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Today is the day ladies and gentlemen... that day twice a year when we offer our kit pre-orders for the following season WITH FREE SHIPPING!
We are so excited about sharing these with you- they are definitely some of our favorite quilts ever! These are the only ones we will be offering on our pre-order program this time around and the deal couldn't be any better. Basically like our own layaway program, you only have to pay a portion of the kit each month until it arrives!
For more info on each kit, click on the specific kit in our store HERE.
To learn more about how these work scroll to the end for the "fine print".
NAVAJO STARS KIT: 4 STAR VERSION
MINI QUILT BUNDLE KIT: 4 MINI QUILTS IN ONE
SWEET SIXTEEN: AQUA VERSION
HOMESTEAD: FRESH SCRAPPY VERSION
Here is more info:
KIT PRE-ORDER FINE PRINT: PLEASE READ: Pre-ordering a kit is like signing up for a special lay away program here at Fig Tree. We charge you up front for a portion of the kit upon ordering today. The rest of the price of the kit is split into 3 payments that will be charged to your card in July, August and September. The payment will happen around the 10th each month. Somerset is scheduled to ship from the MODA warehouse in September, but we will not know when in September until it actually ships. As soon as we receive it at Fig Tree, we will cut all the kits and get them out to you as fast as we can. Barring any unforeseen delivery problems, the kits will ship by the last week of September/first week of October. If during the next few months your card changes, needs a new expiration date or you need to change the # all together, please just log into your account and make the necessary changes so we can keep the charging schedule. Please stay current. Orders cannot be cancelled and fees cannot be refunded. And finally - pre-orders completed today SHIP FOR FREE! Free shipping is for domestic packages only. If you are outside the US we will give you a partial shipping credit. International customers will be charged shipping when the kit ships.
We have been able to make up some limited kits of 2 of our brand new patterns. Made from current fabrics, the kits are for our TWIRL and our HOMESTEAD patterns, in the "vintage version". Let me explain.
Each of our brand new patterns has been done/shown in two different way on the pattern: in either current or scrappy colors in order to showcase the quilt and to show off its vintage roots AND also in our upcoming Somerset collection. These kits are for those "vintage" versions.
This kit for the TWIRL quilt is made as shown in the pictures, with a mix of our favorite florals from Tapestry, Avalon, California Girl and Honeysweet. I think its a glorious little combination!
The kit for the HOMESTEAD pattern is the "row by row" version done with Bella Solids, MODA Weave and a bit of Honeysweet. It is an awesome, classic quilt that would be perfect for any house collection!
As usual, we will also offer several of our patterns as kits in the Somerset fabrics and the kits will need to be pre ordered on a layaway system of sorts with monthly payments until September. Those kits will become available on Monday and will ship at the end of September/beginning of October.
FABRIC: Entire quilt is made with 1 jelly roll, some binding and cream background yardage!
SIZE: 68" x 68"
KITS:HEREis info on the kit. If you have the pattern and you would like to make yourself up a little kit of your own, you can pick up one of the jelly rolls HERE and purchase 4 yards of our cream background fabric HERE and WE WILL INCLUDE THE BINDING IN YOUR ORDER FOR FREE!
Today we wanted to show you what we are working on at the moment and for our upcoming retail show in October [coming up way too soon!].
We have used one of our brand new patterns [for release in Houston at the end of October] and transformed it into a quick and simple Halloween quilt that we think you might just love as much as we do.
The new pattern is called "Spools Quartet" and this version is "Halloween Spools" and it is made with 12 different warm blacks, soft greys and our signature butterscotch oranges. It is the kind of quilt that comes together in a weekend with simple cutting and construction. Whip one out this week just in time to display for Halloween... really and truly! These blocks are crazy simple with no triangles, using the square, sew and flip method that most of you are probably familiar with.
As you can see in the photos we haven't even had a chance to bind it yet, but we had to show it to you nevertheless! The binding will be the same butterscotch solid as you see on the back of the quilt.
If the pattern looks at all familiar, that is because it was once released as an exclusive Fig Tree Club pattern several years ago and due to its popularity we have decided to recreate it into a standard Fig Tree pattern.
We hope you enjoy the photos. Kit and pattern info will be at the bottom of the post.
Name: Spools Quarter or Halloween Spools
Size: 68" x 68"
Fabric: Can be made with a jelly roll or in this case (12) 1/4 yds. oranges, blacks and greys. The collections in this kit [exactly as shown above] include Tapestry, Little Black Dress, Essential Dots, Bella Solids, Merry Medley, Avalon, Boho, French General and others! Kit includes pattern and solid butterscotch binding.
The fabrics as will be seen on the final pattern in October will be shown out of our current Honeysweet collection as well as the upcoming Mirabelle line, due out in stores in Spring 2014.
Available: Kits are available now with printed patterns. Patterns themselves will be ready by the end of October.
I can't believe that some of my kids have already been out of school for a month and summer is in full swing around here!
It seems like the kids multiply on a daily basis, the ice cream truck comes to a full stop right outside our house every day and just plays his twinkle tune until someone comes out, its too hot to sleep at night and too then too nice to get up in the morning. The iced tea is flowing by the jugful- in fact we bought one of those huge glass jars with the spigot so that everyone can help themselves al day long- and we are generally enjoying the slower pace.
At the same time at work we are trying to catch up like crazy- still haven't managed to post about our Spain trip- and are finishing up a few large projects left and right. Our next collection has gone to print- can you even believe it and the one after that is pretty much ready to go as well. Its crazy!
To take a little break, I decided to make a quilt for myself a few weeks ago. Something just for the summer. I pretty much never get to do that but it was a bit after Market and I had a lull in the workload for a couple of days so my mind started spinning. I started with a group of my favorite Fig Tree florals and went from there. I had always wanted to make a Union Jack quilt ever since I saw the very first one sometime last year. Since then I have seen so many different versions- large and small- pieced and appliqued, scrappy and solid. I somehow never found one that worked exactly for me.
I wanted mine to be all florals and simple to contruct with no fabric waste, so of course I sketched out a pattern and thought of a method to put it together without having to do any crazy constructions or waste any fabric.
This is the result.... JUMPING JACKS! I love this quilt right now. It is a perfect picnic blanket or an "eat your ice cream on the lawn" quilt. It is making me really happy....
... I just love the way the florals play together. Who knew that all the collections would like each other so much!
... absolutely love the way the navy floral makes all the other fabrics pop. Made more of that block than any of the others.
... Gabrielle covered in a "Jumping Jacks" coverall. She actually came up with the name and is very pleased with herself. You know... Union Jack... Jumping Jack... we like to amuse ourselves around here!
For more info, click HERE... because you know that as soon as I started making one for myself, I thought you might want to make one too!
On Friday I am hoping to show you the table runner we also made with some of the leftover blocks from the quilt [the kit has enough florals to make 2 quilts or a quilt and pillows or a table runner or anything else you can come up with!!]
We are back from our teaching adventures in Spain and will have some fun photos to share from the trip soon! Today I wanted to make sure that everyone knows about our KIT PRE-ORDERS available now through THIS FRIDAY ONLY!
We are offering PRE-ORDERS on three kits that we will be offering from our HONEYSWEET collection due out in stores in Septemer, '13.
But you have to order by this Friday to be included in the kit count!
Given that it's a pre-order, you only pay a small portion of your kits now and the rest is charged to your card in monthly installments until it ships. ITS LIKE YOUR OWN PERSONAL FIG TREE LAYAWAY PLAN! This way you can get more than one kit if you are a die hard Fig Tree fan and only pay a portion each month!
What's not to love about that plan?
So, first up....
CLOVERS & JAM
Its a perfect way to start a quilt, really... you start with a jelly roll so the strips are all cut for you and add a soft ivory background and you are on your way to sewing in no time! Large graphic blocks are so simple to construct and you will be in awe of how quickly this one comes together!
Each 16" block really shows off the fabric and its fabulous graphic shape at the same time. This is one of those quilts that you might want to make over and over again!
Each kit contains all the fabric you see here from our HONEYSWEET collection to make the quilt top along with a pattern and the binding fabric.
Perfect little blocks that are simple to make and have such a beautiful impact. Who doesn't love butterflies? Classy enough for the living room and charming enough for the little girl in your life.
These butterflies are simply constructed with squares and rectangles, no triangles whatsoever and can be done by any level of quilter! You will love each and every one of these little gals as you make them!
And last but not least, for those of you who missed the AVALON version of this lovely kit, here is the HONEYSWEET version of this best selling project...
We all know that there is just something about cherries on a quilt.... well, something irresistible! Maybe its because it makes most of us feel like summer or because its such a nostalgic, retro feeling image, but if you put a cherry on it, it will definitely make you smile! These cherry blocks are simple and straightforward to piece with no templates or special methods and the result is just perfect! Happy cherry picking!
Each kit contains all the fabric you see here from our HONEYSWEET collection and a solid cream background to make the quilt top along with a pattern and the binding fabric.
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For more info about the KIT PR-ORDERS, CLICK HERE.
Remember, these are only available for pre-order through this friday...
As usual, the week before Market is a flurry and frenzy of activity around here. No matter how much earlier we think we will be ready, there is always stuff to do at the end that can only be done... well, at the end!
We have been showing lots of little sneak peaks on facebook over the last couple of weeks so if you havnen't visited or "liked us" there yet, you might want to head on over and check it out!
We have 9 new patterns to debut in Portland at Quilt Market next week and we are hoping to have them all done and off to print before we leave. Several of them are already done and waiting to be stuffed into baggies as we speak! Yeah for having some things done early this time around!!
The first pattern we let you peek at is possibly my favorite this time around. Of course you know that the second I say that, I will have another favorite take its place LOL!
The CHERRY PIE pattern was such a hit in our office that we decided to kit it early out of our AVALON fabrics and they have been selling like crazy! We have just made up our last batch of kits and put them up on the site so if you have been waiting or thinking, now is your chance!!
Here are a few shots of the yumminess that is CHERRY PIE!
... you gotta love the yummy quilting in those fabulous white spaces!
... flat shot of the AVALON version.
... love those cherries. I am starting to think of putting these blocks on all kinds of things this summer... pillows and a table topper to start!
... flat shot of the HONEYSWEET version.
NAME: Cherry Pie
SIZE: 63" x 80 [blocks are 9" x 9 3/4" each]
FABRIC: The styled sample above is made from our AVALON collection with a bit of TAPESTRY thrown in for variety. The flat shot at the end is made up from our upcoming HONEYSWEET collection that we will be showing in Portland.
ETC: These cherries can easily be made with 1/4 yds. or fat quarters as well. The background used is either MODA BELLA SNOW or the cream tone on tone that comes with our collections, either AVALON or HONEYSWEET.
The kits are available now. The pattern will be available in another few days in both printed and pdf format!
On the 10th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, ten Lords a Leaping.
Now unlike nine Ladies Dancing, I could really come up with some good ideas for what ten Lords a Leaping might do around here! Just kidding! But seriously, could you imagine what I could get done around here with Ten Lords a Leaping? They could accomplish a whole lot as far as I'm concerned, leaping might even help!
On perhaps a more practical note, I know that many of you have been patiently waiting for us to introduce our AVALON PRE-ORDER KITS. We did intend to have them be the very last day of our 12 DAYS SALE, but our own ordering schedule got bumped up a bit more than expected so here they are today. Now, remember, the beauty of a PRE-ORDER is that today you get to be your own Santa and only pay for a small portion of your goodie this month and save the rest for next year... literally!
So first up.....
LOLLIPOPS: The original large scale version
... the classic, graphic version of our poplular pattern is beyond stunning and completely doable. Here is the "official" description:
This 81” x 81” version of our popular Lollipops pattern is not only a joy
to make, but creates an amazing graphic statement when finished. Based on a
lovely soft grey/tan background, it is bordered by a fresh cream floral, giving
the whole project a nostalgic, retro feel. The blades of the (9) large blocks
are made from a jelly roll [less cutting for you!] and a cream background. The
blocks are topstitched onto the backgrounds and no templates or applique of any
kind is necessary. You will love this method of making traditional blocks
anything but traditional- I promise! The posts can be made with the sweet
cherry print or strip leftovers [you have both choices within the kit] and the
quilt is bound with a solid red. This is a must have project for any time of
the year and is destined to become a favorite!
... both retro and romantic all at the same time.
... same exact quilt, just done on a crream background. If you specify cream in your order notes, we can substitute the tan/grey for the cream.
LITTLE LOLLIES: the Avalon Retro Beach Version
If you haven't already caught on, this is the most fun quilt to make that we've come up with in a long time and we can't seem to stop!
The "official" description:
This 61” x 77” version of our popular Lollipops
pattern is like the fresh, more whimsical version of its larger more imposing
cousin. Based on a soft ivory background, the (12) blocks are made entirely
from the strips of a jelly roll [making the cutting a snap for you] and sashed
with one of my favorites in the entire collection, small red cherries on an
ivory background. I seriously want to put that fabric in every quilt I make
these days! The blocks are topstitched onto the backgrounds and no templates or
applique of any kind is necessary. You will love this method of making
traditional blocks anything but traditional- I promise! Can’t you just see
those blocks twirling in the wind like pinwheels? The posts are made from strip
leftovers and the quilt is bound with a classic navy dot. We have created this
quilt in at least 4 different versions so far and we don’t seem to be tiring of
it any time soon. Each new fabric combination seems to create an entirely new
masterpiece each time and it just makes us want to create new ones. It really
doesn’t look like you can get tired of making this one!
And last but most certainly not least...
So many have asked about this pattern and this kit and here it finally is. The pattern is up on the stie as well but we really think you might just have to have this little lovely!
There is just something so classic and clean about this quilt and even though it is a bit out of my standard range, I am completely in love with its feel!
The "official" description:
Given the fresh, retro and slightly nautical feel
of our upcoming AVALON collection, we couldn’t help but branch out into a Fig
Tree version of a classic sail boat pattern! It was received to rave reviews at
Market and we can’t wait to share it with you in this kit. We can see this
quilt in so many settings- a seaside cottage, a light modern home, a young
boy’s room, as a part of an Americana quilt collection and in so many other
venues. I think I might create a summer look around it this upcoming year!
Based on a Layer Cake and a few additions, this project is a lot of fun to make
and easy enough to tackle one block at a time. Each boat is done from nothing
more than squares and half square triangles and we promise that you will enjoy
seeing each and every boat come together! The background and outer border are made
from the beautiful soft, aqua, mottled solid that comes with this group and the
waves are created with all of the cream prints in the collection. The quilt is
bordered by a whimsical “fat” sawtooth border and bound in a solid red. You
don’t want to miss out on this one!
... don't they just feel like they are sailing?
... love the quilting on this one!
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For ordering info on any of the projects above, CLICK HERE.
We are currently at the Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara CA, enjoying the quilt world with so many of you! If you are local or have travelled to the show as so many of you have, we hope you will come and see us at our Fig Tree booth. We are in the usual spot in the 500's with a lot of new goodies and patterns to share! We will post booth and show pictures in the next couple of days I promise.
For now, we wanted to share with you one of our newest patterns and the Halloween version of this quilt that we have made especially for the show and in honor of this month....
Introducing, the Lollipops pattern in our Halloween Pops version. We know this is a bit different from our usual color palette and style but we are in love with this quilt and can't wait for it to come home and enjoy some time on our couch.
We have saved a few kits for you all just in case you are not able to come and visit us in the booth. For more info click HERE...
... we apologize for the convention center lighting, this is the best we could do for today.
The pattern, Lollipops, has several other versions of the modified Dresden Plate block as seen here and we will show you more this weekend. Once we show you all the versions of the pattern you'll have to tell us which is your favorite [only this version has a kit for now].
Believe it or not but all of these blocks are made with 2 1/2" strips and no templates to sew! If you are familiar with our Papillon pattern or the Dresden Plate pattern in our Fresh Vintage #16, this uses the same method but even simplified. We even figured out a way to get a perfectly flat "plate" each and every time with a little hint. You gotta love that.
The kids are already fighting over who gets it in their room first. I guess its going to be another game of ro-sham-bo at our house. I have absolutely no idea how to actually spell that but I think you know what I mean!
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