Skittles: a Visit with Melissa Corry | McCall’s Quilting Blog

Hello fellow McCall’s Quick Quilts readers! I’m Melissa Corry from Happy Quilting and I am so excited to be guest posting here today to share some fun tidbits about my new Skittles quilt!

Skittles is featured in the recently published August/September issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. It is a super adorable baby blanket that will go together quick using the simple stitch and flip method. It makes for a great little go to baby quilt when you are in a pinch to make something fast but still super cute!!!

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The “O” Block block was originally published in Quiltmakers’ 100 Blocks Volume 14. I loved the design and it kept reminding me of letters my Grandmother used to sign with XOXO on the bottom. So with just a little rotation of the block units, you can easily make both the X and O blocks and give some special Hugs and Kisses to a special new arrival!!!

DSC 0043 271x300 Skittles: a Visit with Melissa CorryFor my quilt, I used a variety of Blue and Green prints from Blueberry Park by Karen Lewis for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. I just love these fun prints and how they really show off the wonderful variety of colors in each color family!! And they really give it that “all boy” feel.

Getting stared on your own Skittles quilt is super easy because this quick fix Baby Quilt is Layer Cake Friendly. You will need 36 squares, so just grab a Layer Cake from your stash and you are good to start cutting!! And you don’t have to stick to a “baby boy” version.

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Hugs and Kisses Girl 300x300 Skittles: a Visit with Melissa CorryIt is just as easy to go with pinks and purples and make it simply sweet. There are so many fantastic girl friendly lines out there, the possibilities are endless.

DSC 0050 300x291 Skittles: a Visit with Melissa CorryWhen it comes time to quilt it, you can stick with quick and simple so it’s still nice and snugly for baby. I choose to just quilt simple wavy lines both vertically and horizontally for a fun grid look that keeps with the “all boy” feel of the quilt.

And it gives the quilt such a yummy texture!!! The grids are far enough apart so the quilt is still soft, but baby will love running their adorable little fingers over the quilt top to enjoy the feel.

DSC 0064 300x234 Skittles: a Visit with Melissa CorryAnd that is my Skittles quilt!!! I hope you love it just as much as I do and that you will want to make up your own for a special little bundle of joy!!! And if you do, I would love to see it!!! You can email me a picture at or add it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc and tage me @happyquiltingmc. I can’t wait to see your pictures!!!

QQ31 STYLE Corry 199x300 Skittles: a Visit with Melissa CorryI want to say a huge thank you to McCalls for having me here today! It has just been so fun to share my Skittles quilt with you and I hope you just love making your own Skittles quilt as well!

And if you would like to see more of my daily quilting adventures, you can pop on over to Happy Quilting and see what I am up to. I just love being able to share my passion for quilting with lots of free tutorials, giveaways, fabric eye candy, and of course, general Happy Quilting goodness!

Irish Chain Quilts Cover 228x300 Skittles: a Visit with Melissa CorryAnd speaking of Giveaways . . . Let’s have one!!! I have a copy of my Irish Chain Quilts that I would love to sign and giveaway to one lucky reader!!! For your chance to win just simply leave a comment before midnight, July 26 that tells me your favorite flavor of Skittles . . easy as that!!!

Good Luck and Happy Quilting!!!




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