For those of you in the FIGS & FRIENDS PROGRAM… Its time for your third bundle of the 2021-2022 program year! We hope you guys enjoyed your previous bundles and are ready for the next!
As of yesterday, it is officially… OUT THE DOOR & ON ITS WAY TO YOU!!
Here is a little backstory to how this series got started in case you missed it…
A few years ago 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. Last year was our first year and our first six bundles were all totally fabulous… if I do say so myself. I can’t wait to come up with 6 new bundles for this year.
These are little look at last year’s yummy bundle collaborations…
As most of you might already know, there is nothing I love better in the fall than some good vintage feeling Halloween. Not the usual whimsical and cutesy prints with purples and greens, but a classic “retro” feeling combination of soft oranges, creams and a huge variety of greys, charcoals and blacks. It is just so good!
So this time around we chose a few of our favorite prints from our brand new Pumpkins & Blossoms collection focusing on the oranges but adding in a few creams and charcoals as well. We paired it with 5 of the most beautiful woodcut feeling prints from my friend Kathy Schmitz’ newest collection, MARYLAND. those black with the needlework motifs… just perfect to blend with Pumpkins & Blossoms for a fall time project!
PATTERN: Even though the original of this pattern was done in similar retro Halloween tones, it was the perfect match for this bundle and we couldn’t pass it by.
Such a good variety of colors and prints make this version sparkle I 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 ivory background, cream prints to add into the scrappy background as well as the orange and charcoal borders shown. Find it HERE.
For the backing kit, I chose the cream “harlequin” pattern and my favorite orange dot. Find it HERE as well.
We had so many requests for the bundles each time we released one and we felt so bad because we had no extras to share with anyone outside the program.
So this time around, there is a limited stock of EXTRA BUNDLES EACH TIME!!
So if you are not in the program but would like to grab this specific bundle, HERE it is.
Please note that it does not include the special pattern redo as that was a special inclusion for the program participants only.
Of course you can purchase the pattern itself as well HERE and we will include all the info you will need to make the quilt with this specific bundle.
* * * * * * * * INFO ON THE PROGRAM ITSELF * * * * * * * *
This is the beginning of the 2021 program and it is closed. If you are interested in being added to the wait list, please email us. Unfortunately we are completely sold out for this year’s program at this time. However we have managed to secure extra fabric for many of the bundles and will work 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.
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 and offered as a FINISHING KIT [AVAILABLE HERE] and BACKING KIT [AVAILABLE HERE] if you want to make the pattern included look exactly like ours but they will not be included in the bundle.
PARTNERSHIPS FOR 2021 SO FAR:
MAY PARTNERSHIP: Brenda Riddle with her SOPHIE collection and 3 SISTERS with their SANCTUARY.
JULY PARTNERSHIP: Happy Days from Sherri & Chelsi, Flowers from Freya from Linzee McCray
SEPTEMBER PARTNERSHIP: Kathy Schmitz and her MARYLAND.
NOVEMBER PARTNERSHIP: TBD
JANUARY PARTNERSHIP: TBD
MARCH PARTNERSHIP: TBD
Welcome to the fourth installment of our 2023-24 FIGS & FRIENDS program! I am…November 9, 2023