January 27, 2011

XOXO

Someone is happy today! Happy Quilting Melissa Corry, that is! Her talents are gracing the Moda Bake Shop today with her adorable quilt design called "Hugs and Kisses from the Park". It is such a fun idea and just in time for Valentine's Day! Melissa sent this little blurb to share the inspiration for her design:

"Growing up, we visited Grandma and Grandpa each summer and the trip was always filled with lots of laughs and more importantly, lots of love. Our favorite thing to do was to play at the park across the street with Grandma and Grandpa. When I saw your collection of Central Park I knew I wanted to design something inspired by my grandparents. Grandma and Grandpa would always sign letters to me with XOXO. My mother explained that it meant hugs and kisses. I always cherished those little X's (kisses) and O's (hugs) from my grandparents. And that is how Hugs and Kisses was inspired."

Isn't that so sweet? It's always a joy to learn about the sources for inspiration.

Melissa used only one Central Park jelly roll (plus white sashing) to make two quilts. I love they way she separated them by color which gives the same design two different looks:
and here are the backs:
Melissa actually appliqued the words "hugs and kisses" on the back! So cute!

The pattern is available for (free!) download from the Moda Bake Shop. And as i mentioned yesterday, the fabulous Leah at Burgundy Buttons has put together these kits so you can make both quilts. She even has the backing available if you'd like to make them look just like the photos!
And here's the little 4"x 4" fabric quilt label i designed that will be included in the box:
Be sure to go visit Melissa and let her know how much you love her design!
And Melissa, thank you so much for sharing your talents with us and for all the time and care you put into this great project.
xoxo to you, too!

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