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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!

385 comments

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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,

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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?

  13. 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 -6Β°C and not very sunny!).

  14. 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. πŸ™‚

  15. 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!

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

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

  18. 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?!"

  19. 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!!!

  20. 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)

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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!

  24. 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!

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

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

  29. 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 πŸ™‚

  30. 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.

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

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

  33. 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.

  34. 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!!

  35. 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.

  36. 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!

  37. 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.

  38. 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!

  39. 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

  40. 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.

  41. 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!

  42. 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!

  43. 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.

  44. 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

  45. 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 πŸ™‚ Barb.

  46. 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.

  47. 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

  48. 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!

  49. 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

  50. 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!

  51. 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!

  52. 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!

  53. 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.

  54. 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!

  55. 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

  56. 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…

  57. 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.

  58. 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!

  59. 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 πŸ™‚ And I just bought some fabric with the Eiffel tower on it to make a quilt to remember my awesome trip! πŸ™‚

  60. 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!!!

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

  62. 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.

  63. 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!

  64. 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!

  65. 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

  66. 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

  67. 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!

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

  69. 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!

  70. 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!!!

  71. 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 πŸ˜‰ Oh, and a tiny Eiffel Tower she brought me.

  72. 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.

  73. 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!

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

  75. 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!

  76. 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

  77. 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!

  78. 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.)

  79. 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

  80. 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 πŸ™‚

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

  82. 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

  83. 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!

  84. 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 fΓͺte in Paris 3 year ago – and I had wonderful memories about it, and some sewing and stitching books and kits too πŸ™‚ Fantastic time!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

  85. 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!

  86. 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!

  87. 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.

  88. 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?

  89. The most French thing in my life is probably various french cottage themed pins on pinterest. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  90. 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!

  91. 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! πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  92. 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!

  93. 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!

  94. 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!

  95. 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.

  96. Is saying "My husband's kiss." to much information? πŸ˜‰ 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.

  97. 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…..)

  98. 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.

  99. 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
    emstone28@gmail.com

  100. 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!

  101. 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!

  102. 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.

  103. 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

  104. 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!

  105. 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!

  106. 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!

  107. 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.

  108. 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!=)

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

  110. 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

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

  112. 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!

  113. 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

  114. 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!

  115. 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!!

  116. 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.

  117. 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.

  118. 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.

  119. 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!!!

    sandyb720@gmail.com

  120. 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!

  121. 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!!!

  122. 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.

  123. 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.

  124. 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!

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

  126. 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!

  127. 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?!

  128. 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!

  129. 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

  130. 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!

  131. 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!

  132. 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!

  133. 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).

  134. 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.

  135. 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.

  136. 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. πŸ™‚ thanks for the giveaway chance. PS would LOVE to visit France one day!

  137. 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.

  138. 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!

  139. 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!!!

  140. 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!

  141. 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

  142. 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 πŸ™‚

  143. 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. πŸ˜‰

  144. 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!

  145. 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.

  146. 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!

  147. 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!

  148. 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! πŸ˜‰

  149. 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!

  150. 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.

  151. 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.

  152. 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 πŸ™‚

  153. 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.

  154. 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).

  155. 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.

  156. 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.

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

  158. 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.

  159. 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!

  160. 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!!!

  161. 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*

  162. 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.

  163. 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?

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

  165. 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.

  166. 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.

  167. 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.

  168. 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

  169. 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!!! πŸ™‚ (I LOVE the picture of the old mansion in your interview! Oh if walls could talk!!!)

  170. 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! πŸ™‚

  171. 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 πŸ™‚ laurie

    llsbaskets@comcast.net

  172. 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.

  173. 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

  174. 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. πŸ™‚

  175. 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!!

  176. 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.

  177. 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

  178. 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

  179. 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

  180. 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!

  181. 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!

  182. 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!

  183. 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.

  184. 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

  185. My name πŸ™‚

    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…

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

  187. 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.

  188. 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.

  189. 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

  190. 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!

  191. 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! πŸ™‚

  192. The most French thing in my life is the fact that I love French bread and cheese. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win such gorgeous fabric.

  193. 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!)

  194. 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.

  195. 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.

  196. 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!

  197. 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.

  198. I've never been to France but I love the french part of Epcot….especially the little bakery πŸ™‚ And I love the colors in Rouenneries Deux!

  199. 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!

  200. 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.

  201. 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

  202. 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

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

    smdecoste at yahoo.com

  204. 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

  205. 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.

  206. 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!

  207. 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.

  208. 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…
    πŸ™‚

  209. 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!

  210. 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!

  211. 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.

  212. 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!

  213. 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 πŸ˜‰

  214. 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

  215. 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!

  216. 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!!

  217. 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.

  218. 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.

  219. 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!

  220. 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!

  221. 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!!!!

  222. 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!).

  223. 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.

  224. 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.

  225. 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!

  226. 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 … πŸ™‚

  227. 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.

  228. 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!

  229. 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!

  230. 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.

  231. Apart from my love for French General fabrics, it would have to be my love for 18th and 19th century french art πŸ™‚

  232. 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

  233. 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.

  234. 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.

  235. 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.

  236. 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.

  237. 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.

  238. 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!

  239. Two things come to mind – croissants and French kisses!! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win some beautiful fabric!

  240. 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.

  241. 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!

  242. 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 !

  243. 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 πŸ™‚

  244. 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.

  245. 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.

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

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

  248. 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

  249. 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!

  250. 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!!

  251. 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!

  252. the most French thing in my life is one of my favorite books, "Zazie in the Metro." My favorite author is also French… Canadian πŸ™‚ Yay! for Kerouac! thanks!

  253. 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.

  254. 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

  255. 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!