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Friday, May 25, 2018

Summer Kites–quilt top finished

Colourful kites and their fluttering tails dance across my quilt top.  I won ten of these blocks in a block swap quite some time ago, and stitched up two more.  The suggestion was to use stripes, checks or spots if possible, and most people did.  With the kite blocks stitched together, today I added the dark blue with splashes of colours as a border.  I then prepared a length of binding – it’s always good to get this job done and out of the way.

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What to use for backing, I wondered?  My original choice wasn’t long enough, so I had a rummage around through a couple of plastic crates and found a length of mid blue fabric.  That will work great but I decided that the backing fabric needed to be washed to freshen it up, after languishing in the crate for ages.  It is now drying off on the clothesline in the sun shine, then will get ironed, and the quilt layered and pinned tomorrow.  I may even get the machine quilting started, hopefully.  We’ll see what else tomorrow brings.

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Summer Kites

10 comments:

Michelle Ridgway said...

Wow you were speedy! It looks fantastic xx

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that will make a nice child's quilts it was nice that you found a piece large enough for the back I have a problem with that, so many small pieces but not a lot of large pieces

Tired Teacher said...

It's adorable and looks great hanging in the sunshine.

Nancy J said...

We have a clear morning so far, down your way still a darker grey. With ONE pillow of white cloud to the west .Love the kites with different fabrics. this will be a lovely quilt.

I am said...

Hi Jenny love how you have put the quilt together,it looks fantastic,well done xx

Janice said...

Gee that turned out well. It is a block that looks more effective when grouped than on its own. It must feel good to get the blocks used.

grammajudyb said...

I like it a lot! So colorful and happy! Well done!

Maria said...

What a fun block to make into a kids quilt....looks great.

Raewyn said...

A great top with the Kite blocks Jenny. So satisfying to be moving forward on a long term project!

Karen S said...

This is a great result. The blocks are so effective. I think the border works well, too. Glad you found a backing.