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Spirit of Liberty Quilt

Make a patriotic quilt pattern for your home that adds a mixed media marvel to your DIY home decor.

Spirit of Liberty Quilt
Spirit of Liberty Quilt
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In the Designer's Words: "The "Spirit of Liberty" is a quilted wall hanging based on photos taken on 9/11. It is a hand painted whole cloth quilt with a silhouette border representing patriotic motifs: Abraham Lincoln, the eagle, Pony Express, pioneers settling the west, The Alamo, Paul Revere, Sir Francis Scott Key, George Washington crossing the Delaware, The Mayflower, The Marines Raising the flag on Iwo Jima.
My drawings had already been traced onto fabric for "Spirit of Liberty" when my first box of craft supplies arrived from Prime Publishing with paints, etc. that I could use for the quilt. Delta's Tahiti Blue and Plaid's Seamist were used for the sky and water with textile medium added for application to fabric. The Deco Foil was used for The Statue of Liberty's torch. I had started the piece with no idea of entering it into the blogger's craft contest until I received the materials. Then by the time to do the quilting I had received materials from Fairfield with the FusiBoo included."
Art quilt patterns are the perfect marriage between traditional sewing patterns and self-expression. The Spirit of Liberty Quilt is the perfect example of this. Emblazoned with symbols of liberty and the USA, this sentimental yet stunning free quilting pattern is a lovely way to pay tribute to those lost on that fateful day on September 11, 2011. Quilters looking for a truly crafty challenge will adore making this quilt. A true mixed media gem, this quilting project not only uses paint and quilting fabric, but employs the three-dimensional sheen of DecoFoil for a truly impressive effect on Lady Liberty’s touch.

Project TypeMake a Project

Quilt Size80 inches wide x 50 inches long

Time to CompleteLonger than a weekend

Intermediate

Materials List

  • 100% cotton, front and back
  • black silhouette border-Fairfield's Oly Fun
  • Batting - Fairfield's Fusi-Boo
  • Fabric Medium
  • Plaid's Folkart Acrylic paints: Seamist, wrought iron, ash
  • Delta's Ceramcoat acrylic paint: Tahiti Blue
  • Plaid's fabric sponge cubes
  • ICraft Deco Foil-gold
  • hand dyed wool roving
  • Inktense pencils

Instructions

  1. Create line drawings from photos.

  2. Enlarge to size desired.

  3. Trace or transfer to fabric.

  4. Paint with fabric paints or acrylics with added textile medium.

  5. Create quilt sandwich by layering: back, Fairfield Fusi Boo, quilt top-fuse together following Fusi Boo guidelines.

  6. Machine or hand quilt.

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Why was this listed in my email as Bernie Sanders quilt. Really? While I like the quilt -- leave politics out! Low rating due to politics not allowed in my sewing room.

Hi Diane, Thank you for your comment. We always try to provide a variety of project types, names, and themes. We appreciate your feedback. It helps us develop our site to our readers' needs. -Kaylee, Editor of FaveCrafts.com

Well this is certainly a quilt I'll "never forget."

Thank you, Sara. That is a day we will never forget, isn't it? This quilt has been on my bucket list for some time now and I was determined to start it in January with no thought of the Bloggers Best Craft that it has just been entered in. Please come back and vote for my "Spirit Of Liberty" 3/31-4/6

What an interesting quilt! Many unique elements to it. This will surely help us to "never forget."

thank you so much. I put aside everything in order to make this quilt that has been on my bucket list for a long time. This quilt is entered in the Bloggers Best Craft contest by Fave Crafts so please come back when the voting opens and vote for my "Spirit Of Liberty" from 3/31-4/6.

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