i heart liberty

I think I started collecting Liberty of London fabrics right after I started sewing – just a few small pieces here and there. (I’ve bought a few great scrap bags from the Organic Stitch Co. and there have been several generous friends who have passed along a few pieces.) I figured that eventually I’d have enough small pieces for a decent sized quilt. I’ve been storing them in a small shoebox, and realized recently that it was nearly filled. Time for some Liberty sewing!

After a lot of thought, I decided to go nice and simple with this Liberty quilt – making it out of 6″ squares. I used all the pieces I had that were large enough, and while it may be a bit crazy, I’m hoping it will be the good kind of crazy.

I laid several squares out just to get an idea of the look. Busy, yes, but I think I’m going to love it.

Then, since the fabric was out, I made up a few more Liberty cross blocks to add to my ongoing wonky cross block project. It’s been up on the design wall for many many months now. These squares are being trimmed to just 3 1/2″ square, so I’ll need lots more before I can sew them into a quilt!

And then I couldn’t resist another little patchwork project, out of a few favorite Liberty prints and some light pink and other neutrals. I’m thinking of a sweet, girly little quilt. I like having baby gifts on hand, and I think this will make a perfect one!

Ok, I think that’s all the Liberty love today! And now I’m headed back to play with these pretty prints!

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