Hugs & Kisses

Hi there, I’m Natalia from Piece N Quilt. Once again I am very honored to be able to share another tutorial here at Moda Bake Shop. I love seasonal quilts so I’ve created this one to hang in my home for Valentines Day.

1-L’Amour Jelly Roll.
1 Yard Bella Solids White Bleached.
2 Yards Sandys’ Solids Brown for border, words and binding.
6 Yards L’Amour Circles Pink for small border and backing.

Start out by separating your jelly roll strips. I tried to create some contrast with my strips.

Now take the pieces that will be block centers.
Cut them to 14.5″ strips.

Now from the outer block strips cut 2 – 2.5″ squares. Attach to the ends of the blocks.
From the remaining strip attach the two other sides to the block. The block should now measure 18.5″x6.5″
Repeat this process until you have 18 blocks.
Next you will take 7 of the remaining jelly roll strips.
Cut the strips into 3 – 10″ strips.
Sew the strips together creating a 10″x6.5″ block.
From your Bella Solids White Bleached material cut into 6 – 2.5″ strips. Sew them back together into two sets of three strips. (You are creating the background for the 2 applique word blocks.)
Cut one block to 6.5″x29″ and one to 6.5″x19″.
Now go to your computer and print out the following words. “Hugs & Kisses” and “LOVE” we used the font Juice in Microsoft Word. Make the letters 5.75″ tall.
Use our starch applique tutorial. Pin the words that you’ve printed out onto the fabric as shown in the images above & below.
We used a small blanket stitch to applique the words on.
Using the picture above sew your blocks together.
Take your leftover strips and sew them together side by side to create pieces for your applique hearts.
7 – .75″ brown strips.
Sew the strips together as shown in the image below.
Now, add borders to the top and bottom of your quilt.
Now create your corner blocks.
You will need to cut 4 – 2.5″ strips off of the border material.
Now take 4 – 4″ strips of your pin material and sew that to one side of the brown border piece.
For the other side of the corner cut and add a 1.5″ border piece.
Refer to the picture below.
Now measure the sides of the quilt and attach borders using these cornerstones.
Finished quilt top.


Now, quilt, bind and enjoy!

Stop by my blog and leave a comment, I’d love to hear what you think! 🙂
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1 – 60″x54″ Hugs & Kisses quilt.

32 comments on “Hugs & Kisses

  1. Madame Samm says:

    OMG Hugs and Kisses you deserve this is just filled with love, and I bet you have a great place to show it off besides here…
    Now this I would love to make…
    blessings madame samm

  2. Vickie E says:

    very pretty and great use of a jelly roll!

  3. Jen says:

    Just beautiful. I love it!

  4. Janis says:

    Over the top spectacular!!! I love, love, LOVE this! Okay, I'm planning again . . . gotta do this one.;)

  5. TOOOOOOO cute. I love it.

  6. paulette says:

    Natalie!! You've done it again- made a gorgeous quilt- perfect for that certain someone! I love it!! Well done!

  7. Ili says:


  8. Vicki says:

    Super cute, Natalia!

  9. Sherry says:

    Love it! Thanks.

  10. Adorable! Thanks for sharing!!!

  11. jaybird says:

    so adorable!! i really like how you use the jelly roll strips together to do the solid blocks & appliqué! great use of fabric!

  12. Beth says:

    Natalia is too good! Beautiful!

  13. KarrieLyne says:

    This is incredibly adorable! I'm trying to finish projects I've already begun but I may have to move this one up on the list to do now. Too cute!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful tutorials 🙂

  14. KaHolly says:

    I LOVE it! Wonderful job and great tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing. ~karen


  16. Jana says:

    Oh so cute! Am I understanding right that you took your fabric and put it through the printer for the words? Did you tape the fabric to sheets of paper or was it heavy enough to go through by itself? I might have to try this.

  17. Natalia says:

    No, I printed on the paper, then pinned the paper onto the starched fabric then cut both of them out at the same time.

  18. Where is the printer friendly version?? Totally cute!

  19. smorie says:

    Hi I was trying to print but it doesnt seem to want to…does this have a printer friendly tab?

  20. Abi says:

    Love it!!! No printer version. 😦

  21. wow, it's beautiful! what a wonderful tutorial too, thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  22. java diva says:

    OMG that's too cute!!!

  23. Sonja♥ says:

    It's lovely!!!!
    I ♥ it:)

  24. Amanda says:

    OMG!!! I love this! Looks like I will be making at least 2 of these. My DGD (she's 3 will turn 4 in April)will love it! Looks like I need to go to the quilt shop! ~~ Amanda in KS

  25. ladybugz says:

    Love this quilt, but where are the templates for the hearts?

  26. SIONA says:

    ¡que preciosidad!
    un abrazo,

  27. Abi says:

    Love it. I got the printer version thanks.

    H&K to you

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