Fly A Kite

Amy Friendpaper piecing, quilting, Windham Fabrics22 Comments

Right before Christmas, I received a surprise package of Glimma charm squares by Lotta Jansdotter from Windham Fabrics (due in stores in April 2013). 
I was inspired by the print above that reminds me of kite strings with bows tied along the length.  I simplified the idea and created 4 paper pieced block designs made to such a size that each side of the bow used a single charm.  Some of the blocks were designed to use the leftover wedges from charms, making smaller bows.  Most blocks have three bows but some have two.

I removed one color group from the charm packs, the one shown in the single charm above, because it didn’t work with the background I chose. I used Steel Essex Linen from Marmalade Fabrics

I quilted with very organic, not measured or marked lines running vertically, as kite strings would.  They are about three quarters of an inch apart.

This is a fun collection. I particularly like the lavender/pink shade in the tree print.  This is just a baby quilt size but I’m thinking that this quilt design would be really fun made larger with a white background and scrappy bows.  Maybe in the future I will tackle that one.

Happy New Year everyone!  I am enjoying everyone’s year end reflections but I’m not going to do one.  I have created year end mosaics in the past, you know, because everyone is doing it, but it’s just not me.  I guess I don’t tend to look back all that much, forward ho!