Fancy fabric

It doesn’t get any fancier than Liberty does it?

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Soft. Shimmery. Ornate.

I was first introduced to Liberty of London’s famous fabric by Alexia Abegg’s book Liberty Love, the source of the ubiquitous Marcelle Medallion.

I purchased six 9 x 12 pieces from Ali of Very Berry Fabrics, just to try it out and participate in a swap on Flickr.Β She was so sweet and fun to work with! I couldn’t believe how fast the fabric arrived all the way from the UK. The packaging made it feel very much like getting a present. No of course she’s not paying me to say that. It’s just true!

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I’m not exactly sure what I’m going to do with it yet. I’ve been toying with the idea of 3.5 inch simple square patchwork for my own bed. It’s so light (very similar to voile) that I’m concerned I won’t enjoy doing complicated piecing with it. I’m also concerned that this fabric (and its price) is going to take my obsession with small scraps to new heights…

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I sent my twelve 5 inch squares off for the swap yesterday. Of course I will update you when I receive my squares back. This is my first swap, and I’m very curious to see what I’ll get.

In other fabric news, I realized that Anna Maria Horner has not one, but two lines coming out in November! One is her usual gorgeous, artsy work (Dowry) and the other (True Colors) is specifically designed to be helpful blenders for quilting. How cool is that? They are definitely at the top of my wishlist.

I have been sewing away this week but I can’t show it to you yet. Keep your eye out in the next couple of weeks for a blog hop from Michelle at Factotum of Arts for her new block pattern! I won’t tell you what I made but I’ll give you a hint: it’s not a quilt!