For those of you in the FIGS & FRIENDS PROGRAM… Welcome to your first bundle of the 2022-2023 program year! We are very excited to begin this program for the third year in a row… each and every color combination is so much fun to make and I know SO MANY of you have been with us since the first month of the first year and you look forward to your bundles too.
I cannot wait to see some of your creations with these fabrics this year!
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 the first year’s yummy bundle collaborations…
And the bundles from 2021 below…
This grouping is a combination of a few of my favorite Fig Tree prints from Fresh Fig Favorites along with a whole host of MODA fabric “FRIENDS”. Here is more about the fabrics…
This mix of greens and corals from a large variety of MODA friends is a perfect combination for the Spring I think. It just makes me want to be out in the garden. The variety of scale in these unique prints makes it more visually interesting to look at I think.
It is definitely a little bit “out of the box” for me and that is what I love most about this unique program. It stretches me to create them and hopefully stretches you a little bit to use them too.
This month’s mix is a variety of my FRESH FIG FAVORITES in greens and cream prints, CAROLINA LILIES [from Robin Pickens] greens, a few fabulous coral prints from SEW WONDERFUL [from Paper & Cloth], NOCTURNAL [from Gingiber], STRAWBERRIES & RHUBARB [Fig Tree] and SINCERELY YOURS [Sherri & Chelsi]. The greens and creams are finished off with prints from BEAUTIFUL DAY.
PATTERN: When it came time to pick a pattern this time around, I chose COBBLESTONES, a Fig Tree pattern sheet from a program we used to have called the Fig Tree Club. This pattern was just perfect for this organic, eclectic group of corals and greens.
I LOVE how it is mixy and scrappy and full of life!
For those of you in the program or if you purchase one of our “extra bundles”, if you are interested in a “finishing kit” for the pattern, we have put together the creamy ivory background, the soft green mosaic for the border and the coral solid for the binding. Find it HERE.
The first backing that we offered to program members is now sold out. We are now offering this fabulous cream dandelion print as the backing kit this time around. 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 once again this year, there is a limited stock of EXTRA BUNDLES EACH TIME WE RELEASE A NEW ONE!
So if you are not in the program but would like to grab this specific romantic bundle, HERE it is.
Normally this extra bundle would not include the special pattern but since it is a pattern sheet that we do not offer in the shop, it is included in the bundle.
* * * * * * * * INFO ON THE PROGRAM ITSELF * * * * * * * *
This is the beginning of the 2022 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 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 complementary 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 2022 SO FAR:
MAY PARTNERSHIP: A mix of friends including ROBIN PICKENS, PAPER & CLOTH, SHERRI & CHELSI and more.
JULY PARTNERSHIP: TBD
SEPTEMBER PARTNERSHIP: TBD
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