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WINTER SOLSTICE SEW ALONG

Hello Fig Tree Friends! Hope everyone is enjoying the first few days of December! As all four thoughts start to turn to the holidays and the winter season, we thought it would be fun to work on something winter focused for a few hours each week, So today is officially the beginning of our WINTER SOLSTICE Sew Along that my friend Susan from The Felted Pear and I dreamt up a few months ago. Honestly it has been so much fun for me to work on a project that is mostly someone else’s beautiful idea and I am the one doing little tweaks and suggestions. Its a total role reversal for sure and it has been a breathe of creative fresh air for me. Thank you Susan for your generous spirit in offering us this Sew Along journey and for your creativity! Love you! Susan is a big…

FLY AWAY FREE PATTERN

I am not sure if you are in the same boat with me, but I kind of love making flying geese. In any size, at any time. I always use the SEW&FLIP method that our patterns are famous for and the process is methodical and simple and I can even sneak in a little tv marathon while I crank out those flying geese. So when I found a vintage flying geese quilt while working on my FIGS AND SHIRTINGS collection, I knew I wanted to reproduce this simple quilt with the simply layout and share it with you guys. When I realized math-wise, that I could do it with a jelly roll or a layer cake or a couple of charm packs, I had one of those happy dance moments :-). It goes perfectly with the collection and with the other quilts in this group… except that…

THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

As we start to organize and pack up the boxes this year, I just wanted to thank you guys again for an amazing sale and your unbelievable support of our little family business. You guys showed up in a serious way!! You guys… this year’s sale was a whole new level of crazy but I know that so many of you loved every minute of it! So many of you reached out to tell me that this was exactly the kind of fun and distraction that you needed during this Covid year and I am so glad we could be here for you! I know others of you did not quite get the items you were hoping for, and I want to thank you for having a good attitude and for taking it in the spirit that it is intended! And as always, you guys are the…

Figs & Friends: Collab #4

To those of you in the program… OUR FOURTH 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 #45 and #44 too!

Welcome to Week #45 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS 3 SEW ALONG… Let’s just get right to it this week! THIS MONTH’S BLOCK It’s Betsy’s day today and here is the PDF DOWNLOAD, CLICK HERE on Betsy’s blog. Go grab yours! We chose a 12″ size for our version of this one and went with a softer red for one side and our favorite “pumpkin seed” from Christmas Figs II for the other side of the flying geese. We added in our favorite large scale red floral for the setting triangles. This one sure turned out beautiful! I definitely think its one of my favorites. Thanks for the beautiful block Betsy! And since we missed posting last week, here is #44… believe it or not, I actually had the block done, two of them if you…

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IS COMING… NEXT WEEK!

The FIG TREE ELVES are cutting, packing and prepping like crazy so that we can be ready to go for you earlier than any other year… NOVEMBER 19TH is our start date this year… can you believe it?! Yup… that is in less than a week, next Thursday! We have never done it on any other day than Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving but we decided that this crazy year called for some crazy fun a bit earlier than usual! Hope you agree and that you will be ready to join us! FOR THOSE OF YOU NEW TO THIS CRAZY SALE… here is all the info below. For those of you who join us every year, just a few changes from last year so you might want to read through too! ** PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AS OUR SALE RULES HAVE CHANGED** ONLY 8 GOODIE PACKED DAYS…

Sewcialites Sew Along: My Turn Today

There are so many fun sew-alongs happening online these days that sometimes its hard to keep them all straight. I guess its the one upside to the pandemic… let’s keep our hands and our minds busy at the machine I say! If you want to keep up to date with a few other sew-alongs that we will be participating in for the upcoming weeks and months… follow us HERE on Instagram where I share pretty much every day! But back to today’s business… The SEWCIALITES SEW ALONG is the brainchild of the lovely ladies over at the Fat Quarter Shop and so many of us designers are playing along. My design calendar has been a bit too full to participate each week by sewing blocks but I sure have been enjoying watching the quilt unfold! each week! So much fun sewing…

TRICK OR TREAT Finish!

FREE TRICK OR TREAT JELLY ROLL PATTERN ALL FINISHED UP! Wow… it has taken me a little bit longer than expected to get these photos up here for the finish of this project! A lot has happened in the last week or so! This was such a fun project for me to see. I loved the idea when Susan first showed it to me and I love it even more now that she has finished it and gotten it back from her lovely quilter! It’s always that magical moment when you open your quilt package, don’t you think? So this is where we started… And here is the finished project! For quilting, we chose a small pumpkin seed [an all over geometric pattern] to unify the quilt and give it a slightly vintage, retro feel… one of my all time favorite all over…