Scrappy Kisses

February 4th 2014

Welcome to day four of the Valentine tutorials here at Summercrafter.

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Who doesn’t love chocolate on Valentine’s Day?

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This is really the only day we can eat it “guilt free” since it was a gift, right?  Well, chocolate was the inspiration for this little project. Chocolate Kisses that is!  I started with this little template I drew out and let my thoughts simmer for a few days.

I was thinking about something along these lines, even though it’s a curvy sort of candy, but I really did not want to bother with applique, More thought simmering…

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The subconscious always sorts it out for me.  I came up with some cute units that make this kiss a scrappy work of art!  You just need some half square triangles (HSTs)  some corner units and the rest is just patchwork!

This runner has three 12 inch blocks. I did 3 different colors so for each color or “kiss” you will need the following pieces: READ don’t just go by the picture : )

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26- 2 1/2 inch (color) squares

Five- 2 1/2 inch neutral/white squares

Two-3 inch squares (each color/newutral)  for HSTs

1 each (color/neutral) 2 inch squares for smaller HSTs

One-1 1/2 x 2 1/2 rectangle

One- 1/1/2 x 1 1/2  inch color square

Three- 1 1/2  x 1 1/2 inch neutral squares

One- 2 1/2 by WOF strip for top sashing

Three- 2 1/2 by WOF strips for binding

Backing and batting fabric 20″  by 42″

Six- 6-8 inch pieces of light blue ribbon

First make your HSTs using the 3 inch squares. With right sides together, draw a diagonal line on the lighter fabric.

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Sew 1/4 each on either side of the line, trim on the line and press to darker side.

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Trim your HST to 2 1/2 inches, line up the seam with your mat.

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Now make your corner units by adding a small white square to a 2 1/2″ colored square (3 per block), any corner will do and add the small colored square (1 per block) to a white 2 1/2″ square.

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Sew the smaller HSTs together and then to the rectangle as pictured above.

Lay out your pieces, oops there’s a row missing!

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That’s better! Sew row by row pressing the rows alternately.

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Adding the “tags” is optional since it’s bit tedious. You’ll have to open the seams as indicated by the arrows and insert the ribbon and sew it closed very carefully.

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Once the seam is closed straight stitch or zig-zag right over the ribbon until you get to the end. You can quilt over it later.

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Once your top is done, assemble your quilt sandwich with top, batting and backing. With light blue thread, “quilt” a word or phrase between the ribbons.

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Then quilt the rest as desired and bind.  If you need a paper pattern you can click on Scrappy Kisses Runner. It’s FREE until Feb. 14th, then it will go into for sale at my Craftsy shop called Summercrafter.

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I think a cross hatch quilting pattern would have been perfect but it proved cumbersome for me with the tags in the way, so I stipple quilted instead.

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I used a “Littlest Pet Shop” with hearts fabric on the back, which my daughter enjoys.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Please remember to post your projects over on the FlickR page. Thanks for stopping by I have another tutorial tomorrow, see you then!

4 thoughts on “Scrappy Kisses

  1. Susie

    Oh my gosh, what a cute table runner!! I love these Hershey Kisses!
    And Thanks You for the tutorial , with all the block info right there for us!!

    This is sooo sweet!! I have a friend, whose son and daughter-in-law work as parents at the Hershey School, in Hershey, PA. She will want me to maker her one to give to her daughter -in-law!!

    I just love this!!

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