Springtime Wool Goodies: Bunny Mat

I couldn’t quite stop after making the lavender sachets – I had all sorts of springtime wool projects on my mind!  While setting out our Easter decorations and changing out our springtime quilts, I thought what fun it might be to make a small wool mat to pair with a candle and a bouquet of fresh flowers on my kitchen table.  I started doodling a running bunny with some strawberries and the Springtime Wool Bunny Mat was born. We thought you might enjoy making a bunny mat for your spring décor too! If you purchased our SPRINGTIME WOOL GOODIES, all of the shapes are in the kit. If not, you can draw your own, look for free shapes online and/or use ours as inspiration! Click HERE for some of the wool goodies we have. MATERIALS NEEDED 9” x 17” Hand dyed Weeks Wool in…

Springtime Wool Goodies

Spring is in the air here in California!  The flowerbeds are bursting with colors, and my lavender plants are just beginning to bud.  As I was walking by the fragrant bushes in my front yard, the inspiration hit to make some new sachets using some of the new hand dyed Weeks Wool that just arrived. The sachets were so fun and fast to make and look so festive in a small tray on my dresser. I thought you might enjoy making them too! MATERIALS NEEDED Wool Felt in butter yellow and various springtime scraps in peach, light green, dark green, coral and taupe) Fat Quarter Black Crossweave or Chambray Soft Fuse or your favorite fusible product Thread/Floss to match the wool Ruler Trim THINGS WE HAVE AVAILABLE: Click HERE for some wool kits and HERE for some threads. Step 1: Trace your wool applique shapes…

Embroidery Sampler: Block #12

Welcome back to our weekly Embroidery block to accompany our Stitchery Sampler Sew Along. If you would like info on previous blocks, our supplies or general start and embroidery info, scroll back to the previous embroidery posts. The easiest way to do that is to search the word “embroidery” in our search box. CLICK HERE to download our free embroidery sheet that you can transfer to the fabric of your choice. THE STITCH BLOCK I can not believe we are on our 12th Week of the Embroidery Stitchery Sampler!  Sophie and I have had such fun learning new stitches each week and are already planning our next projects. For Week 12, we chose to represent the Stitches block with the Feather Stitch.  Worked in a line with four stands of floss, this stitch is a series of stitches made in a similar way as the Fly…

Stitchery Sampler: Block #12

As announced before, please remember that this block has a correction. It is listed on our website HERE and we also talk about it on this week’s video. Welcome back to week 12 and to Block #12 THE STITCH BLOCK info for our STITCHERY SAMPLER SEW ALONG. If you need background information, please click HERE or HERE. BLOCK #12 INFO & VIDEO This block is our STITCH block, and in this week’s video, I talk about the various different sizes and widths you can make your “stitch” based on what you might like. Given that we had the correction on this one, we thought it was a good opportunity to talk about how the block changes with one simple change. Also come see how we made this one extra scrappy and fun! CLICK HERE for the VIDEO. Happy Sewing! Follow us on Instagram HERE…

From the Vault: Fresh Laundry + Figs & Shirtings

Happy Thursday and welcome to another edition of From the Vault! In this blog series, I’m digging deep into my vault of patterns to find oldies but goodies to update with more recent fabric collections of mine. Today, I’m bringing out Fresh Laundry. I love the vintage look of this quilt, especially when sewn up in soft colors. The original version was made with Fig & Plum, an early collection of mine that featured a softer color palette of dusty mauve, persimmon, stone, pear, and pond. (The pattern also featured a second colorway using just the pond, pear, and cream prints for a soft and sweet wintry version.) Later, we did a two-color red and white version for the Red & White Charity Quilt Show. And a few years ago, Fresh Laundry was the featured pattern for my annual Vintage Halloween limited edition kit. OK, so I…

Embroidery Sampler: Block #11

Welcome back to our weekly Embroidery block to accompany our Stitchery Sampler Sew Along. If you would like info on previous blocks, our supplies or general start and embroidery info, scroll back to the previous embroidery posts. The easiest way to do that is to search the word “embroidery” in our search box. CLICK HERE to download our free embroidery sheet that you can transfer to the fabric of your choice. THE WINDMILL BLOCK We took our inspiration for Week 11’s stitches from the free embroidery download and added some Star Stitches for variety and sparkle. We thought the Star points resembled the blades of the windmill and added some interest to our sampler. Sophie and I stitched our Stars with four strands of floss.  We paid careful attention to keep the horizontal and vertical lines longer than the two cross stitches to achieve the…

Stitchery Sampler Sew Along: Block #11

Welcome back to week 11 and to Block #11 THE WINDMILL BLOCK info for our STITCHERY SAMPLER SEW ALONG. If you need background information, please click HERE or HERE. BLOCK #11 INFO & VIDEO This block is our WINDMILL block, and a super simple one after last weeks more involved block. What makes the windmill block so simple? There is not a single point to catch… You gotta love that! Also come see how we made this one extra scrappy and fun! CLICK HERE for the VIDEO. Happy Sewing! Follow us on Instagram HERE: This week we have another fun GIVEAWAY ON INSTAGRAM so be sure to come check it out on Friday! Come join us in our Facebook Group: Fig Tree Quilts Friends HERE to see us work on this sampler together, be encouraged and inspired, ask questions and have a chance to win some goodies while you…

Figs & Friends: Collaboration #6

To those of you in the program… OUR SIXTH AND FINAL FIGS & FRIENDS BUNDLE FOR THE 2020-21 PROGRAM 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…