Monday, January 23, 2012

Quilt # 7 - Hugs and Kisses

Oh baby, baby!  This may be the fastest quilt I've ever made.  Cut out blocks yesterday morning about 8 am, finished binding, photographing and boxing to mail this morning at 9:30.  I still don't like doing my own quilting, but I'm pleased with the way it turned out, nice and flat. I used a cute juvenile print flannel for the backing.

It's hard to see in the photos, but the background is a pale blue Kona cotton.  The prints are divided between "warm" colors and "cool" colors.  I saw a blog post somewhere that had the same block laid out in a log cabin style with the warms on one side and the cools on the other (and didn't save the link, oops).  I got a Moda free instruction sheet called "Xs and Os" along with a charm pack from Missouri Quilt Company and decided that was perfect for a baby quilt.

Melissa of Front Range Modern Quilt Guild had a clever idea to put ribbon tabs at the binding, so Mama can hook little toys, etc. to the quilt.  But I already had the binding sewn on.  I used the Discovery Toys hooks all the time when my boys were babies.  I will remember this idea for the next baby quilt.  Is Discovery Toys still in business?  Anyone know a consultant?  Please advise.

The finished quilt is 32" X 48", perfect size for a new baby, don't you think?  It will go to live in Ohio with a "Future IBMer."

And of course, a ribbon label!  Click to go to the etsy shop where I get my labels.

I bought a nifty new tool from Missouri Quilt Company -- tune in tomorrow for Tuesday's Tool.


  1. Looks great! :) I do know a Discovery Toys consultant, but they sell plastic links at Target in the baby toy section. I love them to bits!!

  2. I really like that quilt - cheerful and serene at the same time!

  3. This quilt is wonderful! The X's and O's really pop with this design. I love the bright colours as well!

  4. Love the quilt! Super bright and cheerful, perfect for a little one!!

    Don't know if they still sell Discovery Toys anymore, but you can buy those plastic rings everywhere now (lots of companies make them).

  5. What a finish! Lovely quilt, perfect colors for a new baby..its very happy!

  6. Beautiful quilt. I LOVE hugs and kisses quilts. I love that the X's and O's are the negative space. Do you have a link to the instructions from Moda?

    I'm sticking around for awhile to look at your other quilts. :)

  7. This is really clever and so sweet for a baby quilt!


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