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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Lesly said...

I suppose the most French thing in my life at the moment is my daughter, who is going to university in Montreal? Merci! J'espere que je vais gagner le prix!

tracy_a said...

Eating bread with chocolate feels very mid-morning French to me - Today I packed some home made bread with a bit of nutella on top as a snack.

Love your collections!

Cindy said...

The most French thing in my life is .... The fries in the bottom of the Wendy's bag. (Although I'm told that my family has roots in the Alsace reagion of Europe.)

Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Chelle (Dana) said...

I suppose the most French thing in my life is our French Farm Table that we bought while stationed in Germany. It is made from old barn wood. We love it!

thecalicocorner said...

The most "French" thing in my life was my paternal grandmother Bertha Maude. She was a French-Canadian. :) I would love to make the hanging notions organizer in Kaari's Home Sewn book from this collection.

Johanna said...

The most French thing would be my husband. He studied French in school and had gone on a trip to there also.

Kasey said...

I would say the memories I have of a 7 week student exchange! 7 weeks in St. Brieuc in turn caused a love affair with camembert, brie, pastries called chocolatines, and Nutella on crepes.

Bertie said...

The most French thing in my life is my Sajou treasures and munching on Brioche with chocolate, like everyday :))
Thanks for the opportunity!

Cheryl said...

The most french thing in my life is wine, bread and cheese! I love french cheeses and a good crusty bread.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The most French thing in my life is my collection of the original Rouenneries fabrics that I am waiting for just the right project before I cut into it.

jmday said...

Haha!! That would be my name... Jeannette Marie (and my maiden name is even more french)

Kathy said...

the most french in my life is i'm told we have a tiny bit of french as part of our background! beautiful fabric!!!

Mom C said...

I cook fondue, crepes and souffles on a semi regular basis. I love Paris and medieval villages and cathedrals. My Dad was the CO of a German prisoner of war camp in France during WWII.(for captured Germans, no torture involved.) He said he liked the regular German soldiers but the Nazi officers were real pains.
Love the colors and patterns in Rouenneries Deux. Thanks,

Mary said...

My maiden name and the two quilts I've made from the French General fabrics (which are amongst my favorites).
Mary

Angie said...

The most French thing in my life is the wonderful city I call home: New Orleans. As soon as I saw the new Parisian Courtyard pattern, I knew I had to make it, as the fleur de lis is the symbol of la Nouvelle-Orleans.

SewLindaAnn said...

The most French thing in my life is my son's 2 years of taking French in high school and my helping him study the words. I still go around saying "un, do twa" sorry for the spelling, I can't remember it.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Wow...tough question for someone who doesn't travel. Sooo...I'd have to say the most french thing about my life, besides my love of every single French General fabric collection, is two movies I love, that focus on Paris. First is "French Kiss" with Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline and the other is "Something's Gotta Give", Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton. Then of course there is my love of the Eifle Tower. It's not much, but there you have it. I would LOVE to see Paris and the French countrysides, try the cheeses and pastries...but I don't fly, ever. A girl can dream though can't she?

Clare said...

The most French thing in my life? The country, my Francophile 16 year old daughter and our house.

We are English expats, living the dream in SW France. The home of foie gras, Bordeaux wines, confit de canard and sun (although at the moment it's -6°C and not very sunny!).

Leah said...

The most French thing in my life is the wee bit of French vocabulary I still remember from High School French class. Perhaps if I ever go to France it will all come back to me. :)

Nicole said...

The most French thing in my life right now is the order of Rouenneries Deux I just received! I can't wait to make a King Size wilt out of it for my bed. Love, love, love it!

Gwen said...

Hmmm.... French?.... Oh, I know-- one of my FAVORITE quilts that I've made is called "French Rose"-- it's so pretty and dainty.... :-) Love La Vie en Rose.... :-) Thank you for the chance to win these gorgeous French General Charms!! OH, I HOPE I am lucky this time!!!! :-) Je croise les doigts!

kitty crafter said...

the most French thing in my life is my sister Camille, whose father is from France. Vive la France!

Suburban Stitcher said...

My maiden name is my most French thing...Bourgeois. I loved it so much I couldn't get rid of it when I got married :)

Ruby Blue Quilting Studio said...

My photos from our trip to Paris last Spring... I look at them every day and long to go back, hopefully in the near future!

Martha Long said...

The most French thing in my life is my husband's Master's degree in Philosophy from the Universite Laval in Quebec City!

Tracey Rampling (The Peony Teacup) said...

The most French thing in my life is probably the "French Women don't get Fat" book *g*

Polly hope said...

The most French thing in my life is my "stripey top" drawer. Bought in France and at home here in Scotland. No matter how many seem to appear there, my kindly husband never makes the obvious comment.... "another?!"

mean sarah jean said...

my very good friends. One from Normandy, and the other from Lion.

Kathleen said...

the most French...I made a French typographic on a flower bucket and it sits in my living room for me to see everyday...I love it!!!

Luis and Rachelle Weger said...

The escargot I ate on prom night 7 years ago!!! Or the seared salmon I ordered on Santa Monica Pier at an authentic french restaurant. (It was pretty much raw!!!)

Pippa Parsons said...

The most french thing in my life currently is SNOW !!!! https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/zov-ZbNO3JWuLbVSu-IKE9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink

We are expats living in rural France, have been at -10C for at least the last 9 days and this is the picture from our lounge window, snowbound and have one water tap in the whole house, but still life here is fantastic, the bread van hasn't got around to us yet but his cakes and baguettes still make me swoon :O)

WoolenSails said...

Well, my last name is French, lol.
We had a french exchange student one year and I took french most of my school years, though I can read and write it better than speak the language.

Love the new collection too, such beautiful fabrics and shades.

Debbie

Sunnybec said...

I laughed so much when I was your question, where do I start... my house, my garden, the food, my friends...have you guessed yet...I LIVE IN FRANCE!! Love love love French General thanks for the chance to win. Linda

Martina said...

The most french thing is lavender parfume I got from my mom from their visit to France.
Love Rouenneries! Thanks so much for the chance!

Chiska said...

I have a sketch of the Eiffel tower in my kids bedroom. That and my dreams. Though now that I think of it I may just make some pain au chocolat just for fun. Thanks soooo much for the chance!

Bertine said...

I think the most French thing in my life is my love of good pastries.

Jamie Lee said...

The only thing French in my life is reading Fancy Nancy books to my little girls:)

Anonymous said...

I've been told I have an obsession with Eiffel tower fabric! Must be because I made myself a hand bag with that and carried it til it looked tacky; then I made another.
Hopeless!
Anapanda

Shannon said...

The Dijon mustard in my fridge?? That's pretty sad for living in a country that has French as one of our official languages.

Eva said...

My Balzac novels and my Charles Trenet CDs.

Thelma said...

Do French fries or French toast count?

Lynda said...

my daughter who studied the language throughout high school and into her college years - she took me to France on a visit and I was so impressed with her handling of the language - she insisted that I learn key phrases as well - would do it again in a second

Kelly Leigh said...

The most French thing about me is my home decor style-French Country. Love, love, love all of it.

Marsha said...

I love this fabric line!!! Would love to have the charms as a start. I would have had a difficult time too choosing a favorite fabric from this line. Great job, Kari!
Marsha

Debra Lee said...

I have some French'e Mustard in the fridge. Thats as close as I can come!

Carla said...

My son! He was born in Montreal, Quebec :) And. of course, my (hopefully growing) collection of French General fabrics! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Lisa C said...

The most French thing in my life is my daughter, Jordan. She went to France during her 11th grade summer. She speaks French and thinks she was born in the wrong Country :)

Marilee said...

My friend Jeanne, who leads quilt tours to France every year. Check out Scrap Basket Tours. She has lived in France, speaks the language and is a fantastic quilter. I have been lucky enough to go three times. I treasure the fabric and souvenirs I have brought home. I'm sure that's why I love the French General line.

Sallie said...

A painting that my husband bought in Paris. Thanks for the great giveaway!

LindaSonia said...

The most french thing in my life right now is a pillow cover with "je t'aime" lettered on it that is out for Valentine's Day decor... hee

Anonymous said...

I am very plain so I guess my answer is just my food, french fries, french bread, & etc.
Carol L

C. said...

Wow, I don't think I have anything French in my life... but I sure love "French" toast!! christina112358 at gmail dot com

Erin Thornton/Emelote of Calais said...

This is a tough one...I live in Canada (actually right next to Quebec) and my Mom's family is French Canadian...so I have lots of french Heritage. In fact my Memere (grandmother)can trace her lineage back to France in 1020! My husband and I spent a wonderful week in France a couple of years ago and I loved it. The food, people, history and atmosphere. I wish I was back there.

Tina said...

I love listening to French music - I search through YouTube and watch the videos....I only wish I knew what they were saying! I'm saving $$ to take a class in French Conversation this Fall at the local community college - I just love the beautiful sound of French language!!

Mom2RyandSis said...

The Fancy Nancy book my daughter read me a couple nights ago had a few french words in it :) Thanks for the chance to win!

gill said...

Wine???? and cheese of course!

James-Linda said...

LOVE THE CREPES MOST OF ALL!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

Janet said...

My Dad was half-French, so I guess I would be the most French thing in my life!

Thanks for the opportunity to win - I made a quilt from Rouenneries and would love to make another from this line to complement.

Ellie's Quiltplace said...

The most French thing in my life is my Fig Tree. We bought it after I fell in love with the smell of it while in the South of France. Because of our different climate, our tree doesn't smell so much, but I do like to stick my nose between the leave and dream about France!

B said...

The most French thing in my life are a spool of woven labels that say "je t'aime".
Love these fabrics.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I am sad to say that the most French thing in my life at the moment is French Toast and French's mustard!! (not together LOL) Although I did spend 2 weeks in Paris last year and loved it!!
And I love that picture of the mansion..I want to live there!!
thanks for the generous give away!

52knit4 said...

Lavendar Sachets that I am stitching for valentines day for my 3 teenage daughters........that's about as French as I get, besides the American version of French bread. hehehe.......Love your fabric though and can dream of lots to do with it.....I would love to do my bedroom totally in French General..it's so beautiful.

Jeanne said...

The most French thing in my life is my name which is Jeanne. Thanks for the giveaway.

B Greene said...

The most French thing in my life is my wonderful college-student son who is taking his last course in French this semester. He doesn't get mentioned much on the Quilting blogs, so thanks for that opportunity! Thanks also for the chance to win!

twelve30 said...

The two years of French I studied in high school. I know, not very exciting. Would love to win these beautiful charm packs. Thanks for the giveaway.
twelve30 (at) gmail (dot) com

AnnieK said...

I doubt my unholy love for french toast counts, but that's all I can think of. ;-)

Deb said...

My mother was part French and with the last name of LeBeque, it must be a fact! So, guess I'm part french as well, even though I've never been to France.

Quilt Monkey said...

Oh dear, not much French going on in my life... I did take French in high school, but most of that is gone now. I do like to get coffee at Le Boulanger occasionally!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I guess the closest thing to anything french in my life would have to be the movie Chocolate. I could watch that movie once a week, I don't, but I could. Thank for the chance to add a little french inspired fabric to my life!

Patti said...

The most french thing in my life are the few french words I remember from taking a french class in high school. Love the fabric.

Janet said...

My childhood spent in Montreal. That will give me a French spirit my whole life. Merci pour la chance!

Copper Patch said...

It's not very French around here but I do like to mix up morning greetings to my cheeky ten month old baby, Harvey, so he often gets Bonjour! first thing.
Loving all French General!!
Abbe

barb's creations said...

My most French thing is a little decoupaged box I bought that has the eifel tower on it and that I use to store some of my special stash in,I smile each time I look at it :) Barb.

Jayme said...

Uh, I hate to admit it and it may seem a bit (awkward, embarrassing, naive, dumb, lame; take your pick) but French kissing is about as French as I get. I hate to say that I don't know much about the French culture and that's something that needs to be remedied.

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Both my parents are French Canadian so I guess that's the most "French" thing about me. My parents spoke French around the house when I was a kid.

Anonymous said...

I guess the most french thing in my life is that I absolutely LOVE chocolate croissants. I used to live in a little town that has a bakery that makes the most delicious ones....my mouth is watering right now!
Tami

tamiquilts at att dot net

CJ said...

French kissing and french fries, OUI?

BethV said...

The most French thing in my life would be a french inspired picture that hangs in my spare bedroom.

Love the fabric!

Sue said...

Does the french baguette I had with my soup count...even if I don't know how to spell it ;)

Laura said...

My daughter's taking French in school. Does that count?

mumof4 said...

My hubbie is my most french thing in my life, at least his/our last name is. :) (Proulx)

Abby said...

French fries that my kids love from Mcdonalds? haha - I am loving and working a French General quilt - so I would have to say that!

Natalia Glazacheva said...

Hi! For me the most french thing in my life is lavender. Smell of it remind me Provance (ceramic cicada and lavender sachet). And of course the French laces & ribbons and the French fabrics are very important part of my life too :o)
Warmest wishes to all of you
Natasha

Christine M said...

The most French thing in my life would be the photos of spending time in France back in 1988! I just loved my time there, touring around. Plus I loved the bagettes!

Chookyblue...... said...

French memories - one of the first musicals I went to Les Miserables..........I still love to pull out the music and it takes me right back to the show........

Pepe said...

My memories of University. I went at Paris for my book on frenc costumisthic for thetre. So wonderful memories!

Natalya H said...

I love French cottage decor. My currently most French item is these antique cream candle holders with some intricate spirals. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful fabric!

Darlene said...

The most french thing in my house is a mini quilt top out of Petite Ecole waiting to be quilted and my collection of honey buns from the first collection of Rouenneries. I have just the project in mind for it, but have to finish up some others first. Soon though, very soon!

quilterbell said...

The most french thing in my life is my husband!!!!! And half french children!!!! Thank you for the chance!

K.C.Otenti said...

I made some french toast for breakfast the other morning... :)

Marjorie said...

I think eating French Vanilla pudding is the most French thing I've experienced! But there is much French history in the settling of Illinois which is where I grew up.

Carrie L said...

I don't know that I have much of anything French around. I have tried French restaurants a few times and have always enjoyed them!

ritainalaska said...

pop served in france during ww1, while there, he got a violin that he played with great enthusiasm and skill ... that violin made the rounds of neighbor kids when they had lessons at school. when it was our turn for lessons, we were dismal violinists; pops musical talents skipped a generation. my older daughter got the musical talents [the only one of eight grankids] she played pop's violin with verve and great skill, but prefers the cello. neither of her kids or her two grankids have the talent

pianomama said...

Hmmmm....my addiction to French press coffee???? Does that count? Tee hee!

Cristina said...

It would have to be my memories of the year and a half I lived in France. I loved every day of it, the landscapes, the food, the people, the markets...

Regina C. said...

wow I am amazed at all the great french answers, I have nothing but I do love all her reds.

VickiT said...

I honestly can't think of much in my life that's considered 'French' unless my maiden name counts since that was my maiden name.haha

I do love this fabric line though.

Meg said...

La seule chose qui est le plus français autour de moi, c'est moi! Ma famille est française, et j'ai étudié un certain temps.

Translation (and yes, my French is rusty): The thing that is most French about me, is me! My family is French, and I studied there for some time.

Merci bien!

Teresa Felgueiras said...

The most french thing in my life is my Saturday breakfast of Croissants and Pain au chocolat with hot coffee.

Katie said...

I guess the most French thing in my life are the memories I have from when I did study abroad in the UK and traveled to Paris for the weekend :) And I just bought some fabric with the Eiffel tower on it to make a quilt to remember my awesome trip! :)

Merilyn said...

The most French thing to me is my perfume! I have been wearing 'Shalimar' almost daily for over thirty years. I even named my first dog (a Schipperke) Shalimar as she had French bloodlines!!!

Barb said...

The most French thing in my life? well, my love of French fries, French bread, French kisses (blush), French toast, French General....

Sue said...

The most French thing is.... my playing cards bought in Paris in 2008 when there on holiday. There is a piece of fabric that I bought there too that I have stashed because I can't work out what to make out of it.

Jill Chapman said...

The most French thing in my life is a gorgeous set of underwear my Aunt treated me to in Cognac. It's gorgeous with velvet and silk and it never fails to make me feel special when I wear it!

Laura V said...

As sad as this sounds, the most French thing in my lifr is French bread. I always grab a fresh loaf when I cook soup, stew, or anything with a sauce that we can dip the bread in!

Jenny said...

the most french thing in my life right now are my children's names...Colette and Hugo!!

audrey said...

Sadly, I have nothing really French in my life. If a French kiss counts then that's about it for me!

Amber said...

I have the sweetest little white, wire eiffle tower that I display in my daughters room. I love it.

Thanks for the opportunity to win.
I'd love to make something with those charm packs! I'm a big fan!

Amber

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Probally the french toast I had for breakfast :)

Anonymous said...

My king size quilt made entirely from French General fabric in the 'Rouenneries' range. The colours are just stunning in my bedroom.
Roslyn from Australia

Sharon said...

My son is a musician and plays a Loree oboe made in France. He plays music for me and I quilt for him. A wonderful exchange of artistic talent. We both do what we love and love what we do. Can't get much better than that!

Theresa said...

French deserts of course!!!!! We are planning to go to Paris in March, which will be my first time to France!!! Soooo Excited!!!!!

PhoebeP said...

Lots of recipes, and favourite cheeses - but then, I do live in the UK just two hours travelling time from Paris. But my favourite French thing is my annual three-week timeshare in the Languedoc in May - just fabulous!

Becky S. said...

The most French thing in my life-- the lavender sachets my sister bought for me when she lived in France. Thanks for the chance to win- i love the Rouenneries Deux fabrics!!!

Ann said...

Probably our french press coffee pot. Tho I love my collection of Rouenneries 1 fabrics even more. ;)

tusen said...

Apart from some pieces of French General fabric, I think the most French thing in my life would be a striped navy and white top I have, which is very similar to one my sister-in-law brought from Paris ;) Oh, and a tiny Eiffel Tower she brought me.

Lou said...

The most French thing in my life is a loaf of french bread, brie and a bottle of wine AFTER cycling. Unless of course you want to consider handmade french chocolate truffles and your sewing machine on a rainy afternoon. Either way, the French influence is very obvious.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I don't travel so it would have to be a french fry.....giggle.

Ruth B said...

I took French in high school 40 years ago. Does that count? Merci beaucoup!

Swedish Scrapper said...

Haha, the most French thing in my life is the enduring phrase my mother repeated to us when we were young and had tough challenges: "Courage, Camille!" from a play by Alexander Dumas. That, and Pain au chocolat whenever I get the chance. Lovley fabric and fantastique to meet the designer!

Nancy said...

I certainly wish I had an interesting and very French answer. Unfortunately, I have to say toast - as in French toast ;o)

Tong said...

The most French thing in my life is my a friend from work who hails from Paris, France!

Becky said...

The most French thing in my life is my Dad's best friend, Francois, a French baker from Paris. Yum:) Love all French General fabrics!

LesQuilts said...

Hi! Thanks for the giveaway!
Sorry, but I have 3 favorites!:
my married name. My husband's family came from France in 1692 as Marquis de Le Gros as an officer in the army as his oldest brother inherited the family business and winery! All the people in Canada and the USA are related!
2. The Eiffle Tower, which is near the top on my bucket list to see in person!
3. Anything French General! I'm working on my Scrappy Plates with Oh La La!
Take care, Leslie

Lynne said...

The most french thing in my life is my son who decided to learn french next year in high school and my love anything french general. Thanks for the chance to win these amazing charm packs!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

The most French thing is a loaf in my kitchen! ;)

Dee said...

I just named my latest quilt 'La Maison', partly because I used Pom Pom de Paris in it. I love all their fabric collections! (Although I have an awful time pronouncing them.)

Jennifer Gwyn said...

Honestly, the most French thing in my life is the French General fabric. I have so many kits with their fabric, that I can't get to them all. I just got in another one yesterday! (Thanks FQS)

Jennifer Gwyn
Houston, TX

Jane said...

Hmmmm, Frenches mustard? Wait, I have a few pieces of the first Rouenneries. Did I spell that right?

Doodlebug Gail said...

The most French thing in my life would have to be my duaghter who is in Grade 7 and excelling at French at school.

Rachelle said...

Probably my first name which is apparently French, I do have a French ancestor too.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I guess the most french thing in my life is my collection of French General fabrics. I fell in love with French General the first time I saw the line. And I would love to add Charm packs to my yardage :-)

AnnF said...

My maiden name--Dubree, or perhaps the more French way DuBree.

Annette said...

My name, Annette Marie, the bottle of Lillet in the cooler and the French general fabric I just bought. Thanks for the opportunity.

TheLazyQuilter said...

Croissants and my French General fabrics :)

Anonymous said...

The lace from a trip to Paris that I made into curtains, and a jar for sugar from that same trip - it says "Poubelle de table" - garbage scraps, but I love it, even with the little chip on the edge. VermontPines at aol dot com

sherryberrybim said...

Hmmm, I guess the most French thing in my life is my name. It is a variation of my great, great, great grandmother's name, Sherrille. Sherrille was French.

slmcgann@verizon.net

Willa said...

I suppose there is not much French about me! But I do have some bits and pieces of French fabrics inherited from a dear friend.

I do like chocolate croissants!

Tatkis said...

Thank you so much for this interview! I love French General Moda fabrics!!
I visited France twice, one time me and my dear friend went to L'Aiguille en fête in Paris 3 year ago - and I had wonderful memories about it, and some sewing and stitching books and kits too :) Fantastic time!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Lorri said...

I have several French CD's that I listen to each and everyday while I am getting dressed in the morning. Love it and I think if I keep listening to it one day I might understand what they are saying!

Tania said...

I just ADORE French General fabrics! The most French thing in my life is the jar of Bonne Maman strawberry jam in my fridge - YUM!! It is just the best!

Kathryn said...

The most French thing in my house is some Chanel perfume. It makes me sneeze, but I love the bottle. Kathie L in Allentown

Sharon P said...

18th Century Style Wedding Dress with matching masquerade mask is the most French thing in my world.

Tamie said...

I'm not very French but two of my daughters took French for years and years and I am off to France before the year is out I think. Love your fabric.

Myra said...

Not much in the way of French things here - that is why I need this fabric. :o) Maybe the French Roast coffee in my cupboard?

Caryn said...

The most French thing in my life is probably various french cottage themed pins on pinterest. :-)

Thanks for the chance to win!

cakegirl said...

The most French aspect of my life is my name. My father was French Canadian. Many thanks for the opportunity to win this FABULOUS fabric!

Gretchen said...

The most French thing about me would be my mother's maiden name and some jewelry Inbought in France in 1970.

Sel's Quilting Blog said...

The most French thing in my life is my youngest sister, who speaks fair French, has been to France multiple times, and would like to move there.

It's either her, or my 'Paris' shoulderbag which I bought while on holiday there last year! :)

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Nicole G said...

The most French thing in my life is my sister who speaks French well and spent a summer working on a farm in France. I would love to go to France one day!

Jane S. said...

The most French thing in my life would be my husband. His maternal ancestors came from France and settled in New Orleans, and his 4-times-great grandfather was one of the men that negotiated the Louisiana Purchase.

Thank you for the nice giveaway!

Rachel said...

The most French thing in my life is me! Not that I'm French, really, but my great-grandmother was born in Paris and I'm claiming that tenuous link...plus, I've been in love with France my whole life, have visited three times, and spent a whole month there in 2010.

Oh, I love Rouenneries. I would be très heureuse if I were to win a charm pack!

robin said...

I'd have to say my kids, who both take French in school. And Canada, the bi-lingual country in which I live.

Jennifer W. said...

Would have to be the cheeses in my fridge. I'm addicted to Brie and Chevre. And French toast, but only if it's made with day old French bread. My world sort of revolves around fabric and food...not that it's obvious or anything.

Samantha said...

Is saying "My husband's kiss." to much information? ;) If so then I have to say breakfast. At least 4 times a week we have French toast since it is my hubby's favorite.

AngieSue said...

Hanging on my kitchen wall, I have a rack of colorful handmade pottery mugs from Alsace, France. I pick a different color & drink my coffee from them every morning. They make me smile every morning! (I'm drinking from the green one right now.....)

Annaleena said...

Hmm...I think that the most french thing in my life is my lavender plant which I bought three years ago. It's growing very slowly. I can't blame it for being slow since the poor plant is very far away from it's original 'home'. My lavender plant is growing in finnish soil in Finland.I'm hopeful about the future since last summer my lavender made it's first flower and the smell was lovely.

Catskill Quilter said...

The most French thing in my house is two framed postcards -- lovely reds and very distinctive looking.

SewSuzie said...

Easy my name! Suzanne. Actually, my one set of great grandparents were French.

Erin said...

The most French thing in my life right now has to be my common dinners of wine, bread and cheese. Once I put my 2 girls down to bed I go downstairs and read while having some wine, cheese and good bread. It's so nice to get a little alone time and I feel like I am spoiling myself a little bit.
Thanks,
Erin
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Siobhán said...

The most French thing in my life would be my two daughters, who are absolute Francophiles!

krislovesfabric said...

The most French thing in my life right now is the R.D. line I am using for the Merry Merry Snowman BOM! I would love charm squares to go with it!! Thanks for the chance!

Mary said...

French in my life? Well, I like to make casseroles, make dishes including white sauces, and make my husband omelettes. Not too impressive, huh? But I love all of French General's fabric!

Barbara said...

I think the most french thing in my life is my dog, she is a french poodle! Also, for lunch I love to have something simple like cheese & fruit. I would love to win the charm packs as I love, love, love all the French General fabrics. Thank you for the chance to win some of this beautiful fabric.

JCnNC said...

My love for anything that has to do with Rouenneries fabrics - love the designs and the colors. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity to win some. Judy C

Barbara said...

My best friend just returned from a vacation in Paris and brought me a tea cup with the Eiffel Tower on it.

Amy said...

After growing up believing our geneology was Czech, German and Irish, my whiz kid brother discovered in his research that our great, great grandmother was French! Oo la la!

And thanks for the opportunity to win this beautiful, timeless fabric!

Wendy said...

That would probably be my set of wooden cats I bought in a little "junque" shop in Paris years ago. Still love them. And I love this fabric!

Dolly said...

My hubby, he has a French heritage. I inherited the family dishes which came with the family from France.
I recently gave them to my daughter who loves all things french. And recently found I am also because my sister did a genealogy. That makes us a French couple..happy valentines!

Linda said...

Not much French here except an old favorite dog, french bread with a good homemade soup and maybe a glass of good french wine. Love the French General fabrics though and would love to win. Then I would have something French around here. Thanks for the give away.

LZ said...

I love every opportunity I have to enjoy French pastries. There is nothing better.

Suzette said...

I guess it would be my name or maybe my adoration of French country cooking.

Sandy said...

The most french thing in my life is a small drawing of the Eiffel Tower that I bought in Paris when I was 15. I was there as an exchange student. I wish I had the opportunity to go back as an adult because I really didn't realize at the time what a wonderful opportunity it was. LOL! Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

Marsha said...

Love ALL the French General fabric!!
The most "french" thing in my life is French Toast and, occasionally, a good French wine...

jonaga said...

The most french thing in my life is ... all my family : i leave in France and my family too !

And thanks for the opportunity to win this beautiful, timeless fabric!

Nadine

Laurie Taylor said...

The most French thing in my life is my hubby ... and my Morkie - she's from Quebec. Love them both AND love this fabric!

hannah said...

The most French thing I have is a clock that I made using a photo (that I took) of the Eiffel Tower and other French embellishments. It's in my sewing room and reminds me of the trip I took to France in 2001. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Catherine Z. said...

Greetings from Northern Saskatchewan CANADA! Our country is a bilingual country so everyone takes French in school. When I was there it was Grade 7 - 10. When my children were there is was all they way through. Now our small community even has a French immersion program like the bigger centers.
We love french toast - especially with Maple Syrup from Quebec that we get from friends!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Catherine

Beth said...

The most french thing in my life would be the two French Maran chickens out in my chicken yard - cute little girls that lay lovely brown eggs!

tamara said...

The most French thing in my life is probably my husband, who took French in college and he loves the humble fry, any way you make them! I obviously need a little help and would love to win the giveaway!!

Mareenchen said...

Some lovely French quince jam. Nom nom. And my Rouenneries remnants. Would love to win this. :)

cyclejane said...

Nothing too French in my life right now, but I rode my bike across France several years ago.

Gail said...

I LOVE Kaari Meng's French General collections. The most French item in my home is a quilt I made from the original French General fabric collection.

Chris V. said...

The most French thing in my life are my daughter and son-in-law. They went to Paris (the real one) on their honeymoon almost 11 years ago.

Béa said...

My entire life, I'm french !
Thanks for the chance to win.

CherriBeri said...

The most French thing I have in my house would be photos from my trip to Paris and the books that I collected for inspiration while there.

Mom who loves to sew said...

I have 4 french inspired things hanging in my kitchen. They include a painting, 2 wooden wall hangings and a clock. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful prize.

Mary Anne said...

My Le Creuset!

Patty said...

I studied French in high school, but I never did get to France. I'm still hoping to go!

sandyb said...

The most French in my life was the French I took in high school a century ago (well not that long ago) and years later friendship I made with the French teacher, Anne, who was the first person to visit our daughter at our home when she was born. Anne has been gone for years, probably would be 110 now but what a great lady and a great teacher! Thanks for helping me remember Anne, the French teacher!!!

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Grandmasewnsew said...

My grandchildren are learning to speak French in school. They are attempting to teach me a new word each week and tell me I have to work on my pronunciation all week!

teresamnj said...

The most French thing in my life is my very favorite pavilion at World Showcase in Epcot, at Walt Disney World, and that is the France Pavilion. I absolutely love walking the gardens, listening to the music, and watching "Impressions de France", not to mention eating at the wonderful "Chefs de France". Going back in three months! Can't wait!!!

sunporchquilts said...

I thought this would be easy, but upon reflection its not. My husband is French, born in Quebec, but he really doesn't speak it much any more as we live in the U.S. He has even confessed to thinking in English. My dd understands French but doesn't really speak it much, soooo, I guess the most french thing in my life, besides the lovely little quilt I made with fabrics from Provence would be my wonderful in-laws, who are both native Montrealers.

MaryBeth said...

I think my most French thing is French fries, LOL. I have been to Paris in Las Vegas, does that count?

Dee said...

I was names after my french Grandmother, Ione. Love French General!!!

KatieQ said...

The most French thing in my life at the moment are my reproduction antique French laundry basket which is still holding the poinsettias left from Christmas, my Le Cruset pots, and the brie in my refrigerator.

Sandy said...

The most French thing in my life is "French Fries"! However, I do love all of the French General fabric!

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

Does rench Vanilla instant cappucino count? :)

imsewn said...

The most thing in my life is my daughter, who studied French all through school, studied/lived in France during college, and continues to amaze me by retaining all her French all these years in spite of living in the US. Every other book she reads is in French! She doesn't have the time to sew, but I would love to make her a beautiful quilt with these French General Charm Packs!

Linda said...

My French General quilts. I am on my third quilt made from various French General collections. Can't stop buying them.

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