Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Summer Sampler 2019 :: Summer Kites

Half-rectangle triangles have always been a bit of an enigma for me. I mean I've done them, but trimming has always held some uncertainty. Things became alot clearer thanks to Katie/swim bike quilt's Summer Sampler block, Summer Kites.

AFTER finishing the block, taking photos, and putting the block up on the design wall to admire.... I realized I had inadvertently flipped the smaller kite strips so the center background 'star' design didn't come through. There's a slim chance I may 'fix' it, but chances are I won't, but rather consider it an unintentional design decision. Besides, just one more block to go!

Week 19: Heat Wave [flying geese]      Week 18: Mission Beach [hourglass blocks]
Week 17: Scattered [half-hexagons]     Week 16: Twist and Turn [equilateral triangles]
Week 15: Circle Gets the Square [color and fabric placement]
Week 14: Dandelion Clock [freehand foundation piecing/improvisational curves]
Week 13: Altitude [diamonds]     Week 12: Fussy Love [fussy-cutting]
Week 11: Bird's Eye Weave [stripes+curves]     Week 10: Off Kilter [partial seams]
Week 9: Oasis [inset pieced circle]     Week 8: Fierce [tiny piecing]
Week 7: Sparkler [transparency]     Week 6: Cul de Sac [curves]
Week 5: Rope Twist [paper-piecing]     Week 4: Victorian Tile [nested seams]
Week 3: Curious Crossing [improvisational piecing]
 Week 2: Pixelations [half-square triangles]     Week 1: Spring Fever [precision piecing]


  1. Beautiful diamonds, (kites). That's my favorite so far.

  2. a beautiful block (even with your design element!) I like it

  3. How nice it is to see all your blocks together!! It won't be long now....