Friday, February 13, 2009

Hugs & Kisses

Just a Little Bitty Valentine Greeting
from Me to You!


I hope your day is filled with lots of LOVE & JOY!
And maybe a little sewing thrown in, too!


I thought I would post another of my favorite quilts. Each year when I take out my seasonal quilts it's like opening a present to myself. I fall in love each time and wish I could keep them out all year long. This particular quilt I made several years ago and when I remembered having it I went down to my closet and found it. That was yesterday! LOL! I'm kinda sad I was too busy and too sick to remember it, but now I'll keep it out until February's over.

I thought I would share some of the details on how to make it. If you have any questions just let me know. You can put it on your list of things to make for next Valentine's day. I also have another Valentine project I'll share with you tomorrow. It's a work in progress and I won't be able to finish it before tomorrow, but it's going to be really cute for next year.

This is my version of a Hugs & Kisses quilt that I designed.
Each block finishes at 6" x 6" with 2" sashings & 2" posts.

The X's (kisses) are made using:
  • four squares measuring 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" in red or pink.
  • eight squares measuring 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" in Kona Cotton "Snow".
Basically, these are snowball blocks that are missing two of the four corners. I guess you could call them half snowball blocks. ha! ha! Press snowball corners toward the darker fabric. The blocks are then sewn into a four patch with the red or pink points facing the four outer corners forming an "X".

The O's (hugs) are made using:
  • 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" in red or pink.
  • 2 squares measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" in red or pink.
  • 1 square measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" in Kona Cotton Snow.
The middle row is sewn using two red squares (1 1/2") and one white square (1 1/2"). Press to the darker fabric then sew the two rectangles (2 1/2" x 6 1/2") one to the top and one to the bottom of your center forming and "O". Press the seams outward.

26 comments:

Cathy said...

Your quilt is so cute! Thank you for the directions. I think that I need to make one too.
Cathy

Small House said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I have decided that women that quilt have the patience of Job. Seriously, the time it takes, and how it is pieced so perfectly...beautiful!

Have a great day. Can't wait to see what else you have in the works.
Sandra

Stephanie said...

darling valentine's decoration!
you ought to pencil in when to display your seasonal quilts ~ it's a shame this one made it out of the cupboard just in time.

Jeanette said...

The quilt is gorgeous. Thanks for giving directions to make it.

Pat said...

I love it! Thanks so much. I will make one for next year. ( I hope!)

Simply This and That said...

I love this quilt. I think this is going into my Valentine's file. Must make it for next year! ooxx`jodi

Lisa Boyer said...

This is precious! Hugs and kisses in pink and red--very sweet.

Suzie said...

A lovely quilt! Thanks for the inspiration! Happy Valentine's Day!

Pat said...

This is great and thanks for sharing the "how to". Happy Valentine's Day to you!

Fiesta said...

Kim very nice.

Shari said...

This is a perfect Valentine's quilt. Thanks for sharing the pattern. You're so sweet!

Material Mary said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. Get feeling better.
Mary

erica e said...

how fun! i really like this valentines quilt.

Yarn Devil said...

A beautiful quilt!

Amanda said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

You are so sweet. You're always sharing your beautiful ideas. I love this!

Anina said...

So cute! A refreshing change from hearts, hearts, hearts.

Julie said...

This is great! Thanks for sharing!!

Liz said...

Very nice. Perfect for Valentine's Day.

Thimbleanna said...

I LOVE this quilt Kim! It's SO cute. And the border fabric with the little heart-y flowers is adorable!

Kathy said...

What a cute quilt! THank you for the directions.

Ani said...

I LOVE this quilt Debi! I saw it last night and have started it this morning! Thank you so much for sharing, hope your V-Day was sweet! Best, Ani

Mel said...

Thanks so much!! I will make if for next year, I found some great Valday fabrics on sale...now I know what I'll do with them!

Cindy said...

Thanks for the great directions on your darling quilt.

I do hope you're feeling back up to par. I've missed your posts, I've missed your photos, I've just missed "you".

Have a great Monday.

Something Marvellous said...

That is a great valentine's quilt!

another amy said...

Cute, as always, Kim. How are all those little bags coming? I'm thinking about you. . .

Annette said...

Just wanted to let you know that you inspired me. I made your table topper into a baby quilt. It is posted on my blog. Thanks so much.