Another one bites the dust, yeah, I said that already.
This was March 7, 2012. Quite the pile of quilts to be quilted. You recognize them all by now, right? From the bottom up, Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend, (my) Wall Hanging, Bubbles and now Lots of Hugs.
This is the one I most recently talked about gifting.
I fell in love with this quilt because of the scrappy potential and you know how I love scrappy quilts! This pattern was designed by Lee, for Moda, and was done in Terrain by Kate Spain, thus the title. I didn’t realize that is where the name, Cross Terrain, came from until I dug deeper. To the quilters, out there, it’s obvious that I didn’t use Kate Spain fabric. I used fabric that has been around longer than Kate has been in the biz! I love quilts like this.
To me, this quilt will forever be known as Lots of Hugs. That is what I stitched into this quilt, as in all my quilts, really. Lots and lots of hugs to wrap you in. And also because it looks like one half of the XO symbols standing for hugs and kisses. The hugs part, specifically, as four arms wrap around each other. And because each quadrant in this quilt is a different fabric, you can envision them as arms, right?
This original pattern called for using a matchy, matchy collection of 40, 2 1/2″ wide x 42″ long strips of fabric, aka a jelly roll, making for half the work being done for you. I opted, instead, to drag out all the fabric, I own, and cut bits and pieces from probably 64 different fabrics. I discounted at least that many for not being the right shades and then another stack that didn’t contain enough fabric! It wasn’t planned to destroy my studio that way, I just got to cutting and piecing and the color took me over! Or was that the piles? I was consumed by the memories of so many quilts past that went into this one, that I may just have gotten a bit carried away. I suspect you will see this quilt, with a slight variation, soon.
And of course, it is my latest favorite quilt!
And this is the beautiful photo I received last week.
Emerald Lucille, being held
by Lots of Hugs. Emmie was born May 24, 2012 weighing in at just 6 pounds. She is the latest grand baby of my sister, Kim. Emmie makes number six, for her!
Lots of Hugs
40″ x 48″
May 24, 2012
A bit of trivia~
This quilt went to the home whom houses more of my quilts than any, outside my own or my children’s. One, two, three, four and five, the only wedding quilt I have ever gifted. How about that! And what a beautiful occasion for this last one, don’t you think?
Have a great weekend, everyone!