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WINTER WALK IN THE WOODS: Week #4

Susan and I Welcome You Back to the Winter Walk in the Woods Sew Along Week #4!  Thanks so much for joining us as we work our way through this Winter Walk adventure over the next few weeks. From Susan: We are still working on stars this week, and these particular stars will sparkle in the border of your quilt!  Constructed exactly just like Star # 2 from last week, these stars will form the basis of your pieced borders.  Grab Cream Print #6 and let’s get started! We opted to use the Cream Print #6 for the center of our stars and the solid ivory for the points.  You should have lots of variety left in your cream prints, so feel free to pick a small scale tonal cream print or more of Cream Print #6 for your star points if you prefer a scrappier feel…

WINTER WALK IN THE WOODS: Week #3

Susan and I Welcome You Back to the Winter Walk in the Woods Sew Along Week #3!  Thanks so much for joining us as we work our way through this Winter Walk adventure over the next few weeks. From Susan: This week we are lifting our eyes to the midnight sky and making a grouping of sparkling stars.   For these stars, feel free to mix and match Creams 1-5, and any unlabeled creams you might have with your solid ivory.  (Be sure to hold back Cream #6 for next week). We opted to sew most of our stars with a print center and solid ivory star points, but feel free to make your star points out of a print for added interest! Since all of the stars are the same block and we just varied the size, be sure to label your blocks to…

WINTER WALK IN THE WOODS: Week #2

Susan and I Welcome You Back to the Winter Walk in the Woods Sew Along!  Happy New Year! Thanks so much for joining us as we work our way through this Winter Walk adventure over the next few weeks. From Susan: Welcome back to the Winter Walk in the Woods Quilt Along!  I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year Celebration.  My family had a quiet day with a walk on the beach, sharing our hopes and dreams for 2022.  I hope your day was just as magical! This week we are going to jump right in and start sewing blocks for our quilt.  Gather up your background fabric, and Creams 1-5 that you identified last week and we will get started! Note on directions and cutting:  Due to the construction of the quilt, each section or type…

Winter Walk in the Woods- Week #1 “Gather Your Goodies”

Welcome to the Winter Walk in the Woods Sew Along!  Thanks so much for joining us as we work our way through this Winter Walk adventure over the next six weeks. I am so glad you have joined us during this “in between week” between Christmas and the New Year… to me, it always feels like a great time to clean up our sewing space a little and start something wintery and new! My friend Susan Vaughan has graciously agreed to lead us on our winter sew along journey for a second year in a row, so let’s get started. From Susan: Last winter, I designed Winter Solstice, a chambray and cream two color quilt.  Its simple, Nordic feel was perfect for the cold winter nights and the feeling of uncertainty we all felt.  Joanna graciously agreed to host a sew along…

Merry Christmas!

Hello Fig Tree Friends! I wanted to take a minute and wish everyone a peaceful, joyful and love filled week… I know we don’t all celebrate the same thing and in the same way. I know that the holidays are joyous full occasions for some and lonely quiet times for others. I know that this season can get super overwhelming for others. Whatever it is, we understand and acknowledge that we are a bit global village of quilters and come from so many different places and situations. I hope that all of us, regardless of circumstance, can have a moment of peace and joy this season. If nothing else, I hope that my fabrics and patterns bring that moment! So I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas or a Happy Holidays and want everyone to know that we appreciate that you are here with us, that…

A WINTER WALK IN THE WOODS

I hope that everyone is enjoying these holiday weeks leading up to Christmas and that you are all able to have a little time to breathe and take in the sights and sounds of winter… wherever that may be and whatever that might look like in your part of the country or world! I wanted to give you guys a quick update on our fabric info for the upcoming A WINTER WALK IN THE WOODS SEW ALONG. The SEW ALONG will start on December 28th with a “gather your supplies and prepare yourself” week so that everyone can get themselves together after the holidays. Susan’s idea behind this winter sew along is to give us all something wintery and fun to work on as we wrap up the Christmas season but still have a long stretch of winter wonder ahead of us. Our full kits…

Thank you for your support!!

As we start to organize and sort and pack up the boxes this year, I just wanted to thank you guys again for an amazing sale and your unbelievable support of our small family business. As always, you guys showed up in a serious way and we can’t even begin to express how thankful we are for your enthusiasm, your kind words and your loyalty! We have the best customers ever! This year we tried as hard as we could to offer more of the fabric items so that they would last longer each day and I think we succeeded in that department. I have heard back from so many of you who told me that you were able to grab a few more of the kits than you were in years past. We also introduced a few new FIG TREE SWAG that we will try to carry…

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: Day #8

Hello my Fig Tree Friends! It’s the 8th and FINAL day of the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE. If you want to shop, then here we go! Just CLICK HERE. ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME, EIGHT MAIDS A-MILKING. BUNDLE FOR THE DAY BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND AGAIN THIS YEAR. So this might have been the most fun to shop for… on a personal level :-). My daughter and I scoured my favorite home stores for great Christmas mugs in a variety of styles… but all mugs that I would love to have in my own home for Christmas, filled them up with a few favorite fat quarters and am sending them on their way to you.  This is a perfect gift to yourself or a sewing friend…From our house to yours, Merry Christmas! Mugs are assorted and…