Wednesday, April 8, 2015

What I've Been Working On...

I know things have been a little quiet here on the blog lately, but I have been busy, and today I can share just a little bit of what I've been working on. I've been sewing sample quilts for Joanna of Fig Tree & Company for several years now, and it's something I truly enjoy. I really do read her patterns cover to cover and always pick up tips and hints. This market she got her fabric a little earlier than normal which was fun for me.



 Her new collection, Farm House, is absolutely my favorite Fig Tree collection ever. It just has the best vintage/retro vibe of any collection I've worked with for quite some time. I finished up two quilts for her this week, and they have been shipped off.



 I don't normally use a lot of black in my quilts, but the blacks in this collection have me ready to incorporate them into upcoming projects.


I made lots of Farm House half-square triangles this week, and those flying geese from the other day...if you look closely, you'll notice that many of them were sewn with Farm House prints as well.



It's always hard to  send the quilts away after I finish piecing them...but, I'll be seeing them again next month at Quilt Market in Minneapolis! If you want to see some more previews of the new Fig Tree fabrics and patterns, Joanna has a blog post up with more information on her new fabric and quilt patterns with kit pre-orders available now as well.  Here are just a couple more pictures--one of the quilts I pieced is the  "Sunshine"  quilt which also used some  Fig Tree fabrics from Avalon and Aloha Girl. I absolutely love it!



And the other quilt I pieced is "County Fair." I fell in love with this one before I'd even finished the first block. It's funny, my daughters have very different tastes in fabric, but they were both here for Easter, saw this quilt, and both immediately fell in love with it. Maybe I'll have to make three more of these!




I have several new patterns of my own I'll be releasing before market... mid-size to large quilts, and one new mini that is my favorite mini I've designed. Guess things will stay busy around here for awhile!

Thanks so very much for stopping by!

17 comments:

Hildy said...

Love the new Fig Tree collection and the quilts you've made! The black is just great! And one of my favorite prints is back (the flower one that was already in Whimsy):-)

Judy said...

Oh these are very nice quilts and I will indeed buy this new line. I also look forward to your new patterns. You are an amazing quilter!!

Susan Smith said...

Oh, I love that County Fair quilt! You do such beautiful work. Can't wait to see your new patterns!

KathyinMN said...

Wow-love how your use of the black just makes all the other colors pop.

gailss said...

This new line is going to go fast....so retro and love the black. Your tops are just fabulous and yes, could see having one muself...

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love the use of the black in this quilt - it really makes the whole quilt pop!

Thimbleanna said...

I love to see a pop of black in quilts -- even though I don't do it very often. Very pretty. Can't wait to see your new patterns!

Laura Chaney said...

I really like the black fabrics. They really help make the other colors pop.

Rose Hoag said...

love the black and white

Helen L said...

I love black with colors too: they make the colors more vibrant!! And like things ever slow down for you! :-) Can't wait to see your new patterns and that new fig tree line in it's entity!! Happy sewing!! Hugs, H

Liz said...

Your work is beautiful and so is the fabric line!

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful fabrics and fun to work with them to make quilts for her. I am using my soho fabrics, finally;) I am working on a rag quilt and added denim to the mix. Not as easy as I thought it would be, so working as much as I can to get it down in time.

Debbie

gibbygoo56 said...

I too adore the Country Fair. Adorable!

Rebecca Stevens said...

You certainly do beautiful work and Fig Tree gives you something beautiful to work with! Farmhouse looks like is is more of a pure white than their normal cream - is that correct or just my monitor is giving me a weird look? Love this line with the black included!

KMSC said...

I love the quilts you stitched for Joanna; what beauties! I'm excited to see your new patterns as well!

SheQuiltsAlot - Peta said...

Everything looks fantastic! Can't wait to see your new patterns. XO

Sue said...

Is the last picture County Fair? Is that pattern available? Could you tell me what fabric you used? I am totally in love with this quilt and would LOVE to make one just like it. I love your blog
thank you so much
Sue Lambrix

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