A Free Appliqué Pattern - A Spring Scene

Make this spring kite block - a free appliqué pattern

This 18" square free appliqué pattern can make a small wall quilt, or be used as a large block in a 4 seasons quilt. This is the fourth and last in the series of four (click for: summer - fall - winter blocks)

Use your favorite appliqué techniques to make this spring kite block. Since this is meant to be a decorative block, I recommend using fusible web such as Wonder Under. If you want to use these season blocks in a bed quilt, I'd use raw edge appliqué and machine zig zag around the edges. And if you love to hand appliqué - go for it!

This free appliqué pattern is meant to be an 18" finished block, but you may want to enlarge the templates to a larger size.  The little horizontal bar on the drawing and templates is (if you enlarge the templates to make an 18" block) meant to be 1 x 4" inches.

Fabric Choices? Blue batiks or softly mottled blue fabrics would be good for the sky with some pale white-on-white fabrics for the clouds, or perhaps use a white fabric with a bit of silver metallic or small textured print.   Look for some green fabrics that could suggest grasses in 3 areas of grass? Using lighter, brighter fabrics for the front grass and deeper green for the back will help the illusion of depth. Or you can use a fabric with floral print and green background as in the upper left block image to suggest spring flowers. I didn't put trees in this block, but see the earlier blocks for trees if you wish to add some.

The block can use realistic colors or play with unusual color combinations for fun - especially for the kites. Using a bold stripe for the background of the kites as in the right image gives a bold look.

You will be using 2 appliqué template pages HERE: 1  -  2
The bows on the kite tails are all the same on the large kite and a slightly smaller one is used for the smaller kite.

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This free applique pattern for a Spring Scene was designed and drawn using Electric Quilt 5.0
© 2003 Susan C. Druding - to be used for personal or Guild use (with credit to SCD and website)

Susan Druding,  Quilting at Equilters.com

copyright ©2003 Susan C. Druding

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