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Quilt Designer: Lila Scott
From American Patchwork & Quilting December 1994
Lila originally named this quilt You Can’t See the Forest for the Trees. Its genesis was in her desire to use triangles, something she’d never done before. She also wanted to create something for Christmas. “I didn’t have a ruler large enough for the biggest triangles and so made a template to cut them out,” Lila remembers. “Although the big triangles are all green, and the medium-sized triangles are mostly green, the small ones are a wide variety of fabrics and colors—really they’re those ugly “first-bought” fabrics that I wanted to use up. But they really work.” The red inner border makes the subtle greens and tans pop, and gives it that holiday feel. The diagonal handquilting created diamonds, whose shape echoes the points of the triangles. This quilt hangs in Lila’s back staircase until December, when it graces her living room for the holidays.
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