You Are My Sunshine

This quilt was designed over cheesecake. At the Cheesecake Factory.

You Are My Sunshine Quilt Pattern
You Are My Sunshine Retail: $16

I’m not sure if anything else needs to be said 😂. Obviously we were in a good mood.

After we designed it, we browsed fabric lines and found this one by Riley Blake. There has never been a better fit, really.

Fabric is Happy Day by Lori Witlock for Riley Blake.
And the PDF pattern can be found here.

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Quiltmania

We’re super excited to be featured in the newest Quiltmania magazine- the 2017 Special Children’s Issue.

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2017 Quiltmania Special Children’s Issue

All the projects included are adorable, and 2 of our quilt patterns are included! Both Lazy Days and Love You Deerly- along with 11 other really cute patterns- this is an issue you won’t want to miss!

 

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This issue will be available in the US stores the end of this month- check your local quilt shops for this issue or pre-order here!

Spring Morning

We had the opportunity to participate in a local fundraiser Quiltanthropy last November, who held a quilt auction to raise funds for the International Rescue Committee and the American Refugee Committee.

We designed a special quilt from the leftover fabric from our Oopsie Daisy quilt and my grandma made it, taking time to hand appliqué these pretty tiny pieces.

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Spring Mornings $14

We love the blue bird in this quilt. For us, it’s a bluebird of hapiness- and signifies the hope that new beginnings can bring.

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You can find the PDF pattern in our etsy shop here.

Free Pattern- Floral Initials

Twice a month, I have the pleasure of teaching all the 8-11 year old girls in my church and neighborhood. We have faith-promoting lessons, learn new skills, and generally have a lot of fun. It’s great to see the kids out of the church setting and get to know them a little better.

Last week, I decided to teach them how to embroider. I traced their initial and a simple floral design on a small piece of fabric, and lined it with Shape Flex. Shape Flex is awesome because you don’t have to use an embroidery hoop, it hides your threads, & keeps your fabric looking clean & pressed. We use it in all our quilts and embroidery projects.

I just taught them how to do a basic backstitch and let them have at my giant stash of embroidery thread. The hardest part was keeping their needle threaded haha, but considering they’re young girls- they picked it up super quick! I was impressed!

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We told them if they finished, we’d help them make them into little pillows. The finished size is 5″ x  7″- also a great size for framing. They’d look cute in a hoop too!

For you, this link will let you download all 26 letters. Use #meagsandme on Instagram if you decide to make one! We love to see your pictures!

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Love You Deerly

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I’ve been dying to show you this pattern since the moment it was conceived in my brain. Or my husband’s brain, technically. Sometimes he has good ideas. Sometimes he thinks ketchup belongs on steak.

We met Dodi from at the SLC market this past spring and fell in love with her and her fabric line Enchanted. We were immediately drawn to all the navy, pink, and minty green colors and the perfectly designed quaint floral prints paired seamlessly with the cutest plaid. It’d be stunning in a number of projects and we wanted to design a quilt that really showed it off.

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Cue my husband saying “you could put some deer in it”, and then it all came together pretty quickly.love-you-deerly

I think it’s pretty adorable.

We’ve decided to offer 20% off any PDF pattern on our etsy shop. If you’re looking for a new project, we’ve got you covered. Enter ENCHANTED at checkout. This code will work through the blog tour (ending February 10) If you prefer a printed, in your hand pattern, ask your local quilt shop 😉

Make sure you follow along the rest of the blog tour!

Monday, Jan 23rd – Little Londyn
Tuesday, Jan 24th – Jedi Craft Girl
Wednesday, Jan 25th – Loose Threads
Thursday, Jan 26th – Meags and Me
Friday, Jan 27th – Pretty by Hand
Monday, Jan 30th – Tie Dye Diva
Wednesday, Feb 1st – Striped Swallow Designs
Thursday, Feb 2nd – Izzy and Ivy
Friday, Feb 3rd – Ellis and Higgs
Monday, Feb 6th – Aurifil
Tuesday, Feb 7th – The Crafy Quilter
Wednesday, Feb 8th – Two Sisters at Squirrel Hallow
Thursday, Feb 9th – Jina Barney Designz
Friday, Feb 10th – Riley Blake

You could win a bundle of Enchanted fabric by visiting Dodi’s blog, Loose Threads (www.sashgals.com) and leaving a comment.

One entry per blog post, per day of the Blog Tour, there on Loose Threads.

Enter every day to increase your chance of winning!!!

Wistful Winds Blog Tour

Hi everyone!

We have the cutest quilt to show you.

After meeting Shari from Doohickey Designs at market this past spring, we were so excited she asked us to design a quilt with her absolutely adorable fabric line- Wistful Winds. It’s bright and  versatile, with beautiful floral themes that we knew would be just perfect for applique.

We really wanted to create something that was just as happy as the fabric. The yellow and orange reminded us of my 6 year old’s favorite animal- the giraffe. After trying to figure out how to appliqué a giant giraffe on a quilt, we came up with this:

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Oopsie Daisy Retail: $16

But really. That bird.😍

I just love everything about this! It was so fun seeing it all come together and I can’t imagine a better fabric for this design.

This quilt pattern, which we just had to name Oopsie Daisy, is found HERE!

If you use the code WISTFULWINDS at checkout, we’ll give you 20% off your order. This includes any of our PDF patterns. Expires at the end of the blog tour- October 14.

The designers on this blog tour make quite an impressive list; it has been so fun following along. You won’t want to miss any of it! Here’s the link to everyone’s blog:

October 3rd:
Amy Sinibaldi – www.nanaCompany.typepad.com
Kristyne Czepuryk – www.prettybyhand.com

October 4th:
Amanda Niederhauser – www.jedicraftgirl.com
Amy Smart – www.diaryofaquilter.com

October 5th:
Meagan Taylor/Kristi Jones – www.meagsandme.com
Christine Cook – www.stitchingrevival.com

October 6th:
Elea Lutz – www.elealutzdesign.com
Jodie Carleton – www.vintagericrac.blogspot.com

October 7th:
Sedef Imer – www.downgrapevinelane.com
Jina Barney – jinabarneydesignz.com

October 10th:
Elizabeth Evans – www.simplesimonandco.com
Kimberly Bourne – www.mainstreetmarketdesigns.com

October 11th:
Jemima Flendt – www.tiedwitharibbon.com
Nadra Ridgeway – www.ellisandhiggs.com
Amy Chappel – www.amerooniedesigns.blogspot.com

October 12th:
Katie Skoog – www.thesimplelifecompany.com
Amber Johnson – www.alittlebitbiased.blogspot.com
Gwen Sager – www.tillalili.blogspot.com

October 13th:
Angie Wilson – www.gnomeangel.com
Clare Horsman – www.claresplaceblog.blogspot.com
Deanna Wall – www.stitchesquilting.com

October 14th:
Melissa Mortenson – polkadotchair.com
Jessica Stewart – www.izzyandivydesigns.com
Tina – http://www.onelittlepooh.net/blog-2/
Shari Butler – www.doohikeydesigns.com/blog/