One of the reasons I’ve so enjoyed writing the Shenandoah Album novels has been the chance to design quilts with words. Never mind how hard they are to actually construct. I can sew my quilts with sentences, choosing colors I love and imagining the result. Early on, of course, Leisure Arts blessed me with real quilts to go with my images, in the form of the Quilt Along With Emilie Richards companion volumes. Real and imagined quilts. The best of all possible worlds.
For the past months we’ve also blessed you with the pattern to this North Carolina Lily quilt, available, thanks to Leisure Arts, in my quilt studio. But fair warning. At the end of the week, we’ll be putting up a new one and taking this one down.
So enjoy the pattern while you can. Visit and download for your own pleasure, and ask your quilter friends to do the same. Then, check back to see a new quilt to inspire you.
Now, back to our regularly scheduled blog posts!