I almost decided to skip out on this week's challenge because of all the beautiful quilts I've seen on the facebook page! I was really feeling like I'd never be able to come up with anything as lovely and creative as the quilts I've seen. I decided that the point isn't coming up with a quilt that is "better" or more creative, it is taking the challenge and making it your own and interpreting the theme in your own way.
I decided it would be fun to come up with a mini quilt. I googled North Carolina Lily, Lily Quilt, Mini Lily Quilt, etc. and didn't find anything inspiring. So I opened up EQ7 and found a block called Lily Wreath that was perfect!
I was able to print up rotary cutting instructions for most of the pieces, and also printed the templates so I could cut out the center pieces.
I started out by sewing all the diamonds into pairs and added the background pieces for the corners.
Lily Wreath was made by me in my sewing room in Coos Bay on a rainy Saturday. A good way to spend my afternoon!