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Fig Tree Quilts Houses, by Joanna Figueroa and Lisa Quan features house themed designs in their signature style. 14 house- warming projects included for pieced and applied houses from city to country cottage designs. Designs include romantic villas, hearty homesteads, and more.

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Fig Tree Quilts

Author: Joanna Figueroa and Lisa Quan
Pages: 112
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: That Patchwork Place
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4FF10300
Weight: 1.2 lb
MSRP: $27.95

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In their much-anticipated first book, the design duo behind Fig Tree Quilts unveils a collection of house-themed designs in their signature style. From city dwellings to country cottages, you're sure to find a quilted house that makes you feel right at home.

  • Create 14 house-warming projects featuring pieced and applied houses
  • Discover designs that depict romantic villas, hearty homesteads, and more
  • Find an array of colorful quilts to coordinate with your home decor

Come home to creativity!

About the Authors

Author Jeanna FigueroaJoanna Figueroa

When I bought my first small, antique quilt at a garage sale—a bubblegum pink "wishbone"-pattern baby quilt—I fell in love with the art of quilting. But when I made my first simple quilt, I fell in love with the process of quilting itself. After that I knew there was something about the creation and history of quilting that spoke to the deepest part of me. It was as if something inside of me had "clicked.'

For me, quilting is a perfect combination of art and practicality. As I work, I can be totally creative, engrossed in the aspects of design, color, and proportion. At the same time, I am aware that I am being totally utilitarian, knowing that what I create can be used not only as a piece of art but also as something to keep someone warm!

Vintage quilts and unusual vintage color combinations seem to inspire most of my designs. I can't seem to go anywhere without seeing patterns or color combinations for potential quilts—in nature, greeting cards, wrapping paper, or dishware and pottery.

My favorite quilts utilize a patchwork design that shows off the fabric and color. I am not drawn to complex designs unless they truly showcase a fabric combination in a way that another patter would now. Whether vintage, soft, bold, contemporary, warm and cuddly, masculine, or romantic, I believe that any feeling can be communicated through a well-chosen palette of color, pattern, and texture.

In addition to quilting, I enjoy searching for vintage textiles, antique toys, painted furniture, and ceramics—anything that seems loved and well used... anything with personality, you might say. My husband says I have an unnatural love of bowls and painted chairs! Can you relate?

My husband, Eric, and my three kids (ages two and eight at this writing) are my inspiration and the core of the Fig Tree team. In addition to being in charge of production, Eric is truly my right-hand man when it comes to marketing, bookkeeping, and trade shows.

Author Lisa QuanLisa Quan

As a young girl, I grew up with a mom who sewed almost all of my clothes. My sister grew up sewing and later became a wedding-gown designer. I focused on the needle arts with my grandmothers. They both loved crocheting. I loved crocheting, but I also was intrigued with knitting, tatting, and embroidery. I worked on all of them, loving them equally and always wanting to learn more. It wasn't until high school when I took my first hand-quilting class that I knew I had found my true love!

I quilted off and on through nursing school and into my early years of motherhood. I was very interested, but could never find the time to do everything I wanted. One day I went to my local quilt shop, Thimblecreek, in Walnut Creek, California, and asked if they needed any help. To my amazement, I got the job. It was a job that has truly changed my life.

I am often asked how I come up with my ideas. There are so many responses to that question. Nature, family parties, and personal events give me a lot of inspiration. Sometimes an idea is generated by an antique block I've seen or common quilt block that can be arranged a different way. Id o love traditional quilting and blocks, and I'm always looking for ways to see "antique" in a new way. Truly anything is a possibility.

Apart from quilting, I continue to work at a hospital as a diabetic educator. I also work for another company training people how to use insulin pumps. I have two daughters, ages 17 and 19, two dogs, two tortoises, and my boy (that's my husband!), I enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends, and knitting and crocheting. People often ask me if I thought 10 years ago I would be doing what I am doing now, and I always tell them I am so fortunate to be doing things I love.

Table of Contents

The Fig Tree Quilts Story
Quiltmaking Basics
Finishing Techniques
Stone House in Summer
City Flats
Village Square
Fig Tree Manor
Family Villa Sampler
Faded Homesteads on the Prairie
Starlit Faded Homesteads
Main Street in Season
Checkerboard Neighborhood
Miniature Dollhouses
My Cotswold Cottages
Maison du Paris Purse
Lollipops at the Fun House
Under the Tuscan Sun
About the Authors

Instruction Page

Instruction Page

Under the Tuscan Sun

Lollipops at the Fun House

Miniature Dollhouse

Checkerboard Neighorhood

Main Street in Season


Starlit Faded Homesteads Family villa Sampler

Fig Tree Manor Village Square

Stone Houses in Summer

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