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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Spring Morning Close Up

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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