"For attractive lips, speak words of kindness, For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people, For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry, For Beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day, For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others."
"I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
Does this remind you of anything you've seen in the fabric world recently? Maybe Breakfast at Tiffany's perhaps? Well Joanna, designer and owner of Fig Tree Quilts, created her newest line with Ms Audrey Hepburn in mind. Classy, fashionable, and oh so charming... I think they both revolve around all 3 quiet well! Well besides the whole Hepburn thing, Joanna is here today to tell us some other delicious details around Breakfast at Tiffany's!
Well hello Jolly Jabber Readers-
I guess its that time of year again and although I have been in my designing “hole” for quite some time now I thought I might pop my head out for a moment to give you all a little update. My latest line, Breakfast at Tiffany’s is out in stores! It's a perfect collection for this time of year and I have to admit that when we started working with it again this fall, everyone in the studio was surprised at how ideal it felt for this time of year. Imagine that! Anchored by a deep chocolate brown and punched up by a bright salmon, the collection is filled with buttery yellows, apple greens, a wonderful sea glass blue and of course full of our signature “ready to eat” creams.
My absolute favorite color in the bunch right now is the wonderful butterscotch orange color that is ushering in fall decorating around our house at the moment. It is really the perfect color for autumn projects and looks wonderfully warm in quilts and wonderfully vibrant at the same time.
We have created a wide array of patterns from this collection- everything from quilts to skirts to children’s goodies- and more on the way this Houston Market. The most popular quilts right now.... Vanilla & Blooms and Jelly Parfait. Our top selling children’s pattern... Polka Dot & Summer which is equally wearable on its own in summer as it is with a simple long sleeved t-shirt underneath in the fall. My daughter won’t wear anything else right now!
And don’t forget our simple wrap skirt for women, the Audrey Wrap Skirt [its reversible too!]. It has been flying off our shelves as stores use it for beginning sewing classes. It is such a simple pattern, perfect for all beginning sewers or for anyone who wants to whip something up for themselves in an afternoon. In fact two of our seasonal pattern folders who are college students and don’t sew much, made a set of skirts for themselves and recently sent me pictures in front of their dorm room to show off their creations. I was so impressed!
As for what we are up to now... Well that designing hole I mentioned earlier is quite deep! We have just received yardage for our brand new collection, Buttercup, that we will be showing at Houston Quilt Market in a few short weeks so we are busy making sure that all of our sample makers have what they need to finish the projects in time. We are putting the final touches on our next designs, we are working on finishing up 9 new patterns for Market and we have just picked up our newest Fresh Vintage issue, #17, from the printer and will begin sending those out tomorrow. Oh and we are about to show you the next Fig Tree Club pattern in about a week or so stay tuned for that. And if you haven’t already joined the club, you might want to consider it! The projects for this year are really a wonderful combination of lap quilts, table runners and wall hangings.
So back to my hole! Hope you enjoy a little Breakfast at Tiffany’s for your self this autumn,