We interrupt this program...
Pattern Showcase #4


Not the actual kind unfortunately, since that really needs to be happening around here right about now, but the quilting kind. Although if anyone has any offers to help with the actual kind.... well, let's just say that I am ready and willing to make a deal :-)!!


Just a couple of things that many of you might want to know...




All of the Halloween Pops have shipped as of last week. This kit was so crazy popular that we re-ordered fabric several times and made as many kits as we could. We are still getting emails about whether or not we might be able to make more but we just can't. We are so sorry for those of you who missed out. We really did try to make as many as we possibly could!


[On a little side note, we are working on a new version of this quilt. Can we say a little Christmas? Stay tuned for sneak peeks...]


Many of you have asked about the fabrics we used for the Halloween version. We did not work with one collection on this kit, nor did we stick to just Fig Tree fabrics. Here are some suggestions for fabrics if you would like to make your own...


The oranges are perfect from our brand new TAPESTRY collection. Out in stores as of this week so be sure to go and get some of those yummy oranges before they dissapear. Other Fig Tree lines that have the same orange... Mill House Inn and Breakfast at Tiffany's are also great if you happen to have those in your stash.

Another great orange fabric that we used in the kit was the houndstooth from Deb Strain's GIVE THANKS collection. That was perfect for this quilt.

We have found the same tone of orange also in Sandy Gervais' GRAND FINALE group as well as pretty similiar to Sweetwater's, LUCY'S CRAB SHACK, line.

The solid that we used for both the blades and the center circles is the MODA BELLA SOLID, Golden Wheat. 



We used black fabrics from Deb Strain's GIVE THANKS [black houndstooth], Basic Grey's LITTLE BLACK DRESS, Sandy Gervais' MERRY MEDLEY, MODA ESSENTIAL DOTS and others.



We used MODA BELLA SNOW and AMERICAN JANE PINDOT for the backgrounds. We used MODA ESSENTIAL DOTS in eggshell or the MODA BELLA SOLID in parchment. We love both of those.




We have a few, really just a few, backings available for those of you who purchased HALLOWEEN POPS kit. The links are here for those of you interested....






Many of you have emailed or expressed an interest in a kit of the Milky Way pattern, in any number of varieties. We will have Christmas versions of this pattern kitted up as a part of our 2nd Annual 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS sale. If you would like to be on a pre-order list for that kit, please contact us.

We did have several of the Milky Way kits made up of TAPESTRY, left from our retail show last month. Once the dust settles on all of the other kits going out this week, we will let you know if we still have any available.

We will also make up this pattern in the patriotic colorway in the Spring so you can always stay tuned for that if Americana is more your cup of tea.



No, we are not done with these yet. In fact stay tuned for another one later today!


Speaking of 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS... stay tuned for upcoming information about that fun and crazy event!


Talk to you soon,




Love the Milky Way pattern - is it available in pdf format?

Can't wait to see the Christmas version!


I am staking a claim on the Milky Way in Tapestry! The Christmas one sounds very tempting!

Thank you for this: have been looking for the perfect darker (fig-tree friendly) neutral. Have enjoyed using the lovely taupe dot from Strawberry Fields, but will definately give Bella parchment a try! x

Please put me on the per-order list for the Christmas version of Milky Way. Both are wonderful. I'll be cleaning my house while I wait and thinking of yours!

I'm putting my order in early for that patriotic Milky Way!!! I just love your designs and your fabric. Thank you for always bring us the very best of your "gifts". Michele from Nebraksa

I love my Halloween POps Quilt Kit and will have it ready for next year.I am looking forward to the Christmas Version.Keep me in mind

I can't wait to see the Christmas version. And 12 Days - when will it start? I need to start saving. So excited! I'm on a Fig Tree kick lately.

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The 12 Days of Christmas will start on the day after Thanksgiving. Stay tuned for more info on the blog.

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