Thursday, May 06, 2010

Maison de Garance Giveaway

I've had so much going on around here that I almost forgot to put up pictures of our new Fall 2010 fabric line, Maison de Garance. This collection grew out of a conversation Cheryl, the Moda design director, and I had last summer while sitting in her room at Chateau Dumas, overlooking the fields below. Cheryl pulled out a brown and white transfer ware plate she had bought at the flea market in Toulouse and we were both enamoured with the deep chocolate color -and thought it would be the perfect compliment to the old French General reds. Turns out - it is a beautiful combination. Maison de Garance is a collection of fabrics filled with our classic reds, rich browns and a natural tea stain color...and the leaves are green! I am just crazy about some of the florals that are embellished with color - I can't decide if I like the reproduction or the original better - that's a good sign!
To celebrate our upcoming Moda group, I would love to send out some bundles - to add to your stash pile! Leave me a comment about your Maison de Garance ideas and we'll choose a couple of names in the coming days. Bonne Chance!

189 comments:

patty said...

These would be perfect for my gyspy wagon that I am re-modeling. I think they would make terrific fabric wallcoverings.

Julie Deuvall said...

Oh these fabrics are rich and I am drooling! I would make an applique quilt for my living room with pillows to match of course. The colors are perfect! Thanks for the chance!

Kim said...

OMGosh!!! You know I'm a huge fan...and every line I think is my favorite...but I do so love this one with those browns in there! Oh be still my heart! Would love to win these!

sko_G knits said...

i am very excited for this line to come out!

i have already planned to use rural jardin to make bed linens from Home Sewn, but since i have a quilt made from rouenneries perhaps maison de garance would be a better compliment.

kelly lautenbach said...

I'd love to see a whole dining room done up in these fabrics... DIVINE! :)

RC said...

What a fun giveaway!

Chris McGetrick said...

I would make pillows for my living room to go on my reddish brown leather sofa - it would be great.

Lorrie said...

These rich looking fabrics would be wonderful almost anywhere - I think I'd use them to gussy up the dining room table - place mats, napkins, table runner, cushions, etc.

Monica said...

Ooooo...so many ideas. I am envisioning a beautiful medallion quilt with a gorgeous applique center of a vase with filled with flowers.

Grace said...

Oh to make beutiful cushoions and covering for a vintage chaise lounge..Grace xoxox

Connecticut Chronichols said...

This would go perfectly with my kitchen/dining room valances made from turkey red paisley rouenneries fabric. I can see my chair seats covered with it and a cute little table topper.

Funky Kim said...

How beautiful! I'm filled with ideas for my bedroom. Just overflowing, actually!

julia said...

Oh, when I think there can't possibly a more beautiful collection of yours (I just had to stash Rouenneries, Rural Jardin & already got my hands on Lumière de No“el) you pull another GORGEOUS fabric collection out of your talented fabric designer hat!
I just LOVE the browns...! Can't wait for the fabric to hit the stores...

Margaret said...

Oh lovely!! I'd love to make a dress for my reproduction Queen Anne Doll out of this fabric. So gorgeous! And perhaps a doll quilt to complement her dress!

Tracey said...

My sectional in the family room needs a new life, I'm picturing a bunch of new pillows with this line.

ColleenaMareena said...

I'm having a baby in October, and I think these beautiful rich colors would make an amazing baby quilt for a Fall baby. And they aren't super-feminine, so would work whether little one ends up being a boy or a girl. Can't wait to see the whole line!

Elissa said...

Ode to your Maison de Garance fabrics. They are absolutely breathtaking!
With Mother's Day quickly approaching, I am reminded of my beautiful grandmother. Her grace, style, and artistic flair are memories I hold dear to my heart. I inherited her Royal Staffordshire
dinnerware, a lovely pattern with a
rich chocolate brown color throughout. I would love to incorporate napkins with your fabrics.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all!

Crowsnest Pass Primitive Folk Art said...

A particular mouse who resides in my house...would like a tuffet or two...to rest his wee behind on...he thinks "Maison de Garance" fabric would compliment his fuzziness quite nicely...Susan

Janelle J said...

I love your designs and can't wait for the brown and red combo! I just finished the Rural Jardin quilt and love the simplicity of it. I think even big scrappy nine patches on point would be great out of these prints.

sewprimitive karen said...

I have a very tiny dining room that would look beautiful in Maison de Garance.

Cyndy said...

You have done it again! You are an inspiration! And your fabrics are inspiring...
I am going to take the "bee" design and make several "frenchy bee" pillows with ruffles (contrasting fabric?) for my brown couch and the gorgeous red and cream design will make a wonderful tablecloth for an adjacent table.

Joan Georghiou said...

OK...it's like you got inside my head and used all my favorite colors and shades. I am seeing my workroom sprinkled with these fabrics and oh yes my vintage dress form (known as Madeline Grayce)wearing hand made Maison de Garance flowers!

Babsarella said...

I love love love all the gorgeous colors and vintagey goodness. YUM!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, it looks gorgeous! I think it would make beautiful dining room chair slipcovers.

Penny said...

Oh...These fabrics would make an amazing tree of life quilt using the broderie perse technique. I cannot wait to see the entire line! Is the bee part of it? It would make a great medallion center too.

Can't wait!

Penny

Tricia said...

I'm wanting to make some new curtain panels and these colors would work perfectly for a wide border at the top.

Sequana said...

A stunning, stunning quilt that I would send out for quilting. I don't do that unless it's really spectacular.

Margie said...

wow, I love those colors! I can't wait to see the entire line. I'll plan on making a nice lap quilt - to go along with my Rouenneries quilt and my Rural Garden wall hanging. :-)

gina g. said...

Kaari,
Your new fabric line looks so botanical and beautiful. I love the bee. It'd make an incredible center or medallion of a quilt. I’m thinking Maison Garance for a lap quilt that can hold a place of distinction on my sofa, so I can enjoy it throughout the summer months.
Warm Regards,
Gina G

Gerry said...

Some of my Moda Garden Party will be a perfect match with Maison de Garance.
Thanks for this great give away!

Cara said...

And old style medallion quilt would be so luscious in those...though I think I'd want to do another large applique project in them...I just love each line as much as the last and I never think it possible!

Rrebeck said...

Love this line! The bee will be stretched across canvas and framed in a chippy black flea market frame to hang in my dining room. I'll hang a French-inspred black, cherry and mustard tassel off the side for extra oohmph. The other beautiful fabrics will become the inserts for my builder grade closet bi-fold panels in all my bedrooms. I'll also use the fabrics along the bottom of my store-bought drapes using fabric glue.

Denise said...

Looks incredible! Absolutely beautiful!!!

Ulla said...

count me in this give-away.Love the colour choice and the pattern
ulla

Cathi said...

So far I've loved all your fabric lines, so I imagine I would make any number of things with the fabrics! I have made simple home dec things with the rouenneries fabrics, A patchwork seat cover, even a tissue box cover, and I have plans for many more. Love the bee!!

Jeannette said...

Very pretty! Make a really nice quilt for a traditional four poster bed with a dark finish! Thanks for a chance to win!

Jeannette said...

I have nbeen avidly collecting all of your ranges and holdingonto them for a quilt for my bed, but my daughter loves the coloours to so it might be two quilts in different designs.

Karen Platner said...

Love them! A fun multi-print layer skirt (for me!) and/or small carry alongs-like a make up case...see Home Sewn.

Anonymous said...

My sweet sister who lives in another state will be coming soon for our semi annual "sister's week". We continue to work on a pair of quilts that are saved to be worked on only when we are together. She loves bumble bees, I love browns - we'd love to incorporate some of each from Maison deGarance in our very special quilts!

Sue Maddox said...

I have loved your previous collections,but these fabrics are the best yet!
Please count me in--thank you

Ann in NJ said...

I'm redoing my sewing/spare bedroom and this line would be perfect for a quilt, cushions for my chair and a sewing machine cover

Cassie said...

All of your fabrics are so inspiring. After seeing your fabrics I went out and bought a sewing machine and have learned to sew. I have made sundresses and plan to make more. Red is my favorite color and I love how it is in all of your fabric lines. I look forward to the seeing Masion de Garance at my local store. Thanks!

Lisa said...

I will have a large blank wall in our dining room of our new house, currently under construction and would love to make a quilt with these! Thanks for the chance

becky up the hill said...

Antique and vintage textiles always have a tale, a story, history. They reflect time in many ways. In peace and war, abundance and poverty, textiles marched on. Now your beautiful fabric is here to remind of other times. Many thanks.

Annie Davis said...

These would be perfect in ANY quilt! The colors are gorgeous!

Ruth B said...

I love Rounneries and Rural Jardin. The colors and designs are amazing. I am moving in 6 weeks and I would absolutely love to use Maison de Garance in my new bedroom. The prints and the colors are so elegant and I could plan my paint color and quilt design now and be ready in time for the move. Whoever wins these fabrics will be overjoyed!

Tonya said...

Love, love, love the colors. They have my name all over it I'm sure. Would love to sew a throw for the new chair I'm ordering.

edina said...

Ooo love these fabrics! I think they would make great home decor items like pillows, placemats, table runners.

Teresa said...

Wow!! What a Great gift it would be for my Mothers Day surprise. Look great in a Jacket ,Purse,Pillows, Small Lap Quilt ,Tablerunner, Coasters, Whew!! takes my breath away!!!!!!!!!

dorylyn thomas said...

This is crazy! I had a dream not to long ago that I had covered a lamp shade with fabric that had a bee printed on it! And, maybe I will use the floral fabric as a binding for the top and bottom of the shade! The colors are my favorite!!!

cathie said...

These fabrics are just what I am looking for - new Quilt and curtains for our bedroom (making it a wonderful welcoming haven) just perfect. Your fabrics (you keep coming up with breathtaking designs) is just beautiful.

Eleana said...

In search for the perfect fabric, i live in an old historical home,perfect should i be the lucky one! eleanaz@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Rich,wonderful fabrics!
Maybe something beautiful for the Living Room! Thanks for sharing!
Love,Linda

Miriam said...

Ohh another absolutely inspiring line of fabric!! Congratulations!
I have used Rouenneries in a quilt and I have a growing stash of Rural Jardin. I also have small amount of Lumiere de Noel. (I'm a huge fan!)

I would make a medallion quilt with lots of fussy cut piecing and appliqued borders.
I can't wait to see the whole line! :)
Thank you for the chance to win some gorgeous fabric!

Gail said...

wow, my mind is already starting to mull over the possibilities, i think a house quilt would be perfect!

Michele P. said...

I've got a lovely green sectional sofa in need of some throw pillows and this fabric would go wonderfully! Thanks for the chance :)

Becky S. said...

Maison de Garance is beautiful!!! I think they would be perfect to make a tablecloth and napkins for Thanksgiving.
Merci

MM said...

Absolutely beautiful...as are all your fabrics......Jan

Cassandra said...

oh you just keep coming up with these wonderful fabrics! This would be amazing fabric to make my mother a quilt so she stops trying to steal my French General quilt.
Keep up the amazing fabrics and books! I love them all. Thanks a bunch!

paperbird said...

The fabrics are so beautiful- I love the color red combined with brown. I would love to see this fabric made into a comforter cover- it would be amazing.

Dee said...

These fabrics are so luscious! I would definitely use them to make a quilt for my king sized bed (a project I've been wanting to get to for a very long time). The colors would go perfectly in there (or really anywhere in my house). They're just beautiful!

Nancy Anne said...

Oh, my. These fabrics look like they will be a good follow-up to Rouenneries and Rural Jardin and even a good match with them. I'm ready to make myself a new bed quilt and I'm loving your fabric lines...hm, I think I see a plan coming together!

K Cotton said...

Kaari, it's gorgeous! I would like to make really European style classic quilt with this line. Perhaps with broidery perse technique. I know Penny will love this! Right, Penny?

textile works said...

I think this fabric would make beautiful furoshiki. Not only would I be helping the environment but I would always have something beautiful to carry extra special unexpected purchases. And wouldn't it be wonderful to surprise my husband with a picnic lunch in a furoshiki - and then use it as a mini tablecloth!

tina said...

Yum=my I say! I'm actually moving in the next couple of months and this delish fabric needs to have a place in my soon to be new living room (which has those colors)---- I mean, how perf would that be????

Victoria Cullen said...

I would love to cover walls with this gorgeous fabric. Wouldn't it be cozy!?! Keeping my fingers crossed that I win :)

Kaye Prince said...

Oh, the new collection is gorgeous! I could definitely see these used for a quilt (btw, are you going to be at Market? I am and I'd love to stop by and say hi)! Also, I think the collection would look gorgeous made into some needle cases or market bags!

Lauren Z said...

So pretty!!

For some Christmas Gifts this year I am planning on buying some Antique Teapots (& tea cups) and blending some of my own Rose Petal & Lavender Black tea to package with them, and I think that Making some Teapot Cozies out of this fabric would be super pretty! :)

Cathy said...

How lovely! What popped in my head immediately was an unbatted quilt to cover my pseudo-French Provincial table, with natural linen napkins hand-embroidered with the little bee in the corner in chocolate brown. And chair seat covers with skirts for my 8 chairs, each in a different fabric in the line!

Nancy said...

I have loved all the other fabrics and I love this one too. I think it has something to do with a trip to Paris a few years ago. Would love to add this to my stash.

Jamie said...

I believe I would use these for our cabin in the woods (which is also by a lake). I will make a tablecloth for the picnic table that I use for my portable 'art studio' and I will make cushions for the seats. I may even use it to line the picnic basket that I take out on the boat. They are beautiful! Jamie V in MT
http://rem-nants.blogspot.com
amzanioli@yahoo.com

Dee said...

I am thinking wonderful valances and draperies and spread for my bedroom - yummmmmm my absolute favorite colors - can't wait to touch them.

Maija said...

The fabric would make stunning journal covers, Kindle covers and some totes as well! That would be if I could ever cut into it!!

Debra said...

The colors in this line would go perfectly with the furniture in our den so I would make a quilt for that room.

Honey Lamb and I said...

I love the colors and the bee!!! I have to tell you that I have made 25 of the flowers that you taught us to make at ME for a surprise party for my mother's 60th bday! I am going to put them on the plates of all the ladies coming to the brunch. I went to a store in O.K. and bought your fabric to make them! Can't wait to see the new fabric!!! Shelley O.

Sharon said...

Hi From Australia - these fabrics would look perfect in the new house I'm building - especially as curtains & wall art, will combine wonderfully with the exposed bricks and timber that we're using!

Cottage Way of Life said...

Although I would love to win a bundle of Maison de Garance fabrics, it doesn't matter if I don't for I have already won in just looking at the photos of the fabric. The colors are sumptuous & I am terrifically inspired by the bee motif (although I confess this might have a little something to do with the book about Napoléon & Josephine I've been reading). Ideas are swirling for something I could make with the bee. I'm going to have to find some of this fabric to play with to be sure!

Sylvia said...

Wow, that is some seriously beautiful fabric, and I would love to have a bundle to call my own. Thanks for doing this givaway.

Sandra said...

I love the fabric you have pictured and I would use that to make a bag to carry my stitching. Smaller prints make great backings for my embroideries.

Shiree said...

I just love this entire range of fabrics, just utterly charming. Of course it will be some time before it gets to our neck of the woods, but heh...this line is just as stunning as any of the previous ones, well done

Elizabeth said...

Since my nieces and nephews couldn't say Elizabeth, I am often called Aunt Bee(no I do not bake pies in Mayberry).
The Bee on Burlap would be a great addition to my collection.

Vicky said...

Definitely a quilt for my bed and maybe some window treatment as well! I've fallen totally in love with your French reds, and can't wait to get my hands on this line!

Anonymous said...

STOP! How can one possible keep up with all the stunning fabric that you are designing? Rural Jardin has recently come to Australia and I just had to purchase some to go with my previous purchase of your Rouenneries range. Now I have a big wait to see the Maison de Garance range arrive in our part of the world. My plan for ALL of this gorgeous fabric is a quilt for our love-nest, incorporating a pattern from Crabapple Hill, called Flight of Fancy, which has hand stitched red-work of birds & nests full of eggs. Thank you for the chance to win in your giveaway. from Jenny McH

Carolyn said...

Kaari, I am so glad you have added some chocolate colors--what a wonderful palette to use for quilts that will appeal to the man in my life!

alf said...

What beautiful fabric. My Mom and I are huge fans and usually love everything you do. We don't have time to come up with ideas of our own because there are so many talented designers that keep us busy. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful colors! I would definitely make a quilt and maybe some throw pillows for my couch.

j.stacey@sbcglobal.net

Shirl said...

I have used the Rouenneries fabrics in my bedroom for valances, shams, and a dresser scarf. Maison de Garance would be perfect to recover my grandmother's antique rocker which is a peaceful place for evening reading. Thanks for designing such lovely fabrics.

kjquilts said...

I would love to have these beautiful fabrics to work with.

Jillayne said...

I love the way the French eat outside so I am thinking I will make table linens - I think placemats with the large floral shown as the centre and a crazy-pieced border using the beautiful linen-look solids from all your fabric lines. They will be just the thing to set off all the hand-stitching!

Emma said...

I'm thinking of recreating an antique strippy quilt with Maison de Garance, as the colorway and design have that 19th century look. Thank you for offering the lovely fabric.

cakegirl said...

I am big into quilting and these fabrics make me drool.

lisa said...

I can see these fabrics embellishing the table when I set out dinner for the haying crew, later this summer.

Verena said...

Kaari, your Blog and your stuff are such a great inspiration for me.
I hope, these fabrics will be also available in Germany. Greetings!

AnnaBananna said...

This is MY color pallet for a restfl, warm and rich space. Over stuffed pillows for the family room, bolster and duvet for my room, wall hangings for the dining room...I could go on and on!!

Danielle M said...

another beautiful collection - i was recently in LA and was disappointed that your store wasn't open during my visit, will plan better on future trips.

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Susan Z said...

I know it sounds crazy but your fabrics are so gorgeous that I fold them neatly, stack them and use them as Art pieces in my living room...I create a little vignette and the fabrics make my place feel cozy and I just love it.
Would love to have these too!! Thanks for another great giveaway!!

Patty said...

Oh wow! That fabric is beautiful. I'd love have a quilt in my bed room and design the room around the quilt.

Paula said...

Absolutely Beautiful! Can not wait until Fall 2010! It would be fun to make a skirt or dress and compliment it with jewerly made from the Gypsy Sun Collection.

Joy said...

I think the chocolate brown is a fabulous idea. I can't wait to mix it with my Rouenneries fabric and make some linens for the kitchen table.

Megan said...

Would love a chance to play around with these amazing fabrics! Just got Home Sewn as a birthday present - what a great compliment that would be!

Laura said...

I have used your beautiful charm packs to make lap quilts for elderly friends or relatives or those in the hospital, and your new designs would make another lovely one I'm sure. I would be thrilled to make someone happy and cozy with one of those. Your creativity and talent are amazing and it is such a pleasure to work with such beautiful and fine fabrics. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity!!

Diana said...

What gorgeous colors and design, they could become beautiful pillows and maybe millinery flowers with the scraps. My daughter and I really enjoyed meeting you in St. Louis last week, we have become French Generalized! Diana

Taffin said...

Do I have to have a plan to use your wonderful fabric?
Taffin

Debe Leone said...

I just love your fabrics. Carol Wingert has some in her leBon Vivant kit & I have found some Moda square packs locally. Desparately looking for a local store with yardage!! Love this new line and loved being in St Louis with ya!

Beth said...

I would love to use these to make a Christmas present for my sister-in-law. Not sure exactly what I would make, but she would D-I-E for those prints to be in her house somehow!

Rachael said...

These fabric look so beautiful! Can't wait to see the full range!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kaari - I love the colors! Yummy!!! Hope you are doing well!

Celeste

Judy Grubbs said...

The fabric is beautiful! I would make some more of the flower pins. I have made two more since I got home from St. Louis. Thanks for all the inspiration.

free indeed said...

Such lovely rich florals! I can see some holiday table linens from this line...very elegant touch!

Annie in Michigan said...

I have a huge collection of brown transferware from the Civil War years! How exciting to see a line of fabric to complement these treasures! I love it...thanks for the opportunity to see your new designs.

drub-b said...

Gorgeous, love the bee, and chocolate and red, how fantastic

Vicki K. said...

Actually, I've started a hexagonal quilt with the original FG fabrics and a recent charm pack that I purchased. I would be able to add some more variety with the new fabrics!

Tine said...

These are so luxurious! Rich and charming and delicate, they must feel just beautiful under ones hands.

I have been wanting to make a quilt for myself with some special fabrics and these would be perfect for it. I had been wanting to order your red fabric squares but they have been sold out for so long now.

I can't wait to see them all!!! Simply divine and so inspiring. Kaari, thank you for this lovely preview!!

Solstitches said...

Who wouldn't want to win these gorgeous fabrics.
If I were lucky enough I'd make cushions and a small throw to make over my rather uninspiring living room.
Margaret

Susan said...

Ooohhh...lovely! So rich--great color palette!

Sharon said...

brown is always a good idea...it just is and with the reds...perfect...it needs to hand somewhere in a barn....a very chic barn with very long windows and tall tall rafter ceilings...and it needs to drape across the corner of the bed on the floor of the barn that is also a living space in the country.....oh....that's my country space....whoa....i guess i need that to chic up our little barn in the country with the cows licking and scratching on the outside...and the bees buzzing overhead...and the not quite so tall windows....can it do all those things? what am i saying, of course it can! just the fix i've been looking for! oh, and can it stiffle the "fragrance" of the cows that wafts through the not quite so tall windows on a warm dewy evening? even if it can't do THAT, it would be a lovely addition to a great space that could use a little french chic...with a twist...uh oh...please do not be insulted at the thought of your oh-so-chic fabric hanging in a barn...it's in a really pretty rolling hill setting...and the cows offer lots of bucolic beauty... along with their "fragrance"....and it does have a bath and kitchenette....very very important when you are miles and miles from such luxuries....would love...LOVE...to be considered for your kind giveaway...it's needed here....bad. sharon at farmand frufru.blogspot.com

Quilt it & Dotty www.quilt-it.nl said...

Kari,

What a beautiful fabric you show us all the time! We in The Netherlands make even more beautiful quilts out of them! I would love to win your fabric bundle so we can make a new quilt with it to enjoy our customers!
www.quilt-it.nl

barbara r-g said...

i love to cross stitch and can see these fabrics as great backing for a needle book,or a perfect little stitch bag to carry all my goodies. it would fit perfect with the old school girl sampler theme. thanks

Hopeful Homemaker said...

Well, I've made two Rouenneries quilts, am working on two separate quilts using Rural Jardin, and have used some Lumiere de Noel in one quilt and have another ready to go. I think you could say that I love your fabrics! With these I could see dining room drapes and fabric for the chairs. What a lovely collection. Congrats!

Library Gal Quilts said...

Dear Kaari, Wow, it just keeps getting better and better! I believe this fabric is calling my name!! Thanks for the chance to have them! Pam

Anonymous said...

I would make a handbag like the one Meryl Streep carries in the movie "It's Complicated". Great fall handbag - rich, and bit bohemian! Thanks for the giveaway.

Becky B.

Ann said...

These fabrics would look wonderful in a quilt draped over my dining room table. Thank you for the great giveaway and a chance to win.

Linda said...

I love sewing with your fabrics.
I made a pretty pillow with cottage stenciled in the center on burlap.
can't wait to see it.

Liz Thomson said...

you are making this australian patchworker sooooo happy with your magnificent fabric collections, please keep up the great work.
they are all so inspiring & very stashable until the exact right project comes to mind!

Jo Ellem said...

Hi, I would love to make some hand made albums to pass down to my kids when they get old enough o pass down to! Anything left over, I would use to make some journals to give to my gorgeous friends who are mothers of the friends of my daughter (all our kids are in kindergarten). A lot of these girls are migrants and have come from all over the globe. I am showing them how to sew and quilt, and we are sharing so much. This would be a wonderful way to say thank you for their amazing friendship.

Helen Stubbings said...

i have been working with my rural jardin fat quarter pack and two layer cakes all year, down to the tiniest scraps now and am determined not to waste a bit - but, I love this new one even more, scrummy chocolates to add into my Rouenneries and rural projects will be just perfect...found your blog while trying to come up with a name for a bag I have just designed from Rural Jardin...
Helen in Australia

bamagirlkathy said...

I love your fabrics! They are so fresh!
Kathy (AL)

Jemellia said...

I will never tire of your designs, ever! I'm anxious to see more of Maison de Garance.

Lisa said...

I look forward to seeing this line in person in my local quilt shop. I can't wait to make up a quilt in these fabrics, they're lovely... and thanks for designing them as they'll be perfect in my home. I feel they were made just for me!

Cathy said...

Wow, so beautiful! I thought I couldn't love anything as much as the reds, but I do! I have a collection of brown transferware that I have displayed on an old pine hutch. I haven't been able to find any fabric that matched the old look well enough until now. My room incorporates all these colors, but without the splash that some cushions and napkins would make! :) Great addition to your store!

Anonymous said...

Your fabric is awesome--each line just gets better and better

Jo said...

Your new line MAISON DE GARANCE has my name written all over it! I just gave away a quilt I made with reds, tans and creams, and I knew I would make another one because I loved the color combos. Maison de Garance is absolutely gorgeous. I can't wait for it to be in the stores! French General has become my favorite fabric line of all time. Keep up the great work. Jo Hand

Anonymous said...

Hi There !I`m Sally from England and I have a company tht hires out French and English crockery for weddings and parties and so on .Right at this very moment I have my kitchen table covered in French General fat Quarters just about to make a huge beautiful wall hanging to adorn a marquee.I would love some of this new absolutely stunning fabric to make some bunting to go all around the edges of the marquee! I think it would look absolutely fantastic .I`m going to make table runners too .I`ll send you a photo after the wedding ! Thanks for the chance and I love the website ,it`s very inspiratonal and your books got me sewing -now I`ve started I can`t stop! Looking forward to some more blue colours too !

Debbie said...

Absolutely gorgeous and I love the colors. Very inspiring.

Katherine said...

I love the bee in that red with a honey colored background. I can see that, all by itself, on a footstool. The footstool would have it's curvy legs stained walnut; they would look like dark chocolate - yum, my favorite! A delightful combination; honey and chocolate. The floral is beautiful as well with its sinuous red vines. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the line! I have to go - I'm hungry now.

Gaye said...

Hearts for the Maison!! Stitched with redwork and hanging by ribbons from key locks on the dresser and china cabinet. Love the design.

Mylyne said...

Who woouldn't want to be a part of this wonderful give-away! Such tresor they are-- thanks for your generosity!

Marie Pilgrim said...

I'm still living on a tight budget. I may love to look at the overstuffed couches in furniture boutiques and the distressed French farm table in the antique store but we've got to pay off my husband's grad school loans and, well, the furniture of my dreams is going to stay in my dreams for a while. So I get my design fix in the details. I love the colors of the new fabrics and they would be perfect for throw pillows for my cheap-but-nice couch. And the remnants would be perfect for a little tote bag for me!

Anonymous said...

I think the fabric you are showing on this post of your new line would be perfect for broderie perse. I am currently working on two quilts using your first line. I have a third on my short list to do..You are going so fast I can't keep up...Louise

Judy B said...

This is just too beautiful. I cannot wait to see in person. Will go perfectly with all the Rouenneries I bought! Penny jar almost full...

Judy B

quazyquilter said...

Your new line is luscious! I cannot wait to sew with them. I am a quilter, so I would make a quilt using them. Cannot wait for them to come out.

Carolyn said...

mer in these fabrics!
How divine would Grace, Harriet and Annabelle look dresses in these colours and designs

And of course a Quilt for grandmas house goes without Saying!
if only I could be so lucky!

mascanlon said...

Oh those browns are wonderful. Classic blocks in throw for the leather couch....

Deborah said...

This collection is magnificent! *crossing fingers* Pick me, pick me!

momto2wasd said...

To me, those beautiful fabrics would make a lovely master bedroom ensemble! Since I don't have a master bedroom, I think they would also make a wonderful quilt to keep on the couch.

quiltingsurgeon said...

I am working on an English paper pieced quilt with all of the French Genral Fabrics and would love to have the new line to complete the look. I absolutely adore the two original lines, have pre-orderd the third and to have some of the fourth would send me over the moon! The fabrics work so well in one inch hexagons-they are divine!! So, they have a home waiting for them!

Reed and Nat's Family said...

Oh, I hope I am not too late. They are so beautiful.

Anonymous said...

How gorgeous. Would love to have a chance to win. Congrats on another must have fabric line. viv

pam1228 said...

What a beautiful selection of fabrics. Love the rich colors. I think I would make some table linens for my newly decorated dining room. Thank you for the chance.

SarahB said...

Beautiful and so elegant! I would love to make a nice big quilt and some extra pillows for my bedroom - this would coordinate perfectly!

Sharrieboberry said...

I'd love to put these in a quilt. They are very lovely!

JennyG said...

i love the browns mixed in this line! so beautiful! Can't wait to see them.

Sherri said...

Maison de Garance is absolutely beautiful just as your other fabrics are! I'm really looking forward to a quilt combining this with the rest of my French General "stash!"

Michele said...

You have a fantastic eye for developing new fabrics from vintage inspirations. Each collection just keeps getting better and better. Looking at the preorders for Lumiere Noel already never mind getting in line for this beauty.
Michele

Anonymous said...

From Maison de Garance,I would love to create a boutis style quilt to adorn my boudoir...and perhaps it will be trimmed on all four corners with complementary hued tassels for added panache. Thanks sew much for the gracious giveaway opportunity!

cbnovick@hotmail.com

SilkLover said...

The fabrics are lovely! Would make beautiful pillows, appliqued onto a quilt, a too-nice-to-wear apron...

Catherine said...

Oh my Kaari, how generous of you. I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed that I will be one of the lucky winners, :)
The photos of your new fabric line look beautiful. Tres belle
Catherine

Anonymous said...

Kaari: These would be perfect accenting my newly brown family room. I am in the process of making a Rural Jardin quilt, which is turning out lovely. (The only other color in the room is one wall, which is painted blue). I'll meet you in Stillwater!

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Beautiful fabrics! I would make bags.

Cindy and Joe said...

Wonderful collection. Hmmm, a neutral bedroom with bed filled with pillows of the fabrics. I can't wait to meet them in person.

Gretchen said...

Another beautiful fabric line! I would make a lovely quilt with applique (maybe fleur de lis!) for my living room. I can't wait to see more of this line. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

Ineke Platvoet said...

Each fabric line you are creating is better than the last one!
I would use these fabrics to create some new cushions and a long tablerunner for our bedroom in our new house, which is ours beginning of August.

Kimber said...

Would love to use these on curtains for my living room!

Pam Bo said...

What a great giveaway, would love to win. Thanks for the chance

ShabbyShopsinaBox said...

Thank you for the giveaway chance! I would love to make some sachets and farmstyle pillows with vintage crochet and lace...pretty.

Thank you,

Claudia

mybearfren said...

just got rural jardin and thot that was perfect...and now maison de garance?! would love to have the fabric for cushions and pillows and a lap quilt for the guest room. am right over the other side of the globe but still a fan of french general :)

Lindy Leech said...

I am trying to create a fabric headboard to soften our gray concrete walls. Those are really lovely colors and would go really well with my antique steamer trunk.

Melissa B. said...

These would be beautiful just on a stretcher and displayed on a wall. I would also use them to line hatboxes and such for a pleasant little surprise!

Marcia said...

In my future I see window curtains, chair covers, table runners, cushions, and a bed quilt ... these fabrics will look wonderful in the kitchen/dining room and my bedroom. The quilt would be a wonderful Maison medallion quilt -- maybe an elegant Rhapsody quilt.

Barbara said...

I love all the reds in your fabric lines, I would love to make a red & off white quilt using all the reds from Rouenneries, Rural Jardin and now Maison de Garance.

Maribel said...

Wow!! What a wonderful giveaway. I have already used Rouenneries collection fabrics to make a great quilt.I just love your fabrics.

malia said...

two words: table runner
love your new line!

Dawn said...

ld love to use thems little scraps... have just finished my second mini thing and both with French General fabrics....they are my alltime fav atm... he he... thnaks for the chance....
Hugs from Aus Dawn x x x

Peekaboo Lucy said...

I would make gorgeous cushions to put inside my daughters tee pee and a matching string of bunting to create a gorgeous entrance. Tres Bon!

Anonymous said...

i love that color combo. reds/browns/beiges. I have a antique chair i inherited when my mom died. I have been holding off recovering it as didnt know what material to use but the new Maison de Garance sounds perfect. Sandi
sandi.olson@shaw.ca

bah said...

This line would make my apt very happy.

ann'squiltingjourney ~ said...

The colours are stunning Kaari, I love the fact that you have included lots of browns. I used the Rouenneries to make a Flower Garden and am planning on using this range for Pockets of Posies. Ann ~ Australia

Patty Fowl said...

Perfect colors for my Tuscan home!!

Craft Town Fabrics said...

Maison de Garance is just beautiful can't wait till it arrives

Nerida said...

Congratulations on Maison De Garance.
I'm so looking forward to using Maison De Garance maybe in a wall-hanging. I have already used Rouenneries in a table runner and rural jardin in a Table cloth .I just love the way that each of your collections can be used together in the one room. They'll play nice together.

Lynn said...

The colors in the Maison de Garance line are just beautiful! Will make a wonderful quilt for our guest room!

Jennifer said...

I love French General fabric! I already have enough from previous collections for 3 quilts. I just can't get enough and I've never been one to work with red.

Mary said...

I can't believe French General fabrics can get even better!
Mary

Patricia said...

I am totally enamoured with your beautiful creations! I appreciate how your collections all blend together also. I have a quilt design in my head and just need the time to birth it into reality.

Shiree said...

I just love this fabric, it is so totally delicimo!!!!, they will be terrific anyway anyhow!!

Linda said...

What glorious colors and elegant design! I visualize the wallhanging as having a background that is pieced in mossy, muted forest colors with glimmers of golden sunlight patches accented with the French bees. Carefully contrasting and expanding on this, I'll swirl appliquéd scrolls that suggest the tangle of grapes vines in the Fall, the turrets and spikes of a French chateau, and the rich red wine colors of the florals. Overall, I hope to create this fantasy with all the rich colors and appliqued detail of a tapestry, but, by weaving the background and foreground together, make them seem to come forward and then recede - creating the mysterious feeling of an early morning fog that hides, then reveals, all the integral parts, making the viewer work a bit to see the entire picture. Of course, the beautiful florals have to be woven in and out of the field, to blend the outer portions of the wallhanging together, and the border must be elegantly appliquéd scrolls and bars to resemble the wrought iron gates, doors and shutters of the chateau. I can't wait to start drawing! This beautiful fabric is really inspiring!