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Introducing CHANTILLY

This weekend, as we speak, is Quilt Market in Houston which means that it is time to show you what we have coming up for 2019! It is always a little bit strange to share with you items that you can only look at for 6 months but that is the way the industry operates. We create it for you a year in advance, we show it to stores 6 months in advance, they look and purchase and then all the goodies show up in the stores 6 months later. So all of that to say, this weekend is a big “showing” weekend in Houston and even though we are not there in person due to some personal family stuff, all of our quilts and goodies are and our fabulous MODA reps are selling the fabric left and right… literally! So today we wanted to start our…

Introducing…..

Well…. I bet you think I am writing from Houston right about now but I'm not this year. I kinda wish I was right about now as I am thinking of all my friends and colleagues in their grubbies setting up thier booths, living on trail mix & Monster drinks, working like dogs, not getting a lunch break, running around trying to organize last minute details, worrying about product launches…. oh wait, I am not missing any of that LOL!   What I am missing, is catching up with some of my closest designer friends, seeing what wonderful new collections and designs my colleagues have dreamt up, hanging out with our wonderful MODA team and getting to say hi to some of our favorite customers! I do really miss being in the midst of it all!   Instead this year we are at home, watching Market…

A little Sneak & a Peek

  You know when you see fabric that just makes your heart skip a beat?   That is what this is doing for me right now. I know, I know… part of me feels like I can't say that about my own work and I should wait for someone else to say it. But I can't! I also have to admit that this is not always true of every collection or design I do. Sometimes I really like them and think they are good. Sometimes I love them. Sometimes I wish I could have added something more or expressed my vision a bit differently. Sometimes its a combo of all of the above. But sometimes, I dream about them before they get here.  This is one of those times. I have so many more pics to show you but I think it might be…

Another Chicken Dinner….

… You know what I mean! We have another winner or two tonite….   WINNERS On 9/18 at 4:59, Loraine said: "I love everything Fig Tree, and thank you for the chickens, they are so cute, I have been in hosp, for 10 days so missed part of the Country Fair blog hop, glad to see your projest here, thanks Lorraine Isaac"   And on 9/15 at 7:25  Laurel said: "Wow there are over 1400 comments and crazy me I am still going to leave a comment! I am really into brown right now, but I do love green and blue as well. Your fabrics are delightful and I would love to be one of the lucky 4;)" Send us an email ladies and we will get a box of Butterscotch & Rose scraps out to you both.   &#0160…

Almost Here

Its been one of those weeks around here, maybe its been one of those months but I am not quite ready to declare that! We have been working on so many things that we just can't share yet that I have been stumped on what to blog about. I guess that is a good problem to have! So here are a few updates that I can share… ALMOST HERE… BUTTERCUP is almost here!  Buttercup, our newest fabric collection, is due to release to stores in February so for all those of you who have been patiently waiting for its arrival, only a few more days or weeks depending on where you live! This line has a classic fresh Spring Fig Tree palette with color names like coral rose, sugar snap, lily stone, bluebell, buttercup and primrose. Doesn't that just make you think of…

Houston Here We Come

I'm sitting at the airport right now waiting for a delayed flight to Houston. Quilt Market will be underway within days and then before you know it- all this waiting and working and sewing and tweeting and formatting and drawing and photoshopping and designing will all be over and we'll be home again. I never feel quite ready when it all starts and I can never believe that its all over when it is. And this is easily the 14th or 15th time I am doing this. You'd think I would be "in the groove" of things more after all that practice. But… NO!   Anyway, in the coming days I will be showing you our newest goodies, one by one and also sharing a few extra special kits that we have available from our show last week at Pacific International…

The last bits of summer…& a little giveaway

….giveaway is now closed. thank you so much. Its almost that time. That one day a year that I get so caught up in what they are wearing, what their hair looks like, whether their shoes are tied right, what they eat for breakfast… That day that I think about [yeah perhaps even obsess over just a bit] probably more than they do. I am both so looking forward to it and dreading it. Its tomorrow.  The school supplies have been acquired with minimum problem. Dare I might say that it was fun. Well, maybe not quite fun but not horrible! Staples and Target with 3 kids and 4 lists of things that need to be gotten… well, it can be just a bit overwhelming! I registered my oldest in Jr. High last week. He got a locker. And gym clothes. And there were girls flirting…

Fabric Updates & a little waiting

  Pictured above: When the going gets tough around here, my daughter and I go into the backyard and "make bouquets".  Now I do have to set the stage for you just a bit… as a family we don't do a lot of work in the garden until after Quilt Market, so whatever is growing or better yet, blooming, back there is either overgrown or has self-seeded from years past. Soooo, our favorite activity includes making bouquets from our overgrown herb plants… a little parsley, mint and oregano accented by the few blooms that we were able to scare up here and there. Those are definitely our version of bouquets. They smell great and to be honest, I actually really love the "meadowy" green feel of them much more than most traditional flower bouquets from the store. Plus, you can…