Monday, August 28, 2017

Kites with Friends - Piece and Quilt with Precuts

As many of you might already know, I am a frugal quilter.  I use every bit of fabric that I can and save even the tiniest scraps.  So can you believe that I made an entire quilt with so little leftover that I could hold it in the palm of my hand?!?!  I am very serious.  That is all that I had leftover.  The quilt I made from Christa Watson's new book Piece and Quilt with Precuts is called "Kites" and there was so little cutting that I almost thought I was forgetting a step.  :)




I hope you have been following along on the amazing blog hop that Christa has organized.  If not, you can find the entire lineup HERE.  It was really hard to choose which quilt I wanted to make.  There are so many amazing designs and Christa does a great job leading you through each quilt start to finish.  If you want to get your hands on a book of your own, you can find it HERE.  OR.... She has given me an electronic version to share with one lucky person.  Just leave a comment below and I will randomly draw a winner after the hop is over.

There are two other amazing bloggers that chose to make the Kites quilt from Christa's book.  Make sure to check them out!

MONDAY AUGUST 28 – KITES

Pam Cobb Blog: The Stitch TV Show IG: @thestitchtvshow
Rashida Khanbhai Blog:  No. 3 Quilt Studio IG: @no3quiltstudio


For my version of the Kites pattern I found the most amazing layer cake.  This fabric spoke to me.  I just fell in love with it.  It is One for You, One for Me by Pat Sloan for Moda.  I just HAD to find the charm pack and mini charm of this fabric because it was such a perfect fit for Kites.  It wasn't easy, and I had to wait a few days for the mail to arrive, but it was worth it.  So, without further ado.....here is my version of Kites:



Don't mind the filters on this one.  I just thought it was pretty. 

The quilt is a whopper of a queen size.  I couldn't find a place to get the whole thing photographed at once (or pressed decently now that I look at it).  









Ack, don't mind that loose thread there either.  Oops.

And just to share something funny with you.  The photo below is of a project that I brought to my recent retreat.  I had purchased everything for this quilt a couple of years ago because I just loved this particular batik and decided it was time to try it out.  Of course, it sat on my shelf for about 2 (maybe 3) years!  But, just to show you how much I love this fabric....


It is the exact same fabric line in batik!  Isn't that crazy?

Thanks for making this stop on Christa's Blog Hop.  Again, make sure to check out all of the amazing variations throughout the hop!  And don't forget to comment below for a chance to win!  (make sure to leave an email if you are a no-reply blogger).

Happy Quilting!!


55 comments:

  1. Love your Kites and the colors you chose.

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  2. Beautiful job. I love seeing it in a big size. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Love this quilt and the fabrics! The blocks seem like a perfect size for showing off those gorgeous prints.

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  4. I think your fabric choice is perfect for this patter. Love your whopper of a quilt!

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  5. That fabric as batik and print is quite something. Haven't really seen that before. I love your quilt and fabric choices, it makes for a fun version of this quilt.

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  6. This turned out wonderful. Love the color choice. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  7. Your quilt is gorgeous. Love Pat Sloan's ability to combine colors and prints in her lines.

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  8. Your fabric & color choices of your quilt are just perfect! It's a happy quilt! Thank you for sharing, Susan

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  9. Your fabric choice for this was perfect! Can't wait to see the quilting when you're done!
    cathylouwilson@gmail.com

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  10. That is funny that you had the same fabric in batik. It's a lovely collection and worked great with this pattern!

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  11. Great use of the fabric. Love it. Nice and cheery.

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  12. Very colorful and spirit lifting! Would love to see it when finished.

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  13. Super fabric choice! Completely different look from Christa's original, both lovely! Thanks! Cotten.gloria.gloria@gmail.com

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  14. SO BRIGHT+CHEERY! THANKS FOR SHARING!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  15. The same fabric line in batik is amazing. Wonderful job on your quilt, I am loving Christa's quilts, I think that I will just make them all.
    djcutting2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. Clever use of a layer cake w/ charm & mini companions. Will look awesome when quilted. rozz01 at cox dot net

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  17. I like your fabric choice - very cool that there was a batik line in that same fabric. I'm really enjoying this blog hop - Christa's book is one for my collection. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. I like the idea of making a quilt with little or no waste, and I never know what to do with my precuts. Nice fabrics and your quilt is lovely.

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  19. What a great pattern - I love your version!

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  20. I can understand you loving that fabric...it is a fun line. And your quilt turned out great...thanks for sharing!!

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  21. Just beautiful! The fabric was worth waiting for.

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  22. Beautiful quilts!! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  23. I love Pat's fabrics also. So cheerful.

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  24. Love this quilt. The word whimsical comes to mind. Would love to win this e-book. ckrutjo at g mail dot com

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  25. sweet your quilt is wonderful. that so cool that it is the same as the batik.
    thanks for sharing.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  26. Love your choice of fabrics...now wondering how you will quilt it.
    Ohioholman at aol dot com

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  27. Love the fabric choice! You've given me confidence in finding pre-cuts that don't look so matchy-matchy. This really is an amazing layer cake, and I think it was the perfect choice for the "Kites" quilt :) Tamara
    tamaraferguson(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  28. It's hard to decide which quilt to make first from Christa's book. There are so many patterns that I like. However, I would miss having lots of scraps at the end of a project, so Kites might have to wait. swalker287(at)aol(dot)com.

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  29. Thanks for sharing the great fabrics you used for your quilt. I have fabric that has sat for longer than 2 years. Have been doing an archaeological dig in my sewing area and found some.

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  30. A quick project in happy fabrics! Great fabric choice.

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  31. Love your quilt - happy quilting!

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  32. Your quilt is beautiful, love all the colors I too save every scrap.

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  33. Great quilt and it looks like a wonderful quilt to use any layer cake. Pretty fabrics.

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  34. Sweet fabric choices! I have an entire block of admiration for quilt photographers, since trying to get photos of my own completed quilts to post...it's not easy!

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  35. I love your quilt! Great color selections. Thanks for sharing!

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  36. Your kite is wonderful!! Great fabric/color choice! (You really know you love a fabric collection, when you've bought in batik *and* print!)
    I'm following you now!... I want to see how you quilt this beauty!
    Pat T.

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    1. Oops!...
      "Your quilt in Christa's Kite pattern"!!
      Pat T.

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  37. Great colors! This is a great pattern for that line.

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  38. I really like this Kite design and the colors you've chosen. I'd love to get an electronic copy of Christa's book Piecing & Quilting with Pre-Cuts. I've got a bunch and love the patterns in her book.

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  39. I like the simplicity of this quilt. Loving that coneflower!!

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  40. Good job! I am really enjoying this blog hop.

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  41. Great quilt! Love your fabric choices! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. Thanks for sharing your great quilt. I am loving all of these patterns. tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  43. I love your colours. This is a great pattern

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  44. I love your quilt! I like my scraps but would be even happier to have no waste!!

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  45. Beautiful quilt. I have also bought the same fabrics twice. When you like something you like it.

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  46. Well, we like what we like! :) Congrats on the great finish, Jen! How are you going to quilt this baby?

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  47. Love your colour choices!!! This would be a fun quilt to make!!

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  48. Thanks for sharing your quilt! Sometimes a fabric collection will just speak to you! 😊

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  49. Very cute quilt! I, too, save even the littlest of scraps. So far they've just been accumulating. kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  50. I love your quilt and its simplicity.

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