Here is a little peek of project number one. In this one, I chose to leave the kite portion of the block as negative space.
I prepare for cutting by measuring the size of the die. Then I use that width plus a 1/4" to cut strips from my fabric. I fold my strips into portions to allow for the length of the die.
Here you can see that my folded strip is plenty long enough to cover the die.
My kite portion of the blocks is cut from the folded strip.
And here my coloured strips have been readied for cutting the background portion of the block.
As you can see, using this prep method allows for minimal waste of fabric.
It actually took longer to chose which fabrics to use than it took to cut them! A few cranks of the handle and this project was all cut out and ready to start sewing.
For my first project I used some of the more pastel shades of Basic Shades for Riley Blake Designs. And used white for the kite portion of the block.
I chose a soft shaded floral fabric for the backing and backing. And quilted using some simple outline and echo quilting. The flanged binding method was used to bind this table runner, which finished at 12.5" x 36".
This runner finished up looking a little June Clever like. So I thought I would give the Kite another GO! This time I chose some of the brighter pieces from that same bundle of Basic Shades for project number two.
To switch the focus of this quilt, the brights were used for the Kites and the whites were used for the background.
I threw in some sashing and cornerstones to break things up and add an element of interest.
Quilting with the walking foot, I used the serpentine stitch, then bound her in a black sketch print from the Architextures collection by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.
This table topper finished at 21" square. The backing is this crazy black on white bug print I had languishing in my stash for a while now.
Considering the same fabric collection and die were used, this layout came out looking quite different from the other runner. And has more of a modern feel. But both are cute! One's a little bit country... And the other is a little bit rock n' roll!
The GO! Kite Die 55254 can also be used to make this GO! Hummingbird quilt. This quilt pattern, and many more, are FREE to download.
GO! Hummingbird Quilt Pattern
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GO! Vibrant Ohio Star Quilt Pattern
Don't you just love the modern twist on this traditional Ohio Star? I do.. I do!
GO! Mod Schoolhouse Quilt Pattern
But THIS is the one I have on MY wish list! The GO! Schoolhouse die....
What a fun looking quilt!
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