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.
This is a pieced block with appliqué.
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.
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 atSlice of Pi Quilts
Sandy at SandyStar Designs
Sherry at Powered by Quilting
Vanda at Quilt in Piece
Be sure to enter your chance to win both prizes by posting a photo of your finished block on:
- I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long Facebook Group
- Instagram, be sure to include the hashtag #iwishyouamerryqal in your photo comment.
- 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!
***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.