Fig Tree’s newest line of fabric is about to hit the streets, so to speak! I have to admit that I have been working & creating with this fabric for many months now and am almost ready to move on to something new and different but I know that it is new for all of you and I am excited to see what you think and what you do with it.
One of my favorite things about designing fabrics is when I get to see the wonderful creations you all come up with. Honestly, I am often inspired all over again when I see what your imaginations have created, even more so than by my own designs sometimes. For me seeing the fabric through someone else’s creativity is one of the greatest “perks” of being a designer. I never get tired of people sending me pictures of what they have made using Fig Tree fabrics. Keep those creations coming!
As for me, the latest thing I am working on is a mix of this line, Folklorique, and the new line, Allspice Tapestry, which will debut at Spring Market in Salt Lake City in May. I’m calling it Coney Island
[it seriously makes me think of giant summer ice cream cones on a warm day at the boardwalk]. It is a traditional NOSEGAY quilt block from the 1800’s, usually made with many templates and Y seams. For those of you who know me, you know I don’t do templates or Y seams unless there is absolutely no way to get around it. Well, it took a bit of work and mathematical manipulation, but I am proud to say I have designed this block without a single template or Y seam. And even though it is all done and off to the quilters, I am still grinning from ear to ear that it all turned out how it looked in my head [that doesn’t often happen for most designers- to have it come out like what you initially thought it would]!
In fact, I went to get an ice cream cone this afternoon in honor of finishing it. Pistachio Ice Cream. The color would have fit in with the quilt.