Friday, March 29, 2013

Liberty Love

It's been a very 'Liberty of London' sewing day for me.

I decided since I have recently discovered how much fun it is to work with cotton jersey fabric that I would make some napkins out of Liberty fabric, and put a jersey binding around the edge.

Wow, what a horrible idea!

The Liberty fabric is so delicate and thin.  The jersey is so fat and stretchy.  I ended up with a very 'interesting' little creation, and promptly returned to my previous method of just rolling the edges in.  That seems to make some pretty cute little napkins.  

Save yourself!  Do Not combine Liberty and jersey.  What (!!!) was I thinking.  My love affair with jersey has gone too far.

Ok, that said, I recently got a copy of Alexia Marcelle Abegg's book called Liberty Love: 25 projects to Quilt & Sew Featuring Liberty of London Fabrics.

Most of the quilt projects in there are not as complicated as I usually go for.  I do like them, but I'm not sure I'll make them all.  The bags were really cute and there is a little girl dress pattern that I really liked.

There is a sweet little log cabin pin cushion as well.

All in all, an interesting book, although a bit on the simple side for my personal quilting taste.  But you know, my taste is really a bit freaky.


Lynne said...

Oh MArisa, as soon as I read your first sentence Iw as slowly shaking my head! What possessed you? Well, as my mum used to say. you learn the hard way, Lynne! (I always do) But I so get why you'd have wanted to try it, in a way. No, keep your Liberty for a patchwork project, and let us see it soon! Lx

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Your taste isn't freaky! While I love the look of simple, modern quilts, I get more satisfaction from making complicated ones. I learn new techniques and, as they take forever, I spend less on fabric. :)