Wishes Quilt Along: Flying Kite - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Wishes Quilt Along: Flying Kite

I want to welcome you to the Wishes Quilt Along! We are so excited to begin this year long quilting project with you. I love traditional samplers, and with our Wishes quilt I found 12 of my favorite blocks and super-sized them to 14”. This month, we are introducing our first block, Flying Kite!

Are you ready to get started?

Get extra help with our tutorial video. The Flying Kite block has been around for ages, and it looks tricky, but stick with us and we’ll breeze through it in this video, bias edges and all.

After piecing the Flying Kite block, please click over to the Wishes Quilt Along Donation Page to join us in supporting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. We encourage you to donate to our campaign with every pattern you download. Every little bit helps, and we want you to help us reach our goal and grant as many wishes as possible!

Don’t forget to share! Post photos to the Wishes Quilt Along Flickr Group! Feel free to give tips and tricks for piecing the block, and be sure to show off your fabric choices!

If you want to make a quilt just like ours, we have kits & backing sets available using the Wishes collection by Sweetwater. You can download our Fabric Requirement PDF and use fabrics of your choice. Get creative with the Wishes quilt, we want it to be one that you cherish for years to come!

Be sure to tell all of your friends about the Wishes Quilt Along! We hope to spend the year sewing this beautiful sampler quilt with quilters around the world, and making a big impact on the Make-A-Wish Foundation! Check back next month on February 1st, when we will will introduce the Double Windmill block!


  1. Thanks for the start of another Monthly Quilt-Along Quilt!!
    I always enjoy your tutorials – you really make them easy to follow and fun!

  2. I just tried the links to the quilt kit and backing sets and they aren't working?? I also tried going to your site and searching for them directly and can't find them. Are you sold out, or will you get more?? Any info would be greatly appreciated as I really wanted to purchase these and quilt along with the Wishes Quilt this year.

  3. Hi mrs. Darling! If you reserved a kit, your credit card will be charged before it ships. If you have any questions about this process, please call 1-866-826-2069!

  4. Does this quilt really require 5 1/4 yards of background, sashing, and border fabric? That seems like a ton of fabric!

  5. I have the book but this video doesn't show us how to cut it, like the Missouri star company by Jenny. I'm a newbie beginner and and a visual learner poor video.

  6. when you say a piece is discarded, does that mean it will not be used any more in the rest of the quilt?
    is there enough fabric to make 2 blocks, so it doesn't feel so wasted?