Sunday, February 23, 2014

Birthday Hugs and Kisses, a quilt

We went to a surprise birthday party for a sweet friend and neighbor today.
I put out a call on Instagram a few weeks ago for a fast and easy quilt and Kelly suggested this one.
Hugs and kisses, made with a layer cake and 5" charm squares for the corners of each block.


I had a layer cake of Fig Tree Butterscotch and Rose fabrics.  It was a monthly installment in a kit club I belonged to several years ago. These fabrics are no longer my preference, but I knew our friend would love it, and it was just the right amount of fabric for a lap quilt.
A simple stipple quilting job and this quilt was finished in a flash.
I buy sheets when they are on sale from the Garnet Hill catalog. They make perfect backings for quilts.
So there you have it. A fast and easy birthday gift.

Quilt Stats:
Name: Birthday Hugs and Kisses
Fabric: Layer Cake of Butterscotch and Rose, solid I believe is Moda Bella Cream
Backing: Polka Dot sheet from Garnet Hill Catalog
Binding: Fig Tree print
Quilted: Stippling by me using Perma Core Thread in Dyed Natural
Size: 53"x63"


6 comments:

Debbie said...

Very cool to have a quick quilt pattern like that in your back pocket! Nice!

Dianne Neale said...

You're doing well with that stippling! Is your machine playing fair now?

Canadian Abroad said...

I love this quilt and I love the idea of using a layer cake this way. I am filing this away for future use.

Quilter in the Gap said...

Pinned love this quilt! Great job!!

Katy Cameron said...

Perfect solution to the problem! I'm sure she loved it :o)

suemac said...

Nice. I still have fabric hanging around that is not my preference. I am making lots of charity quilts.