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FIGS & FRIENDS COLLABORATION: BUNDLE #2

For those of you in the FIGS & FRIENDS PROGRAM… Its time for your second bundle of the 2021-2022 program year! We hope you guys enjoyed your first one back in June and its time for Bundle #2. As of today, it is officially… OUT THE DOOR & ON ITS WAY TO YOU!! ………………… Here is a little backstory to how this series got started in case you missed it… A few years ago I went to a quilt show called ROAD TO CALIFORNIA and got to visit with my fellow MODA designer and friend, Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings. We sat in her booth while she stitched and talked about the show and our fabric. As I looked around me at the sea of blues and indigos [her newest collection called INDIGO GATHERINGS has just released], I thought about…

PATTERN SHOWCASE: Strawberry Blossoms

So of course you can understand that I couldn’t design a collection called STRAWBERRY & BLOSSOMS without adding in my Fig Tree take on a Strawberry quilt. A strawberry quilt just seemed like the perfect summertime addition and something that I would love to bring out every year right around strawberry season… wouldn’t you?! We have so many other fruits and nut patterns that we have done over the years… CHERRIES, APPLES, PEARS, PUMPKINS, WATERMELON, ACORNS… it was past due time for some berries. STRAWBERRY BLOSSOMS is one of those patterns that can be made in so many different variations that I had to seriously stop myself when I was designing and make some decisions when it came time to create the pattern! As you can see… each block is made from 4 components, in the main pattern version that is (2…

Aloha Girl Tablecloth

For those of you who have been around for a while, you might remember our Hawaiian inspired collection after my first trip to Hawaii, Aloha Girl. It was filled with yummy corals and light greens and seaglass blues. It was so much fun to design and definitely a favorite collection for many! Recently I uncovered a secret stash of the panel that went with that collection!! A panel that I created based on the reproduction of a favorite tablecloth I had… it was a perfect match to the group and it was so much fun seeing that tablecloth shrunk down as fabric. I knew that if we played around with the panels a bit, we could turn it into a great summer table cloth and with just a few other fabrics, these mini vintage tablecloths could be the perfect weekend project to get us into the swing of summer…

Sewcialites Sew Along: We’re Back Again

Welcome back to the SEWCIALITES SEW ALONG everyone. If you remember we worked on our first block for this sew along back in the fall and we are back with our second one today! For those of you here for the first time, WELCOME! For those of you following along each week over at the Jolly Jabber… I am really enjoying seeing everyone’s blocks and fabric choices… so much creativity and the blocks are so very different with the different fabrics. I love that! Click HERE for the official Sewcialites Landing Page for all of the info in case you want to know more! THE COURAGE BLOCK Today I wanted to share with you my second block in the SEW ALONG… it is called COURAGE… and a perfect word to describe a beautiful and strong block I think. Courage is definitely a word that…

Embroidery Stitch Along: Week #13- Borders & Finishing

Welcome back to our weekly Embroidery block to accompany our Stitchery Sampler Sew Along. If you would like info on previous blocks, our supplies or general start and embroidery info, scroll back to the previous embroidery posts. The easiest way to do that is to search the word “embroidery” in our search box. CLICK HERE to download our free embroidery sheet that you can transfer to the fabric of your choice. SASHING, BORDERS & FINISHING This week, Sophie and I wrapped up our Embroidery Samplers, and I have to say we have had so much fun stitching together for the past twelve weeks.  We have enjoyed our weekly time of drinking tea while trying out stitches, and some wonderful mother-daughter memories were made.  Not to mention, Sophie learned she really enjoys hand embroidery! Sophie finished up her sampler last week, and opted not to include…

Stitchery Sampler: Sashing & Borders & Finishing

We are a few days late on this Week #13 finishing up post… family life got a bit in the way! But better late than never, right? Welcome back to our final week where we talk about sashing, borders and finishing up our projects. Can’t believe we are done with our 12 blocks and I have seen SO MANY of you keeping up on Facebook and especially in our group. Way to go ladies and a few gentlemen as well! If you need background information on the quilt and how it all starts off, please click HERE or HERE. WEEK #13, SASHING & BORDER INFO & VIDEO You will find all the info I could think to share on the VIDEO for this week and I hope you will check it out for hints on sashing, sizing, borders and more. Here are a couple bullet points on…

Springtime Wool Goodies: Bunny Mat

I couldn’t quite stop after making the lavender sachets – I had all sorts of springtime wool projects on my mind!  While setting out our Easter decorations and changing out our springtime quilts, I thought what fun it might be to make a small wool mat to pair with a candle and a bouquet of fresh flowers on my kitchen table.  I started doodling a running bunny with some strawberries and the Springtime Wool Bunny Mat was born. We thought you might enjoy making a bunny mat for your spring décor too! If you purchased our SPRINGTIME WOOL GOODIES, all of the shapes are in the kit. If not, you can draw your own, look for free shapes online and/or use ours as inspiration! Click HERE for some of the wool goodies we have. MATERIALS NEEDED 9” x 17” Hand dyed Weeks Wool in…

Springtime Wool Goodies

Spring is in the air here in California!  The flowerbeds are bursting with colors, and my lavender plants are just beginning to bud.  As I was walking by the fragrant bushes in my front yard, the inspiration hit to make some new sachets using some of the new hand dyed Weeks Wool that just arrived. The sachets were so fun and fast to make and look so festive in a small tray on my dresser. I thought you might enjoy making them too! MATERIALS NEEDED Wool Felt in butter yellow and various springtime scraps in peach, light green, dark green, coral and taupe) Fat Quarter Black Crossweave or Chambray Soft Fuse or your favorite fusible product Thread/Floss to match the wool Ruler Trim THINGS WE HAVE AVAILABLE: Click HERE for some wool kits and HERE for some threads. Step 1: Trace your wool applique shapes…