Spring Kites Quilt Pattern

 

Pattern on Etsy and Craftsy

 

The bright colours and carefree nature of kites make me happy.   If you could hold on to the tail of a kite and it carried you away, you would never know where you would end up landing.  If you had two kites, you could bring your best friend along too!  So I designed the Spring Kites quilt to reflect my day dreams of magical kites carrying us away to a distant fairytale adventure on a perfect Spring day.

 

Spring Kites Quilt Pattern

 

Once I started thinking about quilting, I could not put aside the idea of hand quilting the puffy clouds.  I had never hand quilted before,  so I watched a small Craftsy video, ordered my tools, and got started.  On the first day I did about 2 inches of quilting in 2 hours, but I was hooked!  The next day my flu got worse enough that I had to stay put.  So I sat on the sofa and quilted the day away.  It was very relaxing!!  My stitches are not the smallest, but I think I achieved consistent stitch length – most of the time.

 

Spring Kites Quilt Pattern

 

Pattern on Etsy and Craftsy

 

I really wanted to hand quilt the border, but I figured machine quilting that part would cause the hand quilting on the block to stand out more.  Then I wrapped the whole mini up with a brown binding which anchors the quilt nicely without weighing it down.  I now really love hand quilting and I love this little Spring quilt.

The 12″ Spring Kites quilt pattern is also available on Etsy and Craftsy.  It’s an easy, fun and quick block to make.  Although it’s a perfect Spring quilt pattern, I can see endless possibilities of playing with colours.  I also included the kite tails embroidery template on the last page of the pattern file.

Happy Sewing,
-Soma