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Liberty at last

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Since, well, since forever, I’ve had making a Liberty quilt on the top of my quilts I want to make list. I’ve been collecting Tana lawn for decades with this in mind, but somehow it’s never quite happened. I just never could quite make up my mind about what I wanted to do…

That’s all changed…I’ve jumped in at the deep end and the Liberty quilt has finally been started and is coming along nicely.

I’m keeping it simple. Liberty is of course all about showcasing the divine, scrumptious fabric. So I’m turning 6 inch squares into half square triangles with one darker and one lighter side and this is what I’m making.


Along the way I am discovering that all the years of squirreling away means that I can make a multitude of Liberty quilts….where did all that fabric come from? (The fairies must have brought it!)


10 Responses to “Liberty at last”

  1. jan - isisjem Says:

    I have a small but precious stash of Liberty that I hope to one day turn into a quilt…when I too can decide on the perfect pattern.

  2. CarlaHR Says:

    How lovely Helen, I have always had a weak spot for Liberty fabrics. I spent many a lunch hour in the Liberty store dreaming about the lovely things I would buy if only I could afford them – I was in my early 20s and not earning much working in an art gallery. Before returning to Canada I did buy a few items including a lovely scarf I still treasure after all these years.
    Enjoy your Liberty.

  3. Katy Says:

    Ooh, that’s going to be gorgeous! I’ll never feel ashamed of my 2 1/2 year old Tula stash again now though lol

  4. Leanne Says:

    Great idea. I too need to use some of my liberty fabrics in actual sewing.

  5. Thimbleanna Says:

    Oh how fun! Your Liberty is just beautiful — I’m looking forward to watching your quilt in progress!

  6. Elisabeth Says:

    It’s beautiful, Helen! One day I will make a Liberty quilt too. However, I need to talk to the fairies as I’m fairly sure I haven’t got enough yet 🙂
    It’s lovely to see you back at the sewing machine. Let me know if you would like to meet up again.

  7. Julie Says:

    I love the illusions the dark against the lighter pieces make. So gorgeous, Helen. But I’ve yet to see one creation of yours that isn’t! Hugs to you today from across the Pond….. xoxo

  8. Dianne neale Says:

    Glad to see you are back in the sewing mode.

  9. Diane stanley Says:

    This will be a beauty.

  10. Indianna Says:

    Looks beautiful and a great way to show off those precious Liberty prints.