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Thursday, 19 July 2012

Exploring London - Liberty 2012






Front Atrium 
Nike X Liberty Collection in Central Atrium
Front Staircase
Not the best photo of me - I'm busy talking to F as she's taking the shot but just look at the fabric! 
A little piece of England - Union flag pennants in Café Liberty
Very happy with my purchases :)
The rear staircase
Great Marlborough Street entrance
Oh, what lovely packaging :)
Get Together collection - Westminster Fibers
Amy Butler 'Lark' fabrics - Rowan Westminster Fibers

Get Together collection - Westminster Fibers
Want to head home right now and get started on a collection of baby quilts ... 6 days to go!


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24 comments:

  1. Wow! Amazing building!!! Thank you for taking and posting the photos!! :)

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    1. It's really amazing and looks so authentically 16th century Tudor rather than a 90 year old revival building. Well worth a visit - we stayed about 3.5 hours!

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  2. You made me EXTREMELY jealous! It's beautiful in London and I'm so glad you shared your pictures for drooling! :) I love your purchases! Isn't fabric extremely expensive overseas? Watch out for overweight charges at the airport... Have a GREAT rest of your stay!! (And keep sharing photos! :)

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    1. You're so right about fabric prices back in England - I've paid the equivalent of $18-$19/metre for these - imagine how thrilled I was to get back to the hotel room and check them out on Fabric.com - all on offer for $8.98! Have to say though that they don't look as pretty on the internet as they really and I wouldn't have bought them based on those images. I just got so carried away with the atmosphere :(

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    2. Sorry, but that last sentence made me laugh since I could picture myself doing the same thing :)) Did you need a separate suitcase for the flight back for the new purchases? :)))

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    3. No, we'd packed one case light on the way over to allow for anything we wanted to bring back so we were fine :)

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    1. Fab isn't it. I'll be pouring over all the mags, etc, that you've sent me to find inspiration for the fabric :)

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  4. It is a fabulous building isn't it, and the haberdashery department is just gorgeous! Actually everything about the store is gorgeous! Looks like you will be busy soon :)

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    1. Absolutely, could have spent the whole day there but had to leave after 3.5 hours before I spent any more money! :)

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  5. How gorgeous. I think that bear fabric is absolutely adorable. :)

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    1. Totally agree, I think the bear fabric with the trees is my favourite of them all :)

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  6. How beautiful!!! I think that location was in an episode of New Tricks.

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    1. I so love New Tricks - looking forward to Series 9 later this year with Dennis Lawson replacing James Bolam :)

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  7. wow...gorgeous pictures, thanks for sharing! Love your recent purchases especially the Liberty prints, it's one of my all time faves.

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    1. Thanks, it's pretty spectacular and makes for good photos :)

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  8. Lucky you. I have fond memories of going fabric shopping at liberties with my mother. I am sure your daughter will too when she is older.

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    1. That's so lovely, I hope F will look back fondly just like you too :)

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  9. One of my favorite places in London, definitely!

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    1. Absolutely Cynthia, but can't believe that while I was at Liberty you were visiting The City Quilter and Purl Soho!

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  10. Chris, were the prices good on those US fabrics in London? Cuz CQ has most of those prints . . . just sayin' ;o)

    Welcome back! When do we get to see yoU?

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    1. No Ivete, I've paid way over the odds for the fabric - a terrible $18-19/metre. It was really silly of me but it all felt so lovely at the time. I'll have to be strict with myself next time I go back and not buy anything but it's so hard when it's all scrummy and lying there in front of you! I'll probably pop in during the week as I did at least have the sense not to stock up on solids while I was away and I need some to make the quilts I have in mind :)

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Chris Dodsley