The Kite Perspective, Part 1

Almost a decade ago, I worked for a general contractor who filed a claim for compensation for construction time lost.  We lost a month of production due to flooding at the job site from a tropical storm.  The site collected all the water from the surrounding area in the large excavation we’d dug for the future building.  This “Act of God” issue lingered, unresolved and disputed for months and, as these things tend to do, ended up in the hands of lawyers.

One day, my boss and I went to see our lawyer to discuss the claim.  We were escorted through the office suite up a flight of stairs.  Hanging high on the wall near the plush mezzanine was a brightly colored kite, which turned out to be a painting.

My first thought?

“Quilt!”

So I’m making my own kite.

Next week: Part 2 – Piecing the Top

What is the most recent thing to inspire you?

My original concept sketch

My original concept sketch (not the original original, but the original from when I finally decided it was time to make the quilt)

Full size pattern on poster board - 36" tall, 19" wide

Full size pattern on poster board – 36″ tall, 19″ wide

Pattern pieces made with freezer paper

Pattern pieces made with freezer paper

All the colors!

All the colors!

 

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  1. Pingback: The Kite Perspective, Part 3 | Hilary Clark ~ Quilter

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