Create for Christmas

Create for Christmas

It’s always good to Create for Christmas.  Anna JP from the office has made these gorgeous candle holders.  I’ve asked her to tell you all about them. It’s always nice to have pretty candles and lit-up items over the winter time, when it can seem like you spend your whole life in the dark and needing to put the lights on. So when Anna asked us to make some Christmas-themed craft projects I immediately thought of something based around candles. These glass jars are really easy to make, and, as I had hoped, the candle-light shines through the Liberty fabric …

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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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Midnight Blue Liberty Quilt – Featured in Today’s Quilter

I’ve recently designed this Midnight Blue Liberty Quilt for Today’s Quilter Magazine.  I had a vision to make a blue and white quilt, inspired by the willow pattern found on many pieces of china.  I love this old pattern.  The raw edged central panel was inspired by Chinese wallpapers (like the ones you see at Chatsworth).  I bought some huge platters at an auction recently and wanted to use these designs for my most recent quilt.  It’s got a pretty awesome central applique panel which I love on the white background.  Among other flora and fauna, this panel has both a …

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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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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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