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Fig Tree on the MODA BLOG HOP!

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Welcome to Fig Tree everybody and Good Morning!

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SO HERE IS THE SKINNY:

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!


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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!


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... our upcoming HONEYSWEET group.

 

SO HERE IS MY CONTRIBUTION TO THE FESTIVITIES:

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.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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

 

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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....

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

 

SO HERE IS WHAT IS NEW WITH ME & FIG TREE:

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.

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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...

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... 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!

 

GIVEAWAY

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!

Comments

I love Clover and Jam, but actually I can't pick one - Fig Tree has been a favorite of mine for years now. Honeysweet is SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET. Loving the aqua and orange - I am learning to embrace my inner orange:)

Dear Joanna, I love and cherish both of your books and the projects I have made from them! Honeysweet is a gorgeous fabric line - those raspberries and aquas will be perfect for my still all time favorite pattern "Singing in the rain" - just love the little birdies!

I love the postage stamp with the ice skates! Thanks for the chance to win.

I am highly fickle too but Stems has been a firm favourite for a long time - I have the pattern and just need to find the time to make it! I have seen some beautiful rainbow stems recently which makes me want to make it all the more x

My favorite pattern is Painted Ladies. I have it all cut out from Avalon fabric and am ready to sew. I just love the luscious colors of all your fabric lines. Reminds me of juicy, ripe fruit.

I love, love, love the Honeysweet fabric collection! Did I mention that I love the Honeysweet fabric collection? My favorite pattern currently is the Lifesaver pattern. Thank you so much for creating such lovely designs. Blessings!

So many great patterns...today's favorite is Lollipops, but I'm glad you acknowledge that it's okay to change our minds. I really love your new favorite color combo...so super cute made up in that table topper!

Joanna, I am in love with Honeysweets Fabric, especially the orange and aqua, and will definitely be purchasing some soon, but my favorite pattern is Hazel the Hedgehog, probably because I have 5 little great granddaughters that would just love to receive a quilt from GGramma using that pattern.

Love the Lollipops quilt, but all your others are wonderful also. Your fabrics and patterns are jusr awesome. love a chance to win!

I love the Cinderella pumpkins pattern! It's too cute and perfect for fall!

I love Sweet Caroline...any quilt block involving baskets appeals to me! Love your fabrics - they are always my favorites!!

Can't wait for your next black and orange and grey offering, I've missed out the last times!

Clovers and Jam is my fav of yours at the moment! I want to make another quilt and I am thinking this is it, but I want to wait for Honeysweet :) Thank you for the chance to win!

I love the Cherry Pie quilt! Thank you for the opportunity!

Love the Threads pattern. Looks like an ornament and would be great for Christmas.

I have been admiring the Jumping Jacks pattern, but like several others also.....thanks for participating in such a fun blog hop.

I think my current favorite is Sparkle. But that could change since you have so many beautiful patterns! Thanks for the chance to win.

I just recieved the Honeysweet fat quarter pack. It's too pretty to unwrap! I really love your fabric palette and patterns, I own all of your books! Wish I had started to collect your fabric earlier. I think the Cherry pie would make a lovely table cover for my kitchen.

Love your Honeysweet collection. Beautiful. I really like the Lifesaver pattern and all the Stamps Pattern. Going to look for the Honeysweet fabric on my next shopping trip to Penn.

Love Honeysweet! My fave pattern is Chicken Scratch. Thanks for the cute block!

I like Smarties - because who couldn't use another table runner! ;-) Thanks for the opportunity to win!

I really like the Sweet Caroline pattern. Honeysweet is a beautiful collection, but I love all your fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.

Loooove the cherry pattern!!!

I really would like to make a Lifesavers quilt because I LOVE LOVE LOVE anything circles! I also want to have a go at those cutie little hexagon pouches! And I just wanted to say I love the blue in this fabric line!

I love your Clovers and Jam pattern! Also Painted Ladies and...and...the list goes on and on. I just purchased your new book and have only had time to flip through it quickly, but I can't wait to really dive into it. Thank you for your wonderful blog and the opportunity to win.

I love the Pineapple and Figs Pattern. Have always loved this block. Thanks for the give away and a chance to win.

I have my eye on Papillon and of course Painted Ladies caught my eye. I have always wanted to make a butterfly quilt.I love all your designs.

just love Lollipops - and the Halloween version is too cute!

Do I have to choose just one...well, at this moment, I would choose Clovers and Jam. Your fabric lines are gorgeous and I can't wait to see what is around the corner with the next line! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win some treats!

I have alot of new favorites and old: Lollipops, Lifesavers, and Cherry Pie! You bring out my girly side ;) Will check out your class too!

A favorite fig tree pattern? Impossible to choose! I just finished binding the log cabin quilt, but am super excited to start with the Christmas version of Milky Way, so I'll say that is today's favorite. I can, however, say that the Honeysweet fabric is so, so beautiful and I'm toted to order a second fat quarter bundle-I don't ever want to run out!!

Oh..honeysweet is just tooooo adorable. Hard to pick ONE pattern that I love the most. I just took your Craftsy class, so I am going to say Lollipops. XXX

So many choices, but Sweet Caroline would be my favorite at the moment. Love Honeysweet. The colors are beautiful! Thanks for the pattern and giveaway!

Snowflake Rose is my favorite! I just finished making one of the Three Blind Mice and he is adorable. I guess I will have to make him his two buddies... Thanks for the chance to win!

You have so many wonderful patterns. It's hard to choose, but I really like the Honey Sweets Threads pattern and the Butterscotch Tarts. I can't wait to see what you are coming up with for Halloween.

Oh...that little Hexagon purse is just adorable and what a cute little project. That is just one of my favorites....love them all. Thanks

My favorite at the moment is Sweet Caroline, but I have several of your designs on my must-do list.

I didn't realize you had so many wonderful patterns. My favorite would have to be either Butterscotch Tarts or Rosettes which would be perfect for Honeysweet. Thanks for a chance to win.

My favorite pattern at the moment is Painted Ladies - love the pattern and the fabrics used in the original!

Thank you!

The tootsie pop pattern is my current favorite. I adore that 3" block -- and Honeysweet makes me happy! :-)

Can't wait for these cheery fabrics to hit my local store!! jmh

I have soooo many favorite patterns from you that it's difficult to choose. But I do favor" petit four" as one of them. I love basket quilts.

LOVE ALL YOUR FABRICS BUT THE ORANGE IS MY FAV.
CAN NOT PICK A FAV. PATTERN AS LOVE THEM ALL

What a great blog! I am in your craftsy class and love how you keep giving hints about details in quilting. I love Honeysweet but am looking for fabric for Painted Ladies. I think you have a taupe background fabric in one of your collections...do you think that would "work"?. Thanks so much.
Kathleen

I love Sweet Caroline! Thanks for your inspiration!

I just finished up a top with your Patisserie line and it made me so happy to work with it, thanks!

I love the clovers and jam but they are all fabulous! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

I love the cherry pie pattern. Jane

Lollipops is my favorite pattern right now. Thanks for the block and for the giveaway. Would love to win!

Love the Cherry pattern..very summery and kitchens..like the colors , bright and appealing. I look forward to your blogs and see that they are bringing me back to my love of quilting. So many projects unfinished, but plans are getting rolling to finish them!
Susan

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