Plant a Garden

This quilt was really fun to make. Quilts like this seem like we’re going back to our roots of sporadic blocks, piecing & appliqué and they’ll always hold a soft spot for us ❤️ .

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Plant a Garden Retail: $14

The fabric is Roam Sweet Home by Kris Lammers for Maywood Studio.

You can find the pattern in our Etsy shop here.

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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.

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/

 

 

It takes a village-

to raise a child, and apparently, to get us to market. In one piece.

Insanity.

Maybe so insane because we didn’t decide to go until like mid-march. And because we didn’t have really any new patterns, it wasn’t just quilt market prep- it was like 14 new patterns.

And at that point, why wouldn’t we color coordinate everything.

So we went with a redwork theme, because we ❤️ redwork, which somehow snowballed into red and pink, but mostly because shades of red don’t really exist.

Super grateful for Riley Blake’s basic line. Because while shades of red don’t exist, patterns of red exist, and, as it turns out, matching red is really difficult. So that became the staple for so many things, like this beauty:

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Madeline Retail: $12

Which matched perfectly with Gerbera Red by Karen Roti for Clothworks:

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Lazy Days Retail: $16

So I’m not entirely sure how we got here, but somehow we decide to embroider and appliqué on actual drapes. Embroider with yarn and a gigantic needle.

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Super fun. Me (“meags”) on the left and my mom (“me”/Kristi) on the right. Multi-hour project. But completely worth it-

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Because it turned out really adorable.

Not without a lot of struggles. I’m not sure why we thought we could set up in 3 hours, that just turned out to be a funny joke. The floor, the drapes, the furniture, even getting the quilts to hang flat and straight, everything had to be redone 100 times because we’re both perfectionists. At least a little bit. Ah.

I feel like maybe the steaming alone took 3 hours. Kristi burned herself and I got some really awesomely timed photos that I’m sure I’m not allowed to post, but here’s one anyway: IMG_8704

My favorite picture of the whole weekend.

This isn’t to say there wasn’t injuries on my part. Saturday morning my daughter had a dance recital so my husband and kids dropped me off at the doors to the salt palace. Except as soon as I got out of the car, I recognized nothing, and walked the wrong direction for what felt like a lifetime. I was walking with Siri telling me directions, which is own special moment, especially because I actually live here, so it’s not like I’ve never been to downtown Salt Lake. And I was wearing really cute, new, and super uncomfortable shoes and my feet broke out in the worst blisters ever. Like holes in my feet. At one point I stopped and put some leaves in them because it was that bad.

And for illustrative purposes, here’s a map of my walk:

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Probably like 300 miles.

So I recognized the loading dock, and kept walking back and forth trying to decide which way would be faster to the entrance. The lady finally, after seeing me pass her like 5 times, let me in the back door, which happened to be basically 5 feet from my booth. At that point I was carrying my shoes. As well as more catalogues and my heavy purse that had pretty much everything but bandaids in it. And upon seeing me in my fragile state, my mother says “oh my gosh calm down. What is even happening? Go clean up in the bathroom” I just was so much more sympathetic when she burned herself on the steamer.

My sister took pity on my and gave me a bandaid (her purse was better equipped for my drama) and then went and bought me flip flops, which was super nice.

But anyway, other than that, and once everything was all set up and ready to go, we just had a blast.

Madee, my other sister, declared herself as the “and” of meags & me, and swiftly took over social media. She’s super funny and understands/love instagram. So if you want some more good times, follow us on instagram @meagsandme.

We were grateful to meet a lot of amazing quilt shop owners, put some names to faces, and met other designers and people who we are just ecstatic to collaborate with.

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For those of you who’ve been following us since the beginning, we’re excited to announce we’ve changed up our pattern format, and they’re beautiful! We’ve included instructions on how we appliqué, and in our patterns with pieced blocks, we’ve included a helpful “at a glance” page, so you can grab that and see exactly what needs to be cut and how the block comes together. We’re hoping this eliminates flipping through pages, back and forth from the cutting guide and block assembly instructions. Our embroidery patterns are colored, not black and white. At a glance, you can see what thread colors we used and where. And hopefully, with this general, gorgeous, layout, you’ll be able to spot our patterns quickly, and know you’re getting a really great, thoroughly detailed, and absolutely adorable pattern!

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We’re adding all our new patterns to our etsy shop for download immediately, it just takes some time. For now, you can find our new Alice in Wonderland embroideries – and if you ❤️ them, we’ll be adding more soon! So stay tuned!

As always, any questions about anything can be directed to our email: meagsandme@gmail.com. A preview of our current catalogue can be viewed at the “quilt pattern” tab at top. I’ll be posting the full catalogue as soon as I can figure it out. Our wholesale and distributor prices are industry standard.

Loved meeting so many of you at market, and we will see you again next spring!

**Special thanks to our village:

Grandma-  for birthing mom, who then birthed me, so really, without you none of this would have been possible, haha. Thanks for embroidering for us, and loving and making everything we do ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

Dixie- Our fantastic quilter, who rush-quilted basically everything for us

The “and” family- Amy (picking up patterns 500 times, lunch and flip-flop buyer), Emma (product manager), & Madee (social media guru)

Amy- Pattern reviews, last minute babysitter (thank you thank you!!), embroidery help

Our local print shop- Swift

Neighbors & Friends- Emily, Lena, Mandy, Sara, & Sara- “Folding Party” for patterns,  being all-day babysitters and dance carpools

My adoring and darling husband Mike- for keeping me sane, and driving from Vegas back home when you missed your flight, so you could be here when I needed you. ❤️