Kite Tail

This is one of those no-reason quilts, but after seeing this print I just had to try making a kite tail quilt.
It took some trial and error…and I’m still pretending like those points are all matched up (they’re not).  It’s been hanging on the wall while I decide what to do with it.
I want to quilt “clouds” in the white space…but it’ll take some work to get my clouds just right.  On paper they either look like flowers or scallops.  Should be an adventure!
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33 Responses to Kite Tail

  1. Jayme October 21, 2012 at 5:02 am #

    I LOVE it!!! Try this, when making your clouds in circular shapes, do a big scallop, then a little one, then a big one, then little, until you get all the way around to where your started. It will help take away from the flower shape. Can't wait to see it finished!!!

  2. October 21, 2012 at 5:49 am #

    It's adorable and it would be great in the boys' room. Good luck on the clouds.

  3. Lisa Lisa October 21, 2012 at 6:44 am #

    I love it! So what if the points don't match up. I'm learning (mostly by others telling me) that homemade quilts don't have to be perfect—that's what makes them so charming.

  4. Diane-crewe October 21, 2012 at 7:24 am #

    ooh! I like xx

  5. Kim October 21, 2012 at 7:32 am #

    Cute! I really liked the "happy cloud" quilting Katie (Sew Katie Did) used on a charm quilt she recently blogged about; I wonder if that would work for you?

  6. Mrs A October 21, 2012 at 7:44 am #

    That is a lovely design, the clouds will be fabo !

  7. Jamie Lee October 21, 2012 at 8:16 am #

    Cool! I just picked up Bizzy Kid and PowWow at my LQS yesterday. Can't wait to make them!

  8. Angela Mccormick October 21, 2012 at 8:47 am #

    I agree, a quilt should show the hand of the maker and doesn't have to be perfect. Why don't you quilt it with kite shapes linked by the kite tail.

  9. Aunt Spicy October 21, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    I love how clean and fresh that quilt feels!

  10. Hitch and Thread October 21, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    I found this print in the beginning of this year and planned to make it as a mini quilt but I could never get it quite right. Yours looks great!

  11. Lucy @ Charm About You October 21, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

    It looks fabulous and cloud quilting will be so perfect!!

  12. charlotte October 21, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

    I love your clouds. I think they look like clouds.

  13. Cindy October 21, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

    Love it! What a great wall hanging for the boys room. Love the pic of your little guy- (he's not so little anymore-:) He's such a cutie!! Have a great day!

  14. Bruna October 21, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    What a nice idea! It will be pretty with the clouds ;)

  15. Kara October 21, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    Honestly, if you hadn't mentioned that you had wanted the points to match I would have thought that the slight off set was intentional. :) I think that adds to the design of kite tails.

  16. marysza October 21, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    oooooh love it!

  17. Jane Andrew October 21, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

    Love it! I can see it hanging on a wall with the kite part affixed to the ceiling! Or turn the tail sections around with points pointed out and it becomes sailing (as in boats) flags.

  18. trish October 21, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    love love love!
    so cute!! :o)

  19. Jacqueline October 21, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    Love it! Great colour combo.

  20. Tiffany October 21, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

    Have you tried practicing your quilting on a marker board? I love it!

  21. Cheryl October 21, 2012 at 10:55 pm #

    i love your idea of the kite quilt and i really didn't even notice the points didn't match up until you pointed it out (LOL, no pun intended.)

    I think your idea of quilting clouds would be a great idea that would finish off the quilt.

    what kind of binding would you use?

  22. Valerie October 22, 2012 at 3:22 am #

    Love the quilt top. (I can see your post just fine on my iPhone by the way.)

  23. Carla October 22, 2012 at 4:05 am #

    I like the minimal look of your little quilt ; )

  24. quiltzyx October 22, 2012 at 4:53 am #

    Very cute!
    Maybe if you made the clouds bigger? Anyway, relax & have fun with it!!

  25. Sherryl October 22, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    What a great design. Takes me back to the days when actually MADE kite tails! I'd forgotten about that. Big smile.

  26. mindingmomma October 22, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    very cute quilt

  27. Kelsey October 23, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    What an adorable quilt- love it!

  28. Sarah October 23, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

    I am in love with this quilt! Any plans for a "how-to?" Love Love Love it!

  29. amye October 23, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    So cute! Also, the "cloud song" quilt in the book "little bits quilting bee" by Kathreen ricketson has some cute cloud quilting. Have fun. Xo

  30. Sarah Cathey October 25, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

    Awesome!! So simple and yet so beautiful… makes me want to run home and sew!

  31. Gina October 26, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    So cute!! If I might make a suggestion: you might try making the bottom of your clouds straight instead of taking the scallop all the way around. Can't wait to see this finished.

  32. Shan October 27, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

    Check out this as an idea for cloud shaped quilting…. I think it might look great on this quilt!


  33. 0910isa February 26, 2014 at 10:21 pm #

    This is such a lovely fresh quilt, I love it! I am going to have a good lurk around your other quilts too, all look so yummy, original and modern. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with me!
    Best wishes, Jay x

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