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Category: Chestnut Street Fabric

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…

Halloween Blooms

EDIT: We now have more bundles HALLOWEEN II available! Its that time everyone… summer is slowly coming to a close and many of us are starting to think of harvest time. Many of you will know what that means around here…. its VINTAGE HALLOWEEN BUNDLE TIME at Fig Tree!     Each year at about this time, we debut a new vintage Halloween feeling bundle full of butterscotch oranges, ivory creams, soft greys and charcoals and warm blacks. We look forward to working on this bundle each year and we know that so many of you look forward to seeing and using it too!   [pattern is also available on its own in the shop]  This year we have decided to use one of our favorite classic vintage blocks for the pattern. It is traditionally called ROLLING STONES but it also goes by lots of other…

Welcome Chestnut Street

I know we have been "sneak peeking" our brand new patterns for a while now and showing you snippets of fabric here and there. Hope you have enjoyed all the new goodies [hint… we are actually not quite done showing you some new yummies!   Today our bags are getting packed and we are off to Salt Lake for the biannual Quilt Market Extravaganza known as Quilt Market. So it felt like a good day to officially introduce you to our newest fabric collection, Chestnut Street. Fabric is due out in stores in September, 2016.   The fabric collection ships worldwide in September, so be sure to ask… and yes, pester… your local quilt shop to see if they are planning on carrying it!  We love the retro feel of this group and fee like it is a great "sister" group to our wildly…

Introducing… Granny Style

 I have always wanted to work on a granny square quilt but some never got up the umph needed to make all those little strip set. So when I saw this vintage quilt with a block that such great unique feel and movement and yet felt to me in the style of all of those great granny square quilts, I jumped on the chance. Chestnut Street seemed like the perfect retro feeling collection for it!   … the quilt is almost entirely out of Chestnut street with a few other fabrics thrown in when I ran out of good combinations that I liked!      … the pattern cover PATTERN INFO NAME:  Granny Style. Sample pieced by Sherri McConnell FABRIC: Made from our upcoming Chestnut Street Fabric [fabric available September 2016] and 2 older fabrics thrown in for a bit of added variety. Fat 1/8 yds. or…

Introducing… Somersault

Today we continue with another brand new pattern. Our new Layer Cake [or any set of 10" squares] pattern, Somersault is simple and fun to assemble. The outside black checkerboard sets off this easy quilt and makes it something special and unique. Such a simple block with so much movement!     NAME: Somersault SIZE: 67" X 73" FABRICS: We used our upcoming Chestnut Street collection, due out in stores in September 2016. We have another sample made from past collections too but it is still being quilted. We will show you that one after Market! This pattern is perfect for a Layer Cake or a collection of 1/8 yd. cuts if you prefer…

Introducing…. MIDNIGHT

Its that time everyone… every market season we introduce all of our new patterns to you here, one at a time throughout the week or weeks leading up to Market.  This is our first official reveal.   A quilt I have wanted to make forever and something that I am so happy is now in my personal collection. As most of you already know, I am a little bit obsessed with the MODA Black Crossweave fabric and have been adding it to things for a while now. I might or might not be hoarding full bolts for personal use. Just maybe! For those of you who are doing our RETRO WOOL BOM, this is the same fabric. Its just a little bit perfect for this quilt. I think. Next up on my list of must do… the cream version. But that will most definitely have to wait until…