TRICK OR TREAT: Jelly Roll Cutting Directions

So many of you are joining us… yeah! It is so fun to sew up a jelly roll, don’t you think? So here is the info for cutting the blocks below. We will add some more instructions later on for borders. But for now, this is all you will need for your (16) 12″ blocks… they are a nice & large size so that your quilt grows quickly without being too massive at the same time. FOR THE BLOCKS FROM YOUR JELL ROLL:From (8) Orange Strips: Cut (8) 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles [a]From (8) Black Strips: Cut (8) 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles [b] ** See below.From (8) Grey Strips: Cut (8) 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles [c]From leftover color strips: Cut (9) assorted 2 1…

MODA Blockheads: Block 39 & Block 40

Welcome to Week #40 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG! Although I posted on Instagram last week, I never managed to add my info here on the blog for Week #39 so this week, we are doing a TWOFER! Last week’s creative block was brought to you by the fabulous Robin Pickens. Her MAD ABOUT PLAID block is so much fun and so versatile! Link HERE and download the pattern directions for your project. This is our version of Robin’s block…. we went for the 8″ version for this one… using a controlled palette of (2) strong reds, a softer red with lots more white in it so that it would stand out against the strong ones and a cream print. We love how the plaid comes out in it.. almost like a basketweave! BLOCK #40: STRINGS Up next this week is Janet Clare…

TRICK OR TREAT: A FREE JELLY ROLL PATTERN

Sometimes you just want to do something fun & easy & seasonal even if you have no business starting another project… am I right? 🙂 So many of you have been enjoying the PUMPKINS IN A ROW pattern these past few weeks and I think a big part of that is that it is fun and fast and some instant gratification for your table. I have LOVED seeing all of your creations so much! Thank you for sharing them with me. CLICK HERE for that pattern if you would like to make one up for yourself. Kits for that are sold out, but we of course have the pattern. Well, my good friend Susan [over at the @thefeltedpear on Instagram] were chatting about what fun thing we could do with a jelly roll and Susan knew right away what she wanted to do the moment we started talking about it…

FAUX PUMPKIN GIVEAWAY

Hello Fig Tree Friends- Happy Autumn and October and Falling Leaves and Pumpkin Spice Everything and Warm Sweaters and Crisp Air! EDIT: CONGRATULATIONS DEB GIROTTI! YOU ARE OUR WINNER!! Email me your info so we can send your goodies. As I am sure you well know… I am kind of an autumn fanatic. I love this season better than all the others put together and I wouldn’t mind if it was here for much longer than it is… especially here in Northern California. I have no idea how I have somehow not managed to move to New England in all these years of living in the US! But I guess I am destined to be a California girl who wishes she could live in New England! Although I do manage to find my fair share of fall color… so don’t feel too bad…

MODA Blockheads Block #38

Welcome to Week #38 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG! This week we are back with Stacy Iest Hsu. Check out her fun graphic pattern, FRACTURED RAINBOW, link HERE and download the pattern directions for your project. This is our version of Stacy’s block…. we went for the 6″ version for this one… using a large variety of our scraps. Making the varegated rainbow didn’t really work in our traditional red and cream sampler so we simplified the design to use just two alternating colors. We used (6) red scraps for the main sections, (6) cream scraps for the coordinating background strips and then the same small red dot for the (4) corners. We wanted those little corners to stand seperate from the rest of the coordinating bars. ========================================================= BLOCK RESOURCE CLICK HERE FOR THE ARCHIVE OF ALL OF THE MODA BLOCKHEADS 3 BLOCKS WE…

Figs & Friends Collaboration: Bundle #3

To those of you in the program… OUR THIRD FIGS & FRIENDS BUNDLE HAS JUST GONE OUT so be on the lookout! Here is a little backstory to this series in case you missed it… Earlier this 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 of those old Reese’s…

MODA Blockheads: Block #37

Welcome to Week #37 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG! This week we are back around to the beautiful Vanessa Goertzen. Check out her fabulous pattern, FIXER UPPER, link HERE and download the pattern directions for your project. This is our version of Vanessa’s block…. we went for the 12″ version for this one… and used the center as an opportunity to fussy cut a piece of one of our favorite large scale florals. I love how that came out! We surrounded it with a little tile print from Christmas Figs and then went all scrappy for the surrounding “square within a square” units around the outside. A few of our recent favorites… ========================================================= BLOCK RESOURCE CLICK HERE FOR THE ARCHIVE OF ALL OF THE MODA BLOCKHEADS 3 BLOCKS WE HAVE HAD SO FAR! This Archive will be updated each week by MODA, in…

What are you sewing for… NATIONAL SEW A JELLY ROLL DAY?

Hello everyone and happy Friday! We’re always excited when the weekend rolls around, but this weekend is especially fun for us Moda designers because Saturday is National Sew a Jelly Roll Day! I think it’s pretty well documented that the jelly roll is my favorite precut, and you might say that I’ve designed “a few” (*wink wink*) patterns using this surprisingly versatile precut. (I even have an entire section of my website just for my jelly roll patterns…you can find it HERE.) So in honor of National Sew a Jelly Roll Day, I wanted to share a couple of jelly roll patterns that I think really show how a jelly roll can make a traditionally challenging quilt pattern much simpler to put together. I’m talking about stars—Lone Stars, to be specific! I love the timeless look of Lone Star quilts and I think every…