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.
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.
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.
The binding was also a fast affair. I used a yellow zigzag fabric and machine sewed it with a zigzag stitch in yellow thread.
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.)
Here’s a rainbow mini quilt version I was playing around with. Within each kite there are two fabrics, one light and one dark.
I think the inverted blocks add a bit of interest, but if you prefer straight up and down colour how about this one:
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.