Monday, January 18, 2010

Blog Moving!

Attention, peeps! The "Sweet Liberty" blog is moving to my new domain:
It's still a work in progress, so bear with me.
Followers: please update the url!
Quilt along coming soon...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Quick and Easy Picnic Blanket

A friend of mine asked me to make her a little picnic blanket for her daughter's tea set. I decided I'd share it, just in case!

You can make any size you want: I used two fat quarters. I pinned large rick rack around all four sides. Pin it on the right side of one of your pieces of fabric (it doesn't matter which one), aligning the edges of the rick rack and the fabric.
Pull the raw ends of the rick rack over the edge of the fabric, overlapping them like so:
Layer your other piece of fabric on top, right sides together and pin.Sew around all four sides, leaving a 2" opening for turning. Turn right side out and press. Top stitch 1/8" around all four sides. Done!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Friday, January 1, 2010

Year in Review

It feels like a time for reflection. Its been a big year at the Sweet Liberty house. Here we go, month by month:

I started out with a list of resolutions. I am happy to report that I have more or less met all of them (still trying to figure out Photoshop).
I also got my first Blythe doll!

A pattern of mine was picked up for publication in American Patchwork & Quilting
I turned the big 3-0!!

Started the first phase of my studio makeover. It made such an amazing difference. Its still an on-going process (still hemming and hawing over curtains, etc).

Participated in my first Doll Quilt Swap.

Went to Spring Quilt Market. What an amazing experience!!


Dark times. Followed closely by an outpouring of support from all of my bloggy friends!
Wyatt's first birthday.

MIA. Blame the influx of Blythes in to my home!

Summer wrapping up. Inherited a stack of antique quilts from Grandma.

Was invited to design a quilt for Lecein. Had 2 weeks to design it, sew it and ship it off! It was an amazing experience, and I am so honored to be considered. I named the quilt "Mann Creek" after the farm my family settled over a 100 years ago in Idaho. You can download the free pattern here, along with many other fabulous free patterns.


The issue of American Patchwork & Quilting with my pattern in it comes out! In shocl for the most of the month!
I graduate with my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.
On a family trip to New York, get to meet the illustrious Gina Garan of "This is Blythe" at her NYC studio.


This month can only remembered as the fabric binge month! I could probably open up my own fabric store at this point.

December I even need to remind you all of the sewing machine + finger incident?? It really kind of threw my whole month and Christmas off!
We had an amazing blizzard. Over 2 feet of snow and the whole city shut down for about 4 days. It was so peaceful...just being with the family at home.

New Year's Resolutions
I think New Year's is a great time to set goals. And putting them on your blog is a great way to ensure you complete them, right? My goals this year are:
Start publishing my own patterns
Have a booth at Fall Market as a designer (eeeek!)
Pick some ding dang curtains for the studio!
Eat healthier (I'm working on it!)

From Wilbur and the rest of the fam, here's to a great new year!