FNWF: January 2023

It's the first Friday of the month (year!) and so I'm joining the Friday Night with Friends group tonight. Admittedly, I didn't sew one stitch, but I did look at a lot of pretty quilts on Pinterest. Sometimes, looking at so many quilts, really hampers starting my own projects.



I have some Liberty of London cotton lawn fabric in my stash. I've been hoarding it for years. It's just so lovely to touch, pretty to look at and I know that it's really quite expensive, which is why I've not been able to bring myself to cut into much of it...

... that is until tonight! I'm living life on the wild side tonight. 

I cut a bundle, which my MIL brought back from London a few years ago, into 5" squares. I want to make a nice simple quilt with this fabric - something which won't have a lot of wastage. You really can't go past a simple square quilt, for ease and frugality, right?



Cutting the fabric was as far as I got tonight. I bought some lovely light blue quilters muslin at work today and I think it should work with these fabrics, as well as some 70/10 sewing machine needles. Tomorrow, I may even begin sewing some actual stitches. 


What's your favourite "simple" quilt design that is frugal with fabric?


Linking Up With: FNwF @ Gone Stitchin'









 

14 comments

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I have never bought Liberty of London because of the price - I just can't make myself spend that much - will watch to see what you make.

loulee said...

Beautiful fabrics. Have fun with them.

tbear said...

Love making log cabin quilts with left over strips etc I find it very therapeutic:)

Karen's Korner said...

Nothing like sewing with beautiful fabrics. Enjoy.

Jeanette said...

It;s going to be a beautiful quilt.

Cheryll said...

Playing with fabric is ALWaYs fun...
Thanks for joining FNwF once again in 2023... xox

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful Liberty fabrics and a good choice to showcase them xx

Susan said...

My first quilt had Liberty fabrics in it - mixed with a normal patchwork fabric and home spun...the liberties wore out well before anything else did.

Good choice to keep it simple - I think the fabrics should be kept in a big piece to showcase them...or a disappearing 9 patch would be another choice.

Ondrea said...

Liberty fabric is very busy so a simple patchwork would showcase the fabric rather than take away from it. I am sure whatever you do will look lovely. Unfortunately, I never got to visit Liberty when I was in London a few years ago. So much to see in such little time.

Rosemary B❤️ said...

This is going to be a vibrantly colored quilt! All of the fabrics are lovely
and go so nicely together. Excellent Anorina for taking the plunge and slicing up the fabrics. 100 years all new people... but your quilt will be a treasure

Lin said...

Just look at all those gorgeous fabrics! Have fun with your squares. xx

Sharon Kwilter said...

Good job for taking the plunge and cutting the fabric. It should be easy from here. I look forward to watching your progress.

FlourishingPalms said...

Would you believe... I've had a package of Liberty fat quarters for about five years - won in an Instagram giveaway - and I've never used them. Not sure I see the appeal. Guess I've never been much of a "floral" person. In any case, I think it's great that you love Liberty fabrics and are making the most of yours with the quilt you plan to make. "Waste not" is a good motto. I like to make baby quilts with alternating 6" square blocks. Simple and easy. Have fun with your project!

Maria said...

Such pretty soft fabrics.
Will enjoy seeing what you make with it.