Sunday Stash #122 – The Strawberry Thief
Y’all knew I wouldn’t be strong enough to resist a little fabric temptation at the Australasian Quilt Convention, didn’t you? But can I tell you, I made my only purchase as we were packing down the booth after closing time on the last day? I see you shaking your head out there, thinking, “Mmm hmm, as if Molli could walk out of that fabric honey pot without gettin’ sticky!” Here, let me z-snap that for you while we’re at it!
The thing is that I didn’t really need any fabric, and as I looked around most stalls, there wasn’t a lot that left me inspired, or (let’s be honest) that I didn’t already have. However, there was one beautiful beacon of fabric light in my line of sight every day: The Strawberry Thief. In other words, Liberty. Tana. Lawn. I met owner, Robyn on the first day, and she had me seriously intrigued with her genuinely, warm personality. Then she had me pet the gorgeous Liberty fabrics that her shop specialises in. Then she went and brought along her adorable, Liberty-shirt wearing son, Abe, and it was all over. I knew I’d be getting me some of that. (The fabrics, not her son!)
I’ve shown you some recent Liberty additions in previous Sunday Stashes, but this was the first time I had seen such a large collection for my own perusal. I did not like them all. I quickly scanned by florals, cutesy animals, and muted shades. What I did not expect to find though were extreme levels of saturation, funky textures, and painterly aspects combined with the photographic. It was a whole new Liberated world before me.
We all know that it feels wonderful. Totally. But if you still think you can’t find modern Liberty prints, I think you need to re-evaluate! Have a look through The Strawberry Thief website, and I bet you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Remember that old mantra of mine, “You don’t have to like everything, to like something.” And let me tell you, as the southern hemisphere’s largest online retailer of Liberty, I think there’s a pretty good chance you’ll find something not only to like, but to love!