Anna from the office has made this Beautiful Liberty Baby Quilt for her new nephew. It uses the tricky looking, but really easy, technique of half square triangles to make the pinwheels which is then repeated across the whole quilt. I asked Anna about the project.
“I’ve become even more addicted to sewing over the year of uncertainty here in the UK. One of the things I love to make are baby quilts for new family arrivals. We are expecting a new baby boy into the family at the beginning of May and so I’ve made this quilt using one of my favourite fabrics from the SS21 collection ‘Hullabaloo‘. I’ve used the colour way A with a white background but there are two other gorgeous colours of this fabric too. Hullabaloo is such a fun fabric. It celebrates the iconic British Sports Day with a jovial gathering of animals practicing their chosen sports before the competition begins. There are hedgehogs, rabbits, foxes, ducks and dormice but I think my favourite character is the adorable badger. There is so much detail in this perfect print and the lovely detail is great for a quilt for a baby to keep as an heirloom for ever.”
“I’ve used the really simple technique of making half square triangles (HST) to build up the blocks of the central part of the quilt making pinwheel blocks. These blocks are then simply bordered with a plain blue border and a ‘Hullabaloo’ border, followed by plain binding. I’ve used Plain Tana Lawn ‘Sky G‘ as the plain fabric to go with the Hullabaloo print. I love the colour of the plain and it really showcases the detailed print well.”
“I like a hand finished binding to my quilts so I machine sewed the binding to the front of the quilt first followed by hand stitching at the back. I love a bit of hand sewing – I find it so therapeutic.”
“I’m really pleased with the quilt. I live simplicity in projects and so this is the perfect one for me. I was inspired by one of the Quilt SOS quilts that came in a couple of years ago. It had such lovely primary colours in it and the pinwheel design really stood out. The combination of plain and patterned Tana Lawn in this design work so well together. I’m planning on writing a pattern for this quilt really soon – fingers crossed!”
I hope that this has inspired you to make something new today.