Hello, today I’m sharing The Lily Quilt Fat Eighth quilt with you. This is the largest of all of my new quilt patterns, finishing at 83″ x 83″. It’s absolutely beautiful, and even more stunning that I thought it would be. I initially designed the blocks to be a bit smaller, but I wanted a nine-block layout for the setting I chose. These larger blocks worked perfectly!
The Story of The Lily Quilt
There is also a fun story to this quilt…and it’s also a story still in progress. When my grandmother was about 10 years old, her paternal grandmother, Mary Gilchrist Bice, let her pick out a quilt design for a quilt. She chose a beautiful applique’ Carolina Lily pattern and also chose red and green fabrics for the quilt. When my grandmother was married, her grandmother presented her with the finished lily quilt. Grandma always referred to that quilt as “The Lily Quilt.” She placed it on her bed every year at Christmas time…you knew Christmas was just around the corner if The Lily Quilt was on her bed!
I decided it might be awhile before I applique a similar quilt, so I decided to make this pieced version now…that can be used and loved today! Our Harper’s Garden fabric provided the perfect palette for this design. And, I’ve also called my quilt The Lily Quilt! My quilt is pieced, although, you could applique’ the stems if you wanted (it would actually save quite a bit of fabric to make it that way).
Of course I designed a red and pink version as well…in honor of the original quilt. It really is hard to get a photograph of the whole quilt, but I took lots and lots of styled pictures…
I’m more in love with this quilt than I even realized I would be 🙂
The Lily Quilt Fat Eighth Quilt Details
- The Lily Quilt finishes at 83″ x 83″ and uses fat eighths, two different green fabrics, and background yardage.
- Get the pattern in PDF and paper here.
Thank you so much for stopping by and for taking the time to read about The Lily Quilt. Happy quilting!
Love this pattern and your beautiful fabric line. What is the quilting design you used? It’s fabulous on this quilt.
Jolynn Keel says
This quilt is just stunning!!! I love it, and may have to get the pattern and add it to my to do list!
Absolutely beautiful and such a lovely story to go with it.!
Linda Douglas says
SO BEAUTIFUL ! MUST PLACE ON MY “TO-DO” LIST! THANKS!!!
Love this quilt and the story behind it!
Brenda H. says
Beautiful quilt. A long time ago, I thought I would make a Carolina Lily quilt but never did. I may have to rethink that decision.
My goodness, that is a cute pattern. You have outdone yourself with the patterns for your new fabric line.
It is abselut beautiful, love it
So cute! Maybe quilt along will be coming in the future!
What a beautiful pattern! Just beautiful!
Renee Welton says
It’s a real show stopper! I like all of your quilts but I believe this is my favorite. I personally like pink version best. And such a sweet story too!
Karen Seitz says
Gorgeous! I love how your pink, ,green, and red version has a Christmas feel, just like the original, right?
sherri McConnell says
Yes, that’s what I was going for with that version! 🙂
Deb F. says
Gorgeous! I love that the pattern is pieced.
Pat Lucas says
The Lily quilt has such a crisp, clean look! I love that! And I absolutely love square quilts! We live in a 100 yr old house that has a ridiculous window between the living room and my wonderful front porch. Who wants that? So my hubby made 2 oak quilt hangers and I have large square quilts hanging on both sides of the window! No one knows it’s there! The lilies would be great!