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 :)
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