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You Drive Me Crazy

You Drive Me Crazy, 54×72 inch quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2017. For sale at ovbrantleyquilts.com.

O.V.’s Never Say Never November.

India and I visited the Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali. It will be the first  and last time we ever visit a monkey forest!

Monkey Forest

The monkeys were really aggressive.  They jumped on you and tried to steal your things. One of them stole India’s hand sanitizer that was hanging on the side of her purse. Later one of them tried to steal her shopping bag but instead tore it open spilling the contents on the ground. We were traumatized and had to be escorted out of the park by security!


Now I know what my mother meant when she said someone was “acting a monkey!” They were wild and crazy.

Monkey Forest art

I did not have monkeys in mind when I made my quilt You Drive Me Crazy, but these monkeys did drive me to drink! India and I left the  forest and found a bar.

A Frozen Monkey Forest

When was the last time you did something for the very first time? #ovsneversaynevernovember #bali #monkeyforest. #gonnaseetheworld

You Drive Me Crazy

You Drive Me Crazy, 54×72 inch quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2017.

I am not sure if I had my boyfriend or my daughter in mind when I made You Drive Me Crazy,  but when I looked at the finished quilt top with its explosion of color and pattern  in Kaffe Fassett’s fabrics, the name just popped into my head.

“You Drive Me Crazy” back

Once I named the quilt You Drive Me Crazy, carrying out the theme with hearts on the back seemed a natural.


Sewing the binding on “You Drive Me Crazy”.

I think I am going to live with You Drive Me Crazy for a while so it is not for sale. I received a lot of positive feedback from Atlanta Quilt Festival attendees who got to see the quilt while I worked on sewing the binding. (I always sew my bindings by hand.) They loved it as much as I do.

“You Drive Me Crazy” on chair.

Do you have someone in your life who drives you crazy? Those people certainly keep life interesting.