Hugs and Kisses- APQ Quilt Along 2015

Good morning:)!  It is another Memorable Monday and today I would like to share my American Patchwork Quilting Magazine – Tone it Down quilt.  But I re-named it Hugs and Kisses.

Last year American Patchwork  Quilting magazine hosted this fantastic quilt along that my friend and I just had to join:)   The colors are just my favorites.  And once again,  I doubled everything  so that I could get a king sized quilt for my bed.  I LOVE IT!

Each block has a warm red, orange, or yellow “x” and a cool blue or green “o”  in the center. Now you see why I have named mine Hugs and Kisses! xoxoxo


I cut hundreds and hundreds of tiny little squares and rectangles from my scraps.  And sewed and sewed.  I wish I would have taken a picture of each square’s little zippie bag filled with the scrap pieces  for that block.  I would just take one block at a time and slowly but surely, this huge masterpiece was sewn and pressed.


I loved laying it out and seeing how beautiful it looked with the x’s creating the pattern over the low volume prints.


I had the hardest time choosing a binding for this quilt.  I decided to just use scrappy left overs here as well:). I love how they shine next to the red backing.


I am so glad that I took the extra time to make this into a king sized quilt instead of just a throw.  I think it is perfect in my room.  Every time I make my bed, I smile:)


Here it is embraced  by a piece of art from my SWEET grandma above and a crocheted afghan from my great-grandma below.  I feel so loved with hugs and kisses all around!

Thank you for dropping by.   I hope you have a Memorable  Monday as well:)

–Tracy

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