Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Kite Quilt

I'm going to let you in on a little secret. I hate pressing seams open. There I said it. I'll press seams to one side all day long but the second you ask me to press them open I turn into a preschooler that doesn't want to pick up their toys. "But Moooommmmm do I have to do it?" The answer is yes it definitely needs to be done but that doesn't mean we can't complain while we do it.

I said that I would have The Kite Quilt (affiliate link) top done today...yeah not so much. All of the seams need to be pressed open. Yesterday I spent more time than I am willing to admit pressing the seams because I'm a genius and didn't do it while I was sewing the strip sets together. All together I had 12 sets of 4 seams that were width of fabric. 

Once that was done I cut each strip into four blocks.

The blocks were then cut into triangles.

A lot of triangles.

I only ended up getting eight setting triangles done. Once I get the last two done I need to work on the seven blocks that will be set on point. I'm thinking maybe Friday I will be done with the top if I don't get distracted by my shiny blog. That may have been what happened to me today but I did get some stuff done on here so there is that! Speaking of which...check me out I figured out how to get my picture in the side bar and a short description. I also completed my About Me page so go take a look and learn a little bit about my life. 

Check out Part Two and The Big Finish


  1. Wow Kelly, you've been busy! Blog looks great and so do those triangles :)

  2. I have to admit, I'm not always the biggest fan of pressing open. It seems to take longer, the iron can then press back nearby seams, they don't interlock as easily and (perhaps this is just my machine) some seams underneath can flip in the wrong direction when sewing. But sometimes it's what's needed - and these just look great!

  3. I cannot wait to see this quilt finished, Kelly! It looks so beautiful and interesting.

    1. I was unable to respond to you by email but I wanted to thank you for stopping by. I'm about halfway through quilting this so I should be posting about it soon. I did share a picture of the top on Instagram if you wanted to check that out.


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