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Liberty Love

Liberty love

I've had Alexia Abegg's book Liberty Love for awhile now and I really cannot say enough good things about it. It's beautiful to look at with a wide range of projects. There are bags and quilts and clothes. Things for children, women and men. And the best part? While they all contain gorgeous Liberty of London Tana Lawn fabrics, many of the projects also have other fabrics paired with the Liberty. This brings down the overall cost (that Tana Lawn can be pricey) and keeps the sewn items from looking overly floral and sweet. The projects are all solidly designed with straightforward instructions and excellent diagrams. I think it is worthwhile to add that they could be made from fabrics that aren't Liberty as well. Prime example - the Marcelle Medallion quilt. If you are on instagram, check out the hastags #medallionalong and #marcellemedallion to see what I mean. I'm *this* close to joining in on the fun.

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All that said, I purchased a couple sets of Liberty scraps from esty seller PickClickSew to play with. (As an aside, Dee was a delight to work with and I highly recommend her etsy shop if you are looking for Liberty lawn). I started by making the pin cushion - mine is a bit smaller than the one in the book, but it's the same idea. It was also fast and easy. I also bought a hunk of charm squares for another project - the spools quilt that is in the book. When I will get to that, I have no idea, but I will. I love me some Liberty.


melissa f.

that medallion! do it, i say. i'm actually all preoccupied with the material obsession book and it's similar block and border styles. Claire brought me a stack of Liberty ends that she bought in London for me. It's on the mantle, so I can walk by and pet them absentmindedly.


Love the first photo with all those lovely bits of Liberty on your cutting mat. And your pincushion is just perfect. Can't stop sewing these days either - it's what keeps me sane.


thanks for the heads up about this book, erin - it looks like something i would love.
p.s. the pincushion is lovely


thank you, Erin for sharing your thoughts on my book in your beautiful space here. I LOVE your pincushion, the colors are just gorgeous!
much love,

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Alexia taught a class here at Drygoods and I couldn't believe I missed it. I love that book and your pincushion feels like Spring in the best way!

krista - Poppyprint

Super pretty pin cushion! I just finished an Around Town Tote and love it. Thanks for mentioning the Etsy seller as I am now collecting charm squares to make the spool quilt in Alexia's book.

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