I have always walked into fabric shops and felt at home. Fabric has always stirred my creativity, yet I can't sew. I would often ask myself why was I so fascinated with fabric? I still get a thrill when I walk into a quilting shop.
Often I would tell myself to stop being silly and stick to what I knew, which was my first love...Paper.
|Please take me home and create some of your own French inspiration|
One of the things that I was most in love with is the "jelly roll", "charms" and "layer cakes" for quilting. I especially love the stacks of charm packs. Each charm has a bit of a design and measures 5" by 5".
I call this bundle A French Inspiration Charm Pack.
I am so excited because I noticed that the charm packs that are out there often just give you a section of the repeat. I tried to create a vivid part of each of my designs. I also noticed that the charm packs are cut to the edge of the design, so I added a hem allowance for quilters who would need that.
One of my favorite quilters is Camille Roskelley. I have her book Simplify and now she has a new one called Simply Retro. I love her house quilt patterns.
So, for the price of just one yard of fabric, a customer can have 48 charms. I have matching fabric by the yard for each design, hoping that a quilter could easily match the back of the quilt to coordinate perfectly. A customer can choose to cut the fabric with a 1/4 inch hem allowance or straight to the edge of each square.
Quilts make the loveliest mosaics. I am linking to Mosaic Monday over at Mary's Little Red House.