In search of Liberty of London fabric, I drove up to San Francisco this morning.
Parking was strangely easy near Union Square, although ALL the tourists were out. Not sure if I was really one of them, but I guess by default of living in San Jose all the time, I probably was.
My husband and son caught a train up there, and I drove to pick them up at the station. For an almost 3 yr old boy, a 1.5 hr train ride is pretty much as good as it gets. He loved it of course.
We grabbed some lunch and headed over to Britex Fabrics.
Liberty of London fabrics are on the 2nd floor, and they have a good selection, probably around 20 different bolts, maybe a few more. I was sort of expecting a wall full of them, but their selection was very pretty.
I was saving this blog post so I could show you pretty pictures of all the new quarter yards I picked up, however, I must admit that I got a bit of sticker shock.
At Purl Soho, these babies go for only (ONLY!!) $35/yard, which may sound outrageous for quilt fabric, it is actually a very very good deal. Britex was selling it for $50/yard, so I actually didn't even buy a tiny small piece.
Sadly, I show you a picture of the flowers on my kitchen table instead of those teeny tiny liberty beauties that I was thinking would come home with me. Perhaps this is just a sign that I need to do some more online ordering from my beloved Purl!
Ok, and if you're thinking, why would anybody ever become so attached to these Liberty fabrics? Pleeeeease go and see the amazing beautiful stunning quilt that Alex of Moonstitches is in process of creating.