Thursday, 15 August 2013

Vintage Spools in Liberty

"Vintage Spools Quilt"


From the moment I first saw this quilt in the Liberty Love book I knew I wanted to make it.


But it's one of those quilts where it's not just the pattern that you fall in love with but the fabrics.
The pattern calls for 100 spools in 50 different fabrics and of course the fabrics are all Liberty Lawn fabrics. So not only was it going to take me some time to build my stash of Liberty fabrics, there was the cost.  (A FQ of a Liberty Lawn Fabric is $11 plus)  Then a few weeks ago I was surfing Ebay I found two "Scrap Bags".  It seemed like a bit if a risk but a risk I am so glade I took.


There was a great variety and I was so happy. I after a bit of a play I managed to turn the above into ...

 

That gives me 40 different fabrics cut ready to go.  I have about 14 doubles so that takes me to 54 / 100 spools covered but it doesn't end there  :)  I have been back to ebay a few times, with no luck especially at the price I am willing to pay for a "Scrap Bag" because it really is a bit like a lucky dip.   But I kept going back.


And I found some.
80 different prints are all heading my way and should be here in the next 2 - 3 weeks from the UK.  
Fingers crossed that this quilt might just end up having 100 different prints in it.
To say I am excited would be a little bit of an understatement.
Better start thinking about the background fabrics and the "wood" part of the spools.
I seem to be in the planning process for a couple of projects at the moment.
I will share the others with you soon.

Do you like Liberty fabrics?

hugs Sharon

21 comments:

  1. What a lovely find Sharon. Once in a while you do find things that seem to be there just for you, don't you?

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  2. Gorgeous fabrics Sharon, congratulations on your finds! It is going to be a beautiful quilt. There is something about Liberty fabrics isn't there, just a little bit different to anything else and such gorgeous colours. I am looking forward to seeing you spool blocks being made x

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  3. What an incredible find, Sharon!! I'm not sure we have much Liberty Fabric here in the States but I am going to Google it and see what there is!! These fabrics are lovely and the quilt is going to be wonderful!!

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  4. Wow how lucky was that. Sometimes things just happen, don't they? Look forward to seeing the quilt come to life. hugs.....

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  5. Yes, I love Liberty fabrics! I just wish they were more affordable! Your spools quilt will be lovely!

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  6. You are definitely a woman on a mission. Is the "wood" all the same or different fabrics? I am not a huge Liberty fan, but they always look good in quilts.

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  7. Way to go Sharon,so glad you came across these, what great finds. I love that quilt. I made the mini version for a friend in (what else!) but some of my precious American Jane. I would love to make the large version for me but until then I'll keep tabs on yours!
    Therese x

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  8. Way to go Sharon,so glad you came across these, what great finds. I love that quilt. I made the mini version for a friend in (what else!) but some of my precious American Jane. I would love to make the large version for me but until then I'll keep tabs on yours!
    Therese x

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  9. how lucky were you with these fabrics maybe I will pay a visit to ebay. Was put off when I bought some perle cotton which was very poor quality and struggled to get my money back

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  10. WONDERFUL.... I love them and admire you for being so persistent in your search... I think it has paid off big time....

    I will love watching this grow....
    Hugz

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  11. YAY my friend has found what she needs for a quilt she loves. hat just makes me so happy! I can't wait to share this quilt journey with you!

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  12. Two wonderful. Treasures you have found for your SpoolQuilt. I am sure you find the perfect background fabric and also for the spools.. Liberty is a lovely soft fabric and will make a beautiful quilt.

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  13. oh boy you are going to have so much fun with these,gorgeous fabrics.xx

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  14. Oh..... you lucky gal!! Finding all those Liberty prints is like finding gold!! Love, love, love Liberty fabrics. Your quilt will be quite simply gorgeous!!

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  15. Love the quilt and the fabrics Sharon - how lucky are you to get not one, but two lots off ebay

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  16. This is going to be spectacular.

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  17. Rats, now I have to buy this book too. I went through a Liberty lawn buying phase a few years ago, and I still haven't done anything with the fabric. Thus far, I hadn't seen anything really inspiring from this book, but I agree, this quilt immediately stands out!

    Well, I suppose it is good, it will tick the "Liberty" box and the "spools" box with one quilt!

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  18. Oh yes, I love liberty fabrics, this quilt will be beautiful!!

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  19. Oh how wonderful! Love the fact that each spool may be different too! :)

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  20. This is going to look wonderful. I am really looking forward to seeing I come together. I was very fortunate to receive some liberty scraps from a blog friend to make a linen and liberty quilt. One day.

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