Let’s Go Fly a Kite!

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Isn’t this a great idea?

catherinecureton

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March 3rd was the annual Zilker Park Kite Festival in Austin and it inspired me to make my very own kite! I don’t know where I originally got the idea to use fabric and make a patchwork quilt, but this tutorial was very helpful: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-patchwork-fabric-kite/2009/06/29/

I didn’t follow the instructions exactly because I was looking at a few other tutorials at the same time, and I got turned around with all of the different instructions; so, the day of Kite Fest our kite didn’t actually fly! I was very disappointed since I had stayed up so late the night before building it, but I didn’t give up! That night we replaced the spars (rods) with slightly thinner dowels (less dangerous!) and put them on the correct side of the kite (my biggest problem was trying to fly it upside down all day…Hooray for late night tutorial misreads!). I also added…

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About quiltingantics

I am a quiltaholic! I love fabric and sharing my passion with other people. For me quilting is a shared hobby, one where new friends are around every bolt of fabric. Come and join me at my shop, Quilting Antics at Watershed Mill, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9LR I will be open online...eventually... at www.quiltingantics.co.uk I also have my own stand at most of the major quilting and sewing exhibitions and shows around the UK and love meeting customers new and existing on the stand. kindest wishes Anthea x

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