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Tired of Market yet?

The Country Fair banners throughout all of our MODA booths tied us all together and they were easily one of my favorite little additions to this years's decorations. Something about them is so festive. And they are so simple to make, 10" long, 8" wide, cut on an angle with fusible webbing inside 2 pieces of fabric. That's it. I glue gunned mine to a twill tape but if you had the time you could of course also sew them in place. Perfect for parties of any kind, just pick a thematic fabric for that event and you've got instant atmosphere! … my favorite sign in the booth. Only some people got the joke. Do you remember BABE the pig? If you don't, then this wont' make any sense to you whatsoever. But that's okay, Eric and…

From Market, from Market

You know, as opposed to "To Market, to Market…" 🙂 You gotta cut me some slack as I am just a bit slap happy today! So glad to be home after our trip to Salt Lake City and then New York, more on that later. But for now, I thought I would start to share some of the pics of my booth. Starting with a bundle of the new collection, Butterscotch & Rose. It is a warmer, fall line inspired by a trip to Sonoma Valley in the wine country. Its a bit more of a traditional line with a good mix of florals, little prints and my favorite geranium print that I can't wait to use on something for our home. Don't know what yet! I'll let you know as soon as I figure it out. Our booth theme was Country…

This too!

Did I mention that you could use it to "put a bird on it" too. Wherever you might like a bird that is! In this case on the end of a winter table runner. Love it! Although I am not usually a fusible webbing kind of gal, this little machine is so much fun to use that I am hooked! And for those of you going to Market, there will be a couple of opportunities to win some of these goodies you see below. In fact, there might be more than a couple of said opportunities. Stay tuned for times and places!   xox…

I want to live inside my camera bag. Seriously.

Yes, you read that right. I want to live inside my camera bag right now. I'm in love. If you can be in love with a camera bag that is. It came in the mail today and I knew right away what it was! My kids thought I had lost my marbles just a little when I yelled "get out of my way unless you know where the scissors are!" Of course, the weeks leading up to Market, they pretty much assume that I have already lost my mind, so I guess, if I think about it a bit more, they might not even have noticed my odd behavior! I have to tell you that one of my very favorite things about working in the industry that I do is the people I have met along the way and those that I would now call friends…

“Kiss Me”

I am quite certain that I have said this before and I will surely say it again, but almost every time we release a new set of patterns, I have a favorite. I feel like I shouldn't have one, but I do. Almost from the instant we start sewing the blocks together or the pieces get cut out for the bag, I just know. This will be my favorite this time around. A lot of the times its about the color choices in a particular project but sometimes its about the design or the way that I am feeling when I design it. This was one of those quilts. From the moment I started playing with those reds and greys, and hints of yellow, green and pink in the florals, somehow I knew it would be one of my all-time favorites. And it is. So far. &#0160…

Buttercup, Buttercup!

 Last time I talked with you it had started shipping but now its officially here, and there and a bit more over there! Buttercup has officially hit store shelves nationwide!! [If you are international, maybe just a few more days….] Hope you are able to get your hands on a little bit of this Springtime goodness in the midst of this crazy cold weather and start working on something to bring a little sunshine into your life. Our sources say that the fabric is close to selling out on the wholesale side so get yours while you can.             I know we'll be sewing up a storm over here this weekend. Hope you will be too! Now…. what to make first? Hope your weekend is full of fabric goodness! Talk to you soon. &#0160…

Chicken Dinner… & then some

Just chicken dinner so I wouldn't be saying Winner, Winner, Chicken, Dinner" again…. although I do get a kick out of that saying! What is it with me? Sorry for the delay on the winner of the i-TOP tool. It was supposed to go up yesterday. Yesterday came and went with many adventures but this was not one of them… On February 8 at 10:02 am, SarahB said: "What a handy little tool! I hadn't heard of it before but I think if I had one I've be making covered buttons all the time!" If you are Sarah, give us a jingle at joanna@figtreequilts.com with your mailing info and we will get your fun i-TOP out to you! Its a good thing you won one too because we are completely sold out on our…

A Little Bit of Strawberries

A little bit of strawberries with your lunch [ or dinner or breakfast depending on where in the world you are!]…   … the cream, soft grey and strawberry red color ways.  Just thought I would start giving  you a little something to start saving up for in May :-)….   Talk to you soon…