Well, I finally finally got the monkey blanket finished. After making the center I had a terrible time deciding on a border. I considered a crayon box, but with the big stripes the crayons going the same way didn't look very good. Plus I was snowed in and couldn't get more fabric! I ordered some adorable monkey fabric from fabric.com, but when it got here the pink was wrong, which was such a bummer. So now I have two yards of pretty adorable pink monkey fabric if anyone needs something =) Anyway, I finally settled on the pink solid. Since the walls of her future room are dark purple, I wanted to add a little more pink to the total. I stitched down the appliques and added some purple bows that Serenity chose to each monkey. She tells me every day now, "I love my blankie!!!" We'll see how it lasts. I love the different textures of the satin, minkee, flannel, fleece and cotton, but I am definitely not doing one like this again without investing in a walking foot! The border got horribly wrinkled and drives me crazy! Serenity doesn't care and as I imagine it will never lay flat again once it goes into her room, I've decided to ignore it and just be happy that she loves it even though it's not perfect.