Before jumping in with all of the Kris Kross deets, first let me say that you can buy this pattern in my shop. Now here we go...
You should know, you should know thatahhhhh
Kris Kross is not having anything today
As we stand there totally krossed out
We commence to make you...
The Mac Dad will make ya JUMP, JUMP!
The Daddy Mac will make ya JUMP, JUMP!
Kris Kross will make ya JUMP, JUMP!!
The best thing about naming a quilt pattern after a 90s hip hop band, is that people aren't quite sure if that's what you meant to do. For example, I tell someone that my newest pattern release is called Kris Kross, and this is typically what follows:
Unsuspecting Quilter Trying to be Polite: Kris Kross...that's an interesting name. huh. It's not supposed to be about that band from 20 years ago, is it?
Me: You got it!
UQTP: oh. Were they the ones who wore their pants backwards or something?
Me: They sure did! So kool, right??
UQTP: ya...cool. Did you mean to do that?
hahaha I really don't get sick of having that conversation. And if you think Kris Kross is a bad name, let me tell you that if it wasn't for the intervention of wiser friends, it would have been worse. Much worse...
This quilt started off as my block design for the Tiled Indigo Block of the Month Club hosted by Cristi of Whimsy Quilts & Fabrics. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to name my block, but since I love alliteration and 90s hip hop, the naming process went a little something like this...
Me: Am I supposed to name this?
Me: ok, ok let me think... I'm going to have to go with...KRIS KROSS! no...Hot Crossed Buns! no...KRIS KROSS BUNS! no...I think I can do better...What about just BUNZ!? eh?
C: haha I love you!
M: so BUNZ??
Me: no BUNZ?
C: I think...no bunz.
Cristi saved the day, because this pattern just wouldn't have been the same without these classic hits rattling around in your brain during the ENTIRE sewing process.
you're welcome ;)
And also let me assure you that this pattern passed my quality control manager's thorough assessment with FLYING colors. She rolled, scratched, rubbed and performed morning vinyassa on this quilt before giving it two paws up.
This picture was taken right after I told her to move her bunz so I could take a dog-less shot. She did NOT approve of that.
To finish off my Kris Kross baby quilt I machine quilted a ¼" away from the seams. For some added texture and visual interest I hand stitched white Xs inside each black "kross." For hand-quilting, I use DMC #8 Pearl Cotton Thread, Clover Gold Eye embroidery needles and always a needle threader.
If you're on Instagram, use #KrisKrossQuilt so we can all enjoy your beautiful designs! Now let me hear ya sing JUMP, JUMP!
The Mac Dad will make ya jump, jump!
A Daddy Mac will make you jump, jump!
Kris Kross will you JUMP, JUMP
uh huh uh huh