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What are you sewing for… NATIONAL SEW A JELLY ROLL DAY?

Hello everyone and happy Friday! We’re always excited when the weekend rolls around, but this weekend is especially fun for us Moda designers because Saturday is National Sew a Jelly Roll Day! I think it’s pretty well documented that the jelly roll is my favorite precut, and you might say that I’ve designed “a few” (*wink wink*) patterns using this surprisingly versatile precut. (I even have an entire section of my website just for my jelly roll patterns…you can find it HERE.) So in honor of National Sew a Jelly Roll Day, I wanted to share a couple of jelly roll patterns that I think really show how a jelly roll can make a traditionally challenging quilt pattern much simpler to put together. I’m talking about stars—Lone Stars, to be specific! I love the timeless look of Lone Star quilts and I think every…

From the Vault: A Christmas Jelly Girl!

Hi everyone, and happy Friday to you all! Today I’m launching a new series on my blog called “From the Vault.” I’ve been designing sewing & quilting patterns for over 20 years, and I’ve honestly lost count of how many patterns I’ve written over those years—but it must be in the hundreds. These days, it feels like we’re always looking ahead with excitement to the next fabric collection that’s coming out, so I thought it would be a fun change of pace to take a look back at some of my earlier patterns that maybe you haven’t seen before (or not in a long time) and at the same time, freshen them up with a few of my current fabrics. Today’s pattern refresh doubles as a “Christmas in July” project! I decided to pull out Jelly Girl, an old favorite that…

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…

Leaving on a Jet Plane…

By the time you read this, I will most likely be deep in the throws of booth setup! I am on my way to Houston Quilt Market and I just wanted to pop in really quick and give you a quick sneak peek….     Introducing ALOHA GIRL…..     We will be posting on INSTAGRAM throughout the show so if you want to see all the happenings, follow us! We are figtreeandco on INSTAGRAM. We will also try to post some facebook or blog updates while we are there but sometimes that doesn't always happen until we get back!   Also ALL THE BRAND NEW PATTERNS THAT ARE READY SO FAR ARE UP IN THE SHOP TODAY! Click HERE to see them!!     Also if you haven't already heard about our fabulous new Fig Tree Sampler BOM, you might want to click…

Summer Fun & More

Hello Friends! We have been doing a couple fun things lately that I wanted to share with you… JUMPING  JACKS QUILT ALONG A few weeks ago, some of my Instagram friends kind of talked me into starting a Jumping Jack Quilt Along with this pattern… [the original Jumping Jacks patterns was one I created for myself last summer and one of the only patterns that I had the time to work on "just for me". We quickly made it a pattern after it was finished.] I had never done or participated in a Quilt Along but thought it would be fun to see everyone's blocks as we worked on them at the same time.I have absolutely no business working on a quilt for fun [am supposed to be dedicating every spare minute to new Market collections, patterns and booth prep] but just…

Introducing… MINI PATTERNS!

We are so excited to share a little sneak peek of a new line of patterns… INTRODUCING OUR BRAND NEW MINI PATTERNS! I have always loved little quilts. In fact, I remember that one of my very first quilt books- the kind that I poured over in bed night after night trying to figure out which one I was going to make next kind of book- was Little Quilts: All Through the House by Alice Berg. Now that was a long time ago but my love of little quilts has never gone away. In fact, the very first quilt I ever bought at a flea market was a little bubblegum pink wishbone doll quilt. That was the beginning of my love of doll quilts and other quilt mini quilts [ I wil have to go and dig that one out and show you as soon as I get back from…

Honeysweet Pattern Showcase: Painted Ladies

When we first started working on these little blocks, we were "smitten" – does anyone even say that anymore??- with how fun they were to make and how quickly they came together. We started with a table runner, that quickly became a bed runner and was eventually also made up as a quilt. A few of these blocks together would make a great wall hanging, table topper or a wonderful lap quilt for a little girl! We decided to name the pattern PAINTED LADIES because here in our hometown of San Leandro we are home to thousands of migrating Monarch butterflies every year. They cover trees and bushes and fly in swarms in several of the parks and golf courses in our area. They return every year and apparently sometimes fly hundreds of miles to get here. Each year we pile the kids in the car to go…

Honeysweet Pattern Showcase #3

When we found out our new collection was having those brand new yummy little hexagon packs with it, we knew it had to be something cute and small and did I mention cute? Introducing HEXIES, our new mini "thread" pattern made from the new MODA HONEYCOMB packs. Actually one pack can make up to 5 HEXIE bags!  … on our samples, each piece both inside and outside is a different hexie and thus a different fabric. So much fun to play with. … embellished with a simple snap and an outer button, each purse has its own little personality.     … they are a bit addicting to make. Kinda like eating potato chips. PATTERN INFO NAME: Hexies SIZE: The purses measure app. 3" x 5" across the top, when stuffed. The gusset on the side is about 1 1/2" deep. FABRIC: These…