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FIGS & FRIENDS COLLABORATION: Bundle #3

For those of you in the FIGS & FRIENDS PROGRAM… Its time for your third bundle of the 2021-2022 program year! We hope you guys enjoyed your previous bundles and are ready for the next! As of yesterday, it is officially… OUT THE DOOR & ON ITS WAY TO YOU!! ………………… Here is a little backstory to how this series got started in case you missed it… A few years ago I went to a quilt show called ROAD TO CALIFORNIA and got to visit with my fellow MODA designer and friend, Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings. We sat in her booth while she stitched and talked about the show and our fabric. As I looked around me at the sea of blues and indigos [her newest collection called INDIGO GATHERINGS has just released], I thought about how I could…

PATTERN SHOWCASE: ACORN WOODS

If you are a Fig Tree fan from over the years, you will already know this a thousand times over… but I LOVE AUTUMN. Love, love, love it. I love the food, the sweaters, the boots, the feel of the air, the leaves. I love the colors and the quilts. And the orange. And don’t get me started on pumpkin spice. I love the orange and the caramel and the cinnamon tones… bring on the fall colors friends! So when it came time to design something for our fall LITTLE BOX subscription [ a pattern that is always first offered to box subscribers and then released to the general public] I knew it had to have orange and feel like fall. But I wanted something “early fall”, a transitional quilt that could be brought out in August and didn’t feel like it was…

A Scrapbook of Quilts Sew Along: Final Week & Recap

Finger Update: Thanks for SO MANY of you who have messaged and emailed me about my finger mishap. Lets just say… I don’t talk and rotary cut anymore! It is not pretty but it is definitely healing okay. After a week of dressings and bandages, etc, we are finally starting to get something that looks like a scab! Who knew that I would be this excited for a scab! its all perspective, I guess, right? Anyway… enough about that! Thank you for the well wishes. Okay, now for the pillows. Get ready for some serious pillow photo overload! If you are looking for tips and our info on pillows and how we make them and finish them and embellishments, zippers, pillow forms, etc… take a look at any of the other 7 pillow posts we have done previous to this one. Also take a look…

NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH: “FIGGY SNIPS” SCISSORS

We have our own exclusive special embroidery scissors my friends and I am in love!! They are the perfect 4″ size for so many things and the teardrop shaped handles ensure that my fingers never get squished or cramped… handle perfection! I have tried out so many different handles over the years and truly these are the best shape and feel! They are so very stylish with the delicate decorative details… just beautiful with the play of black and gold! I am not sure I will ever use anything else! The scissors area beautiful gunmetal color with a little bit of gold filigree design in between and on the blades. NOTE: If you are a LITTLE BOX OF FIGS subscription member… you might want to hold off on getting one of these lovelies… unless you would like to have two. They are definitely a limited…

From the MODA CUTTING TABLE: A Fun Interview With Me!

Somehow I missed this lovely interview/article that MODA FABRICS posted on their blog last week while I was on vacation. If you want to read a bit more about me… here you go. LINK BELOW. Click HERE for the interview. Thank you Samantha and MODA for the kind words and great article…

A Scrapbook of Quilts Sew Along: Week #7

Welcome to WEEK #7!! We are working our way through my latest book, SCRAPBOOK OF FRIENDS, by making pillows for each block featured! Be sure to check out what my partner in crime, Carrie [HERE on Instagram] has to add to the festivities too. Carrie and I love working together and have really enjoyed collaborating on this book project over the last couple of years but we pretty much always do something a bit different so you will ALWAYS get two perspectives to everything if you follow along with us both! Also you will definitely want to see the MODA Blog Post HERE. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – WELCOME SPECIAL GUESTS: We have a NEW GUEST joining us this week. WELCOME ANNA DINEEN from The Wandering Path blog and Instagram. And of course KIMBERLY JOLLY is whipping up another fabulous pillow…

STRAWBERRIES & RHUBARB: COORDINATING SOLIDS

I have received a huge amount of questions about the matching solids to this collection recently so the moment I had a few minutes to spare, I thought I would share those colors with you… As you might or might not know, I don’t design fabric to match certain existing colors. Sometimes it works out that way and sometimes it doesn’t. I try to anchor a collection with a few Fig Tree standbys but usually the tones are a bit different or there are some that come from a completely different palette in my head and that don’t have good coordinating solids… Also something to note [I have mentioned this many times before but I figure its okay to repeat myself for all of you who are new here]… if you are ever looking for a coordinating solid to one of my Fig Tree collections…

Scrapbook of Quilts PILLOW ALONG: Week #6

Welcome to WEEK #6!! We are working our way through my latest book, SCRAPBOOK OF FRIENDS, by making pillows for each block featured! Be sure to check out what my partner in crime, Carrie [HERE on Instagram] has to add to the festivities too. Carrie and I love working together and have really enjoyed collaborating on this book project over the last couple of years but we pretty much always do something a bit different so you will ALWAYS get two perspectives to everything if you follow along with us both! Also you will definitely want to see the MODA Blog Post HERE. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – WELCOME SPECIAL GUESTS: We have a NEW GUEST joining us this week. WELCOME MELISSA CORRY, and you are not going to believe the crazy creative thing she did with her pillow this week…