Friday, April 5, 2013

A Liberty Patchwork Pillow

I feel like I have been sitting on my hands this week ... impatiently awaiting the arrival of my order of the new Liberty Lifestyle Collection - Stile.  Now that it's Friday afternoon it is clear that I will have to wait till next week.

By Wednesday I was itching to sew and as I had been sent a complimentary set of Stile 5 inch fabric swatches by Liberty Lifestyle I decided to cut right into them.  
The details:
Fabrics:  Liberty Lifestyle Stile Collection combined with Liberty Tana Lawn
Cut 80 fabric pieces each measuring 1.75 inches x 4.5 inches
Layout: 5 rows of 16 logs.

The pillow cover measures 20 inches x 20 inches and is quilted with a closely spaced grid of intersection lines.  The lines are approximately a half inch apart which so happens to be the distance between my sewing machine's center needle position and the inner edge of the walking foot.  The dense quilting grid creates a lovely texture without detracting from the delicate detail of the fabrics.
For the back of the quilt I have used this limited edition medium weight upholstery fabric by Ink and Spindle:  Rooftops in Snow - a hand screen printed fabric printed using water-based, solvent-free inks.  I came across this fabric whilst tidying my stash last week last week and decided it was a shame to have this special fabric sit in the cupboard much longer.  It feels good to have used it for this pillow cover ...

The pillow cover has a zippered seam for easy insert removal and cleaning.

I have also separately listed in my Etsy Store these three Liberty Pincushions : ~ they'd make a great gift for a sewing friend .... SOLD

Keeping my fingers crossed that my Liberty Lifestyle - Stile order arrives early next week.

Have a great weekend,

LIBERTY LIFESTYLE STILE collection now available from:



  1. Gorgeous! Now if you've been unproductive, I hate to think what I've been!

  2. Really nice and that quilting must take a while!

  3. Those fabrics are beautiful :)

  4. Fabulous! That fabric just make Spring feel a little bit closer! (still cold here!)

  5. Oh, I do love Liberty Lifestyle ~ there's just something about the designs. Love the pillow and those pincushions are sweet!

  6. Dear Rita, thank you to answer my question through email a couple days ago about how to use white fabric, that's mean a lot to me. Some people not even bother to answer question even in their site, said : feel free to email me if you have any question. :O - I can tell that you are an awesome, nice, humble lady!! I really appreciate that. You really made my day,Rita. And your art works are always stunning!

  7. Hoping your fabric arrives very soon. I'm trying to imagine you sitting on your hands and not really getting much done. Nope....can't imagine it. The pillow is just love! and what perfect fabric for the back.

  8. The front is beautiful, but it's the backing fabric that really caught my eye -- love it!

  9. So beautiful - really love the backing fabric too.

  10. The cushion is beautiful and I love the backing fabric.

  11. this is a gorgeous pillow. Love the backing fabric.

  12. these are so so cute! love the fabrics

  13. I do love my Liberty tana lawn fabrics. I have started just a small collection. has some of the tana lawn also.


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