I’ve been working on the Hugs & Kisses quilt for the last few days. I showed you the sketch I did in an earlier post – you can see it here. I added a border and finished the top yesterday.

Hugs & Kisses Quilt Top Flimsy Finished

I spent some time debating the border. White? Pink? I was afraid the pink border would make the edges of the design disappear and it kind of does.  But I felt white would be too boring. As you can see, I went with the pink border; even though it blends with the design at the edges a bit, I like that it gives it a more dramatic finish.

The squares are cut at 3″ and when I do the quilt again, I’ll make those smaller. As you can see, I didn’t make the quilt quite the same as the sketch. Even though my math was correct (Yay!), once I got a few blocks sewn together and saw it on the design wall I felt it would be bigger than I wanted if I did the entire pattern. I still want to see the whole design in a quilt because I love the look of it, so I will be doing it with smaller sized pieces.


I am piecing the back from a gray/white print and a solid I had in my stash. I may add in some white if I need to make the back bigger. I really want to use fabrics from my stash for this quilt and I think the soft gray colors are perfect.  Hopefully I’ll get to work on the backing today.

I’m still contemplating a quilting design and would appreciate any suggestions you might have. Straight lines seems the most obvious choice, but I might not want to be obvious! 🙂  Maybe just an all over stipple? Curved lines in each square? Aah, decisions!

I’m linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.  Be sure to check out all the great projects!

Have a great day,