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Introducing FARMHOUSE II

Hello my Quilting Friends!

We are slowly digging ourselves out from Quilt Market and I have so many different things to share with you but I thought it was high time that I introduced everyone to our brand new upcoming collection, FARMHOUSE II.

Due to the popularity of our first Farmhouse collection [to be completely honest, it might have been one of my all time favorite fabric collections that I have ever designed] several years ago, I thought it was time to do a "take two" with new prints and the same classic color palette that we all fell in love with the first time around. I still get emails today of people who share with me that Farmhouse was one of their all time favorites or the reason they got back into quitting. I love to hear those kinds of stories. 

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There is something about this palette that just makes my heart sing. Don't you think?

Now as most of you know, I am a total farm girl at heart. To be totally honest, I am not actually a farm girl... but I dream of being one one day! I dream of a small white farmhouse with a red or yellow door in a small town with a huge meadow behind it. I think a barn filled quilts for retreats might be there too. I see chickens and a couple goats maybe... and maybe even a horse.

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... photos taken on a country road north of us in Sonoma. Maybe one day we will live there!

But for now, we live in a small urban town in the San Francisco Bay Area and the closest I am going to come to being a farm girl... is chickens. Yup, I'm all about our chickens right now. We got them in February and by July, if all goes well, we will have eggs!!! We have loved getting to know them. There are five- Hazel, Chipmunk, Oreo, Nugget and Butterscotch. More on the names later... each one has a story :-).  

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Okay... back to the fabric :-). Introducing FARMHOUSE II.

 

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More goodies tomorrow... I promise!

 

Happy Sewing,

Joanna

 


Introducing CHRISTMAS FIGS!


Hello My Friends!

I know that's in well past Christmas and not yet Christmas in July but in case you haven't already heard about this... we have a Christmas collection due out this year and I'm so excited!! Introducing... CHRISTMAS FIGS, due out in stores in June 2018 just in time for all of those wonderful projects that all of you organized ladies and gentlemen start on in July! 

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The collection is filled with fabulous red, green and ivory blender prints with a few Christmas prints thrown in. But the rest of them are perfect for those not so "in your face" Christmas projects that I prefer. The red is a wonderful cherry, Christmas red, saturated and full of warm red goodness. The greens are good strong grass and apple greens with a bit more blue in it than our standard greens. There are two tones, one a bit warmer and one stronger... both are perfect with that red! And the ivory... well it is a wonderful soft creamy color that is the perfect background to everything else!

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With this lovely fabric that is coming in June, we are featuring 5 PATTERNS which are now all ready in our shop. We are still finishing some of them up so more official pictures will have to come later!

 

CHRISTMAS MANOR

Christmas Manors

INFORMATION

Name: Christmas Manor

Size: 76" x 771/2"

Available: PDF now, paper shipping in a week/order now to get yours as soon as it comes in. Click HERE.

Other Info: Fabulous, graphic, classic manor houses that feature the classic red, white and green fabric combo. A must have in everyone's Christmas quilt collection.
 

CHRISTMAS FLOWERS

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INFORMATION

Name: Christmas Flowers

Size: 63" x 63"

Available: PDF now, paper shipping in a week/order now to get yours as soon as it comes in. Click HERE.

Other Info: You will need a variety of red prints so start collecting now or wait for the Christmas Figs collection to come out. This is a fun one to add to the red and cream collection!

 

YULETIDE SNOWFLAKE

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... the snowflake part is optional but does add a lot of beauty!

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INFORMATION

Name: Yuletide Snowflake 

Size: 80" x 80", optional "snowflake" applique or simple star

Available: PDF now, paper shipping in a week/order now to get yours as soon as it comes in. Click HERE.

Other Info: This is a new edition of one of our standard, classic Fig Tree patterns that has been one of our all time best sellers. This version has dozens of new hints and special tips on how to successfully work with strip sets, bias and angles. Even if you have worked with angles before we have packed this pattern with all the info we could think of to make it simple and straight forward! 

 

TWINKLE

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INFORMATION

Name: Twinkle Booklet

Size: 60" x 72"

Available: in the shop now,  paper format only. Click HERE.

Other Info: These are the Christmas feeling quilts in a booklet that has 7 different versions of this pattern. Its amazing that just by changing placement and color you can create completely different blocks and different quilts. The whole book shows you how to use the same 2 blocks and simply with fabric placement create dozens of totally different looking projects. Its so much fun. If you don't already own this one, you really need to add it to your collection. 

 

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 ... these below are shown in different fabrics from the Christmas Figs but shown here so you can see the pattern.

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INFORMATION 

Name: All Wrapped Up

Sizes:  43" x 43" topper or 61" x 73" quilt

Available: paper and PDF available anytime in the shop.  Click HERE.

Other Info:  Pattern was released last fall as a part of one of our LITTLE BOX projects. We have redone it here with the new Christmas Figs fabrics for those of you who missed and would like to work on a fun simple Christmas project this year.

 

PRE ORDER KITS

Several of those above patterns are available for A LITTLE BIT LONGER  as PRE-ORDER KITS that will ship when the fabric arrives in June. They are basically like a lay-away program that you start now and pay on monthly until the kits ship! THE TIME TO ORDER THE PRE-ORDER KITS IS ALMOST DONE. So if you haven't ordered and are interested, please do so right away!  

PRE-ORDERS include: Christmas Flowers, Christmas Manor, Yuletide Snowflake and Christmas Figs Fat Quarter Bundle. 

CLICK HERE for more info on those kits.

 

AND THE GOODNESS CONTINUES...

THE CHRISTMAS FIGS BOOK

We have partnered with the lovely ladies at the Fat Quarter Shop and published our popular Classic Yuletide block of the month program as a book entitled Christmas Figs BOM  [ just like the fabric that it is created with]. The book is due out in May to coincide as closely as possible with the fabric. The book consists of the full sampler quilt as well as 10 extra projects with some of the individual blocks from the book. Wow... we are loving how it is coming together! 

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 And I do believe that the Fat Quarter Shop is also running this book as a BLOCK OF THE MONTH through their store with the Christmas Figs book and fabric... What could possibly be better???... check it out HERE if you are interested. Or to PRE ORDER the book, click HERE.

 

SPEAKING OF BLOCK OF THE MONTHS...

We are also running a different block of the month with the CHRISTMAS FIGS fabric and its called WOODLAND WONDERLAND. It is a mystery and all we know is that it features the fabric shown below and that it will certainly contain some woodland critters such as a hedgehog and some yummies such as mushrooms! We couldn't pass up the opportunity to work with the new Christmas Figs fabric and our favorite charcoal cross weave background...

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However the program is already full at this time. If you would like to be added to the wait list, we would be happy to add you... just email joanna@figtreequilts.com to be added to the wait list.

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Okay so that is a lot of information. In summary...

CHRISTMAS FIGS fabric coming in June 2018.

CHRISTMAS FIGS related patterns available now in our shop through links above.

CHRISTMAS FIGS PRE ORDER KITS available now in our shop for a few more days before they close. Will ship in June.

CHRISTMAS FIGS book produced by It's Sew Emma and available in May. Pre orders available now through FQS.

2 DIFFERENT CHRISTMAS FIGS block of the months available through FQS and through Fig Tree but ours is full so add yourself to wait list.

As soon as we have more photos of the quilts, we will share those too!  

 

 

 

 

 

 


LAST CALL FOR ELLA & OLLIE PRE ORDER KITS

IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY SIGNED UP... TODAY IS YOUR DAY! 
 
OUR ELLA AND OLLIE PRE-ORDERS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLY THROUGH TODAY
 
WE HAVE TO PLACE OUR FABRIC ORDER SOON SO THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO GET IN ON THE GOODIES FOR NEXT SPRING!
 
THESE ARE KITS CREATED WITH OUR UPCOMING ELLA & OLLIE COLLECTION THAT WILL SHIP IN MARCH 2018 AND YOU HAVE THE AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO BE A PART OF OUR LAYAWAY PROGRAM BETWEEN NOW AND THEN. 
 
CLICK HERE TO SHOP & FOR MORE INFO!
 
CLICK ON THE INDIVIDUAL LINKS IN THE SHOP  FOR ALL OF THE INFO AND THE FINE PRINT!
 
 
 
 
 
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OFFICIALLY INTRODUCING...
our new ELLA & OLLIE PATTERNS
 
Our four brand new patterns are ready to go in both PDF and paper patterns. Take a look at them on the shop homepage. If you are a store, please contact us for wholesale ordering. We would love to sell directly to you! 
 
NINE-PATCH WALTZ
Three different versions in this one, all starting with a jelly roll. Depending on where you place the colors or what accent you use, you end up with a completely different quilt! There is no curved piecing here or templates, just fabric illusion which is my favorite thing in a pattern. However I would not call this one a beginner quilt! At the same time, the possibilities on this one are pretty much endless and I think I might have a few more versions in me!
Size: 67" x 67"


HOPSCOTCH
A layer cake pattern that I really do think will become one of your go to favorites. You literally cut the layer cake into 8 pieces and sew up the block! Its fantastic! Add in a little charcoal pop from your stash to bling it up a bit and you have yourself a wonderful weekend project!
Size: 69" x 69"

 
MINI HOPSCOTCH
The moment we came up with the larger layer cake version, we knew we had to do a charm pack version too! There is just something so fun and simple about this block and its perfect for a table size! So grab your favorite charm packs, or wait for the lovelies from Ella & Ollie to be available next spring, and get yourself started on this fun table runner. I do believe some of my friends are starting to work on a Christmas version of this soon!
Size:  27" x 70" [pattern also includes instructions for a small 27" table topper ]
 
 
 
ROSEHIPS
Possibly my favorite pattern in a long time, this block just sings to me in so many different ways. Use a Layer Cake to make the smaller version or collect your favorite (16) fat quarters for the larger blocks, this block feels like roses, tulips and wreaths all at once! It is so much fun to put together!
Sizes:  65" x 65" [10" blocks] or 80" x 80" [16" blocks]
 
 
HOPE YOU JOIN US IN 2018!
 
SHOP HERE.

ITS KIT PRE-ORDER DAY!!

Hello My Friends!

Its that time again... yup, it comes around twice a year like clockwork. It means that a new collection is in the works and its time for you to make your kit plans for when it arrives so that you don't miss out. Woo-hoo!

Introducing our latest autumn flavored collection of fall time yumminess [how is that for a great introduction!].... HAZEL & PLUM. And as the selvedge says.... "she threw leaves in the air and watched them fall"... that kind of says it all right there don't you think?

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... these are just some of the swatches, there are more!

HAZEL & PLUM is a perfect combination of a few of our ALL TIME favorite autumn flavored prints [such as the main floral] that we have brought back due to popular demand and a few new classics to round out the whole kitten caboodle! Colors include ivory, soft taupe, golden yellow, aqua, apple green, our signature tomato red and yes, we have brought back the plum! Easily the color that got the most comments at Market, the last time we offered this color was in our Tapestry collection.... and I'm not sure how many groups ago that was! We were definitely needing it again!

The collection itself will be available in stores in October just in time for some really scrumptious fall time sewing! Don't you think? The group will be arriving by mid October [barring any unforeseen circumstances] and we will be ready and waiting. Be sure to ask your local quilt shop to carry it. in fact , feel free to ask them if they will be kitting any of the new patterns when it does come because we are ALWAYS ALL ABOUT SUPPORTING THE LOCAL QUILT SHOP. But for those of you who do not have a Fig Tree loving shop accessible to you, we are here for you too!

But back to today.... for those of you who like to participate in our biannual KIT PRE-ORDER event, this is it!

 

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We have chosen a few of our favorite brand new patterns and we have kitted them up for you exactly as shown. Not only have we kitted them for you, but we are giving you the opportunity to join our exclusive Fig Tree PRE-ORDER PROGRAM. 
Which is really a fancy way of saying that you order today, pay a portion of your kit every month until the fabric releases in October, 2017 and then receive the kit as soon as the fabric arrives in October. 
 
HALF YARD BUNDLE
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FAT QUARTER BUNDLE
 
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NUTMEG STARS II KIT
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BOTTLECAPS KIT
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Easy peasy!

It is, at a very basic level, our own special LAYAWAY PROGRAM. You can purchase one kit or all of them and just pay a small portion each month, making it simple, easy and affordable for everyone. Our goal is to make these little beauties accessible to all!! PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE NOT BEING CHARGED ANYTHING EXTRA EACH MONTH TO DO THIS... not a penny! 
After the first installment, the amounts are just spread out over 4 months!  This is just our best way to ensure that we have enough kits and fabric to cover everyone who wants a kit once the fabric arrives in March, 2017

ALSO... IF YOU ORDER NOW, PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE FREE PATTERN OFFERS IN THE BUNDLES AND NOTE THAT THE PATTERNS ARE INCLUDED IN THE PATTERNS AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.

For those of you who have done PRE ORDER KITS with us before, you are old hat at this. But for those of you who are new, please read all of the fine print before you order. There is lots of important information there for you! 
 
 
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.
 
Hope you join us in this yummy HAZEL & PLUM extravaganza and PRE ORDER your kits today! 
 
 

 


Introducing... Somersault

Today we continue with another brand new pattern. Our new Layer Cake [or any set of 10" squares] pattern, Somersault is simple and fun to assemble. The outside black checkerboard sets off this easy quilt and makes it something special and unique.

Such a simple block with so much movement!

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NAME: Somersault

SIZE: 67" X 73"

FABRICS: We used our upcoming Chestnut Street collection, due out in stores in September 2016. We have another sample made from past collections too but it is still being quilted. We will show you that one after Market! This pattern is perfect for a Layer Cake or a collection of 1/8 yd. cuts if you prefer.


Strawberry Fields Revisited!

Introducing... Strawberry Fields Revisited.

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Out of all of our lines, the one that is requested the most by far is Strawberry Fields. For years I have been receiving pleas and requests to reprint those lovely Strawberry Fields prints but it was just not in the cards...

We are finally happy to announce that we have redone- not reprinted- but added to and created a whole new Strawberry Fields collection and named it Revisited. With some of the favorite prints from the original collection including the original large floral, dots and the gingham, this collection is a wonderful return to the favorites and a whole new group at the same time. We have added some wonderful new fresh vintage prints including my new favorite... a tiny little daisy in almost every color way in the collection... as well as a new taupe color that grounds all the rest and makes them sparkle!

Strawberry Fields Revisited ships to stores in January, 2015.


Market Prep: Fig Tree in Real Life

Good morning MODA friends!  

[this is Mr. Fig here taking over for a bit… or for as long as I have before "the designer" figures out what is happening. She is pretty quick that one so not sure if you will see me again after today].

Normally one of these Market prep blog posts would start off with pretty pictures of the upcoming collection… like this.

In this case FARMHOUSE….

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... it ships in August/September 2015

Or pretty shots of the new upcoming patterns… like this...

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... all patterns will be done in the next 10 days or so!

It would be all about the pretty around here.

Well, that's all very nice to show you guys all the pretty stuff but have you ever wondered what its really like around here the weeks leading up to Market… ITS NOT PRETTY PEOPLE. IT'S JUST NOT PRETTY!

Over the Market years, us husbands have come up with some "REAL" titles for ourselves in those "pre-market" weeks…. Market widows, Market orphans, Test Crash Dummies and we have some more colorful titles too but I might not get to go to Market again if "the designer" saw I had written them here. So we will just stick to these. But anyone…. Nick? Bruce? Michael? Help me out guys, you know exactly what I am talking about! And Pete…. what is your excuse for not dragging your sorry butt to Market yet? That's just not right dude . We need to keep the brotherhood strong!

But I digress… this is supposed to be about "the designer". Right, sorry.

So I think that its safe to say that they're just not quite in their right minds, those lovely MODA designers in the weeks leading up to the all mighty MARKET. They say they'll be fine. They say that they will do it differently next time. That " next time" it will be more relaxed and they will be ready earlier. Yah, right. Its in that market DNA…. it has done at the last minute and it has to be nuts. Otherwise, you wouldn't think you were prepping for Market.

So as the faithful partner and husband of "the designer", these are the signs that I generally look for to know that my life is about to change drastically for the next few weeks...

More boxes show up on our front door step than normal. Like way more. And they all have that tell tale white and blue tape all over it. Yah, you know which tape it is and you know you are.. you who send all those boxes!

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"The Designer" becomes just a little bit too possessive about the new contents of those boxes...

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Let's just say that I have come to love the couch on those lovely weeks leading up to Market.

Fairly quickly after that, no one has any clean laundry. Especially the socks. Usually she is all over those socks but not anymore. People around here have to go sock less. For weeks. True story. The horror.

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Soon after, we start hearing rumblings of something called "the Market diet". You might think that its "the designer" wanting to eat healthy so she can feel good at Market. Uh, huh. You would be wrong. It might start off as that but it quickly degenerates into something much, much different….

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You would think that she might need more than that for weeks….but pretty much no. This is all she needs. Oh, this and her fabric and thread. That's ALL she needs, do you get what I'm saying? Again, me with the couch.

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And she had become a bit obsessed with her newest pair of red polka dot glasses. I mean how long can all of us search for that pair on any given day of the week? I keep promising to buy her one of those "old lady chains" if she can't pull it together [please no offense to anyone who wears one of those chains for their reading glasses, I am pretty sure "the designer" will be wearing one soon. Maybe someone could make her a PRETTY one and send it to her?].

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And then with that bed all to herself, you would think that she would actually use it. Not so much.

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My market experience leads me to believe that she does not leave that studio at all. Again I blame you people with those boxes and that blue and white tape. Seriously?

Its kind of a mess up there in that studio. And yet she seems to be obsessed with being there. As if her job depended on it or something. Oh wait, maybe it does…. 

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And even though this is her full tine personal obsession… sorry, I mean full time job that is putting my children through private school... I on the other hand have to actually leave the business behind most mornings to save the world [not really. I work in city government but it feels nicer to say I'm saving the world. And let's face it, if I want praise in these pre-Market months, I better figure out how to give it to myself. So as far as we're all concerned right now, I leave each day to save the world. Thank you.]

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… don't you think it looks like I'm going to save the world? Just saying.

So did I mention that 3 market orphans… I mean children… live here with me and "the designer". They have needs. Or so they tell me in their texts. But mornings do get a little tricky when I am the only one transporting fabric, feeding the children a nutritious breakfast [hey, the side of the frozen waffle box says its nutritious]  and making sure they all get out the door to school on time in the morning.

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Apparently the market orphans do tend to get a bit cranky if they are fed nothing but frozen waffles for a week at a time. Who knew?

So given the insanity of the pre-market schedule around here, its not like we get out much, except to, you know, save the world. So the gym is kind of out of the question. So we use what we have alot of around here. Yes, those boxes again. And bolts. Lots and lots of bolts. You have to use what you have.

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 Bench pressing bolts of BELLA IVORY with a munchkin balanced on the top is not only a good work out but a bit more entertaining than the gym anyway. So I can't complain. We like to call it "FEATS OF FABRIC BRAVERY". Maybe I can come up with some new ones?

And since we kind of do everything around here as a family, orphans and all, the brothers couldn't be outdone when they noticed that we were mocking "the designer" just a bit.

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Although the middle child couldn't quite use the same bolts since we'd broken all of the other ones...

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 So I am quite sure that Nick [Mr. Primitive Gatherings himself] could bench not only these bolts but all of my children… I mean market orphans.., at the same time but really could he have a cuter helper sitting on top? I think not. Okay maybe a koala would be cuter. 

So that's pretty much what its like around here during the weeks leading up to Market. And yet we do it twice a year. Religiously. For at least 15 years if not more. 

They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Just saying. We are nothing if not a bit crazy around here at Fig Tree.

Thanks for coming along with me on this "takeover". 

No children, bolts or animals were injured during the filming of this blog takeover. "The designer "is fine. Although I thought I heard something about another last minute project. Goodness, really? That 's what we need to be doing right now? Because surely there is nothing we need to do more than make a new purse to match the new collection?  

I guess I should go look for her just in case she needs a new supply of diet coke. I love "my designer". I love MODA too. They are our family. White and blue tape and all.

Love,  Eric

So I hear that there might be a few other slightly cranky children or neglected domesticated animals over at Pat's, Anne's, Amy's and Nick's.... I mean Lisa's. Follow along all week to see all of our lovely designers "IRL".... in real life :-).


Leaving on a Jet Plane...

By the time you read this, I will most likely be deep in the throws of booth setup! I am on my way to Houston Quilt Market and I just wanted to pop in really quick and give you a quick sneak peek....

 

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Introducing ALOHA GIRL.....

 

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We will be posting on INSTAGRAM throughout the show so if you want to see all the happenings, follow us! We are figtreeandco on INSTAGRAM. We will also try to post some facebook or blog updates while we are there but sometimes that doesn't always happen until we get back!

 

Also ALL THE BRAND NEW PATTERNS THAT ARE READY SO FAR ARE UP IN THE SHOP TODAY! Click HERE to see them!!

 

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Also if you haven't already heard about our fabulous new Fig Tree Sampler BOM, you might want to click HERE. We are almost completely out of spots!

 

Talk to you soon!

Joanna


MODA Friendship Quilt Along

Today is my day on the Friendship Quilt Along! Welcome!

Avalonstackspread ... our upcoming collection, AVALON. A fresh, summer feeling collection with beautiful reds, soft greys, buttery yellows, spring greens, all on an ivory background with a wonderful pop of navy blue! Due out in stores next month! We are so excited for this one we can hardly stand it!

 

A FEW INTRODUCTIONS

For those of you who are new over here, my name is Joanna and this is the home of Fig Tree & Company. We are so glad that you are here to see what we are up to. If you want to follow along our regular "goings on", then subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on our new FACEBOOK page! Click HERE to go to our page or LIKE us from the left sidebar.

Lollipopssmall2 ... one of my favorite brand new patterns, LOLLIPOPS, made up in the AVALON collection with 1 Jelly Roll and some background and border fabric. There are no sewing templates in this pattern. I promise! Its a fantastic method that we have loved for years!

 

ABOUT THE QUILT ALONG

For those of you who are regulars over here but aren't quite sure what this QUILT ALONG is all about, here are some pointers:

• Each day [starting last Monday and going through March 1st], 3 different MODA designers are blogging about the Quilt Along and are sharing their own block with you. You can see the list of designers blogging each day at the end of this post. Each block can be easily downloaded on each designer's blog as a pdf.

• Each designer is also having a MODA fabric giveaway [courtesy of the wonderfully generous MODA mothership] of one of their collections so if you enter at each blog, you will have a great chance of WINNING something. Free blocks and free fabric, is there anything more perfect?!

• All of the blocks finish at 9" and would all work wonderfully in a sampler quilt. The instructiuons are all simple strip pieced and they all the blocks can be made from Fat 1/8's or large scraps so its perfect for your scrap bucket too.The directions for the blocks are all from Fat 1/8's.

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• Warning: This could be a bit too much fun. We have gotten a bit addicted in just 3 days time!

 

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HAVING A LITTLE FUN

Now I have to tell you that I just couldn't get into the Farmer's Wife quilt along [the one that swept the web last year] for a couple of reasons... the blocks were so small and they were all templates. Two things which I really don't love. So personally I enjoyed that one from far away. They were beautiful but I was happy to watch it go by.

This one... however.. is 9" blocks, which are just much more my speed, and no templates.That's right, not a template in site.

When I tell you that you can easily do all 3 of each day's block in that afternoon, I really mean it. Because I have kind of been doing it. Not all of them, but most of them....

This is our block... which I cut and pieced in under an hour, both of them.

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It's Block #15 in the Quilt Along. I'm a bit addicted to it and plan on making it in several other color combinations and sprinkling it about my sampler or even making it every other block.... I guess we'll have to see how it goes. The flying geese are quite fun to make when you know yoiu only have to make eight! And it looks good in so many different fabric combos!

CLICK HERE FOR THE PDF OF OUR BLOCK

Now to visit some of our friends who have shared since Monday, since this is a Friendship Quilt Along after all... 

Here is Barb and Alma's block-

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Here is Bonnie's block-

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Here is Anne's block-

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Here is Basic Grey's block-

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Here is Camille's block-

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Here are all the blocks we've made so far.... just looking at them is making me a bit giddy right now.

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A FEW TIPS FROM OUR SEWING:

TIP #1: Many of these blocks use the method of sewing a square onto a rectangle, on the diagonal and then trimiming out the excess fabrics underneath. Whenever I use that method [which I love and use often], I trim out only the extra side of the piece on top and not whatever fabric was used for the bottom rectangle. This is because if you leave the bottom piece intact, it acts a foundation of sorts for your block. You cut that piece and it should be exactly the size you want it to be whereas the piece on top has been sewn and is often slightly irregular, coming out a bit shy of the shape or a bit large. The piece on the bottom will always be accurate and will help you with easier piecing as you build your block. The bulk of the extra piece has never been a problem for me or my quilter. The only time you can't use this method is when the piece that is being added on top is white/light and the piece underneath is dark. You must them trim out both pieces.i Try it and see some great results.

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Tip #2: On Anne's block we didn't want to fuss with the thin bias tape so we used a 3/8" bias tape maker, made a small piece of bias from the end of the fabric strip, ran it through the maker and affixed it to our triangle with little dots of Roxanne's Glue Baste It. It was quick and easy.

We plan on making many more blocks as more of our friends share them so check back over here throughout the QUILT ALONG to see how they are turning out! We might even make more tomorrow!


Sailawaymain... our SAIL AWAY pattern. All of those boats are made from one Layer Cake. Can you believe it? We love, love this quilt.

GIVEAWAY

As we mentioned above, we are of course having an AVALON GIVEWAY. So leave us a comment about which color or specific print of Avalon you are looking forward to most. To see the entire collection, click on the AVALON button on the right sidebar so you can see all of the fabrics [we've fixed all the collection links so you can click on any of them if you like].

Sailawaymedium2... a styled shot of our SAIL AWAY pattern. Can't you just channel the beach when you look at those boats?

Two lucky winners will be chosen, one for a DESIGNER ROLL and one for a LAYER CAKE. We will also add a third winner for a grouping of all our AVALON patterns and a charm pack!. Be sure to comment to be entered.

Thanks for quilting along with us. Can't wait to see some of your blocks!


Here is the schedule:

FEB 18th

Barbara Brackman

Basic Grey


Barb & Alma- Blackbird Designs



FEB 19th

Bonnie- Cotton Way

Brigitte- Zen Chic


Anne- Bunny Hill



FEB 20th

Camille- Thimbleblossoms

Deb Strain


Eric & Julie Comstock




FEB 21st

Jan Patek

Joanna-Fig Tree & Co.

Jenn Ski


FEB 22nd

Kaari-French General

Lynne-Kansas Troubles

Kate Spain


FEB 25th


Kathy Schmitz

Edyta- Laundry Basket

Lauren & Jessi Jung


FEB 26th

Lisa- Primitive Gatherings

Malka Dubrawsky

Barb & Mary- Me & My Sister



FEB 27th

Laurie & Polly- Minick and Simpson

Pat Sloan

Sandy- Pieces From  My Heart



FEB 28th

Sweetwater


Stephanie Ryan

Vanessa- V & Co.


March 1st

The Cutting Table

 

 


We interrupt this program...

We are working on more PATTERN SHOWCASES for you but thought we would let you know that today....

TAPESTRY IS SHIPPING TO STORES AS WE SPEAK!

 YEAH! It is the perfect harvest collection so don't miss out!

 

So if you have the time this next week, be sure to go to your local quilt shop and check it out in person or let your fingers to do the walking and visit your favorite online shop or come and see what kits we still have AVAILABLE from this collection.

 

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