News and kites from Eli and Shula Shavit
Bloon - Blooming Balloon.
Rokkaku with Circular Log Cabin.Size: 1.5m x 1.2m
First flight: Cervia, 2007
Shula also made a wall quilt using the same pattern:
So awesome I could cry. ;_;Is all of this done in ripstop nylon? With traditional quilting techniques, or otherwise how do you perform the seams? I adore the way the seams block a little more light and make the whole piece look like stained glass with leading.
Please don't cry - Kites should make people happy.Yes, it is all ripstop nylon. In fact it was the shortage of ripstop nylon that forced us to use leftovers received from friends, so it was only natural to use patchwork/quilting techniques. My wife is a quilter so we use quilting techniques mostly various types of Log Cabin in our kites. As far as the seams go, the pieces of fabric are placed with the right sides facing each other and are sewn with a 5mm or 1/4" seam allowance. Then the fabric is spread, the seam allowance is folded to one side & a second seam is sewn in the middle of the seam allowance. This creates the darker edges at all seams.