I love quilting.... it keeps me sane. I not only adore fabric, I love it! I love the smell of it, the feel of it, and the mesh of color that fabric designers pull together so that I can purchase it simply to create a treasure of my own. It brings me great joy to cut, sew and design my own projects, using their designs, to either keep or give away to those I love. Love it!!
Below is a quilt that I pieced together by using fabric brought home from Pomegranate Quilts after it closed in November of 2006. I think that I have half the shop in my sewing closet and I felt that it was high time that I started using it. Since there was no rhyme or reason to my fabric gluttony at the time, finding patterns that match up with what I have hidden in my closet has been the real trick. Toni, the former owner of the shop, had such wonderful color and fabric sense that people still to this day talk about the collections of fabric that we carried in the shop. (She's amazing!) Having said that, the fabric that I gleefully brought home is truly beautiful and I am very grateful to have it... but again, the amount of each collection that I do and/or do not possess, make it slightly difficult to bring my project to the completion I am longing for. Trying to match what I have to what is available on today's market is a challenge, to say the least! Some of the fabric, like the one in this quilt below, had never had a cut taken from the bolt because we hadn't had it long enough. Finding a two color quilt that required the amount of fabric I had was rather fun. The fabric feels and looks like flannel, but it is not. I'm so happy that I ended up with all of the bolt because I was able to make a queen size quilt from it.
The borders on this quilt were quite large so I decided to add some applique and hand embroidery in the opposing corners.
As always, being the label freak that I am, I had to add this label to my finished project.
Now off to make some kids' clothes... my other love. Happy sewing!