Yellow and Grey Lady of the Lake Quilt Completed!

I just completed my yellow and grey Lady of the Lake quilt! It measures 72″ x 96″ and fits a twin sized bed. I was originally inspired by Rita, of Red Pepper Quilts. She created this beautiful Lady of the Lake quilt which was my introduction to the traditional block. I decided that I wanted to make my quilt all yellow and grey and began collecting the fabrics late this summer. I really enjoy selecting fabrics and chose at least a couple dozen prints for this quilt along with Kona White, Kona Ash and Amy Butler’s Slate for solids. I also wanted to incorporate my silkscreened quilting process panel in a way that added to the design of the quilt without being distracting but I also didn’t want to hide it on the back (see lower right of the quilt).

I started work on the quilt at the beginning of this year and completed it last night, Feb. 5th. After quite a bit of deliberation, I decided to quilt diagonal lines using a soft grey thread. The backing is a solid Kona Ash and the binding is a mini white and grey Designer Houndstooth by Free Spirit.

I found taking pictures of a bed size quilt very difficult, especially with all the snow. I had two helpers wearing snow shoes attempting to help me. It was awfully hard to get the quilt up high enough so this was the best we could do!

My silkscreen panel is difficult to read in these photos but I call it my quilting process panel and it reads “DREAM, CUT, PIECE, BASTE, QUILT, BIND, CRINKLE, LOVE.” It is very satisfying to work through that process and arrive at the LOVE stage. Of course, it’s hard not to see little flaws but I will learn from those for the next time.

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  1. Love it – it’s gorgeous. And your label is brilliant. Congrats on a stunner!

  2. Lovely! I think the binding fabric is perfect too!

  3. Beautiful quilt! Love the addition of your own quilting process panel.

  4. Amy, I love this quilt so much. It’s really fantastic. So imagine my dismay to see it entered in the Love Nest contest when I went to Mr Linky to enter my quilt. Oh dear! Serious competition from the gray and yellow quilt. Since I won’t be voting for your quilt, I just wanted to make sure you know how much I really do love it. I will be thrilled if I can make it to the finals with you! Good luck.

  5. woo-hoo Great job!!!

  6. What a beautiful quilt! I love the diagonal quilted lines.

  7. Your quilt is great. I love the colors and have been thinking about doing a tote bag with those colors. They look amazing.

  8. I have enjoyed following the progress of this quilt. It is stunning. (And you know I’m a huge fan of your panels!!)

  9. Fantastic! I love that houndstooth binding…we have it at the shop and I want to buy ALL the colors!:)

  10. THis turned out great, Amy! Enjoy it!

  11. It’s wonderful!!! And the construction looks absolutely perfect– I’m sure you’re the only one who will notice any small mistakes.

  12. This is really gorgeous and I think I like it better than the one you showed…somehow it is more modern and fresher.

  13. What mistakes!?!? It is absolutely gorgeous!

  14. Way to go Amy!! That is a big quilt to complete in just over a month on your domestic machine….and it is really beautiful!! so, who’s single bed is it going on?

  15. Can’t believe you’re done! You’re a machine, aren’t you? Gosh, and what a finish. It’s a stunning quilt Amy! I love everything about it. I love the colours, the quilting, your special Amy-touch! I wish you the best of luck in the contest. Not that you need it! AT ALL.

  16. It’s beautiful!!!

  17. Love the color combo, love all those HSTs, love the quilt! I’m impressed that you made such a large quilt too! All that weight definitely makes for a challenging project!

  18. congrats on finishing it up! you work so quickly. your lady of the lake is quite a looker. i checked out the other quilts in the contest, and while there are some really pretty ones, none hold a candle to your beautiful quilt. i’d totally vote for you.

  19. That is so totally awesome!

  20. A great modern version of a traditional quilt. I love all the yellow.

  21. love it!two of my favorite colors 🙂

  22. Amy, it’s beautiful! Just gorgeous.

  23. Holy Cow, that’s a beauty! I’m gonna nickname you the “speedster”. You accomplish so much with your time and talent. Your quilt is a treasure, and I absolutely adore the colors and the quilting. Brilliant achievement!

  24. Wow – great work! Love your motto too. What a good feeling. Cherry yellow is so wonderful!

    Thanks for entering your quilt in the Love Nest Quilt Contest and best of luck!

    AnneMarie @ Gen X Quilters

  25. Absolutely amazing. Beautiful work my dear!

  26. It’s a gorgeous quilt. Love it!!!

  27. Hooray! It’s gorgeous!

  28. Your quilt is so beautiful! I love how you have made a very modern version of the Lady of the Lake. The colors are lovely. Very inspired….
    ; )

  29. WOW! Saw this featured over on Modern Day Quilts and just had to stop over to tell you that it is absolutely STUNNING!

  30. I am so glad I didn’t miss seeing this….GORGEOUS!! It is definitely giving your Cathedral Windows quilt a run in the AMAZING things Amy does race!! WOW!! I am torn as to which I like better so I will just answer d) all of the above!! 🙂 Which is your fave? Silly question, I know…like picking a favorite child!! HA! I love that it is SO HUGE!! Impressive girl, great job on completing it so quickly!! xo

  31. Thank you for letting us feature this on

  32. this is absolutely beautiful!

  33. Beautiful! You did an amazing job. WOW!!!

  34. congratulations for making top 6. Good luck tomorrow

  35. Wow! It’s very inspiring. I might try one myself!

  36. Incredibly beautiful- the colours together are outstanding as well

  37. I love this quilt!

  38. Anonymous says:

    Where can we find the cutting instructions for this quilt. Absolutely beautiful and I am not even a fan of yellow!

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