Friday, April 08, 2016

Moda Frivolous Friday!

 Moda came up with a brilliant idea and made up these sweet collectible Frivols Tins - complete with everything you need to make a simple quilt top - you just need to add binding, batting and backing!  In celebration of our Frivols Tin No. 5 we are doing a giveaway - and we haven't done one of those in a long time! 
 All you have to do is leave a comment about something frivolous you like to do...so it could be sitting in a cafe stitching, or reorganizing your fabric, or just sitting quietly with a cup of tea and staring out the window!  Actually those are all necessary things to do - maybe not so frivolous after all!
We will choose a lucky winner and send out one of our Frivols Tins on Monday, April 11th.  You can also collect the other Frivols Tins - there are 12 altogether!  Here is a list of the Frivols Tins - each one featuring a Moda designer:

No. 1  Hello Darling by Bonnie & Camille
No. 2  Polka Dots & Paisleys by Minick & Simpson
No. 3  Eliza's Indigo by Betsy Chutchian
No. 4  Windermere by Brenda Riddle
No. 5  Petite Prints Deux by French General
No. 6  Strawberry Fields Revisited by Fig Tree
No. 7  Songbird Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings
No. 8  Bread 'n Butter by American Jane
No. 9  Little Miss Sunshine by Lella Boutique
No. 10  The Cookie Exchange by Sweetwater
No. 11  Sew & Sew by Chloe's Closet
No. 12  Blue Barn by Laundry Basket Quilts

Thanks for playing along!  If you can't wait to win a Frivols Tin, visit our website frenchgeneral.com and pick one up today - they are on sale and don't forget to use our free shipping code: bonjour

Merci!

107 comments:

CathyB said...

I haven't seen this frivols tin yet. How did I miss it?!! I feel frivolous when I wander through flea and antique markets and imagine the people who owned the items before.

June Smith said...

This was my first tin! Frivolous? Never?

Wendy said...

Oh, I love sitting on my front porch either reading or sketching at the end of the day!

caribousmom (at) aol.com

Jo West said...

French General creates such beautiful fabrics, they always inspire me to do something new. Great job.

Andrea Burnap said...

Sudoku on my phone, although it actually feels more productive (less mindless) than playing Solitaire!!

mep said...

Perhaps not frivolous, but definitely indulgent - I'd like to spread out my yarn stash this weekend on my living room floor to play around with ideas for spring knitting projects. Ah so fun to play in fiber :-)

Mary Ann said...

Reading on my Kindle.......not really frivolous to me.....Love the Frivol tins....

Jennifer said...

A Bloody Mary with lunch, on a weekday, while knitting! Totally frivolous!

cottonpaperflowers said...

Thank you for the chance to win! The tin looks so very lovely; can't wait to try my hand at it. I feel quite frivolous when we are eating out at a fancy restaurant on a 'normal' schoolday :).
cottonpaperflowers at gmail dot com

Loretta Waterman said...

I buy myself a bunch of flowers just for the joy of it! This time of year, I buy tulips because I can't seem to grow them because the neighborhood deer like the way they taste!

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Sewing Diva said...

I would pour myself a glass of lovely Prosecco, then go lie on my favorite lounge chair on my back deck and listen to all the sweet birds. Those Frivol Tins look really sweet.

Karen said...

Binge watching Netflix while hand stitching...and even when I'm not stitching. :-)

Donna W said...

These look fantastic. Staying on the computer way too long.

Faye said...

I love sipping on a cup of Mariage Frere Wedding Imperial Tea while reading my favourite blogs. Frivolous? I say good for the Spirit!

Shelley Parham said...

Spending too much time on Pinterest!

JoyceLM said...

I'm addicted to Sudoku puzzles. Though I've read that doing puzzles keeps my mind sharp, so maybe they're not so frivolous. Thanks.

wendi yates said...

Frivolous is throwing caution to the wind on a summer day and heading to the beach, enjoying a chocolate milkshake, a real one with real ice cream and the bit of extra in the tin they give you. Frivolous is spending a whole day binge watching Downton Abbey until you want to just book your flight to England and have a real cream tea. Frivolous is spending all day in bed reading a book that you JUST CANNOT PUT DOWN!!! So I will frivolously cross my fingers and toes in hope that I have a future reason to throw caution to the wind and spend the whole day engrossed in quilting!!

Hildy said...

I love looking and buying some flowers at the market ... and love browsing and buying some beautiful fabrics at my LQS (and did both today:-)

Caro said...

Reading several hours per day! Thank you for a chance to win

Bobbi Butcher said...

Sewing pretty projects, not because they are needed, because they are pretty and wanted!

tac73 said...

Simply enjoying the sunshine in the backyard. Love these Frivols.

Anne Manly said...

Frivolous is curling up on the daybed on the screened porch on a bright sunny, warm, breezy day for a nap with my 20 yr old cat laying on my chest! I've had a few of those days and they are very special and more necessary than frivolous? Thank you for a sweet memory with wishes for spring to hurry up.

Alice said...

A Pedicure!! And you can stitch at the same time! Bonus!

Linda said...

Each Frivols Tin is so cute! Frivolous is just sitting in my comfy chair stroking my new fabric collection! Love it! Thank You so for sharing!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Kathleen OGrady said...

Surfing all the creativity on Instagram

Michele T said...

My frivolous activity is going through Pinterest for inspiration!! Thanks for the chance, these tins are so darn sweet in a photo... they must be awesome in person!

Fabfuchsia said...

English piecing tiny hexagons!

Jean Bee said...

Ohhh......I'd get fresh flowers for every room! They make everything wonderful!

Carolyn said...

I check out Pinterest daily to see what is going on as well. I'm not the only one who pins things from French General. You all light up my imagination and make me happy.

Stella said...

My frivolity is digging up antique sewing notions at the brocante in our little French town of Cotignac where we live a few months a year. Last year I unearthed an antique silver needle holder in which I keep the large needle I favor for sewing together my knitting projects.

Pam Gray said...

Frivolous is sewing all day and all night without interruptions and not missing the sleep! Love the tins.

Michele said...

Just watch a little TV and have a snack!

cllcraft said...

Frivolous is sitting with my stacks of magazines and binders full of beautiful quilting patterns, and imagining my next project. Magical....

Joanne O'H said...

I love a few uninterrupted minutes with a nice cup of coffee and a good book. Bliss!

Diane Smith said...

Oh dear! My frivolity is playing Candy Crush on both my phone and my tablet - a tremendous waste of time!

Manos maravillosas Hecho a mano said...

I love the fabrics and color selection. Too far away from you, can't travel and just drool over your offers.

Mary said...

I just love stitching away the day with no noise at all. It is so peaceful and soothing to me. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Mary

Rosa said...

I haven't seen this frivols tin in person , hope they arrived soon at my local quilt shop, more or less 100km away.My frivol is drink a cup of coffee almost three cups in a day and if is with hubby or friends is more delicious and watch bake at weekend.

Dee Emm said...

I love to read blogs and drink coffee. Total frivolity as I should be working!!! These tins are quite sweet. I will be looking for them at my LQS!!!

Mary Martin said...

Every Christmas I make something for everything on Christmas Eve - whether they want it or not! There are 10 of us including a priest. One year I made felted slippers, 1 year I made knitted hats in their favorite team colors (lots of leftover yarn on that one). This last year I made socks for everyone. I am slowly, very slowly sewing a quilt for each person. This one called Frivols would be perfect for my son's fiancée. There are a lot of less frivolous things I could be doing, but this makes me happy and always brings a smile to the recipient's face.
Mary Martin

Paula A. said...

I love sitting under our pergola and enjoying the birds singing and the flowers blooming! Your tin and everything in it is great!

Anne said...

I feel frivolous when I sit and watch my two pet birds play.

Emily said...

My frivolous time is organizing empty eggshells that I fill with seed starting mix to plant seeds for my vegetable garden.

Ellen Easter said...

Every so often I treat myself to a manicure and hand massage. Very relaxing. Thanks for the chance to win

Anonymous said...

Watching TV and reading are my favorite frivolous activities! Chris C

Terrie said...

Eating a chocolate croissant and reading all afternoon.

Meredith said...

Getting my set of Inspector Morse DVD's and putting my hand quilting frame in from t of the TV.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

To me, being frivolous is spending an afternoon online shopping for new fabric when I already have more than I can ever use before I go to that final quilt retreat in the sky!

CantstopQuilting said...

Watching an old favorite movie and hand stitching on my wool applique...❤

tammik said...

I have most of your fabric lines from the last several years! Love! Your frivol looks wonderful. Something fun? Petting fabric of course!

Sandy D said...

After driving a school bus all week I look forward to spending. Saturday Morning sewing and maybe the afternoon too. Love Fench General fabrics keep up the good work.

DeAnna Julie Dodson said...

I love to watch hockey while I applique. Neither is actually frivolous. :D

kshackabq said...

Depends who's watching as to whether or not this might be frivilous . . . but I love pulling out fabric and thinking about how it might look in a quilt. Sometimes I move forward with it, and other times I put it away and pull fabric for another idea. Such fun, and a good rest for the mind after a long work week. Love your fabrics! And they are such fun to play with!!

Susie Hoover said...

A frivolous activity for me would be reading my favorite blogs while eating frozen Peppermint Patties!

Terry Gore said...

A frivolous thing for me to do.....buy more Moda fabric! Thank you for the chance to win!

Robin T said...

I am pretty much frivolous every Saturday morning with reading blogs and email or shopping on line. I would much rather be stitching some fabric, but I get lost on my iPad and don't realize how much time has gone by.

Anonymous said...

I feel like I'm being frivolous when I sit on the back porch early in the morning, listening to the birds chirping and looking through quilt magazines. I have lots of French Country furniture and those fabrics would look great in a little quilt thrown over the back of one of my chairs.
Thanks for the chance to win something I can really use.
Virginia

patty said...

Frivolous is sitting with my computer when I have other duties "calling" to me. Reading blogs renews me and gets my creative plans flowing.

Mme Pearson said...

I love to sit on our deck stitching and enjoying the weather in spring and summer

sandi s said...

I like to sit and do some hand stitching and have my cup of tea. Thank you for the giveaway! Hugs,

Maureeneh said...

I love collecting vintage children's sewing machines. They generally aren't functional just wonderful to look at!
maureeneh52@hotmail.com

Michelle Cole said...

Enjoying tea in a tea house! Thanks for the frivolous fun!

~*~Leanne~*~ said...

I like to drink my iced tea in a stemmed glass. It just makes me happy :-)
The frivol tins are too cute!

Anonymous said...

My favorite relaxing "frivolous" activity is sipping a wonderful cup of tea, while listening to music with my wireless headphones and looking at my work in progress on my design wall. I remember all of the processes of creating each item. It is very satisfying. I do love tins of any kind.

Maryellen said...

I started weaving this year. My 'frivolous' activity would be playing with my yarn stash, combining and recombining...endlessly. :)

deb musick said...

A glass of red wine, sitting out on my deck with my two dogs, enjoying the spring weather. This, my friend, is th glory of retirement!

Janet said...

I'd love to be retired, but until I am, I spend Saturdays sewing - it's MY time! And not at all frivolous. What IS frivolous is taking a nice fat nap in the afternoon ... better to do that on Sunday when it doesn't take away from my sewing time, tho! Thanks for the opportunity - LOVE Frivols!

Anonymous said...

Watching the mist rise from the lake early in the morning with a cup of coffee. In summer it is glorious and engaging. Other things can wait. (andreaatharlesdotcom)

Andrea

Lynn Stevens said...

I Grab a mocha (hubby makes the best ones around) and can sit for hours sorting my vintage buttons. Thanks for the chance. Good luck Everyone.

Patty D from NC said...

Naps - frivolous but fantastic all the same.

Lee said...

I love to go to the bookstore by myself w/ a cup of coffee and just enjoy browsing! thanks!

Joan said...

My frivolous activity is knitting, I don't know why quilting doesn't count Lol.

suemluvsquilts said...

For me it's enjoying a glass of champagne for no good reason at all!

Faithful Quilter:Elaine's Journey said...

Ok, I have to admit it...my frivolous activity is waiting "The Young & The Restless" , a daytime soap opera!
I truly enjoy the show, watch it or DVR it to watch later while doing some hand stitching. It's like taking a Calgon Bath during the day!

Jennifer said...

That early, quiet time in the morning spent doing handwork and drinking coffee. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely kit!

kathiquilts said...

Just Like those sweet little Frivol tins, gotta make time for a little frivolity every day -- blast the music and sing while I'm doing the dishes, skip the dusting for today and read instead, playing with my fabric stash - you get the idea!

Anonymous said...

Napping, always napping.....

Diedre

janequiltsslowly said...

Blog reading and entering sweet giveaways like this one. I get so many great ideas for projects and I get to daydream about winning until the winner is announced.

Michelle said...

Sitting and stitching during the daytime sounds pretty frivolous! I love those rare days! Thanks for a chance to win...I love this Frivols.

Pam said...

I love to page through my fabrics and pet each one! I keep them in a 5 gallon crock so when I take them out it's a surprise!

dweller said...

I would like to frivolously have coffee and a piece of cherry pie while paging through my new Tula Pink quilt blocks book!

Susan Ikin said...

I like a glass of wine while I am cooking dinner.

Cecilia said...

I like to sit on my lanai and read a cozy mystery while munching on M & Ms. 😊

French 75 said...

It's raining here today. I would love to be able to take the time to lie in a hammock outside, sheltered from the warm storm and read a good book. Thanks for a great give away. Your fabric designs are always my favorite.

Miss Jean said...

A lazy Sunday afternoon nap!

Catherine said...

Honestly, I think the most frivolous thing I do is randomly just buying fabric because it's pretty and makes me happy!

cocoquilts said...

I'd have to say when I am reading blogs with my iced latte early morning is my frivolous thing to do! I love your Frivol! Of course, I love all of your fabric lines!!

Linda Cates said...

I like sitting in my sewing room, hand stitching and looking at the lake outside.

katyquilts.net said...

I like to stay in my pajamas all day and sew and drink coffee!

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kana said...

I love to drool over my pretty fabric collection and dream of having more time to see and create. Drinking tea while doing this is also frivolous. I would 💙 to win a French General frivol!

Kim Courtright said...

For me it's sitting in my sewing room sipping a cup of coffee. Thanks for the chance to win.

jeifner said...

When I make myself chocolate chocolate chip molasses cookies. They are so rich and delicious I can usually only have one or two.

Michele T said...

Beautiful tin and fabric collection!! My frivolous activity is checking Pinterest for inspiration... Mostly quilted ideas!! Thanks!!

Stephanie Hamrick said...

My frivolity is playing around with my hair. It's currently hot pink, and I'm wearing it today in 1940s inspired victory rolls.

Stephanie Hamrick said...

My frivolity is playing around with my hair. It's currently hot pink, and I'm wearing it today in 1940s inspired victory rolls.

Jen Barnard said...

I don't think it's frivolous but some might - I spend all day reading.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

Janie said...

My frivolity is hand quilting. Your site is so inspirational. Lovely giveaway thank you. janie(dot)mccombs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Linda said...

I love making frivolous time to work on my hand quilting!!!

vickiroma said...

My frivolity is to take an afternoon nap after sewing all day! Thanks for the giveaway.

Lamse said...

My frivolity is watching Hallmark movies.

Anonymous said...

I like to frivolously spend time watching our old home movies. It is so heartwarming to see my children as toddlers again.

Brenda S.

Sarah@123quilt said...

I definitely spend some time every morning sipping my tea and sitting on the porch. It's a necessary frivolity. Thanks for the chance to win!

Joan and Kevin said...

It would be sewing all afternoon!

Kaely Smith said...

I would take the entire day and sew...without interruptions! I would get so much done!

Malinda said...

Sewing and watching my favorite movies is in some ways frivolous, but in other ways, absolutely necessary for my sanity!

echo said...

I would skip work, sit under an umbrella at the local Starbucks, sip a mocha and applique little bits of fabric onto my newest quilty project while people watching