Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Liberty and Crochet Blanket for a sweet Baby girl!


Liberty of London fabrics are certainly one of my favourites - so combine making a Liberty Quilt and Crochet and it is a quilt made in heaven.


I firstly made a simple squares quilt using Liberty fabric.  I cut large squares out of some of my favourites and then sew them together to make a quilt top. Because I wanted this quilt to be a light and soft quilt I chose "Quilt Lite" for the Batting as this is almost like a layer of flannel in the centre - rather than a regular Cotton Batting.

On the back I had bought this amazing piece of Liberty Gallymoggers which has all the custest drawings of all the Alice in Wonderland characters - just perfect to keep in one piece and then can be completely reversed.


I used Aurifil 12wt #2021 to hand quilt the quilt outlining the squares and then finished off the binding just as normal.  Once the quilt was finished then the crochet Border was sewn.


Using Rowan - Siena 4ply (Mercerised Cotton) in an off white colour I started the trim using a Blanket stitch to have an anchor row for the crochet trim using a "Knitter's Needle".  Using a 2.75mm Clover hook I then crocheted a simple Shell scallop around the foundation Blanket stitch.



I feel that there will be lots more of this type of quilt to be made in the future.  I am so happy with how it looks and the drape is just so soft.  Perfect for a new baby and such a portable quilt.

Jemima x 

1 comment:

  1. This is so adorable. Perfect for a shower gift.

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