A Liberty Lawn pillow

So, I’ve been playing around with ideas for pillows and cushions made with Liberty lawn, because I’d like to put together some kits for my Folksy Liberty shop. Here’s my first attempt:

Liberty cushion 2

I wanted to show how it’s possible to use fabrics with fairly similar colour tones to create a very subtle look. Sadly I didn’t have quite enough of the greys and oranges that I wanted to use, so I had to add the bright blue Hera peacock pattern. So, not so subtle after all!  I also cut one of my patches 1/2″ to short which totally wrecked my careful arrangement of blocks…

So those are the downsides…! The upsides are that it’s nice and straightforward to make (assuming you cut it right!) with no points to match or seams to line up and because it’s a quilt-as-you-go project, if you’re nervous about quilting (like me!), you don’t have to worry.

Liberty cushion 3

 

It’s a lovely large 60cm by 40cm cushion, so it really shows off the prints at their best. Unfortunately, because of my crazy cutting error, some of my patches have got a bit out of place….

 

 

Liberty cushion 4

But the errors mean I get to keep this one… I love how it looks with my lovely hall floor…

Liberty cushion 1

 

I’m going to put a tutorial for a cushion like this on my blog very soon, hopefully by the end of next week, as part of my 12 Patterns in 12 Months project. I’m also planning to have precut packs of the blocks you’ll need available in the shop at about the same time.

22 thoughts on “A Liberty Lawn pillow

  1. I just stumbled across your blog and your lovely shop today. So glad I did as I’ve been looking for somewhere to buy Liberty fabrics without paying £22 for a whole meter for a while. Your shop is fab and I’ve placed an order today. I can’t wait to get those yummy fabics 🙂

    S x

  2. I wouldn’t have noticed there was a cutting problem if you hadn’t told me. I still think it looks great, you can never go wrong with Liberty as it is just beautiful.

  3. Beautiful. i had my first delivery of your beautiful fabrics arrive this week and i’m going to do something very similar myself this weekend.

  4. I love it! …And I love your goal of 12 patterns in 12 months! I think I need a goal like that. I’ve been working on a hat pattern that is taking me forever to finish!

  5. It may not be as subtle as you were picturing, but I think the blue looks lovely in it! Quilt as you go sounds good too, I’ve not done that before, will have to add it to my list of things to try 🙂 I also approve of not having to make points line up, makes things far quicker!

  6. Love it…the blue works really well…subtle is so overrated! This looks like the perfect project for me to attempt as a virgin quilter

  7. Yes hurrah, this it the tute I need!! Looks lovely Ali. You are a clever lady. Thanks for the inspiration xx

    1. Thanks Allie 🙂 I am hoping to get the tute sorted as soon as possible. I have to work out which colours and prints I am going to use though, and it’s tricky to decide…. I love them all too much!

  8. I like how the blocks are a little off, but maybe that’s just me! I don’t think I would dare put such in my hall– two cats would lie on it, and the eldest dog might abscond with it (he really does like a pillow under his head!)

    1. Lol Lizzie, the blocks are meant to be out of alignment, so that’s good news! My problem came about when they were too much IN alignment.. Your pets clearly are very sensible. 🙂

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