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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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1. Cut and piece purple batik 1-1⁄2×42" strips to make:
• 2—1-1⁄2×45-1⁄2" inner border strips
• 2—1-1⁄2×44-1⁄2" inner border strips

2. Sew 11⁄2×451⁄2" inner border strips to long edges of quilt center. Add 1-1⁄2×44-1⁄2" inner border strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward inner border.

3. Cut and piece purple-and-blue batik 4-1⁄2×42" strips to make:
• 2—4-1⁄2×52-1⁄2" outer border strips
• 2—4-1⁄2×47-1⁄2" outer border strips

4. Sew 4-1⁄2×47-1⁄2" outer border strips to long edges of quilt center. Add 4-1⁄2×52-1⁄2" outer border strips to remaining edges to complete quilt top. Press all seams toward outer border.