Liberty of London Love

I recently pulled out my Liberty Stars paper-piecing project to add a few more rows of stars. I started this project 4 years ago during our special stay in England as a family. All of the stars are pieced with beautiful Liberty Lawn fabric.

Here’s how it’s grown so far. I love the way Liberty Lawns play together – lots of different colors and prints and styles, but somehow they just work together. Since all of this is hand-pieced, this is going to me my eternal project. And I’m totally fine with that! Hand work with lawns is just so soothing and gorgeous.

Want me to let you in on a little secret? I’m on my way back to visit the land of Liberty Lawns again! (If you follow me on Instagram, you may have figured this out already. 😉 ) I’m pretty ecstatic to be going for a visit to my favorite city in the world and promise to share more about my journeys in a future post.

Liberty Lawn Heart Pillow Tutorial

For now, back to the fabric. First of all, what makes Liberty of London lawns so special? Well, this post will tell you more about Liberty Lawns, including their history, as well as some handy tips for sewing with them. (You can find the tutorial for this beautiful Liberty hexagon pillow and pincushion here.)

Lee Monroe of May Chappell Designs also has a helpful post with tips for working with lightweight fabrics such as Lawn and Voile.

These beautiful fabrics are more expensive that most quilting cottons, but the great thing is: a little bit goes a long way. AND you don’t have to go all the way to London to find them.

I gradually built up my Liberty collection with the Westwood Acres Liberty Club.  This is a monthly subscription where you can get a little bundle of 10 different Liberty prints in the mail every month. There are size options – from Fat 16th, Fat 1/8th, and Fat Quarter bundles available. (And the Fat 1/8th and FQ subscriptions include free shipping!)

I collected Fat 1/8th bundles for a year and have loved the variety of colors and prints that I collected over that time.  There is no minimum commitment, so you can cancel when you’ve received enough prints for your stash. You can find all of the Liberty Club details here.

Aren’t they so pretty all together?

Open since 2011, sponsor Westwood Acres specializes in stocking all kinds of beautiful fabric collection bundles in addition to Liberty. You can see more of their bundles here, including great sales here.

Westwood Acres frequently has great deals and specials. The best way to keep up to date on their latest arrival or hottest sale is to subscribe to their newsletter. And, as a thank you for joining their newsletter, Westwood Acres has a free pattern for this cute pincushion!

Amanda also writes a beautiful blog where she shares her latest creations and quilt-alongs for beautiful projects including this quick and easy baby quilt tutorial. Check her out at A Crafty Fox.

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    October 16, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Wow, so nice! You did a great job with this quilt.
    Love from Belgium

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    Connie Butner
    October 16, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    I LOVED this bog post! Your stars are so very pretty and I like the idea of a fabric club. How fun it must be to receive a beautiful batch of fabric each month. Confession – I just signed up so that I can also receive these fabrics!

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    October 17, 2018 at 6:05 am

    Gorgeous gorgeous! I got to travel to London 3 times last year as my husband was going for work. Went to the Liberty store each time- haven’t made anything yet with my purchases. Just keep collecting inspiration. Love the little pincushion!

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    October 17, 2018 at 7:09 am

    WOW those stars are really adorable.
    Lucky you, getting out of town!
    the reverse applique is also really cute. I hope you have a great time and easy travels

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    Lynette Caulkins
    October 17, 2018 at 9:06 am

    ooooo – pretty stars!! I haven’t worked with Liberty of London fabrics yet, although I always love them.

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    October 20, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    Where could I find the Liberty Stars Pattern, I really I really like the quilt?

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    October 20, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    Hi Amy- can you please direct me to the pattern for the little heart pincushion shown with the liberty heart pillow? I read the tutorial about the pillow but didn’t find the pincushion. Thanks!!!

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    Sue G
    October 21, 2018 at 1:38 am

    So pretty. You should have visited Shaukat whilst you were in London.

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    Mary Lou Kantz
    February 5, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Hi Amy – I’m making a star quilt similar to yours only mine has a hexie center.. I am also hand piecing and am looking for ideas on how to hand the edges.. I don’t think I like the idea of partial stars and then the border and top and bottoms finish differently than the sides.. it just make me more confused on how to handle finishing… thanks for any info/ideas..

    Mary Lou

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