Liberty of London
Liberty of London! As a fabric-a-holic, the name brings to mind for me soft, silky, cotton tana lawn fabric with it’s gorgeous prints and luxurious feel. It’s an absolute joy to work with! It’s also pricey, so not something I use nearly as often as I’d like. I do pick it up now and again, though, and my stash of cotton lawn fabric is getting pretty large.
I’ll save that for another post, though.
One day, I was surfing the net looking for Liberty of London deals, when I came across something I didn’t think could possibly be real.
Liberty of London Meets Hello Kitty
When I first saw this, I thought, this can’t possibly be real, can it?
Yes, yes it can be. And not just the one pattern, either!
Hello Kitty! Hello Kitty everywhere!
So many patterns, so many colors, and Hello Kitty throughout all of them!
Who but the Japanese would come up with something as awesome as this? A line of luxurious, silky, cotton tana lawn fabric with embedded Hello Kitties! (Some obvious, some pretty well hidden) Liberty of London – Japan. That page is mostly in Japanese, but the pictures are seriously delectable.
What I love most about these is that at first glance, it looks like typical Liberty of London tana lawn. Look closer, though, and there she is!
Ever since I discovered the existence of this fabric, I’ve picked up fat eighths and fat quarters here and there, and now I have a fairly sizable collection.
That brings me to my question.
So, What To Do With It?
When I first started picking up this fabric, I hid a square of it in a few quilts I made and gave away. I thought that was hilarious, but apparently I’m weird. No one noticed but me, so I stopped doing it. I didn’t stop buying, though, and I think the time has come to do something with some of it. I think it needs to be something fairly simple, because I want the fabric to be the star of anything I make with it. I’m thinking of a basic checkerboard-type layout with 1 1/2 or 2 inch squares. I picked up some shot cotton (specifically Peppered Cotton by Pepper Corey for Studio E Fabrics) that I think will visually go very well with the delicate tana lawn, and the difference in feel should be interesting, as well. Expect to see something in my Etsy store fairly soon!
Any other suggestions? What have you tried with cotton lawn fabric, and has it worked?
Liberty of London Discount Code for my readers
Of course, in researching for this post I was compelled to purchase some Liberty of London fabric. (Seriously, I was absolutely forced to buy some, it was sad) My addiction is beneficial to you, though! Here’s a discount code for £20 off a £200 purchase. (Plus, if you use it, I get a discount, too!) Check out the new releases, dig through their discount sections, and don’t forget to wipe the drool of your monitor.