I am entering Stained Kites for the Home Machine Quilted category in the Blogger's Quilt Festival.
After I completed Shattered Kites last year, I thought it would look amazing with a black background, like stained glass. I began playing with fabric this spring and stitched it up over the summer. After I squared the quilt I decided it needed black borders and a flange binding. I really like the little edge of color (it pops more in person than it does in the photos).
It's quilted in a mix of walking foot over the black and free motion in each of the kites. I tried a bunch of new designs I had never quilted before, which was so much fun. Spent lots of time doodling and surfing the web for ideas. There's a few kites with the same pattern, but most of them are unique. (There are close up photos of the quilting on the original post here.)
The quilt has been promised to a fund raising event. I hope it will be popular. For now it hangs in my sewing room - I get to admire it in person for another month or so before I give it away.
Blogger's Quilt Festival Stats
Quilt Measurement: 26" x 41.5"
Technique: machine pieced; quilted with walking foot and free motion on my Singer Graduate 714
Category: Home Machine Quilted Quilts
Be sure to check out the other great quilts at the Blogger's Quilt Festival!