Finishing lantern blocks and looking toward the next quilt

Last month there was lots of laughing, cutting and sewing – a our favorite kind of meeting!

It was fun to see the lantern style courthouse steps blocks coming together as everyone worked away.  Bring your blocks to our next meeting and we’ll get them laid out.

There are a couple of our finished quilts being displayed in the meeting room at the SW Library for their annual Art Show.  The Fun Fish quilt is up and the Strippy ZigZags.

Onto the plans for our next quilt!

There was some enthusiasm for doing a wonky flower petal quilt, an idea that we have been kicking around for a long time.

There are a few inspirations for this next quilt.

The Begonia block from this book was our 1st inspiration

Then we found this wonderful strip pieced variation from Cindy Carter – the link will take you right to her pages which have many wonderful patterns

And finally, we really enjoyed this variation which included a secondary wonky star pattern.

It is designed by Angela Nash of MyThreeSonsQuilt

book quilt

It can be found in the book “Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe”

Our next charity quilt will be based on this version.

Here are the notes on changes in measurements of the petal blocks for our version of the flower quilt – 4 patch flower

Added note:

Just discovered this fun variation by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh! Fransson

She calls it Sparkle Punch   

Her quilt highlights the starts instead of the flowers – fun to see the different looks possible!

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3 thoughts on “Finishing lantern blocks and looking toward the next quilt

    • Hmm, it should be something that has a dominate color, so it can be grouped with other like colored petals to make a flower. What do you think about the color ways of pinks, oranges & yellows? Should we add purples and reds or keep it simple & lighter toned?

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