Category Archives: Liberty Love

Several months ago I participated in a worldwide Liberty postage stamp block swap. Twenty-eight women across the globe made twenty-eight sixteen patch blocks, and we sent off twenty-seven of them to the other women and received as many in return. Liberty has such a vast range we were sure to get back a variety of […]

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  • Linda Wilson

    Hi I love your quilt top. I was wondering if this would be the same swap that I was in and it was! I was able to find my block in your quilt! so cool. Thank you for sharing your quilt top.ReplyCancel

  • Vivien Levermore

    I am wondering if you can send me a copy of the feather pattern? I have been to Anna Maria Horner’s site, but I can’t find it there anywhere. My daughter wants me to make her a table runner with feathers on it.

    Thank you,

    VivienReplyCancel

Let’s talk about Quilt Market! Before I get into the booths and the incredible talent I saw, I have to tell you a bit about my personal experience with the travel and being in a city! I’ll keep it short and show you the good stuff. I traveled to Minneapolis last week. It was the […]

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  • It’s too bad that I didn’t get a chance to meet you as I was walking around with Liesl most of the time!ReplyCancel

    • That would have been great! I stopped her on her way to speak to Heather Ross. I probably shouldn’t have, but I was a little starstruck. :)ReplyCancel

  • Lara

    Wow Meredith! What an amazing adventure (despite the hairy start!). Lots of gorgeous photos and so jealous of you meeting AMH. Thanks for sharing xxReplyCancel

  • You got to see Tiger Lily! I think by the time it hits stores I’ll have talked myself into buying full yards of the entire collections. I am hearing such great things about Loominous too!

    Glad you got a chance to travel away from your littles. I still haven’t since my daughter was born 3 years ago!ReplyCancel

  • great recap!! it’s like having a front row seat to your adventures!!ReplyCancel

I finished up Wallace’s new Liberty quilt, and now he and Layla have coordinating quilts. Same pattern, different color schemes to suit them. I’m not going to coordinate outfits or anything, but I’m ridiculously excited about these quilts.  I do love kids and quilts. I’m happy that Wallace is far less particular about his than […]

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  • Veronica

    What beautiful quilts! I love your usage of Liberty prints. But when do they NOT go together well? Those will be well loved and cherished quilts, as will other coordinating projects along the way. My two girls love to have coordinating costumes! Congratulations! They are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • wallace is such a stud muffin!!!! love the photos. really brings the quilts to life!ReplyCancel

  • Kaitlin Madson

    Those quilts are stunning! And your kids are adorable! I was wondering, where do you buy the perle cotton for hand quilting? Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • I’m actually spoiled rotten with a local thread shop that carries everything from Perle cotton to embroidery floss, cross stitch patterns, and other needlework supplies. I know some big box stores carry a small selection of Perle cotton too. :)ReplyCancel

  • Diane McLauchlan

    I had a quilting friend tell me if you want the kids to absolutely love their quilts don’t put batting in them and put minky on the back. It works. I just use a spray baste and the quilting is a breeze! My granddaughters (6 and 2) just love them.
    Diane in WyomingReplyCancel

Ready for a binding tutorial? I’ve gotten lots of requests for a straight grain binding tutorial. This one gets your picture perfect, crisp corners, professional results every single time. Its the essential skill for finishing quilts, and you’ll want to add it to your repertoire! This method showcases straight grain binding, which is perfect for […]

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  • Ivy

    Thanks for this tutorial. I can always get my corners on the back looking fab, because you can manipulate as you hand sew them down, but the fronts always look awful. Maybe I should machine sew on the back side and hand sew on the front?ReplyCancel

    • The corners will fold in opposite directions on the front and back. By stopping your stitching and folding prior to getting to the edge, you should have perfectly folded corners on the front and back of the quilt. You could try machine sewing from the back first. I’ve never used that method.ReplyCancel

  • […] for a small wall quilt. I bound it in Licorise, a black Free Spirit solid, using my go to, perfect finish binding technique, and it was finished! I’m happy to report my friend loved it! Its always a little […]ReplyCancel

  • […] baste your quilt, and quilt however you would like! If you need some guidance on binding, I have a great, picture filled tutorial to walk you through clean, professional […]ReplyCancel

Remember this quilt I made for Layla around this time last year? Well its one of my most favorite quilts. So simple, but so beautiful. Wallace is quickly getting too big for all the quilts I made for him before he was born, so I’ve started growing his collection with a quilt like Layla’s, only […]

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