When Nova asked me to join in her Liberty scrap challenge (along with Jo from the Organic Stitch Co.), I just couldn't say no. Liberty fabrics are f-i-n-e....no two ways about it. And you already know how much I love scraps! These are the cream of the crop.
For my project I made a little wonky whirlygiggle mini quilt with a little touch of hand stitching.
I do love it, even if it was a bugger to photograph! :)
It measures 17.5" x 22".
Here's a little tutorial if you would like to make one of your own.
First off, start with two little wedge shaped pieces. Make sure they are over 2" long and wide enough that when the two are sewn together they are at least 2" wide.
(For the white fabrics I used scraps of regular ol' quilting cotton. They mix just fine with liberty fabrics.)
Sew the two wedges together and press.
Trim the block to 2" square.
Make 4 blocks, then layout as shown.
Sew the top two blocks together, press the seam toward the right.
Sew the bottom two blocks together, press seam toward the left.
Nest the seams together and pin. Sew top and bottom blocks together.
Press. Starch a bit if you would like.
Trim/square up block to 3.5".
Repeat as many times as you desire!
I chose to make 12 blocks, and then decided to add some gray sashing.
From the sashing fabric, cut 8 pieces 2" x 3.5". Sew the sashing pieces in between the blocks as shown to make 4 rows.
Cut 3 strips of sashing fabric 2" x 12.5". Sew between rows as shown.
For the side borders, cut 2 pieces 3" x 17". Sew to each side and press.
For the top and bottom borders, cut 2 pieces 3" x 17.5". Sew to top and bottom and press.
You mini quilt top is complete!
Baste, quilt and bind as desired.
I chose to hand quilt my mini with my precious Anna Maria Horner thread. (Thanks Tara!) It's the perfect compliment to this project!
It was a great activity to do while my kiddos were playing at the beach. :)
I bound it with a vintage navy dot that came from my grandma's stash...so there are lots of precious bits in this quilt.
If you would like to check out all the other Liberty Challenge Tutorials, you can find them all on this page and check out the flickr group here.
Be sure to check out Jo's shop for Liberty scrap packs, charms and fat 1/8ths. She is offering a 10% discount to YOU on your order for the next 10 days...just enter 'Challenge 10' in the checkout when you place your order.
If you would like to throw your name in the hat, I have a scrap pack and a fat eighth of lovely Liberty fabric to giveaway to one lucky reader (thanks, Jo!)...just leave me a comment on this post! I plan to pick the winners for both contests tomorrow evening. (I didn't plan on doing two giveaways this week, but I'm sure you don't mind, right?)