Country Lily Quilt

Country Lily Quilt

by Cheryl Benner
     
 


Benner and her husband, Lamar, live in Honeybrook, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of the Art Institute of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania). Benner is art director for Good Enterprises, Intercourse, Pennsylvania. Pellman lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and is the manager of The Old Country Store, Intercourse. She is co-author of The Country Bride Quilt. She is the…  See more details below

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Benner and her husband, Lamar, live in Honeybrook, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of the Art Institute of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania). Benner is art director for Good Enterprises, Intercourse, Pennsylvania. Pellman lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and is the manager of The Old Country Store, Intercourse. She is co-author of The Country Bride Quilt. She is the author of Amish Quilt Patterns and Small Amish Quilt Patterns; co-author with Jan Steffy of Patterns for Making Amish Dolls and Doll Clothes; and co-author with her husband, Kenneth, of The World of Amish Quilts, Amish Crib Quilts, and Amish Doll Quilts, Dolls, and Other Playthings. The Pellmans are the parents of two sons.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780934672887
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/2013
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
8.54(w) x 11.01(h) x 0.30(d)

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The Country Lily Quilt offers a fresh, new design for lovers of applique quilts. In place of the more commonly used tulip, daisy, and rose motifs, the Country Lily follows the sophisticated and graceful lines of the Calla Lily. The lily flower is set among two types of leaves--one large and full-bodied, the other slender and delicate.

The Country Lily used five applique patches. These patches are set on an angle, creating triangular patches at each side and corner. The center patch is filled with stately lilies and leaves. The four surrounding patches contain a graceful appliqued lily wreath. Each triangular patch holds a pair of large leaves or a trio of lilies. The entire composition creates an image of delicate flowers protected by lush foliage.

Lilies also line the borders of this quilt. Each appliqued flower is paired with slender leaves and sits on each point of the zig-zagged edge. Quilting stitches outline and accent the applique work on the borders and the quilt top.

Different arrangements of the applique blocks can greatly affect the overall visual image of the quilt. Along with the original design, we offer a Country Lily Variation. In this Variation, nine applique patches are used. Because these patches are set straight rather than angled, the triangular blocks are eliminated.

The Country Lily is also a beautiful wallhanging. A single patch used with triangular leaf patches and set in a border makes a stunning wall piece. Pillows made from a single patch serve as lovely accents.

We present the Country Lily in several color schemes. Its possibilities are as numerous and varied as its individual creators. Enjoy!

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