Thursday, February 11, 2010

Liberty Prints and Liberated Quiltmaking

I finished hand-binding the Liberty scrap quilt for our unborn baby's bassinet this morning.

And the backing...

I have started ANOTHER project!  Unlike all the good bloggers finishing their UFOs, I seem to be accruing MORE UFOs.  Anyway, I couldn't stop myself.  A a new aquaintance lent me some quilting books, one of which was Gwen Marston's "Liberated Quiltmaking".  I immediately became obsessed, pouring over illustrations of Gwen's work in the book.  I had to start something immediately!

Here is one of 9 blocks I have made using the "free piecing" method described in Gwen's book:

I have used only fabrics from my little stash so far.  You may recognize the liberty prints - offcuts from the liberty scrap quilt pictured above.  It was so much fun to make up the block as I went along, with no plan, no measurements, no idea what was going to happen next.  It really was liberating!


One Flew Over said...

What a wonderful quilt and such a lucky baby to have something soft like Liberty to snuggle into!

Kathleen said...

Looks amazing Sarah - love the design you chose for the liberty prints. Love the liberated block too - can't wait to see them all together :)

Jackie said...

I love the quilt, just beautiful! Your baby will be very loved. Liberated quilt making is the best, very freeing.

Christine said...

Pretty!! Your little babe will love it. I've never used Liberty fabrics before or even seen them for that matter. I'll have to keep a look out for them. The new block is so neat!!! I can't wait to see what it turns into :) Christine

sewing the seeds of love said...

Beautiful baby quilt, Sarah.
I think you had better use it for your pram as well, so you can show it off when you take bubs out for a walk !

Tazzie said...

Love those liberty prints - you know I don't own a single one. I shall have to remedy that. Lovely cot quilt, well done!

Amy Seven-Stitches said...

The bassinet quilt looks so darling. I'm a sucker for Gwen Marston's books. It's hard to believe that book is almost 15 years old. I hope you enjoy the liberated quilting.