Sunday Stash #138 – Liberty Bundles of Love – Part 2 of 3
Give me Liberty or give me … um, well, just give me more Liberty please! These coffers are running over, but trust me that is a good thing for the giveaway that’s going to be happening next week. I hope you can name something you like because it could soon be yours! (hint, hint) When I was standing with Robyn from The Strawberry Thief pulling oodles of fat quarters from her Liberty stash, we came across this graffiti like floral in two colour ways. It’s second from the left in the photos below. I was immediately drawn to it because of its hand drawn nature, originality, and deep saturation. Plus, someone got all Jackson Pollock on it, and Lord knows I love a good alcoholic painter with an ego trip.
So anywhooo, I just thought these two pieces really had potential to be so very different, just like those turquoise belts in The Devil Wears Prada. I set about trying to create fabric bundles that had a masculine versus feminine vibe. I can see pairing this first one with some Art Gallery Pure Elements in Nocturnal or Moonstone to give it a serious, winter sophistication. And those crazy, fuzzy, stripes! Can you imagine using that as a background or neutral? Imagine the pulsating and textural rainbow it would create. Gah! Where is my rotary blade? You could also see any of these as hanky squares in a suit.
On the flip side of that masculinity, its sister fabric wanted to be more ribbons in my hair, fields of daisies, and bold saturated colours. She’s a saucy minx and wants everyone to know about it! Y’all know I’m not all about cutesy florals, but there’s a time and place, and I think the colours in all of these mesh well. When working with this bundle I’d really want to pull out the yellows and teals, so I’d combine them all with both, alternating between each as a neutral. My daughter Charlotte would love pillows like these filling her room, so that may be on the to do list soon!
So again, I show you all these because Liberty is so much more than Liberty. It’s a crazy minefield of colour, boldness, man, woman, old and young and The Strawberry Thief has them all. Which ones do you like? I hope you’re starting to figure that one out! (hint hint)