Hello friends!  I’m back with my gorgeous Liberty of London Quilt.  Oh my word.  Honestly, I wish so bad that everyone reading this could just sit here on my couch with this quilt on your lap!  If you have never experienced a quilt made from Liberty fabric and Hobbs Silk batting, you just can’t even imagine what it feels like!

If you missed Part I of this tutorial, CLICK HERE.

Before I began the hand quilting process, I made a “quilt sandwich” from my backing fabric, Hobbs quilt batting, and quilt top.  I use the method of taping my backing fabric to the floor so that it is stretched out flat with no wrinkles.

I then use SpraynBond Basting Adhesive to adhere the batting and quilt top to the backing.   I absolutely love this product.  Just a light spray holds it firmly for quilting.  I have found that it holds very well for the hours and hours of hand quilting that I have put into this quilt so far!

I’d like to take a minute to talk about the batting that was sent to me by Hobbs.  It was suggested that I use the Tuscany Silk.  I’ve never used this batting before and what I noticed about it immediately was that it was lightweight and had such a beautiful feel to it.  Because Liberty of London fabric is so lightweight, I definitely wanted a batting that would pair beautifully with it and wow… the Tuscany Silk is total perfection.  It’s also incredibly easy to hand quilt through this batting.

My mother is here with me for the winter and she is the one that taught me to hand quilt when I was a young girl.  So, even though quilting is a little hard on her elderly hands she has enjoyed helping me quilt this gorgeous quilt in the evenings and one of the comments she has made is that quilting through Liberty fabric and Tuscany Silk batting is very easy!  I couldn’t agree more.  It has been such a dream to quilt.


I’m so thrilled with this quilt, that is not only looks gorgeous but it feels absolutely amazing!  If you’ve never paired SpraynBond Basting Adhesive, Liberty of London fabric, and Hobbs Tuscany Silk Batting together before… I would definitely make that a goal in the new year!!!


Happy New Year my sewing friends!


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