Lovely Liberty Lepidoptera

Sorry, sorry, couldn’t resist…

This awesome, beautiful, creative and generally splendiferous piece of work is not the work of my hands. These delicate paper-pieced butterflies and their companion squares are the work of Cath Hall of Wombat Quilts. And this quilt is now mine!

Cath and I share a love of and obsession with Liberty Tana Lawn. She’s an Aussie now married and living in Portland, Oregon, but she’s a Queensland girl originally, and she buys her Liberty stash from Ava & Neve in Brisbane. She asked if I’d mind her lending this quilt to Ava & Neve for their stand at the Brisbane Quilt & Craft Fair back in October, since they supplied her with the fabrics. Well, I said yes, of course. And now this gorgeous snuggly, soft and beautifully colourful quilt has found its way home to me.

It’s currently sitting under our very tropical Christmas tree, on proud display (but I’m willing to bet it’ll be around my shoulders later tonight when the aircon gets a bit too draughty on my bare shoulders).

I was about to take it outside to hang on the clothesline to be photographed and then it started to rain. Well, this is the Wet season in the tropics… And I didn’t want to create the false impression that it was my work, so a nice bit of informal draping indoors will do just fine. Do go over to Cath’s blog and admire her gorgeous quilts – be sure to take a look at her library of free paper piecing patterns, too. Many of them are her original work and quite beautiful. She also does heaps of work for Project Linus, too, and gives away almost everything she makes.

You’ll have to excuse me. I have to go and pet my quilt a bit more…