Monday, September 19, 2016

Bloggers Quilt Festival: Fall 2016 Large Quilt Category

It's time again for the Fall Bloggers Quilt Festival hosted by Amy Ellis of AmysCreativeSide




It wasn't hard to decide which quilt to enter, but it was a bit hard deciding which category it fit best in.  I finally decided that the Large Quilt Category fits best for my quilt, Lily Pad.


Lily Pond from the Back to Square One Quilt along designed by Judy Laquidara
  
The quilt was started in 2013 as part of the Back to Square One quilt along sponsored by Judy Laquidara of Patchwork Times.  The pattern is still posted on Judy's blog, but you'll have to search for the individual posts as she doesn't have this one on her patterns tab.  It took about two and half years to finish it.  Drama Teen early on said that the colors reminded her of a lily pond with the blues, greens and whites.  That's the name that stuck.  

Trudy Lindemann did the quilting using blue thread.  It looks like a whole cloth quilt from the back.  The quilt is 84" on each side. 



The quilt became a late Christmas present for the family that hosted a writing workshop DT attended in the summer of 2015.  DT "met" the oldest daughter while participating in an on line creative writing class.  Four of the girls from that class have meet weekly  using various on line meeting platforms since the fall of 2012.  The 2015 writing workshop was the first time three of them met face to face.  I tagged along as chaperone and chauffeur.  


It was a memorable trip.  

10 comments:

Alison said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

Barbara said...

Beautiful quilt...I can't remember ever seeing this before, although I probably have and just forgot. Very pretty fabrics and lovely work.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Fabulous quilt - well, bias as I just loves me a blue quilt.

Mary said...

It's a Beauty! I would have had a hard time giving this one away!

Sally Hurley said...

Love those blues!! And all that quilting! What a beautiful quilt.

Nancy said...

This is a beautiful quilt with the blues, turquoise/aqua, and greens. I wondered why it was called Lily Pad until I read why at the end of your post. Fun.
--Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

Cheryl said...

This is a beautiful design! I love the colors and the quilting.

Amy - Amy's Creative Side said...

Beautiful finish! I love the color palette :)

Elzaan said...

This is a very beautiful quilt. Love the colours!

Cut&Alter said...

Stunning!!