|Game Plan A: Lily Print Fabric Bundle|
I revisited my Pinterest board containing gorgeous photographs of lilies and found myself drawn to the geometric design of the petals. I wondered if I could create an abstraction of the bloom by using only triangles, diamonds and hexagons. Using isometric triangle grids (both on paper and in Electric Quilt 7), I sketched out a few different designs. I got pretty excited with the sketch below, especially once I started coloring it in using different values of pink along with some dots!
|Design and Construction Progression (clockwise starting with top left)|
By 10 PM Thursday night, my quilt top was completely assembled and ready for quilting! Friday morning I went to work on preparing my backing and creating my quilt sandwich. Soon it was time to add some quilted texture to transform my lily!!! Drawing inspiration from the photographs, I had a lot of fun stitching both lines and pebbles into each of my petals. I incorporated my favorite motifs into the background (zig zag meander), center stamen (loop de loops and figure eights) and leaves (feathers with echoes).
|Details of Quilted Textures|
|"Lustrous Lily," 33" x 29" Finished Size|
Online voting will begin Sunday 1/22 around 10:30/11 AM PST. Please be sure to check out all the amazing quilts that celebrate the Carolina Lily and vote for your favorites!! Lustrous Lily is #73 (hint-hint!!)