Here is my version of the Christmas Lantern Block.
I think that the design is very elegant. It is turning cold here in Oklahoma. Snow will be here soon. This snow covered lantern is a great reminder. The design is a combination of piecing and applique. Some of the pieces require a template. For the rectangular pieces, I measured the template and cut the rectangles with a ruler and a rotary cut. I do not recommend cutting pieces with a rotary cutter unless you use a plastic ruler designed for rotary cutting. it is just too easy to slip and cut your hand. Be sure to pay attention to where the 1/4" seam allowance has been added (dotted line) and where it has been included in the measurement of the piece itself (solid line). I cut and assembled the lantern, lantern frame, and background pieces as shown in the photos below.
Then I added the lantern roof, base, and additional background pieces. I was able to help the block lie flat by swirling the seams in the lantern windows. See photos below.
I then traced the snow applique pieces on the paper side of the Heat n' Bond Lite, cut them out and ironed them to the wrong side of the snow fabric. For the bow, holly, and holly leaves, I used my Accuquilt dies. The Accuquilt holly leaves were slightly larger than the pattern, so I used two leaves instead of three leaves. Before using the cutter, I ironed Heat N' Bond Lite to the back side of the fabric. See photos below.
I decided to sew the applique down with shiny silver thread. I thought that it might made the appliques look icy. I think that it did somewhat, See the completed block below.
This block was fun to make. Thanks, DIane, for designing it!
Where Can I Find the Pattern and the Designer's Tutorial?
Go to Diane Lomax at Diane at Cwilt Fabrics & Haberdashery for the pattern and designer tutorial.
What Are the Prizes for Block 10?
A big thank you to Vanda Chittenden at Quilt in Peace and The Warm Co.! Visit their web sites for more information.
How Do I Enter to WIn the Giveaways for Block 10?
There are three ways to enter. Do one of the following by November 20, 2017 at 11:55 pm EST:
I Want to See More Versions of the Block. Who are the other hosts?
Abbie at Sparkle On
April at JANDA Bend Quilts (That's Me!)
Becca at Pretty Piney
Bobbi at Snowy Days Quilting
Diane at Cwilt Fabrics & Haberdashery
Jennifer at The Inquiring Quilter
Karen at Tu-Na Quilts
Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts
Sandy at Sandy Star Designs
Sherry at Powered by Quilting
Vanda at Quilt in Piece
I Have Questions. Who Can I Ask?
You can ask me in a comment to this post or in an email, or you can ask the designer Diane at Diane at Cwilt Fabrics & Haberdashery
When Will the Next Block be Released?
Block 11 will be released November 21, 2017.
Where Will I Be Able to Find Block 11 on November 21st?
You can find the Block 11 pattern by Kathleen McMusing at Kathleen Quilts. A link to her blog will be found here at JANDA Bend Quilts, on I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long Facebook Group, or on any other host's blog.
Thanks for joining me and Happy Quilting!
This post was originally published at JANDA Bend Quilts.
I am a quilter who is starting a new adventure. After retiring in May 2016, I became a certified Quilt in a Day Instructor. I am certified to teach workshops using Quilt in a Day patterns and techniques. In addition, I am designing my own quilt patterns.
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