a little liberty wall hanging

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For being so small, this quilt certainly took a long time to become an actual quilt! I just looked back to see my initial post about these blocks, and it was way back in October of 2011.

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This one uses small pieces of long-horded pieces of Liberty of London, made into cute little wonky cross blocks – each measuring 3.5″. At one point I think I had grand plans that this would become lap sized at least, but after all this time I had to finally come to terms with the fact that that just wasn’t going to happen! I made up most of these blocks and stuck them up on the design wall over our dining room table, and it had been a permanent art installation for over a year.

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I’m kind of glad that I waited though, since I now had a very good reason to finish this one up. It will soon (once I sew up a hanging sleeve, that is!) hang on the wall in the baby’s nursery, and I’m happy that both Max and the new baby will have a little something handmade hanging on their walls (Max’s wall hanging can be seen here).

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What you don’t see here is how many times I had to stop to pick up this quilt off the ground. I love this tape, but perhaps it wasn’t the best choice for taping a quilt to the side of a barn. My helpers stuck around for a few minutes, then found the side of the road to be far more entertaining.

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(his biggest wave for each and every passing car!)

Want to pick up some Liberty of London fabrics? I bought some of these scraps from Jo at Organic Stitch Company, a couple from my local shop, Nido, and Kathy at Pink Chalk Fabrics is now carrying a nice selection.
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