A Little Blossom, A Little Jam



A little Blossom and a little Jam. I guess I might have been
a little bit hungry when I originally named this pattern! But more likely I was
thinking of my last trip to London, or more precisely, the Cottswold villages
right outside of London. It seems that anytime we sat down for a snack there,
we were offered something “with jam”. Mostly “scones with jam” I think, but
also other things with jam.


Oh, I would really love to be back there now. Or at least
have some really good jam :-).




This little project is one of my current favorites. Its kind
of funny with the way things work around here, I don’t often get to enjoy the
projects during their actual season. We created this little table topper in
early Spring, just in time to debut for Quilt Market in May. We finished it and
photographed it for the cover and then sent it on its way to visit its share of
stores. Then the patterns were actually finished up and printed and they began
shipping to the quilt shops and the topper continued to travel.


The fabric that it was created with, TAPESTRY, however, did
not start to arrive in stores until the last couple of weeks  [for all of those yummy precuts] and the
yardage is still to come [later in October].  And suddenly my little topper is back at hom



And so in a little twist of timing, I get to enjoy my little
Blossoms & Jam before she goes off on another adventure to another quilt
shop or perhaps to a show or two in the fall. Meanwhile, here she is and more
importantly…. She brings kits with her!!

Check it out HERE for more info. Or HERE for just the pattern.


Name: Blossoms & Jam.

Size: 16” round

Fabric: Cover sample made from TAPESTRY. Back cover samples
also made from CALIFORNIA GIRL. Uses (1) charm pack or (2) of the yummy new






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  1. Deb H. | 26th Sep 12

    I love the scalloped edge.

  2. Patty | 26th Sep 12

    That is sooo cute! I am going to have to make myself one.

  3. Terri U | 27th Sep 12

    The table topper is cute and I really love your new tapestry line but could you enlighten me; is the table runner with the baskets in your new book or in one of your other publications as I have not seen it as a stand alone pattern?

  4. Beth Beal | 27th Sep 12

    I love the way you made the center! It complements the scalloped edging very well! This story made me think of one of my favorite holiday movies: “The Holiday!”

  5. Terry | 27th Sep 12

    What a sweet little topper…love the fabric and scalloped edge!

  6. Joanna | 27th Sep 12

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Terri U submitted a comment on A Little Blossom, A Little Jam

    Yes, the table runner with the baskets is from our new book. It is one of my favorite projects and we have it on our dining room table now! If you are interested, our book is available on our website http://store.figtreeandcompany.com/

  7. Joanna | 27th Sep 12

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Beth Beal submitted a comment on A Little Blossom, A Little Jam

    I love that movie!! I think I might have to go rent it this weekend!

  8. annelies | 28th Sep 12

    Hi Joanna….

    Not on topic, but could not find another way to ask my question. Just got your newest book as a birthday gift ( LOVE IT) and my first project will be the Fresh Vintage Patchwork ( I LOVE quilts with houses). On page 179 it says to go to this page to get the information on the “all yellow” variation. Could you direct me to where this would be. I could not find it.
    I LOVE your introduction and the book is WONDERFUL. I am blessed to have friends that gift me with something I enjoy SEW much. XXX

  9. Nicola | 30th Sep 12

    Yummy – table topper and jam – and I’ve only just noticed the little piced flower at the centre. Hope you get to enjoy it at home for a little while yet 😉

  10. Nicola | 30th Sep 12

    *pieced* (dread to think what piced means..)x

  11. Wendy | 2nd Oct 12

    Just finished my farmer’s wife quilt using all fig tree fabrics. It turned out great!


    Thanks for your continued creativity and inspiration!

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