Along the Cobbled Path : A Liberty Cushion

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Bees Knees Noun. the bee's knees pl (plural only) (idiomatic, colloquial) Something or someone excellent, surpassingly wonderful, or cool

In my opinion, Liberty of London tana lawn, is the bees knees, especially when combined with big stitch hand quilting.

I love sewing with beautiful lawn fabrics, especially in the scrappy, "almost" kantha-like style. Using small pieces of these precious fabrics to create a panel, which I then baste to a layer of batting and stitch with Perle 8 or 12 weight Aurifil cotton thread. The texture is just delightful.

My latest project in Homespun Magazine is called Along the Cobbled Path. I used a palette of mainly blue Liberty prints with some mustard intermingled for good measure.

When it came to the quilting, I used a variety of 12 weight Aurifil cotton thread in colours that coordinate nicely with the fabrics.

I use a hera marker to mark my lines, varying the width of the lines, anywhere between 1/4" to 3/8". 

This issue of Homespun Magazine is available to purchase from all newsagencies or online at

You can see some of my previous projects in this style, right here:

Liberty Table Runner

Purple  Liberty Cushion

Pink Liberty Cushion

Improv Kantha-Style Cushion

Another Kanth-Style Cushion for Kelly


  1. Beautiful!! I always stop when I see Liberty fabrics. Your creations are beautiful! I have never sewn with Liberty because with a sewing room full of fabric purchased over the last 40 years, I don't dare allow myself to indulge in such pricey stuff! But I sure to love looking at it!

    Found you through Slow Sunday Stitching. Have a beautiful day!

  2. They are both pretty projects. Liberty fabrics are always so nice.

  3. both the runner and cushion are pretty....


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