Just Keep Stitching …

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Kaori's Hugs and Kisses Quilt Top

This weekend I finally finished Kaori’s Hugs and Kisses quilt top!  I tried to keep it “flowery” while throwing in lots of other fun prints.  And I do love sunshine through a quilt top!

Light Through Kaori's Hugs and Kisses Quilt

This morning I pulled out the new-but-vintage sheet I meant to use as backing so I could pop it in the wash before taking it to the quilt shop.  Just then I realized that the quilt is a block too wide for this sheet.  Arg!!  I really love the backing sheet, too, a sweet sky blue with white and yellow daisies.  Now to decide between shopping or using another backing I have on hand, navy blue with white circles.  Hmm.  It’s not the look I intended, but the circles and deep, calm blue might make a nice contrast to the sharp edges and riot of color on the front.

This morning I also started stitching down the petals on my big flower pillow top.  Hopefully the rough edges of the applique will ruffle up and hide my very imperfect stitches.  Because GEESH.

Stitching Pillow Petals

As with every other project, I’ll just keep stitching and see how it turns out!

sarahsigres

13 thoughts on “Just Keep Stitching …

  1. That is just gorgeous! Could you maybe attach a strip of another fabric to make the vintage sheet fit? It’ll be a different look, but you’d still be able to use it?

    • Thank you! :) I could add to the sheet, and after a quick check on Etsy I even found the same sheet in a larger size … but the more I think about the navy backing the more I think I like it. I can’t drop the quilt off at the quilt shop until this weekend so I have time to think it over.

    • Thank you, Chelsea! I’ll be taking it to my local quilt shop to let them long arm it. (After quilting a few lap quilts, I’ve decided it’s worth it to take anything larger than a baby quilt to the quilt shop!)

    • Hi, Erin! :) I love the stained glass look of quilt tops in sunshine! I’m really leaning toward the navy backing now, too. I pulled it off the shelf and have it spread out by the quilt top. It just looks right.

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  3. Hi Sarah,
    I really love your quilt as well. I decided to try making this for my granddaughter and so far so good. I did modify it a little so. I am using a 10 inch block instead of the 5 inch charms size. I’m also using the charm size for the white and it 2 1/2 inch block for the corners This means that the white really pops on the quilt. I think it probably is going much faster than your did too.
    Thank you for sharing with everyone!
    Mary

    • Hi, Mary! That sounds wonderful, and it must be going faster with blocks that much larger! I bet it really is a different look with the wider white diamonds. I’d love to see it when you’re done!

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