My hugs and kisses baby quilt is coming along nicely. The last time we met I had pieced all the little squares that were destined to make hugs and kisses blocks - following this video tutorial.
I’m using mainly fabrics from Aneela Hoey’s Posy Range for the print fabrics, but I have added a few randoms that I picked up at a garage sale, they are quite retro pretty … wish I knew the name.
Do you have favourites when you’re piecing similar blocks?
Twelve blocks should be enough once I add the sashing. I’m going with white, by the way, thanks to the unanimous opinion of the people that visited this space last week.
Thinking ahead, I’ve been struggling lately to quilt on my little sewing machine. He tries so hard – he’s like the little engine that could – but the truth of the matter is it’s tough to push even a baby sized quilt through the limited throat space. So to get around this, I thought I would give Maureen’s QAYG “quilt-as-you-go” technique a try.
Have you tried this before?
My thinking is to put oversized sashing around the O’s and X’s blocks and then trim them down to size once I’ve quilted it.
Watch this space!
Linking up with WIP at Freshly Pieced.