Today's Designer Select Fat Quarter Club Kit is Fig Tree's. It's made with the newest Fig Tree & Co line, Butterscotch and Roses. Now I have to be honest, I personally usually go for the bright colors and wasn't sure how I would like these more muted tones, but once I got the fabric I realized how wrong I was.
The color combinations make for such interesting quilts. The dark brown in this piece reminds me of hot cocoa and the texture added to it gives it such depth and interest.
The yellow in this piece reminds me of honeycombs and the green in the kit is wonderful. Those of you who know me well, know that I have a problems with greens sometimes. I can't tell you how many times my friends have had to talk me into using the green with the line, and they are usually right that it ended up looking great. I'm not sure what it is about green and me, and I know my friends don't either. But I really like this green.
So once I can get back to quilting I plan on working on my first Fig Tree & Co project and I found the perfect pattern. It's called Stems Quilt Pattern by Fig Tree and Co. Isn't it beautiful? To me the bigger pictured quilt looks like apples. I might actually make placemats, they would match my dining room perfectly and the apples are very appropriate since my kitchen is done in apples. And yes, I know my 2012 list of things to make is getting long :)
Wait till you see what's coming next from Fig Tree...I have a mini charm pack of California Girl that I got at Fall Market and from what I can see in the 2 1/2" squares it looks wonderful. The colors are a bit brighter, I especially love the dark blues and yellows. Here's a sneak peak.
I already know what quilt I will be making with it when I get my hands on it, but you will have to wait and see.
Speaking on things to make, my friend Katy who blogs at Monkey Do sent me this adorable pic to show you of some dolls she made with Fig Tree fabric. Are these not the most adorable things you have ever seen? I just hope when I am a grown up sewist that I can make such beautiful things.
Here's a marvelous quilt that Tammy Blackburn who blogs at Karamat Designs made. It's made with another Fig Tree & Co line called Fresh Cottons out of a Honey Bun. At one of the LQSs here they call this a wrapping paper quilt. I haven't tried one yet, but this is so inspirational that I might have to someday.
And here's a special treat for you... Joanna from Fig Tree & Co is sending me some patterns to giveaway. This will just sweeten the prize package a bit...not only will the winner get a $50 gift certificate from The Fat Quarter Shop, but they will also get the Fig Tree Patterns!
I hope that you have entered already. There's 2 way's to enter:
The first one is here and the second is here.
Thanks to Tammy and Katy for sharing their Fig Tree & Co projects! Please be sure to check out their blogs and tell them Sha sent you :)
Come back tomorrow for Bunny Hills Designer Select FQ Kit.