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J-Quilts blog

Hugs and kisses quilt

This quilt is one of my own that I pieced last June...  it has just taken me this long to quilt it...  I quilted it last Saturday ...  Ian and the boys were off at a bike show if I remember rightly,  so off I trekked to my studio and finished my quilt.

 I did a talk for the womens institute last Wednesday, and I felt I needed another quilt to show (I didn't actually as I had four full large bags - its amazing how many I have once you bag them all up from home and studio!!!)  Oh well - at least it is nice and quilted now..  This is a quilt by Jaybird quilts, and I made it from a layer cake called "Tradewinds" by Kate Spain and some white solid fabric.

It is entirely quilted freehand...  no rulers - no patterns, even the centre circles of the flowers are completely freehand...  although I did roughly draw the flowers with chalk before stitching them.   I am never using that brand of chalk again though as it would not come out with just water and I had to wash my quilt e machine.  Lucky for me I love that wrinkled effect, but I would have liked to see the new look for a while longer...  I used a cotton wadding, and that has wrinkled beautifully...   I used a yellow leafy backing fabric which seemed like a good idea at the time, seeing the quilting though now, I wish I had used a solid colour to really show off those feathers and pebbles...




3 Comments to Hugs and kisses quilt:

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Catherine on 19 November 2013 22:51
What a fabulous quilt, the quilting is amazing. I love the tradewinds fabrics -I have a huge floor cushion made from it
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Lucy Dodge on 14 February 2014 16:15
Your quilting is amazing, but I was drawn to the piecing pattern of this quilt. This pattern would be perfect for my 5 year old granddaughter. I plan to hand quilt some of her favorite designs in the white hug sections....for example a bunny for her bedtime cuddle and a fairy in another block representing 'fairy houses' we built together in her yard. I don't think I can figure out how to cut the fabric and piece the blocks to put the top together though. Is there a pattern for this quilt anywhere?
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amira on 09 May 2014 13:37
lovely quilting jobs.. been inspired scrolling down your blog. Love them all.You have a great talent. Thanks for sharing!
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