Here it is in all its super colorful glory.  I should note that the dark color is a chocolate brown, not black as it looks in the photos.

Lantern Bloom Quilt

This quilt is a commission and the Lantern Bloom fabric was requested.   This flickr photo, along with the colors in the fabrics inspired the quilt.

It’s such a uniquely pretty fabric collection that I didn’t think it could be mixed with other lines so I turned to solids. Purple & bright yellow aren’t my usual comfort zone, but I’m glad the fabric pushed me to stretch.   I think it’s “me” in it’s improv. wonkiness yet it doesn’t look like all of my other quilts.  No white!

Here it is on a queen sized bed – so you can see how big it is!

Lantern Bloom Quilt on Bed

I quilted it by stitching right next to the ditch. You can see the quilting on the back and I like how the rectangles overlap all the piecing on the back.

Lantern Bloom Quilt Back

I found it a lot harder to stitch in the ditch than to stipple a quilt this big. Straight lines are “easier” than free motion, but when you stipple you can organize how you move through your quilt in a way that’s much more manageable for me.  But I did it! I’m definitely stippling my next quilt. It’s been too long!

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  • Corrie

    November 19, 2009 at 10:06 am | Reply

    I just absolutely love it! Every time I see it, it takes my breath away. Whoever you made this for is very, very lucky!

  • Nicole

    November 19, 2009 at 10:27 am | Reply

    Love it! Your improv is amazing!

  • J.

    November 19, 2009 at 10:31 am | Reply

    You were just hand-stitching the binding this past weekend! You’re speedy! Congrats on the new quilt. Another one to add to your improv laurel. :)

  • rosamaria

    November 19, 2009 at 10:46 am | Reply

    B E A U T I F U L !!!!!

  • Heather

    November 19, 2009 at 10:54 am | Reply

    Oh wow!!! It is just gorgeous, great job :D

  • Isa

    November 19, 2009 at 11:41 am | Reply

    It looks beautiful!

  • Audrie

    November 19, 2009 at 11:52 am | Reply

    It turned out amazing!! Wonderful job! :)

  • Alexandra Alcantara

    November 19, 2009 at 12:07 pm | Reply

    It’s glorious! Can I post the pictures on my blogs and link to yours?
    Thanks!

  • Meg

    November 19, 2009 at 12:33 pm | Reply

    Alissa, you done good. It’s amazing!! It still gives me goosebumps!

  • Molly Wiley

    November 19, 2009 at 1:39 pm | Reply

    Lantern Bloom is gorgeous–these are all my favorite colors. This is not just a quilt, it’s a beautiful peice of art.

  • ellie

    November 19, 2009 at 1:41 pm | Reply

    <3 <3 <3

  • kate

    November 19, 2009 at 1:47 pm | Reply

    A fantastic quilt, you have done an amazing job x

  • jessica

    November 19, 2009 at 1:48 pm | Reply

    Absolutely beautiful–looks perfect on the bed!

  • Diane

    November 19, 2009 at 2:17 pm | Reply

    It’s gorgeous, Alissa! All quilted and bound, it really is gorgeous.

  • beth

    November 19, 2009 at 2:20 pm | Reply

    LOVELY!! great job! whoever gets this will love it!

  • Curry

    November 19, 2009 at 5:06 pm | Reply

    It’s beautiful!

  • CitricSugar

    November 19, 2009 at 5:49 pm | Reply

    It’s absolutely breath-taking. Just breath-taking.

  • Mary on Lake Pulaski

    November 19, 2009 at 5:59 pm | Reply

    It turned out just as beautifully amazing as I knew it would. The new owners will be thrilled!! I would.

  • julia::ordinarysaturdays

    November 19, 2009 at 6:34 pm | Reply

    Amazing! The color combination is so rich and unexpected, and exactly right.

  • Lauren Hawley

    November 19, 2009 at 7:15 pm | Reply

    Wow, Alissa, it really looks gorgeous on the bed. What a fantastic job you did.

  • wishes, true and kind

    November 19, 2009 at 7:39 pm | Reply

    Wow! That is one fabulous quilt!

  • cheryl

    November 19, 2009 at 7:58 pm | Reply

    Super, amazing, wow, Alissa!!

  • jaybird

    November 20, 2009 at 4:56 am | Reply

    it looks fantastic!! and i hear you on the stitch in the ditch.. not very challenging but turning the quilt at each corner is very time consuming!

  • Ashley

    November 20, 2009 at 7:52 am | Reply

    It’s really beautiful! I’m really loving all the rectangles – a nice change from squares!

  • Noémia

    November 20, 2009 at 9:16 am | Reply

    Beautiful! :)

  • magikquilter

    November 20, 2009 at 9:28 am | Reply

    its beyond fab…do not know how you can bear to give it up!

  • jeanettesquiltin

    November 20, 2009 at 12:55 pm | Reply

    WOW…I love it, it turned out great!!!

  • Victoria

    November 21, 2009 at 7:21 am | Reply

    Beautiful! Love the rich colors!

  • izzy inspired

    November 21, 2009 at 3:21 pm | Reply

    Alissa, It is gorgeous!!! I love everything about it, although I totally understand the colors not being in your comfort zone. I feel the same way about reds and purples.

  • Xue

    November 22, 2009 at 6:02 pm | Reply

    I love Lantern Blooms so this amazing, beautiful quilt you make is sooooo incredible!

  • Cheryl Arkison

    November 23, 2009 at 7:20 am | Reply

    It is indeed still you, no worries there. Looks great. I finally got a piece of the lantern bloom. I can see what you mean about mixing it with other lines, but now I will take that on as a challenge.

  • amandajean

    November 24, 2009 at 7:03 pm | Reply

    nice finish, alissa! it’s very lovely. i love the results. and the back! fabulous as well.

  • Lyndsey

    December 2, 2009 at 8:50 am | Reply

    Absolutely Stunning! Wow…it’s just so pretty! I really love the colors!

  • amanda

    December 2, 2009 at 8:34 pm | Reply

    Oh, this is gorgeous. This is the first quilt I’ve seen using Lantern Bloom, and I love it.

  • Lise

    December 4, 2009 at 10:22 am | Reply

    Oh, I LOVE this!

  • Tara

    April 26, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Reply

    I love how you framed the lantern bloom prints with solids! It really makes them stand out.

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