I recently pulled out my Liberty Stars paper-piecing project to add a few more rows of stars. I started this project 4 years ago during our special stay in England as a family. All of the stars are pieced with beautiful Liberty Lawn fabric.
Here’s how it’s grown so far. I love the way Liberty Lawns play together – lots of different colors and prints and styles, but somehow they just work together. Since all of this is hand-pieced, this is going to me my eternal project. And I’m totally fine with that! Hand work with lawns is just so soothing and gorgeous.
Want me to let you in on a little secret? I’m on my way back to visit the land of Liberty Lawns again! (If you follow me on Instagram, you may have figured this out already. 😉 ) I’m pretty ecstatic to be going for a visit to my favorite city in the world and promise to share more about my journeys in a future post.
For now, back to the fabric. First of all, what makes Liberty of London lawns so special? Well, this post will tell you more about Liberty Lawns, including their history, as well as some handy tips for sewing with them. (You can find the tutorial for this beautiful Liberty hexagon pillow and pincushion here.)
Lee Monroe of May Chappell Designs also has a helpful post with tips for working with lightweight fabrics such as Lawn and Voile.
These beautiful fabrics are more expensive that most quilting cottons, but the great thing is: a little bit goes a long way. AND you don’t have to go all the way to London to find them.
I gradually built up my Liberty collection with the Westwood Acres Liberty Club. This is a monthly subscription where you can get a little bundle of 10 different Liberty prints in the mail every month. There are size options – from Fat 16th, Fat 1/8th, and Fat Quarter bundles available. (And the Fat 1/8th and FQ subscriptions include free shipping!)
I collected Fat 1/8th bundles for a year and have loved the variety of colors and prints that I collected over that time. There is no minimum commitment, so you can cancel when you’ve received enough prints for your stash. You can find all of the Liberty Club details here.
Aren’t they so pretty all together?
Open since 2011, sponsor Westwood Acres specializes in stocking all kinds of beautiful fabric collection bundles in addition to Liberty. You can see more of their bundles here, including great sales here.
Westwood Acres frequently has great deals and specials. The best way to keep up to date on their latest arrival or hottest sale is to subscribe to their newsletter. And, as a thank you for joining their newsletter, Westwood Acres has a free pattern for this cute pincushion!