November 15, 2012

New on the website: a brand-new pattern, Flying Fan Kites.

As I was working on Scrap-Appliqué Playground, which whacks together scraps and cuts appliqués out of them, I jotted down ideas for taking the idea on a tangent and using traditional pieced blocks.

Flying Fan Kites is the first pattern from that list! You piece a fan and then cut a kite and kite-tails out of it! It’s fun! This is a little guy, 12″ x 16″.

The kites are paper-pieced. Do not groan. Do not fear the paper-piecing. I made it so systematic, so no-brainer, you will not get confused or sew a piece into place that won’t cover when flipped. The full-size foundations are included and ready to use.

Once the fans are pieced, I use paper-backed fusible web for the machine-appliquéd kites and kite-tails. I’ve now started to offer SoftFuse in the 10-pack, and that’s up on my website too, in the Notions section.

By Kay Mackenzie
Kay’s Etsy Shop


5 Responses to “Flying Fan Kites”

  1. Polly Hada on November 15th, 2012 10:21 am

    I LOVE Soft Fuse. I’ve started making more machine appliqued quilts, as I will not live long enough to make all the applique quilts on my list. Thanks for carrying it and thanks for the free ship. I’ll be ordering right after I get back from the Dr.

  2. admin on November 15th, 2012 10:23 am

    Thanks Polly! So glad to hear you favor SoftFuse too.


  3. Angie in SoCal on November 15th, 2012 5:20 pm

    I prefer to pay with PayPal so was happy to read you have switched to it. I placed an order and as you said went through as smooth as butter. Thanks!

  4. admin on November 15th, 2012 6:54 pm

    Oh good! I appreciate it so much Angie.


  5. Debbie St.Germain on November 15th, 2012 7:37 pm

    Beautiful piece and I like the idea of fusing, want to do more of it this year.