Farm Girl at heart…

Hi!  I’m Joanna Figueroa and I’m so excited to share Farmhouse II with you!  

A little backstory is in order… So if you follow me on any social media you will quickly see that I am a city girl who is a farm girl at heart. I dream about moving out into the country one day. 

Whether it’s on the weekend, when I’m blessed with a free day, or when I just need a little bit of space, I love to take long drives through farm land.  It makes me happy to take in the beautiful countryside, the animals, the crops, and the farms.

And yes, I like the smells that come with farms too! lol

My sweet daughter often comes with me – Ella might be a farm girl at heart too.

So when it comes time for fabric designing, my often turns to these kinds of inspirations.

We’ve recently fallen headlong into a new kind of hobby that’s right up that farmhouse feel.  We’ve got chickens!  Five of them – Butterscotch, Hazel, Chipmunk, Oreo and Nugget. The stories behind each one of those names is definitely for another day but if you are ever at a quilt show or Market and you’d like to know, please ask me and we’ll chat!

So anyway, I made a deal with my husband a long time ago that when my first son left the nest and moved out to go to college, that I would get my chicken coop and my chickens. Well… it took a few extra years to get it all together but we now have chickens and we are all a little bit in love. Of course I do have to say that my husband who was originally totally against the idea because he thought it would be too much work, yada, yada… well he loves them the most. Call them “his girls”. Just saying, you never know when you will find a farm boy hidden behind a city boy.

When I first designed and introduced the original Farmhouse collection, I was so happy with it because it was new and a little different for me.  So I wasn’t sure how you were going to like it. Quilt Market was a little nerve wracking for me that year but you loved it, and it was one of our best sellers!  You all loved the new black, the retro prints and the orange, and all the other yummy colors I’d mixed in. 

So I thought it was time to do another collection in the same palette, with a similar feel but all new prints! 

And I have to say that I love this one as much as I do the first one. Hope you feel the same when you get your hands on some in person.

I will share my newest patterns next week so stay tuned and I will be back in a few days. Meanwhile…

And one more of these…

These pictures were taken last May… you’re not going to believe how big they’ve gotten!  I’ll have pictures of that soon too.

Joanna

Note: Farmhouse II will be shipping any day now so it will start popping up in your favorite quilt shop by early next week.

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24 thoughts on “Farm Girl at heart…

  1. The collection is beautiful and the chickens are beautiful too. I collect chicken fabric and small ones in my kitchen. Thanks.

  2. We love living in the country and had chickens when our grandson was growing up. I bought your book Hearth and Home many years ago to make the baskets quilt on the cover…still working on it but ready to finally sew the blocks together. Love your farmhouse fabrics!

  3. I loved the first Farmhouse and am so excited about this new Farmhouse collection. Just love the warm yummy colors. Beautiful!

  4. I love your Farmhouse II fabrics and your chickens. We had Chickens many years ago. I can’t wait to see your Farmhouse II fabrics in my local Quilt Shop.
    Jane

  5. Congratulations on joining the world of having chickens. We have had them since 2010 and they are such a great addition to lives. We name ours also, and just eat the eggs. They are such helpers in the garden! Love your fabric line and look forward to more of your inspiration! Best, Linda B

  6. Hi, Joanna – I can tell how much you’re enjoying your chickens. I still have about 30 on the farm – got 14 new hens last April!

  7. Your fabrics and quilt designs are some of my favorites. I love every one of your collections and have built up quite a stash of Fig Tree for scrappy quilt projects. The color range of Farmhouse II is just wonderful.

  8. I love how your chickens match the fabrics….and do they lay eggs so that you get some of that aqua too? Gorgeous collection — both of fabrics and chickens!

  9. I love the new Farmhouse 2 collection as much as I loved the first Farmhouse collection. Gorgeous! I pretty much love all of your collections. I am a Fig Tree Quilts lover!

  10. Love, love, love the new colours. And I am really looking forward to seeing your patterns using them. I enjoyed reading your story, and although I’m definitely not a farm girl at heart, I can relate to the peaceful feeling that comes from seeing a field of horses, or sheep. Not sure about those chickens though, my Grandmas used to chase us kids, pretty much terrorized us!

  11. Love this new fabric. I also love the moda bake shop but for some days now I can not open the latest additions. I keep getting the massage that the address is not correct or the server can not be found. Can you tell me how I can solve this problem? With kind regards

  12. I love farms as well – we live in Sonoma County so we have gorgeous farmland around (although, we need to drive about 15 min. outside of town). Buy some land out this way and you could have quilt retreats (I’d work for you) – ha, ha. I LOVE this line of fabric and all of your collections, but this may be one of my favorites for sure. Your chickens are gorgeous and in your colors too! Thanks for sharing. Thanks for sharing!

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