(Re)Introducing the Heart of the Home Quilt!

    Biko melted hearts as he snuggled in to the heart of Robyn’s quilt!

    It was mid 2018 that we first introduced you to Robyn’s stunning Heart of the Home Quilt, when it was featured in issue #23 of Make Modern magazine, and it immediately became a crowd favourite!

    Robyn’s Heart of the Home Quilt is a variation on the traditional log cabin technique, using braid quilt techniques to great effect.  The delicate Liberty Tana Lawn fabrics have been carefully selected in various light and dark tones to create interest and contrast throughout the overall pattern. The result is so impactful – it has become one of our most recognisable and striking quilt patterns.

    Originally a scrappy pattern with an element of improvisation – we have recently been busy tweaking the design to keep the measurements more uniform and the print distribution symmetrical, meaning easier to follow step by step instructions that result in an incredible statement quilt!

    We are so pleased to now be able re-introduce this pattern, as we know many of you have been eagerly awaiting it… so here it is! Our updated version of Robyn’s Heart of the Home Quilt….

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    Our good friend Christine Blayney kindly offered to be one of our pattern testers – here is the stunning quilt she created using our new pattern. You will see it featured on the cover of the new pattern booklet, alongside Robyn’s original version.

    As you can see, Christine has opted for rich, bold peachy pinks and oranges against the white and cream base Liberty designs. This quilt is a wonderful example of the dazzling effect you can create by using strong contrasting fabrics in your fabric rounds! The large scale fussy cutting employed by Christine in her borders and centre blocks is also worth mentioning – it has been approached with such thoughtfulness and really enhances the design!

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    Our beloved Tanya (from The Strawberry Thief team) also made her own version of the quilt as she was helping Robyn update the measurements in the pattern. We love the bright and colourful palette used by Tanya in her interpretation – the beautiful teals and blues with fun pops of raspberry are so delicious! That Capel Raspberry bias as a finishing touch is just perfection – and the Jade linen makes an elegant backing.

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    And of course, Robyn’s original quilt in all of its spectacular glory. So many of our past Seasonal favourites mixed in with Liberty Classics!

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