I wrote earlier of my holiday weekend in Los Angeles, but I was keeping it under wraps that Pam and I spent the entire day on the Monday hanging out with Kaari Meng (and her entourage) at French General (www.frenchgeneral.com). It’s always a treat to visit Kaari’s shop…not just for the wonderful vintage supplies available for purchase, the fabulous French General fabrics, and the wonderful fellowship…but for the pure inspiration.
For this trip, however, I had a slightly different agenda. You see, I’ve been secretly working on an appliqué project. I was so good as my undercover stitching that folks were beginning to wonder if I was still a “dedicated appliquist”. But, I’ve gotten permission from Kaari to reveal that for the past few months, along with my good friend Keiko (designer extraordinaire), we’ve been working with Kaari to realize her quilt designs into real quilts. So, here you will see a small tidbit of the quilt I stitched that will be offered as an exclusive, and limited edition, kit by Kaari on her website French General.
Now before you head over to the website and wonder why you can’t order it yet…well, the fabric is from Kaari’s newest fabric collection, Maision de Garance, which isn’t out yet. (Visit www.unitednotions.com for a preview.) I believe that the kits will be available sometime in early November. But, if you are interested I would encourage you to check her website towards the end of October for full details. These kits will go quickly…I can guarantee you.