Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Fresh Lemon Quilts Kaleidoscopic Kites quilt...

Faith from Fresh Lemon Quilts made up this darling colorful quilt and we just loved it. The colors really pop! Plus, she offers it as a free pattern on her blog here. How awesome is that?  We love her colorful blog, she has some amazing projects and patterns. Go check her out! Thanks Faith!
Kaleidoscopic Kites Front
I am very excited to have this latest quilt finished to share with you. I plannedthis 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.



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15 comments:

SewSara said...

ooooh i really REALLY love it!
totally my style. i will be anxious to see the pattern -- thanks!!

Leila said...

What a beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

No purple!? What were you thinking?! Haha! I think I can make an entirely purple quilt :-) I have one purple loving girl and I'm up to my ears in purple!

Lovely....beautiful....quilt!

Sarah@PingsAndNeedles said...

Really stunning. Love Love Love.

Deanna said...

Beautiful quilt. I love rainbows of color! = )

~Carla~ said...

Sooo gorgeous!! What a wonderful colour scheme! Love it!

Dianne said...

What a great quilt! Perfect way to show off some of those larger prints that don't work well for small pieces.

Faith Jones said...

Thank you to Heather and Megan for featuring my quilt! Thank you for all the nice comments as well!

littlemissmk said...

this is beautiful!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Wow, what a fun and colorful quilt! I love it! What a great stash buster that pattern would be too!

MGM

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Ok. Scootching (that's a word, isn't it?) over everything on my cutting table to pull fabrics for this! Thank y'all so much for sharing this and thank you Faith! What a fun quilt!

Carla said...

It's so full of life and happiness! Wonderful work. Now I'm heading over to get the tutorial.

Belinda said...

Well how fun is that?!! Love it!

Ruth said...

Beautiful!

Kim said...

I will be making this one SOON!!!!! Thanks so much!!!!