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

Urban Chicken Fun

This week I manged to finish my first Urban Chicken quilt top…. I am so excited.   I love this modern easy fun pattern.

easy modern kids quilt

The Urban Chicken block was designed for the Portland Modern Quilt Guild meetup by Michelle Freedman.  You can find my original post and tutorial on making the block here.

urban chicken finished top chickens

When laying the quilt top out I had great fun making the chickens run all around… there really is a sense of silly to this quilt block that I love.

urban chicken finished

It is also a very forgiving block – wonky triangles, lots of scraps and bold bright colours.  You can get away with a few squiffy seams if need be.

urban chicken finished top cu

This is Urban Chicken number 1 for me.  I have another one following close behind in warmer colours, as I set this pattern for my Do.good.stitches bee this month.  You have been warned!