Monday, 28 September 2015

Bloomsbury in Liberty





So, I might have started another quilt.

The other day while wasting time perusing the internet I came across this quilt, by Holly DeGroot of Bijoux Lovely.  I  pinned it, then kept thinking that it would be a lovely pattern to use my precious liberty fabrics in, if I was brave enough to cut into them.

Friday night I purchased the pattern (gosh instant PDF downloadable patterns are fabulous), Sunday night saw me cutting Dresden pieces and strips of Liberty.  Monday morning, I was still cutting Dresden pieces, resulting in so many pretty scraps of Liberty.  I haven't decided whether to keep them or be ruthless and throw them out, realistically I know I will probably never use them. I can also see the advantage in having a rotating cutting mat when having to cut lots of template pieces.

Monday afternoon, I started sewing the Dresden pieces, what was supposed to be a lovely quiet time on my machine, turned into a small grump fest, the fabric kept puckering and wouldn't feed through my machine.  I was beginning to worry that I may have to hand sew them.  After changing the needles, re-threading my machine, I resorted to getting out my sewing machine manual, it recommended cleaning out all the lint from the feed.  Wow, did that make a difference.

So now I have only 70 or so more Dresdens to stitch, turn out the right way, press and  then stitch into circles. That should keep me out of trouble these holidays.


4 comments:

  1. The fabric is beautiful, looking forward to watching your progress. Amazing what a difference cleaning the machine makes, I had the same problems a few weeks ago.

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  2. I'm looking for that 'perfect' Liberty project too! And I love Dresdens too! Yours is going to be fabulous! Sew those strips together straight away! Maybe then they can be used in another project?

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  3. That quilt caught my eye too - this one will be very special Julie!

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  4. Ah, those 'dust bunnies' accumulate quickly & ruin everything! I too clean them out regular now after a similar experience! Your Liberties look so pretty, this will be one gorgeous quilt!

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