Fun in my fabric world....

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Linen & Liberty

Patchwork began for me in the mid 1980's (as you would have seen from my first quilts!)...the ranges of fabric just weren't around like they are now. So my first few quilts had Liberty lawns in them...a sampler, a heart applique & my firstborn's cot quilt. Treasures. I have moved them many times & care for them lovingly...some are probably unavailable now. At the Darling Harbour Quilt show I purchased some lovely loosely woven linen from Patchwork on Central Park...I had seen it made into a scarf on their blog...with torn Liberty strips (from my stash) as trim...the edges are frayed & you wash & tumbledry it to give it that soft, worn look...nice! It was a bit scary doing the washer/dryer bit, but it looks great!
I have been putting together charm hexies at a great pace...this great box from Big W is keeping it all in order...but tonight I ran out of my glue pen...seriously going into withdrawals!!!!!! Hope the refills arrive in the mail tomorrow....just need to breathe slowly...in...out...relax! I am loving the hexagon bag by Brigitte Giblin...that will have to be on the agenda! Tomorrow night I will draw my giveaway...good luck!
Cardygirl xx

6 comments:

Fiesta said...

Alison, I have been wanting to make that bag too.
Shipping the supplies and the pattern to the usa is too costly so I am hoping to shop around tomorrow see if I can find somethinf similar. I am confident yours will turn out great!

Marcia said...

Like your linen and liberty photo.

Julia said...

Linen and Liberty go so well together,,
Love Brigitte's little bag..
Julia ♥

Chocolate Cat said...

I seriously love that scarf , what a great idea! I am very fond of Liberty and have a good Liberty hanky collection.

SandyN said...

Just LOVE the scarf...

The hexagon bag... How cute... I must check out her website.


Sandy N

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Oh how I remember Liberty prints. How *posh* I felt having things made from liberty but it was only small things like tissue holders or shoe bags. No clothes, that was too expensive for a recently married girl. The scarf is beautiful.