Liberty Table Mat

I am delighted to showcase this rather lovely Liberty Table Mat, the second project by the Lewes Sewing Bee, Anne Commin.  Thank you so much Anne for making this sweet table decoration. This is what Anne had to say about the Liberty Table Mat: “The mini quilt is one of my favourite household objects. I use them all over the place – chests of drawers, side tables and bedside tables.  My mum used to make them out of the less worn out parts of favourite skirts and dresses that she had finished with.  Everyone should have a go.  Make it …

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Quilt Block Project Planner

Anne Commins from the Lewes Sewing Bees has made this rather lovely Quilt Block Project Planner.  I asked the Sewing Bees to sew with my exclusive fabrics before the summer.  I have been completely bowled over with all of the projects that have appeared in the studio.  This project is such a great idea.  It’s a really fabulous way to plan your quilt block.  Anne has used a lovely combination of my exclusive Strawberry Thief and Capel Mint as the basis of the project planner. On the front of the Quilt Block Project Planner there is a pocket which can …

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Liberty Quilting Cotton – Orchard Garden Collection

The new ‘Orchard Cottage Collection’ of Liberty Quilting Cotton is now out.  The collection looks so lovely stacked up in bolts and really shines as a whole collection.  The collection is inspired by the stately gardens of grand English houses. There are beautiful floral gardens with primulas and pretty blossoms, orchards with cherries, strawberries, plums and citrus fruits.  The collection is a blend of new artwork and redrawn designs from the extensive Liberty archive.  The colours include deep berry autumnal shades, soft pumpkin hues which sit with deep emerald foliage and fresh blues.  This collection completes the quilting cotton garden …

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Beautiful Quilt Display

It was a great moment to see the Beautiful Quilt Display at the Festival of Quilts recently.  The Festival of Quilts kindly agreed to hang the SOS Quilts to showcase the charity project to their visitors.  Several of the ‘makers of the quilts’ came to visit their quilts as well as our stand.  I managed to take 2 minutes out from the hectic stand to have a quick photo with some of the quilts. Each quilt was really nicely labelled with the designers statement and inspiration for the quilt.  The Festival of Quilts attracts thousands of visitors to the show …

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Liberty Kimono Jacket

Anna has made this super stylish Liberty Kimono Jacket using a gorgeous Liberty silk.  This jacket is perfect for a summer evening out.  It can be worn with jeans to create a casual yet smart look.  The shine and drape of the fabric really makes the garment shimmer and hang really beautifully. The fabric:  It’s called Juno’s Feather and is silk satin which drapes fabulously with a luminous high shine.  It’s edged with some silk left over from another project in a rather pretty colour.  If this silk isn’t to your taste then there are other Liberty silks too. The Liberty …

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Beautiful Betsy Dress

Beautiful Betsy Dress

The lovely Tracy Aplin (or Sewing Tracy as she is also known) has made this Beautiful Betsy Dress. The pattern Tracy has used for this Beautiful Betsy Dress is called Blitz by Sew La Di Da Vintage.  It’s a 1940’s style inspired dress.  The original pattern has an open neck and a Peter Pan collar.  Tracy changed the neckline to a curved edge and lost the collar which means it is a much simpler make. Tracy chose the new Alice Caroline Exclusive Betsy Pink Gold which looks really pretty and summery.  The gold in the fabric gives just a hint …

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Liberty Clothes for Little Ones

These simply gorgeous Liberty Clothes for Little Ones have been made by Sue Shoesmith from the Lewes Sewing Bees. She has used Phoebe and Yellow Mitsi from my new Alice Caroline Exclusive range.  They work together in such a pretty way.  These are such lovely colours for the summer. Sue has added some really sweet and vibrant buttons to the front of the dress which work really well with the reds in the Phoebe. Sue tells me a little more about her sewing past and present. “I learnt to sew from my mother who made all of her own clothes as …

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Stunning Liberty Quilt in My Liberty Exclusives

I’m delighted to showcase this Stunning Liberty Quilt as part of my summer of sewing inspiration.  This beautiful quilt has been made by Veronica Greenslade from ‘The Lewes Sewing Bees’.       Veronica talks a little about herself, her love of sewing and the love of ‘The Bees’ (The Sewing Bees that is).   “I have been sewing since I was a little girl and was encouraged by my mum and grandma.  My mum loved dress making and I was the proud owner of many a homemade dress.  I first made some patchwork blocks some twenty-five years ago, which …

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These Strawberry Thief Clothes Have Stolen My Heart

These gorgeous Strawberry Thief Clothes were made by Cristina Emslie.  Cristina is one of  ‘The Lewes Sewing Bees’. This is a group of wonderful ladies from Lewes who regularly meet to sew.  I have recently been completely astounded by the quilts they have sent in for my Quilt SOS project and so I wanted to collaborate with them a little more. I am really excited to show you a summer series of beautiful things aimed at inspiring your sewing.  These have been made by our wonderful customers from my new Exclusive Liberty fabrics.  I wanted to see what other sewers …

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Liberty Cathedral Classic Cushions

I am delighted to showcase these stunning Liberty Cathedral Classic Cushions.  These beautiful Cathedral window cushions have been made by Suzanne Campion, one of the lovely Alice Caroline customers.  Suzanne is a firm supporter of the Quilt SOS project and so far, has made many quilts for us to take to new worthy homes.  She stepped in at the last minute last year to make lots of extra quilts so that each child would receive one in Vilnius, Lithuania – thank you so much Suzanne! Suzanne told me a little about herself and her sewing journey.  “My Gran taught me to …

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