Patchwork Kite





Hi! I'm Tammy from Karamat. I'm thrilled to be here with my first project to share with you.

1 Meadow Friends Charm Pack

3/4 yard Meadow Friends 19486 14 (backing and binding)

3/4 - 1 yard Twill Tape or ribbon (the Moda twill tape from a Jelly Roll or Fat Quarter Stack is perfect)

Batting - at least 19" x 27"


1. Select 16 charm squares for the kite.



2. Pair the 16 charm squares up, and with right sides together sew 1/4" seams on the left and right edges.


3. With the seams on the left and right hand sides, cut each pair in half. Iron open.



4. Pair the 16 2-print pieces up (seam running left/right rather than top/bottom). With right sides together, sew 1/4" seams on the left and right edges.



5. With the seams on the left and right hand sides, cut each pair in half. Iron open. You now have 16 4-patches. If you would like more variety in your 4-patches, feel free to make them from the additional charm squares... just make sure to leave 4 - 6 charm squares for a later step.



6. Arrange your 4-patches in the following order:

Row 1: 2 4-patches
Row 2: 4 4-patches
Row 3: 4 4-patches
Row 4: 3 4-patches
Row 5: 2 4-patches
Row 6: 1 4-patch

Stitch together.



7. Layer batting and backing. Quilt as desired. Make sure to align your kite top to either the left or right side; the remaining fabric will be used for binding.



8. Now that your piece is quilted, we will cut it into the kite shape. Using your rotary cutter and ruler:

Cut 1: From the top center to the far right edge (bottom of row 4)
Cut 2: From the top center to the far left edge (bottom of row 4)
Cut 3: From the cut at the bottom of row 4 (right side) to the bottom center
Cut 4: From the cut at the bottom of row 4 (left side) to the bottom center


9. Bind as desired.

10. To make Kite Bows: layer 1 charm square (right side down), 1 5" x 5" piece batting, and 1 charm square (right side up). Free form stitch a bow shape, and cut out (I used a pinking shears for a little extra interest). Repeat for a second bow.



11. Attach the twill tape to the back of the kite with a few hand stitches (through the backing and batting, ensuring you don't stitch through the quilt top). Attach bows to the twill tape, about 6" to 8" apart, using either a few hand stitches or with a couple of machine stitches.

12. Hang and enjoy a little bit of Spring!





1 Patchwork Kite (16" x 24")

Tammy Blackburn
{Karamat}


34 comments:

Crafty Mama said...

That is so seriously cute!! I have to make 2 for my kiddos-adorable!

susiloci said...

Que maravilla de cometa!!!

Quiltjane said...

What a novel idea. Great for the kids rooms.

Mandalin said...

Love this!

Jessica said...

This is fantastic!

{ Nina Designs } said...

This is so cute!

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

This is so lovely! What a great feature for a plain wall!

KaHolly said...

What an adorable and unique project!!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

This is lovely, one of the nicest kite projects I have seen!

Monica said...

Love your kite project! So cute and original!

Suzanne said...

What a great idea!

Anne said...

Love the idea!! So cute!! Will work well with grandbaby #4 on the way

Dianne said...

Great job Tammy! Cute idea!

Wendy said...

Such a cute idea, and I love that someone else uses the twill tape on the jelly rolls!

Miss Holly said...

O.k....so this is totally cool.....my mind is racing with possibilities for other designs.....love it!!

MN2NM said...

I love this idea and not for a child - for me! What a great accessory for a craft room or sewing room!

Melissa @ Love Affair With My Brother said...

This is so adorable! I love the idea and I have a toddlers room that is a blank canvas right now! Thank you!

Tiffany said...

I love this idea - its very summer-themed. I'd love to make one for my bedroom and my husband loved your idea of the name on the wall... now he wants our names in wooden letters above our bed :)

wendi said...

ADORABLE!!! I dont have any kids but I think my sewing room needs a couple. ;)

Daisie Hanson said...

Lovely! I cant wait to use this idea for my girls! Thank you!

Patty said...

Thanks for this adorable project. DD is getting one for her room as soon as I finish a wedding quilt.

Cathy said...

Tammy what an adorable project! Thanks for sharing!!!

KathiP said...

I love this project. I have a niece who has just moved into a new home with her own room and this would look great on the wall. Thanks for sharing! Are there any tips for hanging the quilt??

Melissa said...

Very cute!!

Wilma NC said...

A really cool original thing to make!!!! I will try this one for sure!!!

Amy said...

how AWESOME!!! my first thought "what a great idea, why didn't I think of that?" LOVE IT!!

jednoiglec said...

I love your idea! Very clever and awesome decoration to kids room!

Shannon said...

This is so stinkin' cute! I have no one to make it for but I am going to make it any ways:)

Wilma NC said...

I made on of the kites. They are so cute!!!! I plan to make 2 more for my other great grandkids. You can see the one I made on my blog. Thanks for the pattern.

KathiP said...

I made one also. They are sooo quick and fun.

TylersMomm said...

I made one for my niece!! Great project!

Vicki said...

A clever idea! So cute.

Diane said...

What did you use on the back for hanging?

Karamat said...

There's a couple of ways to hang the kite...

1. Before adding the binding you can add little pieces to each corner on the back. Then you can add in cut dowel rods (like the frame on a real kite) and set those on nails.

2. Stitch on a ring (or soda can pull top) to the back and hang from a nail.

3. Use something like sticky putty to attach directly to the wall.