Behind the quilt: Joseph’s Coat

Today's Quilter Liberty flower quilt

When Victoria Carrington created our cover quilt for issue 36, her fabric choices really wowed us.  Here we reveal more about her method and fabric choice…

Sponsored post flashWe’ve long been coveting the latest Liberty fabric collection, but in this project, Victoria has used it to transform a traditional quilt pattern for maximum impact! Her quilt’s scalloped border brings the flower power design right to the edges too.

“This quilt uses the entire collection of Liberty Cottage Garden Fat Quarters to make the petals, with a neutral background to showcase these lovely fabrics,” Victoria reveals.

“To make it, I used an appliqué method, which uses fusible interfacing to create lovely smooth, curved petals. These are fused onto a simple grid, then stitched on and quilted simultaneously – this can easily be achieved on a sewing machine as the lines are relatively straight across the quilt.”

Joseph's Quilt applique blooms détail

There’s minimal rotary cutting involved and no need for points to match – making this project relatively simple while creating maximum impact! As an added feature, there is a raw-edge appliqué bee on one of the hexagons (above). You can add this to your quilt if you wish, or just apply plain hexagon centres throughout – the choice is yours!”

Cottage Garden: how we love you!

Inspiration for this Liberty collection of printed quilting fabric comes from the beautiful English countryside where founder Arthur Liberty escaped from his London city life. Think thatched cottage gardens bursting with colourful floral displays! The flowers featured in the range include forget-me-nots, bluebells and anemones – all drawn in the iconic London design studio and taking inspiration from their rich textile archive.

Make the quilt

Everything you need to make the gorgeous Joseph’s Coat quilt from EQS!

EQS make the quilt

1 Mettler Seralon 100 500m

Its excellent smoothness, high tensile strength and ideal sewability make the universal SERALON® a reliable Partner for all your creations. Available in up to 435 colours and 5 featuring size(s). Victoria used pale grey for piecing of the quilt.

2 Sew Simple Solids Collection

These solid colours are ideal for bringing plain hues to your craft work or creating imaginative combinations. From black to white, from bright blue to pastel green, a comprehensive collection that we all can afford! Victoria used cream for the background fabric, and light blue for the binding.

3 The Cottage Garden Liberty Collection

This range’s colour palette includes warm dusty pinks, coral tones mixed with lavender, denim and cornflower blues, alongside warmer, neutral tones inspired by the stone paths on local walking trails. And of course it’s bursting with beautiful floral prints. The range has been created especially for sewists and quilters in mind.

4 Henry Glass’s Folio Quilt Backs – 108in

An elegant foliage design available in over 50 colourways. Victoria used the peach colour for this quilt.

5 Sew Simple Super-Soft 80/20 cotton blend wadding

80% cotton and 20% polyester, with scrim. Super-Soft 80/20 combines the softness and breathability of cotton with the durability and stability of polyester. A choice of sizes is available to meet your requirements. Excellent for machine quilting, with 3-5% shrinkage. Super-Soft Cotton Wadding is made from high quality ethically manufactured cotton with UltraClean carding used to ensure the removal of all impurities that may tarnish finished quilts or damage machine needles.

Liberty floral quilt

This post is sponsored by EQS

EQS is a leading distributor of Patchwork & Quilting products established in 1996 to provide a wide range of high quality fabrics, waddings, notions and threads and more to shops throughout the UK and in Europe who share our passion for quilting. To find out more and view their range of products, visit