Have you heard of the “Give Me Liberty” Club hosted by Westwood Acres? Members of this club receive 10 pieces (either F8, FQ or F16) of Liberty Lawn fabric each month for the year. It’s a fun way to add to (or start!) your Liberty collection.
Maybe some of you are already members of the club or have a fun collection of Liberty prints and are just looking for some inspiration. Well, Amanda has organized a Project Ideas Blog Hop! Each day a different blogger will share their project using a bundle from the Give Me Liberty Club.
Amanda sent me this fat quarter bundle to work with and after toying with a few different ideas, I finally decided on this:
I’m calling this quilt “Ties to Liberty” since it uses the traditional Bow Tie quilt block and (of course) these pretty Liberty Lawn fabrics! This quilt uses only 10 fat quarters and the finished quilt measures 56” x 70”.
10 Fat Quarters of Liberty Lawn
1-5/6 yard background**
3-1/2 yards backing
1/2 yard binding
**For my background fabric I used “Soft Gray Mini Dot” from the Sorbets line by Quilting Treasures.
From the background fabric cut 16 @ 4” x Width of fabric. Then cut each strip into 10 @ 4” square. You’ll need a 160 (4”) squares.
From each of the Liberty fat quarters, cut 16 (4” squares) and 16 (2”) squares. (See the cutting diagram below.)
Step 1: Fold each 2” square in half diagonally and finger press (or using a pencil draw a line diagonally through each).
Step 2: Place a 2” square on one corner of a 4” background square.
Step 3: Sew directly on the folded/drawn line.
Step 4: Cut about 1/4” away from stitching.
Step 5: Fold corner open and press.
Step 6: Arrange block pieces as shown.
Step 7: Sew top two and bottom two squares together using a 1/4” seam. Press seams toward the large Liberty square.
Step 8: Sew top half to bottom half, matching center seam. Press final seam open. At this point I also gave the block a little spray of Best Press and pressed it for a few seconds to get it nice and flat.
Make all of your bow tie blocks (you need 80 blocks). Arrange blocks into quilt top. The arrangement I used is below. I love the secondary pattern this layout creates!
Sew blocks into rows. Press the seams of all odd numbered rows to the left and even numbered rows to the right. Then sew rows together. Press your quilt top. You’re now ready to baste, quilt and bind it!
For the quilting on mine, I did a new-to-me quilting design called Cabbage Roses. It was a fast and very forgiving quilting design and it’s now one of my new favorites!
Thanks for stopping by! You can see more of the Liberty Lawn prints here at Westwood Acres, and also by following along in the blog hop – each blogger will use a variety of prints and it will be fun to see what everyone creates with their bundle!
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February 25th: Astrid at Red, Red Completely Red
February 26th: Svetlana at Sotak Handmade
February 26th: Andy at A Bright Corner
February 27th: Chase at Quarter Inch Mark
March 1st: Emily at Simple Girl Simple Life
March 2nd: Ashley at Film In The Fridge
March 3rd: Lee at Freshly Pieced
March 4th: Audrie at Blue is Bleu
March 5th: Amanda at A Crafty Fox