Saturday, January 12, 2019

liberty makes do too

last night, after a week of putting our house back together as phase 1 of our home reno winds down, i took some time in my quilting room to finish this quilt top.

"liberty makes do too" is the second liberty + crossweave quilt i've made. i really enjoy the combination of tana lawn and crossweave (chambray). however, i think i like sticking to one color of crossweave per project. for this quilt, i used 3 different colors and it makes the quilt look as if it was composed of old jeans.

this quilt will be my next handwork project as i like the look of handquilting with the liberty + crossweave. but first, a backing needs to be picked. i have a few of the prints from the top in mind for the backing; like, maybe that betsy ann hanging there next to the flimsy. a full liberty tana lawn backing is quite luxurious! i'm really happy with the first one i did for "liberty makes do", so i will repeat that choice for this second quilt.

i still have quite a few liberty pieces cut from the first project, so there will be more of these in the future. two ideas i have for more liberty + crossweave include a log cabin quilt and one with more random strip orientation that incorporates some vertical pieces into the strips (not sure what to call it) i saw on instagram:

and i'm certain there will be a few more strip quilt variations, too.

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