PATCHWORK TRAVEL DRAWSTRING BAG: FREE PDF PATTERN

If you caught my PREVIOUS BLOG POST and are making the JANUARY BLOOMS pattern using a LINEN CUPBOARD dessert roll, then you are likely aware you’ll have some leftovers. We wanted to make sure we used them up, so we created this fun patchwork drawstring bag. So cute, right?! Of course, you can use up ANY of your scraps to create these fun bags. I see a few more in my future, too! The oversized sizing of this one is what makes it particularly useful for me. Coming in at 13″ x 18″ before scrunching up…

AMERICAN PATCHWORK & QUILTING (APQ) – APRIL 2024 ISSUE: WEATHERVANE BLOCK

…and we’re back with another American Patchwork & Quilting (APQ) issue, exploring the conversation on modern vs. traditional quilting! For the April 2024 issue, I invited Alison Glass to join me. I’ve long admired her bold use of color and distinctive style. Together, we decided to explore the WEATHERVANE block! If you missed our first APQ [modern vs. traditional] conversation, be sure to head to THIS BLOG POST to read about log cabin favorites with Alexia Abegg from Ruby Star Society! OUR QUILT We used a variety of Fig Tree & Co. collections, and even…

MODA BLOCKHEADS 5: GROUP 2 – WEEK 7 – BREAK WEEK!

We have some exciting things happening behind the scenes, so we are using the week to take a BREAK. Be sure to visit us again next week, where we will be right back at it! …… This week’s designer is Vanessa Goertzen of LELLA BOUTIQUE and her block is called STAR BLOOM. Find the pattern in the QUICK LINKS section below. TIP: At quick glance, I would recommend pressing your A/B/C and D/E square-in-a-square units OPEN, rather than towards the triangle. As you start to add these units to each other…

PATTERN SHOWCASE: JANUARY BLOOMS

If you follow along with my Fig Tree patterns, you will probably know how much I love the challenge of designing a pattern around a specific MODA precut. This time it is the DESSERT ROLL that drew my design attention and given the soft, low volume nature of my LINEN CUPBOARD collection, I knew I wanted a simple, scrappy throw that really let those soft linen inspired prints shine. The addition of a few simple flower head blocks seemed like the perfect compliment. Go with our Springy vibe of yellow and green, or branch out on your own and choose…

MODA BLOCKHEADS 5: GROUP 2 – WEEK 6

This week’s designer is Melody Miller of Ruby Star Society and her block is called FAVORITE VINTAGE STAR. Be sure to check out her WEBSITE, where you can learn more about Melody (+ the other members of the lovely RSS crew!), view their fabrics, and see the blog! OUR BLOCK #6: FAVORITE VINTAGE STAR (6″ Finished) With more white space in this week’s block, it was fun to play with low volume prints, creating a subtle pinwheel design, for movement and sparkle! …… PIECING INSTRUCTIONS: I followed all cutting and piecing instructions as the MODA…