Thursday, December 17, 2009

Comming Soon! LoVe U by Deb Strain for Moda

 I LoVe this fabric line! Baby Owls, Snails and Turtles, all in gender neutral colors on FLANNEL! This fabric line has been out for some time on regular cotton, but now they have printed it on really soft flannel. I had a lot of fun designing a baby quilt with it. This is the easiest, sweetest rag baby quilt that you will also fall in LoVe with!!! If you have never made a quilt before, then this is a great one to start with. All the blocks are cut the exact same size; pretty easy! The seam allowance is 1/2".  "Snuggles" (yes, that is what I have named it!) is our newest kit. All six fabrics, as well as the instructions are included. I even made a little baby pillow with the left over squares!

These kits  will be ready in a day or two. We have just taken delivery on the new fabrics and have begun cutting them.  If you would like to have some of these fabrics, visit the website: they should listed soon! I really enjoyed designing and sewing up this precious quilted baby blanket!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

TCU Design Students

Last Friday I was invited to see the work of Texas Christian University's fashion merchandising/design students. Their final project for the semester was to make a skirt. Most of these girls had never sewn anything before this class. They started off the term with pajama pants as their first project. The skirt project required that it have a zipper, so no elastic waists allowed! I met the students of both of Ms. Bailey's classes  at mid term. That is when she scheduled a "field trip" to our shop, The Grapevine Collection. We "opened" special just for them. I gave them a little background on how our shop came to be and what it has meant to me to be a shop owner. After purchasing fabric and notions from us, they were off to begin their projects. Check out these beautiful fabrics they chose!

I love the contrasting binding on a couple of these! Most of their skirts were on display during an open house at the Fashion Merchandising building at TCU's campus. They did a great job!
I think that this one was my favorite though! ~ Check out the ruffles on this black & white silk one. 

Here are a couple more . . .

Can you see the pretty top stitching detail on this purple floral? 

The girls are delightful and were so pleased with their new skills, as well as the addition to their wardrobes. I took quite a few pictures as you can see! Here are just a few of the girls! My one of them is quite young!

Keep up the great work, "frog-ettes"!

One of their "extra credit" projects was to make a pillow for charity. Aren't they cute!

And, here is a picture of the teacher, Stephanie Bailey, with her two sweet little girls!

Thank you so much for inviting me!