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On the 11th Day of Christmas

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On the  11th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, eleven Pipers Piping.

Again, I have to admit that the image of an entourage comes to mind but I don't want to repeat myself. Can you imagine the entrance one would make with eleven Pipers Piping? I am slowly running out of ways to reject this poor man's gifts. Perhaps eleven Pipers Piping isn't so bad....

But perhaps a little bit better, or at least a little bit cuter would be this super sweet flour sack tea towel with our latest critter on it. Please meet Hazel, the Hedgehog and the HAZEL FLOUR SACK TOWEL KIT.

Not sure you all want a hedgehog story but here's one anyway. When my husband and I were first married, we collected hedgehogs of every kind and size imaginable- cards, stuffed animals, ceramic ones and really wanted a real one. Cheesy I know but true confesssions usually are. Having come from Poland, where hedgehogs were plentiful, I missed the little creatures and the husband, well he humored me. Since then, the hedgehog collection has been put or given away but once in a while the hedgehog obsession comes out and I have to do something with it.

 

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... here she is in her natural habitat with mushrooms and grass and leaves. 

 

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... I know she might be too cute to use, but she could certainly decorate.

 

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... the needlework details include grass, eyes and nose as well as flower accent.

 

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And for those of you who might like to give applique a try, here is the perfect item for you. An APPLIQUE KIT with all of my favorite goodies in it!

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Over the years, one of the questions we get alot is about our way of doing applique. I know that for many of you applique is something that you just refer to as the "A" word and not something that you want to pursue. But trust me when I tell you, that applique is not nearly as hard as its cracked up to be. For years, I tried and worked with methods that just didn't help me until I found the Starch Method of Applique. I love it and it helps me to create the perfect shapes that I need for my designs every time. Today I thought I would share a little kit of goodies so that you can try out a little bit of starch applique on your own. Hazel might just be the perfect project to try it on! 

 

And the goodie with today's purchase is the CHICKEN SCRATCH pattern, just in case you want to create some chicken friends for Hazel!

 

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For ordering info on the project aboveCLICK HERE.

See you tomorrow!


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12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS FINE PRINT

 

*** Please note that if the 12 Days of Christmas website space is blank, that means that the item for the day has sold out. Nothing is wrong with the site, the item has just been sold out.

• The Fig Tree 12 Days of Christmas sale starts on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, and lasts for 12 days.

• Each day a different kit, stocking stuffer or home dec goodie will be advertised. Each day a special offer will be made as well.

• Each special offer will only be available on that day. Each goodie will only be available while stock lasts. Many of the items offered will sell out on that day.

• For those of you who want to continue to purchase items throughout the 12 days of the sale but want us to hold your purchases for one shipment, you need to note that in the comments section of your order. If there is no note, we will ship the items as they are ordered.

• For those of you who have your items held for one shipment at the end, your orders will continue to accrue shipping charges for each order throughout the sale. We will calculate the actual shipping at the end and then refund any necessary shipping charges then. 

 


On the 10th Day of Christmas

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On the  10th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, ten Lords a Leaping.

Now unlike nine Ladies Dancing, I could really come up with some good ideas for what ten Lords a Leaping might do around here! Just kidding! But seriously, could you imagine what I could get done around here with Ten Lords a Leaping? They could accomplish a whole lot as far as I'm concerned, leaping might even help!

On perhaps a more practical note, I know that many of you have been patiently waiting for us to introduce our AVALON PRE-ORDER KITS. We did intend to have them be the very last day of our 12 DAYS SALE, but our own ordering schedule got bumped up a bit more than expected so here they are today. Now, remember, the beauty of a PRE-ORDER is that today you get to be your own Santa and only pay for a small portion of your goodie this month and save the rest for next year... literally!


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So first up.....

 

LOLLIPOPS: The original large scale version

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... the classic, graphic version of our poplular pattern is beyond stunning and completely doable. Here is the "official" description:


This 81” x  81” version of our popular Lollipops pattern is not only a joy to make, but creates an amazing graphic statement when finished. Based on a lovely soft grey/tan background, it is bordered by a fresh cream floral, giving the whole project a nostalgic, retro feel. The blades of the (9) large blocks are made from a jelly roll [less cutting for you!] and a cream background. The blocks are topstitched onto the backgrounds and no templates or applique of any kind is necessary. You will love this method of making traditional blocks anything but traditional- I promise! The posts can be made with the sweet cherry print or strip leftovers [you have both choices within the kit] and the quilt is bound with a solid red. This is a must have project for any time of the year and is destined to become a favorite!


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 ... both retro and romantic all at the same time.


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... same exact quilt, just done on a crream background. If you specify cream in your order notes, we can substitute the tan/grey for the cream.

 

Next up....

LITTLE LOLLIES: the Avalon Retro Beach Version

If you haven't already caught on, this is the most fun quilt to make that we've come up with in a long time and we can't seem to stop!

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The "official" description:

This 61” x 77” version of our popular Lollipops pattern is like the fresh, more whimsical version of its larger more imposing cousin. Based on a soft ivory background, the (12) blocks are made entirely from the strips of a jelly roll [making the cutting a snap for you] and sashed with one of my favorites in the entire collection, small red cherries on an ivory background. I seriously want to put that fabric in every quilt I make these days! The blocks are topstitched onto the backgrounds and no templates or applique of any kind is necessary. You will love this method of making traditional blocks anything but traditional- I promise! Can’t you just see those blocks twirling in the wind like pinwheels? The posts are made from strip leftovers and the quilt is bound with a classic navy dot. We have created this quilt in at least 4 different versions so far and we don’t seem to be tiring of it any time soon. Each new fabric combination seems to create an entirely new masterpiece each time and it just makes us want to create new ones. It really doesn’t look like you can get tired of making this one!

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And last but most certainly not least...

SAIL AWAY

So many have asked about this pattern and this kit and here it finally is. The pattern is up on the stie as well but we really think you might just have to have this little lovely!

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There is just something so classic and clean about this quilt and even though it is a bit out of my standard range, I am completely in love with its feel!

The "official" description:

Given the fresh, retro and slightly nautical feel of our upcoming AVALON collection, we couldn’t help but branch out into a Fig Tree version of a classic sail boat pattern! It was received to rave reviews at Market and we can’t wait to share it with you in this kit. We can see this quilt in so many settings- a seaside cottage, a light modern home, a young boy’s room, as a part of an Americana quilt collection and in so many other venues. I think I might create a summer look around it this upcoming year!

Based on a Layer Cake and a few additions, this project is a lot of fun to make and easy enough to tackle one block at a time. Each boat is done from nothing more than squares and half square triangles and we promise that you will enjoy seeing each and every boat come together! The background and outer border are made from the beautiful soft, aqua, mottled solid that comes with this group and the waves are created with all of the cream prints in the collection. The quilt is bordered by a whimsical “fat” sawtooth border and bound in a solid red. You don’t want to miss out on this one!


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... don't they just feel like they are sailing?

 

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... love the quilting on this one!


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For ordering info on any of the projects above, CLICK HERE.

See you tomorrow!

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On the 9th Day of Christmas

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On the  9th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, nine Ladies Dancing.

I've always wanted an entourage, one that didn't involve my children or pets so perhaps nine Ladies Dancing would do it. I wonder what the neighbors would think if everywhere I went, there were nine Ladies Dancing around me? It might make going to the store a bit difficult but it sure woiuld be entertaining to walk down to our local coffee shop. Can you imagine the entrance we'd make? 

But since we didn't have nearly enough dancing ladies around here to share with you all, we thought we'd share our popular MILKY WAY: CHRISTMAS STARS kit. We offered this one in our red and taupe version at a recent show and many of our customers asked if we would be making it up in more Christmas colors. We thought that was a grand idea! We have it in two slightly different combinations shown below.

 

MILKY WAY: CHRISTMAS STARS #1

 

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... the backgrounds are a mix of creams and the stars are reds, greens and a solid taupe color for a bit of pop.


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 ... these are the fabrics in this kit.


MILKY WAY: CHRISTMAS STARS #2

This version uses a red print [instead of the larger floral] for the border and a few different prints within the stars but is almost identical in everything else. Making 2 versions just gives us the opportunity to offer you more kits. Not sure which one is my favorite... I guess it doesn't really matter. Love them both!

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 ... these are the fabrics in this kit.

 

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And the goodie for today is our WHIMSY FRESH pattern....

 

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For more info on any of the projects above, CLICK HERE.

See you tomorrow!

 

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12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS FINE PRINT

 

*** Please note that if the 12 Days of Christmas website space is blank, that means that the item for the day has sold out. Nothing is wrong with the site, the item has just been sold out.

• The Fig Tree 12 Days of Christmas sale starts on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, and lasts for 12 days.

• Each day a different kit, stocking stuffer or home dec goodie will be advertised. Each day a special offer will be made as well.

• Each special offer will only be available on that day. Each goodie will only be available while stock lasts. Many of the items offered will sell out on that day.

• For those of you who want to continue to purchase items throughout the 12 days of the sale but want us to hold your purchases for one shipment, you need to note that in the comments section of your order. If there is no note, we will ship the items as they are ordered.

• For those of you who have your items held for one shipment at the end, your orders will continue to accrue shipping charges for each order throughout the sale. We will calculate the actual shipping at the end and then refund any necessary shipping charges then. 

 


On the 7th Day of Christmas

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On the  7th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, seven Swans a Swimming .

Now swans are beatiful creatures but we don't have a pond. And if the hub is not up for a chicken coop, i don't suppose he would be up for builidng me a pond.  So I guess I will have to trade in the swans as well. I  guess I am turning out to be a bit of a bad gift receiver!

Instead we thought we might kit up a few of our newest THREAD PATTERNS.

First up, our LE RADISH PATTERN KIT. Each kit has enough fabric, ribbon, wire and wool to make 1 large radish and enough fabric to make a coordinating smaller radish. A fun project to make for some pincushions or for a little table decor!


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Next up, the TOOTSIE POPS TABLE RUNNER KIT [ we just have a small quantity of these because we didn't have that many MODA 2 1/2" CANDIES left to use] made up out of our upcoming AVALON collection on the pattern cover, but we made these kits out of our current TAPESTRY group exactly as shown below. Perfect for the holidays or for year round use.


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Last, the SMARTIES TABLE RUNNER KIT [we just have a small quantity of these too becuase they also use the MODA CANDY CHARMS that we had in very limited quantity] uses those same 2 1/2" charms to start and embellishes with one of my favorite fabrics from the whole collection. A perfect fall project.

 

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And the goodie for today is our NOTIONS TO GO pattern. 

 

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For more info on any of the projects above, CLICK HERE.

See you tomorrow!

 

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12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS FINE PRINT

 

*** Please note that if the 12 Days of Christmas website space is blank, that means that the item for the day has sold out. Nothing is wrong with the site, the item has just been sold out.

• The Fig Tree 12 Days of Christmas sale starts on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, and lasts for 12 days.

• Each day a different kit, stocking stuffer or home dec goodie will be advertised. Each day a special offer will be made as well.

• Each special offer will only be available on that day. Each goodie will only be available while stock lasts. Many of the items offered will sell out on that day.

• For those of you who want to continue to purchase items throughout the 12 days of the sale but want us to hold your purchases for one shipment, you need to note that in the comments section of your order. If there is no note, we will ship the items as they are ordered.

• For those of you who have your items held for one shipment at the end, your orders will continue to accrue shipping charges for each order throughout the sale. We will calculate the actual shipping at the end and then refund any necessary shipping charges then. 

 


On the 3rd Day of Christmas...

 

After a little nap, the elves are ready and waiting to bring you more goodies...

 

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On the 3rd Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, three French Hens .

Unfortunately the husband has not agreed to a chicken coop, even though I have been wanting one for three years, so we had to give the French Hens away. Instead, we are thinking that you might want to make your own grocery bag. We don't know about the laws in your area, but around here we will not have the option of plastic grocery bags in the stores as of January 1st. Given this, everyone is trying to figure out how to make some fun reusable bags of their own. Even if your area doesn't require it like ours does, it is certainly better for the environment to use fabric bags instead of plastic or paper ones.

 

So here are our versions of a fun grocery bag made from MODA's fabulous "Made With Love" fabric which is a twill and a bit more durable than standard quilting cotton.

 

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... fun to go grocery shopping with this fun bag!

 

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... straps go all the way around the bag for strength.

 

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... a little close-up of a few of my favorite parts of the fabric.

 

And as the special gift today, we are going to accompany your grocery bag with an Escargot pattern. Just in case you want to have some company for dinner!


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For more info, CLICK HERE.

See you tomorrow!

 

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12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS FINE PRINT

 

*** Please note that if the 12 Days of Christmas website space is blank, that means that the item for the day has sold out. Nothing is wrong with the site, the item has just been sold out.

• The Fig Tree 12 Days of Christmas sale starts on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, and lasts for 12 days.

• Each day a different kit, stocking stuffer or home dec goodie will be advertised. Each day a special offer will be made as well.

• Each special offer will only be available on that day. Each goodie will only be available while stock lasts. Many of the items offered will sell out on that day.

• For those of you who want to continue to purchase items throughout the 12 days of the sale but want us to hold your purchases for one shipment, you need to note that in the comments section of your order. If there is no note, we will ship the items as they are ordered.

• For those of you who have your items held for one shipment at the end, your orders will continue to accrue shipping charges for each order throughout the sale. We will calculate the actual shipping at the end and then refund any necessary shipping charges then. 


On the 1st Day of Christmas....

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On the 1st Day of Christmas my true love sent to me, a partridge in a pear tree. 

But since we didn't know what to do with a partridge, we added a little Peppermint Pops kit. And since we weren't really sure about shipping you all a pear tree, we added a Mini Stocking pattern with every kit order placed.


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We are in the process of making our own version and are once again having so much fun with the blocks...

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This is what your kit will contain... yummy!

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... the free goodie that comes with the kit today.

 

Please click HERE for more information.

See you tomorrow!

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12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS FINE PRINT

• The Fig Tree 12 Days of Christmas sale starts on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, and lasts for 12 days.

• Each day a different kit, stocking stuffer or home dec goodie will be advertised. Each day a special offer will be made as well.

• Each special offer will only be available on that day. Each goodie will only be available while stock lasts. Many of the items offered will sell out on that day.

• For those of you who want to continue to purchase items throughout the 12 days of the sale but want us to hold your purchases for one shipment, you need to note that in the comments section of your order. If there is no note, we will ship the items as they are ordered.

• For those of you who have your items held for one shipment at the end, your orders will continue to accrue shipping charges for each order throughout the sale. We will calculate the actual shipping at the end and then refund any necessary shipping charges then. 


Our trip to PIQF

Each year we vend at the Pacific International Quilt Festival and each year we are humbled and surprised by how many of you travel to visit us from near and far. This is the only retail show that we do and we love the opportunity to say hi to our customers and hear from you so.... THANK YOU for stopping by and chatting and letting us know what your favorite products and patterns are. We appreciate you and all your amazing support of our business!

This year our whole family participated, our oldest on the cash register for several days, our middle trying his hand at the register as well for a few hours and our youngest.... well, she will tell anyone who will listen that she is famous as she is our cover model for many of the patterns!

As usual, it takes us much longer to dig out than we expect and we are still unpacking boxes, sending out orders and and re-approriating quilts... all while trying to get new products ready for Market. Makes me a bit tired just thinking about it all.

So here are a few shots of our booth....

 

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... a few of our bestselling TAPESTRY patterns, SPARKLE and PINEAPPLE & FIGS [ a few kits have come back from the show so if you missed out on them the first time around, nab one now], topped off with my seasonal favorite, CINDERELLA PUMPKINS [ we have a few kits of that one too].

 

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... DANCING DOLLIES & PRAIRIE ROSE in the foreground and the yummy PINEAPPLE & FIGS in the background.

 

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... a lot of little goodies and our brand new MILKY WAY pattern done in reds and taupes [pattern will be available next week I promise].

 

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... a truly yummy combination: JELLY PARFAIT on the table, the Halloween version of our LOLLIPOPS pattern on the right, a quilt from our new WITH FABRIC & THREAD BOOK on the top left [the cute little red purse is from the book too, the pumpkin with the initial is a mini project from a Fresh Vintage issue.

 

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... a little bit of everything...

 

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... MILKY WAY, POSTAGE STAMP Series, MARIGOLDS in the corner.



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... MILKY WAY [pattern coming] and the BLOSSOM quilt from the book. 

 

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 ... our brand new pattern LOLLIPOPS in the HARVEST version [ a few kits available]. This quilt is my current autumn love. Graphic and bold but wonderfully autumny feeling [pretty sure that is not a word but you know what I mean]! SPARKLE in the background.

 

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... same yumminess as above.

 

There was SO MUCH MORE TO SEE than our little corner of the show and we have a couple good links that I will share this weekend, but at least this is what we looked at for 4 days so thought we would share the view!

 

More info on new patterns coming very soon. To see the above kits we have available from the show, GO HERE. 


Pattern Showcase: Sparkle

Today I wanted to show some of our newest shots of our bestselling SPARKLE quilt. We thought that "sparkle" was such a perfect name for this project because it just twinkles with color even as you are still putting it together

So wonderful done in a variety of colors, I have some customers working on it in a patriotic group, in batiks and in romantic florals. I can't wait to see each and everyone of them!

 

This is one of those great projects that looks like a lot of time and labor went into it when in fact it really is a simple 4 block quilt. Even we were amazed each time we sewed up a new sample as to how quickly each star came together.  Each star can be made with a charm pack or scraps from your stash. The 4 blocks are then put together with a basic sashing, using up all the rest of the scraps or charm pack pieces.

 

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... the quilted wreaths and cross hatches on this quilt are just perfect I think. 

 

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PATTERN INFO:

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NAME: Sparkle

SIZE: 76" x 76" or 70" x 70" [depending on which version you make] or a 36" table topper version shown above. 

FABRIC: Made from our upcoming TAPESTRY collection, due out in stores in October '12. We have also made this pattern from our CALIFORNIA GIRL collection, in stores this past Spring. A great summer quilt from that group. More pictures of the quilt will be on our sidebar to the left by the end of this week.

There is also a striking burgundy background version that we will showcase tomorrow. 

This quilt uses MODA CANDY or charm packs or a Layer Cake. It is basically a perfect way to use up your favorite precuts!

Click here for more info.


Pattern Showcase: Pineapple & Figs

One of my all-time favorite patterns made from one of my all time favorite color palettes, PINEAPPLE & FIGS uses a no ruler, no funky cutting techniques method that makes these blocks come together in such a simple way that you won't believe it. Its just rectangles and squares. Really!

If you have ever wanted to make this classic block but didn't want to deal with templates or bias, then this really is for you. I think. Sewing these blocks is remarkably similar to  making a Log Cabin block and just as simple and basic.

It's perfect in these autumn flavored colors, or in a variety of others, although I am personally biased to this one. Autumn is my favorite time of the year and this color combo just sings to me. I should have put a cream SNUGGLE on the back... but then there would be a fight over who gets to use it every single day!

We have made it in a more summer flavored version out of our California Girl fabrics as well as a darker, more striking version made with a beautiful burgundy background [seen at the end of the post].There are just so many color varieties that I can visualize this pattern in!

 

If all goes according to plan, I will be doing a blog tutorial on this method in October! More info coming soon.

 

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PATTERN INFO:

NAME: Pineapple & Figs

 

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SIZE: 71" x 71"

FABRIC: Made from our TAPESTRY collection on the front and back cover, our CALIFORNIA GIRL collection on the inside pages. More inside shots from both of the above collections as well as the original version shown from the cover of our very first edition of our Fresh Vintage™ magazine.

Click here for more info.

 


Star Blooms

As the date for the fabric release of California Girl gets closer and closer, we get more excited about the possibilities of this fabric! So full of fresh colors that just "speaks" beach and spring and summer and picnics and little girl's dresses!

Just wanted to share my favorite quilt right now. Star Blooms. Love it. 

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And we have kits at a special introductory price!

And patterns too!

 

Have a great weekend.