Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour

**Giveaway Closed**

We are SO excited to be a part of this amazing magazine (and blog tour!) again.  We were ecstatic to receive the magazines in the mail and find our block was featured on page 4!  The details of the block are really great.

meags and me Quiltmaker 100blocks Bird Applique and Embroidery Block

We've been loving birds lately.  The simple shape of their bodies are really quite easy to applique and who doesn't love embroidery details!? So fun! Our block is called Birds of a Feather no. 604, and is found on page 23.

Truth be told, I have a little bit of an obsession for tote bags.  I love taking them to the library, to hold half the children's section when my kids go.  I love taking them to church, on a picnic, to the zoo. So when I decided to save a little cash, and make my own, I went straight to our block.

meags and me Quiltmaker 100blocks Tote Bag

You have no idea how happy I am about this.  We bought a pack of plain canvas totes and went to town!  A little applique, some favorite scraps, the remainder of brown floss in my stash (confession: our embroidery floss stash is just as insane impressive as our fabric stash) and ta-da! A one-of-a-kind, made-by-you bag, perfecting for toting all of life.

Not stopping at one, we took just part of our block and made a little pocket for the front. 

meags and me Quiltmaker 100 blocks Tote Bag with Pocket

meags and me Quiltmaker 100 blocks Use a Canvas Tote Bag

The possibilities are practically endless.  And we even lined them!  These make great gifts!

meags and me Quiltmaker 100 blocks Tote Bag Lined

Madeline here, says, "Since I am modeling these for you, can I have one? I need a new babysitting bag."  

meags and me Quiltmaker 100 blocks Canvas Tote Bags

Babysitting bag.  This girl is a genius.  We said yes.  She couldn't decide!

So! If you like us, follow us!  We like facebook, pinterest, bloglovin, google+, and just started getting into instagram.  If you'd like our blog posts to go directly to your email, the "follow by email" option is to the left.  We do lots of applique/embroidery quilts and patterns and have loads of fun!

***For a chance to win your very own copy of Quiltmaker's 100 block magazine, OR one of three PDF copies of any one of our patterns-  leave us a nice comment, we love reading them.  (A mean comment will still get you entered, we just won't like you as much.)***

Please make sure your email address can be found on your blogger profile, or just leave it at the end of your comment.  We want to be able to get in touch with you if you win!

The giveaway will end Sunday at midnight and we'll post the winners here Monday morning!  

Check out Quilty Pleasures, the Quiltmaker blog, for more great blogs and more awesome prizes.  The blog tour goes through May 3rd!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Blossoms Pattern+Fabric Giveaway

meags and me Blossoms Quilt pattern and Clothworks Fabric #Giveaway

Another awesome giveaway from Clothworks! Head over to the Clothworks blog to see how you can win this beautiful quilt kit. All supplies included!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Blossoms Quilt Pattern

A new pattern!

meags and me Blossoms Quilt Pattern

This quilt is easy.  It's perfect for beginners- no templates involved what.so.ever.  Just you and your rotary cutter, your trusty machine, and you are good to go! We whipped this beauty up in no time, and loved every minute of it :)  This is the perfect project if you're looking for something fresh and quick.  Plus, it comes in 4 sizes! (Wouldn't this be gorgeous as a bed spread?)

The fabric is Flowering Around by Laura Jones and Lynnette Sandbloom of Beach Garden Quilts and Studio for Clothworks.

I love the aqua and red tones- so beautiful for summer! 

Pattern is found here.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 7

We're so excited to be featured in Quiltmaker's 100 Block magazine again! I *love* the block we created, and I can't wait to show it to you!

The blog tour is only a few weeks away! It starts April 29 and goes through May 3.  There are prizes given away each day, and new blogs to follow.  It should be a lot of fun!

Also, I'm sure you've heard by now that Google Reader is going away this summer.  If you follow us through Google Friend Connect, we don't want to lose you!  (Edit: GFC will still exist, it's just the reader that is going away.  Thanks to Sowing Stitches for catching that) Follow us with an email subscription (to the left), Facebook, or blog lovin - which is an excellent choice if you are looking for a new reader.

Visit the Quilty Pleasures blog April 29-May 3 to see more block designs.  There are prizes given away, and new blogs to follow! And don't forget to check back here April 30th to see our block!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sneak Peak!

We've been working with the Flowering Around line (by Laura Jones and Lynnette Sandbloom of Beach Garden Quilts and Studio for Clothworks) and it is gorgeous!

I love the blue and red tones in this fabric.  Perfect for the warm weather months!

The quilt is coming together quite nicely.  I can't wait for it to be finished- it's going to be lovely.