Oriental Lattice Quilt

A quilt project inspired by traditional oriental lattice windows. Read on for pattern guide to make your own.




colourful oriental lattice quilt drape

colourful oriental lattice quilt drape

colourful oriental lattice quilt drape furniture

colourful oriental lattice quilt on floor


A quick search on Google with the key phrase "lattice quilt" returns results of quilts that generally have thin sashing that are of regular width, intervals and pattern, usually of the same colour throughout the quilt to give that "lattice" look. The lattice quilt in this particular project is inspired by the traditional oriental windows that are still commonly found in many parts of East and Southeast Asia. Many such lattice windows contain curved elements, but I have chosen a simple design with only straight lines for this quilt.


Oriental Lattice in Sea Colours

Quilt Design Inspired by Oriental Lattice Windows



Materials


For this project, I have used 100% cotton fabrics in a combination of plain and pin dot fabrics, as well as these gorgeous sea-creature fabrics in two shades of teal.


Fabrics in Sea Colours

Fabric Pulls for this Project



Method


I put this quilt together using the quilt-as-you-go ("QAYG") method. The quilting is done by stitching BY the ditch for the most part. After I quilted the blocks with batting only, I pieced them together with the batting as part of the seam allowance, and then add a whole piece of backing fabric to the back and self-binding. Although this method yields less-than-pristine results with quite a fair bit of bumps and creases, I find it to be the best balance between effort and quality, as it makes the quilting process a lot more manageable with my small throat domestic sewing machine.


colourful lattice quilt crumple

Bumpy and crumply quilt as a result of the QAYG method.



Dimensions


This pattern guide results in a finished quilt of 182cm by 182cm.


All dimensions in this post are in CM unless otherwise stated.


Pattern Guide


The illustrations below show how the quilt top can be exploded into simpler blocks.


First, here's another image of the quilt top design, this time with grid dots to help you with the dimensions. The distance between each adjacent dot is 2cm. You can also make out the seam lines from this image.

Oriental Lattice in Sea Colours with grid


EXPLOSION 1: ISOLATING PANELS & LONG SASHINGS


Oriental Lattice in Exploded


EXPLOSION 2: BREAKING DOWN PANEL A




EXPLOSION 3: BREAKING DOWN PANELS B & C