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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Perfect English Paper Piecing

I love Perfect English Paper Piecing and have recently become quite obsessed with the technique. ¬†I’ve designed a few projects for the Sewing Quarter. ¬†Dawn from the studio decided to make her own version of the Snowflake Quilt that I designed for them. ¬†She saw it as an excellent way to use up left over fabrics. ¬†I never waste any Liberty fabric – it’s far too beautiful to throw any away. ¬†EPP is such a versatile way of using it up. I asked Dawn about her Perfect English Paper Piecing. ¬†“I’ve not done EPP before. ¬†I’ve made some granny’s flowers …

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Quilt SOS 2019 is Here

It’s finally here – Quilt SOS 2019. ¬†For those of you who don’t know anything about the project, each year we team up with the wonderful charity SOS Children’s Villages to take beautiful hand made quilts to the children of a whole village.¬† 2019 will be our fourth year of supporting SOS Children’s Villages. ¬†We have previously taken quilts to the children in Hemeius (Romania), Vilnius (Lithuania), and Krasnik (Poland) – sending a total of 197 handcrafted, unique and cosy quilts that the children treasure for years to come. ¬†This year, we will be taking quilts for all 60 children …

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Gorgeous Liberty Quilt As You Go Quilt

Anna JP has made this Gorgeous Liberty Quilt using a combination of the two latest Liberty fabric collections. ¬†It has beautiful fabrics from both the Classics 40th anniversary collection and the SS19 seasonal collection. The Quilt as you go technique is really simple. ¬†It’s a great way of getting a quilt result in quilting. ¬†The method means that you have a backing piece of fabric (right side down), place your wadding on top of that and then quilt your panels onto the front. ¬†In this case it is strips of whole width of fabric. ¬†¬† Here are some of Anna’s …

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SOS Quilts Arrive in Poland

SOS Quilts Arrive in Poland

Anna and I have just returned from Poland and are delighted to be able to share our story with you. ¬†All 66 wonderful quilts have now been delivered to a child in the Children’s SOS Village of Krasnik, south of Warsaw in Poland. ¬† Tuesday 20th November 2018 We started out from the Alice Caroline studio with 5 huge (and really heavy) bags of quilts which had been vacuum packed in order to fit them into the bag sizes we had. ¬†Getting the bags to the check in desk was quite a task. ¬†Bristol airport now charges for trolleys and …

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Liberty Radiant Stars Quilt – BOM

Liberty Radiant Stars Quilt

Liberty Radiant Stars Quilt. ¬†I am so excited to launch our Quilt BOM project for 2019. This stunning Liberty Tana Lawn Quilt is made of 30 quilt blocks which are all hand pieced using the technique English Paper Piecing (EPP).¬† EPP is a well-loved technique and is used around the globe.¬† It is a method of creating beautiful patchwork by joining different shapes of fabric together, with the paper templates helping to align each fabric piece perfectly. You do not need a sewing machine for EPP as the pieces are hand-sewn. This is not a difficult technique to grasp, and …

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100 Blocks 100 Days Liberty Quilt

One of my customers, Lisa Perry, has made this gorgeous Liberty Quilt. ¬†It was inspired by the Gnome Angel sew along and uses Tula Pink designs from her book ‘100 Modern Quilt Blocks’. ¬†I love the gorgeous mix of Liberty fabrics in this quilt. ¬†It’s so vibrant and fun. Lisa came in to the studio a few weeks ago with this beautiful Liberty Quilt. ¬†Everyone gathered round (as is traditional here) to see what Lisa had brought in. ¬†I couldn’t resist taking a few pictures and sharing her quilt story with you. ¬†I asked her a few questions about the …

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A Beautiful Quilt – using Alice Caroline Exclusives

One of my customers Tracy Aplin has made this Beautiful Quilt for the Quilt SOS project. ¬†She wanted to make a quilt using my exclusives. ¬†Yes I thought! Here it is. ¬†Gosh I really love the use of plain colours alongside the delicate tones of the exclusives. Tracy hand pieced the quilt top using a pattern by Judy Newman called Emma Mary. It comes in templates making it easy to cut with a rotary cuter and hand sew. ¬†Here’s Tracy’s work in progress. She really enjoyed making it but also says that she wants to make it again in a …

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