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Sunday, July 21, 2013

French Quarter Charm

I just love this Chateau Rouge fabric by French General.  The fabrics are vintage French prints, and having been born and raised in South Louisiana, this quilt feels like a piece of home to me.




The rich red, warm golden tan, and weathered olive colors look just right with wrought iron, fleur de lis, and Spanish moss;  and will look perfect draped across my grandparents' sofa in their South Louisiana home. 


I chose to quilt with a meandering stitch, and bound the quilt with Kona Chocolate.  The binding isn't super matchy, but I like how the warm brown frames the quilt.


As a nod to all the beauty of my home state, I'm calling this quilt French Quarter Charm.  I love that these fabrics are fantastically French inspired without being kitschy.

I know my grandmother will love this quilt, and I can't wait to show it to her this weekend- when I go for a visit back home.


41 comments:

  1. Beautiful finish Kelly! The brown binding was perfect.

    You are going to get lots of hugs from your grandmother this weekend!

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  2. Hey, chocolate goes with everything! ;-)

    It turned out beautifully.

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  3. Wow! Fast and fabulous! I like the brown binding - it does compliment the quilt fabrics. Great finish, Kelly. I am sure your gramma will love it!

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  4. Well done! I love that fabric line too!

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  5. Oh my Kelly...I can't believe you have finished this. I just commented on the completed back about 1/2 hr ago! You are a real speedy quilter. It is absolutely gorgeous!

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  6. That is a lovely quilt. Well done!

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  7. Girl, you are killing me! Every time I open my blog feed there is another finished quilt! I'm totally amazed! Not just that your pumping out quilts so fast, but that they're so beautiful as well! This one is no different! It's lovely! I just the colors, it makes me want to snuggle up! Love it! XO, Kim

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    1. Thanks Kim! I'm so glad you think so!! I can't wait to show it to her this weekend!

      :) Kelly

      by the way, you're showing up as a no-reply blogger again. I don't know why Blogger reverts back to no-reply status sometimes, but I've had to fix mine three different times. grrr... ;)

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  8. Very nicely done Kelly! The brown binding is perfect for this one. Your Grandmother is sure to love it!

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  9. I am surprised how fast you are and I am in love with the French General fabric colors of your quilt. Your grandmother will enjoy it. It is elegant : she'll be proud to spread it on her sofa.

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  10. Perfectly Named! Congrats on this one :)

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  11. I love that line of fabric and I love the pattern you chose for them.
    It's another great finish Kelly!

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  12. Love it, gorgeous warm cosy colours ready for Fall!

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  13. Very pretty, that quilt. Those colours are really wonderful together.

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  14. I don't think I need to say any more about you turning out all these quilts at high speed, what day do you go back to school?!!! ;) It's completely beautiful :)

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  15. You never cease to amaze me: "oh, I'm thinking of this new quilt to make." A day or 2 later, BAM! there it is, completed. Another beauty. The warm chocolate binding is a great choice.

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  16. Wow, this is a beautiful quilt! I love these french fabrics, gorgeous. And the design is great, lucky grandmother!

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  17. Love it! You are super fast lady :) Your grandmother will love it too, I have no doubt.
    Amanda

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  18. It's beautiful...lovely fabrics!

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  19. That is gorgeous. She is going to love it.

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  20. That is just beautiful fabric! Congratulations on a special quilt!

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  21. Bindings don't have to match. The chocolate is a perfect choice here. I know your grandparents will treasure it! Love that photo you took of it all bundled up with the iron fleurs de lis. :)

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  22. What a beautiful quilt Kelly and that fabric line is gorgeous! As always I really love your label. Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  23. The perfect name for this beauty, I think. I think your choice of binding works just fine. I think all came together beautifully. I'm sure your grandmother will love it.

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  24. It's beautiful. This pattern really makes the fabric stand out. I'm a big fan of French general fabrics and I loved the way you used it.
    Dutch regards
    Dea

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  25. Perfect name :) And you got some wonderful pictures - love the props with it! Love that chocolate binding, too. It does frame it very nicely. And yes - I've always thought south Louisiana is beautiful. Loved the times we've driven across it. Thanks for sharing at TGIFF. :D

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  26. It´s Gorgeous!!!
    Fantastic, Kelly!

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  27. I agree, the brown binding is perfect! It's great quilt with warm cozy colors!

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  28. Kelly, that is so beautiful! I love the way those colors play together! Whoop whoop!!

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  29. Your fabric is gorgeous. The design really highlights it. Thanks for putting the label in, it reminds me that I really need to label my quilts.

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  30. This is gorgeous! I think the pattern would be perfect to use with Winter's Lane fabric. Can you tell me what pattern you used?

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  31. I hope you enjoyed your visit home! And I hope your grandparents loved your quilt. It is so beautiful! Congrats on another great finish and thank you for linking up! Your enthusiasm is catching and I always love to see what you're up to.

    xo -E

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  32. This wonderful fabric requires for a simple pattern. You did as always agreat work. I LOVE it.

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  33. Hi! I've been following your blog for a few months now (LOVE all of your quilts!!!) I used one of your tutorials to make my first quilt :) I somehow missed the fact that you're from South Louisiana! Not only am I from there too, but we have the same last name! I think I love you and your blog even more now ;) Thanks for sharing your great things!

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