Block #11~ Let’s Go Fly a Kite

The events of this Spring Break have provided so many ideas for this week’s quilt journal entry.
It was difficult to choose just one, but I finally decided to make a kite block.

One reason for my choice is that I love flying kites.
Every year, I would write a two week kite unit of study for my students.
The unit included the study of the history and science of kites.
For math, we would measure the different aspects of the kite. We would also write poems and stories about kites. Of course, there were kite art projects. We also learned the song, “Let’s Go Fly a Kite.”
On the Friday before Spring Break, the parents and kids and I would fly kites for the last two hours of the school day. It was a blast. The children were always so amazed that I could fly the highest kite.
The main reason I chose to make this kite block was because of a special moment with my granddaughter this past week. Our Spring Break adventure began with a trip to Wal-Mart to buy a kite.
She chose a beautiful kite with a mama turtle and her baby turtles on the tail.

It wasn’t the best day for flying kites, but there was just enough wind for me to get the kite up.
My granddaughter started jumping for joy, singing : “Look at my Granny! My Granny is flying a kite!”
This was another heart melting moment for me.
I gave her the kite and she ran around with the kite flying behind her.
It was such a joy to see her having fun.
So, here is Block #11.
I cannot decide if I should try to add a string to the kite or not.
I used some batik remnants that were perfect for the turtle.
Without a string                                                              With a string

Block #11~ Friday, March 16
Let’s Go Fly a Kite

Background: 100% Cotton/Linen memo
Technique: Applique
Batting: 100% cotton
Embellishment: Ribbon for a tail; possibly a string for the kite string

6 thoughts on “Block #11~ Let’s Go Fly a Kite

  1. Wow – love that you made your piece based on your granddaughters new kite! I always thought kites were magical and that is cool you encouraged your students to learn more about them.

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