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Sunday, 10 February 2013

A Liberty of London book

This morning Amazon sent me its regular list of books that they thought I might want to buy and this one caught my eye -

I rather like the look of the layout of some of the pages too -

Seeing this book and liking the look of it, is rather bittersweet for me, because in the late nineties I was planning a book in co-operation with Liberty.  It never actually happened and I'm not sure why! That is the way with these things, one never quite knows the reason why some books take off and others don't!

I made a few projects entirely of Liberty fabric, though I notice that in this book they talk about combining Liberty with other fabric and I like that aspect! 

A very simple little quilt using my favourite star pattern.  In hindsight I feel that it needs more quilting but I really enjoyed making it!
This isn't made entirely with Liberty fabric, probably because I had realised the book wasn't going to happen.  The border was made from a  shirt of my husband's.  He couldn't understand why I bought it for him but I had spotted potential!  I am still using bits!
This is pretty much all Liberty fabric!

If you would like to see the book and have a browse here is the link.


audrey said...

It looks like a wonderful book. Thanks for sharing!

beth said...

Love your little Liberty Stars quilt Mary. I'm sure your Liberty book would have been a charmer!

Robin said...

I finally went and did some research on Liberty of London fabric. I had never heard of it until I started reading your blog. I can understand why you treasure each tiny piece of it if it's as expensive in the UK as it is in the US. I found some I want but it is $36.00 per yard. Gasp! Even though it's pricey, I'm still tempted.