Chateau Chambray, Renee Nanneman’s newest collection for Andover Fabrics, is filled with vintage motifs and soft colors. Before you know it, you will be itching to escape to a country side chateau overflowing with rose gardens. Add a sprinkle of vintage charm to your next sewing project with Chateau Chambray and enter below to win a bundle!
Q: To what or whom would you dedicate this collection, or what inspired this collection?
A:My creative friend, Carol Spinski, is an inspiration blogger, photographer and antique shop owner. Carol deserves full credit for discovering the vintage French comforter at an antique sale. I’d arrived at Carol’s charming farmhouse to do a quilt photo session and she showed me her most recent antiquing find, an old rose medallion comforter. Carol surprised me when she asked if I’d like to borrow it to develop a new fabric line. I thought it would be a perfect “mother” to launch a fabulous new fabric line. The blue stripes of the background were a perfect chambray blue color tone. With the lovely shades of red and pink in the roses, I could visualize another colorway in chambray red. Thus, thinking in French, I could visualize a French chateau. French doors in a bedroom open to a balcony, an antique bed covered in gorgeous linens, and quilts created from the rose medallion fabrics. After searching through my antique quilts and fabric scraps, I found some perfect companions for the comforter. Chateau Chambray was born.
Q: What is your favorite project using this collection?
A:My sewing yardage has just arrived, so I don’t have a project started just yet. I’ve got a basket quilt design in mind for this group. The neutral prints are going to make great backgrounds. I love my groups to be “mixy – matchy”, meaning that even though there are three colorways, they can cross over and all work together. A lot of thought and planning goes into making my groups nice and “tight”, so that a beautiful quilt can be created with a scrappy feel.
Q: What would be your collection’s theme song?
A:If we’re looking for a song because of the music and mood it provokes I would think “Romance” since Chateau Chambray is certainly a romantic group. Let’s try a little Classical music, George Gershwin and Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana.
If we’re wanting a song for its title I would choose Open Arms by Journey. I saw the antique comforter, it opened it’s arms to me and I was immediately in love.
Q:If you could live in a movie, what movie would it be?
A:I’ve always loved Out of Africa. Just let me sit on the porch and listen to the phonograph one more time. The music touches my soul. Love the costumes & hats.
Also, a relatively new Masterpiece Theater hit in England and the U.S is Downton Abbey. Women’s clothing of the post WWI era are full of dressmaker details & embellishment. Having traveled in England, the whole series comes alive in my mind and I’d love to travel back to that era.
Q:What do you get nostalgic over?
A:Remembering the times I spent with my grandparents. The feeling of unconditional love they provided. My maternal grandfather taught me to tie my shoes, tell time, play checkers & make homemade lemonade. My paternal grandfather was a patient man & taught me the love of feeding birds & just sitting at the window to watch their antics. My paternal grandmother taught me how to count money with a jar of change & fun games. She took me visiting older people so I learned the importance of “sit and visit”. My maternal grandmother taught me to embroider and sew, how to make pies and fried chicken and she was my best friend until I was 39 and she was 89. I thank them all for being where I am today.
Q:What is your favorite TV show of all time?
A:My favorite show depends on the era. As a kid, I Love Lucy, in high school in the 1970’s, All in the Family & The Cosby Show, Dallas in the 1980’s, PBS TV in the 1990’s. Now I watch more news TV than ever with an occasional CSI and Criminal Minds. Oh, and of course, Dancing with the Stars.
Q:What’s the strangest compliment you’ve ever received?
A:I don’t think I remember a “strange” compliment. For years, when I was designing counted cross stitch patterns, non-needlework people would say, “How’s your needlepoint business?” Little do they understand the difference between needlepoint, cross stitch, embroidery, rug hooking, quilting, crochet or any other type of needlework. It’s all “needlepoint” to them!
As if you need any more sweetness, Andover Fabrics is giving away a bundle of Chateau Chambray to one of our lovely readers. Leave a comment below letting us know where you want your country side chateau to be for a chance to win. A winner will be chosen on Tuesday 11/20. Good luck!
A few years ago, I visited the Loire Valley area of France. I would love to go back and stay in a real chateau.
Considering how much I would love to have a hobbit house (me sized, of course), I would have to say somewhere in New Zealand. The country side there is so beautiful!
I would love to have a chateau on the water somewhere. I could sit on the veranda with my coffee watching the shorebirds.
south western France by the sea, or the Greek islands, would be lovely!
While it might seem odd to have a chateau in Scotland, that's where I'd like to have it. 🙂
The Lake District or Peak District – I love both places! If I couldn't have it there I'd have it by the side of a loch in Scotland…
Haute Savoie in France. Lovely scenery, lovely food. This collection is so beautiful x
I would want my countryside chateau to be on Lake Starnberg in Germany. One of my very good friends lives near there. These fabrics are absolutely lovely!
I'd wish my Countryside Chateau to be either in the Loire Valley in France or at the Chiemsee Lake in Germany.
Good luck to all who participate!
Wouldn't it be lovely to h ave a Country side Chateau?? I've not traveled out of the country much, but maybe Italy, or Switzerland. Some place that is beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.
Piedmont area in Italy would be my choice. Th ask for the chance to win!
Well since we're dreaming (we are just dreaming, right) I would like to pick up my French Country Chateau and plop it down next to a river in Iowa. Okay I've never been to Iowa, but I have visions of covered bridges and rural settings and sweet old fashioned country towns. (If anyone lives there already – please don't spoil my fantasy!)
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It would have to be France, love the Loire. Thanks for the giveaway.
OOOH, a countryside chateau! I want mine in Switzerland, please!!
I'm staying in the good ole USA. My country side "chateau" is in a little historic town in South Louisiana and sits on a bayou! Laissez les bon temps rouller!
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I'm from Portugal and the country side here is beautiful. I'd like to have my country side " Chateau" in the South of Portugal in a little village called " Altura".
Hard time choosing between England or France… But I think I would go for somewhere on the English countryside…with beautiful flower gardens around…and me drinking tea in the garden!!!:0)))
My country "Chateau" would be anywhere there is beautiful mountains, a river and wildlife roaming around.
Somewhere in Italy would be nice!
I'd love mine in the Yorkshire Dales of England.
I would love a chateau in Sweden… love it!
Love Italy. Love this line of fabric.
Please put mine in Hawaii….lol
As long as it's next to the sea/lake/river, I'm good to go. Thanks for the chance to win.
a country side chateau high on the hillside by beautifull downtown seward, alaska where i live would sit by the window admiring the view as i ply my needle, sewing a fine seam.
My favorite place on earth is Austria . . . I keep dreaming!!! (PamJ — Dogshowmom@aol.com)
As winter draws close, all I can think is that I'd like it to be someplace with a sunny, temperate climate. Maybe Santa Barbara?
I think I would love to have it in Ireland.
I'd love my "countryside chateau" to be my current house in its current location only with a complete facelift. Fabulous from basement to roof.
I'm AT my countryside chateau, by the sea!! But sadly, am getting ready to leave for the winter months!
I'd love to have one in Scotland by the sea–Isle of Skye perhaps.
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I would like mine to be on Canada's east coast, on the Bay of Fundy.
The Oregon coast. I love it there.
I would like my chateau to be on Canada's west coast, overlooking the ocean.
How about a stone chateau on Crete? Or the Slovenian Alps! Thanks for the chance!
Ireland! Home of my ancestors.
I think Greece would be awesome.
Anywhere close to the ocean. I would love to sit on my back porch and watch the ocean all day (while I quilted of course).
I'd love to have have one in Wanaka in NZ
The East Coast of the USA. I think Virginia would be beautiful.
south of France for sure!
By the sea, in a cob cottage with mountains in the background.
I would love mine to be in a warm place by the sea, maybe even a tropical island!!
I have a summerhouse i Denmark, only 200 yards from the Kattegat. If I should have a chatou I like the same place, but a little clocer to the sea.
The blue ridge parkway would be the choice for my country side chateau!
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Actually, I love where I live now. Hillside overlooking the entire family historical valley.
I would choose for mine to be somewhere near Nashville in the rolling countryside. Close to the city, but in the country, and close to my daughter!
I'd like my chateau to be near a lake in Ohio, with plenty of woods around.
Norway. Thanks for the giveaway!
I visited Luxembourg a couple of years ago and it looked like a fairy tale kingdom to me, so I'd love to have a chateau there! What a beautiful place and such a welcoming bunch of people 🙂
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Ahh, somewhere in France. I have never been but would love to even just visit. This fabric is gorgeous!!!
In the mountains, next to a beautiful lake.
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I would love a little cottage next to a babbling brook here in the states. Beautiful prints!
On the seashore with my Grandkids nearby.
The word Chateau makes me think of France. The south of France would be a perfect place for "MY" chateau:)
My Chateau would close to Sables D'Olonne in the Vendree region of France. We holiday close this area of France each year and I'd love my own Chateau there.
A beautiful part of France, lots of the kids to do and within easy driving distance of the Ferry from Ireland.
Ohh, I'm making myself wish for next Summer already.
The fabric is fab, would love it!!
The colors are beautiful, Piled the way they are, they look like a beautiful, old, vintage pillowcase I had once upon a time. I would love to win your giveaway.
Bruny Island, Tasmania 🙂
I would like my country chateau in the arizona high country.
This is a beautiful fabric line!
Have a great day.
Paris I wish!
Looking out over the Pacific Ocean in Hawaii.
On a beautiful lake somewhere in the US.
Anywhere in the Northeast…Vermont, Maine, PEI….just so long as it comes with someone to shovel snow…and an unlimited supply of cocoa! 😀
Asheville, North Carolina
somewhere in the southeast of Spain or the warmest Canary Islands too in Spain
I would love for my Chateau to be in Scotland. I have never been there, but the pictures are gorgeous and I so want to visit there!
I'd want my chateau somewhere close to my children & their families, most likely in Alabams. And if the land was large enough, we could each have our own chateau,just the right size for each family. Separated by nice tree lines so each family had their own privacy, but close enough to visit when we wanted to.
I would love to spend some time in the English countryside – and from there be able to travel to Ireland, Scotland, and France when the whim takes me. So much history there and I do so love history.
I'd love a chateau/farmhouse in the Ottawa valley, where I could sit on the porch and watch the cows
Renee , This fabric looks beautiful. I think i would like a chateau some where in the mountains of the good ole USA. Thanks so much for the giveaway. The winner is going to be a lucky girl! Janita
I would love Hawai, love the fabric
I would love love love to have one in the Irish or English countryside! TY for the cool giveaway!
Would love to have a house on the side of a mountain near Highlands,NC. It wouldn't have to be a big house, just one with a view.
Not sure about a château, but a log cabin would be nice in northern WI or in the mountains of the Carolinas. Thanks for the give-away.
I would love a chateau somewhere in Switzerland, but to really enjoy it often I would have to say anywhere in the Georgia Mountains.
That way I would do many weekends and weeks up there and don't have to fly 10 hours first.
somewhere on a quiet lake 🙂
What beautiful fabric.
It may seem odd, and I don't really know about a chateau, but I would love to be in the mountains of Tzfat, Israel (Jerusalem would be great too).
If here in the US definitely a log cabin on a lake
I would love one on Ludden Lake 🙂 It is close to my family and our dogs love going there to swim! Thanks for the chance to win!
Oh goodness, I am not a traveler! My kids would probably say France!
I think I would want mine somewhere in Ireland!
I would love to have a country side chateau anywhere! Well, maybe on a Greek island would be extra nice.
I would love to have a chateau at Lake Tahoe!!
Thanks for the chance to win some of this beautiful fabric.
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I would say the hills of Virginia or NC…
My chateau is my confortable farm house here on our cattle ranch.
The hills and woods are beautiful at all seasons, and the wildlife is plentiful. Our summer garden has provided food enough to last the winter. Jars of canned green beans, red beets, yellow peaches and purple blackberry jam fill my pantry shelves. The colors inspire my quilting passion as I choose beautiful fabricssuch as these.
If I could pick anywhere in the world for my chateau, it would be Scotland. Realistically, I would love these in my hopefully not so distant future with my 1920s bedroom set and family heirloom pillow cases and towels here in southern Missouri.
Anywhere NOT cold 🙂
If I could pick anywhere in the world for my chateau, it would be Scotland. Realistically, I would love these in my hopefully not so distant future with my 1920s bedroom set and family heirloom pillow cases and towels here in southern Missouri.
Is there such a place that the temperature is 78 all the time and it rains only at night and it is sunny every day?? I'd like it to be there!!
I would love a chateau in our NC mountains.
I would like my chateau in Northern MI on wooded property with a stream.
I'd love it in the north east US on a quiet lake!
Mine can be anywhere, as long as my sweetheart is there with me.
I wou love to live anywhere on a northern coastline. Ireland, though, would certainly be top of my list!
Mine would be in the hills of Cotswold, England. The fabrics look lovely!
England sounds lovely.
The Azores islands are really beautiful. I would really like to have a nice little place there.
Somewhere relaxing and peaceful maybe with a mountain view. I love Renees work. Thank you for the chance.
I will have my chateau in the English countryside surrounded by beautiful cottage gardens.
I loved when we visited Costa Rica. Everything was so green and life just seemed a little more calm and peaceful. Having such beautiful vegetation and wildlife all around reminds the soul to be creative, just like our Master Creator!
Germany, Switzerland or New Zealand.
In Maine so I can visit my family any time!
My chateau would have to be in the Methow Valley in Washington State on a river bank. Beautiful hot summers followed by enchanting snowy winters. My idea of heaven.
My chateau would be on Mt. Desert Island in Maine. It is so beautiful there and my family would spend every summer there!
Somewhere near the Paris 🙂
It would be in the english countryside or the northern parts of Italy.
By the way a lovely fabric collection.
Hmmm . . . difficult. I would say maybe the northern parts of the UK. I would love to have one with a garden full of various wildflowers and herbs. I can picture it now . . .
I would place my chateau on Jenny's Lake near the Teton Mountains in Wyoming. It's long been one of my magical places.
I would love a chateau in beautiful Switzerland.
Corfu, Greece, with a view of the Sea, of course.
I would build a chateau (small courage) on the Westport River in southeast Massachusetts. Love the fabric. Sew soft and pretty.
My country-side chateau would be in the White Mountains of NH. I dream of living there and a chateau sounds a bit nicer than the condo I've been envisioning!
Hmmm….maybe northern Iowa, overlooking the Mississippi…I am midwest girl at heart.
It is too hard to choose where my chateau should be — Ireland, my hometown of San Francisco, Tuscany, Provence, Loire Valley, Carmel-by-the-Sea….Any of these would be perfect!
I would love a chateau style home in Ireland, or better still, Downton Abbey. Thanks for the chance to win these beautiful fabrics.
Anywhere in the Alps, though preferably the French sections! Thanks for the chance to win.
I would love my country side chateau to be by a beautiful lake in Oklahoma. Thank you for the chance to win.
I would love someplace in the Sonoma Valley of California, nestled among the grapevines. I can sip as I stitch….
I am going to say Tuscany.
In french countryside, of course ! Thanks for the chance to win.
I would say in Sonoma Valley, CA.
I would love to live there. Thanks for the chance to win.
My ideal location for a countryside chateau would be in Tuscany. I love the soft colors of this collection.
My dream chateau is in Durham, England.
Western North Carolina would be a beautiful place for a country chateau. Love the fabrics – thanks for the chance to win.
I would love my chateau to be located in the London countryside.
Ireland, near the sea
My family had a chateau style home on a lake up in northern Minnesota. So, I would be happy to be at home just enjoy sewing with this fabric in my "retreat" up…stairs!
My countryside chateau would be away from the city but not so far as to be isolated, set back from the road enough that the traffic is not readily heard, with nice windows to allow beautiful views, and a customized area for my studio. soparkaveataoldotcom
I'd love my Chateau to be on the beach in Washington state!
…anywhere peaceful and where my grandchildren can be close by.
I was tempted to say the south of France until I was so touched by Renee's memories of time spent with and lessons learned from her grandparents. My husband and I are blessed to be creating those memories with our precious granddaughters, with a grandson on the way early next year.
I'd love one over looking a lake in the mountains of TN. Not excatly France, but I love TN.
Anywhere by the ocean & lots of snow in winter!
I would love my chateau to be in France, but the commute to work would be a doozy. Take my chateau and move it to Northern Wisconsin and we have a deal. Thanks for the give away!
I would love a chateau in the Colorado Rockies, somewhere I could hit the ski slopes from my back door.
I'd love to have my chateau in either Ireland or Scotland! I've visited both and love them!
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France would work for me!
if i was able to have a country side chateau it would be in the Ozarks. we love the mountains
Greetings from Northern Saskatchewan CANADA! I would love a chateau style home here on my beautiful farm! Thanks for the chance to win these beautiful fabrics.
Some place by a lake, with lots of oaks and wild life. My husband also thinks everything I do is knitting, wether its sewing, weaving or knitting,it's all knitting to him.
Daydreaming. I love Barcelona but we have a gorgeous piece of our mountains here in Southern Utah. My dream is to replace our trailer with a wonderful chateau for all the family to enjoy.
Love the colors of the collection. Thanks.
I'd love a chateau somewhere in Scotland with a vista with water in it.
Somewhere in Ireland would be a great place for a chateau.
Hmmm, I think my chateau needs to be up in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.
On the south island of New Zealand looking out at the Tasman Sea. What a beautiful country and people.
France sounds great!
I'd just love to have a chateau! Perhaps in the Appalacia mountains of North Carolina…
Thanks for the chance to win such a beautiful line of fabric.
Oh Ireland for sure please
Love the Chambray Chateau! The wallpaper print is especially pretty.
I would love to have a chateau ANYWHERE! Just to have a getaway, somewhere to go, anywhere would make me happy! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂
I'm not really sure if the terms go together, but I'd love a chateau in Ireland!
Right here in MN with family and friends. LOVE this fabric!!!
Oh a country side and ocean side villa in england or scotland somewhere, both countries I have not yet had a chance to explore.
Anywhere near the ocean would be nice:)
I would like my Chateau to be right here in Nebraska maybe on a lake so that my kids & grandkids could enjoy it.
Definitely on the shore, one of the quiter Outer Banks would be nice 🙂
Smack dab in the middle of the Redwood Forest:)
Italy would be my first choice…or Sicily to be specific. What a great question!
I would like my countryside chateau to be in Italy!
Up in the North Carolina mountains. I love it up there.
I would love my Chateau to be on the coast in Cornwall, UK in Port Issac. It would be like a castle and I would be the princess quilting with my Chateau bundle.
I would like my chateau somewhere in Colorado where there is snow but not cold, preferably no snow on the roads–just the mountains, but just up the hill from a fun quilt shop, so I could sled down for a quickie!
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I think I would love to have a chateau in the Smoky Mountains. Far enough away to make it special, but close enough that I could go often.
This fabric would be right at home in the beautiful West Virginia hills!
My chateau (log cabin) would be in the Rocky Mountains….just an hour away. 🙂
I would not care where it was exactly but I know exactly what it would look like. Ever since seeing the "Snow White Discovers the Cottage" painting done by Thomas Kinkade I have known if I ever found enough money to buy/build a cottage in the woods it would be exactly like this picture http://www.thomaskinkade.com/magi/servlet/com.asucon.ebiz.catalog.web.tk.CatalogServlet?catalogAction=Product&productId=205771&menuNdx=0.5 including the ltitle wooden walk bridge and the stream/waterfall adn wildflowers. Ok maybe Snow White wouldn't be there but the deer would wander through.
I'd love a chateau right here in the USA in the mountains anywhere near Jackson Hole, WY. It would have to have a sewing room and also a nice comfy living room chair that has a view of snow covered mountains.
I like the idea of somewhere warm and sunny! Not sure where exactly, I haven't traveled much at all, maybe France?
I would choose either France or Scotland- though I think a cottage in the mountains of Alberta close to home would be quite grand.
Thanks for the chance to win some lovely fabrics.
Regards from Western Canada,
I think I would want it to be in Southern France near the water
In the states I'd like to be in Montana (visited there for the first time last year – it was beautiful)…otherwise in Tuscany Italy (will be visiting there next year!) Thanks for a chance to win this yummy fabric.
Love, love this line – such soft gorgeous color! Are there Chateau's outside of France?? I'm not sure I've ever even seen one but as long as I'm dreaming about one – it would have to be in France :0) Thanks for the chance to win.
Right where I live now, same house, same town … maybe just some of that wonderful BLUE fabric to add another little touch of home!
In Cruis, France (Provence Region)! Me and my husband were lucky enough to get a paid trip to Europe a few years back by my husbands uncle who is an artist. He needed my husband's expertise on art installation so he paid for us to go along. We visited Italy, Switzerland and France while there. My favorite place was Provence! We stayed in a quaint hilltop village farmhouse in Cruis. It was by far the most beautiful place in the world!
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I think it would have to be the South of France. Makes me smile to even think about it!Thanks for the chance to win,,,and dream.
I would like my Chateau to be in the Alps. Is this possible? The Tyrol Alps, please.
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This is the perfect Country Chateau fabric and I would love to visit the hills of Italy…to sew my quilt!
Not being a world traveler I would guess that Italy would be my choice. Love, love, love the fabric line.
Thanks for a chance
I would like to live on Spain coast, somewhere not far from Barcelona.
Would have to be France…. Will get there some day. Thanks for the chance to win.
Oh gosh, anywhere far from a city! and near some mountains!
I would love my chateau to be in the countryside of France or England. Thanks for the chance to win!
I would like mine to be in France!
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Mine would be in the Texas Hill Country, with a gorgeous view of the surrounding countryside, not to mention the sunsets…
I would love for my Chauteau to be on my brother's farm in Florida, USA. There's room there for both a pool and a pony (as mentioned in that wonderful BBC programme).
I'd love my chateau to be on a small lake in Maine… where my family is. I'll just take my winters in SC, where I live now! Be especially blessed, Kathy
Switzerland sounds like the perfect place! Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂
Hello, we have in my small town a little baroque style chateau,surrounded by a large botanical garden. I would like to live in such a serene place and enjoy the silence.
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I would love to have a chateau in Napa County California. A litte elegant, a little cozy, at the same time quaint.
Tuscany! I have never been there but seems such a beautiful place!
Terrific giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!
I think in Monaco!
My countryside chateau would be in Vermont; it would have a huge fireplace and very green gardens…
I know I want my chateau to be in the good old USA just not quite sure where.
I'm thinking Portugal. Nice beaches, warm weather and friendly people. Annaleena
I would love to have my chateau in the south of England, in Cornwall near the sea.
I'd want my country-side chateau in North Carolina
somewhere with a gorgeous view where it's cool enough in the winter to have a log fire 🙂
Thanks for the giveaway 😉
On the French Riviera, near Eze. One of my most favorite places!!!
Beautiful fabric! My chateau would be near a lake in New England within easy driving distance of a quilt shop.
In the mountains around the area where West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania meet up.