Thursday, December 24, 2009

Lumiere de Noel

It's Christmas Eve and I just received another beautiful box of fabrics from Moda - our Holiday 2010 line - Lumiere de Noel. Filled with lots of red and white (big surprise), tea stain and a dash of green - this is one of my favorite fabric lines so far (I know - I said that last time too!) With this group - I am finally beginning to feel as if the old French reds look as if they are right off of an old boutis quilt. Actually this large floral print is right off of an old quilt we bought in France this summer at the flea market in Toulouse from Antonia. An old textile dealer, Antonia speaks French and Spanish - but no English - so all of our bargaining is done in a flurry using all of the languages and plenty of charades. One summer, we traveled a couple of hours south of Toulouse to have lunch with Antonia in her home. She proceeded to fill us with her cassoulet and plenty of home made wine - so that when we finally went downstairs to her cellar to dig through her collection of textiles - we cleaned her out...every last scrap we could find!
Although this line won't be available till summer - I am already starting to design some beautiful holiday patchwork stockings and quilts. I guess the inspiration funk has passed for now - and I can get back to work in the new year!
Happy Holidays to all and thank you - again and again - for reading, supporting and encouraging me to continue doing what I love to do. Merci!


Miriam said...

Merry Christmas Kaari Marie!

I love that new fabric!! Gorgeous!!

Linda said...

Happy Christmas
Nothing like some new " toys " to bring back the thrill of it all !
Well done looks like another winner
Linda ( one of Buffy Baers babes )

Kate D. Spain said...

Merry Christmas, Kaari! Your holiday line is beautiful...saw the sales links the other day (what a treat!) Hope you have a bright and joy-filled New Year, too. xox kate

Shirley--Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Merry Christmas to you and a wish for peace in your heart and home this Christmas Eve.

Jackie said...

Merry Christmas! Such beautiful fabric - can't wait! I'm almost done with my Rouennerie quilt!

becky up the hill said...

Lovely~Merry Christmas!

K Cotton said...

Merry Christmas, Kaari!
I can't wait to see your new Christmas fabric line. Will it be available at spring market?

Poppy Cottage said...

Merry Christmas!

luckygirlgifts said...

Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family.
I hope you have a fabulous and relaxing holiday weekend.
Cari b.

Anonymous said...

I love it Kaari! It is soooo "you", being able to see that wheel turning is very inspiring. Keep it spinning!
Merry Christmas

lol (lots of love)


Carolyn Pennington said...

Cannot wait for the Lejardin collection and then you tempt me with yet another divine collection
Am nowhere near finishing an Applique Quilt in Les Rouenneries- O love it!