Thursday, September 13, 2012

Lady of the Lake

I made this quilt several years ago, and it remains one of my favorites.

The inspiration came from reading "The Mists of Avalon" by Marion Zimmer Bradley. In Arthurian legend, the Lady of the Lake is the ruler of the magical island of Avalon.

I think I already had the background fabric, which looks like pebbles seen through blue water. The other fabrics are nature-inspired prints — stars, trees, clouds and sky, a couple of florals.

When I laid out the blocks, I inverted every other one, so the light and dark triangles in adjacent blocks would touch, rather than light against dark. I liked the way it reminded me of sunlight reflecting off ripples of water.

For the large corner triangles, I created an original feather design (feathers have always been my favorite quilting motif) which I hand quilted.

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