Kaleidoscopic Kites Free Quilt Pattern

Kaleidoscopic Kites Free Quilt Pattern

I am very excited to share my latest pattern with you, Kaleidoscopic Kites! This pattern is great for everyone, but especially for beginners. Each block has only 4 pieces and if you are familiar with chain piecing, you will make quick work of assembling these blocks.

The final quilt will measure around 63″ x 72″. Let’s get started!

1. Cut fabric. Below are fabric requirements, piece sizes and number of cuts.

Small Color Squares Fabric Requirements Size Cut
Light Yellow Fat Quarter or 1/4 yard 3.5″ x 3.5″ 6
Light Brown Fat Quarter or 1/4 yard 3.5″ x 3.5″ 8
Light Pink Fat Quarter or 1/4 yard 3.5″ x 3.5″ 12
Light Orange Fat Quarter or 1/4 yard 3.5″ x 3.5″ 14
Light Blue Fat Quarter or 1/4 yard 3.5″ x 3.5″ 10
Light Green Fat Quarter or 1/4 yard 3.5″ x 3.5″ 6
Large Color Squares Fabric Requirements Size Cut
Dark Yellow Fat Quarter or 1/4 yard 6.5″ x 6.5″ 6
Dark Brown 1/2 yard 6.5″ x 6.5″ 8
Dark Pink 1/2 yard 6.5″ x 6.5″ 12
Dark Orange 2/3 yard 6.5″ x 6.5″ 13
Dark Blue 1/2 yard 6.5″ x 6.5″ 10
Dark Green 1/2 yard 6.5″ x 6.5″ 7
Background Fabric Requirements Size Cut
White 2 yards 3.5″ x 6.5″ 112
Finishing Up Fabric Requirements
Binding 1 yard    
Backing 4 yards    

2. There are 18 different block layouts. Follow the below diagrams and sew squares together using a 1/4″ seam allowance. This should leave you with a 9.5″ square.

Tip: I find it helpful to make piles for all 18 block types, and then sew them together in sets. Be sure to keep track of your block letters (A thru S) as you will need to know that for the quilt top assembly in Step 3.

Block A
Dark Green/Light Yellow
Assemble 2
Block B
Dark Yellow/Light Yellow
Assemble 3
Block C
Dark Yellow/Light Brown
Assemble 2
Block D
Dark Brown/Light Yellow
Assemble 1
Block E
Dark Brown/Light Brown
Assemble 4
Block F
Dark Brown/Light Pink
Assemble 3
Block G
Dark Pink/Light Brown
Assemble 2
Block H
Dark Pink/Light Pink
Assemble 6
Block I
Dark Pink/Light Orange
Assemble 4
Block J
Dark Orange/Light Pink
Assemble 3
Block K
Dark Orange/Light Orange
Assemble 7
Block L
Dark Blue/Light Orange
Assemble 3
Block M
Dark Orange/Light Blue
Assemble 3
Block N
Dark Blue/Light Blue
Assemble 5
Block O
Dark Green/Light Blue
Assemble 2
Block P
Dark Blue/Light Green
Assemble 2
Block Q
Dark Green/Light Green
Assemble 3
Block R
Dark Yellow/Light Green
Assemble 1

3. Once your blocks are assembled, use the following diagram to lay out your quilt top. Assemble the top.

4. Create your backing, baste, quilt and bind! Enjoy your Kaleidoscopic Kites Quilt!

Pattern is for personal use only. Please do not copy the pattern, resell pattern or post copied text and/or sizes on your blog. Feel free to link as much as you want though! Thanks for understanding!

Kaleidoscopic Kites Free Quilt Pattern

Comments

  1. 5

    Maria says

    Thanks so much for the great pattern! I’m definitely putting this one at the top of my “to make” list.

  2. 10

    bruinbr says

    LOVE it! Thank you for this awesome pattern! I always love how you make everything so detailed and clear. :)

  3. 19

    says

    This is awsoome! Thank you for not making it too rainbow-ish (as in roygbv). Can I be so bold as to offer up a time saving tip on the block making process? It looks to me that you could make a nine patch block with 6.5″ squares and cut it up like a disappearing nine patch to get the same result. I say this because I dislike cutting lots of tiny pieces. Just my two cents. :)

  4. 21

    CanadianKristin says

    Love this! So cheery and sunshiny and fun! Thank you for sharing!!!! I’m seeing Christmas fabrics in this…. oooh, like those fun paperchains they make in Kindergarten and string all around the classroom for the Christmas concert!

  5. 22

    says

    Thanks for sharing your pattern. I LOVE your quilt. I’d love to use up some of my stash on this beauty. It’s so generous of you to share your pattern. Thank you so much.

  6. 23

    S Wise says

    Quick suggestion – this could be done like a disappearing nine patch. Especially if you were going to make it bigger.

  7. 25

    says

    This is so beautiful!! Thank you so much for providing the pattern!! I wonder if you could do some of the construction as a disappearing nine patch and save a little bit of work?

  8. 26

    says

    Yep! If you are using all the same prints and/or solids you could definitely do disappearing 9-patches to save time. I wanted to have a very scrappy look with no more than 2 of the same print anywhere (preferably no duplicates) so I went with individual blocks.

  9. 27

    Ann says

    Thanks you so much…this is wonderful. I’m going down to my sewing stash and start picking fabrics. Happy Easter.

  10. 28

    says

    Thank you for sharing this with us. I like the pattern very much – so simple yet so cleverly assembled to make a quilt with quite an intricate look.

  11. 29

    says

    Thank you so much for your detailed patterns and fresh design! Can’t wait to make one of my own, just a soon as I finish the other 10? pending projects on my desk!

  12. 30

    Sue Bone says

    This is gorgeous. I had promised myself no new project until I’d finished three UFOs, but I can see this breaking my resolution.

  13. 31

    Sue Bone says

    I just couldn’t resist. I’ve made a start and cut my background and half of the squares, s trip to the quilt store is needed tomorrow.

  14. 33

    says

    I have just started to sew again and I love the look of this quilt and it looks like I might be able to pull this off…so I think this is going to be my first stab at quilting! Thank you for sharing!!

  15. 34

    Beth T. says

    Wow. Thanks for this. I think the use of prints really “makes” this quilt. It’s so vibrant and has such great energy.

  16. 35

    says

    Thank you so much for sharing this incredible quilt pattern…. have been looking for a hip-n-happenin’ quilt to make for one of my nieces… don’t have to look any further!

  17. 39

    Annmarie says

    Thank-you sooooo much for sharing your pattern. You are a very generous person! I make alot of charity quilts & this will be a great addition to the patterns I use.

  18. 40

    Dianne Giles says

    Faith – I really like this quilt!! Fresh, clean lines, good size and simple piecing. I also followed the link from Quiltstory. Thank you Faith, I look forward to more patterns from you. Now, to continue perusing your blog. Cheers, Dianne

  19. 41

    says

    Do you think that this would work using a 5 x5 square, 2.5 x 2.5 square, and a 2.5 x 5 rectangle? I realize the blocks would be smaller but then it would be a good project for charm packs. Thoughts?

    Love this quilt :)

  20. 43

    Casey says

    Hi there!

    I wanted to thank you so much for this pattern. I’m making now with batiks, and I am just in love with it. Your directions are so clear and the pictures so beautiful; this made my month. :) Thanks again.

  21. 44

    Bailey says

    This is a beautiful quilt! I have never made a quilt but your directions are very clear and this will be my first attempt. I was wondering what kind of fabric you used? Cotton? Also, I love the white background, what fabric is that called? The “bubbly” looks is great!

  22. 46

    Carrie says

    Pieced this quilt top today. It went really fast (esp for a beginning quilter). It gave me a chance to really focus on the fabric choices and not worry as much about the pattern. Plus I was able to use some random fabrics in my stash that I just hadn’t found a use for yet. I am super happy with how it came out!

  23. 50

    Rashmi says

    I am so in love with all your quilts. The patterns are so simple but the effect is stunning. I love the choice of fabric and colors. So cheerful bright and happy!

    • 51

      Sally says

      i llooooove this quilt! im a beginner quilter and im just not that clever with this stuff yet!!! Could you tell me how to make this a queen size quilt? its the first quilt my boyfriend and I agree on for our bed haha!!!! *

      • 52

        says

        Hi Sally – Thanks! Well – enlarging a quilt like this isn’t as easy as it sounds. Because there is a pattern, you will need to plan out how much bigger you need for a Queen sized quilt and then add blocks accordingly following the pattern. It will require a bit of math and probably a pencil and paper / planning. Good luck!

  24. 53

    Emily says

    Faith,

    Hi! I am new to quilting and I just had a question about this quilt. When everything was put together and you began to do the actual quilting, what did you do? From pictures it looks like you did some form of stipple quilting only on the white areas? What did you do on the color blocks?

    Emily

  25. 55

    Kendall says

    I love this idea- ran across it on pinterest and I bought my fabrics tonight! I’m gonna mix up the design a bit- I’ll be sure to send you a picture when I’m done!
    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE PATTERN!!

  26. 56

    Rhonda says

    I want to thank you for posting this! It will be the quilt that will help to save my life. I am 40 year smoker, after a week on Chantix, today is my quit day. One of the battles for a person who is quitting is the habit of smoking in addition to the addiction. Your quilt design is my choice to help me with my habit. Each time I find myself craving the habit of smoking, I go cut squares, and as I finish each color, the next craving finds me preparing the next color, and so on. I will carry this quilt for years to come, and again, thank you for the design, and the pattern.

  27. 57

    says

    Thanks for posting this quilt! I have been looking for inspiration for a quilt I want to make my cousin and his fiance for their wedding; but have yet to stumble upon something I think they will enjoy. But now I think I’ve found it!

  28. 58

    says

    What a thoughtful and generous gesture to share your quilt/w instructions on how to make one. It is beautiful and I hope I can make one just as nice.
    Wonderful directions for laying it out.

  29. 59

    Nargis says

    This is so cute! I make a lot of charity quilts & always looking for free patters, this will be a great addition to the patters l use. God bless you & family.

  30. 60

    jeanh says

    One of the commenters above asked how this could be made larger. Could we use a 10×10 large sq and a 5×5 small sq. and 10×5 for the long piece? Would that make a 14.5 in square?

    • 61

      says

      Hi Jeanh,

      I haven’t tried making this in various sizes, but I would recommend making 1 block in your sizes and seeing how it turns out. That’s the best way to find out! :)

      Thanks!
      Faith

  31. 64

    Preeti says

    Faith,

    I am a newbie quilter. Your pattern is beautiful – I love the color combinations. I believe that making a nine patch (with 6.5 squares, dark colored in the four corners, light color in the center and white everywhere else) and then cutting it in half – both horizontally and vertically will yield the same block (times 4) but will make it much simpler and faster. It is the Disappearing Nine Patch.

    • 65

      says

      Hi Preeti – Thanks! Yes, you can definitely make your blocks that way. You will just have a slightly less scrappy version and probably some left over components. Thanks!

  32. 66

    Margaret says

    Dear Faith,

    I made this quilt (a first quilt for me) and it came out beautifully. I used a dark brown background as we have a chocolate lab and I know he’ll get on it… Anyway, I can’t thank you enough, this little project helped me through a bad time.

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