Welcome to our second week of the Sunny Kisses Quilt Along. We are so excited you are joining in on this beautiful quilt using the Hopscotch and Freckles and Country Confetti fabric. Join us each Monday for a new tutorial and video with helpful tips and tricks. Sunny Kisses Quilt Along begins March 21 through May 16… runs every Monday for 9 weeks. Each week we will feature a block. You will complete the blocks for each row. If you join us and follow along you will finish the Sunny Kisses quilt pattern by the end of 9 weeks. You will need a fat quarter bundle of Hopscotch and Freckles, 7 Fat quarters of Country Confetti colors and yardage for the background in Country Confetti Marshmallow White. This darling collection features blacks, reds, pinks, yellows, teals, mints and blues. The little girls are doing chores on the farm and there are designs with pinwheels, strawberries, flowers and sweet words like, Grandma’s House, strawberries, lemonade… Quilt Alongs are a wonderful way to learn new skills and push yourself to stay on schedule and finish the quilt. It’s also just fun to join in with a group and be encouraged with helpful tips and tricks.

You will need a fat quarter bundle of Hopscotch and Freckles, 7 Fat quarters of Country Confetti colors and yardage for the background in Country Confetti Marshmallow White. There are several quilt shops who carry Poppie Cotton fabric. Please check our list of stores here.

You can view all the fabric selections for Hopscotch and Freckles here. Country Confetti can be viewed here.

The first block will be the Plus Flag Block. You will be making 8 blocks.

The Plus Flag Block is simplified by starting with the center. Sew the Plus Sign. Then you will sew the sides first then the top and bottom. Make sure you place the larger piece for the bottom. The block is finished by using the stitch and flip method. Draw a line on the wrong side of the background squares. Sew on the line. Trim. Press.

The second block will be the Heart Flag Block. You will be making 8 blocks.

The Heart Flag Block starts by sewing the center heart using the stitch and flip method. Then you will sew the sides first then the top and bottom. Make sure you place the larger piece for the bottom. The block is finished by using the stitch and flip method. Draw a line on the wrong side of the background squares. Sew on the line. Trim. Press.

We hope you are loving this quilt along. Each block is so unique and addictive to make. You get lots of opportunity to perfect skills and techniques. These blocks are small so beware when cutting… measure twice and cut once. Check your 1/4″ on your sewing machine. Whenever you are sewing something small you must be vigilant about your cutting and 1/4″… this will produce the perfect block!

Happy Sewing!!

Jina and Lori

xoxo