Thursday, October 12, 2017

Kisses Charity Quilt

 I finished up another child's quilt for my MQG's "Quilts for Kids" charity drive. The block is a simple Plus Block, that's been turned on point to create  an "X" or "kiss".


I decided to add one 4" heart block using the tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew. Adding 1" borders around the heart brought it up to size with the 6" Kiss Blocks.


I think it came out cute and I was able to use up some smaller scraps.


The block is very simple and finishes at 6" square. If you'd like to make one, here are the measurements I used:

Plus pieces - two 1 1/2" x 2 1/8"; one 1 1/2" x 4 3/4"
Background - four 2 1/8" x 2 1/8"
Setting Triangles - two squares 4 1/2", cut once on the diagonal

After sewing on the setting triangles, trim the block down to 6 1/2" x 6 1/2"


11 comments:

  1. That is adorable! I have a sudden urge to dig through my scraps. Thank you so much for sharing your sweet quilt.

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  2. How sweet. Thanks for the measurements !

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  3. This is a very sweet quilt! Thank you Cindy for sharing the measurements to make the blocks! I just might try this as it does look very scrap friendly and happy.
    Oh my, there are always so many kiddos going through some stressful times. These quilts are a comfort. As adults we really should try our best to maintain our own sanity and not over react to petty issues that do not serve our children's best interest. They need to grow up with healthy minds.
    Again, thank you for sharing your adorable quilt. You are always so inspiring

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  4. Thanks for the quick tutorial! Always nice to have someone else figure out the measurments :) Your quilt is very sweet in those soft, pretty colors.

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  5. It came out very cute! Great idea to create a block and turn it on point by making a square in a square out of it.

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  6. What a sweet quilt! I love that it can be made for boys or girls or either! Thanks for sharing how you made it! My guild make charity quilts for our local NICU and Kidney Dialysis Center. This is a great idea to use my scraps to bring love and warmth to others!

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  7. What a cute quilt! I love the colors and the wavy quilting.

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  8. I'm making one of these quilts too - LOVE the addition of the heart block! I'm going to incorporate that into my quilt too - thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. Very nice! I should do up the math to use up all my extra 2.5" strips and raid my scrap bag! So many quilts for kids, so little time (though I'm hoping to get a bunch of backs made and then quilt like the wind!

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  10. Great quilt, Cindy! Love the heart addition, also!

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  11. Be still my beating heart! I have a couple of these blocks floating around, and every once in awhile I pull them out and wonder what to do with them. You've inspired me to look at them through new eyes.

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