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KYSS Me by the Garden Wall {Redo}

Posted on: April 8th, 2016 by Lorna McMahon
This fresh and fun finish is a remake using my KYSS Me by the Garden Wall pattern. Last October I purchased two layer cakes of this bright and vibrant Pie Making Day, fully intending to pair it with some white and make a great big hexagon quilt, similar to the Beach House Baby quilt but using really big hexagons and triangles.

I don’t often buy precuts of any shape or form….
But I could not resist the lure of those luscious prints from this line.
By the way…
Almost a month ago, I announced how spring had arrived here on the farm.
I was mistaken.
The KYSS Me by the Garden Wall pattern calls for a solid fabric to make the mortar between the bricks and another for the beams between the bricks. For my original make of this quilt, which you can see here, I had a layer cake of Meadow Friends and went with two gray fabrics. Very boyish. For this one I chose to use white for the mortar because it makes those rich fabrics really pop!
For the beams, I chose to finally get my hands on some of that Free Fall by Tula Pink. This is a wideback fabric and is 100% cotton sateen. I did not realize it was a sateen until after I bought it. It is silky and soft. But also frays like mad! In spite of that…. I still would have bought it anyway. I love how much punch it adds to this crazy mix. Such richness!
And those birds.
Who can resist?!!!
For the quilting, I first did some anchor quilting along the outside of each horizontal mortar strip. Then went back and used my signature wavy lines between them. I used plain white Gutermann thread on top….
And a variegated blue from Superior Threads in the bobbin.

KYSS Me by the Garden Wall the Redo finished at approximately 60″ x 75″
and was the 87th use of my 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.
Linking up to Finish it up Friday with
Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts

Keep On Quilting On!

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32 Responses

  1. Thank you Lorna! ❤️ you are AMAZING and this quilt is a real beauty!I wish you all the very best ❤️Gesine

  2. I really like the colors in this quilt – and the backing and the strips across really catch my eye also

  3. I love this quilt so much! Thanks for the free download!!

  4. SarahZ says:

    I LOVE this!!! Beautiful use of such wonderful colors and fabrics!!! My BIL gave me some of the pink FreeFall…it is scrumtious…and now I know that that loveliness is called sateen, thank you!!! I only wish the white was on the tummies of those birds! I am a strange stickler like that, lol! It looks like you get 2 springs this year 😉

  5. Lara B. says:

    The perfect combination of pattern and fabric! I love how you used the Free Fall fabric in the beams. It all looks great Lorna!

  6. Lara B. says:

    P.S. We're freezing our biscuits off here too.

  7. Cut&Alter says:

    This is such a gorgeous finish Lorna! I bought a rectangle die just to make a brick wall quilt …… still haven't made one but this may well motivate me (once the others are all ticked off!)

  8. OhioLori says:

    Beautiful Quilt! Love the Birds too…great use of it!!! Thank you too, for the Free Pattern download! 🙂

  9. Glinda ♥ says:

    Spring has arrived in this quilt! Gorgeous and I never tire of your signature wavy line quilting … perfect 🙂

  10. Ioleen says:

    Another beauty. Love everything about this quilt. Thanks for the pattern.

  11. MoeWest says:

    I love how vibrant this quilt is! An actual garden wall like this would really brighten up the winter landscape. I have some Free Fall set aside for a future quilt backing. It really is lovely! Thanks for the free pattern download.

  12. Unknown says:

    Thank you so much for the pattern! I have several layer cakes that I could use for this!

  13. legato1958 says:

    Love your baby quilt in these fabrics! The bricks really show off the fabric designs and colors! How fun it is.Susie

  14. Lisa Marie says:

    This is just lovely; such wonderful fabrics. Thanks for sharing the pattern!

  15. legato1958 says:

    And thank you for the pattern!! That is so sweet of you!Susie

  16. Elaine says:

    Oh Lorna, now we know why spring is delayed here!!!! You jumped the gun!!! LOL!!!! Love all your work – it's super amazing. Very creative and EXTREMELY productive! Elaine

  17. Beautiful!! Yes, who could resist the pretty bird print! It really adds something and looks great on the back!

  18. Hildy says:

    Thanks for sharing this great pattern:-) And the bird print is irresistable.

  19. Many thanks for this beautiful free pdf quilt pattern. I hope to try and make one soon 🙂

  20. This is a great finish! I think your quilt is trying to run away from this fake spring that is acting like winter. LOL Thanks for the pattern.

  21. Love the fabrics in this one. One of the first table runners I made was in this design but I didn't think to add mortar to my bricks. Thanks for sharing the pattern. And I love that backing fabric. Two of my favorites in one fabric, birds and dots. Debbie

  22. Jasmine says:

    This is beautiful! I love the addition of the free fall fabric.

  23. Cheryl says:

    I love the prints you used in this quilt. The addition of the fussy cut layer with the bird was a great choice!

  24. How did you like working with the Tula Sateen? Lovely finish and I hope spring shows back up soon for you.

  25. KathyinMN says:

    Thank you for the pattern. This quilt is so lovely. I'm sitting on a blue/yellow layer cake (the name of the Moda line is escaping me) and this would be spectacular for it. Thank you!

  26. Georgi says:

    Thanks so much for the pattern, Lorna! I love the new version of this quilt ~ I think I gotta get me some of those birds!!

  27. Maude says:

    Thank you so much for the pattern-just what I need to rekindle my love of quilting after a massive break !

  28. This is so gorgeous! I adore that line of fabric and you really made it sing. I'm also now going to look into where I can find superior thread near me. I love how that variegated looks on the back.

  29. Dan Kelly says:

    So nice! And I love the wavy lines for quilting.

  30. pollyanna says:

    I love both of your KYSS quilts. This one really pops out as fun and bright 🙂

  31. So pretty! I love all the colors and your quilt labels too!

  32. I love it in these colours! Here's my version in some Riley Blake 'Fancy' fabrics. Thanks for the great pattern!