The first time I ever felt and saw Liberty of London Tana Lawn was in a kit I bought from Alicia at Posie Gets Cozy . She had used the cotton lawn for the clothes for a bunny. I was amazed at the feel of it. I did a blind test with my family to see if they also could tell the difference. They could of course. It really is the most amazing fabric. I have been dreaming over it for a while and last month I finally joined one of the clubs that are online. There are a ton. Just type in Liberty Fabric club in your search bar and you will see how many.
I get a fat 16th bundle every month. Doesn’t sound like a lot but really it is more than you would think. I was able to make a 12 inch block with the Liberty and some Kona solids. I loved the block so much I had to make more. I thought maybe I would make a table runner but when I realized how easy the block went together I thought maybe I would make a Liberty scrap quilt.
I really have no business starting a new project since I am working on the Farmer’s Wife blocks. I am working on some fingerless mitts and also a sweater. I couldn’t resist these fabrics though!
I decided to try the friendship block. It is a pretty simple block and I felt it would be easy enough that the chance of me messing up and wasting fabric would be low. I have heard that people have cried when they waste Liberty!
I cut four 5 inch squares out of the Liberty and the solid for the points and one 4 1/2 inch block out of the Liberty for the middle.
Then I used the quick method for making half square triangles. Which is placing a solid square on a Liberty square and drawing a line on the diagonal and sewing a 1/4 inch on each side of the line. Then I cut on the line that I drew. Perfect half square triangles! I sewed all the squares together for each row and then sewed the rows together. It was so easy and fast. I love the finished product. I finished three blocks. Now I really should stop and work on something else, but it will be so hard!