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…
This 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.
You then trim the block to 5 inches….
Then 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…
What you end up with is a really fun, random block…
Sew them all together and you end up with a huge quilt top!
Our charity for this month has requested Twin size quilts, no mean feat at the best of times (and impossible for me to photograph properly).
This block was perfect for making sure we had a fun, modern quilt ready to go to a long armer, in a day.
It helped that we had a great team working to make blocks….
And of course the final check and block layout approval was provided by the cat!
29 thoughts on “Wonky Kites Quilt”
Love the quilt. Cute Kitty, too.
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.
Mary we got one top made…it is roughly 70 x 90 inches. Huge!!
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!
Maria thank you for the lovely comment. I am also trying to find a balance between doing what I feel has to be done and what I really want to do.
Love this top, it reminds me of stained glass. I love your in-progress photos too!
I love this! So pretty! What a great scrap/charity quilt.
You had me at wonky 🙂 what can I say, your creativity and sense of fun just makes my day 🙂
… and does your Quilt Inspector have a name, or is it The Dratted Animal?
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!
Hmm, very appropriate, Arya the character had a small sword called Needle!
Great block… I’m filing that one away for future scrap busting! The green/blue colour combo also looks fab with that Kona Shadow… but then doesn’t everything look great with Kona Shadow? 🙂
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.
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.
Such a pretty quilt, love the colors you chose!
…in the blue…love your colors… like a perfekt day on the beach!
Nice quilt. And what a good idea to use all that scraps. I think you gave me a good idea. Thanks.
What a fun group project!!
It looks wonderful! Much more inspiring than many other charity quilts I’ve seen, but that’s all about personal taste. Whoever ends up with this should feel incredibly lucky.
One of the things I love about charity quilts is that you know, no matter how you feel about the quilt, someone is going to love and treasure it. Such a good feeling.
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.
Once again proving that wonky is the best way to go for group projects.
Great pattern, love it!
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!
Thanks for sharing and inspiration for piecing a quilt in a group. Love the colors!
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can’t wait to make one…or two. for my nephews in different colorways. 🙂 Thanks.