Liberty Easter Eggs Project

Laura in the studio has been busy making these super beautiful Liberty Easter Eggs She has made them using muted pretty pastel colours all in gorgeous Liberty florals.  They make perfect little Easter gifts filled with yummy chocolate eggs.  This is a really easy and quick project to make.  She’s also made a pretty Easter basket and box.  See below for the tutorial of how to make them. Liberty Easter Eggs You will need: Cardboard eggs from a craft shop.  We bought a pack of two of approximately 15cm x 9cm and 12cm x 8cm.  You can either use solid …

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Sewing Skills in Uganda

  My parents, Christopher and Jane Sturdy, have recently returned from a visit to some young people who are learning new sewing skills in Uganda.  I thought you might be interested in their trip and the story of their visit.  They have belonged to a Worcestershire based charity for over 30 years called FOAG (Farmers Overseas Action Group) that works in Uganda helping farmers and in the sponsorship of the education of poor and disabled children and young adults.     I wanted to find out more about their trip so asked them some questions:   What takes you to …

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Liberty Fabric Sale

I’ve got another special Liberty Fabric Sale coming up so I thought I’d let you know the date well in advance.  Pop the date of Saturday 3rd March in your diary and head on back here to choose from hundreds of Liberty remnants. I literally have mountains of Liberty fabric to clear!  Please take some off my hands…  The sale starts at 9am Uk time so visit the remnant section of the site then to find loads of Liberty bargains. See you on March 3rd! Love Alice xx

Sweet Liberty Quilt

When the editor of Popular Patchwork Emma Kennedy asked me to make a quilt to feature in the magazine, I couldn’t resist this new Sweet Liberty Quilt design.  Emma gave me a lovely colour palette to work from and this bright and fun design is the finished quilt.  I tried out lots of different thoughts and designs in the making of this quilt but love this contemporary look. The design is based around making triangles of different sizes in bright and colourful Liberty fabrics combined with this fun newsprint fabric.  I’ve had the newsprint fabric for a while now and …

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Liberty Summer Dress

When one of my super lovely customers Tracy Aplin said she liked a fabric on Instagram, I asked her if she fancied making a Liberty Summer Dress from it.  She said yes and ta da – here it is.  Anna’s modelling Tracy’s rather gorgeous dress.   The fabric:  The fabric for the Liberty summer dress is called Magical Bouquet A It was inspired by the exquisite grandeur of the National Gallery and its’ magical rooms. Their elegant Dutch flower paintings are captured in the rich blooming roses, tulips and carnations in this wonderfully vibrant fabric.    The fabric is from …

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New Liberty Classics

Liberty have launched some lovely New Liberty Classics so I thought, what better to do than to share! The Liberty design team have been playing around with the scales and colourways of some classic Liberty prints.  These sweet prints are small and medium florals with some William Morris influences too.  The prints feel rather like heritage prints from the past but recoloured or resized for modern use.  ‘Elysian Day‘ is from the Liberty archives and was designed in the 1920’s.  Although this new classic version is on the same scale, it has been recoloured.  I have four stunning new colours …

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Quilt SOS 2018 – it’s here!

I’m really excited to announce that Quilt SOS 2018 is here!  We are now in the third year of the project and it’s going from strength to strength.  Our new village is Kraśnik in Poland where 66 children currently live.  This means we need to make 66 quilts!  I am super excited to also let you know that some of the beautiful work from this years’ project will be on display at ‘The Festival of Quilts’ in August 2018. For those of you who don’t know, I started the Quilt SOS project in 2016 to give quilts to children in …

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Liberty Floor & Scatter Cushions

We have been busy in the studio making Liberty floor & scatter cushions.  We’ve made four really pretty cushions from the two new Liberty fabric collections. The Liberty floor & scatter cushions are all made using the log cabin design.  This quilt design is really fun and easy to use which makes it popular with quilting beginners.  It’s also popular with long time quilters too though as you can play around with different fabrics to change the overall look of your cushion or quilt.   We have chosen random fabrics from the two new Liberty collections for this project as …

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Beautiful Boy Quilts

Before we took the Quilt SOS quilts off to Lithuania, we took some photographs of these beautiful boy quilts.  This animal quilt is so sweet.  Made by Margaret Lupton, I love the design.  Mr Hedgehog and Mr badger are my favourites.  I absolutely love seeing the amazing quilts arrive at the studio.  We all get very excited when the parcels arrive. The patterns for the animals (except badger) are taken from an Elizabeth Hartman design called Fancy Forrest. We put all of the boy quilts together as we had such a wonderful number of them this year. Many of these …

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A Pocket Full of Memories – New Liberty Collection

It’s always exciting when a brand new Liberty collection swatch book arrives.  I absolutely love looking at the new design ideas from the Liberty design studio.  This new SS18 collection is designed with children’s wear in mind, however many of the prints would be great for a wide variety of other sewing projects. The inspiration behind this collection is of a child’s journey exploring a busy bustling city.  Travels through glorious gardens and magnificent museums with inspiring archives and splendid art galleries.  The day is an action-packed adventure of stunning sights, sensational sounds and dazzling discoveries.  These designs are a …

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