Saturday, April 26, 2014

Chinese Coins and Lanterns finished

The sewing machine came out yesterday after a long Easter break from quilting.  But, time to get back to work!  It's a big year for weddings in our family and I'm way behind.

Thankfully, other family members have been able to stay with Dad and I spent yesterday finishing the quilting and binding on Chinese Coins & Lanterns for an early June wedding.  I made up my own pattern for this quilt, combining traditional Chinese Coin strips (for prosperity) and traditional Chinese Lantern blocks.  The lanterns are staggered to add movement and resemble lanterns hanging from tree branches.  Add in some printed Prayer Flags that I came across while shopping (Love, Peace, Happiness, Tranquility, Courage, Wisdom) and it all came together.   All good wishes for the Bride and for the Groom, who is of Chinese heritage.

Chinese Coins & Lanterns 87x91
 original design by Jean Bellefeuille 2014
The red borders and Coins are quilted with straight lines, and the rest with a large meander.  This morning I washed it up and snapped a photo.

Next project is to sandwich and pin baste Rhapsody in Bloom for a May wedding.  There's an Album wedding quilt in queue next, and then baby quilts for Twins by September.  It will be a busy summer quilting.  FUN!

1 comment:

  1. So glad you're getting a bit of me time :)
    That is a beautiful and BIG quilt - a perfect gift which they'll cherish, I'm sure. Good luck with all your other projects!