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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!



Blossom & Jam is my favorite! It is so sweet! Thanks for the chance to win! HUGS... and stitches

Oh, how I do love Honeysweet! My favourite pattern at the moment is Clover & Jam. I keep pestering hubby to let me order both fabric and pattern!

i love pineapple and figs .. and ohhh this fabric !! is just to die for .. my sewing room has an aqua wall and pale yellow on the rest, and I love orange .. how cool to do a wallhanging for this room !!

Cherry Pie and Sail Away--love them both!

So in love with Fig Tree. Just started a block of the month as a beginner and love it!! I don' t see myself venturing too far as it is my flavor !,,

I just had to purchase "Escargot" to make for all my families new babies. Thanks for the chance to win. Your block would make some sweet baby quilts too!

Looooooving the pattern "Sparkle"!!!! Would love to make for our Grangirlie!!

Do loooove mnay patterns...and your wonderful fabric choices too!! Awesome shop! :)

I have loved your patterns for years. Thanks for being inspiring. Patty

I love love.. love your Clovers & Jam Pattern! Thanks so much for the chance to win! ^^

I really like Clovers and Jam and I would gladly pay for the extra shipping (Because I live in Barcelona, Spain)!
Terrific giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

the minature table topper! Love your fabrics.

Pease make a kit of the 3" block quilt. I love the combination of the colors you chose! I like both the cherry pie and the painted ladies patterns.

I like the "Marigolds" quilt pattern the best. I'm a novice quilter and some of the others are very pretty but too intimidating for me. Would love to win any of the prizes!

I've always loved the pear :)

I love the orange colors that you used in your quilt. So lovely and bright! My favorite pattern is "Jumping Jack", because I love all things British!!

I love the Cherry Pie pattern! It is just so dang cute! But your little Hedgie is a close second to it. She just makes my heart happy!

Enjoyed your post! If I had to pick just one pattern from your store, I'd choose Boardwalk. Thanks for the giveaway!

My new favorite design is Jumping Jacks! Can't wait to make this one. Thanks for the chance at the great giveaway!

Oh my goodness your orange fabric looks good enough to eat.

I am partial to Kiss Me. Butterscotch Tart, Saltwater Taffy, Petit Fours and Peggy Sue are right up there!

One of my favorite patterns is Birdsong. I still really like it, probably because of my love of birds. I enjoyed seeing your block in all the different sizes. Size really does change the look of a quilt. I also signed up for your Craftsy class and am enjoying it so far.

I really love all the fabrics. They are so bright and make me feel very happy and bursting with energy! I dont think we have anything like this in the UK. The Honey sweets threads design is my favourite pattern but I also like the 6" block you were given - the reds and greens really do go together but i wouldn't have tried it. Being new to quilting they excite me and I feel I want to start straight away!

Your blog is one of the very first that I discovered when I began quilting. Last spring I bought the Clovers & Jam pattern and immediately made two quilts! I love the pattern!

Love the Sparkle pattern, and am happily working my way through the Blog Hop!

That Honeysweet fabric is beautiful! I've been trying to getting daughter interested in quilting. Once she discovered your line she has been hooked! She hadn't seen a Fig Tree fabric that she hasn't fallen in love with yet. My current favorite pattern is Jumping Jacks. I bought your kit a short while back & am anxious to dig in & start.

Joanna, I've always loved your Postage Stamp quilts, especially the Winter Robin and Singing in the Rain. Thanks!

I just adore your Cherry Pie Pattern! Love your pattern and fabric colors! You are so brave to make such small blocks and quilts!Orange is so beautiful and you have a talent for making it work with all your ohter fabric colors!

Thank you for sharing your talents and a wonderful treat for a lucky lady!!

All of these blocks are gorgeous and that quilt is beautiful. I love your new line . . . perfect colors for this time of the year.

Love the Honeysweet fabric and all the fresh ideas. I especially like all the orange and green!

I love your new cherry pie pattern. Thanks for the contest.

OMG...I have 3 favorites at the moment...Cherry Pie, Painted Ladies and Three Blind Mice. I luv the HoneySweet line. The orange and aqua are to die for. It is the fabric I am using for my next Moda Bake Shop Project...I hope to have it published late September or early October. Thanks for the chance to win some Fig Tree loveliness!!

Oh I loved what you did with all sizes of the same block. My favourite pattern has always been the Paris Travel Bag. It's on my "list" to make soon.

I like Marigolds!

I like the Painted Ladies: the best, but it is hard to choose. Thanks for the opportunity!

So hard to pick...your fabric is really what makes the quilts. I do love honeysweet mini threads & many more.

OMG... I could never pick one. I guess my current favorite has to be Pineapple & Figs- love that main print!

Love them all. Favorite right now is Sail Away or Jumping Jacks. too hard to choose!!

I think I am in love with the Lollipops- love everyone I have seen.

I like Marigolds too!

My favorite pattern would be the cherry pie although I love the little hex purse and the clovers and jam it is a delightful collection thanks looking forward to using it

The orange in Honeysweet is perfect for pumpkins! Hope you enjoy it!

Embracing the inner orange is something we should all do LOL!

Pineapple & figs is one of my personal favorites too!

So glad that you joined us and that you have found us. Welcome!

Any one of the patterns that uses orange is my favorite right now!

How about the Escargot? Could you get any cuter than that?

Cherry Pie most definitely!

i love all your bag patterns!

Its between Paper Roses and Saltwater Taffy. Love them both!

All those little creatures you make are my favorites- escargot, stanley, 3 blind mice. Too cute!

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