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Luminous Lanterns

Colorful batik lanterns shine bright against a dark blue batik sky in this beautiful wall hanging. Fabrics are from the Floragraphix Batiks collection by Jason Yenter for In the Beginning Fabrics.

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Plan Quilt Top

Quilt tester Laura Boehnke used three different blue batiks in her blocks and half blocks, placing them carefully to form vertical zigzags of color. If you want to do the same thing, use a design wall or colored pencils and paper to plan your color placement. Then be sure to use pairs of matching blue batik medium triangles on each end of the blocks to form the zigzag.

Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.

From each of 11 assorted bright batik fat quarters, cut:
• 1—8-1⁄2" square
• 3—4" squares
• 1—4" square, cutting it diagonally twice in an X for 4 small triangles total

From each of two remaining bright batik fat quarters, cut:
• 1—8-7⁄8" square, cutting it in half diagonally for 2 large triangles (you will have 1 triangle left over)
• 2—4" squares
• 1—4" square, cutting it diagonally twice in an X for 4 small triangles (you will have 2 triangles left over)

From assorted blue batiks, cut:
• 24—5-1⁄8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 48 medium triangles total
• 37—4" squares (11 sets of 3 matching squares and 2 sets of 2 matching squares)
• 6—4" squares, cutting each diagonally twice in an X for 24 small triangles total (you will have 2 triangles left over)
• 2—2-3⁄8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 4 extra-small triangles total

From purple batik, cut:
• 5—1-1⁄2×42" strips for inner border

From purple-and-blue batik, cut:
• 6—4-1⁄2×42" strips for outer border

From binding fabric, cut:
• 6—2-1⁄2×42" binding strips

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