Friday, July 20, 2012

Fabric & Thread... It's All I Need

I have had a love affair with Fig Tree & Co. since
there was a Fig Tree & Co.
Joanna's patterns and fabrics have a look that I just love.
But her patterns don't have to be used strictly with her fabrics and
visa verse. 
The Petit Four quilt that I finished at the beginning of this month was 
made with Blueberry Crumb Cake by Blackbird Designs. the fabrics were
a wonderful gift from a wonderful friend and I think this quilt is my 
new favorite..
I know I have a gajillion projects on my Summer Fun list...
(quit laughing)
and I have only gotten one or two done off the list...
(really, quit laughing)
do you think that is going to stop me from starting my Fall Fun list?
Oh no sir-reee Bob!
Here is the start of my problems...
These are some new, hot off the press, Fig Tree and Company 
patterns that are calling my name! 
I am seeing Stars!

And a couple of wonderful small applique patterns that look like a postage stamp
... the actual size of the project is about 18" x 22".
Very do-able!
Joanna came up with a easie peasie way of making a Pineapple
quilt. And who doesn't need a Pineapple quilt in their repertoire?
And it looks like it's just her size!

I know you saw some fabulous photos of this pattern made up
at A Quilting Life. Sherri made the cover quilt.
I was thinking it might be fun in Lucy's Crab Shack. 
(even though it will be on my Fall Fun list).
But my problems don't end there.
I am trying to figure out which one to do first.
And second.
And third.
And that's not all!
I have a copy of Joanna's new book too.
I got my copy at Amazon but if you purchase it 
from Fig Tree... Joanna might even sign it for you!
There is over 20 projects in the book. 
Projects for the home as well as adorable quilts.
But if you didn't make anything from the book...
it is just gorgeous to look at and the photography is 

Be still my heart!


Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I think we have the same problem Sinta! I'll cheer you on all the way to the end of the list!

Deborah said...

Wow! Thanks for the run down on these great patterns. I see a couple I wouldn't mind adding to my list!

Linda said...

Your version of Petit Four is stunning. I love it in Blueberry Crumb Cake!!!

Darlene said...

I love your version of Petit Four and my birthday is coming up so I think you should send it to me. LOL (stop laughing) :-)

A dear friend just sent me a bundle of Blueberry Crumb Cake and now I'm trying to decide what to make. You'll save me lots of time and effort. :-) (stop laughing)

I have a birthday wish list and some of those Fig Tree patterns are on it. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Love your list (Summer and Fall)
Sorry I have to laugh. ROFLOL

Linda said...

Your Petit Four quilt is beautiful!
why don't you just start all of them and assign a day of the week to work on each one? I know, I know...but that's they way I work.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Ooooh I love your Petit Four! Very sweet! I adore Joanna's patterns and fabrics too~ I just got her book too. ;-) And the red and cream definitely caught my eye. ;-) I'm not laughing~ I'm wondering should I start dropping birthday hints? LOL Have a great weekend!

Cath said...

Now if I came across those quilt patterns I just wouldn't be able to resist regardless of how many I have on my to do list. Absolutely gorgeous!

Béa said...

I have Petit Four pattern too, this pattern + Blueberry crumb cake is really wonderful !

Quilt Hollow said...

Your patterns are wonderful and could easily make my of want to makes longer...especially your blueberry baskets..oh gosh cute.

Denise in PA said...

I love Joanna's fabric and patterns too! Those new postage stamps quilts are just too adorable not to do. And, I have a couple of charm packs of Lucy's Crab Shack, just waiting for the right pattern! And, I'm not laughing - I'm right there with ya! o:)

Strlady said...

Your version of Petit Four is outstanding! I wish I had thought to by more fabric for the border to scallop mine as well. I think that quilt lends itself to that type of border.
I have a slew of Fig Tree patterns and Petit Four was the first one I've completed. I found that the cutting instructions on the pattern was a bit confusing at first but after I had outlined the steps I could easily follow.
I love the Pineapple quilt (I have like twn different pineapple quilts on my to do list)and I am very curious as to how she makes it easy...
Regardless of which you decide to make, I'll be following your progress!

Needled Mom said...

Wow! What fun you are going to have doing each project. I love the spiral binding on it too.

Karen said...

I ADORE Fig Tree. Fabric and patterns. Have you thought of a sew along for the pineapple quilt?

Kris said...

I love Fig Tree & Co. creations!!!!
Are you going to go say hello to the lake this weekend?
XO Kris

Mary said...

Do you have time to eat? This sounds like you are really really really busy sewing!!!

Auntie Pami said...

I love Sparkles (that's the name, right)? I'm thinking jewel tone batiks. Or reds or oranges, or? You see my problem?

Satu said...

A gorgeous Petit Four, Sinta! Joanna's fabrics are my favorite too... I hardly can wait to get my hands her newest line 'Tapestry'. And I'm looking forward to see, which one of her adorable pattern you'll make next ;o)

Sherri said...

Oh...I cannot wait to see the Marigolds pattern done in Lucy's Crab Shack...a perfect combination! I love all of your project ideas!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I've made the pin cushion and the Audrey bag so far. Next will be the Cherry quilt. This is one of the best books I've bought.

Fiona said...

I not laughing, but chuckling and shaking my head, but not at you, at me cause I have been there and have enjoyed every minute of it.
What else would you want to do with you spare time....

Nanette Merrill said...

I'm very intrigued by the postage stamp one. That isn't in her new book though, is it?

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Your "to do" list has a lot of awesomeness in it. I snuck into my sewing room yesterday for the first time in weeks (finally) and worked with Lucy's Crab Shack. My mini project is very cute. :) Just waiting for border fabrics to come in.