Thursday, August 30, 2012

smoochie, smoochie

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I decided our bedroom needed more French Kisses, and it is covered in them every day and night now. ;)

French Kisses King size

This was my original (aka practice) version of the design, done in Sandi Henderson's Secret Garden (for Michael Miller) fabric line.

King size French Kisses

The quilting was done by Lindsay at Eileen Quilts... I wasn't quite up to tackling king-sized on my own machine, and she does such beautiful work. :)

To make the quilt this big, I basically doubled everything in the pattern, did not do the inset border piecing, and used 3 yards of fabric for the 10" wide border all around.

I wish I had a good picture of it on the bed, but I couldn't get the lighting right... so I think I'll trek it over to my mom's house and try again.

I just used some big chunks of fabric for the back.

Bed Kisses back

But it's extra soft, because these were printed on michael miller's couture cotton (so soft and drapey).


It inspires me to make my bed.  So I think it'll do.

French Kisses King size


Also --

I have paper versions of the French Kisses pattern printed and for sale.

The patterns are full color, fully diagrammed, and printed in a little booklet.

So if you'd like one... I'll put it in the mail for you. :)

Please note: explicit directions for the big version are not included in the pattern; however, I'd be happy to give you help if you need it... just email me.  But I mentioned above -- you basically just double everything in the pattern.

One more picture --

This is what Scarlet likes to do, unprompted by me -- she opens the cupboard, pulls out the piles and surrounds herself.  Girl after Mommy's own heart methinks...

takes after Mommy?
(and how much do I love that little wispy curl over her ear?) ;)

Linking up with Kati! :)


Katy Cameron said...

It looks great :o)

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...


Rebecca said...

So so pretty!

Kristy QP said...

It looks fantastic!

sandra said...

She is so sweet I bet her Grammie just loves to hug her, I have two grandsons but I dearly want a granddaughter so I could sew for her. Love your quilt to but that always takes second place to a wee girl.Blessings Sandra

Kirsten said...

Beautiful - it looks so lovely in the larger size!

Katie B. said...

So beautiful, Tracey!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

French Kisses is getting closer to the top of my list Tracey! Yours is so beautiful.

CJ said...

The quilt is beautiful! I do hope you share a picture of it on a bed at some point. Love the picture of Scarlet a cutie in the fabric stash. :)

Lee said...

She is soooo cute, Tracey! : ) (The quilt's nice too!)

Poppyprint said...

Oh Scarlet, you are such a little treasure surrounded in pink! Gorgeous girl, gorgeous quilt Tracey!! I love it that it inspires you to make your bed - I feel the same way with Blackbird Fly on our bed now. So happy.

Dana Gaffney said...

Oh Tracey, that turned out beautiful! Love seeing Scarlet surrounded in fabric, next she'll being picking fabrics for quilts.

carla ( said...

Aw!!! She is adorable!!! I love that little curl too!!!

Katie said...

It is a gorgeous quilt! Congratulations on the pattern in print, how exciting to see your own work like that.

Heidi Grohs said...

You are right...French kisses so deserves to be on your bed!! I love it. I have been having a love affair with Micheal Miller lately myself ;D!

And as for Scarlett...I think she is trying to tell you that she likes pink and white.......Muah :*!

Ginette said...

What a beautiful quilt!!
I love your daughter's feet!! And I also noticed she picked a lot of pink fabric to play with... a girls after my own heart!!

Rebecca Grace said...

Ooh -- I LOVE your French Kisses quilt, and what a cute name for the pattern! But when you mentioned that you had made a small "practice" version before committing to the King size? Genius! That's one of those ideas that seems so obvious, I wonder why I never thought of it before. A huge bed size quilt is such an undertaking; it's brilliant to give your ideas a trial run on a small piece first so you can tweak things if needed. Thanks for sharing this lovely quilt!

Kristie said...

It looks amazing, Tracey!! I just love it. And if it inspires more of the other kind of French Kisses in the bedroom, all the better ;)

Kati said...

I love this one Tracey! You are on a roll. You are coming up with some great patterns.

QuiltNut Creations said...

Beautiful! It is a stunner.


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