Each year, the Smithsonian hosts a Kite Festival on the National Mall. Each year, we plan to go (but haven’t made it yet!) When I started laying out these improv diamond blocks, they reminded me of kites in the sky, far away and a bit distorted. I love the look of Anna Maria Horner‘s Field Study with the 15 or so neutral solids.
Recently, I started sewing the blocks together, much like you would put together a puzzle. I looked at the almost sewn together quilt top and realized that 40 or so of these quilt blocks sewn together just looks like a mismash, not whimsical as I had hoped. I unpicked the top into smaller clusters, and am going to add in some additional large solid pieces to tone down the top a bit.