Feelin' Figgy

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

You know I'm a big fan of Fig Tree fabrics, right?  Joanna's fabrics just sing to me.  Her colors are soft, her prints are gorgeous.  Everything Fig Tree just says "PRETTY".  Well, I'm really having a lot of fun playing with my Fig Tree stash on this BOM quilt that my quilt guild is doing this year.  This is what mine looks like so far~

The pattern is by Jina Barney (a local quilt designer here in Utah for Riley Blake Designs - you may have heard of them?)  You can click here for the instructions if you want to tag along on this project.  The pattern is free and the blocks correspond with each month of the year.  For pictures of the finished quilt, check out Freda's Hive (a wonderful blog.) 

I had so much fun making the baskets! 

They basket handles were so simple because of this wonderful little tool -

I used the 3/8" Clover USA Bias Tape Maker.  I have to admit that I was kind of intimidated by this little tool up until last week.  But after whipping out the handles in a matter of minutes, I was ecstatic!  They were a cinch to make, accurate and fast.  I also enjoyed the hand-work that I could take a long with me wherever I went.  It was a nice change of pace.

Anyways, like I said, I'm having fun doing this project.  Partly because of the cute pattern and the gorgeous fabrics but mainly because I'm doing it with my mom.  I'm sharing my stash with her so that we can have some fun bonding time.  I'm so glad we share a love of sewing & crafting together (Hi Mom!)   

One last thing ~ I got a fun little package in the mail yesterday from the generous gals at Moda.  A Layer Cake in Fig Tree form.  Fresh Cottons to be exact.  It's beautiful.  Really beautiful.  

Like I said, that Joanna is amazing.  I hope I can do these fabrics justice.