Are you in the mood to create a sweet quilt for that special someone in time for Valentine’s Day? Then how about making my Hugs ‘N Kisses quilt? Just pick up a Jelly Roll of your favorite fabric line and some background fabric and you are good to go!
Since I don’t have any new quilt alongs scheduled for the next few months, I thought I would share this one with you. I’ve had so many new followers join my blog since last year (lots of hugs and thanks to you all!), that many are seeing this quilt for the first time.
Hugs and Kisses is an updated version of a previous quilt from 12+ years ago. I made the original quilt in spicy reds, oranges and yellows for my husband who is hot stuff! The newer version in soft pretty pinks (with all x blocks) was made for my sweet daughter.
Hugs ‘N Kisses Stats:
- Finished Size: 48″ x 64″
- Completed: April 2013
- Pieced and Quilted: on my Bernina 1630
- Fabrics: BasicGrey Kissing Booth and Kona Snow Jelly Rolls (plus scraps)
- Piecing Thread: Superior Masterpiece, 50wt Cotton
- Quilting Thread: Glide High Sheen Polyester, Cream
- Batting: Legacy 100% Wool
- Quilting Design: FMQ Flowers in the O’s with Serpentine Lines Quilted Across the X’s with a Walking Foot
- Binding: By Hand
- Total Sewing Time: 47 Hours
Quilt Along Tutorials – Click the Links Below for Each Step:
- Step 1 – Supply List
- Step 2 – Fabric and Design
- Step 3 – Making the Blocks
- Step 4 – Sewing X’s and O’s
- Step 5 – Finishing the Top
- Step 6 – Piecing the Back
- Step 7 – Pin Basting
- Step 8 – Stitch in the Ditch
- Step 9 – Decorative FMQ
- Step 10 – Extra Quilting
- Step 11 – Binding
Click here for an EQ7 download of this pattern.
Copyright © 2013 ChristaQuilts Inc., for personal use only.
10 thoughts on “Hugs ‘n Kisses Quilt Along (Reprise)”
Christa…I love that you give a time guildline along with great photos and step by step instructions of what works well and why with each step of the quiltmaking process.
As machine quilting is my nemesis and I am determined to conquer it this year, I appreciated an idea of time involved with the pinning process (least favorite!). I’m still not sure if I am over pinning. I’ve been told to use a fist width but I have small hands which confuses me even more and feel I am pinning too close and wasting time. What are your thoughts on this?
Thanks for a great blog.
Very Nice! Thank you for sharing!!
Christa: Love the Hugs & Kisses quilt – great colors and quilting 🙂
Cutest. Quilt. Ever! I just told myself that I wouldn’t start any quilt a longs until I finishes some of my other projects, but I think I am going to have to cave for this one. I’ve got to make a baby quilt for my new niece, right? 🙂
This would make a lovely baby quilt, thanks for sharing.
Love this!!!! Off to some QS today and guess what I’m going to look for?? And a Valentine quilt is a great idea!!!!! Hugs…….
Oh this looks ideal as the pattern to use for the jelly roll my son gave me for Christmas!! Great timing of sharing this QAL again! I had been looking for a pattern to use it with and am now inspired! Thanks Christa!
This is one of my favorite quilts you’ve made! Love the ombre and your quilting!
Thanks so much for the EQ7 Download!!!!!
This is so pretty! It is great of you to share this pattern with us.