Scrappy Kites Mini Quilt Pattern

If you’re looking for a mini quilt pattern then you’re in the right place. This quick mini quilt project will let you practice your half rectangle triangle (HRT) blocks and use up some scraps as well. Bonus!

This free mini quilt pattern is called Scrappy Kites.

Scrappy Kites free mini quilt pattern download - Bonjour Quilts

It was known around our house as Star Destroyers (à la Star Wars) for a while, but the kites won out in the end.

I’ve used a variety of yellow fabrics, some Kona Snow and Aqua and 3 Carolyn Friedlander low-volumes to make this version.

For some fun, I decided to make one of the kites aqua and frame another with aqua on the opposite side.

Scrappy Kites free mini quilt pattern download - Bonjour Quilts

I kept the quilting nice and breezy which is what kites prefer, I suppose. Wavy line quilting with my walking foot is one of my favourites. I just use the block seams as the basic grid and I fill in from there. The best part of quilting a mini quilt is that it’s so very quick to do.

Scrappy Kites free mini quilt pattern download - Bonjour Quilts

The binding was also a fast affair. I used a yellow zigzag fabric and machine sewed it with a zigzag stitch in yellow thread.

Scrappy Kites free mini quilt pattern download - Bonjour Quilts

There are plenty of opportunities to play with colour in this mini quilt design.

Here’s a ready-to-colour-in picture if you’d like to experiment (just right click and “Open Image in New Tab” – you can then print it from there.)

Scrappy Kites free mini quilt pattern download - Bonjour Quilts

Here’s a rainbow mini quilt version I was playing around with. Within each kite there are two fabrics, one light and one dark.

Scrappy Kites free mini quilt pattern download - Bonjour Quilts

I think the inverted blocks add a bit of interest, but if you prefer straight up and down colour how about this one:

Scrappy Kites free mini quilt pattern download - Bonjour Quilts

Which do you prefer?

If you’d like to make your own version of this mini quilt, you can download the pattern below.

The HRTs in this pattern are compatible with Bloc_Loc rulers, but they are by no means necessary to make this mini quilt. In fact I have a tutorial that shows you how to trim half rectangle triangles with just a standard quilting ruler, easy peasy.

I hope you have some fun with this! I always love to see your work so let me know if you make one of these mini quilts.

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Happy sewing!

Kirsty x

Scrappy Kites free mini quilt pattern download - Bonjour Quilts

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12 thoughts on “Scrappy Kites Mini Quilt Pattern”

  1. It would make an awesome quilt, wouldn’t it? I love the multicoloured version the best too! Looking forward to giving this a go!

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  2. the rainbow version wins my vote but like both..the tall and yellow seems soothing and neutral but the short and rainbow pops and seems happy … Thanks for the pattern

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  3. Love the rainbow. What would it look like I wonder for the kites to be touching? (Sewn together) I’m going to play now…..thanks for the pattern and great ideas!

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  4. I love the rainbow one, but I’m partial to brighter colors. It’s a cute little pattern. Jadahlgr at Yahoo dot Com

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  5. I first saw the combo yellow aqua 30 years ago and fell in lovewith it. Didn’t DO anything with it though.
    Maybe that time has come. So the first one is my favorite.
    The kites could make a lovely border too; I’ve got something somewhere that needs a border. Hmmm
    Thanks Kirsty

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  6. UNHAPPY…. Never received email containing PDF!!!!

    received this message and that was all…

    Well done – just one more step to go. Check your email (you might have to rescue me from spam) to confirm your address and receive your Scrappy Kites PDF pattern.

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    • Hi Theresa, sorry you’re having troubles. I can see in the email software that you confirmed and your Scrappy Kites pattern was automatically downloaded. Most times it opens straight away and you can save it, other times your computer stashes it away in a “Downloads” folder. If you go to your file directory and search for Scrappy Kites, the PDF should come up.

      Let me know how you go!

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