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CROCHET SEW-ALONG: MAKE A BLOCK

So at this point in the game I can see that many of you have already made a block… or several… or for a few over achievers who I won’t mention, have made the whole quilt. Geesh! But for the rest of you who sew in between the other crazy bits and pieces of life and are moseying along at a summertime feeling pace :-)… here are some tips on sewing your blocks! 1- Once you have chosen your center and 3 rounds, start to make your Unit #1 and #2 for each round. Each round has a different amount of Unit #1, more units as it grows toward the outside of the block, but always the same (4) of Unit #2. 2- If you are new to our favorite SEW AND FLIP method, I hope you like it as much as we do. It is…

CROCHET SEW ALONG: CUTTING YOUR FIRST BLOCK

Good Morning my Crochet Sew Along Friends! We are so excited to be moving on to our “next step” today! There are some seriously yummy “fabric pulls” happening over on the #crochetsewalong hashtag… lots of you have jumped on board in the last few days! Have you taken a look? If not, you definitely will want to. They are inspiring and it is so much fun to see what everyone else is choosing! Comment on each other’s posts and let’s create a little Crochet Sew Along community together! And if you haven’t had a chance to do it yet, no worries at all, join us anytime at any phase of the SEW ALONG this summer. There is nothing as “too late to join” around here! Here are just a few of the “fabric pulls”&#8230…

Color Choices for the CROCHET SEW ALONG

As you decide your color palette for a scrappy quilt like this one, there are definitely a few things that you should keep in mind. VARIETY OF SCALE: For most of us, we are usually drawn to one type of print. Either we are large floral lovers, or tiny geometric lovers, or stripe lovers but whatever it is, we tend toward making the same kinds of choices in fabric because we are drawn to the same kinds of prints even if in a variety of colors. For a truly successful scrappy quilt, a variety of scale is important. So as you look at your “fabric pull” for this CROCHET quilt, take a look to see if you have the following: large florals, small geometrics, small multi color prints, dots, ginghams or checks, medium size prints. If you find that you are completely missing one category or another, I…

Crochet Sew Along

Hello Fig Tree Friends! Have you heard that we are are about to start our first ever SEW ALONG?We will be doing one of our brand new patterns, just released this week… it is called CROCHET… even though it is obviously not crochet :-)… it is a quilt that is my personal ode to the gorgeous art of the granny square afghan! For as long as I can remember, I have loved the classic granny square afghan, each multi colored block on a black crocheted background… just love them. I have tried to learn how to crochet and knit and its just a NO GO for me LOL. Believe me I have tried on numerous occasions. So one day, I set out to design a quilt that felt like everything that I loved about that granny square afghan and this is that pattern. I will talk…

Our 2019 Block of the Month Programs are underway!

JUST A BIT OF INFO TODAY We have been getting a lot of questions about our BOM programs lately so thought I would post all the info in one place… If you have been following along on our quilting adventures for a while you will know that over the last few years we have fallen in love with BOMS… otherwise known as BLOCK-OF-THE-MONTH programs. There is something so very satisfying about working on just a few unique blocks each month all year long and then having such a magnificent sampler done at the end. It is a totally addictive process if you ask me! For those of you who participate in those programs, this is all old hat to you. For those of you who have no idea what these programs consist of… here is some info: Some BLOCK OF THE MONTH programs out…

More CHANTILLY goodness coming your way!

So here are some more fun photos of the other patterns we have coming with the upcoming Chantilly collection. With each new collection we design [which happens anywhere from 2 to 3 times a year], we release a new set of patterns. These patterns are almost always done in the fabrics of that collection. But that doesn’t always mean that you have to do them that way. I hope to post more photos soon of some of these current patterns done in different palettes. But for now, yesterday I showed you TRELLIS and GARDEN GATE. Today I will feature MILK & BLOSSOMS and HANKIES 1,2,3. First up, MILK & BLOSSOMS. To answer the most commonly answered questions for this pattern: Yes, it is all pieced. No appliqué, no paper piecing and no templates. All of the pieces are totally straightforward and use our favorite SEW&amp…

CHANTILLY is coming soon!

Our Spring collection, CHANTILLY, is coming soon and very soon. March delivery. We just aren’t exactly sure when in March… but we are ready!! And we are also getting ready for all of your PRE ORDER KITS and ½ YARD BUNDLES and every other kind of goody and surprise!  Hopefully we will have a bit left of everything to share with those of you did not pre order. Let us know if you are interested in anything specific! A perfect little stack of CHANTILLY quilts.     A perfect little stack of CHANTILLY fabrics. Yum.     TRELLIS pattern. Grow your own garden whether on a white or grey background. Which is your favorite? Its pretty hard for me to pick!             GARDEN GATE pattern. All you need for this one is a LAYER CAKE and a couple CHARM PACKS + 2 different backgrounds…

2019 Wool BOM project is almost here!

ARE YOU JOINING US THIS YEAR?? We are so very excited about this year’s wool program.. we can hardly contain ourselves. For the last 2 years, we have done a large wool quilt as our mystery wool project and it has been crazy crazy popular with our customers. We have really loved working on each one. Why is it such a favorite you ask? 1- Because the colors of these wools are just too amazing… really… just look at them! Fig Tree colors at their best in the best wool on the market [made for us by Weeks Dye Works]! 2- Because wool is such a fabulous medium to work with if you want to try out a little appliqué… that is because it doesn’t have to be turned under at all. You cut out the shape and stitch it down.  Its amazing…