Sunday, December 2, 2012

Studio Sunday #8– A Visit to French General

I am so excited! Last evening I finished the first of two quilt tops. The first one will be shipped to my friend Nancy this week after it is quilted by Vickie’s Quilt Studio. We visited her studio here. The binding is ready to attach so the quilt may wing its way on Wednesday.

We had put together kits a couple of years ago at Bolts and Nancy saw mine and decided she needed one as well. So we made a trade.



It’s a perfect quilt for me to make twice as I love to make flying geese units. I know many of you will think that was a mistype, so let me correct that I LOVE to make flying geese units. There are 280 total in the two quilt tops.

Pressing one of the rows.


So one of the reason we love this quilt is that it is made from a Moda French General line, Luminere de Noel. Which brings us to our studio/store for today.

French General is owned by Kaari Meng and is located in Los Angeles. If you want to visit store hours are Monday from 11 am to 4 pm. Inside this adorable building are treasures to set your imagination racing.


Bonjour – Good Day – is what you feel while in the store.


There is fabric –from her lines with Moda,



to vintage pieces from her travels to France and coming soon a new home decor line with Fabricut. A quilt made with from the Pom Pom de Paris fabric line.


The shelves on the left side of the store have many containers filled with beads for making jewelry. Kaari has sold some of her designs through Anthropologie. The lights are sitting on tables used for classes.


Buttons, paper and ribbons for crafting.


There were so many beautiful ribbons displayed on this post I was unable to choose just one. The next time I visit I am going with a project in mind.


In the back corner is a lovely entertaining area.


Kaari has Pellegrino, coffee, cookies and berries set for her customers guests.


Kaari in front of some design boards at her check out counter.


The front counter has more ribbons, and millinery supplies. There is so much to see.




Thanks for visiting this inspirational location with me. For more information visit or Kaari's Blog.

Stitch at you Soon, 

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