Hugs and Kisses…Adding the Borders

It is true what Sue Garman says in the instructions for the borders of Hugs and Kisses.  “Once you start to add the borders, it will start to look like a quilt”.  So true!  I like the way this particular quilt is constructed….the borders are added and then the applique is completed.  What an amazing way to make sure the borders are totally accurate.

I am choosing to applique one border at a time.  First I prepped all of the swags and the small flowers (where the swags meet).  The directions are very precise…the middle of the flower should measure 1 5/8″ below the seam line.   I measured (twice…maybe three times) before I glued everything in place.  And then I measured everything again:)

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Stitching the swags were a breeze, considering I had the entire quilt on my lap.

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One border down…three more to go!

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For those of you who have ordered Hugs and Kisses (as a Block of the Month) I will be shipping Block 1 early next week, along with your package of co-ordinating Mettler 60 weight thread.  You will get an email notification when I ship the blocks.

If you would like to order this 12 month Block of the Month, you still have time.  I have 3 spots available!  This quilt is perfect for a beginner.  Even a fairly experienced appliquer will enjoy this easy project.  Also, for those that requested, the full set of patterns is also available.  You can check the details on the website.

What else am I working on?  Well, I am having a blast making 2 Smitten quilts.  I am handpieceing the blocks (which I am loving!).  My intention is to make two I Spy type quilts for a couple of special little girls:)

Til next time….

Kerry

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