Home Quilting Winter Fraulein quilt in Liberty Cottons – Diary of a Quilter

Winter Fraulein quilt in Liberty Cottons – Diary of a Quilter


My calendar is telling me that it’s March, however I’m having a tough time believing it this 12 months because the climate outdoors continues to be wanting like early February. So, I made a decision to make one of the best of it and take my Liberty Winter quilt out for a photograph shoot with the snowy backdrop within the mountains close to my dwelling. I began this quilt again in December and by no means shared the completed model. So right here it’s!

Are you so pleased with me that I completed my Christmas quilt 9 months early? 😉 Nicely, that’s in case you’re looking forward to Christmas 2023. Which I’m going to decide on to do on this case, lol, fairly than 3 months late for Christmas 2022.

I made this quilt utilizing my Fraulein sample. It’s an ideal quilt for a scrappy look, however makes use of strip-piecing strategies to assist the blocks come collectively actually quick.

It’s additionally a pre-cuts pleasant quilt sample and works nicely with both a Rolie Polie/Jelly Roll or a stack of 10″ x 10″ squares (aka, Layer Cake). One Jelly Roll or Layer Cake + yardage for background and borders is all you want!

I fell in love with the 2022 Liberty Woodland Christmas assortment and determined this might be a extremely enjoyable approach to play with them. I caught with the black/white/crimson/inexperienced colorways of that assortment.

For my background material I used a black and white woven cross weave material – form of like a grey chambray – that I’ve had in my stash for ages. (I can’t for the lifetime of me bear in mind the place it got here from, so I’m sorry I can’t level you within the precise proper path on this one, however I’ve some comparable ideas beneath).

I really like the added texture {that a} woven material brings. This piece has been in my stash lengthy sufficient and this was the proper method to make use of it up!

I really like the way in which the coloured prints – together with the black – pop on the grey background.

For the backing I used this woven brushed-cotton plaid from the JoAnn’s Plaiditudes collections. Principally black, crimson, and white, however with a touch of inexperienced too. I really like the load and softness of those plaids – they really feel like a pleasant flannel – from JoAnn’s and you’ll ceaselessly discover them on sale. Tremendous smooth and heat and provides the quilt some further weight – good for snuggling within the winter.

I did use batting – a 80/20 Cotton/Poly mix. The quilting was accomplished by Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting. I selected certainly one of her new pantographs, known as Flourish. A pleasant spin on a conventional Orange Peel design and I just like the floral components within the center. They seem like snowflakes on this quilt.

Yow will discover my Fraulein sample accessible in Paper or PDF variations in my store. And it’s on sale 20% off this week (till March 12) – already marked down, no code wanted.

I’ve had individuals ask about kits for this quilt. Sadly I can’t recreate the entire quilt. As I discussed, the background material and a few of the prints are outdated items from my stash.

However I did put collectively a handful of kits with the fabulous Liberty Woodland Christmas prints + a wide range of fundamentals (ginghams, sparkle prints, and so on.) from Riley Blake Designs.

There may be sufficient material within the equipment to make nearly all the blocks + cornerstones, however you’ll nonetheless must complement with and blend in just a few different prints out of your scraps or stash. For me, that’s a enjoyable half as a result of it makes the quilt distinctive from every other!

Yow will discover the identical black Liberty cottage material that I used for my border right here and right here on Etsy.

I discovered a comparable black and white bias gingham print right here, just like the one I used for my binding.

Listed here are some choices for the woven grey chambray/shot-cotton:

Lt Grey Chambray from Connecting Threads

Studio E Peppered Shot Cottons in Tweed

Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Black or Graphite

Moda Crossweave in Cement

Riley Blake Cotton Shabby in Granite (this can be a printed cotton, not a woven material)

So there’s the top of my winter stitching shares for the season. After this, it’s all spring/summer time inspiration coming your method!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here