A little Sneak & a Peek



You know when you see fabric that just makes your heart skip a beat?  

That is what this is doing for me right now. I know, I know… part of me feels like I can't say that about my own work and I should wait for someone else to say it. But I can't!

I also have to admit that this is not always true of every collection or design I do. Sometimes I really like them and think they are good. Sometimes I love them. Sometimes I wish I could have added something more or expressed my vision a bit differently. Sometimes its a combo of all of the above.

But sometimes, I dream about them before they get here.  This is one of those times.

I have so many more pics to show you but I think it might be best to wait just a bit. It's called TAPESTRY. Hope it adds some loveliness to your day.


Stay tuned for another big reveal this week. We are just full of surprises around here.


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  1. beritbunny | 7th Mar 12

    OOh; what a sneak peek! Definitely liking it more than your last (forgot title; the line after Strawberry Fields). 😀

  2. Johanna | 7th Mar 12

    Goodness! I think that I better get sewing so I can make room for some of that!

  3. Natalya H | 7th Mar 12

    I love it!!!!

  4. Dianne | 7th Mar 12

    very pretty!

  5. Nicola | 7th Mar 12

    Job done: gorgeous…can’t wait to see what you make with it! x

  6. Barbara G | 7th Mar 12

    LOVE the colors – can’t wait!

  7. Karen | 7th Mar 12

    Ah, the caramels/butterscotch again. It is a different colour palette- I can’t put my finger on exactly what is different, but it just is. I am a Fig Tree groupie. It looks great!

  8. elizabeth | 7th Mar 12

    The colors are so warm and inviting! Love it!

  9. Suzy McQ | 7th Mar 12

    Loving the pallette so much….the oranges, the sea green…..you have every right to feel wonderful about your new line! A huge congrats!

  10. Beth | 7th Mar 12

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

  11. Jenny | 7th Mar 12

    oooooh, pins and needles over here!

  12. Sandra Davidson | 7th Mar 12

    Love the colors, just beautiful can’t wait to see them full out. Blessings Samdra

  13. Frankie | 7th Mar 12

    Ooohhh, they look beautiful! Can’t wait to see the whole collection. 🙂

  14. Margaret | 7th Mar 12

    Can’t wait to see the reveal!

  15. Sandy A in St. Louis | 7th Mar 12

    Very pretty! Thanks for the sneak peek!

  16. Karen | 7th Mar 12

    Beautiful Joanna — can’t wait to see those other pictures you have !!


  17. Janan | 7th Mar 12

    Oh my, I love the butterscotch and plum! I think you have a Great collection here. Can’t wait to see more!

  18. Tracey Rampling | 8th Mar 12

    I just love the colour palettes that you use!

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  21. Jan | 8th Mar 12

    Well, you wouldn’t have had to wait long for someone to say how absolutely gorgeous these are! The colors all stacked up remind me of sorbet.

  22. cynthia | 8th Mar 12

    I am excited more than ever for this collection!

  23. Susan | 8th Mar 12

    Love the plum-purples, then the golds -taupes-pale blue-red -the creams which bursts from California Girl. PS It’s also 2012 intro says..

  24. Patricia Conner | 8th Mar 12

    My scissors are sharpened- my pins are twinkling- my needles are trembling. Lets GO GIRL………

  25. Ceil | 8th Mar 12

    Beautiful! It’s just amazing how you continue to keep everything so fresh and lovely.

  26. Hildy | 8th Mar 12

    Love the mint, grey, red and cremes! When will these cuties hit the market?

  27. Miss Nancy | 8th Mar 12

    Lovely, lovely, lovely!!!

    Have a super great day!

  28. Melanie Moraites | 8th Mar 12

    Congratulations! You should be proud of yourself. Looks luscious! Can’t wait to see it in person.

  29. grace | 8th Mar 12

    Great name, “Tapestry” and really exciting developments in colour and pattern that I feel sure will add rich new dimensions to my stash (already blessed with your past work) Thanks for this peek at the next delightful step with you.

  30. Mary | 8th Mar 12

    It is beautiful! Love the colors

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  32. RebT | 8th Mar 12

    You know when my heart skips a beat? When I see a Fresh Figs email on my phone! It is the first one I open— always beautiful and never a chore. Thanks Joanna. RebT

  33. Carole Kurth | 8th Mar 12

    Oh, (gasp!) WOW!! loving the plum, and aqua, and caramel, and….

  34. Margie | 8th Mar 12

    Love it! Now I need to start saving for it after I finish saving for my other favorite of yours – California Girl. So lovely – all of your fabrics are! 🙂

  35. Linda Kay Smith | 8th Mar 12

    Your sense of color and your color combinations are so lovely. And they are distinctive as yours. Keep up the great work.

  36. Joanna | 8th Mar 12

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Hildy submitted a comment on A little Sneak a Peek

    Tapestry will be in stores this fall 2012!

  37. Joanna | 8th Mar 12

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] RebT submitted a comment on A little Sneak a Peek

    That is so sweet! You just made my day with your comment. Thank you so much!

  38. Joanna | 8th Mar 12

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Linda Kay Smith submitted a comment on A little Sneak a Peek

    I am working all the time to keep things fresh and different and yet still me… sometimes its really hard so thank you for noticing!


  39. maria elena | 8th Mar 12

    Oh I like it, big and dreamy!

  40. Brenda | 8th Mar 12

    Those red-oranges and aquas. Gotta get it. You are a fabric addicts best friend. And her bank accounts worst enemy! LOL

    Can’t wait to see more pics.

  41. Mary Carole Dolce | 8th Mar 12

    Ooooh…from what I can see, I’m in love with Tapestry! 🙂 And just so you know I absolutely love all of your collections. In fact, I JUST ordered a California Girl fat quarter bundle this morning!! Keep up the lovely work! ~ Mary Carole

  42. Joanna | 8th Mar 12

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Brenda submitted a comment on A little Sneak a Peek

    That is my favorite comment so far!!

    Thanks for making my day, Joanna

  43. greg | 8th Mar 12

    Yay! The colors look both new and familiar at the same time (how do you do that?!) And I’m happy that I got a phone call from your team today saying that the Boardwalk kits are shipping next week!

  44. Karin | 8th Mar 12

    It’s very beautiful. 🙂

  45. Patty | 8th Mar 12

    OH NO!! Your fabric lines just keep getting better and better. This is definately my FAVORITE of all of your lines. Now I’m going to have to pinch my pennies so I can buy some of this. It is beautiful!!

  46. Mary Ann | 8th Mar 12

    Oh those creams…and is that a plum I see in the very bottom of the stack? very yummy!

  47. Deb F. | 8th Mar 12

    Your sneak peek is a feast for the eyes – can’t wait to see more.

  48. Tami | 8th Mar 12

    When someone is as talented as you are Joanne, designing one amazing fabric collection after another, you have every right to toot your own horn!! Tapestry is very pretty and I cannot wait to see what you make with it!

  49. Joanna | 8th Mar 12

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] greg submitted a comment on A little Sneak a Peek

    New and familiar is exactly the plan, how did you know?

    And we are very much looking forward to shipping out those kits to you guys!

  50. Joanna | 8th Mar 12

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Patty submitted a comment on A little Sneak a Peek

    Aww… Thank you so much for your sweet comment!


  51. Anna | 9th Mar 12

    These are beautiful! I love all your work! Your fabric lines are wonderful and love your patterns. I check your blog almost everyday to see what you have for us. Thank you for your inspiration.

  52. Eileen | 9th Mar 12

    Wow! You and Apple are on the same “big reveal” schedule : ) My Fig Tree stash is going to need it’s own room soon. Love the new line!

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  54. Mary Kay | 9th Mar 12

    I love Fig Tree and this line looks like another lovely collection!

  55. Chris | 9th Mar 12

    Tapestry is HEAVEN. That blue and that fig tree red. OMG this stack looks velvety soft and delicious. I can’t wait to get my hands on it! Well done!

  56. Nina | 14th Mar 12

    This is GORGEOUS! I am making a Strawberry Fields Farmer’s Wife and I am just a few prints short for some of the fussy cuts I wanted to do.. I think this line would be perfect to mix it up with! it’s just gorgeous!!

  57. Nicole Willmore | 20th Mar 12

    I can’t wait to see it. I love everything you design!

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