Monday, November 14, 2011

Floating away…

Hi guys,

Yesterday I walked into my sewing room and looked at all the projects I have started over the last few weeks and felt over-whelmed….then I went and had a cup of tea and thought about it for a bit.

I decided I needed to finish something.

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I pieced the front of this kite months ago, after I won a mini charm pack of Little Apples. Since then it has been hiding out under a pile of books and patterns on my sewing table.

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The pattern is from Moda Bakeshop. I changed it a little, added some feature blocks and made the bows rectangles and then gathered the middle.

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I have this feeling that flying kites is symbolic of freedom, thinking outside the box, following dreams and flying high.

Maybe I just like the idea of floating off on a breeze!

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14 comments:

Christine said...

I love the Kite, Sophie is in to Kites at the moment

Janet said...

Great finish! When are you going to fly it or have you had a test flight already?

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Becky said...

I love it! what a cute decoration for a kids room that would make!

Oops-Lah said...

Well done! I'm sure your boys love the kite. It does feel good to finish something, doesn't it? Now on to the next ;).

barcord said...

Great kite Jess. Never had one as special as that.x x

Kirsten N said...

This is such a great idea Jess!! Very cute too:)

Narelle said...

Such a lovely, carefree looking kite :o)

Elyte said...

Lovely fun finish Jess. I haven't seen this project before.

Quiltjane said...

It looks great.

Anonymous said...

Love the kite Jess. Since Sarah flew off to Europe we decided to do some extra things together. One of the things we thought of doing is getting Sarah's old kite out and go fly it in the paddock near our house. So it felt very symbolic to see your BLOG post and your thought about it being symbolic of freedom because with Sarah being away at present that's what we have a little more of and what we are trying to make the most of. Keep up the creativity and good thoughts. Best wishes from Keryn

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! :)

Charlie and Wendy said...

Hi Jess,your quilt is beautiful, what an amazing design! Will you hang it on the wall? Wendy

Michelle May said...

Oh my gosh that is just soooooooo cool!