I started this last week along with the triangle string quilt (that is now on hold). I sewed together all the little pieces I had in my scrap bag. I ended up with three large multi-colored blocks and a few long, thin pieces. These blocks looked so nice that I nearly quilted them as they were. But I stuck to my plan and cut them into 35 kites. Only a few small pieces made it back into the bag for my next scrappy project.
I was going to set the kites in rows sashed with white or black. However, the kites had a lot of white, beige and black. I pulled out some greys, blue and a couple of pale greens before finding the yellow. Once I threw the pieces on it, it was the obvious choice. The kites needed sashing that clearly broke them apart or they'd look just like the blocks I so carefully cut apart.
Rows seemed too boring. After playing around with the pieces, I ended up with this design. It repeats on a slight angle, so it's not square. Looks neat; is a challenge to work with. I didn't want to cut off any of my patchwork kites, so I decided to edge the design with the light green material. Something that would fade away. The idea is to cut the outer edge off square, then add a clean green border. We'll see how that looks when I get to that point, I'm now thinking it may need a narrow border of yellow, first.
I worked out a routine after piecing together a dozen or so blocks. Partial seams haven't been bad. It's a slow process. I'm afraid if I work on a bunch of pieces at once, I'll lose track of where they go. Ugh - then there'd be more ripping! Instead I'm stitching together a few pieces at a time and add them to the whole. I'm so glad I took a photo of the layout when I started - I've had to refer to it several times to line things up correctly.
I'm about halfway done piecing the top. I'm hoping to finish it in a couple of days. I had earmarked this piece to be donated or sold, but I think I need to keep it. Maybe a wall hanging or a table cloth. I'll see how big it gets once I add borders!