Two Tone Chinese Lantern Quilt Block


Two tone Chinese lantern quilt block

Two tone Chinese lantern quilt block

I’m on a roll with lantern quilt blocks.  I think that this one is a particularly attractive block because the use of two colours gives it some depth.  I have made it here as a 12″ quilt block.

Cutting requirements for the Chinese lantern quilt block

2.1/2″ by 4.1/2″ rectangles:  two dark and two light

2.7/8″ squares:  two each in dark and white, two each in light fabric and white

1.1/2″ by 4.1/2″ rectangles:  two black

1.1/2″ white rectangles:  four at 2.1/2″, two at 8.1/2″

2.1/2″ by 12.1/2″ rectangles:  two white

Make half square triangle units

Make half square triangle units

Making the two tone Chinese lantern quilt block

Make half square triangle units with the 2.7/8″ squares in the colour combinations listed above.  Place two squares with right sides together and mark a line along the diagonal.  Sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the marked line and cut along the line to produce two half square triangle units.  Press the seam allowance away from the white fabric and trim the triangle tips where they stick out at the corners of the squaes.  These are now 2.1/2″ squares.

Layout for the two tone Chinese lantern

Layout for the two tone Chinese lantern

 

Lay the patchwork pieces out as shown, keeping the light and the dark fabrics in two separate rows of each.  There is an 8.1/2″ white strip at the top and bottom of the quilt block and a 12.1/2″ white strip down each side.

 

Sew the rows to each other

Sew the rows to each other

Sew the pieces together across each row (apart from the white strips at each side) and then sew the rows to each other.  Finally add the side strips to complete the two tone Chinese lantern quilt block.

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Rose

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Comments

  1. I do like this one — would be really cute as a table runner for the Chinese New Year

  2. Very, very cool! Thanks.

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