So I hear that Fig & Plum has officially hit the streets
or the shops rather. Why do I feel that every time a new collection finally
reaches your hands that it has been the longest wait ever? None of the waits
are probably any longer than the rest but somehow the one you are waiting for
currently feels longer than all those others that came before… don’t you think?
I am not known to be a patient person and this fabric designer thing certainly
pushes that button on a regular basis, thank you very much!
Anyway, I am thinking that Fig & Plum is a perfect
autumn collection… the Fig Tree way.
Based on a faded vintage cream the line works in everything from a deep,
saturated plum color to faded taupey-greys [a color by the way that if you’ve
never worked with before… ooh, la, la… you’ll be pleasantly surprised as to the
instant vintage flavor it adds to a project]. In between, you will find soft
tangerines, lavender mauves, aqua blues and crisp apple greens…. just writing
about it makes me want to play with it again! Here are a few pics of our
favorite swatches and projects…
And I couldn't resist, I just made a few more of these Scarfletts…
I tell you I
could have one to match every autumn outfit… but the ladies on the street might
think I’ve gone slightly off my rocker [ I say ladies because who know if the
guys would even notice… what is that thing around her neck?? :-0]. And the bags…
Ella and I just finished one for her
ballet class, could you get any cuter? It took us all of an hour… I could go on at the mouth.. you know I
can… but I’ll stop & leave you some time to go to your favorite quilt shop
and snap up a bit of that Fig & Plum for yourself but don’t wait too long…
So to officially welcome Fig & Plum to stores
nationwide, we are having a little giveaway. Leave a comment on the blog
telling us your favorite autumn thing and you will have a chance to win a Fig
& Plum Jelly Roll, a Fig & Plum Layer Cake and a Fig & Plum bundle
of the newest patterns.
I’ll start by telling you that my absolute favorite thing about autumn is… well, I can’t just choose one so here is a list… I know I am
Piles of orange, red & yellow leaves
Butternut squash soup with sage [the recipe for this will be
in our newest Fresh Vintage #10]
Fresh new school clothes
… okay, I could go on forever. I love autumn!
Talk to you soon.