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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…

Fig Tree Mystery Sampler II

UPDATE: The program is sold out as of now. We are so very sorry that it went so fast. We are trying to see if we can add any more spots but it all depends on fabric availability and how many more bolts we can find. If you are interested in a spot, please email us and we will add you to the wait list. Please understand that we are just not set up as as a standard quilt store and don't have the capability to cut, prepare and ship an unlimited amount of kits. We started these programs as a way of reaching customers that don't have a good local quilt store near them and their popularity has grown so tremendously each time that there is simply no way for us to keep up! We have already doubled and then tripled our initial BOM spots…

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…

Classic Yuletide BOM Updates…

We are well under way on our latest Block-of-the-Month program and have just sent out Month 4 last week so hopefully all of you have received it by now. We are really enjoying the various combinations of red, green and cream that we are getting to play with and hope that you are too! We are tracking many of you via your emails and photos and your Instagram posts and it looks like many of you are keeping on track and current! I am so proud of you! This program is only two 16" blocks each month so it is totally "keepupable". I think that should be word, don't you? Here are some photos of the each month's blocks so far…      … this photo shamelessly borrowed from Greg at greydogwoodstudio on Instagram because our second block for…

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…

Vintage Farmhouse BOM

Good morning everyone! At first I hesitated to post more about our Vintage Farmhouse BOM because we had so many of you that wanted to join and we just didnt have enough spots for all of you. We ran out of a few key pieces of fabric early on and weren't able to accomodate everybody. We always try to plan for the biggest number possible, but you often surprise us with your tremendous interest and then we are stuck. Sorry about that. All that to say, I wasn't going to talk too much about it given the shortage. But since there ARE so many of you who are working on it and after receiving yet more emails and commments that you really want to feel connected and to see the progress… here goes a little photo journey of some of the blocks. Some of…