Fig Tree Goes Grunge!

Happy Friday, everyone! I’m excited about today’s blog post because I get to show you something new to the Fig Tree shop. Over the years, many of you have reached out to me to ask which Moda Grunges coordinate best with Fig Tree fabrics. I’m happy to announce that I can finally answer that question for you! For those of you who love Grunge, I don’t really need to say any more. But if you’re new to quilting or just haven’t heard of Moda’s Grunge collection, here’s a little background info from our friends at Moda: “If you’re not familiar with Grunge, it’s a unique fabric that is dyed first, then printed on one side to create a unique, textured look.  While the printing is the same for all Grunge fabrics, the final look of them can…

MODA Blockheads Block #25 and #26

Welcome to Week #26 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG! Hello friends! Its another lovely Wednesday morning and you know what that means! I missed you guys last week… it was just one of those weeks, you know? I am sure we all have them. This week we are back to the lovely Janet Clare and her beautiful subdued design style. Check out her fun ZIGZAG BLOCK HERE and download the pattern directions. The thing I like the most about this particular pattern… you can pretty much make it any size you want! We opted for (1) strong red, (1) soft red/cream dot print and one ivory solid and the 6″ size. But this would also make such a wonderful strip design… just keep going until you reach the length you like! As you can see we used flying geese instead of HST’s…

Patriotic Flag Pillow Tutorial

Happy July! A couple of months ago, I did an Instagram takeover for Moda Fabrics and posted a quick video tutorial of this fun flag pillow that you can whip up in an afternoon. But sometimes it’s nice to have instructions in writing, so I thought I’d put that tutorial here on my blog as well, just in time for some last-minute patriotic sewing on this 4th of July weekend! (If you’re more of a visual person and haven’t seen the video tutorial, you can find it in my Highlights under the bio on my Instagram account, @figtreeandco.) This pattern is scrap-friendly, so dive into your scrap stash—or grab a few fat quarters for a more controlled look. Cutting Instructions Piece the Sawtooth Star…

Merry Makers E-Book Giveaway!

EDIT: Kayleen Rich you are our kit winner! Please email us with your address. Today we are joining in with the other MODA BLOCKHEADS designers and giving away one of the MODA ALL STARS E-books from the lovely folks at Martingale. If you have some time today… you might want to visit the other Blockheads and put your “hat in the race” for each giveaway. Over the years I have participated in many of these fabulous collaboration books but did you know the idea behind them? Each “MODA ALL STAR” book is a combination of Moda designers & other MODA friends and the proceeds of each book go to a different charity? I love that so much! Today the GIVEAWAY is for the MERRY MAKERS which has one of my all time favorite Christmas projects in it…. All proceeds from Merry Makers sales…

MODA Blockheads: Block 24

Welcome to Week #24 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG! Hello friends! Its another lovely Wednesday morning and you know what that means! This week we are back to Stacy and her whimsical design style. Stacy and I both share something near and dear to our hearts… we both live in California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. You might say we are “neighbors” so its nice to be working on this block :-). Check out those cute little blocks “WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR” through her link HERE and download the pattern directions. We actually kept our little houses separate and apart since we are going to put them into one of our sashing settings in the final layout… So we made (4) 4″ houses, each one a different red print and we are planning on mixing them up with some…

Announcing… FIGS & SHIRTINGS

Hello Fig Tree Friends… I am so happy to share my newest upcoming fabric collection for MODA fabrics. Every once in awhile, there is a group that just captures my heart before I even see it in person for the first time… and this is one of those collections for me. Introducing FIGS & SHIRTINGS, due in stores in October 2020. You all probably know that I draw a lot of inspiration from vintage quilts that I find while rummaging through flea markets. On one recent expedition, I spied an antique 1930s quilt that called my name, and from that quilt, Figs & Shirtings was born! Get comfy, because this post is jam-packed with lots of eye candy and helpful preorder information! FIGS & SHIRTINGS There were so many perfect prints in that quilt that begged to be brought back to life after nearly 100 years…but…

MODA Blockheads: Block 23

Welcome to Week #23 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG! Hello friends! Its another lovely Wednesday morning and you know what that means! This week we have come back to the sweet and lovely VANESSA of Lella Boutique. I think I’ve already told you how much we enjoy playing with Vanessa at Quilt Market. Another fun fact: Eric calls her Vanessa 2.0… since she is one of two Vanessa’s on our design team. I guess we are back to that little sister thing again :-)… Check out her super cute block “LUCKY PENNY” through her link HERE and download the pattern directions. We did the 8″ size for this cute little block… It was a perfect opportunity to choose (16) different scraps and mix them all up for (16) little snowballs! As much as possible, we tried to alternate &#8220…

MODA BLOCKHEADS: Block #22

Welcome to Week #22 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG! Hello friends! Its another lovely Wednesday morning and you know what that means! This week we have come back to the LAURIE part of the Laurie and Polly duo known as Minick & Simpson… I am pretty sure I mentioned this last time but Laurie has the best sense of humor ever. You feel like she is super quiet and she is possibly not really paying attention and then… wham, a Laurie zinger. True story. Laurie always makes Quilt Market more enjoyable. Check out her classic block “HENS & CHICKS” through her link HERE and download the pattern directions. We did the 6″ size for this classy little block… To “dress up” this vintage block, we chose 3 different reds, 1 very much lighter than the other two as well as 2…