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Book Review: Carolina Lily: New Quilts from an Old Favorite

Carolina Lily

Carolina Lily: New Quilts from an Old Favorite
by Baxter Lasco
AQS Publishing, $18.89

One of my favorite books of the year features the winning quilts from the New Quilts from an Old Favorite contest sponsored by The National Quilt Museum. The block for 2011 was Carolina Lily. I am always impressed by the creativity and innovation shown by individual quilters interpreting one block. I was particularly taken with the tiny fused Carolina Lily blocks — more than 750 of them — that made up the background in the first place quilt, “Only a Lily,” by Julia Graber. Each of the 18 winning and finalist quilts is shown in full color along with comments from the quiltmaker. I enjoy learning more about the quilter’s design process, where the inspiration came from, and new techniques. All the quilts definitely open your mind to the concept of the Carolina Lily block and beyond. A terrific inspirational and learning resource.

Look for the book at your favorite quilt shop or book retailer. Here’s a link to Amazon  if you would like to learn more about the book.

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