Alice Caroline Quilt BOMs 2021

Alice Caroline Quilt BOMs 2021 – The Flower Garden Quilt and The Chocolate Box Quilt  I am delighted to launch our two brand new Quilt Blocks of the Month made using beautiful Liberty fabric.  ‘The Flower Garden Quilt BOM’ and the ‘Chocolate Box Quilt BOM’ are now available to buy here.  Flower Garden Quilt – English Paper Pieced Inspired by my garden this year, my new Flower Garden Quilt showcases all the beauty of the English garden. My garden, through the seasons has had gorgeous, bright and happy tulips, cornflowers, salvia, cosmos, dahlias and sweet peas.  Liberty fabrics design so many beautiful …

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Mustard & Grey Liberty Quilt

One of our lovely customers June Clark has made this beautiful Mustard & Grey Liberty Quilt.  She’s given us permission to show you some of her quilting which is super exciting.  It’s all hand pieced and there are 1,600 two inch squares.  It’s so beautiful and has a vintage Liberty fabric hidden inside the piecing too.  I love the colours June has chosen – they go perfectly together.   June told us a little bit about her quilt: “I first made a log cabin quilt from fabric I had –  that took so little time that I started on this …

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Beautiful Quilts

Last week, one of our amazing customers, Bridget Thorn brought in these beautiful quilts for our Quilt SOS project.  Bridget has been a wonderful supporter of our Quilt SOS project so I thought it would be great to find out about her quilting and sewing history.     How did you start out sewing and how long have you been a quilter for?   “My mother always made our clothes and as I was the youngest of three girls, she usually ran out of time to finish mine.  So, if I wanted something new, it was better that I learnt …

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Butterflies & Buds Liberty Quilt

Veronica Greenslade from the Lewes Sewing Bees has made this stunning Butterflies & Buds Liberty Quilt using the new Alice Caroline Exclusive ‘Butterfly Garden Collection’.   This gorgeous quilt showcases the ‘Butterfly Garden’ (reminiscent of an English Garden) perfectly with appliquéd butterflies coming out of a beautiful vase of flowers.     I asked Veronica about the quilt:   We love your ‘Bud and Butterflies Quilt’ – how did you come up with the design? “Once I knew these Exclusives were called the Butterfly Garden Collection and a butterfly was going to feature on the Betsy print I knew butterflies and …

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Liberty Snowflakes Quilt

I wanted to showcase The Liberty Snowflakes Quilt that we have shown on Hochanda TV as it’s so beautiful. Kathy has made this version of the quilt after I designed it a couple of years ago.  She’s been desperate to start another EPP (English Paper Piecing) project since her first one last year and this was the perfect opportunity.  It’s called the Liberty Snowflake Quilt and, as in the case of a Snowflake, each block is different. There are 48 different Liberty fabrics in the quilt, each giving another beautiful pattern and colour. I asked Kathy about her time making …

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Paisley and Plains Liberty Quilt

Anna JP from the office has made this gorgeous Paisley and Plains Liberty Quilt.  It uses a quilt-as-you-go method of quilting which is fun and really easy.  If you are new to quilting or have never tried it before, then this is a great way to start. Here’s what Anna had to say about making the quilt. The fabrics:  “I used Liberty width of fabric x 4” for all the strips, so the finished quilt is width of fabric wide x about 200cm long. It took 25 strips in total although the plain colours I divided into narrower strips to …

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Quilt SOS Visit to The SOS Children’s Village of Islice

We’ve recently arrived back from Latvia to deliver the Quilt SOS quilts to the children of the SOS Children’s Village in Islice.  Below is our story of the trip.   We took 65 beautiful quilts, made by our lovely customers, and personally delivered them to the children. Each year we choose a village run by the international charity SOS Children’s Villages.  We then coordinate the making of enough quilts so that every child in the village receives a beautiful hand-made gift of a quilt. We are always overwhelmed by the loving generosity of our customers,  a few made multiple quilts …

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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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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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