Monday, December 10, 2012

New Holiday Gift Tags

Just in time for Christmas!
meags and me Holiday Gift Tags

8 fun designs. Perfect for all your gift recipients. 

meags and me Holiday Gift Tags

Only $5 for a PDF file. Print as many as you need! See us here!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday/Cyber Monday SALE

Our very first SALE! We're so excited! These are the lowest prices -EVER-

meags and me 2012 Black Friday Cyber Monday SALE
If your looking for a new project, now is the time! ALL stitchery and quilt patterns are an impressive 20% off!  Visit our etsy shop, today! Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Christmas Stitchery Patterns

We are so excited about our new embroidery patterns! Just in time for Christmas, we have 4 new holiday-related stitcheries just for you!
meags and me ho.ho.ho stitchery pattern


Embroidery is quickly becoming my favorite thing to do. We loved stitching these up.

All 4 fit nicely in standard size frames, a perfect little project to display in your home, Christmas after 
Christmas.
meags and me A Very Merry Christmas stitchery pattern

Of course, embroidery is so versatile.  We love making notebook covers, tea towels, and of course, adding something a little extra special to a quilt.
meags and me Jack Frost stitchery pattern

All patterns are available in our etsy shop.  And the PDF files are emailed to you within 24 hours (and usually much faster!)
meags and me Winterize stitchery pattern




Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I am *so* happy this years costumes turned out as cute as they did. Little Red's cape was made with a simplicity pattern.
Little Red Riding Hood Costume

 So easy, and only took an hour after then kids were down. And the wolf's costume was just an appliqued face on the hood.
little red riding hood wolf costume

 And tail on the back! So easy!
Applique Wolf's Tail

 Have a fun and safe Halloween!
meags and me Little Red Riding Hood and Wolf Halloween Costumes

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Preschool Backpack/Bag Tutorial+GIVEAWAY

meags and me preschool backpack tutorial

We're so excited to guest post on Clothworks blog today! Check it out! We'll be showing you how to make your very own little backpack.

I love this line! Look how cute it is! I love the panel alphabet too!

For a chance to win all the fabric needed to create this bag, enter through rafflecopter below.  Giveaway runs through Tuesday.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Tea Time!

We just finished up 2 new patterns! Our Time for Tea Quilt Pattern and Time for Tea Embroidery Pattern! They are beautiful, simple and so sweet. And they coordinate together perfectly.

meags and me Time for Tea Quilt Pattern

meags and me Time for Tea Stitchery Pattern

meags and me Time for Tea Stitchery Pattern

meags and me Time for Tea Stitchery Pattern
The stitcheries are available here.
meags and me Time for Tea Stitchery Pattern
And the quilt, (including 4 sizes!!) is available here.
meags and me Time for Tea Quilt Pattern

Monday, August 27, 2012

Clothworks Winner & Don't Bother Me

Thank you to all who entered! The winner of the giveaway is Entry #60- Terri!  Please send us your address so we can get everything right out!


We are excited to announce our pillow pattern is available!  "Don't Bother Me" is a quick project, fun embroidery and a few pinwheels.  We love it! Pattern is only $6 and available here.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Clothworks Fabric Giveaway

Our latest pattern, Blue Skies, is made with an amazing line by Clothworks Staples IV by Marsha McCloskey.  We adore the soft colors and traditional floral prints.  So sweet and elegant.  Clothworks fabric is high quality, and soooo soft.  We love it.

Beautiful right?


So obviously, when we had the opportunity to host a giveaway for our readers we didn't have to think twice! Thanks to Clothworks Fabrics, one reader will receive all the fabric (all. of. the. fabric.) needed to make our little Blue Skies quilt (!!!) And we'll send over the pattern too! Seriously, all you're going to need is some thread, scissors, and DMC floss (Do it in red! Do it in red!) This pattern is one of my favorites.  I love simply sweet quilts, and this has everything for me.  I love embroidery because my husband doesn't feel like I'm ditching him for the basement/office/computer room/studio/craft room/sewing room/floor of fabric because my children won't stop playing 'dress up' with the seemingly bottomless pit of scraps.  


Anyway, to enter, we're trying out rafflecopter.  Hopefully this is easy enough for everyone.  Giveaway ends Sunday night.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

And don't forget to check out Clothworks blog for a special post featuring Marsha McCloskey, the designer of this beautiful fabric.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Blue Skies

We are SO excited about this little quilt.  While I love appliqué, I have such a soft spot for solid-color embroidery. I think it looks so timeless and sweet.

We absolutely love this fabric, too.  The soft and muted colors are perfect for any nursery, I think.  Which is what inspired this combination of baby love, traditional piecing, and solid-colored embroidery.

And bonus! We've included 2 picture options for the center picture.  I love the paisley print just as much! And both are the perfect size to frame!

Pattern is available here.  Available as PDF (emailed) or regular hard copy booklet.




Thursday, June 7, 2012

Wheels

We love little boy quilts!

This quilt has large appliqué and a little stitchery, making this the cutest thing ever.  It's perfect for boys of all ages (or girls too, if you have a girl like mine with an obsession of all things car and minnie mouse- at least it's balanced).  It's not too babyish, and not too grown up.  And it's the perfect cuddling size! 40" x 50" makes a nice winding down blanket after all those races.

Pattern is purchased here.  Fabric is City Streets by Jamie Wood for Clothworks. 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

SQUEAL!

SO excited for this! Our block-of-the-month bird applique quilt pattern is DONE! It was amazingly fun to work on. We could not put it down!


The pattern can be purchased all at once, or by 10 monthly installments.  Just click the "block-of-the-month program" tab, and you're all set.

I love it the more I stare at it.  This is a quilt that truly lets you enjoy the process.  We love that. 

It's 40" square, which is the perfect size for a wall hanging.  Perfect for spring, too.

And seriously, all you really need is some white fabric, and you can totally use your scraps for the colored blocks/pinwheels.  The appliqué fabric is a really cool line by Clothworks, "Shades", by Kinkame.  It shades from one color to another, selvage to selvage, which is so perfect for appliqué, I think.  

So, I'm dying for this to be in my living room, but thimbles and threads will be hanging it, lucky ducks.

See here for the complete pattern.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

A Small Glimpse.....

Happy Mother's Day!  And it is beautiful weather here, and my kids have been nearly perfect, and my wonderful husband changed all the diapers, and insisted I didn't lift a finger-- so I have had a great day.  Hope yours was just as good :)

I've had this idea in my head for a long time, but we never could figure out exactly the best way to execute it (without ending up strange or something) and finally we just decided to put it on a pillow and I'm so glad we did! This will be our first pillow pattern, besides the one we sort of gave you with the 100 block tour.  I believe this will be the start of lots more completely amazing pillows- because you can get all the adorable-ness of the appliqué/stitchery combo (or in this case, stitchery and pinwheels) and without the time and energy of a quilt.  These make awesome gifts, and they don't take too long, nor do they take a lot of fabric.  It's also an excellent way to spruce up your beds or couches without too much work. 

So this one, inspired by the old "shoo-fly don't bother me" song:


is ADORABLE! Who knew shoo-flys were bright and cheerful? wonderfully sweet, I think.  

I'm trying to finish this pattern up and move and not pull my hair out, so I've got a busy week. But it's too cute not to share.

Also, we're thrilled Little Things is featured in this month einsider the newsletter from Quilts, inc.  We love this newsletter, and our flattered by the inclusion. 

And again, Happy Mother's Day to all, and especially to my amazing mother and business partner.  She's so talented, so kind, hilarious, and the best grandmother to my children.  It's an honor and blessing to call her 'mom'.  (p.s. thanks for watching my children this weekend, and I am really sorry my daughter climbed on everything and picked apart your flowers.  ahem.  at least she's cute right?)



Monday, May 7, 2012

Winners! And a sneak peak because I can't help it.

Thank you all for your nice comments! We thoroughly enjoyed reading through all of them and truly do appreciate all your kind words.  And thanks to all our new followers, we hope we can continue to inspire you :)

And no, we don't think we have bad hair.....most days.  I need a hair cut and my mother admittedly wakes up with "bird hair".  It's pretty awesome, but she'd kill me if I posted a picture.

And! Without further ado! 

Winner of the magazine is:
Sandi T! Who said:

You have made the cutest pillow using the Lazy Daisies. That pillow sure would look cute on a girl's bed. Heck, it would even look good on my bed. I follow your blog and look forward to many more good times with you. I bet that everyone wants that pillow patten now. Thank you for giving all of us a chance to win such an awesome magazine.









Winner of PDF Patterns: 

Mary! Who said:

I think it is really neat that you are a mother-daughter team. I really like your block and especially like the red version. I also took a sneak peek at your new patterns. Little Things is going on my list of things I must make for my new granddaughter. So pretty!

Donna Joy! Who said:

Yeah appliqué and embroidery, I just ohh and ahh so I am now following you, want to see more of your work.


Thanks to all who entered!  Please check your email!

And now, a sneak peak of our first-ever, block-of-the-month! We are SO excited for this, as it is quite possibly the cutest thing ever.   It's a 10 month program, with plenty of appliqué and stitchery and adorable-ness, you'll want to make it 60 times, I'm sure.   Appliqué and stitchery provide wonderful and legitimate excuses to watch your favorite t.v. shows.  So if you need to catch up on Mad Men without feeling guilty- meags & me is here for you.










Cuuuuuuute! It is so fun to work on (believe me.  you will not want to work on anything else).  Block one is almost available, and if you're just as excited as us,  click the new "block of the month" tab. PDF emailed Block One will be sent out June 1 and we will let you know when the hard copy program becomes available.   We'll have pictures of the finished quilt for all to see in about a 6 weeks.

And it's still nameless.   So if you have any great ideas, we'd love to hear them :) Congrats to our winners!  

Friday, May 4, 2012

Quiltmakers Blog Tour

Welcome to last and best ;) day of the Quiltmaker's 100 Block Blog Tour.  We could not be more thrilled to be a part of this awesome, awesome magazine, and stand along side of some of our favorite designers.

If you're new here, we'd love for you to stick around and stay awhile.  We are a mother/daughter quilt pattern team and we have a lot of fun working together and creating fantastic quilt patterns.

Our block for this issue, is applique and a little stitchery- our most favorite combo.  It's block #409, on page 28, called Lazy Daisies. We made this with Clothworks Shades line, which is a great line- just a little more fun and interesting than solids.

We decided to re-create this block in a pillow.  For fun, we decided to match one of our favorite patterns, Little Red, and embroidered the recipients name on the block.  We tried a monochromatic theme in red prints and it turned out BEAUTIFUL.  I'm totally obsessed, I sort of wish "meags" was embroidered on it so I could squirrel it away for my own bed.  *sigh*  At least I like this Emma.


We debated for awhile, centering this block on a table runner with some fancy pinwheels - another fabulous idea that would be charming for spring and summer.

Leave a comment (any comment! you can tell us we have bad hair and you'd still be entered!) for a chance to win a free copy of this magazine compliments of Quiltmaker (and if you've been following the blog tour, you'll know there are lots of other inspiring blocks- this is the best issue yet).  We'll be choosing another 2 winners for a free PDF copy of one of our patterns, your choice. We'll end the giveaways Sunday, May 6th and post the winners here Monday morning.  Don't forget to enter for other great prizes at Quiltmaker.

Thanks for all the fun!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

New Patterns!

We have three new ADORABLE patterns available for you!

Introducing!

At the Carnival.  An amazing stitchery quilt with lovely pieced candy blocks around the border.  Perfect as a wall hanging for the summer/fall months on that wall you don't have a quilt for yet.  This quilt is so fun to work on and has a great vintage-y feel.  Look at the fortune teller! Soooo cute!

meags and me At the Carnival Quilt Patternmeags and me At the Carnival Quilt Pattern
12 Dancing Princesses.  I'm in love with this quilt.  We've got 12 embroidered princesses (I love embroidery) dancing around all over this quilt in their pajamas.  You cannot get any sweeter than this.  We stitched seed beads over part of each princess with invisible thread to make this quilt sparkle and shine.  It is absolutely perfect for all your little princesses and dancers.  A great size too! This quilt finishes at 60" x 76" which is the best size to cuddle up with and watch your favorite princess movie.  Darling. Darling. Darling.
meags and me 12 Dancing Princesses Quilt Pattern
meags and me 12 Dancing Princesses Quilt Pattern
And last, but not least, and totally my favorite right now: Little Things.  This is the sweetest baby quilt you will ever see.  It is fast, easy, and makes the perfect baby gift.  Simple applique, a little embroidery, and a few pinwheels and you've got this wonderfully sweet blanket.  How adorable would this be hanging in your nursery?
meags and me Little Things Quilt Patternmeags and me Little Things Quilt Pattern

And finally, for the first time ever, we're starting a block of the month! It's not quite ready yet, but I am dying to show it off.  Stay tuned because it's coming soon...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks!

We're SO excited to be a part of this amazing magazine this year. 



The blog tour starts April 30 and goes through May 4. There are prizes given away each day, and new blogs to follow.  It should be a lot of fun!  Check back here May 4th to see our block!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Appliqued Easter Bag

As promised, bag #2.  You should also check out our Ruffled Easter Basket and possibly the one we did last year.

This one is fun, because it's so versatile.  I love appliqué because of all the different things you can do! It's not just for quilts (though that's obviously our fav.)

So for this bag you'll need:

*1 Fat Quarter for the outside
*1 Fat Quarter for the lining (we used the same fabric)
*1/2 yd. or so of interfacing (15" x 19.5")
*Scraps for applique
*And something to appliqué.  This is not limited to Easter, either! This bag is generic enough for pretty much anything you want to do.  But since we're talking about Easter, I suggest bunnies, chicks, eggs, etc, etc.  These chicks are taken from our Everywhere a Cluck Cluck (and we printed these a little smaller than 100%, for those with the PDF).  But I'll also suggest Little Bunny Foo Foo (I love him), Little Bo Peeps Lambs, and Flowers from Quite Contrary.  If you're stuck on what do to, these chicks would be so great appliquéd. Or,  I really like Ducks, but Ducks aren't a huge part of Easter, ha ha.


1. First, cut your pieces.  All 3 pieces (outer, lining, and interfacing) need to measure 15" x 19.5" (easy, right?)

2. Iron interfacing to the lining. With right sides together, sew across the top (long side) edge using a 1/4" seam.



3. Turn right sides out, iron, and topstitch along the same edge.  From here on out, treat this as one piece of fabric.


4. Fold in half and mark the center (this mark will represent the front center of your bag.  Appliqe desired graphic on front.  This is all preference, though you'll want to stay in the top third, so the appliqué doesn't get cut off by the bottom.  Aim high.



5.  Using a 1/4" seam and right sides together, sew the 15" sides together. Press seam to one side. 




6. Keeping right sides together, match seam to the center front mark.  Press sides well.  Stitch 1/4" seam along the bottom of the bag.

7.  To make the bottom of the bag, pull apart the corners and finger press to the side.  Align bottom seams with creased sides and press each side. (This is a different bag.)


8.  Measure 2" from the point of the corner and draw a line straight across.  Repeat for other side.



9.  Sew on the line and trim. 

10.  Turn back out and tada! One darling Easter bag.  *Optional: Fold down top of bag and/or attach ribbon as handles.

So cute! Perfect for Easter.