Skittles is featured in McCalls Quick Quilts August/September issue. It looks a little complex, but it goes together super quick using the simple stitch and flip method. Meaning it will make for a great little go to baby quilt when you are in a pinch to make up something fast but still super cute!!!
The "O" block was originally published in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 14. I knew at that point, that I wanted to add an X block to the design and make it a cute hugs and kisses quilt!!! And the nice thing is, all it takes is a rotation on the same units to make the X block, again, simple and fast ;)
And Getting stared on your own Skittles quilt is super easy because this Baby Quilt is totally Layer Cake Friendly. All you need is 36 squares, so just grab a Layer Cake from your stash and you are good to start cutting!! And of course, you can always do a scrappy version as well and do some stash busting :)
When it came time to quilt Skittles I decided to keep it simple for this baby boy version!! I quilted a wavy horizontal line all the way across the quilt, and then flipped it 90 degrees on the long arm and repeated the quilting to create a fun wavy crosshatch. Simple and totally keeping with the "all boy" idea of the quilt ;)
And it made for such a great baby quilt texture. My goad was to do the lines far enough apart to still keep the snuggly goodness, but close enough together to create a really fun texture. And I was super happy with how it turned out :) Snuggly, check, Texture, check :)
And one last thought. I know I have said it before, but I just love the way they stylize photo's for magazines. Photography is one of the things I really want to get better at, and so I always love seeing the way they do these shots. So pretty!!! I have downloaded a photography craftsy class, now just to make the time to sit and watch it ;)
And that is my Skittles Quilt!!!! It finishes at 42"x 42" so ya, baby size goodness. And if you want to see a little more of my Skittles Quilt, you can pop on over to McCalls's Quilting blog to read a special guest blog that I have posted over there ;) And there just might be a giveaway for my Irish Chain Quilts book as well!!!! Good Luck ;)