Wonky Kites Quilt

A couple of weeks ago a group of PMQG members met for our monthly Charity Sew Day.  These get togethers are always good fun and this one was no exception.  For July I had chosen a wonky kite block for us to make… another easy scrap busters…

wonky kite quilt 2This quilt is so ridiculously simple.  We started with a 5 inch square of our background solid, Kona Shadow and then sewed a green/blue scrap on opposite corners.

trim blockYou then trim the block to 5 inches….

wonky kite blockThen sew two block together, making sure the triangle pieces meet, but not worrying at all about matching the seams (this is the wonky way).  Repeat process and then sew the two halves together to make the kite centered block…

trim block to sizeWhat you end up with is a really fun, random block…

quilt detail 2

Sew them all together and you end up with a huge quilt top!

wonky kite quiltOur charity for this month has requested Twin size quilts, no mean feat at the best of times (and impossible for me to photograph properly).

quilt stain glass

This block was perfect for making sure we had a fun, modern quilt ready to go to a long armer, in a day.

Michelle sewing awayIt helped that we had a great team working to make blocks….

sorting out the scrapsAnd of course the final check and block layout approval was provided by the cat!

cat inspection

29 thoughts on “Wonky Kites Quilt

  1. This is a wonderful quilt for my beginning grandchildren!! I love it! There must be two of them? The black sashing add a lovely wobbly realistic kite string! Thanks for your post and for taking the time to take all these lovely photos. I truly appreciate your work.

  2. I don’t leave a comment often, but I love to follow what you’re doing! I am a huge fan and love to paper piece. I sew full time, but not always on things I really want to. Working on changing that. In the meantime, thankyou! thankyou! thankyou! for all the lovely inspiration!

    • The cat is Kitty most of the time but her “real” name is Aryia (I think that is the spelling) after the character in Game of Thrones. Like her name sake she looks sweet and innocent but has sharp claws and will draw blood if need be. Nick found out the hard way the other day when she was rough housing with the cat!

    • Kona Shadow has become one of my favorite solids in a very short time. I have used it one a couple of projects lately and it is the perfect shade of grey – not too dark, not too blue, not too muddy. Love it.

  3. Beautiful. I love wonky too. Question: how many charm packs did you end up using for this? Or 5″ block, if you cut them? This is on “the list” now, thanks. 🙂

    • Bobbi I use 300+ 5 inch squares (keeping in mind it was a huge twin quilt) but if I was going to do it again I would use a bigger square Six inches at least. I think the kite needs more space.

      • You’re so right. It’s just more fun for me to work on one that I love. They’ll be appreciated just the same. I don’t know that anyone ever loved the ones I work on. They’re apparently mostly made with donated fabrics. At least the coordinate them.

  4. Cath, I love most you’re doing and love to visit your blog weekly … always curious what new you have done! It is such an inspiration! I love this wonky blogs… looks for me as a beginner like a good project!!! And I love to follow your living with this cat and that she obviously take possession of you (your quilting!).
    Kind regards, Annett

    • Annett the cat has definitely taken over our lives. We are only cat sitting for two more weeks and she will be sadly missed. She is currently curled up behind the baskets that hold part of my fabric stash. I have no idea how she got in there but she seems happy!

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