Waterlily

Hortus Conclusus - The History and Symbolic Meaning of Enclosed “Secret” Gardens

Garden Gate

The name Hortus Conclusus, romantic title of our Hortus Conclusus Medaillon Quilt, is a Latin term an literally means “enclosed garden,” carefully laid out hidden sanctuaries which were often enclosed by fences, walls or impenetrable hedges protecting the privacy of their (noble) owners from the public or stray animals....

Author: 
Anke B. Calzada

Bonus: Waterlily 2

Waterlily 2

This quilt motif was designed to fill the large triangles of the Lady of the Lake block when the block is used in a single block setting. This is the case in the bonus cushion project, but Waterlily 2 would also complement the block if integrated in a block sampler. Of course, you can also use this motif for any other triangle unit.... (12 March 2011)

Bonus: Lady of the Lake Cushion

Bonus: Lady of the Lake Cushion

At Quilt around the World, all patterns are explained in a lot of detail and include pictures for every important step. This means that for quilts that come to us already in a finished or semi-finished state, we re-sew all parts as necessary.

This was the case for the Lady of the Lake quilt. The top was almost finished when we bought it. The Lady of the Lake block is not very difficult to make, but still has some interesting details that needed to be documented properly. So we made a sample block to make the “photo shooting” and verify the appropriate measurements... (11 March 2011)

Waterlily

Waterlily

It seemed appropriate to choose a water plant as quilt motif for the Lady of the Lake quilt...

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