Lilies Quilt

Sat, Mar 26 2011

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I made this bed quilt (2010-2011) for my 91 year old mother Lily, who has dementia and is living in a nursing home. Most of the time she has no memory of who we are. Her decorating highlight colours were orange and black. Her favourite flowers were lily-of-the-valley and roses.

I designed the quilt using EQ6, finding out how to add the embroideries from my collection. All the fabric and batting was laundered at 40 degrees C so the quilt is washeble.

The orange / brown squares have designs from the Pfaff 442 Line Art Quliting Collection. The beige squares have designs which contain lilies or lily-of-the-valley except the bottom right one who is called Lily or Jackie depending on the mood. They came from a number of sources. The border designs are from the Brother 58 Quilt Designs Collection.

The blocks are 8" finished squares, embroidered and quilted in the hoop using a Pfaff Creative Vision machine. My free-motion quilting has to be seen to be believed as the fabric seems to have a mind all of its own - I have tried, honest.

The borders were embroidered in the continuous hoop.

The back has a printed photograph of my mother as a young woman.


gini wrote re: Lilies Quilt
on Sat, Mar 26 2011 9:06 PM

pretty quilt

Leslie wrote re: Lilies Quilt
on Sun, Mar 27 2011 7:53 AM

Beautiful quilt

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: Lilies Quilt
on Sun, Mar 27 2011 9:38 AM

Very nice quilt for you Mother.  Dementia is such a terrible condition to live with.  

Granny M wrote re: Lilies Quilt
on Sat, Apr 2 2011 6:22 PM

After reading in the ME group that this was in your gallery I just had to look at it.  Beautifull quilt, I love the colors and the quilting is fantistic.  Really sets it off.  Great job.

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