My first attempt was to start with a 5" square, but that was still too big. My second attempt, starting with a 4" square, was spot on. It's small, but not so tiny that it is ridiculous. Well, that MAY be up for debate. Ha!
If you want to make one of your own (and I think you should!) here are the measurements:
Take a 4" square of paper and cut it in half on the diagonal once. One triangle will be used to make your template. The other triangle will be used for foundation piecing.
Make the kite template.
Take one of the paper half square triangles and make the following measurements:
1. Draw a line perpendicular to the bottom edge of the paper that intersects with the top point of the paper.
2. Draw a parallel line 1/4" from the bottom of the paper.
3. From the top point, measure and mark 1 1/4" down on each side of the paper.
4. From the X, mark 1/4" to the left and 1/4" to the right.
5. Connect the top marks and the bottom marks to form a kite shape.
Cut on the two angled lines and discard the triangles. The kite shape is the center template. You will use this template to trace and cut fabric pieces. (I used white fabric for the kites in the quilt shown.) If you plan to make a bunch, you may want to trace it unto a piece of cardboard or template plastic, because it will hold up much longer than a single piece of paper.
Trace and cut a few fabric kite pieces.
Take the remaining paper half square triangle, and glue one fabric kite onto it.
For the block assembly, I used the same steps as shown in this tutorial. Most of the strips I used are about 1" wide. Some of these scraps are teeny-tiny!
This is what I've got so far. I'm having SO much fun with it!!! I have no idea how big I will make it, I'm just going to see where it takes me. That's the best part!