ah, a Liberty throw!

What can I tell you about this quilt other than how much I love it? I started collecting Liberty of London scraps back when I started sewing, hoping to someday have enough to make up a quilt.

I always imagined making a throw – something to snuggle under while watching tv – though when I started cutting squares, I failed to consider the size I’d need, and without realizing it, ended up with a queen sized quilt top, rather than the more modestly sized throw I had intended (not that I’m complaining, mind you!). The only issue was that we had recently upgrade to a king sized bed. Thanks to some kind blog readers who sent along some extra squares, I was able to add to that quilt and turn it into a king sized top.

Though all along, I still was wishing for that throw I always imagined. I realized I might have enough left over for a second quilt, so I cut the remaining Liberty prints into 4.5″ squares and made up this small throw. I love the way Liberty looks in simple patchwork – even though some of the colors and patterns don’t necessarily go on their own, I like the way they come together in these simple squares.

I backed this one with light blue voile, because I wanted this quilt to be as soft as possible, and indeed, it’s so soft and lovely, I may never get off the couch! To keep it soft and drapey, I used Quilter’s Dream Request, which is their lowest loft. It measures somewhere around 50″ x 60″.

I quilted it with Elizabeth’s Dogwood pattern, which I absolutely adore. It’s fun to quilt, and I love the way it looks, especially on a solid backing. Plus, when you use this pattern with patchwork squares, there’s little to no marking needed (a bonus in my book!).

It’s bound in a little more Liberty, and well, I’m in love! If you need me you can find me on the couch under my new quilt!

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