Friday, October 18, 2013

A Hug and a Kiss Quilt for My Newest Daughter-in-Law, Part II

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
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.


  1. What a special gift and in such classic colors and a forever popular block. I'm sure your DIL will treasure this quilt and will be the first of her 'Family Heirlooms'.

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  2. I love the pinks and grays together. Lovely job.

  3. Yes, I like what you did with only 3 colors - fantastic!

  4. You did a great job on this and I like your enhancements better than the original!


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