Today I wanted to share with you another one of my all-time favorite classic Liberty prints – Felicite. There are so many colorways of Felicite and the ones I’m about to show you are just a few from the vast colorways I’ve seen over the years. Also check out my post on another one of my favorite prints – Betsy.
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First up, a few current colorways of this lovely classic print.
Along with my love for Liberty London fabric, last year I discovered how fun it was to make mug rugs. It was a quick project I could finish in an afternoon and a great scrapbuster as well. With Valentine’s day around the corner, I thought I would show you a few that I finished last year using a fussy cut heart mug rug pattern I developed to showcase some of my favorite prints.
My first attempt at a miniature quilt was using a precious Liberty Hello Kitty scrap. The finished block measures approximately 4.75″ x 4.75″. More details in my post here.
Today I want to show you this heart mini quilt block I made using my beloved Liberty scraps. This is a great project to use up fabric scraps and showcase scraps you can’t bear to throw away. I’ve sewn a lot of items but this the very first quilt block I’ve made! My half square triangles are not very precise but I’m very happy with how this turned out. I couldn’t find the exact heart quilt block I needed so I made this block up myself. If you’re interested in how I made this read on.
Today I’d like to show you some of the Liberty fabrics printed in Japan including Liberty Hello Kitty! There are some prints or colorways that are printed exclusively for the Japanese market and I’ve been fortunate enough to find some on Etsy and Ebay. This post is picture heavy so prepare yourself for cuteness overload =)
Here are variety of past Liberty Hello Kitty prints and some from the most recent 40th anniversary collection.
Today’s post is another fabric scrap project using the free mannequin pin cushion pattern from DIY Dish. I am using my beloved Liberty fabric scraps but this can be done using any fabric scraps you have on hand. This project is a good way to use up your fabric scraps and have a functional and decorative item in your sewing area. Also check out my other fabric scrap projects here.
DIY Dish has a great video on how to sew together the pattern here. I am going to review a few things that differ from the instructional video when I made my pin cushion.
I had these lovely scraps I purchased from Alice Caroline Supply mentioned in my Liberty fabric source guide post. Interesting enough they were all cut offs from hexagons. I wanted to mention this to show that even oddly shaped scraps can be used for this project.
UPDATE 4/2/2015: I’ve have Liberty scrap packs in my Etsy shop so you can buy some lovely scraps to make your own Liberty pin cushion.
I cut up the fabric into squares or triangles where I could and started sewing them together. As I pieced them together I put the pattern over my scrap piece to see if was big enough. After I had enough scrap pieces sewn together I cut out the pattern per the video instructions.
Another modification I made was to add a skirt ruffle to showcase my Liberty Hello Kitty fabric mentioned in an earlier post . I cut roughly a 2 inch high by 17 inch wide strip of fabric and then gathered the strip (great gathering tutorial here). I folded up the bottom of the mannequin hem by 1 inch and sewed the gathered strip to to the bottom. Here is the view of the pattern sewn together on the inside and the outside with the ruffle.
I love Liberty London fabric but Liberty and Hello Kitty combined cannot be expressed in words. I’ll just let the pictures do the talking.
I purchased these small pieces on Etsy from Kate at Little Birt and Black Cat Fabric. She’s a wonderful Etsy seller and was nice enough to include sample pieces of other Liberty Hello Kitty fabrics I was interested in. Definitely check out her store if you are interested in acquiring some of this loveliness for your own.