We are expecting high temps today and it seems like the perfect time to feature water lily quilts. Most of us are fascinated by these lovely flowers that float on the surface of a pool and look so ethereal. I've been fascinated with them since I was a child. My great-grandfather had a goldfish pond he built in his yard and I remember laying in the grass looking into the deep well at the flowers and goldfish.
The Victorians had lots of redwork patterns that depicted water lilies and used them not only in their quilts but on things like their splashers.
20th century kit quilts featured the flowers regularly. I only own one and that is the Mountain Mist pattern. I loved that it featured cattails along with the flowers:
But there are plenty more of these quilts! Here's a few I found on online auctions, etc. for you to enjoy:
My favorite is the green one above. I just love the bold background and the feeling of a cool mountain morning that it conveys to me.
Today will be a good day to stay in near the a/c and relax. There will be time to garden another day and we don't want anyone getting sunburnt! Speaking of gardens, what is happening in yours? At this point, I appear to be growing rabbits more than anything else! 😂
To share what's happening in your garden, email photos to email@example.com.
Have a safe and happy day and stay cool!