Blog Hopping with Christa Watson and the Kites Quilt

I’m very excited that our friend Christa Watson has a new book, Piece and Quilt with Precuts! Christa is an awesome teacher and all around great cheerleader for quilting and modern quilts. Her new book focuses on both using precut fabrics of all sizes and how exactly to quilt those quilts. Taking the guesswork out of that step can be quite liberating, as we’ve seen on our “How Should I Quilt This?” episodes of the show.

To help Christa celebrate, we’re participating in her blog hop, and have made a version of the Kites quilt. The original pattern uses a 10″ full layer cake, 5″ charm pack, and 2 1/2″ square pack plus background fabric and to make a queen sized quilt. I scaled it down a bit to make a lap size with only 9 blocks.

The quilting uses two different designs: one in the background and one in the precut fabrics. My favorite of the two is the Packed Flowers design in the purple background, which you can see in this close-up!


Kites Quilt - Quilting Close-Up

You can see the other versions of the Kites quilt and all the quilts in the book by visiting Christa’s master post for the blog hop. Some of the other blog hoppers are hosting giveaways, so check them all out!

To get your own copy of the book, you can get a copy directly from Christa’s store (which she’ll autograph!), Amazon, or check your local quilt shop!

Author: Pam

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22 Comments

  1. Nice color choices, I wouldn’t have thought to pick those.

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  2. Love the fabrics & colors of your quilt-lap quilt size is perfect-your quilting is amazing! Thank you, Susan

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  3. I love this! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I love the quilting on your version! I am pretty sure that is what I am going to do on mine as well. If only I could decide on a thread color. 🙂

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  5. Love, love, love your quilt! Great color choices!!

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  6. Loving the color choice. I guess I could size the blocks down for a baby quilt?

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  7. I find your quilt color combo pleasing to the eye. Great inspiration!

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  8. I like your color combination…really makes the quilt sing!

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  9. I love simple quilts like this for charity sewing. Thanks.

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  10. this is so pretty. I love how the squares give it motion

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  11. The color combination is great! !

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  12. Beautiful quilt, love the colors!!

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  13. I love the purple background with those grays.

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  14. beautiful amazing work as always! I hope to me able to tackle free motion quilting one day!

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  15. Great fabric choices…I suddenly thought of all the men I would make this for!

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  16. *Beautiful!*
    I love everything about this!!
    Pat T.

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  17. Your quilt came out beautifully! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Great job! I love your quilting choices.

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