Winter Solstice Sew Along: Week #1

Hello Friends, Welcome Back! A few notes from Susan… This week we are going to start making  blocks for our quilt.  For the next four Fridays  we will be introducing two new blocks – one a little easier and one a bit more complex.  To finish off the quilt, you will need to make (2) of each of the blocks. For each block, you will need to pick an ivory print as an accent.  Use a favorite from your bundle or feel free to pull from your stash.  I opted to keep some of the larger  prints for some of the bigger pieces, and used the smaller prints for some of the more complex blocks. You will want to keep all the ivory prints together until you finish setting your quilt.Our first block, North Star, is variation on the classic Ohio Star and Sparkle Dash, our second block…

STITCHERY SAMPLER SEW ALONG

We are so excited that the Figs & Shirtings STITCHERY SAMPLER QUILT “in a box” are finally starting to arrive from MODA this week!! So I just wanted to give everyone a quick heads up on our plans for our upcoming SEW ALONG. We were originally going to start earlier but made some new plans with this crazy year so here are a few “deets”. We are so excited to work on this quilt with you guys, one week at a time!! We will have lots more info soon but here are the basics: SCHEDULE WHEN: Each week starting on Friday January 8 and going for 13 weeks, WHAT: We will be working on one block per week per plus one week for the setting. WHERE: We will be posting a video HERE each Friday to YouTube so if you would like to be ready for…

MODA Blockheads: 48 and a bit of catch up too!

Welcome to Week #48 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS 3 SEW ALONG… Sorry that I have been a little MIA over the last few weeks. We just finished our huge annual 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE and I had a few large design deadlines and all of my other “extra” projects fell to the wayside! But I’m back this week with Lisa’s gorgeous block… THIS MONTH’S BLOCK It’s Lisa’s day today and you know what that means… yup… half square triangles for days. Here is the PDF DOWNLOAD, CLICK HERE on Lisa’s blog. Go grab yours! We chose a 12″ size for our version of this one and chose a whole variety of our favorite tones of reds- 4 reds, 2 cream prints and the ivory solid to be exact. It was…

WINTER SOLSTICE SEW ALONG

Hello Fig Tree Friends! Hope everyone is enjoying the first few days of December! As all four thoughts start to turn to the holidays and the winter season, we thought it would be fun to work on something winter focused for a few hours each week, So today is officially the beginning of our WINTER SOLSTICE Sew Along that my friend Susan from The Felted Pear and I dreamt up a few months ago. Honestly it has been so much fun for me to work on a project that is mostly someone else’s beautiful idea and I am the one doing little tweaks and suggestions. Its a total role reversal for sure and it has been a breathe of creative fresh air for me. Thank you Susan for your generous spirit in offering us this Sew Along journey and for your creativity! Love you! Susan is a big…

FLY AWAY FREE PATTERN

I am not sure if you are in the same boat with me, but I kind of love making flying geese. In any size, at any time. I always use the SEW&FLIP method that our patterns are famous for and the process is methodical and simple and I can even sneak in a little tv marathon while I crank out those flying geese. So when I found a vintage flying geese quilt while working on my FIGS AND SHIRTINGS collection, I knew I wanted to reproduce this simple quilt with the simply layout and share it with you guys. When I realized math-wise, that I could do it with a jelly roll or a layer cake or a couple of charm packs, I had one of those happy dance moments :-). It goes perfectly with the collection and with the other quilts in this group… except that…

THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

As we start to organize and pack up the boxes this year, I just wanted to thank you guys again for an amazing sale and your unbelievable support of our little family business. You guys showed up in a serious way!! You guys… this year’s sale was a whole new level of crazy but I know that so many of you loved every minute of it! So many of you reached out to tell me that this was exactly the kind of fun and distraction that you needed during this Covid year and I am so glad we could be here for you! I know others of you did not quite get the items you were hoping for, and I want to thank you for having a good attitude and for taking it in the spirit that it is intended! And as always, you guys are the…

12 Days of Christmas: Day #8

Hello my Fig Tree Friends! It’s the 8th and FINAL day of the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE. If you want to know more about how the sale works, then CLICK HERE for all of the info. If you want to shop, then here we go! Just CLICK HERE. ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME, EIGHT MAIDS A-MILKING. KIT FOR THE DAY … simple “sew and flip” sewing and no templates makes this a fun and simple pattern to put together. … look at how yummy that little kit looks? Last year at the end of the sale, I asked you guys what you would like to see for next year’s sale. Other than “more bundles” and “more kits”, the request I got the most often was to include something that that was not…

12 Days of Christmas: Day #7

Hello my Fig Tree Friends! It’s the 7th day of the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE. Normally we would be starting this sale today on BLACK FRIDAY, but this year we are winding up to finish up the whole thing by tomorrow! What a year it has been!! If you want to know more about how the sale works, then CLICK HERE for all of the info. If you want to shop, then here we go! Just CLICK HERE. ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME, SEVEN SWANS A-SWIMMING. KIT FOR THE DAY: YULETIDE SPRUCE KIT BRAND NEW PATTERN RELEASE! This one is a perfect one to do while having a Hallmark movie marathon I think. Starting off with a honeybun makes it all so much easier! The only choice you really have to make is whether you want your trees to be…