A Hug and a Kiss Quilt in the Dappled Sunlight
This is the quilt I just finished for my newest daughter-in-law, Shea.
Fabrics for the quilt top were purchased from Hancocks of Paducah. Shea chose the same colors she used for their wedding - pink and gray.
|Hoffman Bali Batik Watercolors Cotton Candy|
|Hoffman Bali Batik Watercolors Guava|
|Hoffman Bali Solid Watercolor 1895 587 February|
The pattern was designed by Kathy Brown and is available free online here from mccallsquilting.com.
I changed the pattern just a bit. Shea's quilt is 56" wide X 74" long (12 blocks in all) so is smaller than the 96" X 96" quilt of the pattern (36 blocks in all). I only used three fabrics so it looks more uniform and less scrappy than the original quilt.
When I made a mock-up of the quilt, the "X" blocks formed long diagonal lines with "O's" in the center of the lines. Since we wanted each "X" and "O" to stand out, I added sashing of the gray (February) along with pink (Cotton Candy) cornerstones to separate each block.
I'll post close-ups next!
You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post about this same quilt here.