Many years ago someone gifted some crazy monkey fabric to me. I used some on a Project Linus quilt and put the rest away thinking "when will I ever need monkeys again?"
When I got this fabric out again I calculated how large I could cut the monkeys in order to get 18 blocks. Then I needed to cut block borders to bring them up to 12 1/2 inches.
I decided to use alternating colors (red and yellow) to separate the blocks from each other. Two quilt tops were created from these blocks.
For the first one I found in my stash a black fabric with the perfect large dots in the same blended neons as the monkeys and used this as the border.