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Figs & Friends Collaboration: Bundle #3

To those of you in the program… OUR THIRD FIGS & FRIENDS BUNDLE HAS JUST GONE OUT so be on the lookout! Here is a little backstory to this series in case you missed it… Earlier this year 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 how I could use it even though it is so much darker than any fabrics I design for Fig Tree. And we started talking about how fabulous my orange would look with her blue [it was like one of those old Reese’s…

MODA Blockheads: Block #37

Welcome to Week #37 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG! This week we are back around to the beautiful Vanessa Goertzen. Check out her fabulous pattern, FIXER UPPER, link HERE and download the pattern directions for your project. This is our version of Vanessa’s block…. we went for the 12″ version for this one… and used the center as an opportunity to fussy cut a piece of one of our favorite large scale florals. I love how that came out! We surrounded it with a little tile print from Christmas Figs and then went all scrappy for the surrounding “square within a square” units around the outside. A few of our recent favorites… ========================================================= BLOCK RESOURCE CLICK HERE FOR THE ARCHIVE OF ALL OF THE MODA BLOCKHEADS 3 BLOCKS WE HAVE HAD SO FAR! This Archive will be updated each week by MODA, in…

MODA Blockheads: Block #36

Welcome to Week #36 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG! This week we are back around to the lovely Laurie of Minick & Simpson. Check out her classic pattern, link HERE and download the pattern directions for your project. This is our version of Laurie’s block…. we decided to use a more involved print in the outer setting triangles… I think it really make those center pinwheels stand out ever more! We chose to do ours as a 6″ block, to add to our growing stack of the 6″ that we will need for the setting… and the stack is growing! ========================================================= BLOCK RESOURCE CLICK HERE FOR THE ARCHIVE OF ALL OF THE MODA BLOCKHEADS 3 BLOCKS WE HAVE HAD SO FAR! This Archive will be updated each week by MODA, in descending chronological order, with the newest block at the top. This is such a…

TWIRL & the alternate stem

Hello Friends! If you know me at all, then you will know that autumn is hands down my absolute favorite season. And of course our TWIRL pattern is one of my favorite fall quilts, that comes out each and every September and pretty much signals that it is fall at our house! Of course there are other fall favorites around here for sure and other things that signal the beginning of fall… But back to the TWIRL quilt… one of my favorite things in this pattern is that the leaves are all simply pieced but the stem creates a fabulous amount of movement by turning this way and that. However I do recognize that applique stems are not for everyone… so here is a PDF of the pieced version. CLICK HERE to download the PDF. And even though she is much older now… this is my…

MODA Blockheads Block #35

Note… so sorry for the odd coloring of the photos this week. We are having the weirdest weather phenomenon from the terrible California fires and the sky is orange & dark all day long. It fees like there is no sun and it is dusk all day long… hence the slightly strange and over edited photos! Welcome to Week #35 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG! This week we are back around to MODA LISSA and her fabulous scrappy combinations! I am always in awe of how she puts together scrappy quilts using collections that most of us would never think to put together! Check out her fun pattern, link HERE and download the pattern directions for your project. We chose to do ours as a 6″ block, to add to our growing stack of the 6″ that we will need for the setting. This was…

An Apple a Day

Those of you who have followed us for a while, know that we have a thing for fruit… of the quilted variety. Vegetables and garden items too I guess. Over the many years we have been in business we have made cherry blocks, pumpkin blocks, pear blocks, leaves, flowers and a whole variety of stuffed goodies too.. pears, strawberries, radishes, mushrooms, pinecones just to name a few! We thought it was high time to add an apple to the line up. So introducing AN APPLE A DAY pattern. This is a new format for us… it is just a block that you can turn into whatever you like. The directions are just for the block and you can decide how many you would like to make and how you would like to “style” them :-). Click HERE to purchase the paper pattern or the PDF. For those…

Moda Blockheads Block #34

Welcome to Week #34 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG! This week we are back around to Miss Lisa and her love of tiny tiny pieces! I have to admit that even though the pieces might be many… this is hands down one of my favorite blocks we have done so far! Just gorgeous! Check out her pattern, link HERE and download the pattern directions for your project. We really enjoyed working on this one… okay, perhaps I am overstating it a bit given how hard it was to get all of those points and corners to match. As you can see… it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful, right?? We really love the OUTCOME even if the process might have made us a little bit crazy.. how about that for some truth? We chose the 12″ for this one… mostly…

Moda Blockheads Block #33

Welcome to Week #33 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG! Today I’m adding another fun super simple alternate block to our weekly MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG. Its a simple Sixteen Patch… This week we are back around to Brigitte and her stunning modern creations. Check out her pattern, link HERE and download the pattern directions for your project. If paper or curved piecing just isn’t your thing or you just don’t have the time or energy to work on a technique that is not “in your wheel house”… we have once again whipped up an alternate block this week! It is time we are starting to think about our layout and decided that we really needed a few simple patchwork blocks to work into the line up. So here is Sixteen Patch, our alternate block for the week. We will…