The Design Phase
My design wall came in very handy last night as I gave this quilt more thought. After putting two and two together, this equation came to mind. Japanese fabrics plus hexagons equals Japanese lanterns! And because it has to be a quick quilt, I decided to create just six of them and frame them in a 12" block.
|Picked out 6 fabrics for lanterns |
I gathered the ingredients for this wrap, the first of which is aluminum foil, cut into 4" squares.
|4" squares of aluminum foil|
|The plastic warps and shrinks when heat is applied to it!|
|Back of paper template |
with edges folded down
|Front of paper template|
|4" piece of fabric|
- 4" square of foil, shiny side up
- 4" fabric, face down
- paper template of hexagon, face down
|Assemble the wrap|
|Fold down all 6 edges|
|Press front with a hot iron|
|Press the creases on the back|
|Separate the layers of the wrap|
Now back to the design board.
|Time to preview the six hexies|
|Clover bias tape|
|Trim excess from lantern|
So look out for the next segment in this series.