Kissing designs are patterns that flow from one shape to another. Each shape is connected to the next at a single point. The path the shapes take is up to you. Supreme versatility.
I don't know why it never occurred to me before to connect things this way. But it really does change the way I think about planning my stitching. Previously, if I wanted a row of hearts, or a block letter word, I would have connected them with a line on the bottom:
But a line isn't necessary if you have your designs kiss! I love the difference. It take a little more attention to stitch over a line that I've already stitched, to get to the place I want to start the next shape. But I think it's worth it.
To test the theory that kissing can connect anything to anything:
My favorite is still my first kiss, the all over starburst.
I am having fun with this family of designs. I hope you try sketching or stitching some too!
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