Friday, May 1, 2015

Fabric Questions and Answers

I've received several requests for the fabric detail for Coastal Lily.  I didn't use one family of fabric, or even one manufacturer,  and I can't even identify some of the fabric but hopefully here's enough information to help.

The top and bottom border fabric is Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie and Camille.

That fabric was pretty much my inspiration for the entire quilt.

The stems and leaves are scrappy grays.  The flying geese are a mixture of navy blues and grays.

Here are the Happy Go Lucky blues I used for the flying geese.

Here are the other navy fabrics I used.

The first three and 5th are by Tsuru by Cloud 9 fabrics.  The 4th is Avalon by Fig Tree for Moda, the dot is Sarah Jane for Michael Miller.  

There are 36 lilies in the pattern, I used a different print for each lily.

These prints are by Bonnie and Camille for Moda.

They are all Happy Go Lucky except one Vintage Modern piece.

I also used quit a few pieces from V & Co, Simply Color, for Moda.

I used the greens and oranges in different prints.

And I used these prints from Honey Honey by Kate Spain.

That's all the families I used, the rest are just random pieces.

like these,

which is how I got to here.

The grays I used were just an assortment of lights and darks.

Happy Go Lucky is hard to find these days, I pieced this quilt in 2013.  But Miss Kate has the same colors as Happy Go Lucky and is still available, I think it would be a nice substitute.

I hope this helps.  I sure would like to see your Coastal Lily, send me a pic!

And don't forget, the pattern is by Minick & Simpson and available here.

Happy May Day!!


  1. You have done a wonderful job. I love it all

  2. I'm so glad you posted about your fabric selections. You, Carrie and Lissa all excel at mixing lines. I struggle with that. Again, this is one of my favorite quilts ever!

  3. I think the best quilts are made with all different lines of fabrics...and sometimes the oldest pieces make the most impact. Wonderful job, Thelma and congrats on your big win! :)

  4. Such an amazing quilt! You really have an eye for color, textured design!

  5. Just love this quilt as you know and probably saw by the picture of mine that I sent a while back. Your quilt is amazing and just love it.!!!

  6. Absolutely beautiful quilt Thelma x


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