100 Blocks 100 Days Liberty Quilt

One of my customers, Lisa Perry, has made this gorgeous Liberty Quilt.  It was inspired by the Gnome Angel sew along and uses Tula Pink designs from her book ‘100 Modern Quilt Blocks’.  I love the gorgeous mix of Liberty fabrics in this quilt.  It’s so vibrant and fun. Lisa came in to the studio a few weeks ago with this beautiful Liberty Quilt.  Everyone gathered round (as is traditional here) to see what Lisa had brought in.  I couldn’t resist taking a few pictures and sharing her quilt story with you.  I asked her a few questions about the …

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Liberty Cathedral Classic Cushions

I am delighted to showcase these stunning Liberty Cathedral Classic Cushions.  These beautiful Cathedral window cushions have been made by Suzanne Campion, one of the lovely Alice Caroline customers.  Suzanne is a firm supporter of the Quilt SOS project and so far, has made many quilts for us to take to new worthy homes.  She stepped in at the last minute last year to make lots of extra quilts so that each child would receive one in Vilnius, Lithuania – thank you so much Suzanne! Suzanne told me a little about herself and her sewing journey.  “My Gran taught me to …

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It’s a Liberty Glenjade Day

It’s a Liberty Glenjade kind of a day today.  Claire and Hils in the studio have been busy sewing this week.  Take a look at what they have made! Claire has made a lovely jumpsuit from Glenjade I using The Poppy Playsuit pattern from Simply Sewing Magazine (Issue 16). Claire lengthened the pattern to make a full length playsuit which needed a little extra fabric.  Glenjade is a really nice fabric pattern.  It’s not too overpowering and the small scale print is cute.  Claire loves blues and says that most of her clothes are blue.  She put elastic on the …

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Liberty BBQ Cover – A Sizzling Summer Project

I’ve got some Liberty oilcloth in stock and we were thinking about what we could make from it. Anna JP came up with this fabulous Liberty BBQ Cover.  She’s used the Manning oilcloth which looks really great in her garden.  I’ve asked her to tell you about the sewing project below. About the Liberty BBQ Cover project, Anna says “I had been thinking about practical uses for the darker patterns of our oilcloth for some time, and decided to see if the green Manning fabric would work in the garden. A table-cloth, contrast-sided floor cushion, or barbecue cover all seemed …

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Creative Juices A Flowing – Liberty Project Ideas

With the launch of our SALE of  Liberty long sample swatches, I thought we needed to give you some Liberty Project Ideas to go with them.  Small pieces of Liberty fabric are brilliant. There are a million things you could do with them.  Raw edge appliqué, cushions, scarf making or use them for patchwork.  The list is endless. Here are a few Liberty Project Ideas:  Anna JP has made this key box using some leftover fabric from her table runner project.  She’s painted the box a colour to complement the fabric. She’s used Thorpe which is so pretty.  It’s a really simple …

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Liberty Linen Dress

Laura has made this beautiful Liberty Linen Dress.  She’s used ‘Irma’ Sycamore Linen which is one of my all time favourite Liberty prints.  It’s the print which epitomises the perfect English garden and looks beautiful on this summer dress. The fabric:  Irma is such a beautiful Liberty print with watercolour florals from the spring / summer 2013 collection.  It was printed to retain the exact brush strokes and the tiniest pencil marks.  Pretty drawn plants include euphorbia, poppies, astrantia and iberis which all blend together to create an etherial meadow.  The Sycamore Linen fabric base is even and smooth which …

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Gorgeous Liberty Table Runner

Anna JP in the office has created this gorgeous Liberty Table Runner.  She has made it using Liberty Tana Lawn ‘Thorpe’.  As usual, when a new project comes in, there is a lot of admiration from everyone in the studio.  It’s a perfectly fitted table runner using a lovely colourful fabric that compliments Anna’s living space really well. Here’s what Anna said about the Liberty Table Runner: “I wanted to use up the last medium-sized bit of Thorpe which I bought in the remnant sale.  My first thoughts were to make a garment but felt the colours didn’t work for me. …

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Lovely Liberty Top

Laura has made this rather Lovely Liberty Top from one of our Liberty sale fabrics.    Laura has designed and made her own pattern for this Lovely Liberty Top.  She studied fashion and textile design in Sydney, Australia.  This is where she learnt to make her own dress making patterns.  I asked her how she decides on the final pattern.  “I combined all of my favourite elements of the clothes in my wardrobe and traced the main shape around an existing top.  The whole point of pattern making is that you can adjust a style to perfectly suit you and …

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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 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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