This is a Chinese Lantern quilt made from an older jelly roll of fabric called Folkloric. The fabric line was designed for Moda by Joanna Figeuroa, and the quilt size is 68″x80″, which covers the top of a king size bed. The quilt is layered over a Pottery Barn voile quilt, and paired with white matlise pillow shams. I used the entire jelly roll for the quilt top, plus a beige background print cut in 2.5″ strips.
There are twelve Chinese lanterns, made using the jelly roll fabric, and the blue squares (not part of the jelly roll) are actually the center of a Courthouse Steps block. Jelly rolls are a quick and easy way to do strip quilting. They also work well for Log Cabin quilts.
There are Chinese Zodiac animals appliqued in the beige area between each lantern. The animals were cut from a fabric panel purchased years ago. Leftover jelly roll strips were used as the border and the binding.
The back holds a fun surprise of Chinese takeout box flannel. The jelly roll was originally purchased to use with a pattern for this quilt, but the pattern was reportedly problematic, so I made up my own design. The applique was added as an afterthought to liven up the beige areas. This quilt was the perfect addition to my new blue bedroom.