Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Liberty Bloomsbury














It probably doesn't seem that long a go, that I posted about finally completing my Liberty Bloomsbury Quilt, however I'm linking it up for the first time to Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall edition 2017.

Back in 2015, I had been looking for a special project for my Liberty fabrics and when I came across Bijou Lovely's, Bloomsbury pattern, I knew I had found it.  Not wasting any time I downloaded the pattern and started having fun making beautiful Liberty dresdens.  Gosh it was hard to cut into those beautiful fabrics,  Once the dresden plates were completed they were hand appliqued to the background fabrics.  These were no quiet subdued choices, I went for a gorgeous periwinkle shot cotton and a very vibrant magenta.

Because I wanted my quilt to be able to fit my bed I had to add a border.  After a little trialing and sketching of different border options I went for a simple scrappy liberty strip and solid  all the way around.

A Tula Pink fabric was the perfect colourway for the backing.  My machine, I decided was a little too small for quilting this 80" square quilt, so I chose a variety of cottons for simple  hand quilting. I love the texture of the handquilting on the back, not that photos really do it justice. Liberty fabric was used for the binding.

I love how this has turned out and am so pleased that two years after starting it, I completed it just in time to use on my bed,  and to add a beautiful splash of colour to my  bedroom over the colder gray winter months.

Now that warmer temperatures have arrived, I'm carefully putting away till next winter.



18 comments:

  1. Beautiful, love the colours and the fabrics you have used.

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  2. I just love this quilt and your hand quilting is the perfect touch!

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  3. This is beautiful, I love the way the colour pops on the background fabric. x

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  4. Such a beautiful quilt, it deserved hand quilting. Pleased you have enjoyed using it over the winter.

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  5. A stunning quilt, the fabrics and colours are a delight.

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  6. Still one of my favourite quilts! The Liberty fabrics and the bold colours for the background are such a great choice!

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  7. Julie your Liberty Bloomsbury is truly beautiful! The shot cottons and Liberty would be nice and soft as well as delightful to the eye. Hand quilting only adds to the softness.

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  8. This is a beautiful way to use your Liberty fabrics. It looks lovely. Great finish.

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  9. A beautiful quilt! The shot cottons and Liberties are a wonderful combo, and all your hand quilting makes it so very special!

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  10. This is so pretty and I just love the bright colors.

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  11. Great fabric decisions each step of the way!! This is a lovely way to showcase those gorgeous Liberty prints and I love the bright shot cottons for the backgrounds!

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  12. I never get sick of seeing this lovely quilt Julie! I love the bold purple against the delicate Liberty florals! And of course the hand quilting is the 'cherry on top'!

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  13. Still love this one!! I bet it feels sooo delightful!

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  14. Your quilt has some of the most gorgeous fabrics in it! I bet you just sit and fondle it.:) The magenta was a fabulous choice!

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  15. Such a wonderful, rich looking quilt . You collected a super range of Liberty fabrics for this quilt.

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  16. Thanks for sharing this special quilt with the Blogger's Quilt Festival!! It is a wonderful example of pattern to fabric compatibility.

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