Kite Flight Quilt Top

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I am excited to say that I have completed my Kite Flight Quilt top!


This was my third Kite Flight top, but I was really excited to see this one come together with the mix of rainbow solids and text prints.  The second I was finished, my kids took ownership and spent an hour rolling around the couch with it.  Their favorite song right now is “Rainbow Colors” from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, so the quilt is a huge hit (and I think the song will be trapped in my brain forever).

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If you are interested in the pattern, it is available as a free download at Robert Kaufman (you can find the links under my tutorials/patterns tab at the top of the page).  This one is the 2.5″ Roll-up version and with the added text strips, it measures 70″x 84″ with one block left over to make a pillow.  If you want yours to be this size, you just need to start with 16 strip sets, instead of 13.

Robert Kaufman is having a quilt-along on flickr right now for both the roll-up version and the 1.5″ Skinny Strip version.  You can follow along or join in at #kiteflight and #skinnystrips.

22 thoughts on “Kite Flight Quilt Top

  1. My mother has offered to make a unique quilt for each of her grandchildren to have when they become adults. Each child gets to choose the pattern (within reason) and colors of their quilt. The time for my daughter’s (age 10) quilt has come! After much web searching and agonizing, she has chosen your Kite Flight quilt. It is SOOO beautiful and she LOVES the rainbow color palette. Do you know or is is possible to determine how much of each color is needed without using roll-ups? Thank you!

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