Goodnight Monkey Boy Tutorial

Goodnight Monkey Boy Tutorial

Finished Size
Small  48"x48"
Large 58"x58"
Materials Needed:
(this is for quilt top only, backing and binding are additional material.)

For the large Goodnight Monkey Baby quilt start by laying out 25 of the layer cake squares.
Then take six of the white jelly roll strips.

Cut them into 2.5" squares.You need 100, 2.5" squares.
Draw a diagnol line across every square.
Now attach the squares, one at a time to the corner of all 25 blocks.
You will be snowballing the blocks.
Trim the excess material away.
Press the white corners out. You should now have 25 blocks that look like this.
Now take 5 white jelly roll strips.

Cut those strips into 20, 10" strips.
Attach these 10" strips to one side of 20 of your blocks. Creating 20 blocks that look like this.
Now piece 4 of those blocks and one block with no sashing together to create 5 rows that look like this.
Now take 9 strips of white jelly roll and use them for sashing and outer border.
Sew it all together to create a top that looks like this.
*We chose to add from some of the excess squares some applique stars.
Now, quilt, bind and enjoy!
Close up of our machine quilting!
WOA, WAIT! What about all of the excess material?
Now with all of the excess material you have enough fabric to make a Small Goodnight Monkey Boy quilt! Repeat the above steps but with 16 layer cake squares.
4 white jelly roll strips cut into 64, 2.5" squares for snowball corners.
3 white jelly roll strips cut into 12, 10" strips for sashing.
You will end up with a smaller quilt that looks like this!
Material for quilt binding and backing are available here.


  1. and THANKS for the tutorial. I will be using it eventually. :D

  2. Great Tute!! I love that you can use any layer cake to personalize :)

  3. Where did you find the fabric? I have been looking for this exact fabric! I LOVE sock monkey's!!!! Can't wait to do this one! Thanks!!!

  4. I love it when I see an easy tutorial! Great Job! I am going to work on one for my Pay-It-Forward partner!

  5. Great idea for pre-cuts. I suppose one could also use charm packs? Why not? That's what I mostly have so maybe I'll try them using yor tut. Thanks so much for sharing :) Your stuff is always so pretty.

  6. Great tutorial, love super easy quilts! Thank you for posting!

  7. Fantastic tutorial for a fabulous quilt! I love the swirls and stars quilting on the close-up shot! It makes it all come together!


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