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Fig Tree on the MODA BLOG HOP!


Welcome to Fig Tree everybody and Good Morning!



Today is Fig Tree day on the MODA Blog Hop, SIZE MATTERS. If you haven't been following along yet, click HERE for a list of all the designers who are particating [cool block downloads and giveways at each stop so its definitely worth your time to go and find out what everyone is up to], including all the lovely designers that have gone before us and those that are still to come].

In each designers post, you should be able to find a free downloadable pattern for their block in a variety of sizes. MODA will post a finishing pattern HERE [at the CUTTING TABLE] at the end of the hop so that you can create a wonderful sampler when you are done. Sounds like a whole lot of fun to me!

For those of you you who are new to our little corner of the fabric world, I'm Joanna and I am the go-to-gal behind Fig Tree & Company. I love everything about fabric and design and I can't imagine having any other job in the world! I have been working with MODA for about a decade now [oh my goodness, how can that be?], have created more fabric collections than I can count [see the side of the blog to take a peek at most of them], have created more patterns than should be legal [check out our store if you want to puruse the collection] and have written several books, WITH FABRIC & THREAD being the most recent. I also love to teach about fabric and quilting and this year I have had the honor of teaching in Norway, Spain as well as throughout the US. Just a few weeks ago, we launched my first Craftsy class so that a little bit of Fig Tree can be accessible to anyone interested! Click HERE for more info about that and for a special discount!


There are three of us a day and today I am sharing the day with the talented Malka and the amazing Camille so be sure to pop on over there to see what those lovely ladies have been up to and why SIZE MATTERS to them!


... our upcoming HONEYSWEET group.



Download the instructions to my block HERE.

I don't know what the official name for this block is but "X MARKS THE SPOT"  sounds like a pretty good interpretation to me.


When I first looked at the block [back in the Spring when we started creating all these goodies for Spring Market] and thought about what I was going to do with it, I immediately thought about one of the bigger sizes. I figured it would make the quilt faster and easier to construct and I would be able to showcase the fabric better. Because let's be honest sometimes bigger really is better, especially when it means that you can be done faster!  

So I made the 12" size. And then I joined 4 of them together to create a secondary block...


Then I thought it would be nice to try the next size down and I made the 6" size. And then I made 4 of those together as well, because I was on a roll...

Red blocks

Well, then I realized that lately I have been enjoying making miniature versions of some of my larger favorite blocks [like with our Honeysweet mini Threads pattern that uses HONEYSWEET mini charms, pictured below], so I made the tiny 3" version.


... Honeysweets "Threads" patttern. Made with MODA mini charms.



I decided I liked this 3" one the best and continued on to make 32 more 3" blocks and set it together to create this little table topper....




Keep on reading to see what fun thing we are going to do with this project! 



Lifesaversblog  ... our LIFESAVERS blocks, using a fabulously simple method for making these intricate looking blocks. Also in our CRAFTSY class!


We are busy getting ready for our brand new fall collection to hit store shelves any day now [due to ship to stores in September].

In case you haven't alreay figured it out, it is called HONEYSWEET and I really think it is so perfect for this time of the year, even though it is great for many other seasons and projects as well. It is full of raspberry reds, persimmon oranges, a variety of greens and aquas, on a base of ivory and peach, grounded with a taupey brown. Yum!

Cherriesblog  ... Cherry Pie pattern.

 We have had so much fun with this line and even though I am now busy working with the next collection that we will be showing in Houston this fall [sneak peeks were shown on our facebook recently if you haven't had a chance to see] as well as designing the next one [way too early to show you anything from that one yet], I still haven't grown tired of HONEYSWEET, probably since it has those fabulous oranges and aquas that I am so in love with right now.


Speaking of oranges... we are working on a new kit that has oranges, greys and blacks in it and will be ready soon so be sure you check back for that as those Halloween flavored items seem to dissapear around here faster than we can make them! More info coming soon!

But back to SIZE. We have created some TINY things with this collection...


... our little HEXIES purse pattern made from the yummy HONEYCOMBS. 

And some rather GRAND things....

Cloversblog  ... our CLOVERS & JAM pattern made from just 1 jelly roll  and some background fabric to make a 71" x 71" quilt!

And I truly can't tell you that I have a favorite between the two of them! So I guess the moral of this story is that .... size doesn't really matter at all in the end!



Of course we are doing a giveway- what would a blog hop be without one?! Hopefully you have actually read through the whole post to see what's new instead of just skipping to this part :-).

We are going to givewaway a couple things to a couple lucky winners:

1- A Honeysweet precut.Not sure what this will be yet- it all depends on what MODA can dig up and send on over!

2- The finished little quilt that we showed above made from our 3" blocks. We already have some stores that have entered that particular giveway at Market and now we are going to add in all of you to choose the final winner!

3- A bundle of our newest patterns.

To be entered, you need to LEAVE A COMMENT AND tell us what Fig Tree pattern in our store is your favorite [current favorite at least, since we all know how fickle we can be when it comes to our favorite patterns].

But just as importantly you need to come back next week and see who the winners are so you don't miss out. If we don't hear back from you for 2 days after we announce, we will redraw for that particular prize.

[international winners will need to pay for the additional shipping]

And since we have been wanting to have a sale lately and haven't had a chance, today is the day!  SO WE ARE HAVING A SALE TOO! 15% OFF all patterns in the store... patterns of any kind and any size and any format! Just this week though, so take a look around!

Have fun and we'll see you next week for the end of the hop and the winners!


I love your lollipops and sail away patterns. I think I'm strongly influence because I am so in love with your Avalon line of fabrics. :)

I love Clovers & Jam and Sweet Caroline. It is hard to pick just one favorite! :P

Three blind mice followed closely by Cherry Pie are my favorites. Thanks for the chance to win.

Pick just one. Are you kidding!!!! I'll narrow it down to 3 Clover and Jam, Cherry Pie, and Daisy Chain. But I love all of them. Your patterns and fabrics are so gooood!!!! Thanks for the chance.

How do I decide on a favorite? I think the skate vintage postage stamp! Thanks for the chance to win.

Cherry Pie is my favorite pattern and I absolutely love your Honeysweet fabric line. Your fabric collections are always so warm and inviting. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Cherry Pie is so cute and the red just pulls you in. It is a wonderful technique that looks so like applique. It tricks the eye

Painted Ladies is lovely! Your fabrics are so beautiful and I can't imagine winning that quilt!! Or any of the prizes for that matter :) Love your block, just awesome!

I like several patterns so it's hard to pick one, but I think Jelly Stars would be my first choice

I love you orange fabrics, so fresh looking. I believe I like the French Quarter Pattern best.

Thank You,

I like your Saltwater Taffy pattern the best! I'm a sucker for Pinwheels though. Those oranges in Honeysweet are perfect. It is hard to find a good orange fabric!

I absolutely love Honey Sweet. It's so warm and cozy.

Love the smarties pattern but am totally in love with clover and jam! Thanks so much and great block!

Wow, you're not kidding about having a lot of patterns! As for my favorite, it's a toss-up between "Clovers & Jam" (big & bold) and "Hexies" (so tiny & cute). Your "Honeysweet" fabrics are beautiful. I don't usually go for orange, but the ones in your line are great.

To leave a comment is not a hard thing to do... But to choose a pattern. A love your patterns. Looking in your shop they all have something that makes you smile.
I love a lot of the little project. The pears are just lovely. From the quilts, if I have to choose, I love Smarties and Sparkle the most.

How do we pick just one? Lots of pretty and cute patterns as a matter of fact I ordered two downloadable ones because I didn't want to have to wait for them to come.

Thanks for sharing and being a part of blog.

My favorite pattern right now is the little hexie purse. I have already purchased the pattern and waiting for the new fabric to arrive at my local quilt shop. I love, love, love all of your fabric collections. Well done on another winner.

I got n hour looking at all the patterns, not an easy choice. Milky Way is my favourite today!

I love the new Honey Sweet colors. My favorite pattern right now is the Hexie Purse as I'm currently working on it. I bought the pre-cut hexies and its going together really well. Funzo!

Wowie, I would like to sew your cute table topper using the same fabrics ;-).
The shop pattern I like is Sparkle because it's fun sewing stars.

I like Union Jack and the little Hedgehog appliqué pattern. And I like the new X marks the Spot. And, and, and...

Hi Joanna, I love your pattern "Singing in the Rain", it is adorable. I love the colors of your new fabric line too! Thank you for sharing!

I like just about all of your patterns, but right now, thinking of little holiday surprises, I am in love with that little hexie purse. Thanks for such a great giveaway.

I absolutely love Pineapple & Figs, but Life Savers looks like fun too! Love all of your fabric lines - enjoying your Craftsy class too!

I love the clover pattern. I am enrolled in your craftsy class and I thoroughly enjoy your teaching style and the beautiful patterns you showed. The lollipop quilt is my absolute favorite from the class and I already have one in the works.

I adore your Cherry Pie pattern~! Love you block and thank you for the giveaway.

Wow, orange is my favorite color, and the pattern ,Painted Ladies is my favorite!

I love the Cherry Pie pattern, although it's pretty hard to pick one. Beautiful fabrics, each and every one!

Love the 3 Blind Mice pattern - so cute!!

I love Painted Ladies and Jelly Girls. Your fabric lines are to drool over! The colors are so warm and inviting and truly are as tempting if not more than chocolate. I can't wait to see what you come up with next.

I'm from the UK so Jumping Jacks is my current favourite pattern, hands down!! I also love your Avalon line, such lovely blend of colours!

I like Pineapple and Figs. Love your fabric! Thanks for the chance to win!

I like your Clover and Jam pattern. It is so unique! I love all of your gorgeous fabrics! Lana

Can't wait to do the "threads" quilt! Your patterns and fabric are soooo darling!
Bev in Oregon

my favorite pattern is the tomato pin cushion. I am a huge vegetable gardener and I have made many pin cushions to give as gifts!!

I'm torn between "Three Blind Mice" (Simple, sweet and versatile!) and "Milky Way",(elegant and also versatile...would make a lovely Christmas quilt!)

I love the stems pattern!

I love your Liberty pattern but your new patterns done in that apricot color are great!

HEXIES is my new favorite pattern, I am going to have to get on it and order one.
By the way I LOVE your style.

I like Stems and Clovers and Jam - of course your fabric is great, so they all look good! Thanks for the giveaway!

I love the Clovers and Jam pattern, and all your fabrics.

I just LOVE the block made with the pinks and green, now that would make a nice quilt!!

The Honeycombs are adorable and I need to make (many) of the Hexie purses!! Genius! Your fabrics are a pleasure to work with.

My current favorite pattern is Checkerboard Stars because I am currently stitching on the binding, finally!! Yeah for a finished Fig Tree project!

Looking forward to your new line coming out soon! Love so many of your patterns, but a fav is Lollipops! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Love the oranges in the honeysweet

I like clover and jam the best

Hard to choose, but love Lollipops!

I love your fabrics and patterns. That said right now my favorite pattern is Magnolia Dreams. My favorite forever pattern is the cover pattern from your Houses book. Thanks for the opportunity.

Love all your fabric, and as far as patterns, tough to pick a favorite, but I'll go with Sparkle! Thanks for the opportunity!

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