I’ve made another Liberty baby quilt with a bundle from Alice Caroline. They’ve got a huggggeeee range of Liberty prints (probs more than Liberty itself!) so do go have a look at their selection. We sewed this quilt up for our show on Create and Craft TV last week and it’s got me itching to quilt more this year. These tiny little quilts are perfect for quickly sewing up, this one too me about 6 hours to completely finish (including the hand slipstitching around the binding). You can find the full tutorial for this block here. It’s a pretty simple block to sew up – it’s based on a 3×3 square design which you then cut in half down the middle and reposition to look way more complicated than it actually is.
I love the overload of Liberty print (is there such a thing??) and think a baby blanket is a brill project for using up leftover scrappies. This quilt requires only 1.6 m of fabric, which makes it more affordable.
Baby quilts are also great for using Liberty fabric for the backing. We’ve tackled the problem of using too narrow fabric and having to join multiple pieces together to get the required width. Well, with these little quilts there is no need for that! The quilt actually comes up 60 cm wide and 75 cm long, so you can back your quilt in Liberty with a pretty tiny amount (Liberty tana lawn is 133 cm wide).
This has made me want to quilt so much more this year. I’ve got a couple that I want to make as gifts so this weekend I have vowed to start cutting, that is the worst bit after all. I’ve got a bag of Liberty scraps that I need to use up, does anyone else have trouble throwing them away?