I bought this quilt at a family auction on my husband's side several years ago. I think it is called Carolina Lily. I have always loved it for its graphic quality and folk art look. It is hand-pieced and has exquisite hand quilting; however, the handles and stems are appliqued by machine. Sadly, the green has really faded. Since I have been the owner, I have tried to keep it out of direct light and to refold it often. The yellows and reds have held up well. The pictures don't really show those fabric colors that well though. We think it was made by DH's great grandmother--wish she had put a label on it or signed her name. Lessons to be learned here!!! I hope to reproduce it someday. I didn't come from a family of quilters, but married into one!!!
Today was a good mail day! After Laura mentioned this book in her blog the other day, I immediately did a search and found a used one on Amazon for $14.00. Wowzer, jumped right on that and I got it today. You're right, Laura, it is an excellent source. Love the roses and tulips. I like those 4 block quilts too and I see that she (Gwen Marston) has a new book, Folk-Art Quilts, coming out in June. Yep, I'll probably have to have that one too!!!
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