Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Liberty Ninepatch

I finished the Liberty Nine Patch.  If you could only feel how soft and silky it is.   It is 100% Liberty Tana Lawn, binding, backing and every last piece. 

It was made from a sample book (you can read how I got hold of that here) and any scrap in my stash which was big enough to cut 4 or 5 2½ inch squares.

The sample book was very useful as it included lots of unusual darks which were great for contrast.  Beautiful as Liberty is, I find it can look fuzzy from a distance if there isn't enough contrast. 

It's big - 72 inches by 84 inches.  I had intended it to be bigger but the sample book was running out.

Oddly I seem to have more fabric left than before - partly because through posting pictures on Instagram I was commissioned to make another Liberty quilt by a friend of a friend.  She requested pink with contrasting darks.  So I had to buy more, naturally. I'm piecing the back of that one now.

Linking up with Mrs Sew and Sow's Scraptastic Tuesday.   


  1. Oooh love Liberty and nine patches! Can there be a better combination? Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday!

  2. It's very pretty. I find that I'm not keen on a lot of Liberty prints on their own but put them all together and they're gorgeous.

  3. Wonderful! Now I'm thinking I want to try making one.

  4. I love Liberty fabrics, this is a lovely way of show casing them

  5. It`s super cute and love all your fabric choice.Great job!

  6. Beautiful finishes quilt, congratulations.

  7. Oh how wonderful to see what you have made with the sample book. It somehow embraces the heart of quilt making to create such art out of fabric that has a 'past life.'

  8. What a score that sample book was and you have done it justice. Why have those snippets of Liberty hidden in a book when they can be snuggled up in instead :)


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