simple patchwork


I took Hazel for a walk one cool morning recently and grabbed this patchwork quilt I finished up for her just after she was born. During our walk I spent some time admiring the quilt and decided it would be fun to make up a few more. I love the pairing of Liberty of London prints with some solids and a few other special fabrics.


I dug through my Liberty stash (which has lots more variety since I joined the Westwood Acres Liberty club), and started making piles of fun color combos. I didn’t have any planned color groupings in mind, so it was kind of fun to see what came about. I love the soft neutrals in this one, paired with Liberty florals and several Cloud 9 cirrus solids in aquas and corals.


It’s so nice to see some of these favorite fabrics in a quilt finally! It’s also nice to have a project that doesn’t require too much thought. I sewed this one together after spending a number of days just staring at the design wall. I wasn’t having much luck coming up with anything I wanted/could sew, so I decided to stop overthinking things and just work on some fun patchwork. While it didn’t solve my other design issues, it did make me smile to have sewn something pretty. As a bonus, I have a few other color combos set aside for the next time I need a bit of simple sewing!



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6 Responses to simple patchwork

  1. 1
    Maureen says:

    Hi Ashley, Maureen (and Josephine the cat) here.
    First time poster though have admired your quilting style for a long time.
    It somewhat matches my own. Haven’t actually Made a quilt in a while; but,
    since following you on bloglovin’, I’ve gotten the bug again.
    Anyway, thanks for that. And happy day to you and yours!
    🙂 m & jb

  2. 2
    Suz says:

    Aqua and coral go so beautifully together! And the browns add another layer to the whole quilt- beautiful!

  3. 3
    Jan O says:

    Very soft and pretty palette. Sometimes simple patchwork is just the thing for featuring the fabric, rather than a complicated pattern. Love the photo background!

  4. 4
    Lisa in Dallas says:

    I did the same thing this weekend. I was in a Kaffe Fasset charm swap (too long ago) (double charms) and decided to just sew them together in a baby quilt. Explosions of color and I’m very happy to have used something that I like but that has languished on my shelf for too long. Great finish.

  5. 5
    Linda Dutch says:

    Such a pretty colour combo! The Liberties add a real pretty focus among the solids & neutrals! Linda

  6. 6
    Lizzy says:

    I’d like to make this for my niece — can you tell the size of the squares? Thanks!

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