Liberty Snippets

by Nova on April 1, 2013

Liberty snippets quilt top

I had been hoping to finish this quilt top by the end of last year as a finale to the Liberty Scrap Challenge  though I’m kind of pleased it has been hanging around the design wall as it has been a joy to see each time I have walked past.

Liberty snippets

Inspired by  Ashley’s Flying Farfalle quilt, I used the  smallest snippets of Liberty scraps leftover from the challenge that I couldn’t bear to part with (me, a hoarder of tiny scraps?!!!)  with the addition of some Liberty scraps that Danielle had kindly shared with me too & which were the perfect triangular shape!

The background is cut from some yardage of cotton sheeting that I got from the Opp shop. I just kept cutting & sewing until I ran out of background fabric. I love the subtle stripe of the sheeting & the crispness of it against the super soft tana lawn.

It’s just so pretty, like little scrappy butterflies fluttering across the fabric. I love it.

So…how would you quilt this….?

Oooo & don’t forget Jo has a ready supply of Liberty in bite sized pieces & beyond ;)

Liberty butterflies


Project notes:

Block size = 5″ x 7″ (finished)
Finished quilt top size = approx 60″ x 70″
Liberty scraps from the Organic Stitch Co
Background fabric = Cotton sheeting yardage from the opp shop

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Kirsty April 1, 2013 at 10:37 am

I love this! It feels so restrained and yet it showcases how special liberty fabric is. Beautiful. Well done.


Bec April 1, 2013 at 6:58 pm

My favourite sort of fabric- op shopped fabric! With yummy Liberty, just divine!


Joanna April 1, 2013 at 6:59 pm

Oh how gorgeous!!! Absolutely stunning! :-) x


Katy April 1, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Perfect excuse to hoard those scraps ;o) It looks fabulous, and I thought immediately of flutterbys when I saw it


Flying Blind April 1, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Beautiful – I would go the whole hog and go diagonals like Ashley too xxx


Sasha April 1, 2013 at 10:08 pm

I love this quilt! So simple and so pretty =D I have no advice for quilting it as I have only hand quilted and machine quilted on quilt in my sewing life lol.


natasha April 2, 2013 at 4:53 am

Oh wow, amazing. I which I had some stellar quilting advise… I don’t but it is a gorgeous quilt.


Jan Ward April 2, 2013 at 8:23 am

That is a beautiful quilt. very pretty.


Jo @ a life in lists April 2, 2013 at 7:41 pm

Eeep! I love it! It’s like the Liberty baby sibling of my ridiculously huge HST quilt top.


elsa April 3, 2013 at 1:56 am

Oh, I love your Liberty snippets quilt! what a great way to use up small scraps. I’ve been hoarding my liberty voile and think I may copy you (if that’s okay ~ I’ll give you credit).


CJ April 5, 2013 at 6:37 pm

Absolutely lovely, so understated and pale, it’s fantastic. I know what you mean about scraps; some fabrics are just so lovely I can’t even throw away a tiny bit. Sometimes I get them out just to look at and remember and wish I had more.


Chris April 8, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Absolutely lovely!


ashley April 12, 2013 at 3:18 am

absolutely gorgeous Nova! I love how you can use the smallest pieces in this design – the perfect place to show all those beautiful Liberty prints! Seeing this makes me want to make another! :)


Kellie April 12, 2013 at 12:37 pm

It’s sooo pretty :-) the butterflies look like they’ve just settled there for a quick moment and could fly away at any time! Any space for a bit of dark coloured running stitch … border perhaps? Flying Blind’s suggestion of diagonal goodness sounds great to me x


Klasik Mobilya April 13, 2013 at 6:56 pm

These are soo chic :)



rbjaneite April 17, 2013 at 5:59 am

It’s gorgeous! I’m not sure about the quilting, but it would look amazing bound with more vibrant Liberty lawn. That will make it, I think!


Kim Sharman April 22, 2013 at 10:35 pm

I totally understand why you ‘allowed’ this beautiful quilt to hang around a while so that you could enjoy it’s beauty and simplicity!! ‘Tis such a pretty quilt Nova!!


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