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New Pattern for Spring: “Flying Kites”

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I am so happy to share a new Color Girl pattern with you! “Flying Kites” was originally published last summer, but has now undergone my re-branding with more size options and improved graphics. It is available to purchase as an immediate download in my Craftsy Shop.
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This pattern is great for a confident beginner quilter, with simple to piece blocks set on-point. I made the original quilt, shown above, with a Moda charm pack of the “Lucy’s Crab Shack” collection.  This size option requires only one charm pack and finishes at 39″x60″ without borders or 54″x76″ with the borders: perfect for naps!

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The “Flying Kites” pattern also includes fabric requirements, instructions and full layout diagram for a queen/king size, which requires just two charm packs plus yardage. This quilt is such a great way to showcase an entire collection of favorite prints, scraps (you only need 5″ squares) or would be a fun way to do an “I-SPY” quilt with novelty prints.
I switched up the colors and made this baby size:
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These charm squares are from the “Bungalow” collection by Joel Dewberry. This pack only had 30 squares (instead of 42, which come in the Moda brand packs), and makes a really quick-sew baby quilt.
As with most Color Girl patterns, I included some suggestions in the pattern for variations if you want to make your quilt unique or more challenging.
 have a great week!
Sharon
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17 thoughts on “New Pattern for Spring: “Flying Kites”

  1. DianeY says:

    So pretty. I really like the purple one!

  2. This pattern is really adaptable. This summer I plan to not only finish all my WIPS, but to sew at least 4 new quilts. I’m dreaming, aren’t I? I also plan to spend a lot of time outside, exercise, and redo furniture. You’ll be wondering next if I live on the funny farm, LOL.

  3. Very versatile pattern. I’m planning to finish all my ( many ) WIP’S and make a medallion quilt, as well as lose weight, get more exercise and finish remodelling my house!

  4. Shauna says:

    Thanks for the chance. My big goal is four memory quilt.

  5. Nancy says:

    So happy and springy! My plans include quilts for Christmas presents for the Grandbabies! All five!!!

  6. Auntie Pami says:

    My projects include getting my flimsies quilted into tops. I’m getting my new longarm!

  7. My goal is to try and finish a quilt a month this year.

  8. P. says:

    Sweet pattern! Plans are to finish a charity quilt, quilt another flimsy, and finish my Tea Towel Challenge quilt. I’m sure I’ll be starting another thing or two as well.

  9. Gill says:

    What a great patten!
    I’m going to make a baby quilt for my niece who’s expecting her first baby in June!!

  10. Bonnie58 says:

    Gorgeous new pattern. So bright and fresh. Thanks so much for sharing. I’d love to make a lap quilt.

  11. SewPsyched! says:

    Yowsa, that purple is awesome! You have such a great eye for color 🙂

  12. Love this pattern… hopefully I am going to get to do lots of sewing this summer. We have planned a sewing party with my daughter and granddaughter – daughter in laws are also invited. Love the summer months.

  13. Jacque says:

    I’m not entering the drawing (I won one of your awesome patterns before) but I wanted to compliment you on the great pattern and lovely photo shoots! You’re right, it would make a great ISpy quilt!

  14. I’m just finishing my first quilt for my 19yo daughter. Only binding left. Have started one for my 16 yo daughter and my Mum wants 2 single bed quilts for their guest bedroom in their holiday flat in Spain. Also have plans for a few bags.

  15. Love this example… surely I am going to get to do heaps of sewing this hot time of year summer collection. We host arranged a sewing gathering with room mates. and your flying kites are looking very good with a some texture colourful. some are looks like Buy Towels to desing on it.

  16. Claudia says:

    Just bought a new sewing machine, so I have lots of plans, mostly block piecing and a few summer tops, skirts, and dresses. Thanks for the giveaway.

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