Kaleidoscopic Kites

Kaleidoscopic Kites Front

I am very excited to have this latest quilt finished to share with you. I planned this one last month and instantly knew this would be a great choice as my second free quilt pattern to offer on my blog.

Kaleidoscopic Kites Hangs

It really is a rainbow of color. Although my 4 year old is quite disturbed that I did not include purple. Honestly I just don’t have a lot of purple fabric. No fear, you can always replace the brown with purple if you’d like.

This is a great quilt for beginners. The cutting is easy. Each block only has 4 pieces so they go together rather quickly, especially if you are chain piecing. I used a variety of fabrics from my stash in order to have a scrappy look, but I think this pattern would look just as nice with solids, or all fabrics from one collection such as Denyse Schmidt’s Katie Jump Rope.

Kaleidoscopic Kites Back

The backing is my new favorite style of giant randomly placed blocks of fabric. I dug into my out of print fabric stash that I have been hanging on to – it felt good to really use it in large chunks. Kind of like spring cleaning for the fabric soul. The binding is an old print from Anna Maria Horner’s Garden Party line. This was the only print I had from the line and have been wondering what to do with it for awhile now, so again, it was good to see it in action. I quilted this one free motion style. The final size is about 63″ x 72″. It will be listed in the shop shortly.

Kaleidoscopic Kites Flies

I am finalizing the graphics and details for the pattern for this one and will post it probably no later than tomorrow! I hope you will come back and make one yourself. As always, you can find links to my patterns on the right column of this page, or by clicking on the Quilt + Patchwork Patterns tab at the top.

Update – the pattern is now available!



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    April 21, 2011

    I love this so much! What a perfect way to use all the many colors of fabric I have now!!

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    April 21, 2011

    Love it! What a great quilt to showcase some beautiful fabrics.

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    April 21, 2011

    Love this Faith! I’m excited to see the pattern, thank you for offering it for free, you are so awesome!

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    Becky M

    April 21, 2011

    wow, this is beautiful! thanks for putting together a pattern for it!

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    April 21, 2011

    so beautiful! Thanks for the pattern too! 🙂

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    Katie B

    April 21, 2011

    This is fantastic! I love this quilt, and thanks for the pattern!

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    April 21, 2011

    I likey~!!! Love all the colors! It looks simple enough that even I could do! Thank you for generously sharing with us!

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    April 21, 2011

    The more I look at this, the more I love it! So simple and clever, and so much to look at! How do you do it?

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    April 22, 2011

    This is awesome! So generous of you too to share the pattern with everyone! I love the rainbow/colors (I don’t have much purple either!)

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    Samelia's Mum

    April 22, 2011

    I love this quilt. Showcases the fabrics so well. Must add it to my to-do list 🙂

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    April 22, 2011

    Oh! This is just so beautiful.. Thank you for offering it as a free tutorial 🙂 Can’t wait!

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    April 22, 2011

    I love how this one turned out and I can’ t wait for the pattern!

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    April 22, 2011

    It’s beautiful. I love the way you worked the colors!

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    April 22, 2011

    love the back of this quilt!

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    April 22, 2011

    Beautiful! I can’t wait to try it!

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    Ellen Ban

    April 22, 2011

    So generous of you to share such a gorgeous quilt pattern!

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    April 22, 2011

    That quilt is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    April 22, 2011

    Wow – what a fabulous quilt – thank you for sharing your talent!

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    April 25, 2011

    This quilt is absolutely beautiful. I would love to make it. Thanks for the detailed instructions.

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    April 25, 2011

    Love it! So pretty. Thanks for sharing the pattern with us. I love that it uses some bigger blocks. Lately I like to use the bigger blocks and not chop my prints into small little blocks. Thanks!

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    April 27, 2011

    oh my goodness, that is one BEAUTIFUL quilt!

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    May 7, 2011

    Lovely quilt – thanks for sharing and for making the pattern avaialable.

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    December 23, 2011

    Do you tie off the quilt at all to hold all three layers together?

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    December 29, 2011

    I love this 🙂

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    Connie W

    August 4, 2014

    Very fresh looking quilt. I really like the pattern!


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