Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A Simple Summer Finish

I've finished my Liberty of London project.  I didn't really have much of a plan when I started, just some sort of garden path feel.  I started with two jelly rolls of fabric, but two sweet friends took pity on my paltry Liberty stash and send me some fat quarters, which I  also used.


Since I was starting with jelly rolls I went with  2 1/2 inch wide strips. First I cut my jelly roll strips in half, then cut that section into 2 1/2 inch, 4 1/2 inch and 6 1/2 inch long strips.  Using those pieces I played around with a pleasing setting.

Here's a close up with a better idea of the color and detail.



I pieced the top in rows, and held my breath that no one turned on the ceiling fan while all the pieces were on my design wall.


This is Lifetime Quilt Number 179
I've named it Friendship Flower Garden, since friends pitched in with the fabric.
It finished at 59" x 59"
The fabric is by Liberty of London
It has approximately 404 pieces.

I had been admiring my Liberty fabric on the shelf for too long, I'm very happy I"ll now admire that fabric in a quilt.  This quilt will make a nice springtime wallhanging.  And even better, I only used half of my jelly roll strips and picked up some additional fabric, another pretty floral quilt is in my future.

And while I did enjoy creating and piecing that top, making a few Village scrap houses was the icing on the cake.


I'm nearly halfway to the required number of houses I need, which is good, I'm nearly half way through the year, I just love it when things work out that way!

Thanks so much for the great Christmas pattern suggestions, what a wonderful assortment, I'm trying to decide which direction to go, stay tuned for an update. 



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11 comments:

  1. Oh, I'm so inspired! I love the garden path quilt too much, and those little houses! How sweet. I want to make some. I have a pretty jelly roll just itching to be sewn into a top. Bet it would be lovely made in tha pattern!

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  2. It's really a pretty quilt and your houses are great, too!

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  3. Love this quilt! I've never worked with Liberty of London fabrics---they are out of my budget but they sure are beautiful!!!

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  4. What a wonderful use of your liberty fabrics! I have a stack that I haven't used yet. :)

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  5. Стильно, продумано и четко.

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  6. Fabulous quilt! You should consider publishing a pattern. I can't imagine what I would come up with if I had no plan starting out!

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  7. I love Liberty of London in anything! This quilt looks like a Mahjong board to me. Your little houses are too cute.

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  8. I have a stash of Liberty, and am always on the lookout for fresh ideas on how to use it! I love the simplicity of your design! It reminds me of floral maze! And the houses are very sweet too!

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  9. Love the Liberty quilt, and hour houses are so cute.

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  10. What a great use of Liberty. Sometimes the things I see are almost a mishmash due to the way the fabrics blend. You've done a great job of creating harmony and allowing each of the fabrics a chance to shine.

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