Japanese Stars And Lanterns Quilt Pattern
Create a simple block that transforms itself into twinkling stars and lanterns, while also using up your scrap strips and strings. The name of the pattern originates from the early 1900s; it’s a great design for using up lots of bits of fabric left over from other projects.
You might use one fabric for the star outlines and the border, as this will help to unify all of the other scraps. Or you can create a fun and truly “scrappy” quilt by not worrying about this and just using scraps!
FINISHED QUILT SIZE
76 inches square (193 cm square)
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Kaleidoscope Hexagon Quilt Pattern
This stunning quilt design originated in the 1930s and is a great way to take hexagon quilts to the next level. The blocks are surprisingly quick to make, and somewhat addictive–you will find that your quilt grows fast!
This is an excellent project for using up your scraps, as the patches needed are small; alternatively, you can use the quilt as a showcase for a favorite fabric range that you have been saving for a special project. The templates fit into 2-1/2″ wide strips, so they can be used with Jelly Rolls™, or similar pre-cut strips.
The blocks can be sewn on the machine for speed, but if you prefer, they can be sewn by hand just as well. You can even enterchange the two sewing methods if you wish–it will make no difference to the appearance of your finished quilt.
Stripy Sampler Quilt Pattern
This sampler quilt is a great way to try out lots of different blocks, all sewn from 2-1/2″ (6.5cm) strips of fabric. Many quilt shops sell rolls of pre-cut fabric strips, all 2-1/2″ wide and roughly 42″ long; these are sometimes known as Jelly Rolls™, but this is actually a trade name for the ones distributed by Moda™; different manufacturers have different names for them.
For this pattern, we’ll refer to them as fabric rolls. Of course you can also get the same effect by cutting yardage from your stash into 2-1/2″ strips!
Sometimes it’s hard to choose just one block to work in, so this is a sampler-style quilt, which enables you to try lots of combinations of fabrics and blocks.