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Quilting 101

8 Mar

I have officially started to learn to quilt..

Other than 2 baby quilts over the years, my sewing has been more clothing and home decor..

My bucket list has had quilting on it for years..While I enjoy cutting something out and making it in one day..I can see that quilting can be very therapeutic, let me clarify and say making quilt tops..

I have not gone into the world of machine quilting..and the two baby quilts I did were o.k.  the first one I bought a panel and quilted around the characters..the second I did 4″ blocks and quilted a heart in all of the white blocks..which were few.]

I have decided to conquer piecing and then go on to hand quilting and machine quilting..

So, here are my first attempts..

a quilt for the girl’s futon bed, it is made from one of our popular clothing lines we made with these prints..

I saw this pattern, called French windowpane by a woman on Etsy and a friend with a quilt shop in Chardon helped me lay it out and instructed me on how to “build” it.

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I then followed it quickly with a single version for my youngest daughter’s top bunk..hers was mostly pink..they are  both at Ruby Blue Quilting studio..she is going to machine quilt them for us..

The next day I grabbed one of the charm packs that we have for sale in our fabric shop and started trying to figure out what I wanted to do with it..I wanted to move up to another level..I came across this sweet English lady, the gourmet quilter, and she has you tube tutorials, so I followed her instructions and made this quilt with one charm pack..charm packs are pre-cut 5″ squares usually of a designers collection..This charm pack had 30 pieces it is by Dena Designs..called Little Azalea..We are selling it in our fabric shop on Etsy

Image This is how it turned out with the sashing and post technique shown on the you tube tutorial..

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I then added the blue print for a border and it is ready to sandwich with batting and backing and quilt..I know the terms but don’t know what I am doing 🙂

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Unfortunately, I am not a photographer 😦 and so the blues look LOUD when they are  really soft, calm, and restful like a tropical sea!!!!

This has been fun!  I am happy to have learned something new, and to get some practice in..

Creativity is such a gift and an outlet, whether you cook, sew, craft, scrapbook, decorate…whatever..The Lord is creative..we reflect His image when we create and it is good..

New Rachel Ashwell Fabric..

15 Jan

So many beautiful fabrics out there!  We just got in this partial collection from Rachel Ashwell..Shabby Chic..This collection is called
Ballet Rose..We are looking forward to blending some of the soft pinks and blues always one of our favorites..
P1110457 These are available for purchase at our fabric shop on Etsy

Enjoy!

Christmas sewing…

26 Dec

Victoria made these ties for our guys..we sang in a Christmas Eve service..It was very wonderful and our guys looked great!

P1110299 And unbeknownst to me Victoria and Olivia made me these beautiful..well beautiful just isn’t the word to describe how much these kitchen towels mean to me!

P1110322 They bought linen…made the towel..then embellished with one of our new collections of fabric..Scrumptious by Bonnie and Camille for Moda fabrics..

P1110328If the hand towels weren’t beautiful enough, then Victoria made these quilted hot pads..with linen and oh..I’m wondering how I am ever going to use these beautiful pieces of art!

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I can’t really choose a favorite..I think the shirring on the paisley with green ric rac is so sweet, and the rouchey ruffle with the red ric rac is fun, and the paisley, bias and coral ric rac is crisp and sharp…So, I won’t choose I’ll just enjoy 🙂

Thank you girls you are so appreciated and your talents have definitely surpassed your mother!!

Thanksgiving Sale…

26 Nov

Just want our fabric friends to know that we are having a Thanksgiving sale in our Etsy fabric shop

Every fabric is 15% off our price, which is normally at least 10% below retail.

We are running this sale through midnight on Cyber Monday…

Hope some of you can stop by and take advantage of some of the lovely high quality designer fabrics we have!

We are thankful for our customers and how the Lord has blessed our business this year.

Wishing you and your families and friends a Happy Thanksgiving!pomegrante place 1

New fabric lines in..

19 Oct

We have been getting fabric in steadily here and I have been lax in letting all know about it!!

This is High Street by Moda Fabrics…It is bright and cheery! Great for Fall and Winter and I see kitchen and home decor out of it!!..

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Next is one of my Christmas fabrics, I like that it can be wintery and not just Christmas!!  It is Aspen Frost, by Basic Grey for Moda Fabrics..we have more colors..Visit our online fabric shop at http://www.pomegranateplace.etsy.com

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This is Billet Doux by Verna Mosquera for Free Spirit Fabrics..We were just wowed by the paisley and got the grey to coordinate and the pink floral is just sweet for little girls!  We saw the Paisley as a beautiful Christmas print, or winter.

P1100200 This lovely deep red collection is called mid-winter reds by Minnick and Simpson for Moda fabrics..It is traditional and we have some matching wovens that will be coming soon.  They shipped separately…I’m really liking these traditional reds!  So many ideas for these!

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The last shipment contained 24 prints, the entire collection of Sunshine Roses by Tanya Whelan, one of our favorite designers from Free Spirit Fabrics..She usually does something with roses and we are hopelessly drawn to roses, checks, damasks and polka dots! I guess we are a little romantic in our tastes!

There are 3 colorways  light sagey green..

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Lovely vintagey blues….  P1100750 

Raspberry, yummy pinks 🙂  P1100752

Stop by our fabric shop on Etsy, or just click the pictures if you would like to see more of one of these particular prints…I know I am getting a little overboard when I look at fabric and it looks yummy to me 🙂

Beauty is a gift from God, and I’m so thankful for all the designers out there who make such beautiful prints!  Then the seamstresses, quilters, and crafters who make beautiful creations out of them!

Enjoy and Have a Blessed day!