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Christmas Figs Quilt Along with Pat

Welcome to the new blog! I’m still getting this new platform worked out so I apologize if everything is not working at 100%. It might take a few seconds for some of the parts of the blog to load since there are so many fun pictures so please be patient! Feel free to tell us if something is not working or missing from your end. If you loaded this last week, you might need to clear your cache and load again. Thanks! Today I wanted to tell you guys that my friend Pat is doing a fun QUILT ALONG with my Christmas Figs book [available through us, Fat Quarter Shop, Pat and many many other places right now!] and I couldn’t be more happy about that. Click HERE if you want to know more about the Quilt Along itself! What is a Quilt Along you might…

Vintage Halloween Quilts Over the Years

VINTAGE HALLOWEEN 2017 Each year we create a curated bundle of what we envision "vintage Halloween" to be. Since 2012 when we first started this tradition, we have collected and compiled soft orange, warm black, various greys and creams throughout the year in order to put together the best Vintage Halloween bundles we can come up with. All of the fabrics are MODA, all of them contain a little Fig Tree but are mixed with so many different designers and collections that we couldn't possibly name them or tell you what's in each bundle. Since we have received so many questions and emails about past projects, we thought we would reminisce a little and see all of the patterns we have done. You can work on any of these vintage Halloween quilts with this years bundles, just like you can use past year&#39…

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: DAY 1

  OUR 4TH ANNUAL…   On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a partridge in a pear tree. But since he knew that I was a somewhat obsessed Christmas home decorator, he also gave me something a bit more sewing related! TODAY'S KIT: My true love gave to me a lovely vintage inspired CHRISTMAS STOCKING KIT.   Each kit has enough to make 2 complete stockings! Kit contains the red cross-stitch fabric, cream Snuggle fabric for the cuff, fusible fleece for the inside, cream fabric for the lining, green wool and green ribbon for the accent and hanging loop. Kit also includes pattern. Absolutely everything you will need to finish 2 stockings!     Look at some of the cute sayings in this fabric!  Whip up these little lovelies in time to fill them up for Christmas!   TODAY&#39…

JOY: Fig Tree Style

We just did this post over on the MODA CUTTING TABLE blog but wanted to add it here too… When I heard about the JOY posts over there at the mothership [what we lovingly like to call MODA whenever we get the chance] I thought to myself… now why didn't I think of that. To take a break from all the crazy, stressful days, all the shopping, all the everything and write and read stories of JOY. It's perfect. For me joy is something that is most often found in the most unexpected places in the most unexpected times. Sometimes, though, I feel like joy is something that I have had to choose in order to find it.   FABRIC JOY I have to tell you that cutting fabric is one of those unexpected joys for me. What seems like in another lifetime, I…

Christmas in July

  We thought we would send a few Christmas ideas out there for those of you crazy organized quilters who actually sew for Christmas in July… you know who you are! Personally anyone who knows me would never put me in that category [the category of an organized pre-planner] but I really do appreciate seeing all the wonderful progress that the rest of you make when you plan ahead like you do! So… we put a bunch of our Christmas feeling patterns on sale this week and we have made up a couple Christmas in July bundles that would work beautifully for several of the patterns that we have on sale. Or get you started on any other Christmas project that you might have in mind. The bundles all have (9) 1/2 yd. cuts in them. For those of you retro types, we even added in…

On the 9th Day of Christmas

  On the  9th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, nine Ladies Dancing. I've always wanted an entourage, one that didn't involve my children or pets so perhaps nine Ladies Dancing would do it. I wonder what the neighbors would think if everywhere I went, there were nine Ladies Dancing around me? It might make going to the store a bit difficult but it sure woiuld be entertaining to walk down to our local coffee shop. Can you imagine the entrance we'd make?  But since we didn't have nearly enough dancing ladies around here to share with you all, we thought we'd share our popular MILKY WAY: CHRISTMAS STARS kit. We offered this one in our red and taupe version at a recent show and many of our customers asked if…

Pattern Showcase #2

Whereas Lollipops might have been my favorite yesterday… and maybe for another 2 weeks or so… the moment that I start to decorate for winter, this will surely be my absolute FAVORITE, as fickle as I am :-)! Introducing…. MILKY WAY. This classic star pattern was our answer to a twinkling night sky or one exploding with fireworks. We loved the idea of creating different size stars of the exact same blocks, simply by using different sizes of strips with which to make them. The result is a sparkling quilt full of movement while it is actually a basic, straight forward block set in a giant nine-patch. We love how it turned out!!   This is the TAPESTRY version…   … by choosing the taupes and reds with a background of several different cream prints, the pattern feels even more classic and timeless. … those nice…

Postage Stamps

Sometimes I want to work on something big and simple and a bit more modern. On those days I crave clean lines and brighter colors. I want to see a lot of white space and love to play with pattern. I love looking at shapes and positive and negative space to see what kinds of patterns will emerge. I feel expansive on those days :-)! Other days I retreat to little treats of handwork and sweet vintage images. I have a collection of vintage ephemera that includes fruit crate labels, postcards, stamps, ads, travel posters, school booklets and the list goes on and on. Some days all I need to do is immerse myself in those vintage images for inspiration. On those days I am very detailed oriented and love to focus in on the minutia of those vintage pieces of paper and the colors and images that they chose to…