Liberty Quilt SOS Progress

I thought that you might like some Liberty Quilt SOS Progress news for 2018.  I launched our 2018 project back in January and, so far its going really well.  Our lovely Alice Caroline customers have already pledged over 40 quilts.  We need 66 quilts in total so are getting close!  Some of the quilters have sent pictures of their quilt progress and I would like to share these with you.  These are not finished quilts but you can see how fabulous they are going to be. I’ve been sent some rather lovely pictures from the ‘Lewes Sewing Bees’.  They have …

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Summery Liberty Top

A rather lovely Summery Liberty Top has been made by Anna JP from the Alice Caroline office.  She has used a lovely print called Archive Lilac and had us all swooning when she arrived in the office today. Anna says “I used the Simplicity pattern 8601 and chose this particular fabric as it is summery and fresh without being too girly or nightdress-ish.  The pattern and fabric cutting took about two hours, partly as this is the first time I’ve used this pattern, and partly because I went for the bias cut version of the top. Sewing it took about …

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New Fabrics Launch – Cotton & Steel & Moda

I have a New Fabrics Launch!  I thought you might like to see some other gorgeous fabrics from ‘Cotton and Steel’ and ‘Moda’.  I’ve chosen these both to blend with your sewing projects and, well,  just because I love them!   There are just so many fabrics out there today, but these are some of the ones that have caught my eye.   There are pretty and delicately patterned white on white Moda fabrics.  The patterns range from birds, flowers and leaves to snowflakes so will compliment many projects.  The delicate patterned background lifts the fabric in a lovely gentle …

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Liberty Luggage Loveliness

Liberty Luggage Loveliness has arrived!  I’ve been planning these ever since I had the amazing stash of vintage fabrics last year.  I know a great company in India who use offcuts of fabrics to make really cool stuff. They work sustainably and ethically with a loyal team to make these lovely passport holders and luggage tags. I have chosen a selection of lovely vintage Liberty fabrics along with those of a more modern design.  Lovers of vintage Ianthe, Wiltshire and Dante will swoon at the thought.  I am planning on adding to my summer wardrobe with the vintage Dante so …

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Liberty Cottage Garden Collection

I have recently received the latest Liberty Cottage Garden collection.  These quilting cottons have been designed especially people who love to quilt.  I am really delighted to showcase ‘The Cottage Garden’ collection.   Inspired by the beautiful villages of Buckinghamshire where Arthur Liberty (Liberty’s founder) escaped from his London city life. English thatched cottage gardens burst with colourful floral displays.  The Liberty design studio has taken inspiration from archive prints and redrawn beautiful flowers such as forget me nots, bluebells and anemones.   The colour palettes include warm dusty pinks, coral tones mixed with lavender, denim and cornflower blues. Liberty have commissioned some quilt …

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Liberty Raincoat – Bring on the April Showers!

Laura has been really busy and made this rather lovely Liberty Raincoat.  She’s used our matt coated PVC Felix & Isabelle fabric. Laura LOVES the snow!  She comes from Sydney and has come to work at Alice Caroline recently.  Laura doesn’t ever get snow in Sydney and has loved being in England this winter – a proper winter she calls it!  Laura squeals every time it snows which has been quite a lot recently.  This is our view from the top of the hill on our lunchtime walks we often do.  Needless to say, it doesn’t take much to get us all …

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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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