Introducing Mini Lantern Lane January 31 2016, 0 Comments

Lantern Lane is one of our Fall Market pattern releases and we couldn't resist turning it into a mini quilt pattern too! It is a fun and easy-to-construct pattern that looks interesting and complex. We chose 9 different lime, green and aqua prints for the lanterns and placed them on a light teal hatching background to make this Mini Lantern Lane quilt.

Mini Lantern Lane by Sassafras Lane Designs

Kristy quilted this mini quilt with straight vertical lines varying in width from 1/4 to 1/2 inch apart. She bound the quilt in a fun green scale fabric with a pop of lime green on the side. We love adding a little interest to bindings! 

Mini Lantern Lane by Sassafras Lane Designs

Quick Quilt Stats:

    • Made by: Shayla Wolf
    • Quilted by: Kristy Wolf
    • Quilting: Straight vertical lines
    • Pattern: Mini Lantern Lane
    • Full-size Sidekick Pattern: Lantern Lane
    • Fabric: Blue and green scraps on a light blue background
    • Finished Size: 12" x 18"
    • Techniques: Foundation paper-piecing

Mini Lantern Lane by Sassafras Lane Designs

Here is a photo for scale, so you can see how small the mini is when being compared to the original Lantern LaneThe strips are about half as thick and there are a few less per lantern than the original, but I think you still get the same lantern look and feel!  

Mini Lantern Lane by Sassafras Lane Designs

When we received a bundle of Rae Ritchie's debut line with Dear Stella, Desert Bloom, we knew we wanted to make it into a mini quilt! We decided to make a Mini Lantern Lane using the 9 light fabrics to create the lanterns and the black scallop print as the background. I love the colors in this line and love how this mini turned out!

Mini Lantern Lane by Sassafras Lane Designs

Quick Quilt Stats:

Mini Lantern Lane by Sassafras Lane Designs

Alison Glass's Handcrafted Indigos are rich beautiful prints and we made a few mini quilts with them! We chose 9 of the light blue and teals for the lanterns and used the excess navy from the center of a border print for the background. Kristy quilted vertical wavy lines in a medium teal and bound it in the same navy. My favorite part is the little bits of prints that show up in the lantern pieces!

Mini Lantern Lane by Sassafras Lane Designs

Quick Quilt Stats:

Mini Lantern Lane by Sassafras Lane Designs

I love holiday quilts, so when our friend Juli mentioned she was going to make a Christmas version of our Mini Lantern Lane, I couldn't wait to see it! She chose 9 different holiday prints for the lanterns and placed them on a solid bright red background! It is such a festive and happy quilt! 

Mini Lantern Lane by Sassafras Lane Designs

Quick Quilt Stats:

    • Made and Quilted by: Juli Kieny
    • Quilting: Wavy lines in the lanterns and loop-de-loops between
    • Pattern: Mini Lantern Lane
    • Full-size Sidekick Pattern: Lantern Lane
    • Fabric: Assorted holiday prints on a solid red background
    • Finished Size: 12" x 18"
    • Techniques: Foundation paper-piecing

Mini Lantern Lane by Sassafras Lane Designs

It is always fun to see how different the same pattern can look with different fabrics. The Mini Lantern Lane pattern is available in PDF and paper form. If you make this or any other Sassafras Lane project, we would love to see it! Send us photos, post them to our Flickr group or use our #sassafraslane hashtag on Instagram! Tomorrow we are sharing Mini Prism Parkway. Enjoy your Sunday =]