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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40th Anniversary Classics Collection

Happy New Year!  I’m so excited to announce the arrival of the 40th Anniversary Classics Collection.  This collection celebrates the 40th birthday of Liberty classic prints. It’s a beautiful collection of some of the favourite classic prints in gorgeous colourways.  The Liberty fabric Classics collection started in 1979, created to champion the most well-known and iconic designs from the Liberty archive all year around.  Unlike the seasonal, trend-driven collections, the Classics are permanently available, offering a curated selection of heritage designs. This season, Liberty are celebrating the collection’s 40th anniversary by selecting the 15 most popular designs from across the past four decades, …

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These Strawberry Thief Clothes Have Stolen My Heart

These gorgeous Strawberry Thief Clothes were made by Cristina Emslie.  Cristina is one of  ‘The Lewes Sewing Bees’. This is a group of wonderful ladies from Lewes who regularly meet to sew.  I have recently been completely astounded by the quilts they have sent in for my Quilt SOS project and so I wanted to collaborate with them a little more. I am really excited to show you a summer series of beautiful things aimed at inspiring your sewing.  These have been made by our wonderful customers from my new Exclusive Liberty fabrics.  I wanted to see what other sewers …

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Liberty Irma Top

The lovely Sarah from the studio has made this lovely Liberty Irma Top.  It’s made using Liberty linen.  The pattern is New look K6163.  It’s a really simple pattern and an easy make.  This top has 3 pattern pieces and straight forward seams which are interfaced so it’s only a few hours of cutting and sewing.   The back detail of the Liberty Irma Top.  Sarah chose a pre made button from our stash at Alice Caroline.  You can use embroidery thread to finish this detail if you prefer which makes the task even quicker.   Linen is lovely to …

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New Liberty Classics

Liberty have launched some lovely New Liberty Classics so I thought, what better to do than to share! The Liberty design team have been playing around with the scales and colourways of some classic Liberty prints.  These sweet prints are small and medium florals with some William Morris influences too.  The prints feel rather like heritage prints from the past but recoloured or resized for modern use.  ‘Elysian Day‘ is from the Liberty archives and was designed in the 1920’s.  Although this new classic version is on the same scale, it has been recoloured.  I have four stunning new colours …

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New Liberty Linens

Oh my!  We have a gorgeous selection of new Liberty linens in stock.  I love showing you new fabrics and these are no exception.  These new Liberty linens have a vibrancy and beauty about them which is very exciting.   The Liberty team have chosen some of the favourite designs of the past for this new selection of linens.  The fabric base is Sycamore Linen which is even and smooth and has the perfect qualities of a linen.  This makes it perfect for creating fluid shapes with a loose feel.  It has a beautiful drape and will hang elegantly for …

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Summer Meadow Liberty Quilt

I am really excited to tell you about my new Summer Meadow Liberty Quilt.  I was commissioned by Todays’s Quilter Magazine a while ago to make this quilt which was one of the most exciting things to happen to me this year.  The quilt made it to the front cover of the magazine of Issue 25 – hurray! Here is the quilt outside my studio.  I have entered it into the competition at the Festival of Quilts so I hope to see it on display.  I love seeing the displays of quilts at the FOQ.  Seeing quilters pouring over the …

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Garden of Temptation

The Garden of Temptation New Liberty collection is here – two new Liberty collections in one week is all too much for my excitement levels.  This one is the autumn / winter 2017 collection. Some of the fabrics in the collection are dark yet close to the earth – I can imagine some lovely dresses in these interesting and highly detailed prints. Some of the Designs: Earthly Delights has strong colours of fruits and flowers. Floral Earth links carefully the story behind flower to fruit with these being interwoven with beetles and insects. Strawberry Fields – a pretty and intricate …

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Gorgeous New Liberty Classics

Oh my word – there are so many gorgeous new Liberty Classics in this new collection which is out NOW…. It’s so exciting in the studio at the moment.  These beauties arrived the day after the exclusive Alice Caroline collection which means lots of fabric eye candy to choose from at the moment! I really love the range of colours and fabrics Liberty have chosen.  Simply delicious! Another very exciting thing has happened in the Alice Caroline studio!  We are now making jelly roll packs from these new Classics.  I absolutely LOVE a jelly roll – hurrah!  These are in …

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Perfect Christmas Present

So, today I have a whole load of perfect Christmas present for you.  My Alice Caroline range of accessories gives a whole load of ideas of things to buy loved ones this Christmas. The Wiltshire Liberty range you can see above is really beautiful and is a very classic Liberty print.  Many of you Liberty lovers will recognise this as a well-known Liberty fabric which makes it a perfect choice this Christmas. I have lots of contemporary patterns in the collection too – you can see the full colours and patterns below. I have been perfecting this range over the …

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