generally do the trick. 🙂

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    Kate Dotson says:

    I love the skinny dark lines and the way they draw the eyes across the quilt. The color scheme is beautiful.

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    Kyla says:

    i love the fish fabric!!! the quilt looks great! cant wait to see it finished! i think the sashing will make it a bit more manageable. i only kind of like the chickens im not crazy about them but they will look cute with the other fabrics

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    aseemlylife says:

    Very Very Nice. Can’t wait to see it complete. More than one quilt going at a time? Is there any other way?

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    Linda says:

    Oh, my! I’m loving that orange block, orange being my favorite color, of course………… If you don’t know what to do with that quilt, I’ll send you my snail mail address….lol.


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    amandajean says:

    very cute blocks, ashley! so sweet!

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    Dena says:

    Nice progress on your blocks. I had a problem keeping all of the ‘parts’ to each project together and was always losing something and would have to replace it if I wanted to work on my project. To conquer this, I purchased some canvas totes and now as I buy something for a particular project I place it in a tote with all the other ‘parts’ to it. Works like a charm!

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    Selina says:

    This is going to be a gorgeous quilt! I love it!

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    Jane Swanson says:

    I love the way you put your blocks together. The composition is always amazing. And the Munki is just too adorable!!

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    Love the quilt. And about the organising, that is about the smae I do. But… sometimes I am starting a new project and no empty box. Than I take a plastic see trough seal bag and put the project I think will take a while before I get on in it. Those bags are in one big plastic container….

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    jaybird says:

    ohh i like!!! slow can be ok.. take care of yourself!!

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    bear says:

    In case you haven’t seen, this fabric would look great with your colors:

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    Sally says:

    I love the blocks. I am always so impressed with your quilts.

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    Donnelly says:

    This is one beautiful quilt!!! Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great day!

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    Dawn says:

    Love these blocks! I’m working on a baby quilt. First quilt that requires “stitching in the ditch”. Do you have any favorite books you reccomend to beginners?

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    tisha says:


    Love these quilt blocks. I am using them as inspiration for my block of the month with the Indy Modern Quilt Guild. Can’t wait to see what everyone creates!


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