Liberty Tana Lawn and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt
60 inches x 60 inches
I spent quite some time on the weekend finishing my Liberty Checkerboard Quilt ... piecing the quilt backing, basting, quilting, binding, taking photos ...
For the back of the quilt I have used a Liberty Tana Lawn print ~ Kinnear in Red. This is one of my favorite Liberty prints and one that I believe has been discontinued. It is certainly difficult to find. The only reason I had yardage on hand was that I searched for it some time ago for my Stawberry Nine Patch Quilt and at that time I was only able to find it listed as a 5 meter bundle. It has been well used for the back of this quilt, and I still have some pieces on hand.
Quilted with edge to edge straight lines, ditch stitching all seam lines as well as a diagonal grid (cross hatching) through all of the background chambray fabric. I chose to use a dark thread (for quilting) that would blend with the dark chambray fabric; the quilting adds texture without adding further detail to the already interesting chambray and Liberty fabrics.
And for binding ~ again a Liberty Tana Lawn fabric: June's Meadow in Red.
Considering the size of this quilt the use of Liberty Tana Lawn has made this quilt surprising light weight. I love the subtle quilted texture, the airy drape and soft hand.
This quilt was for sale ~ and has already sold. It is now on the way to a happy new home. This one was not so easy to part with but I have stocked up on more Chambray fabric. Just in case I feel the need to make another ... to keep.
Liberty Tana Lawn and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - in progress
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