My (almost) one-day quilt
Kate's single girl quilts

While you are waiting to see the single girl quilts

....take a look at the Liberty.

Liberty 1
Liberty 2
Liberty 3
I cleaned up the studio yesterday and as a reward, started playing with the Liberty squares again. I thought I'd lay it all out on the floor and then start sewing, but I quickly realized that it wasn't a good idea - too much to keep track of and too many pieces. So now I am piecing squares that are 5 pieces wide by 3 pieces high. I got out a pencil and paper and figured out how many white squares per larger block (42 blocks with 3 white squares, 12 with 2 white squares) and then started laying out them out in groups. I've sewn 5 groups together, pressing all seams open and trimming all the threads as I go. I like working in stages so this seems to be progressing well for me. If all goes as planned, I'll get most of it pieced over the weekend.

I am really anxious to tell you all about the single girl quilts and show them, but my best assistant is out of town for a few days. I tried to get Kate to help me hold one up, but the poor thing couldn't spread her arms wide enough for it to lay flat and complained of it being too heavy the minute she tried. I'm going to do my best to find an able assistant this weekend and I'll report back next week.

In the meantime, if your kids are into art, please check out Ellie and Abbie's Kids Artist Trading Card Swap.  When Blair and I hosted one a couple of years ago, it was fun and a huge success. I highly recommend it!



My kids are on spring break and we have been running around all day. I love being with them but I'm exhausted. I need--yes, need--to play with fabric and regenerate. Your pictures really lifted my spirits.

Alicia A.

I think I'm really going to love this one. Can't wait! (for the single girls too.)

Rachel at Stitched in Color

I love pictures of fabrics cut and wanting to be sewn. So inviting!


Oh my, that Liberty fabric makes me light headed. So pretty.


Wowee zowee - If I had that fabric in my possession, I don't think i'd do anything but play with it all day (and night)!


Love Liberty

Jo @ a life in lists

Be still my beating heart! You just can't beat a whole slew of Liberty prints, can you? I think I might have to order some more as a reward for having a baby (when it finally deigns to appear).

jodi meenan

I just gotta say, is this the Liberty fabric I'm thinking of? Liberty of London, which is uber expensive? It's quite lovely, whatever, but I'm just curious. I guess I don't have to tell you to have fun!


I love that fabric. I am sure it will be gorgeous.


Those are gorgeous prints. I'm excited to see your progress on it.


Gorgeous, and thanks for the artist trading card swap link....I was just thinking about it the one in 2009 the other day and wishing to myself that there would be another one...funny how things work out!


I love those Liberty fabrics... so beautiful. I can't wait to see what comes of them. I hope you are well, Erin!


looking like the start of a great project.

M is for Maga

This makes me want to quilt again but I don't have the space or patience any more.I love the combination of fabrics. Can't wait to see it finished.


Although I'm excited to see the Single Girl quilts and hear the full story, I've been patiently wondering about your liberty quilt progress. I've eyed those fabrics for a good long time, and have spent many a night swooning over the bundles on Purl Bee's site. So, when I saw that you ordered them, I immediately pledged myself to living vicariously! :-)

I'm anxious to see how this grows and morphs. The fabrics are so insanely lovely....surely they are a thrill just to touch and work with. Have fun with this one, and keep us posted on your progress. Some of us are a little over eager on the liberty updates! :-)

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