Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Hugs Before Kisses - A MBS Quilt Tutorial


Okay, so I have been hinting for the last week or so about this tutorial and today is finally the day!!  Introducing . . . Hugs Before Kisses my newest  Moda Bake Shop Tutorial !!  


X's and O's are my favorite part of Valentine's day!! (Yes, I know it is past Valentine's day, but I figured we can celebrate love for a whole month :)  When I was a kid, my Grandparents used to send me presents with XOXO written on the card or in the front of the book.  Those far away hugs and kisses have always meant so much to me.  So around this time of year, I always have a desire to figure out some design that I can tie X and O into :)  This years happened to be a twist on a basic lattice quilt.


The quilt measures 72" x 72", just the perfect size for you and someone special to snuggle up in :)  It is made using a Honey Honey by Kate Spain jelly roll and some Bella Solid.  It really is a fun quilt to put together and is very beginner friendly.  Don't you just love how those lattice strips blend together framing out the O's :)  So fun!!!


And since this quilt is all about love, I decided to quilt it up with fun hearts and loops.  This was my first time trying this out and it was super slick!!  The motion is very relaxing, easy to pick up, and a great way to give a dense look without taking all day to quilt.  I made a video tutorial of the FMQing that can be found in my Video Tutorial page, if your interested :)


So what do you say??  Do you like it??  Do you want to make your own version??  Well then pop on over to the Moda Bake Shop and check out the step by step free Hugs Before Kisses tutorial .  Oh,  And make sure you gets lots of Hugs and Kisses from whomever it is made for :)


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20 comments:

  1. It's beautiful Melissa! Thanks for a great tutorial...I actually have a jelly roll. I haven't decided how to use it, but this is definitely a great idea.

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  2. I love it.It`s just wonderful.Thanks for the tutorial!

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  3. Wow you are one clever lady! I can see that this would look great made using scraps too.

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  4. Great design Melissa. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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  5. A beautiful quilt Melissa. i love the quilting

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  6. Very nice, and the quilting is just right for it! Very pretty fabrics too!

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  7. Love this one, Melissa! Definitely going to make this! Thank you for the FANTASTIC tutorial at the MBS!

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  8. I like this quilt Melissa and I will make it too. It is wonderful that you are so talented and that you share your patterns with us. Your quilt is very pretty and you are very special. Thank you for all the great things you do.

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  9. you quilt came out so beautiful and I love the quilting with the hearts on it. I am very poor quilter and wish I could do half as nice as that! thank you for sharing this and I love your blog.

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  10. Beautiful quilt and quilting! It is so pretty, fresh and clean looking! Will be a fun quilt to use and enjoy!

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  11. What a gorgeous quilt! I just love the hearts in your quilting!

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  12. Gorgeous quilt Melissa! .......I couldn't see the the squaring up print out at the end of the post? Or recipe printout? Am I going blind?
    Rebecca.bird@clear.net.nz

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  13. What a sweet quilt! And lovely free motion quilting, too.

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  14. Yes, I love it!! I have always been a very traditional quilter but lately I am becoming a lover of modern quilts. They are so clean and crisp looking and that's what I thought when I looked at this quilts. Very nice..

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  15. I love it, so much and have a jelly roll, I love everything you make.. your very inspiring and I am so one day soon, get my Starburst QAL done. I had family pop in early, which they are always welcomed but 3 kids keep you from sewing.. thank you

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  16. I just popped into Moda Bake Shop and found this new quilt pattern of yours! Another beauty! I love jelly rolls and have a few, so I'm going to bookmark this one! Thanks so much!

    MGM

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  17. really love the quilt! great fresh colors.

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from each and every one of you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa