Monday, 27 January 2014

Liberty Quilt for Summer.

As you are probably all aware I had a brand new baby niece this July. 

For her first Christmas I knew I wanted to make her a quilt, well another quilt. The first one I made her was started before she was born and not pink. 

I had to make her a pink one, not just any old pink one but it had to be a pink Liberty one. This was really just an excuse for me to buy some Liberty fabric but I do think it was a good excuse.

As I wanted it be be a bit scrappy and my stash of Liberty fabric is a bit thin on the ground I decided the best way to go was to contact the wonderful Kim at Worn and Washed Fabrics and explain what I was after and she very kindly put me a bundle together.

It took me a few weeks of cutting and sewing but soon came together. It was my first time sewing with the lighter Liberty fabric and I was nervous at first it did feel a bit slippery to handle but all in all I'm pleased with how it ended up. 

I bought a metre of Liberty for the back of the quilt from Fabrics Galore at the Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show and managed to hide it from Natalie.

I used all the bigger strips I had left for a scrappy binding and finished it a couple of weeks before Christmas. 

Just as well as I had at that point to make another two quilts for presents for another older Niece and Nephew but more of then in another blog post. 

I will leave you know with another picture of my adorable niece.



heart of charnwood said...

Gorgeous quilt, and S is looking absolutely beautiful, really changed since FOQ's from slip of a baby to a real bubbly personality!

Canadian Abroad said...

Beautiful quilt and gorgeous photos with the baby.

onethousandlayers said...

That's a beautiful quilt and such a cute bubba!! You've inspired me to make a special Liberty quilt for my own baby girl. Thank you for sharing.

Catrin Lewis said...

Precious fabric for a precious baby x

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