Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Designer Tidbits: French General


The Fat Quarter Shop is excited to welcome Kaari Meng of French General to the Jolly Jabber. Kaari’s latest fabric collection is Rouenneries Deux for Moda Fabrics.




Q: What was the first seed that grew into the Rouenneries Deux collection?
A: My inspiration for Rouenneries Deux, besides the original Rouenneries collection, is an old abandoned chateau in the South of France.

Every summer, while visiting one of my favorite towns near Toulouse, I drive by this old mansion and wonder who lived there and what stories the house has to tell. Even though no one has lived there for years, I imagine it was once filled with beautiful textiles that covered the beds and hung from the windows.




Q: If your collection had a soundtrack what would be on the list?
A: Something French, probably sung by Edith Piaf, like La Vie en Rose.




Q: What single print/SKU in the collection is your favorite?
A: That's not fair - because I love so many of the prints in this collection and I especially love them all together! But, if I had to choose one, it might be Tournesal Rouge, which was my favorite print from the original collection and continues to be a classic for me.




Q: What is your favorite project you have made using this collection?
A: I love our new quilt, Parisian Courtyard, designed by Penny Tucker. It is simple and French without being overly fussy. I think the fabrics all complement each other perfectly.




Q: If this collection had a scent to it, what would it be?
A: Lavender, lavender and more lavender!




Q: Can you give us a sneak-peek of your next fabric collection?
A: My next fabric collection is called Petite Odile and it is inspired by the prints found in a little French girl's armoire - sweet, yet sophisticated - perfect for today's little girl's room.




Q: If you had a mascot, what animal would it be?
A: I've never thought of that before - but if I had to have a mascot, it would have to be one of my two cats - Johnny or Boots. They are both big lovers, yet very elusive - very French!




Q: Who is your favorite celebrity?
A: My favorite celebrity is Sophia Loren - who we named our daughter after.




Q: If we were making a movie about your life, who would you want to play you?
A: I have no idea - hopefully if you ever make a movie about my life you will call me!!

Q: Who is your favorite fabric designer not including yourself?
A: I have so many favorite designers - how to choose just one?! In the quilting industry, I enjoy Amy Butler's style and freshness. We have grown up in this business together and I think we share a certain curiosity - while continually trying to stay true to our own unique style.




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And now, it's time for a giveaway! We will be giving away 5 Rouenneries Deux Charm Packs to one winner!




To enter comment on this post answering this question: What is the most "French" thing in your life?
You have one week till contest closes.
Good Luck!


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5daysaweek said...

The most French thing in my life is celebrating Mardi Gras Season. We go to several parades and Mardi Gras Balls during this time. Such fun!

Sandra said...

I don't have anything French that I can think of. If I win though I can make something French looking.

Mimi said...

My mom was raised in France and I have travelled to France twice in my life!! My cousin and his two sons are coming to Canada to visit us this summer... woo hoo! We can't wait!! I'd better start brushing up on my French, oui?!

Learn How To Make Quilts said...

Well, sure not much of french in my life. I love these fabrics. I also love to eat crepes and my husband and I plan to visit France in the spring to visit some friends of ours there.

Marcia said...

I absolutely CRAVE this collection ... each time I run across it I have to stop & daydream as I fondle all the prints! French? French fries is the best I can do .. sad but true!

quiltmom said...

The most French thing in my life is my maiden surname which was Bellamy ( Belleamie would have been the French spelling) It means good friend and my genealogy roots go back to the time of the French Huegonots..
I love this line of Fabrics- so very pretty. Thanks for the chance to win such a lovely prize.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Barbara McD said...

The most "French" thing in my life is my daughter, who has been taking French since she was in 10th grade and has decided to minor in French!

Thanks for the giveaway!

free indeed said...

My husband! He is french Acadian. THis valley in northern Maine was once solid french. It's still very bilingual. I was born here (my parents moved here from Ohio so were very much the outsiders), so I understand french, but don't like to speak it unless I have to!

Anne said...

The most French thing in my life is a 33-year-old reproduction Toulouse Lautrec poster printed on a stretched canvas. I purchased it at the Jeu de Pomme during a trip to Paris with my high-school French teacher. It has been lovingly displayed in every home I've lived in.

By the way, I enjoyed the article and photos about Kaari in the April issue of "American Patchwork & Quilting." I would love to have those fabulous Rounneries Deux charm packs!

Bonny said...

The most french thing in our life is going to Las Vegas each year and staying at the Paris hotel and eating at their wonderful buffet at least twice while we are there!
It makes us feel like we are in Paris (since we are waiting for our 35th wedding anniversary to actually go to Paris).

Elsa said...

The most French thing in my life? Louis (pronounced Louie), my cat! I really like French General ~ but haven't bought it yet. Thanks for the chance to win and for the giveaway.

Sarina said...

The most French thing I can think of is my daughter's love for ballet. All the French words she uses when she shows me what she's learned... barre, plie', port de bras, etc.

Linda V said...

I cannot think of one thing that is French in my life, other than I just looked up two words that were French from a free downloaded digital scrap blog. Could not find the meaning of either word. Not too exciting. :) thanks for the giveaway chance. PS would LOVE to visit France one day!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

The most French thing in my life is.........nothing. Can't think of a single thing. Pooh.
Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveway.

Marcia W. said...

The most French thing in my life is when we eat French bread, a layer cake of Jardin fabric, and some toile fabric. And, I nicknamed one of my grandnieces Elle.
However, I love French General fabrics and would enjoy winning and using this set of charm packs. My toile fabric would work well with these colors. Thanks for that chance.

Joanne L. said...

The most French thing in my life is my daughter who loves everything French, and spent her junior year abroad in Nancy. We visited her and she gave us a guided tour of Paris and Nancy, translating for us...it was PERFECT! and now I love French-themed papers, photos and fabrics!

Anonymous said...

The most French thing in my life is the croissant I have for breakfast...does the French Press count too?! Love all the French General fabric...yum!!!

Lori said...

what lovely fabric. thanks for the opportunity to win. the most french thing in my life is my husband. he is french. he brought with him all that is french escpecially the romance. ohh lala!!
lori smanski
quilting-lady@comcast.net

Marian said...

I grew up in the Belgian Congo (later the DRC) and my parents both spoke French so I grew up around the language and took a bit of it in high school. We visited Paris a few years ago when our son was stationed in Germany...walked all over and saw a lot in the short time we were there...took lots of pictures!

Andrea said...

Julia Child's cook book and the several quilts I have made and gifted using French and French General fabrics. The last quilt raised $3000 to support Jericho Roads efforts to rebuild homes and community in New Orleans

Rita E in AZ said...

The most French thing in my life is that I took French lessons in high school in the 1960s.

SarahZ said...

My Dad used to use french phrases at the dinner table..."Passe moi the beurre(?) sil vous plait"...so I will say my Dad is the most french "thing" in my life :)

Collette said...

My name! It's Collette.

Other than that, it's probably that, after 3 years of college French, the only time I use the language is to sing the ABC's to my son. ;-)

Sharrieboberry said...

I have a one Le Creuset pot. I got it on ebay--it has a small chip in the rim so it wasn't BIG price.

Hmm, no french fries or even french vanilla in the house!

Gayle Himmelwright said...

The most French thing in my life is my mom. She's a retired French teacher : )

Carolyn Venne said...

My favorite French thing is my French Canadian husband... and now the twin boys we share. We met while studying in London and shared a weekend in Paris while there many many years ago! I'm Italian, and so when people try to pronounce my French last name (Venne), they always try to pronounce it with an Italian flair, which makes me smile. But then I correct them.

Jennyroo said...

I love sugar pie (tarte aux sucres!) which is a French Canadian specialty!

Mary said...

That's an easy question - the most French thing in my life is my dog, a standard-size French Poodle.

Libby in Grayslake said...

Most French thing in my life? Aside from the lavender I have scattered around the house (wreaths on the walls, sachets in the drawers), it would be the beautiful memories of three days spent in Paris, nearly 10 years ago. I'd LOVE to go back!

Jessica said...

I'm not really sure what the most French thing would be in my life but I know I love the French General Fabric and the Rouenneries Deux Charm Packs would make a beautiful quilt!

Marsha said...

I have lots of French lavender essential oil and dried lavender buds from my now defunct soap making business.

Susan said...

I live in Canada, on the west coast, but I don't speak French. The most French thing in my life is my friend, Angela, who is French-Canadian! There's also the labels at the store, which are all in English and French! ;)

Diana Simmons said...

The most French thing in my life would have to be french fries.!

Jacklynn said...

The most French thing in my life? My birthday is a national holiday in France! (May 8th) I found this out in 1997 when I was fortunate enough to travel there with my church choir. We sang at Notre Dame de Paris and the Basilica of St. Clotilde. I have wonderful memories and pictures of that trip - my favorite picture is me at the top of the Eiffel Tower with the Arch de Triomphe in the background. I would love to make a quilt with your beautiful fabric!

Judy Blinkenberg said...

MY Maiden Name: OUIMETTE. My grandfather was from Quebec. My father was from New Hampshire raised in Massachusetts. He told me there was a famous golfer in Canada named Ouimette. Growing up people wanted to put a Q instead of an O. Thanks for the chance to win and share a little about my Father.

PattyBYoung said...

In my late 20s, I took multiple trips to France...I would rent a car and just drive through Normandy, where ever, drop the car at the airport, take the train to Paris. I would stay in different arrondissement, to learn the city. I love Paris, and France. The architecture, way of life...c'est ci bon! Now every few years, we go to the French Open, spend a few days in Paris, then head off to explore a new area. I LOVE French General fabric.

Tonya A. said...

The most "French" thing in my life is my collection of Fleur de Lis items. From jewelry to clothes to decor to fabric... Been collecting for 25+ years :)

Robyn said...

My French Horn... By name only. French Horns are not French

Nancy said...

The truly most French thing in my life is the fabric from France I bought a few years ago. I hope to add to my collection when I visit Provence next fall.
Love, love, love all the French General collections.

Pegela said...

I have colored pencils from France that are made from orange wood. They are not only color beautifully, they also smell delicious (especially when I sharpen them).

luvdafroggy said...

Hmmmmmm, the most French thing in my life? I guess it would be my husband, who took French all through high school while I took Spanish.

Joan said...

The most French thing in my life is my daughter, Marie. Since we lived in France two different times, she is fluent in French and is student teaching to become a French teacher.

b78ayers said...

Love this line! And at the moment I have 2 favorite "French" things in my life: a picture of me and my husband taken in Paris in '06 and some wonderful red and white kitchen (vintage) towels.

Jen said...

The most french thing in my life is our diet! Yummy french food like real choclate, fresh bread, and delicious wine. oui!

JoyceLM said...

The most French thing is a fat quarter pack of French General fabric that I'm saving for just the right pattern. Thanks for the giveaway.

LeAnne said...

Guess that would have to be the french toast I had for breakfast this morning.

Linda K said...

The most French thing in my life is the wonderful French bread that is baked at my husband's workplace, a bakery owned by a Frenchman. Love the French General fabrics, too. I own the first Rouenneries and would like to sew with Deux!

Ababou said...

Since I AM French, I'd have to answer : me!!

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Crafty Tokyo Mama said...

My love of good food would have to be the most French thing in my life. Good food shared with good friends is what life is all about.

janie said...

The most French things in my life has to be my two beautiful granddaughters, who are equally French & English and who by the way are both planning to redo their rooms and with these exact colors, how convenient is that? PERFECT!!!

Heather A said...

The most French thing in my life is ... well ... all my groceries, I guess. Because I'm in Canada and even though I only speak the most basic of French, all of the products we buy have both French and English on them.

I always say I speak "Cereal Box French" because I would always study the French part of the packaging while I ate my cereal as a kid.

And right this minute my daughter is in Paris. *le sigh*

Brenda said...

The most French thing in my life is a fat quarter of French General fabric.

Diane H said...

That's an easy question - my BFF lives in France! Since getting to know her I have learned so much about the wonderful country she lives in. Thanks for this - Love French General.

Connie said...

It would have to be French Vanilla cappuccino or french fries! Love the photo of that old house!

Linda said...

The most French thing in my life is a small Limoge box I bought on a trip to Paris many years ago.

Nita said...

Oh, my goodness...I LOVE French General. It's my favourite line and yet I have only made one quilt from it. How I long to make another! The most French thing in my life is probably the French school across the street from my house. And does loving blue, yellow & white together count?

Sandi said...

THE MOST FRENCH THING IN MY LIFE IS ALL MY FRENCH GENERAL FABRIC. I LOVE ALL THEIR LINES.

paige said...

There really is nothing "French" in my life. However, I love to cook and I only eat chocolate (preferably dark) with coffee.

Peggy said...

Aaahh... France. I love it! My sewing room is also my Paris room, where I have framed the postcards I picked up from various art museums in Paris. Thinking about France makes me smile.

ruth ann said...

My most favorite French item is a giant wooden fleur de lis that I purchased at an art museum sale many years ago. It reminds me to enjoy each day and look for the beauty of the moment.

Ruth K said...

Besides my French General collection of fabrics? I guess I like chocolate filled croissants, and the love of simple and at the same time sophisticated love of food.

michelle ash said...

MichelleThe most french thing in my life is my maiden name. My great grandfather came from France.
I also love the Rouenneries fabrics.
feb 10 2012 11:21am

~ Julie ~ said...

I went to France as a teenager and loved it! Unfortunately, the only thing French in my life now is French fries, French bread, and French dressing. I'd love some French General fabric, though!!! Some of my favorite!!! BEAUTIFUL!!! :) (I LOVE the picture of the old mansion in your interview! Oh if walls could talk!!!)

Marcia B said...

No French relatives....no visits to France...no French language....
so I guess the most French thing I have going on in my life is food: FRENCH fries, FRENCH toast, FRENCH bread!
BTW- Love your fabrics! Oo-La-La! :)

Laurie said...

ummmm, the french fries I had at lunch and the french toast I'm dreaming about having for breakfast at our local diner this weekend. I have some French General fabric I LOVE! but haven't found the perfect reason to cut it up yet. I really enjoy all of their fabrics/products. Thanks so muchf or a chance to win :) laurie

llsbaskets@comcast.net

Pat V. said...

I would hope that I embody a french attitude, a joie de vivre, in my daily living!

Lee said...

My husband is the most French thing in my life! Merci!

Mary said...

Besides having some French General fabric, we have two very special Missionaries in France who are very dear to us. What beautiful fabric for little girls.

Anonymous said...

My parents were both French - they would speak French to us (8 children) but unfortunately, we would only respond in English. My second grade teacher taught us to count to ten in French. We were like little sponges. When I visited Paris I loved everything about it but I wished I could have spoken the language. It has a pretty sound to it.
Thank you for the chance to win your beautiful fabrics.
Brenda Ouellette Kowalski

Jansie said...

The most French thing in my life is our local cheese shop that carries all sorts of magnificent French cheeses that makes me drool. And, of course, French General fabric. :)

Helen L said...

Hmmm, the most french thing in my life would be my niece's husband: straight from Paris (so I guess that would make my great-nephew half french!! Never thought of it that way!!) Beautiful fabric line!!

Buffalo Bill said...

My French Bulldog! Though the breed is not truly French in origin, we did meet his Frenchie lookalike in a cafe in Paris on a recent trip!

Anonymous said...

The most French thing in my life, would have to be myself! AS I am French!
This was easy! LOL

Lynn said...

Right now, an XO quilt top using Le Petit Poulet by Moda. And, my favorite perfume Metal by Paco Rabanne.

Norrisdebra@ymail.com said...

The most French thing in my life is the wonderful childhood memory of Danielle our 16 year old French foreign exchange student. She would shake her head no and earnestly say "yes". It was the cutest, funniest thing.

Anonymous said...

Bonjour! I am from Hong Kong but currently live and work in Montreal, Quebec. We have a little patisserie right around the corner where I get my miche bread and palmier on the weekend and chocolatine or regular croissant on weekdays. It's the French/European atmosphere that attracted me to stay in the first place.

Thank you for this chance to win some gorgeous fabric!

Rita from Montreal

Anonymous said...

Sadly enough there is absolutely nothing "french" about me or my life. The closest I could come to having anything french would be "french" salad dressing lol. But I have to say I absolutely love French General fabrics....the colors are just gorgeous!
Connie

Anonymous said...

Lavender - love the smell especially when I spray lavender water on my linens and quilts.....
We have lavender fields near our house here on the BC West Coast - what could be more beautiful ...except your fabric collection?
Edna Vaines, Victoria BC

NancyL said...

That's difficult; I did visit New Orleans last year, and enjoyed the French Quarter and Bourbon street! Loved the yummy beignet,and at the time I could pronounce "Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez" (let the good times roll), but certainly couldn't now! I'd like to visit France sometime! Of course, I like French General fabric!

Denise Ar. said...

My family! My name. Denise Mae Beauvais. I am named after my beloved grandmother, Mae Belle LeBarge LeEsperance. I am directly related to the amazing tapestry makers of Beauvais, France. Oh how I would love to have even a tiny piece of their work now!

Mystica said...

My introduction to good wine! a cousin married a Frenchman and they lived in Sri Lanka for years. She was responsible for my love of wine!

kulazzv said...

The most French thing in my life is French bread and all that French cakes.

Rhonda D. said...

The most "French" things in my life
would be my family. My maternal great grandparents: William & Celeste Ste. Gemme (I could hardly
understand them as a child); and
my husband's family: Desgranges.
Thanks for the chance to win.

beth said...

Well I was born in Canada where the second official language is French and I studied it for 6 years in school. I also have ancestors that were born in and died in Quebec which is French Speaking but the closest I come to anything French now is as others have mentioned French Toast or French fries. Thanks for the chance to win.. beautiful line of fabric
Beth S

Joan and Kevin said...

I guess the most french thing in my life is me. Both of my parents are french and my mom comes from Canada.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Saraccino said...

My name :)

Claire

...but I'll have quite often short weekend trips to france, having some friends there, talking french (but my vocabulary is still way too small ^^)...

Last but not least: A lot of the spices, cheese and other food I love to eat and cook come from france...

susaninfl said...

When French Women Cook, a Gastronomic Memoir, Madeleine Kamman, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA and a complete collection of Edith Piaf recordings.

Monica said...

I love French films and have several in my DVD collection. Does that count?

Hilachas said...

The most "French" thing in my life would be these charm packs, we're I to win your giveaway. I really don't there's any French in my life. Even the wine I drink is American and the food I cook is mostly Mexican. So, as you can see, I need these French charm packs in my life. Thanks for the opportunity.

Jennifer Gail said...

I have a few plates that were made in France.

Cheryl said...

My little cakes of lavender soaps from the lavender farms of Sequim WA. I keep them in the linen closet to scent sheets and pillowcases.

ThirdMargaret said...

My maiden name and married name are French. And I adore champagne, though technically I rarely get the real thing. I'd love to add some more French General to my life, thank you!

3rdmargaret(at)gmail(dot)com

krisgray said...

The most French thing is my life is where I live. I am 20 miles from the Arch in St. Louis, which was founded in 1796 by Pierre Laclede and Auguste Chouteau on instruction from the French authorities in New Orleans to find a suitable trading post north along the Mississippi River. There are French names everywhere!

NurseBrandy said...

The most French thing in my life would encompass two things: Photos and Memories! We spent 2 weeks in Paris (& other day trips) with my fine-art photography school in '02. I shot 52 rolls of B&W film... I've got some wonderful photo art work on our walls from that trip! Also - just the memories, ahhhhh, the memories! I LOVED Paris!! I LOVED Monmarte, I loved loved LOVED Honfleur, which is a little fishing village in Normandy! :)

Cecilia said...

The most French thing in my life is the fact that I love French bread and cheese. :-) Thanks for the chance to win such gorgeous fabric.

Lee Ann L. said...

The most french thing in my life would be the occasional fries I eat at Freddy's. Ha!

Thank you for a chance to win.

Lee Ann Bailey said...

The most "French" thing in my life? Le plus francais point dans ma vie est moutarde de Dijon. (Eight years of French lessons--still feel like a beginner!)

May said...

Most French thing is my life are all the photos I have hanging in my condo that I took during my trips to France.

Carol said...

The French thing in my life is some wonderful French General fabric in my sewing room waiting to be sewn. I have plans for a with Le Petite Ecole. And I'm so excited about my Merry Merry Snowman BOM that I just got in the mail yesterday.

Kathy in GA said...

hmmm, besides French General fabrics in my stash? I think it would have to be the memories I have from the summer of 1970 (!) when I was an exchange student to southern France.

Valerie said...

The most French thing in my life is my French books from school. I majored in French in college and lived in France for 8 months during college. love reading through my old textbooks and novels to make sure I can still retain the language!

Denise said...

Oh, I am so excited for Rouenneries Deux! The most "French" thing in my life is a person. A very sweet but feisty petite lady who I have known since I was eight years old. She was an amazing seamstress. She is now 87 now and no longer able to sew. She continues to be a vibrant part of my life. She was one of the first to support and encourage my love of sewing.

Stephanie C. said...

Ummmm... do French fries and French toast count?!

Warren said...

I've never been to France but I love the french part of Epcot....especially the little bakery :) And I love the colors in Rouenneries Deux!

Lee said...

Last year my daughter and son - in - law went to Paris. I kept the two granddaughters. For a surprise Jen brought me back a ball cap with PARIS written with diamonds(not really) but seriously cute. I always wear it for a bad hair day!

Megan said...

Hmmm, well, I have a Le Creuset pot. Does that count? My family's from Louisiana, so I also have a few random fleur de lis knick knacks peppered throughout the house. I'm so excited this collection's out! I've been waiting on some yardage to go with my pre-cuts from the original collection.

Anonymous said...

The most French thing in my life at the moment must be my Chanel No 5. I have loved this scent since high school (many, many years ago)
Linda Kay

sew.darn.quilt said...

The most French thing I can think of at the moment is a tiny Eiffel Tower my son received from one of his little classmates. That and the French's mustard in my fridge!!
Thank you for the chance to win this stunning fabric.

Carolyn

Susanne said...

The thing I have acquired that is most french is my last name....from my husband.

smdecoste at yahoo.com

Sandy D said...

The most French thing in my life is the fact that I live in La Belle Province Quebec in Canada followed by all the French General Fabric that I am collecting

Amy Sue said...

I think the most french thing in my life would be my taste in decorating, my favorite episodes of house hunters international, and my grand niece who is attending a french magnet school in Eugene, Or.

Janelle said...

Sadly it is my French General quilts and fabric. There's not really any in my history or family, but the fabric is enough to make me happy!

Anonymous said...

Well My love of french fries, french toast and french bread. Hope this counts.jillfroelich@yahoo.com

Heartsdesire said...

The most French thing in my life at the moment, is my friend who lives in Vence, France, who came to visit me last week. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway, Rouenneries Deux is one of my favourite collections.

Julie in WA said...

That would be my husband.He is NOT French, but he was born in Canada and took the required French language classes in school. Can he speak French? No. Shucks, he can hardly do a poor imitation of French. But that's all I've got; I hope it is enough to qualify me for this giveaway...
:)

Cheryl said...

My name, Cheri, is the most french thing about me. I've got to get some of this french fabric!

Janet said...

I love the picture of the abandoned Chateau. I can't imagine letting such a beautiful building fall into ruin. All of the food and clothing labels in my house are in French and English. Love, love the look of your new line!

Denise said...

I guess the most French thing in my life is the jar of French Thyme in my cabinet.

Sardonia said...

My friends Jacqui and Chris are the most French "things" in my life. They joined a French conversation group before celebrating retirement with a year in the south of France, drinking local wine, eating lots of bread and cheese and walking in the hills near Montpelier. Their love for France is sincere and infused with a sense of humor.They ended up buying a house there and so will continue to be perhaps more French than the French!

Julie said...

The most French thing in my life apart from the French General fabric I have, is that I once had a French employer. I loved to listen to her talk to another employee in French. Brings back alot of memories.

Marlene said...

The French in my life consists of the Settee in my sewing/work room.

sandyandcosmo said...

The most French thing in my life is a Fleur de Lis pendant I bought in New Orleans. Every time I wear it I'm reminded of the good times I had in that city!

Valerie Joie said...

My quilts are French inspired by the fabric I choose - I love French General fabrics.

Richard Healey said...

Took french in high school.

http//richardquilts.blogspot.com
Make sure you stop by and put your guess in my quilt givaway by guessing my babys B-day or Birth Weight.

PJ said...

My french cookbook. French fries, French bread, French toast, French General Fabric and so on . . .

Kari said...

One of my favorite restaurants is a little French place. I love enjoying great food and wine with friends.

hueisei said...

The most French thing in my life is I'm having an Eiffel Tower key :)

MissMary said...

The most French thing in my life is Arnaud--a friend and coworker from Paris! Today we were working with data, and it occurred to me to ask him "Why is 6 afraid of 7?" Apparently the punch line "Because 7 ate 9" doesn't work in French ;-)

Whitney M said...

My prints that are scattered around my house that I picked while in Paris!

Amy Lorrae said...

Sweet food, pastries are my favorite and the French are the best! my earliest memory of something French is having croissants for breakfast with my grandparents when i'd stay with them on school holidays, lovely memories

hkd said...

The most French thing in my life is a precious package of lavender from France brought to me by a dear friend who has since passed away. Every time I smell lavender it brings him to my mind! Oh, and my mom was born in Montreal.

The collection is lovely and I would love to create something wonderful with it!

Karen said...

I guess it would be the lovely enamel thimble that my sister brought back from a trip to France several years ago.

Chris said...

The most French thing in my life is that I took 2 years of French in highschool and LOVED it and that I love fresh fruit and cheese as a snack. :0) Love all the French General fabrics!! Thanks for the give away!!

ledamewood said...

The most french thing in my life right now is the loaf of french bread I just bought. I think we're in need of some french fabric to come here and offer us some culture.

lynnquiltsalot said...

I have two French things in my life right now: 1) A French General Quilt I made which I love; and 2) An occasional croissant from Whole Foods; so buttery and delicious! Love the new line of fabrics.

frog cottage said...

The most French thing in my life is my love of French General fabrics. Love the cream and burgandy colour ways with a touch of blue n grey!!!

Jackie Mo said...

The most French thing in my life was hitchhiking through France with a pack on my back in the early 70's. All I ate was bread and fantastic cheese. Yum! PS..love this collection...and would love to win!

Barbara said...

My birth certificate, some pottery, french laces, ribbons and floche for french heirloom sewing and embroidery, french music CD's and I live in La Grange in Fayette County named after the Marquis de Lafayette. Thank you for the chance to win those beautiful charm packs!

Mhairi said...

My baby niece. My brother moved to France a couple of years ago and now he has a little girl - so that is my frenchiest thing. And the most gorgeous french thing I know!!!!

Lori Kay said...

Sadly, I remember very little of my high school French, but I can still string together a few sentences that impress my kids (but likely makes NO sense to someone who actually speaks French!).

mvsdavies said...

The most French thing in my life is the view out of my sewing room window of the magnificent Norman Cathedral here in Durham UK.
Oh and my name:-)
Best wishes
Michelle.

Ursula said...

The most French thing in my life is my "Acadian French" Hubby.The community we live in all speak Acadian French except "Moi". My husband traced his family to Normandy France.I love everything french and love all of French general fabric.

Sue said...

The French General Books that I have purchased

Dree said...

Wow, what an incredible giveaway! The most French thing in my life is the teapot I got to remember a trip I took this summer to Saint Malo, France. The walled town is beautiful, and I love remembering my trip when I look at my lovely little teapot!

trudys_person said...

The most French thing in my life is video-conference meetings at work - Canadian federal government - they always lapse into French and I can barely understand them ... :)

Stitches said...

The most French thing in my house would be a book I received called "The French-Inspired Home". A nice book to sit and browse through.

Karen said...

Right now the croissants I've been eating for breakfast for the past week from the hotel breakfast buffet!

Kate said...

Ha! The most French thing in my life right now is the French toast I make for breakfast every Sunday! Thanks for the chance to win some of my favorite fabric line!

SueAnn W from Richmond said...

The most French thing about me was a 10 day trip to France. An amazing place to visit the architecture was simply beautiful. I loved Provence. This is beautiful fabric!

Svanhild said...

Our car - a Peugeot.. And my DH has quite a stash of French wines.

hennies.pennies said...

The most french thing in my life is my mother, who is French. I, then, am 1/2 French (and the other half Danish). I'm quite pleased with my heritage!! Be blessed.

Mouster1 said...

Thanks for the giveaway! The most French thing in my life is my daughter, Erin, who majored in French in college and studied there as well. We also have some relatives in Alsace.

Zoe said...

Apart from my love for French General fabrics, it would have to be my love for 18th and 19th century french art :)

Laura said...

Alas, I have nothing French in my life. But thanks for the giveaway!

Deb said...

This is a little embarrassing but the closest I get to anything Frenchy is Ore-Ida baking in my oven.

Marion BP said...

The most "French" things in my life are my beautiful French Poodles. I have 2 toy poodles, Max who is black, then Harley who is brown & last but not least is my miniature poodle, Eddy who is an apricot colour.
They are my constant companions, they are "people dogs" & consider me their "mother" of the pack. They are faithful & loyal & I am quite sure they would protect me to the death. Max, the eldest, is the most protective & can become quite jealous if my family show me , as far as he's concerned,too much affections.They love nothing more than to curl up into the small of my back if I go & have a lie down on my bed during the day, as I have a severe disability. Poodles are the only dogs I can own as they don't have dog fur but a woollen coat therefore non allergenic ,no more sneezing.
From:Marion B-P marionbp57@bigpond.com

Eileen said...

The most French thing in my life would be my husband who is from the French-speaking part of Switzerland. He loves to cook and makes many French dishes, and now I use his French language cookbooks too.

Anonymous said...

A sentimental and passionate heart. grace(at)amnet(dot)net(dot)au

Jillayne said...

The most French thing in my life is my French wine! I love Cote de Rhone!
Next to that would be my wonderful little kitchen souvenirs that I bought on our trip to France - my favourite is a little linen covered bread basket that I use almost every day.

Sandy said...

I have a postcard of Paris and some charm square fabric purchased there that was given to me by a friend who visited. Beautiful.
Love the scenery in movies like Midnight in Paris.

carola said...

My oldest grand daughter is now learning French! She is the third generation French girl in our family! Tu diras bien des choses chez toi! Carola in Idaho.

Patty D from NC said...

Most french thing would be my 13 year old daughter who is taking her 3rd year of French in school! Love this fabric!

quilting_queen_57 said...

I Havea toile print wallpaper in my kitchen, as well as a collection of toile fabric prints.

Kathryn from Michigan said...

The most French thing in my life is owning some French General fabric. Really loving the style and probably will remodel my kitchen in French-country style.

Kigwit said...

Most French thing in my life is family. My mother was born in Quebec and my grandmama, who we lost last spring, maintained her Canadian citizenship all her life. One of my treasured memories is the summer Grandmama and I went to Quebec and saw where she lived, the church she attended, the family cemetary plot, and Le Chateau Frontenac-where she met that crazy American sailor-my grandfather!

eliseg said...

Two things come to mind - croissants and French kisses!! :) Thanks for the chance to win some beautiful fabric!

MoeWest said...

I have a metal quilt rack that is quite French looking. It has fleur-de-lis and a crown on it. Thanks for the giveaway. I love French General fabrics.

Susan W said...

Bonjour! Most French thing.. the croissants I buy for breakfast with a cuppa tea. Merci!

Helen said...

The most french thing in my life would be a very dear friend of mine. She has been living in NZ for the last 4 years and has two daughters with the most beautiful french names. Also my memories of my travels in France, I would go back tomorrow if I could!

Margaret said...

I guess the most French thing would be my French toast. I don't really have French stuff in my life.

daisy and jack said...

thanks for the chance to win - the most French thing in my life would have to be my best friend Michelle - she was born in France and we've been best friends since high school - way way way ago !

Carla G said...

The most french thing in my life are the foods that start with "French"... french toast, french bread, frech fries, and french's mustart. This fabric is beautiful! Thanks for a chance to win :)

Skeeter's Scribbles said...

I love this post so much. I plan on being tri-lingual (English, Irish, French) and I think the most French thing about me is that my college major will be Business and French and that I love watching French movies. Jeux D'Enfants will always be one of my favourite movies. I also love Edith Piaf and 'La Foule' is my favourite song of hers.

KMSC said...

The most "French" thing in my life is actually a person -- my daughter. She studied the French language from the seventh grade through college, spent her junior year in college studying in Nantes and now works in the travel industry, sometimes assisting in tours to France.

Sandy said...

Maybe my last name, but most likely the wine in the cellar. Love the fabrics, thank you for the chance to win.

Warren said...

Probably French fries :)

Anonymous said...

The most French thing in my home is my red and gray print dishtowels. Cheerful and don't show the stains very easily!

Susan D said...

The most french thing in my life is a little owl I bought in France over 23 years ago. He is supposed to change colour with the weather but he stopped doing that a long time ago
susand1408(at)googlemail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

My French connection is your fabric! love it! And that old mansion is gorgeous! Laura J.B.

Phyllis said...

I would love to visit France someday. French Toast comes to mind, but not even sure it's really a French thing. I have a cross stitch design of the Eiffel Tower. Thanks for the giveaway!

Becky said...

Let me think..... I would have to say the most French thing in my life is.... French Toast, sprinkled with powdered sugar and top with fresh squeezed lemon...oh and lets not forget the fresh bowl of strawberries!!! I know BORING!!! But it is delighfully tasty!!

Louise said...

The most French thing in my life right now is the Rouenneries Deux fabric I just received from the Fat Quarter Shop! But I'd love to win the Charm Packs and have some of each one in the line! My favorite is Lilas Rouger - Beautiful!

slacker said...

the most French thing in my life is one of my favorite books, "Zazie in the Metro." My favorite author is also French... Canadian :) Yay! for Kerouac! thanks!

Anonymous said...

I fell in love with everything French as a freshman in French 1 high school class with Madame Montgomery. She was American, but had been a translator in WW11, had been a test car driver and spoke of Le Mans, and was a wonderful role model for young girls in the 70s. The most French thing in my life are the pictures my daughter and took as we visited Paris and Nice with a group from her middle school French class. I would love to add a French General quilt to our collection of memories.

Lilla said...

French in my life? Well my many trips to France and the food and wine. I bring home ideas for crafts and food and enjoy them the whole year.
Of course the fabrics inspire my creativity and I love the colors when they are a little faded.
aloha Lilla

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