To those of you in the program… OUR FIFTH 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…
Last 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 Peanut Butter Cup commercials… did you guys ever see those??].
In that moment, an idea was born for me… what if I figured out other joint groupings with designers whose fabric I might not normally even consider pairing with mine? What would that look like? What color combos are different but still “go”? And after a few more brainstorms, this program was quickly born.
So the first month was this indigo, cream and orange bundle… a collaboration with Lisa Bongean and Minick & Simpson.
Second Bundle… collaboration with Jen Kingwell and her FINE & SUNNY collection.
Third Bundle… collaboration with Bunny Hill Designs and Squirrelly Girl.
Fourth bundle… collaboration between two Fig Tree collections and a little Jen Kingwell Fine & Sunny too!
TODAY… COLLABORATION #5. YELLOW AND BLUE
For a classic and bright color combination this time around, we started with a few of our favorite yellows from several Fig Tree collections [Catalina, Figs & Shirtings, Chantilly as well as a yellow from Jen’s Fine & Sunny as well]. You all know how much I love yellow and like I tell all of my students when I teach or lecture, if you think about it, yellow goes with everything on the color wheel. There is not a single color on the color wheel that does not compliment yellow! So this time around, we went for the classic color combination of YELLOW AND BLUE and mixed our favorite yellows with blues from the BACK PORCH collection from ME & MY SISTER DESIGNS along with a few of our own blues from FIGS & SHIRTINGS.
PATTERN: When it came time to pick a pattern that would showcase the bundle this time around, we immediately fell in love with our MAHALO pattern redone in these classic yellows and blues.
It is a perfect springtime quilt to work on, don’t you think?
For those of you in the program, if you are interested in a “finishing kit” for the pattern, we have put together the creamy white background, the blue for the border, dark blue solid for the binding as well as the backing too! Yup, its a full and complete finishing kit this time around since the quilt is on the smaller side. Find it HERE.
* * * * * * * * INFO ON THE PROGRAM ITSELF * * * * * * * *
We are completely sold out for next year at this time. However we will try to have a few bundles extra each time to offer to those of you who missed out or who might just be interested in that one bundle. Feel free to email us if you want to be notified when those are available.
WHAT: Every 2 months we will offer a fabulous little combination bundle of Fig Tree fabrics and another favorite MODA designer [or sometimes even 2] to make up a wonderful new and unique fabric palette. Each palette will be 2-3 colors, some of ours and some of theirs to create something new and different… something that we would not have thought of before. We cannot wait to see some of the beauties that we will come up with when we put 2 of us together!
WHEN: Starting in May, 2021 and continuing every two months for a year [6 total bundles for the annual program. Starting in May and then July, September, November, January and March].
INCLUDES: (16) 1/4 yds. fabric prints for a total of 4 yards of fabric plus a pattern that would be a good suggestion for these fabrics. The pattern is just there as a complimentary option… you can of course do anything you like with the fabric bundle as it will be a great palette to start so many different projects!
It is a perfect way to add some new combinations into your stash, a great way to be introduced to some new designs and maybe even colors for you. We promise that each bundle will absolutely coordinate with Fig Tree as half of the bundle will be Fig Tree but will perhaps push out a little bit outside of our regular favorites into some new and fun combinations.
OTHER INFO: The bundle is just a fabric bundle, not a kit. Borders and background will be suggested if you want to make the pattern included look exactly like ours but they will not be included in the bundle. These bundles will not be offered outside of the program at this time.
MAY PARTNERSHIP: Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings plus a few extra fabrics from Minick & Simpson as well to round out this group.
JULY PARTNERSHIP: Jen Kingwell with her Fine & Sunny collection.
SEPTEMBER PARTNERSHIP: … Bunny Hill Designs, Squirrelly Girl collection.
NOVEMBER PARTNERSHIP: Fig Tree mix of 2 different collections Figs & Shirtings with greys from All Hallows Eve, with a little bit of Jen Kingwell’s Fine & Sunny collection mixed in.
JANUARY PARTNERSHIP: Back Porch from Me & My Sister Designs mixed with our favorite Fig Tree yellows from Chantilly, Catalina & Figs & Shirtings
Welcome to the fourth installment of our 2023-24 FIGS & FRIENDS program! I am…November 9, 2023