Since 1875, Liberty of London has been producing high-end fabrics renowned for their sumptuous color, striking design, and silky-smooth hand. Alexia's fascination with these lavish prints began as a child, when she sewed her first blouse. Rekindle your love for Liberty with her delightful collection of quilt and sewing projects for you and your home. Each design combines fresh, modern aesthetics with the traditional Liberty polish you've treasured for a lifetime.
• A lovely array of quilts, family apparel, and accessories for your home and wardrobe
• Learn how to combine the popular Liberty Tana Lawn lines with other fabrics
• Full-size templates are included, with graded tissue paper garment patterns
Review Publishers Weekly - December 3, 2012
Similar to the recent Liberty Book of Home Sewing, but not with the Liberty of London department store imprint, this collection of 25 quilt, accessory, and clothing patterns also celebrates the famous Tana lawn fabric that Liberty's been producing for decades. This book is less British in style, both in the patterns and the book's slightly busy design, and that posh crispness that makes Liberty so beloved is missed. These designs, however, are approachable and inviting, especially the series of quilts: the Mad Plaid is a stunning quilted tartan, while the Nine-Patch Revisited Baby Quilt is simple enough for the beginning quilter, yet shows off the fabric nicely. The handful of clothing patterns are simple, although options are provided only for standard misses' sizes. Basic instructions for sewing and quilting are provided, but the author does use terms that she doesn't define at times. It's worth noting that Liberty fabrics can be somewhat difficult to find, are expensive, and are rarely copied, and that working with Tana lawn isn't the same as working with a quilting cotton. Other charming - and cheaper - fabrics could, however, easily be substituted. This book will dazzle Liberty lovers. Includes patterns.
Review filminthefridge.com - January 8, 2013
If you love Liberty, you’ll love flipping through this book, as its pages are filled with gorgeous Liberty prints. It’s even better if you love Liberty and love to sew, as Alexia has provided lots of great projects – from smaller household projects, to gorgeous quilt patterns and even a few clothing patterns. And of course, while they look wonderful in Liberty, they’d be equally as nice made up in your choice of fabrics.I was immediately sold on this patchwork baby quilt, made up of 16 patch blocks of Liberty. Having made a few Liberty quilts now, I had a lot of tiny leftover pieces so this project, using 2.5? squares, was perfect for using those up!And while I rarely, if ever, copy a pattern exactly, I couldn’t resist doing so here, going so far as to copy Alexia’s choice of the gray polka dot Nani Iro double gauze for the alternating blocks. I’m not sure its a combo I would have put together on my own, and boy do I love it! Not to mention that the combo of the Liberty lawn and the double gauze makes for one super soft quilt!I’m so glad to see all these little Liberty scraps put together in this one quilt. It’s awfully fun to see them put to use!
Review Library Journal - March 1, 2013
Liberty of London's Tana lawn fabrics are prized for their beautiful designs and soft feel - characteristic worth the hefty per yard price tag. In this collection of patterns, Abegg presents a variety of projects designed to highlight the beauty of Liberty fabrics, while helping quilters and sewists get the most out of these spendy textiles. The projects include quilts of various sizes, as well as accessories and garments, and the contemporary, streamlined style keeps the floral fabrics from looking too fussy. Basic quilting and sewing tips, as well as tips specifically geared toward working with Tana lawn, are included. VERDICT You don't have to love Liberty fabrics to find appealing projects in this collection, and sewists of all skill levels will be inspired by Abegg's stylish creations.
Review Generation Q Magazine - March 20, 2013
Alexia Abegg of Green Bee Designs and Patterns claims bragging rights for being a former minion to Anna Maria Horner (we are seriously jealous). She started Green Bee a few years ago and we're even more jealous because she's just that good. Now she's throwing a Liberty of London love-fest with nine original quilts, plus shirts, bags, pincushions and even an adorable dog collar. But the party really starts with her excellent tutorial on sewing basics and tips for working with these glorious Anglo-lawns.Most of the quilts are completely beginner-friendly. And then there's that scrumptious Marcelle Medallion Quilt that is both modern and classic. Also check out the Classic Quilted Handbag, Little Pearl Dress and our fave, Olive's Collar. She's even included father-son camp shirts so our boys don't miss out on the LIberty obsession. We love it. Tons!
Review Down Under Quilts Magazine - June 1, 2013
Since 1875, Liberty of London has been producing high-end fabrics renowned for their sumptuous colour, striking design and silky-smooth hand. Alexia Abegg's fascination with these lavish prints began as a child. You can rekindle your love for Liberty with this delightful collection of 25 quilt and sewing projects. Each design combines fresh, modern aesthetics with the traditional Liberty polish we've all treasured for a lifetime.
You will learn how to combine the popular Liberty Tana Lawn lines with other fabrics, plus there are full-size templates with graded tissue-paper garment patterns.
In total there are nine quilt patterns, four small projects, six accessories and six clothing projects included.
Review Fabrications Quilting For You - April 1, 2013
Liberty of London Tana Lawn and tradition are synonymous, so it comes as no surprise that many of the quilt designs in this book are low key and simple to piece in order to feature the main Liberty fabric. The 25 projects are predominantly based around the nine-patch block and half-square triangle, but it is the use of fabric and arrangement of these blocks that gives the quilts their charm. Full-size templates are included with graded tissue paper garment patterns. The quilts are simple to construct and make full use of the type of fabric design which is very easily recognizable as Liberty of London.
Review Australian Quilters Companion - July 15, 2013
Liberty fabrics have long been loved by quilters and in this inspiring book, projects can be created by combining Liberty Tana Lawn lines with other patchwork cotton fabrics. Projects include quilts, clothing and accessories.
Review McCalls Quilting - September 18, 2013
The famous Liberty fabric shop in London, England, started in 1870 selling imported textiles from Japan, China, and India. Today, known for its small floral prints, Liberty Art Fabrics releases two distinct and separate lines every spring and fall, a seasonal collection and a classic collection, according to the newly released book, Liberty Love, by Alexia Marcelle Abegg. Her book offers 25 projects to quilt and sew and features Liberty of London fabrics. Liberty Lifestyle is launching a line of quilt-weight cotton, coming late in 2013. The collection will be distributed in the USA by E. E. Schenck, so check your local quilt shop later on this year.
Review Jo's Country Junction - September 20, 2013
The main quilt that everyone is loving is the Marcella Medallion quilt. I have to admit after seeing all the different variations via Flickr and Pinterest, I love it too.
The book is FULL of projects. There are projects that aren't quilts too..ipod or Kindle covers. Even clothing patterns and bag patterns. I've been wanting to make a medallion quilt. Iin fact, making one is on my bucket list. Even though I write and tell you about other projects in the book, I am still stuck on the medallion quilt...I really like it lots!!!
Back to the review...there are lots and lots of projects in the book and they vary from beginner to advanced. It's a good bang from your buck if you like sewing other things besides quilts too.
Review Love Quilting & Patchwork - September 1, 2013
Coveted by so many, Liberty fabric is in a class of its own in terms of look, feel and heritage. We were excited to see a patchwork book devoted to the stuff, so much so that we've featured one of the projects on the cover of this issue for you to make. Author Alexia Marcelle Abegg wrote and shot this book, and the results are stunning!
Review International Quilt Festival - Quilt Scene - October 1, 2013
If you love Liberty of London fabrics, you'll fall all over yourself for this collection of sophisticated yet approachable projects, including a robust sampling of quilts, a number of bags and clothing items, and even a dog collar for the family pet. Though the bulk of the book is taken up by projects, there are also a number of pages devoted to sewing and quilting tools and tips. At the back of the book are a size chart for the clothing projects, a list of helpful resources, and a large envelope of full-size tissue-paper pattern templates so that you'll have everything you need to get started on your own beautiful creations. By far the greatest appeal of the book, however, is how it flawlessly converges the classic and modern to bring out the best of both.
Review Katie's Quilting Corner - November 5, 2013
This is a perfect book for beginners that need great tutorials for projects so they can get their feet wet in the world of quilting and sewing. I found the reference section very comprehensive to help the inexperienced sewer or quilter tackle the projects in the book without worry.
Review Sew Sweetness - November 5, 2013
Liberty Love is full of 25 sewing and quilting projects, which is a fantastic value for your money. The range of projects is massive; from an electronic device holder to a necktie. Something for everyone - and also a great selection of things to make for handmade gifting!