Liberty Quilts Are Arriving!

Liberty Quilts are arriving!  Everyone in the studio gets really excited when a quilt sized parcel arrives.  We eagerly sign for the precious cargo and then carefully (trying really hard not to tear anything on the way in) unwrap the quilt. For those of you who don’t know, the lovely Alice Caroline customers have been busily making quilts for our Quilt SOS project.     This beautiful light and dark blue squares quilt was made by Kay Edwards using the Pennsylvanian (or Irish chain) block.  It’s beautifully crafted and so accurately sewn.  The dark blue gives a strong frame to …

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Liberty Rainbow Quilt

I’ve been wanting to put a Liberty Rainbow Quilt kit together for ages.  Claire and I got chatting and we put some colours and fabrics together. Claire from the studio has made it. Isn’t it gorgeous?  It’s a 2.5 inch strip quilt which is made using the ‘Quilt As you Go’ technique.   Claire makes our kits for the Sewing Quarter, for supplying the Liberty of London store and our own website.  She puts all of the colours together for charm packs and jelly rolls too.  In her words “I love working at Alice Caroline”.  Claire classes herself as an …

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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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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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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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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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SOS Quilts Arrive in Lithuania

SOS Quilts arrive finally in Vilnius, Lithuania.  We have just returned from Vilnius in Lithuania to deliver your beautiful SOS Quilts to the children there, and are excited to tell you the story of the trip. If this is the first time you’ve heard about this project before – click here for more information. The Journey We started the day at 2am on Monday to get to the airport in time for a 6.30am flight.  It turned out that we had plenty of time (this is unusual for us in the Alice Caroline studio but it seems that that no …

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Charity Liberty Quilts Are Off

This post Dated 10th November Some great news today as the charity Liberty quilts made for the Quilt SOS project are off to their new homes next week.  The quilts made by you, our lovely customers, for our Quilt SOS project will be heading off to Vilnius in Lithuania on Monday.  An extraordinary total of 83 Liberty fabric quilts have been made and donated by you which is completely amazing! It’s been a mission getting to this point! The 2017 project has been on another scale altogether! We chose an SOS Children’s Village in Vilnius, Lithuania which meant that our …

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Amazing Liberty Boy’s Quilt

I am really excited to show you this amazing Liberty boy’s quilt which was been made for the Quilt SOS project by ‘The Lewes Quilting Bees’. This lovely group of quilters have joined together, shared the Liberty fabric from a Quilt SOS pack and made this wonderful Liberty boy’s quilt.  We all get so excited when another quilt comes into the studio.  I am delighted that we have nearly enough quilts now for all of the children in Vilnius in Lithuania.  We only need 5 more quilts so if you fancy joining late to the Quilt SOS party then do …

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Beautiful Bear Quilt

I really wanted to show you this beautiful bear quilt that Valerie Mckeown has made.  I love this time of year when the Quilt SOS quilts arrive at the studio.  I have so many of them to show you and will get around to photographing them all before they go off to Vilnius in Lithuania.  I hope to have a gallery of the quilts very soon so that you can see all of the wonderful sewing that has gone into them. I asked Valerie a few questions about the quilt and here’s what she said: What inspired you to join …

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