You already know that we all got a great preview and hands on experience of Liberty's new quilting range, Liberty Lifestyle and you may well have read about the desgin process behind its first collection, 'Bloomsbury Gardens' on Katy's blog. The fabric has started to arrive in USA stores and I know Annie at Village Haberdashery is stocking some of the 55 variations- that's 5 colourways and 11 prints!
I love the mix in this collection, it is not matchy matchy- some prints look like they will never work with each other but they do and with a kick! I added a label for Laurraine- her cute and easy label tutorial is here.
The linen is the same as the previous cup, Robert Kaufman's Essex linen/cotton blend in 'Unbleached'.
And as the teacup was going to live a new and glamourous life in Cafe Liberty, I thought a little tea cozy would be a suitable traveling companion.
I was drawn to this print, Copeland, for the main body of the tea kettle. Bold, dramatic and with a hint of bygone age.
I used some Lecien Cosmo embroidery floss for steam and a little Liberty pun on the cozy reverse. you can find Cosmo at Eternal maker
The selvedges gave me just enough text for the handle and knob.
A bit of vintage Liberty lawn for the lining and a little label using Laurraine's tutorial inside.