I'm delighted to report that I finished the binding on my little "Hugs & Kisses" quilt that is just 60" square with the borders. It looks wonderful in the pale sunshine, doesn't it?
The teal and tan 5" squares came from 2 seconds or imperfect charm packs that were reduced by 20% at Keepsake Quilting's summer tent sale for about 8 bucks for the two of them. Each pack had 50 charms and the 100 just made this top. I had great fun using up charm packs that were "fresh" and had not been sitting around for twenty forevers. Keepsake got there money's worth out of me though, when I went back and paid full retail for the teal fabric that became both the inner stripe and the binding. LOL! It's all good!
I know. I know. It has stars, I just HAD to have it!
Linda Monasky of The Bear Paw Gallery in Alton, New Hampshire did a fine job of quilting this. She invented the scrolling flower shape to echo the pattern. It looks terrific!
Then around the borders are sweet little hearts. This quilt is called Hugs & Kisses because sometimes you see the hugs or circle-donut shapes, but then you stare at it and then the x's or kisses pop out at you. And the whole thing is done with two little 2 1/2" squares sewn onto the diagonal corners of each of the 5" charms. Sewing them is every bit as mindless and soothing as doing string blocks! I had a ball and it went pretty fast.
I'm offering this one for sale for $175.00 at the Gilmanton Craft Fair on November 24th and hope to find a good home for it!
My husband, Felix and I are still best friends after 40+ years of marriage. Although we have no kids, we spoil our dog rotten on our 20+ acre hobby farm in beautiful downtown Gilmanton Iron Works, New Hampshire, U.S.A.