Beautiful Liberty makes

Over the last few months, I’ve challenged a few lovely volunteers to create beautiful things with scraps from my Liberty fabric shop. It’s more than time for a round up of all the loveliness, and a chance to say thank you for all their hard work!

First up is this beautiful Drunkard’s Path cushion, by Sarah of Fairyface Designs. I think the Liberty fabrics look great in this classic design, and I don’t know about you, but I think that the beautiful blue piping absolutely makes this cushion.

Sarah's Drunkard's Path cushion 1

Sarah's Drunkard's Path cushion 2

Secondly, I’d like to share Knotted Cotton Catherine’s beautiful Komebukuro bags.

Catherine's Komebukuro bag 3

Catherine's Komebukuro bag 5

Catherine's Komebukuro bag 4

These are just lovely and make such imaginative use of very tiny Liberty scraps – something I am very much in favour of! There’s also a nice Japanese connection as the Liberty store is associated with the Arts and Crafts movement which was so influenced, amongst other things, by Japanese design. Catherine was also good enough to create a tutorial for making these fab bags – so there is no excuse not to have a go - I hope to have time to make one for storing yarn. 

Finally, here’s a beautiful hexie cushion made by Fiona (Patchwork Delights). I really love the way that she has cut the hexagon panel into a circle and appliqued it in place. And I also think that choice of pink Essex linen was inspired – it works so well with the colours of the patchwork.

Fiona's hexie cushion

Thank you lovely people for all your inspiration and creativity! I will be looking for more creative volunteers next year, so feel free to get in touch with any good ideas for Liberty fabric.

In related news, very excitingly, I have just commissioned Jess of The Elven Garden to design a quilt using Liberty charms. The pattern will be available in early 2014, and you will also have the chance to join a Very Berry Fabrics Liberty charm square club to create your own version. So that should brighten up the dull days of January!

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13 responses to “Beautiful Liberty makes

  1. Really lovely projects. I especially love the cushion with the circle of hexies – gorgeous! x

  2. I really need a “Like” button!

  3. They look beautiful. I love looking at Liberty prints, but as someone who normally prefers big, graphic designs, I never know quite how to use them. These are definitely inspiring, thank you, and the lovely ladies who made them :)

  4. All really beautiful and very inspiring.

  5. DeborahGun

    such lovely projects :-)

  6. Elly D

    Gorgeous projects from everyone. Thank you for sharing them!

  7. Gorgeous creations all round! Looking forward to seeing what comes in the new year :)

  8. such wonderful inspiring items…great ways of using precious Liberty fabrics too :)

    On 5 December 2013 19:35, Very Berry Handmade

  9. debgarretty

    Such creative, beautiful projects. Really inspiring. Can’t wait for the charm club launch. Patchwork is one of my favourite pastimes. Thanks for sharing and thanks to Catherine for her tutorial too. I will definitely be trying one of those.

  10. Carole

    So creative and such beautiful outcomes. Ali can you recommend a cutting mat to me, all you clever people seem to use them, perhaps they help keep straight lines?

  11. Lovely, talented people :)

  12. They are all gorgeous. I am very impressed with the hand stitching as well.

  13. Lovely projects! Jess is bound to.come up with something A-MAZING!!

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