Repurposed Fabrics from London
My husband spent some time in London on a 3 month work assignment. He didn’t really know anyone there so on the weekends he would go shopping. He doesn’t like to shop for himself so he would shop for goodies for my daughter and I. How cool is that? Well it gets even better – he went fabric shopping for me. (I am one lucky lady!)
He found that he really liked a place called the Liberty House. While on a fabric hunt in this shop, he discovered these beautifully packaged rolls of repurposed fabric. The woman who put these rolls together had salvaged the fabric, cleaned and cut them, and then assembled them into these lovely collections. The collection of greens, blues and aquas was his favorite. I get a kick out of wondering where these fabrics came from, who wore them, what were they used for, and did the original owners ever think that someone in San Francisco would turn them into a quilt…
One of the best things about the repurposed fabrics is how soft they are. They felt so nice to work with. So in keeping with the soft theme, I used a minky fabric for the back. Talk about nice and snuggly 🙂
Here is the quilt that I made from those fabrics. I used the entire collection for the quilt, there were no leftover bits at all. The only thing I added from my stash was the aqua/green border and binding.
And a close-up… My friend Sondra does all of the quilting for me – she is awesome! I love her hoops pattern 🙂