Liberty Scrap Challenge 2012 – January Edition!

by Nova on January 9, 2012

Yay! Scraps at the ready & let the challenge begin!

When I received my Liberty scrap pack from Jo, she had also generously included a fat 1/8 of some very gorgeous blue starry fabric with a note saying it reminded her of New Year Fireworks. So with that in mind the creative process of what to make for my first project in the challenge went something like this…

New Year = welcoming in = hello!
Fireworks = celebration = bunting!

To break us all into the new year gently I have made 2 ‘no sew’ projects! (scroll down for the tutorial link).

A fabric wrapped wire ‘hello’

I was inspired by this yummy yarn creation spotted over on the Whip Up calendar. Inspiration credit to Teri Dimalanta of GiddyGiddy.  As soon as I saw it , I  pinned it as I knew I wanted to create something similar with fabric scraps!

& next up some no -sew mini bunting! The lightness of the Liberty tana lawn fabric makes for wonderfully fluttery bunting, but it will work just as well with any cotton scraps :)

Such a quick & pretty way to spruce up your sewing space, shelving, mirrors, to  drape between pictures, across your bed headboard, around a window… in fact wherever there is a space in need of a bit of fluttery Liberty prettiness!

Ok so here’s the tutorials & how to…..

I was having trouble posting the tutorials (for goodness knows what reason the blog wasn’t playing nice today) so I have prepared a PDF with both the tutorials & the templates needed, all in one neat little package for you :) You can download the tutorials by clicking the link below ::

Mini ‘No-Sew’ Bunting & Fabric Wire Word Tutorial

(this is a PDF file & you will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer – free download available here)

If you have trouble downloading the tutorial, please let me know & I will happily email you  a copy of the pdf.

Perhaps you prefer tutorials this way? or both in the post & in a pdf? I always have the best intentions of making a pdf to go with each tutorial but then get ……… distracted ;)  let me know what works for you & I’ll do my best to tick all the boxes :)

Happy Scrapping!

If you make either or both of these projects (in Liberty or other scrappy goodness!) we’d love to see!

Join our  Liberty Scrap Challenge 2012 Flickr Group & share your pics there.

Or drop me a line with a link to your blog post or with images attached to ::

For scrumptious Liberty scrap packs (charm packs, fat 1/4’s, fat 1/8’s yardage & more!) visit The Organic Stitch Co

….. & after all that tutorial reading you deserve a treat :)

I have a few  scraps left over from my scrap pack which I need to share with a fellow scrap lover! Are you playing along with us?  Do you want a mini starter pack of luscious Liberty scraps ???? (there should be enough to get you started making some mini bunting)

Just leave a comment if you’re playing along and want a few scraps to get started! I’ll pick a random scrap lover on Wednesday morning (BrisVegas time)

*giveaway is now closed*


Liberty Scrap Challenge 2012 – Link List

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Nimble Fingers and Steady Eyebows January 9, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Liberty and bunting, what not to love!? I have all manner of Liberty scraps, the most precious being left over from my bridemaids dr
Desses. Laura x


Tanya January 9, 2012 at 9:06 pm

These are both sweet creations Nova! Thanks for sharing :-). I hope to make these both this week (will bribe the kids for a bit of quiet time :-)). Will grab your button thingy and scraps are very much loved here. X


Melissa January 9, 2012 at 9:22 pm

I saw the ‘hello’ on your pinterest and loved it also. Am off to cut some bits of my stash for my first ever blog challenge, no scraps as yet with my Liberty pieces…jo’s scrap bundles may be a must…your bag of scrappy goodies would be loved too! X


Lynne January 9, 2012 at 9:55 pm

What a lovely idea – A “Liberty” word! I think I’ll try a sewing/patchwork related word for the sewing room… create?…stitch…? Thanks for the tutorial.


lee January 9, 2012 at 10:11 pm

I do not have liberty scraps but i have others to use! Love both projects – hopping over to join the fliker group. thanks!


beth lehman January 9, 2012 at 10:21 pm

sadly i have no liberty scraps. i dream of having liberty in my stash one day. it is exquisite fabric. i may just have to do a bunting with something else, though. too cute.


Maryanne January 9, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Hi Nova,
I would love your spare scraps to play with.
I also love both of your projects


Katy January 9, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Oh how fab, LOVE the wrapped wire, what a great idea!


Vicki January 9, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Nova you are indeed a girl after my own heart! Thanks so much for these two sweet little projects. I was lucky enough to receive not one, but two lovely packages of Liberty from my other half for christmas…, I’m not exactly short of gorgeous scraps, but isn’t there always room in your life for a bit more Liberty?! In return I’d love to swap one of my own Liberty scrap creations with you. Thank you for brightening up a dull english monday! x


Laura January 10, 2012 at 1:03 am

I’m not going to be able to play along (I’ve promised myself no more challenges!) but I’m going to love being able to see the results! The bunting is awesome – I’d never have thought of making the flags different shapes! Definitely going to be downloading the PDF. I find them much easier, as I can store them on my computer for when I get around to them!


Robin January 10, 2012 at 1:50 am

I love these scrappy ideas for Liberty pieces! I just participated in a Liberty charm square swap and am looking forward to using my small pieces of Liberty in some new projects. I’ll be sure to check out your Flickr group too. thanks for the giveaway!


Beth T. January 10, 2012 at 8:10 am

I’ve been carrying a crush on Liberty from afar…I’d be thrilled with a scrappy prize! If I’m not the lucky winner, I do have a ton (not literally, but almost!) of other scraps here I can use to join in the fun.


Becky January 10, 2012 at 11:00 am

I SO want to play along!


Leanne January 10, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Soon the liberty scraps I ordered will arrive, I would happily use some of those bits you are giving away too, it is so nice of you to do that.


leanne January 10, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Hi Nova – love your wire wrapped word – I’ve just caught up on your blog posts for the past month as I’m finally on-line (yes, I have my own computer at home with internet access – I think that means that I’ll actually have to work when I’m at work now !) and fabulous to have a visit by your brother and lucky for you looks like he’s a bit of a chef :) enjoy those puddings !


Jenny January 11, 2012 at 12:08 am

i love that mini bunting! how precious…and devine in Liberty fabrics! what a great project for my daughter and her new sewing machine! id love to include your Liberty scraps in a scrappy quilt…lots of neutrals with Liberty.


Kirsty March 5, 2012 at 9:15 am

I love these ideas! And I love Liberty! So I love this challenge! I had a go at the bunting – much smaller though (as it is my tendency to do).


Siobhan April 16, 2012 at 5:33 pm

I love the fabric words. So simple but really effective. I have made a name plate for my daughter using the same idea. Brilliant!


Katie April 25, 2012 at 5:39 am

I LOVE this. Just made a little scrappy sign that says Welcome… but I’m a bit at a loss as to HOW to attach it to my wall. It’s small, and fine, and needs support otherwise the letters go all wonky… how did you attach yours?


vanina May 24, 2012 at 6:30 am

I am obsessed with your blog. OBSESSED. Thank you! :)


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