Wednesday, June 1, 2011

For the Love of Liberty!

For a little while I have been buying up some Liberty Prints and I now have a lovely little shoebox of Liberty...



I'm a little late getting on the Liberty bandwagon, so helping me to increase my little stash of Liberty have been some wonderful Etsy sellers. I thought I would list them here (mainly because I love seeing where other people make their purchases) so these places are where I found most of my Liberty's!...


The wonderful Katrine from Liberty Charms has been so helpful in supplying me with both vintage and new Liberty prints. Katrine sells good sized pieces of liberty for patchwork, as well as gorgeous 6inch square packs.


Then there has been sweet Alice from Alice Caroline Supply who sells lovely fat quarters as well as 2.5 inch and 5 inch charm packs.


Lovely Lily from Lilymeru sells divine Liberty that is printed in Japan. This fabric is even softer than the English Liberty if that is possible!!!


Lily also has the fun Hello Kitty range of liberty.


Some other lovely pieces have been found through... Tilly Charles, Scarlett Rose, Hyggeligt and Miss Elany. As well as these fabulous Etsy sellers I have found gorgeous Liberty at the Shaukat shop in London, and a lot closer to home...Calico and Ivy and Patchwork on Central Park have been fantastic.


I have a couple of quilts in mind for my Liberty, perhaps one of them will be based on Patchandi's amazing scrappy work in progress here.  Another may be a snowball type quilt and perhaps even some applique! Whatever I make with these gorgeous Liberty Prints, I know I'm going to love it! Do you have any Liberty, and if so, where do you buy it?

30 comments:

Andi said...

Amitie also have some gorgeous Liberty fabrics. (Maybe we should do a little shopping tomorrow!!)
And thanks for the linky love. I think that scrappy quilt would look DIVINE in Liberty. It wouldn't feel half bad either!!
xx

Rachel said...

Wow, such a gorgeous collection!

I have some liberty but I was lucky enough to be given it by my Gran so I didn't buy it anywhere. I always stroke it when I'm in Clegs or Tessuti in the city though, they have some nice selections there.

Cardygirl said...

Liberty's are so beautiful...I have a small stash from 20 yrs ago!

Marit said...

I am still slowly filling my shoebox ... not sure how to best use these soft and pretty pieces. Some fabrics are so precious to me, I am waiting for the right idea, afraid to cut into them. It's been a while since i purchased some, but I am sure some links (like yours) was enabling me to do so. I think Katy of I am a ginger monkey is a fan of liberty too...
; )

Ruth said...

These are all so beautiful! I would probably sit and stroke them all day!! :-)

Brianna said...

I've got a very some stash I have bought from Amitie. Apart from stroking them almost all day I have made two Dresden plate cushions and have decided to make a Dresden plate quilt now. That mean I have to buy more right?!

Rosa-Munda said...

Cathy, What a beautiful posting! I couldn't resist and have just bought myself a pack of charms from Etsy. Just need a shoe box now . . . . !! Ros x

Mystica said...

You call that a "little box"???? such pretty fabrics

Oops-Lah said...

I guess it will be a gorgeous quilt, whatever you end up doing with these beautiful fabrics. I too love Liberty, especially the lovely "feel" they have. Have fun with them.

Annie said...

They look soooo good in the shoebox. I'd have a hard time cutting them.

Crispy said...

Beautiful fabrics!! Libertys are so yummy! I only have a couple of pieces but if you send me your address, I would be happy to send you a couple of pieces :0)

Crispy

Hen said...

I confess that I have a lot but I am lucky enough to live in London. You have a super collection though, I don't recognise some of the prints. In fact, the Liberty sale has started today (very thoughtless of them as the children are on half-term holiday here!) I have made a brick path quilt with my Liberty, just something simple and I've also patchworked them with other fabrics. Look forward to seeing what you make.
Hen x

Jodie said...

Love it and buy it at Millrose Cottage in Ballan !

Kathie said...

well if I were you I would cut a 1 1/2 inch square from each one and make yourself (ok me too!) a little quilt of liberty prints
just how wonderful would that be
I am sitting here drooling over that shoe box
forget the shoes in my book, buy me fabric!
LOL
Kathie

Jackie said...

Just a fabulous collection of prints! I don't have any, but certainly wish I did! I am so looking forward to seeing what you will be making with them.

Ruthdesigns said...

Lovely box of goodies you have there Cathy!

I get my liberty from Sunflower Fabrics: http://www.sunflowerfabrics.com/ll5.htm

The Liberty lucky bags contain a generous metre by weight of very usable small pieces. Last time i bought one I unrolled it all and took a photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/14641852@N05/5476088403

such good value!

Ruth x

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

SWOON! you have spent a bundle my dear, on tat sweet bundle!!! ;-)

trash said...

Is it terribly clunky if I say the last time I bought Liberty fabric was actually in Liberty's?

There have to be some advantages to living so far away from all the Australian crafty gang.

trash

Donna~~ said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely! Will be watching to see what divine use you put them to!

Miriam said...

I love Liberty fabrics too! I started using them when I made smocked dresses from my DD. I love the feel of the fabric; so soft to work with.
Last year a made some fussy cut hexagons with some of my Liberty fabrics. Their fabric designs are amazing! Most of my fabric has come from Clegs, Amitie or Patchwork on Central Park.

You have a magnificent collection there! I look forward to seeing what you make with them.

Thank you for all those links!

Doris said...

Okay, I just realized i have drooled over the photos here and only read your first line of text! Had to go back and read what you said... easily distracted here.

Thanks for posting your sources. I've worked with Liberty as part of a Bee swap, and then won 5 fat quarters from Pink Chalk Fabrics, but I do want to collect some more! Would love to make some summer blouses, etc from it!

Meredith said...

A long time ago maybe 9 years ago Keepsake quilting was selling it and my Dh gave me some as a gift. When I went to London last May I bought some at the store. I am excited to see what you will make with yours. Mine so far is just sleeping.

Talin's Corner said...

Those fabrics are so very pretty, I had never heard of Liberty fabrics before your post. I will have to keep my eyes open for them.

Michelle @ the quilted tortoise said...

Wow - the shoebox is DIVINE!! Do you have to have them out at all times so you can admire and stroke them? I have only a few prints left over from projects but i do love them so. Have been thinking about starting to stash some so you have provided more inspiration for that idea! My Liberty has all come from Amitie or Patchwork on Central Park.

I remember when we had the Liberty store in Melbourne at the top end of Collins St and i would go in on weekends just to look at everything. All I managed to afford was a covered notebook…so sad…I think I must owe myself some Liberty from back then!

meli B said...

I've tried to resist Liberty for a very long time but Hello Kitty Liberty! This is just going to make it harder.

Sarah said...

Heavenly!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

The sail boats are adorable. Can't wait to see what you make!

Carolyn said...

Gorgeous Liberty fabrics. The shoebox is DIVINE too!

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Debbie said...

I think the snowball quilt would definitely show off the beauty of the fabrics more than the scrap quilt. I love Liberty fabrics...Your's are beautiful.

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Oh wow, you've got quite the collection! I only have a tiny stash...and I mean TINY! I'm so cheap... :D