Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Garden Bouquet Quilt: Month 19- The Lemon Lily

The tiger lily had proved such a favorite that Nancy declared she would design another lily for the flowers in the garden bouquet quilt. This time she chose the lemon lily, that pale yellow flower which is so fragrant and so enticing on a hot mid-summer’s night. This time she has designed the lily with its petals open to the breezes.

There are three parts to the flower, two leaves and a stem. The stem is made preferably from bias tape in the same shade of green as is used for the leaves.

The bias tape is safe to use since it is made from color fast material. It is easy to manipulate since it is cut on the bias. Then, too, since the edges are turned in ready for use it is more expeditiously put on.

The upper triangle of white which has been seamed onto the lower triangle of the pieced urn is ready for the lily and the two appliquéd birds.

The patterns for the urn and for birds were given early in the quilt series. If you do not have those or any of the back flower patterns send to your newspaper for them. A small notice is printed each week telling you how you may obtain the back copies.

Most quilt club members keep their patterns in the Nancy Page quilt scrap book. This is made from a pattern designed by Nancy and may be procured from your paper also.

The group held a discussion as to the advisability of using plain or figured material for the lily. Nancy voted in favor of plain. She wanted a pale yellow for the open part of the flower and a darker shade for the lower part.

She said that this flower always was a solid color which was one of the features which distinguished it from the cousin, the tiger lily.

By this time you are surely used to the best procedure for making the design. First, cut the picture along with its accompanying illustrations from the paper. Second, trace the flower, leaves and stem lightly on the white triangle. Third, trace the design onto lightweight cardboard. Cut out the various parts.

You will note the dotted lines going through some of the petals. These indicate the overlapping of material. It is best to allow as much cut too close to finished shape it is apt to pull out of position.

In cutting the cloth be sure to allow one-quarter inch for turning as is shown, for if the pattern is under on all sides. The raw edges are turned under, basted and pressed in place.

Then the pieces are pinned on the white triangle as indicated by the faint tracery. By using a slanting, invisible hemming stitch the [pieces are appliquéd in place.]

I haven’t been able to work on my block so I don’t have anything to show off. I will update this when I do get the chance!

Do you have any Garden Bouquet Quilt blocks to show off? Leave a link to your blog post about it in the comment section or email me a photo at heathers_custom_sewing{at} so I can share with everyone!

I hope you are enjoying this series!

Quick Links to:

Month 1: Beginning Instructions, Urn, and Basket Instructions
Month 2, Part 1: The Tulip
Month 2, Part 2: The Saucy Bird
Month 2, Part 3: The Meek Bird
Month 3: The Cactus
Month 4: Lily of the Valley
Month 5: The Wild Rose
Month 6: The Trillium
Month 7: Canterbury Bells
Month 8: Nasturtium
Month 9: The Pansy
Month 10: The Tiger Lily
Month 11: The Primrose
Month 12: The Zinnia
Month 13: The Daffodil
Month 14: The Phlox
Month 15: The Poppy
Month 16: The Rose
Month 17: Balloon Flower
Month 18: Forget-Me-Not
Hand Appliqué
Machine Appliqué
Alternate Method of Appliqué Tutorial
Biased Binding Tutorial

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