12 Days of Christmas: Day #1

Hello my Fig Tree Friends! It’s the1st day of the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE so welcome to all of you! For those of you who are returnees, you know what to do. For the rest of you wonderful people, welcome welcome and if you want to know more about how the sale works, then CLICK HERE to read the blog post for all of the info. But just so you know, your items might sell out while you read it…just saying! If you just want to shop and then come back for more info, then here we go! Just CLICK HERE. ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME, A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE. KIT FOR THE DAY: OH CHRISTMAS TREE KIT I figured it was only right to start off the festivities with our favorite little Oh Christmas Tree kit. Kit…

MODA Blockheads Block #45 and #44 too!

Welcome to Week #45 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS 3 SEW ALONG… Let’s just get right to it this week! THIS MONTH’S BLOCK It’s Betsy’s day today and here is the PDF DOWNLOAD, CLICK HERE on Betsy’s blog. Go grab yours! We chose a 12″ size for our version of this one and went with a softer red for one side and our favorite “pumpkin seed” from Christmas Figs II for the other side of the flying geese. We added in our favorite large scale red floral for the setting triangles. This one sure turned out beautiful! I definitely think its one of my favorites. Thanks for the beautiful block Betsy! And since we missed posting last week, here is #44… believe it or not, I actually had the block done, two of them if you…

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IS COMING… NEXT WEEK!

The FIG TREE ELVES are cutting, packing and prepping like crazy so that we can be ready to go for you earlier than any other year… NOVEMBER 19TH is our start date this year… can you believe it?! Yup… that is in less than a week, next Thursday! We have never done it on any other day than Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving but we decided that this crazy year called for some crazy fun a bit earlier than usual! Hope you agree and that you will be ready to join us! FOR THOSE OF YOU NEW TO THIS CRAZY SALE… here is all the info below. For those of you who join us every year, just a few changes from last year so you might want to read through too! ** PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AS OUR SALE RULES HAVE CHANGED** ONLY 8 GOODIE PACKED DAYS…

Sewcialites Sew Along: My Turn Today

There are so many fun sew-alongs happening online these days that sometimes its hard to keep them all straight. I guess its the one upside to the pandemic… let’s keep our hands and our minds busy at the machine I say! If you want to keep up to date with a few other sew-alongs that we will be participating in for the upcoming weeks and months… follow us HERE on Instagram where I share pretty much every day! But back to today’s business… The SEWCIALITES SEW ALONG is the brainchild of the lovely ladies over at the Fat Quarter Shop and so many of us designers are playing along. My design calendar has been a bit too full to participate each week by sewing blocks but I sure have been enjoying watching the quilt unfold! each week! So much fun sewing…

TRICK OR TREAT Finish!

FREE TRICK OR TREAT JELLY ROLL PATTERN ALL FINISHED UP! Wow… it has taken me a little bit longer than expected to get these photos up here for the finish of this project! A lot has happened in the last week or so! This was such a fun project for me to see. I loved the idea when Susan first showed it to me and I love it even more now that she has finished it and gotten it back from her lovely quilter! It’s always that magical moment when you open your quilt package, don’t you think? So this is where we started… And here is the finished project! For quilting, we chose a small pumpkin seed [an all over geometric pattern] to unify the quilt and give it a slightly vintage, retro feel… one of my all time favorite all over…

MODA Blockheads: Block #43

Welcome to Week #43 of the FREE MODA BLOCKHEADS 3 SEW ALONG… Hello friends! It’s BLOCKHEADS TIME and its the start of a new round, the final one in the sew along! Don’t worry, we still have a few months to go. THIS MONTH’S BLOCK It’s Corey’s day today and here is the PDF DOWNLOAD, CLICK HERE. We chose a 12″ size for this one and went with a softer red for the large squares, our favorite red swirly for those accents squares and a darker red dot for the triangles. We mixed ivory solid and a cream print for the backgrounds just to give it a little more pop. Love how it came out. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – &#8211…

Fig Tree Day on MODA’s BLOCKHEADS: Block #42

Welcome to Week #42 of the FREE MODA BLOCKHEADS 3 SEW ALONG… TODAY IS OUR TURN ONCE AGAIN! Hello friends! Its a lovely Wednesday morning toward the end of October and you know what that means… its that time again. It’s BLOCKHEADS TIME. We really should have a song… don’t you think? What’s even better is that its MY DAY on the Blockheads adventure… and since I am the last one of each round this means we are 3/4 of the way done with the program!! We have now completed 3 full rounds of the sew along and have just one more round to go. Can you guys believe that we have been doing this for 42 blocks already? I don’t believe it… time sure has been extra weird this year! INTRODUCING THE STARBURST BLOCK So…

FREE TRICK OR TREAT: Sashings and Borders

CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS From Ivory Background: Cut (6) 1 1/2″ strips. Piece the strips for length and cut  (2) L/R borders 1 1/2″ x 54 1/2″ and (2) T/B borders 1 1/2″ x 56 1/2″ From Orange Outer Border fabric: Cut (6) 2 1/2″ strips. Piece the strips for length and cut (2) L/R borders 2 1/2″ x 56 1/2″ and (2) T/B borders 2 1/2″ x 60 1/2″. ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS Assemble (4) rows of (4) blocks with sashing [g] and post squares [h].  Press towards sashing.Sew rows together as shown. Add L/R inner ivory border.  Press out.  Add T/B ivory border.  Press out. Add L/R outer orange border.  Press out.  Add T/B orange border.  Press out. Quilt as desired and…