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…

Embroidery Sampler: Block #10

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 ZIGZAG BLOCK This week we chose to represent the Zig Zag Block with the Blanket Stitch (or Buttonhole Stitch).  We thought it did a great job of replicating the effect of the zig-zag and gave us a new stitch to add to our sampler. Sophie and I both stitched our squares using four strands of embroidery floss but did a few things differently.  Sophie is stitching on the “Bark Cloth&#8221…

Stitchery Sampler Sew Along: Block #10

Welcome back to week 10 and to Block #10 THE ZIGZAG BLOCK info for our STITCHERY SAMPLER SEW ALONG. If you need background information, please click HERE or HERE. BLOCK #10 INFO & VIDEO This block is our ZIGZAG block, and one that I know at least a few of you are dreading because of all of those little flying geese. If that is you, please watch the video to see which points I think really matter and which ones don’t matter so much… just to make your journey a little bit easier! 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…

Embroidery Sampler: Block #9

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 DASH BLOCK Sophie and I experimented with a few stitches for this week.  We looked at doing a simple running stitch, making our stitches bigger with a fill stitch, and finally settled on the chain stitch.  Using a full six strands of floss we stitched in groups of three or four stitches to get the varying lengths of the dashes.   A close second choice for us was a satin stitch…

Stitchery Sampler Sew Along: Block #9

Welcome back to week 9 and to Block #9 THE DASH BLOCK info for our STITCHERY SAMPLER SEW ALONG. If you need background information, please click HERE or HERE. BLOCK #9 INFO & VIDEO This block is our DASH block, and a very straight forward block… one that is very simple to construct and square up if needed. This block is a perfect opportunity for you to showcase some of your favorite scraps with 18 different dashes in two sizes… it is a great chance to make those scraps shine! I have a couple of quick hints to share with you guys about being successful with this block on the video so check it out! CLICK HERE for the VIDEO. Happy Sewing! Follow us on Instagram HERE: This week we have a fun GIVEAWAY ON INSTAGRAM so be sure to come check it out on Friday! Come join…

Embroidery Sampler: Block #8

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 FLYING GEESE BLOCK This week Sophie and I picked the Fly Stitch to represent the flying geese blocks. The Fly Stitch is quick, easy, and the points really give the illusion of a flying geese block. Sophie and I started by just marking a dot for each of the three points of the stitch. We found that this was enough to guide us with spacing and was faster and more accurate than drawing the full &#8220…