Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Paper Lanterns Quilt - New Pattern!

I have a new pattern to share! I designed this quilt top using a jelly roll (or 40 strips measuring 2 1/2" wide x width of fabric) and 2 1/4 yards of one other fabric, for the background. It's a great project to use up precuts in your stash, or quickly grab a few things at the store for a fast project! I find that after a few weeks of more complex projects, it's nice to work on something simple for a bit.

Paper Lanterns Quilt in batiks

The chains of paper lanterns provide really great space to practice different quilting designs! I couldn't decide on a thread color, so I used a green and a blue, alternating between rows. In the background I quilted some simple circles with black thread.

Paper Lanterns Quilt in batiks

Paper Lanterns Quilt in batiks

Paper Lanterns Quilt in batiks

Paper Lanterns Quilt in batiks

 The thread really stands out on the black backing fabric!

 Finishing at 48" x 60", this is a great pattern for a baby quilt, a small lap quilt, or a wall hanging. I may hang this quilt in my new studio after we move!

Paper Lanterns Quilt in batiks

The pattern is now available on Etsy and Craftsy!

Paper Lanterns Quilt in batiks

6 comments:

margaret said...

this is so colourful very nice

Heather @ Winding Bobbins said...

What a fun and unique design! I'm loving the dark background with the bright colours.

Sarah said...

ooh, I like this one! very cool!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Fabulous quilt design!!

CitricSugar said...

This is gorgeous! Your fabric choices make for a great pattern cover. :-)

Just finished catching up - you've been busy and are getting so very published! Congrats. P-)

Kelly Elliott said...

Hi great Job lovely colours. What background fabric did you use?