Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Liberty Lifestyle - Stile Collection

It's great to be home again, and better still, to be back behind the sewing machine with renewed gusto.  Whilst away from home I really missed being able to sew - especially in the evenings - and by the end of our trip I was itching to stitch.  I am a creature of habit.


Not only did I return home with a case heavier than with which I departed but also to find the arrival of a surprise parcel from Liberty Lifestyle.  This is the yet to be released Stile Collection by Liberty Lifestyle, a collection inspired by the Art Nouveau movement and more specifically the work of Scottish artist and watercolorist Charles Rennie Mackintosh.


There are 32 designs in the Stile collection:  eight different prints in four color palettes - you can see the full collection here:   Liberty Lifestyle.  (I have added several prints from the Bloomsbury Collection to my quilt top because I just can't restrain myself from fabric play).


I've kept the quilt design simple - an alternating nine patch block - contrasted with a fresh white background to highlight the colors and delicate designs of this fabric collection; a nice way to ease myself back into the rhythm of my crafty life.

This quilt top is ready for basting. 

Rita

17 comments:

  1. Your quilt top is fabulous! Love the fabrics and the crisp white background!

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  2. That design made my eyes go every which-away. Absolutely love it. Your ideas are always fresh.

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  3. Love this very clever layout.

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  4. I'll be away from my sewing machine for 3 weeks next year :( I was bad enough after a recent 5 day trip!!

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  5. Glad you are back home safely! Enjoy playing with your new stash :)

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  6. AH, wonderful :) Sometimes it is best to let the fabric do all the talking, but your placement of the nine patches says a lot too!

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  7. Oh, you take such good photos! Love this line of Liberty and your quilt is wonderful!

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  8. It's always amazing how a simple patchwork design can being so stunning. The 9 patches really let the fabric take center stage!

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  9. Beautiful. Gives me inspiration to do a scrap quilt with the white background!

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  10. It is awesome that you kept your design simple. I love simple, and thank you for sharing. Debbie

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  11. Love the new fabrics. It is amazing how well white goes with everything and really lets the fabrics speak for themselves.

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  12. so impressed with your accuracy and colour choice...love the blog too

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