Hugs and Kisses Quilt – Finished!

I’ve got a family member expecting a little girl this year, and I recently bought a new ruler (which, I know – unlike me!), AND I’d had this dessert roll of Kate Spain fabric I’d been wanting to do something with for a while, so it all came together in this quilt I’m calling “Hugs and Kisses”:

Hugs and Kisses Baby QuiltThe ruler is the Quick Curve Ruler, and this pattern is the Metro Twist.  I paired the dessert roll with 3-4 other prints (per Jaye’s advice to liven up the collection) and some Kona Snow for the background.  The ruler itself is pretty easy to use, although all the patterns I’ve seen with it involve a lot of piecing and then trimming to size.  Trimming is not my favorite, but it’s one way to make sure you’re ending up with consistent and accurate pieces.

Hugs and Kisses Baby QuiltFor the quilting, I used my walking foot to stitch within the fabric along the curves, and then one center line.  To fill in the background I FMQed a serpentine stitch to give it some nice texture.

Since the pattern called for  3 1/4″ strips out of the 5″ ones I had from the dessert roll, the leftovers went to the Baby Rails quilt, and I had a couple extra units left over that I turned into a matching zipper pouch.

7 Replies to “Hugs and Kisses Quilt – Finished!”

    1. This is a really great quilt. I like the design and, as I said before, I will look up the pattern. I have been considering this ruler, but have always felt that rulers with slots between “ruler bits” were inaccurate. I appreciated your comments along that vein and will see about trying it out.

      Thank you for adding in new fabrics! I think it really makes the quilt. 😉

  1. It is cute and different. I’m assuming it is pieced. Looks like gentle curves. Not too difficult?
    Now, would you do it again?

  2. Adding the extra fabrics definitely balanced the quilt. I bought the ruler but have yet to use it. I read the directions and decided it needed more time than I had at that moment. Will you be trying other patterns with the ruler?

  3. Hi Pam, love this quilt! I’m a newbie to the blog, but I’ve spent the last year or so listening to all your podcasts. I heard a rumor on one recent one about an “Ask the Square” segment, but it didn’t really seem to take shape yet. (Little pun intended.) I have a burning question anyway. I’d be very interested in seeing a breakdown of how you spend your time. It amazes me that you work, raise a family, exercise, watch TV, travel (I know it’s mostly for work, but it still throws monkey wrenches into things), AND get so much quilting done. Oh, and all the reading! I’m amazed. And I wanna know how you accomplish it so I can figure out what I’m doing wrong.
    Oh yeah, you find time to podcast, too. What the heck.
    Thanks for all the podcasts!

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