Mustard & Grey Liberty Quilt

One of our lovely customers June Clark has made this beautiful Mustard & Grey Liberty Quilt.  She’s given us permission to show you some of her quilting which is super exciting.  It’s all hand pieced and there are 1,600 two inch squares.  It’s so beautiful and has a vintage Liberty fabric hidden inside the piecing too.  I love the colours June has chosen – they go perfectly together.   June told us a little bit about her quilt: “I first made a log cabin quilt from fabric I had –  that took so little time that I started on this …

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Quilted Liberty Jacket

Gill Nicholls from the Lewes Sewing Bees has made this stunning Quilted Liberty Jacket.  She’s used Anna’s Garden Teal from my exclusive ‘Butterfly Garden’ collection and has lined it with Plain Light Pink Tana Lawn.  I thoroughly enjoyed modelling this beautiful jacket and quite fancy making one myself!  I asked Gill about the project.     Why did you choose the fabric? “I chose Anna’s garden fabric because it was a stunning large print with gorgeous colours. A quilted jacket seemed a good choice although the fabric would look amazing as many different garments.”     Which pattern did you …

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Liberty Wiltshire Blouse

Cristina Emslie from the Lewes Sewing Bees has made this beautiful Liberty Wiltshire Blouse using one of our Alice Caroline Exclusive colourways.  It’s called Wiltshire Blueberry and looks really pretty in this top.  I asked Cristine about the make.     Why did you choose the fabric? “When I first saw the exclusives, the one that caught my attention was the one Gill used for her jacket (Anna’s Garden Teal – project coming up next week) and I wanted to make a pair of pjs with it. I was a bit slow at showing my preference and when we were …

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Beautiful Quilts

Last week, one of our amazing customers, Bridget Thorn brought in these beautiful quilts for our Quilt SOS project.  Bridget has been a wonderful supporter of our Quilt SOS project so I thought it would be great to find out about her quilting and sewing history.     How did you start out sewing and how long have you been a quilter for?   “My mother always made our clothes and as I was the youngest of three girls, she usually ran out of time to finish mine.  So, if I wanted something new, it was better that I learnt …

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Gorgeous Liberty Nightdress

Susanna Burton from the Lewes Sewing Bees has made this Gorgeous Liberty Nightdress.  It uses the Felicite Lilac from my new Exclusive ‘Butterfly Garden’ collection.  The finished result is simply beautiful and will be a delight to wear.  I think I would swan around in it all day too if I could!  Thank you so much Susanna for sharing your beautiful project with us.   I asked Susanna about her gorgeous make.   We love your nightdress – which pattern did you choose and why? “Butterick B5792 as I thought the ruffle neckline was very pretty and would add interest.” …

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Beautiful Liberty Table Runner

I’m showcasing another one of the Lewes sewing Bees projects this week – this beautiful Liberty Table Runner has been made by Anne Commin (you can see her on @anagrananne on Instagram).  She’s used a selection of fabrics from the ‘Butterfly Garden’ exclusive collection.   I absolutely love the use of Anna’s Garden Teal – a hint in the binding and leaves on the table runner front, then beautifully backed in it too.  The softer colours of Felicite, Danjo, Mini Edenham, Strawberry Thief and two Wiltshire colour ways from the collection are perfect for the apples.      Anne tells …

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Butterflies & Buds Liberty Quilt

Veronica Greenslade from the Lewes Sewing Bees has made this stunning Butterflies & Buds Liberty Quilt using the new Alice Caroline Exclusive ‘Butterfly Garden Collection’.   This gorgeous quilt showcases the ‘Butterfly Garden’ (reminiscent of an English Garden) perfectly with appliquéd butterflies coming out of a beautiful vase of flowers.     I asked Veronica about the quilt:   We love your ‘Bud and Butterflies Quilt’ – how did you come up with the design? “Once I knew these Exclusives were called the Butterfly Garden Collection and a butterfly was going to feature on the Betsy print I knew butterflies and …

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Liberty Patchwork Dress

Laura has made this completely gorgeous patchwork dress using the new ‘Exclusive Butterfly Garden Collection‘.  Having been involved in the design process of this fabric collection, she couldn’t decide which fabric to make a dress out of so used lots of them.     These are Laura’s wise words about the sewing project:   “To anyone who has thought about sewing a patchwork outfit but then shied away from doing so, I would say to go for it! It is not at all as hard or tiresome as you may think and you will love it to bits, I am …

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Beautiful Liberty Pyjamas

Sue Shoesmith from the Lewes Sewing Bees has made these beautiful Liberty Pyjamas.  She’s used the new Felicite Teal from my new ‘Butterfly Garden Exclusive’ collection and it’s a great choice.  The finished PJ’s are simply beautiful and it’s going to be really hard to send them back to Sue now that I’ve seen them! It’s such a special thing having a gorgeous set of pyjamas – we do spend a lot of time sleeping after all.     Before the summer holidays, I asked the lovely Lewes Sewing Bees if they wanted to use my new Butterfly Garden Exclusives …

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Liberty Snowflakes Quilt

I wanted to showcase The Liberty Snowflakes Quilt that we have shown on Hochanda TV as it’s so beautiful. Kathy has made this version of the quilt after I designed it a couple of years ago.  She’s been desperate to start another EPP (English Paper Piecing) project since her first one last year and this was the perfect opportunity.  It’s called the Liberty Snowflake Quilt and, as in the case of a Snowflake, each block is different. There are 48 different Liberty fabrics in the quilt, each giving another beautiful pattern and colour. I asked Kathy about her time making …

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