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KYSS Me Quick! An Easy Quilt

Posted on: August 20th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon
To celebrate my 100th post, it is my pleasure to share with you, my latest finish!
I designed this quilt using my new KYSS (Keep Your Sewing Simple) policy.
Easy piecing – simple design.

I’m calling it….

KYSS Me Quick!

Perhaps this is the kind of quilt you would wish to give as a gift to a treasured friend?

What’s that you say?  Hello!  There is a BONUS!

For those of you who have attachment issues…. You can make two of these quilts with one bundle!
And still have a little left over for the scrap stash!

I made this quilt with one scrumptious fat quarter bundle of Kate Spain’s new line, Sunnyside.

However, a Fat Eighth bundle, plus yardage, is all that is required to make one quilt.

These pictures were taken on a queen size bed.
But this quilt measures 72″ x 88″ and nicely fits a double bed.

Using a 4.0 stitch length, I quilted with the walking foot in straight lines across the width of the quilt,
staggering the distance between each line – 1″ and 3/4″ apart.
This easy pattern includes instructions for two sizes – double and queen – and has been added to my Craftsy pattern shop here!

Also….. I just wanted to help spread the news….

Marelize has changed up her Anything Goes Quilt ‘n Sew linky party
Stitch by Stitch
It runs every Monday and will be open for 48 hours now, instead of the full week.  Looking for some inspiration? Click on the image to visit and see all the great projects that have been linked up this week!
Until next time….
Keep on Quilting on!

43 Responses

  1. I like the quilt design, the contrast border squares break it up and add interest – also love the policy and I'm sure its the key to actually finishing things when you have littlies.

  2. gorgeous quilt Lorna! I love the KYSS policy. Quilting is supposed to be fun after all! By the way, I think that shade of green is absolutely the perfect sashing choice!:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  3. swa-wing! It looks awesome and it is always nice to have projects that you can get done. 🙂

  4. Karin says:

    I like this quilt and love the title. You have chosen some lovely colours.

  5. Vicki says:

    OMG….this is a wonderful quilt! How fun was that, you used that bundle that you just ordered. You go girlfriend!!

  6. Missy Shay says:

    Sometimes the simplest quilts are the best quilts. It looks great!

  7. Mmmmwha! Great design-er!

  8. Martha says:

    Congratulations on you 100th post. This is a beautiful design Lorna and love the philosophy of keeping it simple. Sometime less is more 🙂

  9. Congratulations for your 100th post and for your beautiful quilt. It's a wonderful design.

  10. Nilya says:

    Congrats :)Love your quick quilt and I have to confess, I really love the simple back – wonderful idea to Show the great Colors!

  11. Yay on 100 posts! What a great one to share for #100. Love this beautiful quilt!

  12. Lisa says:

    Happy 100!!! OMG on the green squares – talk about making that quilt sing. Beautiful.

  13. Susan Snooks says:

    A great quilt to celebrate your 100th milestone! I love the green you have chosen for it!

  14. elle says:

    I am all in favour of KISS! Great quilt!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Gorgeous quilt and fabulous use of material. Love the name too!! Thanks for sharing. Marie

  16. Congratulations on reaching 100 posts! Hooray … and what a fabulous way to celebrate … Love the quilt pattern!

  17. Anonymous says:

    What a great quilt! It's much larger than I originally thought. It's a good idea to make two at once and have one to give away. Like a little bonus at the end of it all.beaniekins84(at)gmail(dot)com

  18. Anonymous says:

    Wow. This quilt looks amazing and not at all simple. I love the idea behind your KYSS philosophy and will definitely keep it in mind as I go forward.

  19. Jo says:

    What a great pattern, so simple but so lovely. I like the KYSS policy!! And I do like this new range of fabrics!

  20. Beth says:

    Beautiful quilt. I love her new line and her old ones! Nice finish and congrats on the 100th post.

  21. I love the colorways in your quilt. It is a wonderful pattern – simple but yet eye grabbing.

  22. Pretty quilt – great color combo and placement!

  23. This is \”sew\” pretty and the quilting is really effective.

  24. Vikki B says:

    What a lovely quilt. I love the colours and the simple pattern to really show off the fabric. This is joining my \”to make\” list!

  25. Love it Lorna! What a great fabric line and it really shines in the pattern you designed. Love, love, love it!

  26. Regina says:

    Congrats on the finishes and the 100th blog post. I'll have to make myself a \”KYSS\” sign for my studio, great concept.

  27. Sharon says:

    Adorable! Love that new fabric collection, this quilt is perfect for showing off the prints

  28. Unknown says:

    Your color combination is so relaxing! I love it!

  29. P. says:

    Very cool! Great fabric choice, and I really like the green frames. Nice quilting too!

  30. Anonymous says:

    Love it!! Simple quilts are the best 🙂

  31. I'm so glad you shared at NTT, Lorna!:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  32. Glinda ♥ says:

    Congrats on your 100th post, Lorna and what a lovely quilt 🙂

  33. Lauren Deel says:

    This is the first Sunnyside quilt I've seen yet, and I love it! Great job!

  34. Melissa says:

    Congratulations on your 100th post! The quilts are both so lovely and fresh!

  35. What a beautiful quilt and I love the fabrics….in fact I just ordered a charm pack of it! Thanks for sharing.Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

  36. I love it! I am so glad you quilted it yourself. So many quilters where I live just pay for computerized long arm quilting and yes it looks good, but I think it isn't as personal and meaningful. Thanks for sharing!

  37. Beautiful quilt! I just love it. I will have to check out your pattern for it!

  38. This quilt is beautiful! I love scrappy quilts and this one has such a great personality with the solid green fabric making squares. Nice finish.

  39. Alex Palmer says:

    I love the quilt!I think maybe I should adopt the KYSS approach to quilting. I love intricate looks but simple would be done an awful lot faster!

  40. Beautiful quilt Lorna!!Amanda

  41. Michele says:

    Hi Lorna. Would your KYSS Me Quick pattern still be available? I didn't find it in your shop and I'd like to use it for my Kate Spain Christmas charms I'll be getting from my charm swap. Thanks bunches.