Beautiful Quilt SOS Quilt

We’ve received the first beautiful Quilt SOS Quilt into the studio for our 2020 project.  It’s a completely stunning quilt which has so much detail within it.  It’s a quilt that is full of fun and interest and therefore perfect for a child.  It has been made by Kathryn Ross and was inspired by her daughters bedroom floor and by Arbury Hall.  The Quilt SOS project is now in its 5th year – later on this year we are taking the quilts to London to be given to the children and their mothers currently seeking refuge in the safe houses …

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Paisley and Plains Liberty Quilt

Anna JP from the office has made this gorgeous Paisley and Plains Liberty Quilt.  It uses a quilt-as-you-go method of quilting which is fun and really easy.  If you are new to quilting or have never tried it before, then this is a great way to start. Here’s what Anna had to say about making the quilt. The fabrics:  “I used Liberty width of fabric x 4” for all the strips, so the finished quilt is width of fabric wide x about 200cm long. It took 25 strips in total although the plain colours I divided into narrower strips to …

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Quilt SOS 2020 – It’s Finally Here!

I’m really excited to be able to let you know that we have finally chosen a great charity with which to work for our Quilt SOS 2020 project. Now in its fifth year, the Quilt SOS project will aim to donate almost 70 beautiful, and lovingly made quilts to women and children who need them most.  We are excited to be able to launch the project at a difficult time for everyone globally, and hope that sewing for a charitable cause can lift the spirits of people isolated at home.  This year the project sees a change in the charity …

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Radiant Stars Liberty Quilt

It’s finally finished – Anna has finished making the Radiant Stars Liberty Quilt this week.  After 15 months of very happy, slow sewing the quilt can be shown in all of its glory. I asked Anna a bit about making this gorgeous quilt.  Here’s what she had to say.  “I’ve throughly enjoyed making this quilt.  Each month we spent a very happy hour choosing the fabrics from new collections, our Alice Caroline Exclusives and Liberty Classics.  Then I would eagerly take the fabric home and get stitching. Each block would take around 2 hours to sew together but I would …

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Liberty Quilt – Jewel Palace BOM Progress

Lara from the studio is making the Liberty Quilt Jewel Palace Quilt BOM as a little bit of sewing fun.  Each month, she’s sewing the blocks together so that we can show you the beautiful quilt as it unfolds. It’s a month by month English Paper Piecing project that will grow into a beautiful Liberty quilt. I asked Lara if she was enjoying the sew along.  This is what she had to say. “I’m thoroughly enjoying the project and am finding it really therapeutic.  Once my children have gone to bed, out comes my sewing box.  I sit and sew …

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Quilt SOS Visit to The SOS Children’s Village of Islice

We’ve recently arrived back from Latvia to deliver the Quilt SOS quilts to the children of the SOS Children’s Village in Islice.  Below is our story of the trip.   We took 65 beautiful quilts, made by our lovely customers, and personally delivered them to the children. Each year we choose a village run by the international charity SOS Children’s Villages.  We then coordinate the making of enough quilts so that every child in the village receives a beautiful hand-made gift of a quilt. We are always overwhelmed by the loving generosity of our customers,  a few made multiple quilts …

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Jewel Palace Quilt BOM – Available Now!

I am more than a little bit excited to be launching my two Quilt BOM’s today.  After months of planning, my brand new Quilt BOM is called ‘Jewel Palace Quilt’ and is a beautiful mixture of EPP alongside appliqué to create a gorgeous Liberty Tana Lawn quilt. I am also re-launching the Radiant Stars Quilt BOM today after it’s huge success in 2019.  This is open for a limited time so make sure you sign up soon   Are you new to the concept of a Quilt BOM? The Jewel Palace Quilt BOM is a sewing subscription where you sign up …

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Charity Liberty Quilts Made by The Dulwich Quilters

When I took a phone call from Jenny Strong earlier on this year asking if her quilting group ‘The Dulwich Quilters’ could make Charity Liberty Quilts for the Alice Caroline Quilt SOS project, I was delighted.  Jenny mentioned that one of the quilters in her group had sadly passed away last year and left a large Liberty fabric stash for them to use for charitable causes.  Sheila Conway’s fabric stash has been put to a fantastic use in these 7 stunning quilts which will be personally hand delivered to the children in Latvia later on this year. A couple of …

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Log Cabin Quilt in Liberty

Veronica Greenslade from the Lewes Sewing Bees has made this completely gorgeous Log Cabin Quilt in Liberty.  Last year I asked the Lewes Sewing Bees if they would make some summer blog projects and they didn’t disappoint.  So, I thought I’d ask them again. This is the first of the beautiful things that the Bees have made.   Veronica talks about her quilt here. Why did you choose the fabrics? “I chose the pinks and greens because I thought they would make a fresh yet warm summer quilt to use in the garden, thrown over a bench or as a …

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Top Tips For English Paper Piecing

I’ve put together some Top Tips For English Paper Piecing.  I’ve become obsessed with English Paper Piecing recently. It’s known as ‘EPP’ in the business and is such a lovely way to sew. For those of you who know nothing about EPP, then it is the art of cutting beautiful fabric into a wide variety of different shapes, wrapping them in paper and then sewing them back together again in many different designs.  Don’t worry about the paper, as once you have sewn around all of the sides of the fabric piece, you remove the papers and can use these …

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