I Wish You a Merry QAL Block #10 Release!

I Wish You a Merry Quilt-a-Long

Block #10 “Christmas Lantern” is brought to you by the talented Diane Lomax of cwilt Fabrics and Haberdashery where you will find her complete block pattern and tutorial.

“Christmas Lantern”

This is a pieced block with appliqué.

My Tips:

You will be cutting your lantern and background pieces from the paper templates; like using a sewing pattern.

There are several pieces to the lantern and background that are cut with a diagonal  edge. To be sure they are oriented in the correct direction when attaching to the body of the lantern, I used my cut pattern pieces as a guide.


The lantern top and bottom are made with the “stitch and flip” technique that we just did in Bobbi’s Rudolph Block #9 and also in Sherry’s Snowman Block #5.




Have fun with your appliqué and embellishments!




I used raw edge appliqué for the leaves but practiced machine blanket stitching on the bow. I see progress!

I just love the word haberdashery. In the old days a haberdasher sold sewing notions (UK definition.) Diane’s lantern seems like old days when lanterns were lit by oil and hung in the doorway for visitors, a warm glow through the winter frosted panes.

Our I Wish You a Merry QAL is rounding the corner towards the end. Say it ain’t so! But it is so rewarding to see everyone’s beautiful blocks shaping into a beautiful quilt.


Be sure to visit all the hostesses blogs, to read their tips and to see their finished block in a variety of color and fabric inspirations!

Abbie at Sparkle On ➡️ You are here :)
April at JANDA Bend Quilts
Becca at Pretty Piney
Bobbi at Snowy Days Quilting
Diane at
cwilt *featured designer
Jennifer at
 The Inquiring Quilter
Karen of
Tu-na Quilts
Laura at
Slice of Pi Quilts
Sandy at
SandyStar Designs
Sherry at
Powered by Quilting
Vanda at
Quilt in Piece


The prize for Block #10 includes two Steam-A-Seam 2 sheet packages from Warm Company and a pattern of your choice from our “Snowflake” designer, Vanda Chittenden of Quilt in Piece.

Be sure to enter your chance to win both prizes by posting a photo of your finished block on:

  1. I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long Facebook Group
  2. Instagram, be sure to include the hashtag #iwishyouamerryqal in your photo comment.
  3. The linky party on the featured designer’s blog.

Entries are limited to one per person and the winner will receive both prizes! This block’s giveaway starts at 12:00 AM EST November 7th and runs through 11:59 PM November 20th 2017. The winner will be announced on the I Wish You a Merry Quilt-a-Long Facebook page where you can see so many variations of each block as they are released and meet your fellow QAL participants!

*On November 21st mystery block #11 will be revealed! 

~Abbie ✨

***Anyone that completes a quilt top containing all twelve blocks from the I Wish You a Merry Quilt-a-Long will be entered to win a huge Grand Prize!!! You’ll have until January 15th 2018 to make a quilt top. The final block will be released December 5th.


24 thoughts on “I Wish You a Merry QAL Block #10 Release!

  1. What a great block! Every Friday after Thanksgiving, my mom would have us set up a big table in the living room. She would set up her Christmas village, which grew with each passing year. Lanterns were always included in this village.
    You did a great job on your block. Thanks for the hints.
    I’ll start on mine as soon as I return from Arkansas.

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