When I pulled this elegantly printed fat envelope out of my letter box this afternoon I knew immediately that it contained my long-awaited copy of the Liberty of London 140th Anniversary commemorative book.
You might have heard my little squeal!
Last year Liberty put out the call worldwide for photos of Liberty memories over the years from 1875 to the present, and projects using their gorgeous fabrics. From these 140 were chosen for inclusion in this book, and my prizewinning quilt, "Taking Liberties", was one of these.
It's in excellent company, with some amazing projects featured, and I feel so honoured to have my humble work appearing alongside such talent.
Here it is, happily occupying the whole of page 46. And look! Those dear folk at Liberty have thoughtfully framed it in.....pink!
And as if that wasn't enough, I'm a cover girl! OK, it's the back cover, and it's only half the quilt, but life's too short to quibble :-)
That little quilt, made from a charm pack of Liberty squares won in an Instagram giveaway from Australian Liberty suppliers Ava & Neve, came together quite quickly, won 3rd prize in the Small Quilt category at the Sydney Quilt Show last year, and has given me the most enormous pleasure ever since.
It now hangs where I can enjoy those beautiful Liberty prints every day.
I've recently started another quilt using Liberties, but you'll have to wait till another day when I have more time to tell you about that one...