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.
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.