Louise has made this stunning Liberty Waterfall Quilt using our jelly rolls in Mitsi / Mitsi Valeria and Plain Tana Lawn®. I love her use of colour in this and it’s a great example of using jelly rolls in a creative way.
Louise tells us about her sewing make: “One of the things I do at Alice Caroline is make jelly rolls. They are always in high demand, so I wanted to explore making something with them to see what all the fuss is about, aside from them looking so good just as they are!”
“The design came about as an experiment, as I wanted to make something a little different to a standard strip quilt, although jelly rolls lend themselves to this so readily. I made up panels of rainbow strips then laid them out until I found a way to make the prints and plains work to their best advantage, before committing to cutting them down to size. By placing the strips of plain ivory quilting cotton between the colourful fabrics it lead me to the final design which reminded me of sunlit water cascading down steps. When I quilted it, I used the simple wave machine stitches only on the ivory sections, as I didn’t want to detract attention away from the strips of vibrant colours.”
“I love that the Liberty plain Tana lawn fabrics complement the prints so beautifully, so chose to combine a plain jelly roll with one of the new Mitsi/Valeria jelly rolls. You could combine the plains with any of the other jelly roll designs though as the colours go together so well. I might use this quilt as a wall hanging – someone pointed out that the design also looks a little like library books on shelves so a wall could be the perfect place to display it.”
Such a gorgeous quilt and such sunny summery colours. Thank you Louise for sharing your project with us.