Thursday, January 19, 2023

TGIFF Party ~ Paper Lanterns

We made it!  Welcome to Friday!  And welcome to Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday!  The place to share your finishes of the week and everyone here celebrates with you.

My finish this week is a quilt that was inspired by a picture on social media that reminded me of those little Chinese Paper Lanterns...

After deciding on a non-traditional sized block using a jellyroll, it took no time at all to sew this together...

The blocks are 11" x 22".  I used 29 of the 40 2-1/2" strips in the jelly roll, including what I used in the scrappy binding.  I had to pull some lighter background pieces from my scrap bin, but they fit right in.  Finished size of this throw quilt is approximately 44" x 55".

And don't you think I should get some extra bonus points for having my quilting gloves match the fabric.  LOL!

I'll be referring back to my pattern book that I started out planning to use with this sweet jellyroll for ideas for another small quilt.

Now it is your turn... what finish are you celebrating this week?  

(I was asked to kindly note that this linkup is for finishes... but I'll just leave it up to you to define "finished". 😁   I know that I have several "finished" steps... the main part of a quilt top prior to adding borders, a completed top, a quilt that has the quilting completed... and then there is a finally finished quilt with binding.... like I said, I'll let you define finish. 😉)

Keep Piecing!


Linking with:

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Off The Wall Friday with Nina Marie
Brag About Your Beauties at From Bolt to Beauty
Peacock Party at Wendy’s Quilts and More
Friday Foto Fun at Powered by Quilting
Finished or Not Friday at Alycia Quilts
Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework
Sunday Stash at QuiltPaintCreate
Scrap Happy Saturday at Super Scrappy
Patchwork & Quilts at The Quilting Patch
Favorite Finishes Monthly Linkup at Meadow Mist


  1. Fun finish, Melva! I'm surprised you only used 29 strips!

  2. I love your lanterns - what a cute, fun finish. :) Those are the prettiest quilting gloves I've ever seen!

  3. Your lanterns are perfect for the Lunar New Year celebration that kicks off this weekend.

  4. Of course, you deserve bonus points for your quilting gloves. Plus kudos for finishing such a timely quilt.

  5. Wonderful finish. I love the way this looks...and such a perfect quilt for the Lunar NY!

  6. What a great finish! Your gloves rock!

  7. Great way to use a jelly roll. Well done.

  8. Pretty lantern quilt, congratulation on the finish!
    Thank you for sharing and linking up!

  9. Melva, your lantern quilt is spectacular. You rocked this quilt. I was not able to join you this week in the link party but look forward to joining you in the future. Thank you so much for all that you do.