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 quilt.
What inspired you to make the quilt? I was inspired to make the quilt from a handful of Liberty scraps that I had. I wasn’t sure what I could make with them and had a search on Instagram. I came across lots of beautiful quilts on my search but they looked too complicated for me to make. I eventually came across a sew-along being hosted by Gnome Angel and it was called 100 blocks 100 days. The challenge set by Gnome Angel was to make every block in the Tula Pink, City Sampler 100 Modern Blocks book and post them daily on Instagram. I followed the instructions in the book and was hooked on making the different quilt blocks and I loved picking out Liberty fabrics to use for each one.
I’ve noticed that you have used on of our Liberty vintage fabrics to back the quilt – what drew you to this fabric? I loved the vintage Liberty prints that you had and immediately fell in love with the blue viola print. I bought a piece and popped it in my stash, not quite sure what I was going to make with it! When I came to back my quilt I totally got the measurements wrong and remembered I had the viola print. It looked perfect next to the other Liberty print and I love the mix of vintage and modern.