“Piece and Quilt with Precuts” – Kites

I am so excited to be taking part in the “Piece and Quilt with Precuts” blog hop with Christa Watson of ChristaQuilts.  Piece and Quilt with Precuts is Christa’s third book published by Martingale.  Its an amazing quilting book with such easy to do quilt projects, especially if you are a beginner quilter.  It has step by step instructions on piecing and quilting many beautiful quilts.  I made the Kites quilt featured in the book.  


Piecing the Quilt top

I decided to make a baby play mat using the Kite quilt pattern as it would double up as great gifts for a couple of great nieces/nephews on the way.  My quilt size is 33″ x 47″.  My fabric selection is simple, I am using the lovely dinosaur novelty print fabric and matching the solids to the print.  For the background fabric I have used plain white fabric to bring a balance to the bright colours used for the other blocks. Having said that, white brings out the freshness in a quilt so I often love using it for my background.  I have used fabrics from my stash to show that you can make your own precuts if you don’t have ready access to them and you can still end up making all the lovely quilts featured in Christa’s book.

See my pictorial display of how I made my quilt:
My fabric selection
 Cutting strips from the fabric
 Cutting out the required templates to make up your Kite block


I quilted the first ‘Kite’ quilt allover using the ‘Wavy Grid’ design (refer to Page 26) with the walking foot.  I marked 2 inch points at the bottom, middle, top and sides of the quilt to give me a guidance to stitch the Wavy line from edge to edge.  With the second ‘Kite’ quilt I used the ‘Wavy Grid’ and the ‘Modern ZigZag’s” quilt designs (refer to Page 32), within the ‘Kite’ block.   I started out by using the walking foot but I found it too challenging as I was working within a small space so I switched to using Free Motion Quilting (FMQ) to complete this quilt.

See the quilting images below:


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To receive a free e-copy of Piece and Quilt with Precuts:
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  2. Comment on this post and mention which of the quilts in the blog hop you liked best and why.  Entry to the giveaway will be open till 31 August 2017.  The winner will be notified by Christa Watson, so be sure to leave your email.

Buying the Book

You can purchase Piece and Quilt with Precuts  directly from ChristaQuilts; from Martingale Publishers; or from Amazon.

 To see the parade of all the lovely quilts don’t forget to visit  ChristaQuilts website.  There are some gorgeous quilts on display as well as lots of giveaways on each of the blog sites so don’t miss out.

To access Christa Watson’s beginner quilt class on Craftsy please click on my affiliate link: “The Quilters Path – Plan It, Quilt It, Stitch It“.



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