Carolina Lily

My Carolina Lily quilt came home to me today. Pieced several years ago by Mom, I kept waiting until my quilting was *good* enough — this top has a LOT of white space and filling white space just isn’t one of my strengths!

Deb agreed to quilt it for me and as usual did a beautiful job. Sorry for not having a better photo but both photos should enlarge if you click on them.


Keith kept saying WOW when I opened the box…first just looking at the overall quilt, pattern, and colors and then looking at the quilting. I finally had to tell him to shut up or he’d hurt my feelings 🙂

Thanks Mom and Deb, I’ll treasure it always!


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33 thoughts on “Carolina Lily

  1. OMG … that is one GORGEOUS quilt. I can imagine that it’s one you’ll treasure always. I have always, always, always loved that pattern. Sometimes we forget how beautiful “simplicity” can truly be.

    Flatlander (Linda)

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  2. I agree, the quilt is extremely beautiful. Have never seen the Lily in such a gorgeous color–usually they are lighter shades. This quilt a WOW, WOW, WOW!! A treasure for sure.

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  3. Mary, no doubt you are a very talented quilter, but I just have to echo what Keith said. Wow. The color, design, piecing and quilting is all very stunning.

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  4. Hi Mary,
    Of course it is stunning, but why oh why didnt you quilt it yourself. A real family Quilt it would have been.
    And what pray is wrong with your quilting? Looks great to me. Sending a slap to your hubby for making you feel down.
    I think your quilting would hold up Mary. Stop putting yourself down girl. lol Jan

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  5. Glad you liked it when you finally got to see it in person. Mom did a great job on the piecing and applique.

    And you can throw it in the washer/dryer to get the packing wrinkles out….I already washed it once, so I know the reds don’t bleed… whew!

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  6. Mary, it’s beautiful. That is a gift of love from Mom and Deb. Your entire family is very talented, each has their own way of showing it.

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  7. What a treasure for sure… that it was made by two people you love so much and share the love of quilting with 🙂

    and funny about Keith’s WOW’s… I’d be happy with just 1 wow from my husband over anything I’ve shown him… I’m lucky if I get a “that’s neat” :/

    Happy Weekend and Love from Texas! ~bonnie

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  8. Mary, I had seen the quilt on Deb’s blog, so I looked for it at MQS, and yes, it is breathtakingly beautiful. Lucky you!!

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  9. What a wonderful quilt. I’m sure you will treasure it always, but from what I’ve seen on your blog I think you could definitely have quilted it just as beautifully yourself.

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  10. Wow — I want to quilt like Deb when I grow up. (Do you think I’ll still be trying to quilt on the longarm when I’m 80?!)
    What a beautiful quilt – your mother did a wonderful job, too!

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  11. “Marsha! Marsha! Marsha!” Or “Deb! Deb! Deb!” as the case may be… (All of us with sister's have been there!)

    it is a lovely job, you are lucky to have a piece that you mom & sister made for you!

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