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2016 Mystery Fig Tree Sampler

As I write this, I should be finishing up the binding on this lovely 2016 project. My Instagram friends urged me to finish up the binding so that I could consider it a February finish and that is just the cheering section I need right about now to get this one done! UPDATE: BINDING DONE [see last photo] !! Sometimes I absolutely love binding and sometimes… well sometimes not so much [usually depending on what else I have to do at the same time]! These annual samplers have surely become my favorite projects of all time. The one from 2015 was based a little bit more around a sherbet palette with navy as the darkest element [I will share some comparison photos in a few days]. This sampler from 2016 went a bit more retro and was based around my Farmhouse and Strawberry Fields collections and used a chalkboard black…

Mystery Sampler Updates

Well hello everyone! We are now starting to prepare month #3 packages for all of our 2016 Block of the Month programs and so it seemed like a perfect time for some updates here on the blog. For more regular updates, follow me on Instagram as I post there much more often there! I am figtreeandco  !!   MYSTERY SAMPLER BOM Can I say that I am already in love with this sampler and I don't even know how its going to turn out in the end? … month #1 blocks above.   If you are signed up for our Mystery Sampler Block of the Month program, you just received your second month last week and hopefully you are working away at some of those fun blocks… see below.   I can't wait to add some orange and grey into next month's block selection…

Finally… MODA’S MODERN BUILDING BLOCKS FIG TREE STYLE FINISH!

I know that this one was a really long time in coming! First it took us a while to get the finished blocks put together into 2 lap size quilts [that was what we decided to do instead of the one really large quilt that was a little bit too much for us]. We decided to redo a few of the pink blocks once I decided that the quilts were going to be for my boys. One can "hang with" a bit of pink. The other one… not so much :-)! Then it took a while to get it on Diana's long list of quilts to quilt. Then it took a while to decide what to quilt on it. Baptist Fan seemed like the perfect choice as soon as we thought of it! Then it took quite a while for me to get it to the top…

Deadlines, Fun Projects & More!

Hello Friends! I love SO many of the suggestions that you guys sent in for naming the boy turtle on the Fiona pattern but I think I am going to have to go with…. Finn! I love Fiona and Finn and I totally wish that I had thought of us naming the boy before the pattern went to print! Oh well, he will just have to be Finn to us personally even if only Fiona is named on the pattern LOL! But I do also love the idea of Baby Fergus so I am going to work up a baby turtle as soon as I can. When I do, I will give you guys some info on how to make him if you have the Fiona pattern. Thanks everyone… that was fun! I think Claudia was the first one to mention Finn and Joni mentioned Fergus and Merrilee mentioned Baby…

The Vintage Sampler BOM…finished!

Edit:  The backing is the grey/cream sampler fabric #37061 in the grey color [its an older fabric that I am not sure tha is available anywhere which is why I didn't specify what it was] . The quilter is Diana Johnson of course… I can't believe I forgot to give you her name! If you are interested in having her quilt something for you, just email me and I will send your info to her!   I could say a lot of things and explain a lot of blocks and quilting, etc…. but I know you just want to see the pics of the quilting so here they are as requested. The quilt is not even completely bound yet, but close enough! We bound in red and backed in a cream sampler print from Julie & Eric Comstock, Baby Jane collection. The tiny…

Samplers…

Over the last couple of weeks,  I have received a few emails from customers with questions about what samplers were, how they worked and were the idea came from. I knew a little bit about the topic but as a result of these questions, I did a bit more research and thought I would share them with you…   A BIT OF HISTORY …the vintage sampler our VINTAGE FARMHOUSE was based around. It seems that prior to the mid 1800's, most quilts were traditionally created as medallion style quilts, both here in the US and back in England. The center medallion was the focal element of the quilt and the remainder of the quilt was created around the medallion with various borders both plain and intricate.   In the early 1800's, American quilters slowly began experimenting with the currently more utilized, grid pattern…

Vintage Farmhouse BOM on its way…

We are working like crazy to get ready for our upcoming 12 DAY OF CHRISTMAS SALE coming up soon…. [for those of you who have never done this sale with us, we will have more info soon/for those of you who know what is coming, get ready! But I thought I would pop my head in for a quick moment and show you some quick pics of the Vintage Farmhouse Block of the Month quilt. It is finally put together and on its way to the quilter. I cannot wait to see it all finished and quilted and bound…. and beautiful! I am so in love with this quilt ladies, I can't even tell you!         Its a dreary kind of day so the photos are not the greatest but I thought it was time to at lesast show you something. We…