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Giveaway winners…

Well this is a bit later than I had wanted to post but I was working on the most wonderful ad image that you all will get to see soon and I just finished a few minutes ago… Anyhow, the winners of the contest are: Rachel  who commented on 3/6 at 4:48 Amber Johnson who commented on 3/8 at 6:59 pm Emiko who commented on 3/9 at 7:09 am Candace who commented on 3/10 at 9:03 am Jenna Dunagan who commented on 3/10 at 6:10 pm If you are one of these lucky ladies, then please email me at  joanna@figtreequilts.com with your mailing address and we will get your goodies right off to you.  We will send a pattern along with all of the fabric so you can get started right away if you…

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Patisserie has shipped… & it’s time for a giveaway!

I love those words… "has shipped"  or the words " is arriving on store shelves" or the phrase " has hit the streets"… need I say more?  There is something about those words that is exhilarating for me as a designer. It is the moment of truth. I have envisioned & designed it. The design team has executed it. The mills have created it. MODA has marketed and sold it. Stores have bought it. I have gushed about loving it. But until now, you haven't gotten to play with it! Until now…. And so here it is and hopefully at a store near you or if not certainly at an online store near your fingertips!  Even as I was gushing some more about it here for this wonderful gal, I couldn't help but find myself back…

Fresh Vintage & Other Fronts

I know I just wrote about this but many of you have emailed me to ask about the cover quilt on our upcoming issue. It is a fun, simple Layer Cake pattern called "Chocolate Pasties" for the scrappy version seen on the cover [this one is done out of our brand new collection Patisserie that is starting to hit store shelves this week and next]. It can also be easily done from your own stash or from yardage as shown in both a butterscotch and a red version on the back cover and inside the issue. It just arrived from the printer this morning and is starting to ship this afternoon… so if you have pre ordered or are on auto ship you should have  yours soon!Just wanted to let you know that we have changed up the format a bit: added materials list to…

A Flurry of Activity

Well we have certainly entered into that time again around here…. the next round of patterns are well on their way and we are finalizing swatches for the next fabric collection. Given that I am still designing patterns with one collection while starting to dream of swatches and yardage of the next one coming in soon…  this is kind of a strange time for me. I end up feeling a bit schizophrenic as my husband lovingly refers to my general state, being pulled in many different directions at once, each one just as interesting as the next. So many colors, patterns & designs swimming around in my head that it really does feel like there are several of me in there! Just to add to the fabric mix around these parts, I have been finishing up the next Fresh Vintage issue and sending it off to the…

Happy Valentine’s Day

We are up in the mountains today sharing a family Valentine's adventure. Perhaps not what I would have chosen on a romantic level, but a wonderful choice nonetheless.  We woke up this morning to it snowing outside our window, our car covered in about a foot of snow and a winter wonderland all around us, the likes of which my California born and bred children had never seen! In retrospect, I am not sure I could have thought up a more romantic Valentine and certainly one that will stay in our family memory. Just noticed that in one of my favorite places, Emily was reminding people that she had these beautiful little paintings to share for folks to download and use as they wished!  I love her art and find it so inspiring and soulful… thought you might enjoy a peek if you don&#39…

Where Women Create

I don't know how many of you have already discovered this wonderful new publication but I thought I would share it just in case you hadn't. It is a collaboration between Stampington [ of the beautiful Somerset series of scrapbooking bookazines…] and Jo Packham, author of the classic  book Where Women Create, a long time staple on many of our bookshelves I am sure. I first read Where Women Create, the book, when I was just starting out in business  and I can still remember the profound impact the book had on my desire to pursue my dream, to hone my vision and to generally be inspired by the women portrayed in the book. Today, many years later, its well used pages are still on my actual bookshelf as well as on my blog bookshelf below. It is still a book that I go…

The Pastry Shoppe…. round two

For those of you who enjoy more of the pastel side of things The Pastry Shoppe patterns are also done in the newest 3 Sisters collection, Aviary. Aviary is a soft pastel grouping with soft pinks, baby blues, meadow greens, all on a soft white background. These are not usually the tones that I work with personally but I thought they made a good grouping to show the versatility of these Turnover™ patterns in the booklet. Here are a few of the options… Sweet Pasteles… Taffy Treats… Cream Swirls… Custard Turnovers…   Don't you just want to run to your nearest bakery. I know that is where you will find me this Monday morning. Talk to you soon…