Name Contest Winners

I know its not that time quite yet, but I just couldn't resist these vintage postcard images… I was planning on sending you all a Monday morning greeting but I just looked up at the clock & realized that it was Monday afternoon… so Monday Afternoon Greetings!  Mondays seem to be like that around here. All three munchkins are in school, the office is buzzing with weekend orders & the gals are busy packing & labeling [remind me one day to tell you about our office's love for the DYMO label maker… it might only be funny to us…    the studio sewing machines are buzzing on new project samples and I am furiously answering emails, blogging, answering phone calls and other business minutia. If all of our days were as efficient as Mondays around here… well lets just…

Introducing “Fresh Vintage Sewing” & Craving Pastries

Monday Afternoon Greetings– I promised the winners of the naming contest by today… as they say the best laid plans… I have worked through half of the comments and have found over  855 names so far!  Needless to say its going to take me a few more days to sort through all of the names and give them each careful consideration. You certainly went to town with the French and Pastry related items!  If nothing else, I am craving French pastries 24/7 and I have an almost uncontrollable desire to sign up for French classes again.  What a beautiful language! I am finding many names that I love, some that are making me laugh and dozens that make me hungry just to read them! ***************** While we wait for me to process all the wonderful contributions, I thought I might share with you…

Giveaway winners…

Well this is a bit later than I had wanted to post but I was working on the most wonderful ad image that you all will get to see soon and I just finished a few minutes ago… Anyhow, the winners of the contest are: Rachel  who commented on 3/6 at 4:48 Amber Johnson who commented on 3/8 at 6:59 pm Emiko who commented on 3/9 at 7:09 am Candace who commented on 3/10 at 9:03 am Jenna Dunagan who commented on 3/10 at 6:10 pm If you are one of these lucky ladies, then please email me at  joanna@figtreequilts.com with your mailing address and we will get your goodies right off to you.  We will send a pattern along with all of the fabric so you can get started right away if you…

Patisserie has shipped… & it’s time for a giveaway!

I love those words… "has shipped"  or the words " is arriving on store shelves" or the phrase " has hit the streets"… need I say more?  There is something about those words that is exhilarating for me as a designer. It is the moment of truth. I have envisioned & designed it. The design team has executed it. The mills have created it. MODA has marketed and sold it. Stores have bought it. I have gushed about loving it. But until now, you haven't gotten to play with it! Until now…. And so here it is and hopefully at a store near you or if not certainly at an online store near your fingertips!  Even as I was gushing some more about it here for this wonderful gal, I couldn't help but find myself back…

Fresh Vintage & Other Fronts

I know I just wrote about this but many of you have emailed me to ask about the cover quilt on our upcoming issue. It is a fun, simple Layer Cake pattern called "Chocolate Pasties" for the scrappy version seen on the cover [this one is done out of our brand new collection Patisserie that is starting to hit store shelves this week and next]. It can also be easily done from your own stash or from yardage as shown in both a butterscotch and a red version on the back cover and inside the issue. It just arrived from the printer this morning and is starting to ship this afternoon… so if you have pre ordered or are on auto ship you should have  yours soon!Just wanted to let you know that we have changed up the format a bit: added materials list to…

A Flurry of Activity

Well we have certainly entered into that time again around here…. the next round of patterns are well on their way and we are finalizing swatches for the next fabric collection. Given that I am still designing patterns with one collection while starting to dream of swatches and yardage of the next one coming in soon…  this is kind of a strange time for me. I end up feeling a bit schizophrenic as my husband lovingly refers to my general state, being pulled in many different directions at once, each one just as interesting as the next. So many colors, patterns & designs swimming around in my head that it really does feel like there are several of me in there! Just to add to the fabric mix around these parts, I have been finishing up the next Fresh Vintage issue and sending it off to the…

Happy Valentine’s Day

We are up in the mountains today sharing a family Valentine's adventure. Perhaps not what I would have chosen on a romantic level, but a wonderful choice nonetheless.  We woke up this morning to it snowing outside our window, our car covered in about a foot of snow and a winter wonderland all around us, the likes of which my California born and bred children had never seen! In retrospect, I am not sure I could have thought up a more romantic Valentine and certainly one that will stay in our family memory. Just noticed that in one of my favorite places, Emily was reminding people that she had these beautiful little paintings to share for folks to download and use as they wished!  I love her art and find it so inspiring and soulful… thought you might enjoy a peek if you don&#39…