I guess I had better get back to featuring some of the quilts I have been working on. This week, I have completed a Lantern Quilt in beautiful Japanese fabrics pieced by my customer Mary. I love the way Mary has included some carefully placed red lanterns in her otherwise indigo blue quilt.
Mary wanted the quilting to be kept fairly simple with mainly straight lines. I hope I have obliged with straight lines 1/4inch apart outlining the lanterns and a piano key border. I have quilted some curved lines in the lanterns which I believe have added to the concertina effect of the lanterns.
My favourite lantern:-