Sweet, Summery Quilt
Posted on Tuesday the 29th July 2014 by Will Cook for Shoes
I received a metre of each pattern design of these Liberty Fabrics from Minerva Crafts and wasn't quite sure at first what to do with them.
I came across this Kaleidoscope Quilt pattern and knew immediately this was the perfect project for these precious fabrics.
While Liberty Lawn is very soft and silky, it is surprisingly easy to work with.
This was most certainly the most involved quilting project I have attempted to date.
It took me two attempts to be happy with how the blocks are assembled. There are four templates and 16 individuals pieces per block. And with this quilt being five blocks wide and 6 blocks high… well… I won't count how many individual pieces I had to cut out and assemble.
Once I figured out a little assembly line, it all came together rather easily (note: I did not say quickly!).
Given the complexity of the pattern on the Liberty fabrics and the design, I kept the quilting to a minimum with an elegant echo pattern.
None of this quilt on its own is generally something I would gravitate towards with respect to design or fabric pattern… but I just absolutely love how everything works together.
And I picked a binding that highlighted the leaves in all the Liberty fabrics and even brought some of the Liberty fabric into the backing.
I'm so happy with this design. It totally pushed me out of my comfort zone in so many different ways. Can't wait to use this sweet, summery quilt!