Thursday, June 4, 2009

once upon a fig tree

Thursday, June 4, 2009

fig and i didn't have the same start as sonnet... we barely noticed each other at first. a fabric or two of her found there way into some of my projects but that was about it... and then it happened... somewhere around last june or july... the shop needed someone to make the sample for a quilt with all fig tree fabric... i wasn't immediately sold but being the overachiever i am i said "sure i'll do it" and was on my way... that is when it began...

here is the quilt i made for the shop... it is called hugs and kisses and is from the layer cake recipe book from cozy quilt designs... it is mostly dandelion girl with a mix of some other fig fabrics...

a close up...
it was one of the first quilts i quilted all by myself on my new machine... it has its little flaws but overall came out great and i love it...

we still have a few kits available at the shop... if you are interested let me know and i'll send you the details!... also if you buy one after learning abut it from me i'll throw in my table runner pattern for free! (it is sold separately in the shop.) it can be made from the leftover 1/2 square triangles from the quilt!

my table runner.... its my own pattern... the first one i ever wrote up formally and packaged for sale!

close up...
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my collection grew similar to sonnet... a little here... a little there... it didn't help when Pam was cleaning out her stash and was offering yardage and a jelly roll at 1/2 off! how could i say no??

the patisserie charm pack and matching yardage was my latest addition...

right before that i got this book...

so many cute things in here i want to make... such as...

and...
and...
and this...even thought i have no idea where it would go... but i just need to make it!
even my figgy scraps don't want to hang out with scraps... they hang out together with my figgy fabric...
here it is... the whole stash... i need to add some blues from urban indigo and purples from fig and plum.... hmmm....

oh and i think my mom heard me loud and clear...
but just in case...


direct link to club...
they posted what the first project is... yummy!!!

6 comments:

joanna said...

Well it definitely looks like we would get along quite well as would our fabrics!! I am not sure what you all have planned for october, but I am a little scared

happy "fig" playing,

joanna

rachel griffith said...

tehehehe.
♥ joann's comment.
i can't wait to see her face when we...well you know.
:)

Sherri said...

Love this post!!! I too have some Fig fabrics...and love how your scraps don't want to hang out with the other scraps! Fun post!

Cheryl said...

Great job on your quilt...it's a beauty and I love the runner and pattern you developed. How very exciting! Such great eye candy in this post. Happy Firday to you :-)!!

Sandy said...

Very creative post!! Loud & clear.. lol

comfortstitching said...

Oh I recognize that fabric!!! Probably as I've been working with my dandelion girl all day! Love your quilt, the runner, your scraps and all those ideas of yours!!!