Red & White Quilt Show: Part 2
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Spell it With Fabric: Fig Tree Style


Welcome to the SPELL IT WITH FABRIC Blog Hop! If you didn't start following along yesterday [the first day of the hop] then you really should go back to yesterday's posts of A, B & C and learn some great things about Aneela, Anne, Sandy and Bonnie!

Today's posts will be D, E & F [that's us :-). If you follow along for the entire hop not only will you learn some fun things about all of us designers but you will also be able to collect all the letters of the alphabet as you go and enter to win some amazing giveaways in the process. Sounds like a party to me... Hope you join us!

Click HERE to go to the MODA CUTTING TABLE blog and get the list of everyone who will be posting on each day.

TODAY, here is the lineup.

Piecing Directions -
Deb Strain -
Kathy Schmitz -
Fig Tree and Co. -


I am pretty sure I don’t nee to explain that one to you. I have been categorized under F from the day I married the Fig. My maiden name is Polish and started with a W and has no vowels and no one could ever pronounce it. I am happy to be the Fig. Although in order to have it continue, I did saddle all three of my children with it as one of two middle names. Oh well, I guess they will have to be spelling it for people for the rest of their lives too.

Sometimes we call the kids Figlets. They love that..... especially the teenagers! That was also the name of my very first business, Figlets, before it became Fig Tree. Its a good thing we love the fruit!


Click HERE to download our letter, F. We went a bit scrappy with ours using a mini charm pack of Mirabelle to have a little fun but you can go either plain with yours or scrappy like our version.


We thought most of these letters were a perfect opportunity to use up your scraps or mini charm packs! Ours will end up in a quilt with other scrappy letters.... some day later this year.

If fact not only have we done the F, but we have done many patterns over the years with letters in them. Most recently, we did the LOVE YOU MORE pattern.






... the teenagers favorite quilt, a 2 color LOVE YOU MORE quilt with a cream SNUGGLE backing. He won't share this one.




Before that we did many series with words and numbers in them. One of my favorites would have to be BUNNY DUET or SINGING IN THE RAIN... a little bit perfect for this time of the year.



A little disclaimer: we were all asked to give all our answers with our letter. In my case, that would be F. When I first started writing this post, I couldn't think of anything that I wanted to write about that started with the letter F. I mean NOTHING. Other than FIGS... and that seemed a bit too obvous to write about.

So then I thought about writing a little disclaimer, about thanking Lissa for her creativity as always but that I was drawing a total blank and would have to use whatever I could come up with....

And then as soon as I decided that I just couldn't do it, the F's started coming...

I thought that I might tell you that I love lots of odd things like FRESH RADISHES with salt and butter, FETA CHEESE on almost anything and FIGURE 8's. I would be sharing that I love FAIRTYTALES, that I will never get a FACELIFT, that I really value FAITH and FAIRNESS, that I have a total thing for FALAFELS [I have in the process converted the whole family to love them in the process] and that I have always wanted to be a FARM GIRL in the worst possible way. I am always working on the husband to build me a chicken coop.

I would tell you that I am at least a little bit of a FEMINIST and that I would give anything to gather FIREFLIES in a jar again. I would share with you that I have always wanted to be a FLORIST [my dad and I even went as far as researching it several times earlier in my life] and that I collect FOLK ART of many different varieties. I would share that I think FOXGLOVES are quite beautiful even if they are poisonous and that my dad's favorite flower was always a FREESIA. I will be planting some of those soon to remember him.There is something about that scent.

I think FRECKLES are cute, especially on your nose. I would admit that I tried to play FRISBEE golf in college because the boy I liked did it and that I sucked. I would have to add that I have a soft spot for FRENCH FRIES, even though I know they are so bad for you! I would tell you that I do indeed love FIGS and that my blog is called FRESH FIGS.


I would have to add that one of my favorite things in the whole world is FABRIC. Fabric is like no other medium. It already has a palette in each and every piece. It speaks to me, in clear and precise ways. It really talks. Like a person and tells me what it wants to go with and who it wants to play with. We have a real relationship, FABRIC and me.

I would end by telling you that I love being a FIG. And that I can't think of anything I would rather be doing for work than FIG TREE & CO.

Thanks for going with the whole F thing with me!


As for what we're working on now.... we have MIRABELLE coming out next month and we can't wait to see what you all will make with it. The precuts are here now and will be on the stie soon... as soon as we can determine all of the ones that need to be set aside for our upcoming kits...

We have a few wonderful nostalgic tins available now after all our orders have gone out. If you like that kind of stuff, you might want to SEE the few that we have in new...


My favorite MIRABELLE pattern today is probably HUGS and CAROUSEL... just can't pick one I guess. I am definitely FICKLE that way :-).




Leave us a comment with WHAT KIND OF QUILT PATTERN YOU WANT TO SEE FROM FIG TREE IN THIS NEXT MARKET RELEASE [it can be a block or a style or anything you can dream up] and we will enter you into the drawings that will be held on the last day of the HOP on February 28.... who knows what you might win!

In fact, if we use your idea, we will send you some extra goodies for the inspiration. Thanks for playing along!





What you want, I LOVE all your patterns !

I love the Tree of Life and it's variants. Could you do a fig tree Tree of Life, if you haven't already?

I would like to see something with applique..

I enjoy gifts made from pre cuts, jelly rolls and charm packs. Your designs would make any gift recipient happy.

Your patterns are ALL so beautiful that I know I will love anything you design for market.

Ive wanted to do a pickle dish forever!! So far I have not been able to figure out how to make this one easier!


I love fresh figs and Fig Tree Quilts and Fig Tree Quilt fabric that is so feminine. I would love to see a Trip Around the World quilt with as many of your past, current and future fabrics. It would be a fabulous picture for you and other Fig Tree Quilt followers. Like favorite old dresses made into quilts. This was a fun exercise and I'd love to win some of your new fabric too. Thank you.

i am so traditional that I always LOVE log cabin blocks, but they can sure be jazzed these days! So i guess my request would be for a modern log cabin set with some great fresh fabrics and unusual color placement.

I just happen to have a stack of fat quarters from more than one of your collections. It is quite the assortment. Would like to see some type of pattern to use up those fat quarters without having a lot of leftover scraps. Please help me on my mission to use up what I have without buying more so I can go to Des Moines in the fall and buy some new stuff!!! After reading the comments before me I am sure there will be something spectacular to come of this post! Thanks.

You are the Wonder Woman of simplifying a pattern. How about an easy to do Wedding Ring pattern. I would love to win your fabrics!

I love the patterns with bunnies and with birds...what can I say. Your fabrics are lovely and this was a Fun blog post to read.

I love sampler blocks so I don't get bored making the same block over and over.

I would love to see a two color quilt from Fig Tree, I know it is not your usual style but I am sure with your imagination you will design something spectacular!

I just facebooked one of my all time favorite 2-color quilt, BLOSSOM, from my book WITH FABRIC THREAD- clover green and cream.

It would so make my day to win some Figtree fabrics. They are my favorite! I am now working on a quilt using Honeysweet. I can’t wait until it is done so I can give it to my dear friend Rachel.

I have that book it is my favorite. I am working on the Blossom quilt and have made some aprons. I would love to make one of everything.
Thanks Joanna!


I would like to see more clothing!

I am thinking of a feminine and romantic blue and white quilt. I know you will come up with something fantastic.

I would like to see large blocks
I think one block baby quilts would increase my hand made baby gift giving and be beautiful and modern

What a good question - and so hard to answer. I'm a sucker for stars so always love to see your star quilts. Your quilts are unique and different so always fun to see what you come up with next! Great Giveaway. Thanks!

It would be neat to see a pattern of a fruit tree where the fruit is pieced instead of applique, that's something I'd like to see from you! I think your fabrics would work really well with a pattern like that. Thank you, I love that you asked our opinion! And I also enjoy the idea of surprise goodies!

Something lily of the valley.

I would love to see a "Double T" quilt. One with an antique feel to it….

I have 3 kids and their names all 3 start with the letter T - so I would love to make a quilt each for their 3 Twin beds….

Thank you for the opportunity to win!

I would like to see a block style with a pattern within a pattern. Coming upon Easter it would be great to see a cross appear when the blocks are put together.

I really love stars, so any quilts with stars in them -- Ohio star especially -- would be fun to see. I absolutely love all of your fabrics. They are so . . . buttery is the word that comes to mind.

I really like the Lemoyne Star block and it would look great in your fabrics.

I would love to see a Periwinkle pattern quilt, which would be perfect with a white background and pops of your beautiful fabric line colors!

I think star blocks. Maybe a star block sampler.

I think that a quilt with pinwheel blocks of different sizes. In a random arrangement would be nice.

I've been quilting for about two years and have already made two quilts using your fabrics and one more is underway. :-) I love using precuts because it helps you get to the sewing more quickly, so I am always looking for patterns using precuts. You do a great job with that!

Your colors are always so great and maybe one of the large block quilts would be fun. Thanks

How about make a two -block pattern, possibly with the alternating block an applique.

I would love to see a new softie pattern - maybe a fox? Thanks for the chance to win!

Your work is so beautiful! I would love to see a pattern that showcases large prints (ie, doesn't require lots of piecing) in a really interesting way.

I truly love anything with Half Square Triangles...I may be boring like that...but anything with HSTs catches, and holds my eye....I don't know if this counts as an idea or not :) I loved your post, and could relate to your kids with middle name also was a family last name with a W!!!

I love anything with stars! Those lovely colors as stars on a white background would be beautiful!

I'm a big fan of disappearing 9 patches. I would love to see some new variations.

I absolutely love patterns with stars in them. And I love how you are using bright colors on white fabric! Your quilts are just lovely.

Looking so Forward to your new Fabric, Mirabelle to be available, oF course, winning some would be awesome. Love all the Fig Tree fabric I have and am onto my second quilt oF just your Fabric! Love your "F" block too.

I really love how most of your lines before Mirabelle had a few more vibrant colors... would love to see more like Honeysweet!

A classic block like Churn Dash or Shoo Fly would be so enhanced by the wonderful flair of Fig Tree Fabrics!

I like the old fashioned Bonnet Girl Blocks.

I loved your red and white quilt show. How about some patterns emphasizing some two color designs.

what kind of quilt pattern would i like to see... hmmm... definitely a pieced pattern... maybe some type of snail's tail type'ish pattern. i love it to death and it's now made its way up to the short list of quilts i need to make
thnx for the giveaway

Wow I really love the colors, they remind me alot of fruits like honey dew and cantaloupes. lol makes me hungry for some fruit! Maybe do something with paper piecing?

How about a quilt pattern with an ombré effect? That is so popular right now.

I love the color way of your new line Mirabelle. I love the more traditional quilt designs, like stars. I love something with more character. I love your log cabin design. I love the irish chain design, although I do love the simplicity of bear claw and more specifically the nine patch too.

Spinning pinwheels and stars. Your patterns and fabrics are all so beautiful.

I love scrappy looking quilts that don't necessarily look like they have order until examined closer,but I also like clean spaces of modern designs. So I like it when I can put these two together featuring the lovely fabrics themselves.

Something quick please, time is short and I'm in the mood for quick. Love your fabrics.

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