Author: Denise Shearer

The Lily Block Challenge: Some Suggestions

Some little birdies have told us that this is proving to be difficult. Others perhaps haven’t worked out that it is a bit of a challenge because they haven’t started as there are still three or four weeks to our Biggest Morning Tea meetings.

Just in case you are a little bit stumped here are some ideas:

  • An uneven Dresden Plate to represent a water lily
  • A side view of a water lily, with free form petals
  • Some lily of the valley stems, with some decorative stitches to make the flowers
  • Make three bear paw block (6 inches) and use the last one to create the stem
  • Google ‘Wood lily’, Maggie Malone’s block is a 9 patch divided in half and makes for some easy drafting but tricky piecing.

Remember the colours are green and cream and one other. The block is 12 inches finished or 12 and a half inches including seam allowance

All this effort will be worth it as you may take home the Viewer’s Choice award or one of the Participation prizes. And of course, ultimately our blocks will help Essendon Quilters raise funds for the Cancer Council.

Help and Information

If you would like to help others try a new technique or assist with making up the quilt, there will be a Volunteer register at the Front Desk. If you would like help or information please speak to Denise, members of the Committee or email to and we will do our best to assist.


Carolina Lily: