Mom and I were looking at some of my quilt books yesterday when we got home from the quilt show and she found another quilt she wanted to make so we pulled fabric from my stash and I’ve cut all the brights already for her. If we have time tomorrow I’ll cut the black but it will be a busy day – her last one here before she leaves to go home. The Lantern pattern from my book is also a free pattern found here.
There are slight differences, the free pattern has a border and maybe a different number of blocks but it’s the same quilt.
While I was cutting, Mom assembled a little doll quilt for me. I couldn’t stand to waste the leftover ends of the strip sets from my Windmill quilt.
Several people asked about the iron/steamer we bought at the quilt show. I need to correct myself – it is NOT an iron. I tested it out today pressing all the fat quarters for Mom’s quilt. At first I thought I’d wasted my money but once I realized that I needed to just glide it over the fabric and not press down, it worked much better. It won’t replace my iron for piecing but it’s great for pressing fabric in preparation for cutting a quilt and I think it will be nice for pressing tops before loading them on the longarm.