My kids are obsessed with Mary Poppins. Well, I guess we all are! After watching it for the 2,352nd time lately, the idea of a quilt with kites on it popped into my head. Let’s Go Fly A Kite, and send it soaring!
Just a few days later, I saw that Riley Blake had a new fabric line called “Fly A Kite” (designed by October Afternoon) and I was so excited! As soon as my LQS, ETC, got it in I raced down and grabbed some fat quarters and yardage. Spring time is approaching, and kite-flying days are coming soon!
I arranged the kites (which are made up of half-square triangles and half-rectangle blocks) in staggered rows, which was Mike’s idea.
This fabric line is sooo playful. Little girls on swings, boys flying kites, flowers, geometrics, stripes… and the colors are beautiful. They play more into the shabby look, I think, since the whites are more creamy and the colors a little more subdued.
And of course, you can’t leave a blue sky full of kites without a cute red binding, can you??
The back is just a print of little kids at play. There’s a little dog in there, too! I pieced the back to get it all to fit!
The quilt is a good throw size, and measures at 56”x64”.
I hope this quilt does the fabric justice. I had a difficult time getting a perfect picture, but I’m loving how it turned out.
This one is not staying here to keep us warm. I’m hoping it finds a good home, and I’m putting it in my Etsy shop. It will be lonely in there, since it is the only thing in there…