Wednesday, January 18, 2017

French General

I've been a fan of all things French General and was was happy to be able to take a class from her in Houston. She talked about her new hoop based on an antique one. 

It's lightweight and although it has a bit of a learning curve to get your embroidery in it I like it a lot.
When I ordered it I got these wonderful scraps too!

I read about a French general challenge on Instagram and made this block for it. I think I'm eliminated quick cause it said use up to 4 fabrics. It's a fun wintery block and maybe I'll use it as a center for a small holiday quilt. Read more about the hoop and challenge HERE
And I'm only stitching on this between projects, so it'll be a slow one. 
There is something pretty magical about it.


And Randy was having a giveaway. 
Instead of choosing a "winner" we were all winners- more French General scraps!! 
Thank you Randy!

Have a wonderful week!


26 comments:

  1. I need to look at that hoop. I also love French General fabrics. Off to look up that challenge.

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  2. The French General fabric is lovely.....very much a design that I could invest in. The log cabins are intriguing using the 2 fabrics all the way out on each side. Great eye candy in the post.

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  3. Don't know what it is about FG, but I'm drawn to it, too. Love your little block.

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  4. I love French General fabrics and plan on adding to my stash with some soon.

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  5. Love French General! Your embroidery is lovely!

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  6. Such a beautiful block!
    I love French General and am very curious now about that hoop.
    Her embroidery panels are really lovely - you are off to a fabulous start on yours.

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  7. Gorgeous block and embroidery project!!

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  8. French General!! Oh my gosh - some of the prettiest fabric on the market! I'm working a quilt right now with mostly Pom Pom de Paris, and an odd bit of Lumiere de Noel and Rouenneries thrown in for good measure. Lovely embroidery!

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  9. Your block is beautiful and Randy a sweetheart !
    Have a lovely day ! :)

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  10. I have some of that first fabric you showed - in a neutral. Thought it would be so fun to fussy cut those little medallions and use them somewhere strategic in a quilt. I'm still working on that! LOL

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  11. Pretty fabrics! I love the soft red/ taupe/ chocolate colorway of the last grouping. Interesting hoop too.

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  12. I think your block is gorgeous! I love the embroidery too - very much :0)

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  13. LOVE your block! I think it came out great. So glad you got the scraps. Hope you have fun with them.

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  14. That is a very pretty block!
    And I think that stitchery will be beautiful!!

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  15. I really like the block. Your embroidery is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. Gorgeous block, Lori. It would be fun to have it included in the 30 they choose!

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  17. Love FG too and have quite a bit of it and also think your block is very pretty. I am wondering where you got the embroidery piece. I would love to do a piece like that a little bit at a time in between my quilting. I think it would be a nice change and have something very pretty in the end.

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  18. Love FG too and have quite a bit of it and also think your block is very pretty. I am wondering where you got the embroidery piece. I would love to do a piece like that a little bit at a time in between my quilting. I think it would be a nice change and have something very pretty in the end.

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    1. I put the link in the blog today for French General. You can find it under the heading embroidery on her site along with many other lovely pieces.

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  19. I am enchanted! I don't think that my local shop carries French General -- I've never seen it before. Oh my, I must get some. Love your block.

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  20. Really love the block you designed. Love French General but haven't used any yet. I've been dreaming of a red and white quilt. Maybe French General?

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  21. I've been a long time fan and I keep going back to these. They are really special! What a gorgeous hoop!

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  22. Can't figure out: Does the embroidery piece come with the hoop?

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  23. I'm also a big fan of French General fabrics. I love the block you made for the challenge ( who cares about rules?) and that embroidery looks gorgeous - don't tempt me!

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  24. Gorgeous block, Lori, congratulations ! And oh, how I love that stitchery ! Is there a pattern I can buy for it ?? THANKS for the inspiration :))

    In stitches,
    NADINE

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