a little liberty patchwork quilt

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I had a chance to take a peek at an electronic copy of Alexia Abegg’s upcoming book, Liberty Love, and wow, is it beautiful! If you love Liberty, you’ll love flipping through this book, as its pages are filled with gorgeous Liberty prints. It’s even better if you love Liberty and love to sew, as Alexia has provided lots of great projects – from smaller household projects, to gorgeous quilt patterns and even a few clothing patterns. And of course, while they look wonderful in Liberty, they’d be equally as nice made up in your choice of fabrics.

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I was immediately sold on this patchwork baby quilt, made up of 16 patch blocks of Liberty. Having made a few Liberty quilts now, I had a lot of tiny leftover pieces so this project, using 2.5″ squares, was perfect for using those up!

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And while I rarely, if ever, copy a pattern exactly, I couldn’t resist doing so here, going so far as to copy Alexia’s choice of the gray polka dot Nani Iro double gauze for the alternating blocks. I’m not sure its a combo I would have put together on my own, and boy do I love it! Not to mention that the combo of the Liberty lawn and the double gauze makes for one super soft quilt!

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To add to that softness, I backed it with an Anna Maria Horner voile, and bound it in a solid voile. I just wish you could feel how soft this combo feels!

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I’m so glad to see all these little Liberty scraps put together in this one quilt. It’s awfully fun to see them put to use!

Liberty Love is available for preorder at Amazon now!

(a note: the links for the book are Amazon affiliate links, meaning if you click through and buy, I get a little kickback, which I’ll put towards the purchase of this book once it’s available!)

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11 Responses to a little liberty patchwork quilt

  1. 1

    I love Liberty prints & those polka dots are really great with them!

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    Faith says:

    That is just so pretty and relaxing. Love it :)

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    kristin says:

    you had me at liberty patchwork, but the voile on the back too??!? oh i can only imagine the soft loveliness of this quilt. beautiful work!

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    Lana says:

    That is a beauty for sure…
    You did a great job!

    Merry Christmas Ashley and family!

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    Cathy K says:

    Such a pretty quilt in a lovely setting!

  6. 6

    So simple, but very effective! I love the fabric in the alternate blocks and your pictures are fantastic!

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    Ellen says:

    It is both beautiful and inspiring! I have been working with my scraps lately and just cutting and sewing with no real quilt in mind until maybe now!

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    elsa says:

    I must say that Liberty is my most favorite fabric ~ voile or quilt weight. This quilt is fab ~ and love the photos!

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    Cindy says:

    Such a pretty quilt and the pictures just add to the beauty of it!

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    Janita says:

    It’s beautiful, I love everything about it. Janita

  11. 11

    I had to go back and search for this post! I just ordered some double gauze to make this same quilt. I am going to use Liberty for the sixteen patch blocks but I’m curious how well they will play with the double gauze. I’ve not used double gauze before, and I’m wondering how much it shrank for you. I know lawn doesn’t really shrink at all, so should I prewash the gauze? I typically don’t wash quilts, but since this one will absolutely be for a child, I know it will go through many a machine washing, and I would really hate for it to shrink unevenly. Thanks for your help, Ashley!

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