just a bit of patchwork…

Well, well! Every year around this time I start exclaiming because it’s suddenly green and pretty outside – perfect for taking photos of quilts, but then I find myself without any quilts to photograph because it’s too nice outside to be inside sewing… I have to keep reminding myself that there will be time for quilting again, and until then, I’ve been satisfying myself with little bits of simple patchwork. I’ve made a number of these kinds of baby quilts, and luckily I never seem to tire of them. I love the mix of solids and Liberty prints, and it’s always fun to be able to find a few other prints that coordinate (sometimes I feel it can be hard to pair Liberty with any other prints).

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I finished this one up with a great Nani Iro double gauze print on the back. I almost couldn’t believe how well it paired with all those prints on the front (you’ll have to take my word for it though, as it seems I failed to get a photo!). It’s quilted with simple straight lines on either side of all the seams, and finished up with a fun striped binding. I think I say this every time, but I sure wish it was more adult-sized!

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I have fabrics picked out for another one in another set of colors, but I’m also feeling tempted to make another all Liberty patchwork quilt… I can’t quite pull the trigger though, as I realize that two bed sized Liberty patchwork quilts might not be necessary!

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7 Responses to just a bit of patchwork…

  1. 1
    Mary Ann Hruska says:

    Sometimes a simple patchwork is really the all-time best!

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    kathy in MT says:

    I think simple is always best….I just quilted a couple of Liberty 9-patch quilts….so incredibly beautiful & soft. I think they add a bit of lotion when processing the fabrics…so soft! Your quilt is so sweet.

  3. 3
    Rosemary Bolton says:

    I love this. It looks wonderful. these are my favorite kind of quilts. Easy and beautiful

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    Anne Beiet says:

    love this quilt. What size did you make the blocks? Thanks.

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    Andrea says:

    It would also make a great patchwork blanket like you made with voile (backed with flannel) a few years ago! I’m actually in the process of making one right now (it really was a brilliant idea you came up with) with my AMH voile that I’ve been hoarding.

  6. 6

    It is a beautiful quilt, and a great way to make the fabric do the work for you. I am planning on making a simple one patch quilt too – triangles this time.

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    diane says:

    Ashley, you are always the best at putting fabrics together! and I love your simple patchwork!

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