I was looking for something simple and slightly linear for the red blocks this month. Red will make up the bottom center of the finished quilt and I didn't want anything that would be too flashy. So I looked through my copy of The Quilt Block Bible to see what I could find. I decided on this block called Lantern which fit the bill nicely and seems to fit nicely with the color red.
From background fabric, you will cut four 2.5 inch squares and two rectangles 2.5 by 1.5.
Arrange your three subunits as shown. I like the way the lighter red "glows" in the center. This would be a fun scrap quilt with yellow red or orange in the center and lots of different color for the lamps.
Here are the three subunits sewn together which will form a 6.5 inch sampler blocks.RSC15 Sampler tab at the top of the page. Scroll down to the earlier post from today for ScrapHappy Saturday. I will schedule the second block for July to post on Monday in case you have a holiday for Independence day.