Liberty Confetti Quilt by Tied With A Ribbon

I love working with amazing designers and so, when Jemima said she wanted to make this Liberty Confetti Quilt with the new exclusives, I jumped at the chance.  She’s based in Australia and designs quilt patterns.  She loves Liberty fabrics and so I love to collaborate with her. This Liberty Confetti Quilt is the perfect quilt for my exclusives as it shows the fabric off really well.  The fabrics can really shine set against the pale background Tana Lawn. The exclusives all cut up and ready to start piecing with the nude Tana Lawn. The exclusives are beginning to shine …

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Beautiful Liberty Patchwork Bag

This Beautiful Liberty Patchwork Bag has been made by Dawn from the studio.  Dawn is in a sewing group and is always arriving at the studio with another beautiful Liberty item.  It’s got red Jelly handles by Lecien and is made using 2.5 inch Liberty squares. The deep red binding and red handles look great with the random Liberty squares.  Many of us have a spare stash of Liberty lurking in our fabric cupboard.  Mine is literally huge as I can’t bear to part with one off or vintage pieces.  Dawn has put together pinks and reds to give this …

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Autumn Floral Liberty Dress

I recently had a chance to have a whole day of sewing and at the end of a very happy day of sewing I’d made this Floral Liberty Dress. It was such a treat to sit at my sewing machine and sew for me.  I’m so often sewing until late at night finishing off a quilt project, so this felt a little decadent.  Sewing without pressure is always a lot of fun. I’ve teamed it up with a colourful cardigan but there are so many colours in the fabric that there are many colours you could choose.  It’s also really …

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Beautiful Liberty Blouse

Sara from the studio has had this Beautiful Liberty Blouse made for her and I wanted to share it with you.  It’s a really sweet blouse and I especially love the sleeve detail. Sara said that she has always loved Donna Leigh and really wanted something made from it.  She said “I have a blouse at home that I really love and wanted to replicate it”.  Sara had the top made for her by a lovely local lady called Jill Mooney from The Sewing Room.  She’s made it really well and Sara is really pleased with it. The fabric:  Donna …

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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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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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