Spring Kites – Quilt Pattern

Spring Kites Quilt Pattern

 

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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

 

Purchase Spring Kites Pattern

 

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 available in my shop.  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

 

 

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44 thoughts on “Spring Kites – Quilt Pattern

  • Esther f. April 13, 2014 at 01:15

    This is so cool! The kites are super cute!

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    1. Soma Acharya April 13, 2014 at 22:22

      Thanks so much, Esther!! This one really makes me happy :)

      -Soma

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  • M-R @ Quilt Matters April 12, 2014 at 05:26

    Beautiful, Soma! The hand quilting in the clouds is wonderful! Congrats on the patterns being featured too!

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    1. Soma Acharya April 12, 2014 at 23:13

      Thank you so much!! I just made another block today that is just begging to be hand quilted :)

      Have a lovely Sunday!
      -Soma

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  • Jules April 5, 2014 at 23:49

    That is so cute, makes me think of flying kites with my youngest niece a nephew, a happy memory.

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    1. Soma Acharya April 7, 2014 at 22:42

      Thank you!! I am so glad that the kites mini brought back such happy memories for you :)

      Happy Sewing,
      Soma

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  • Sarah April 3, 2014 at 19:23

    Those kites are so sweet, and you did such a gorgeous job with the quilting!

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    1. Soma Acharya April 4, 2014 at 21:45

      Thank you so much, Sarah!! I am really glad I gave hand quilting a try :)

      Have a lovely weekend!
      -Soma

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  • LeeAnna Paylor April 3, 2014 at 11:17

    the sentiment and pattern are so sweet! Loved reading about it.
    LeeAnna Paylor
    lapaylor.blogspot.com

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    1. Soma Acharya April 3, 2014 at 14:12

      Thank you!!! I shouldn’t hang this mini my workroom, I will never get anything done. I will just stare at it, daydreaming :)

      -Soma

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  • Elita @ Busy Needle Quilting April 3, 2014 at 05:19

    You did a great job with the hand quilting! Consistency is the key. You’ll get smaller stitches over time with practice. Lovely pattern & nice thoughts to go with it too. Well done!!

    http://www.busyneedle.ch

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    1. Soma Acharya April 3, 2014 at 14:11

      Thank you so much! That is really very good to hear about hand quilting. Can’t wait to practice some more :)

      -Soma

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  • Lorna McMahon April 3, 2014 at 04:34

    Congratulations, Soma! Your mini kites quilt is so springy and fun! And the hand quilting is gorgeous! Hope you are feeling much better now.

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    1. Soma Acharya April 3, 2014 at 14:07

      Thank you so much, Lorna!! I am seriously in love with hand quilting, can’t wait to do more :)

      -Soma

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  • Rachel April 2, 2014 at 16:45

    I love this. The colorful kites, the intertwined tails, the hand quilted clouds… just beautiful! Nice work.

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    1. Soma Acharya April 3, 2014 at 14:05

      Thank you so much!! This little mini makes me yearn for the outside :)

      -Soma

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  • Leanne Parsons April 2, 2014 at 16:33

    What a sweet pattern! The hand quilted clouds really add to the quilt too. Great job.

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    1. Soma Acharya April 3, 2014 at 13:55

      Thank you so much!! This little mini quilt turned out exactly as I envisioned it! That’s always exciting, right? :)

      -Soma

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  • Tana Doss April 2, 2014 at 15:35

    Oh how fun! I love your kites and congrats on the other!

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    1. Soma Acharya April 3, 2014 at 13:53

      Thank you so much, Tana!! I am glad you like my happy kites :)

      -Soma

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  • France March 31, 2014 at 17:43

    I love your motif. The colors of the kites are so vibrant. And I find your hand quilting very consistent. I do hand quilting and started just the way you did. A few stitches taking a very long time… :-)

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    1. Soma Acharya April 1, 2014 at 11:54

      Thank you so much!! I know, it took forever to get the hang of it on the first day. Then I started having so much fun. I see a lot of hand quilting in my future :)

      -Soma

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  • Krislovesfabric March 29, 2014 at 15:48

    You really brought this to another level with the hand quilting…wow! I love the brights in this :)

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    1. Soma Acharya March 29, 2014 at 17:34

      Thanks, Kris!! I was thinking about the bright spring flowers in California when I picked the fabrics. I am liking the brights too, they make me happy :)

      -Soma

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  • Janine March 28, 2014 at 01:55

    This is such a beautiful pattern and I love the way you’ve quilted it :)

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    1. Soma Acharya March 28, 2014 at 15:04

      Thank you, Janine! I think my vivid daydreams helped a lot :)

      -Soma

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  • Cheryl March 27, 2014 at 20:20

    All of your designs are so wonderful I love the kites. Your hand quilting looks great, I love the size of your stitches and they are so consistent. Your Doctor Who quilt is going to look wonderful with your hand quilting!

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    1. Soma Acharya March 27, 2014 at 21:33

      Thank you so much, Cheryl! I am glad that I got to talk to you about hand quilting the Doctor Who quilt. Can’t wait to start quilting that one :)

      -Soma

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  • Susan @TheBoredZombie.com March 27, 2014 at 18:00

    omg, that’s so cool! You’re famous and stuff. Only a matter of time!

    I saw the hand quilting instantly. It’s perfect for these kites. Love love love it!

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    1. Soma Acharya March 27, 2014 at 21:31

      LOL!! Thanks for the vote of confidence, dear friend, since I don’t have any! I am really just happy creating what I like :)

      I am so glad you like this one. I am extremely addicted to hand quilting now, I want to hand quilt everything around me!!

      -Soma

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  • Cathy March 27, 2014 at 16:49

    It;s fun to look at beautiful work…nice job!

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    1. Soma Acharya March 27, 2014 at 21:27

      Thank you so much for the lovely words, Cathy :)

      -Soma

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  • Kathleen March 27, 2014 at 12:02

    I love this block and your hand quilting too! I can see several of these blocks in a diagonal formation from a top corner to a bottom corner of a quilt. Wouldn’t that look awesome?!

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    1. Soma Acharya March 27, 2014 at 21:20

      Thanks, Kathleen! What a fantastic idea!! Yes, that would look so beautiful done in nice bright colors! This is definitely going on that ever growing list of quilts I want to make :)

      -Soma

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  • AmandaK@whatthebobbin.com March 27, 2014 at 11:40

    So bright and fun! I love the quilting too. It’s like a pair of kite lovebirds :)

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    1. Soma Acharya March 27, 2014 at 21:17

      Thanks so much, Amanda!! I like what you said about the kites, they do look a lot like lovebirds :)

      -Soma

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  • Teje March 27, 2014 at 11:22

    Hi! This is beautiful quilt and your hand quilting is great! I love to hand quilt, too! x Teje

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    1. Soma Acharya March 27, 2014 at 21:13

      Thank you so much!! I am really addicted to hand quilting now! I love your hand quilted projects, they are all so beautiful :)

      -Soma x

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  • Margaret Andrews March 27, 2014 at 10:48

    Wonderful quilt block , as usual. Am going to make it part of a baby quilt that I am doing…it will look beautiful there. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful artwork. Love it.

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    1. Soma Acharya March 27, 2014 at 21:10

      I can’t think of a better use for my design. Thank you so much, Margaret!! I would love to see a picture of the quilt if you are willing to share :)

      -Soma

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  • Diana in IL March 27, 2014 at 10:19

    How very pretty! It makes me think of Spring!

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    1. Soma Acharya March 27, 2014 at 21:00

      Thank you, Diana!! The colors are definitely inspired by California desert Spring flowers :)

      -Soma

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  • Ruthie Quilts March 27, 2014 at 10:14

    Oh Soma!!! This is gorgeous!!! This would be such an awesome quilt to work on in the dregs of winter when the scenery is “Meh”. It would make me happy! Hugs!

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    1. Soma Acharya March 27, 2014 at 20:58

      Thanks so much, Ruth!! You are so right, the bright colors really cheer me up! Hugs, dear friend!

      -Soma :)

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