Liberty Quilts are arriving! Everyone in the studio gets really excited when a quilt sized parcel arrives. We eagerly sign for the precious cargo and then carefully (trying really hard not to tear anything on the way in) unwrap the quilt. For those of you who don’t know, the lovely Alice Caroline customers have been busily making quilts for our Quilt SOS project.
This beautiful light and dark blue squares quilt was made by Kay Edwards using the Pennsylvanian (or Irish chain) block. It’s beautifully crafted and so accurately sewn. The dark blue gives a strong frame to the lighter shades in between.
A stack of the beautiful Liberty Quilts we have received so far. I can’t wait to take them to the Festival of Quilts in August.
This multi coloured pin wheel quilt was made by Margaret Large. The bright and playful colours are perfect for a quilt for a child. It’s really clever that this quilt would be perfect for both a boy or girl.
This Fractured Blocks in a radiating pattern quilt was adapted from Kathy Doughty’s “Fractured” design by Stephanie Cunnington. It’s a lovely modern quilt design and again, perfect for either a boy or girl.
A close view of the fractured design detail.
This Constellation or Trailing Star Quilt was made by Yolanda White. I love the use of different Liberty blues. It reminded me of a quilt I have just designed for Today’s Quilter. This uses whites and many Liberty blues. It will be in the August edition of the magazine.
This gorgeous houses quilt with the special message below is completely stunning. It’s made by Valerie McKeown. I love quilts with messages as we know that these are ready eagerly by the children.
This lovely Russian dolls quilt was made by Nan de Laubadere in the USA. I love the dolls sitting on the Liberty fabric. The Liberty fabric frames the dolls really well.
Thank you to all of the wonderful and kind hearted quilters who have made these gorgeous Liberty Quilts for the project so far. Each of these quilts will be cherished by their new owner when we take them to Krasnik in Poland later on in the year. We are expecting more in the next few days as we get ready to display some of them at The Festival of Quilts this August. If you would like to visit the Festival of Quilts, then we have a special offer for Alice Caroline customers. Visit their website and place the code SOS18 when buying your tickets to get a discount of £2.50 off adult tickets and £1.00 off concession tickets.
If you are visiting the Festival of Quilts, do come and visit us. Make time to look at the lovely quilts made for this project too.
Post note – just because your quilt doesn’t appear here, it doesn’t mean that we don’t love it! It means that we haven’t had a chance to photograph it yet!