In my last post, I mentioned that I would explore each of my new patterns in more detail. Let’s begin with Lanterns:
This quilt was designed to feature many medium/large scale prints. I wanted to make each block big enough that the print wasn’t chopped into small bits. Since there are many busy prints included, the blocks needed to be separated by a quiet background, so I chose a solid. And with everyone using white backgrounds lately, I thought it might be fun to try a pale green for something different.
After finishing the quilt, I found that my favorite part is the vertical sashing, which I’ve named my “Barbed Wire Sashing”. I plan to do more designs with this feature.
Now let’s talk about the quilting. With so many busy prints, contemporary style, and a repetitive block layout, I chose an all-over pantograph. OK, the fact that pantographs are fast and easy was part of the decision too!
I like selecting prints for the backing fabric, based on my show-quilt experience that it helps to hide quilting imperfections from the judges. But for blogging purposes, I think I need to start choosing fabrics that are better at showing off the quilting. Here is the back:
For more information on this pattern, see it here on my website.