Monkey in the sky

xxMonkey in the Sky


My first project for the baby’s room was Monkey in the Sky


It’s hanging over the crib now where the little girl can see it.

There are two little lamps in the basket that serve as the flame and are also a nightlight.


It was no easy matter figuring out the size of the balloon segments.

After several unsuccessful attempts I asked a mathematician what to do. He gave me the formula 2*pi*rn/12 plus a number of complicated calculations.


After struggling for hours with squared paper, measuring tape, a calculator and a brain that was definitely not made for this sort of thing, it finally fell into place and the segments all fit together perfectly.


The balloon is 12in./30 cm in diameter and around 19in./75 cm high in total.

NB Quilt  • Dragør • Denmark