little liberty

While cutting squares for my upcoming Liberty patchwork quilt, I thought it would be fun to make up a baby quilt using a few of these gorgeous prints. (Instant gratification and all…)

I wanted this quilt to be pretty and girly, so I pulled out a few floral Liberty prints featuring pinks and purples. These were paired with a girly pink solid and a few neutrals.

The solids are all colors from Michael Miller’s Cotton Couture line, and I think they’re really, really nice. Not only are there tons of great colors, the fabric is so soft and smooth – just perfect for this quilt! I made up a patchwork piece using 3 1/2″ squares, then pulled a page from Heather‘s book and surrounded part of the patchwork piece with a nice stone colored solid. It worked to make this quilt a bit bigger, and also provides a little twist on a traditional patchwork square quilt.

I quilted it with straight lines on either side of the seams in the patchwork portion, and extended those lines out through the solid section. It’s backed with that light pink solid and bound in a slightly lighter stone color.

I’m really happy with how it turned out, and it was really fun to sew with some of my little Liberty pieces!

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