Pattern Showcase #5

I'm sure you have heard me talk about my love of Christmas quilts over the years and this is the latest in the series of those classic red, green and cream lovelies that I will happily add to my stack of holiday quilts when we decorate our home next week.

Now I know that it doesn't have to be for Christmas only, this combination is a timeless classic all year around but somehow it is just a bit more perfect this time of the year for me.


… we sure had fun cutting kits in this wonderful little color combo for our recent sale. If you aren't on our newsletter list, be sure to get on it before our next holiday sale email at the end of this week! Go here to be added to our newsletter.


So here is Petite Fours ["little fours" in French because the baskets are little and they come arranged in fours… I know, not the most creative name in the world but what can I tell you? I'm a sucker for French, little baskets and a sucker for a good pastry reference!]



… little red baskets in several different prints set with both red and green nine patches in the sashing. Fabrics are from a variety of our recent lines including, Fresh Cottons, Mill House Inn, Whimsy and Patisserie.


…. little closeup to show the quilting.


… same quilt done out of our Buttercup collection [fabric due out in February 2011]. This one is a much more scrappy look since we made it from one of those mini-bundles of 1/8 yds. 


Both samples were made by the super talented, amazing quilter, Sherri. Thanks Sherri

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Pattern Cover shown here above.

Pattern: Petite Fours

Size: 68" x 68"

Fabrics Used: variety of reds and greens from past several lines [see above] for the background styled version. A mini bundle of Buttercup for the inset version. Cream solid for either is always available on our site under "A Few of Our Favorite Things"

Click here for the pattern.


Talk to you soon.

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  1. Stephanie | 1st Dec 10

    Absolutely sweet. Sherri is awesome.

  2. Cate Tuten | 1st Dec 10

    LOVE them, Joanna!!! Just so fresh and pretty!! Going to take some sewing lessons soon…..Merry Christmas from your Louisiana Creative Connection friend, Cate

  3. sherri | 1st Dec 10

    This is one of my favorite patterns. Ever. I can’t wait to finish all of my Christmas gifts so I can make another one of these–it’s first on my list!

  4. amber | 1st Dec 10

    LOVE it. I’ve been wanting to make an old fashioned red and white/cream quilt, possibly with baskets so I think I’ve just found the pattern I want to use. It’s beautiful Joanna! Great job!!

  5. Joanna | 1st Dec 10

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] amber submitted a comment on Pattern Showcase #5

    Thank you Amber!
    So glad that you like it. I think its definitely a good one!

    Happy Holidays,


  6. Sheri F | 1st Dec 10

    I LOVE it Joanna!! Of course that red and cream will go great in my house and my pattern arrived in the mail today, so I’m ready to start collecting the fabrics and get ready to make that one! Thanks for another wonderful Fig Tree cutie! You’re awesome! Merry Christmas!

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