Kite Tails in Mochi

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Kite Tails by Amy Friend

My original Kite Tails quilt, made in an assortment of prints from the first Cotton + Steel collection, appealed to the ladies at Cotton + Steel so they asked me to make another one using Rashida Coleman-Hale’s new collection called Mochi.  I love it in this collection as well.  I never make the same quilt twice but I still had fun making this quilt a second time since the fabrics were all new to me. It was fun to get a chance to become familiar with each print as I sewed the kite tails.  I definitely have a couple of favorites ear marked for yardage purchases!  One thing I like about this new version is that I used even the lightest print in the collection which is so similar to the background solid.  When you are up close you can see the kite tails but from a distance, you do not and instead see larger areas of negative space.

It was fun to see this quilt at market and to meet the designers in person.  They are such a great group of ladies-so talented and business savvy too.  I was lucky enough to snag a bundle of their lawns and their canvas prints at Sample Spree. I can’t wait to cut into them once inspiration strikes.  I also have some Mochi leftover that will have to find its way into a project I can keep!