Oh-so-easy quilts from Me and My Sister (+ fabric giveaway!)

Planning to spend this weekend stitching your way through your UFO pile? Not so fast! If your UFOs have waited this long to see the finish line, perhaps they can wait a weekend longer. Why wait? Because Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson of Me and My Sister Designs—famous for their fresh, fun, and fabulously fast quilts—have just released their third book!

Simple Quilts from Me and My Sister DesignsSometimes you just want to start something new, finish it quickly, and feel accomplished when it’s done. You’ll find projects in Simple Quilts from Me and My Sister Designs to help you easily reach that goal. A dozen weekend-worthy quilts are drenched in bright, fun colors that make even the simplest of patterns pop. Stitch gift quilts, baby quilts, and charity quilts in a snap…or make one of these super-fast quilts simply because you feel the need for creative speed!

Today Barbara Groves—half of the magic behind Me and My Sister Designs, along with Mary Jacobson—visits Stitch This! to share the inspiration behind the “easy as 1, 2, 3” quilts in their latest book. Are you ready to start and finish a new project this weekend? Read on!


Moda Giggles fabric giveaway

FABRIC GIVEAWAY ALERT!

Our friends at Moda have generously donated a delicious stack of “Giggles” fabric from Me and My Sister Designs to give away to you! Find out how you can win it at the bottom of this post.

Barbara Groves and Mary JacobsonWe are so excited about the debut of our newest book with Martingale!

Mary (right) and I (left) have been collecting and designing quick-and-easy quilts for many years. We used to design them when we owned our quilt store. Since we started designing fabrics for Moda in 2004, we have continued the tradition of giving our customers quick-and-easy ideas for using our fabrics.

I have to admit, when piecing I have a very short attention span! I usually can’t wait to finish so that I can start another new quilt! How many of you are like me? The thrill seems to be in the planning and buying…then I want it done FAST. Mary has more patience than me and likes a challenge now and then.

The quilt patterns in our latest book were originally sold individually. They’ve been so loved that we decided to publish them together in a book. Now you can have the complete collection in one place!

Quilts 1, 2, and 3 are super simple and are meant for anyone to conquer.

Easy as 1 quilt
“Easy as 1”

Quilts 4, 5, and 6 incorporate a stitch-and-flip technique, along with sewing strip sets and simple blocks.

Easy as 4 quilt
“Easy as 4”

Quilts 7, 8, and 9 feature half-square triangles made into Pinwheel blocks, plus additional strip sets.

Easy as 7 quilt
“Easy as 7”

Finally, quilts 10, 11, and 12 include Rail Fence blocks, charm squares, and stitch-and-flip techniques within a block.

Easy as 12 quilt
“Easy as 12”

Many of the quilts in the book are perfect for showcasing those special fabrics that you don’t want to cut up into small pieces.

Easy as 10 quilt
“Easy as 10”

They also go together quickly and are perfect for quilt retreats and weekend gifts.

Easy as 8 quilt
“Easy as 8”

Me and My Sister DesignsSimple quilts are just as beautiful as the ones that take forever to make. We hope you like the new book and that it inspires you to be creative with fabrics!

Visit us at meandmysiterdesigns.com and on Instagram!


Thanks, Barbara—you’ve got us all itchin’ to do some fast stitchin’!

You can browse more books from Me and My Sister Designs here.

More books from Me and My Sister Designs
Four-Patch Frolic
and Sew Fun, So Colorful Quilts


Moda Giggles fabric giveawayWho would receive an “easy as 1, 2, 3” quilt from you? Tell us in the comments and you could win the eBook version of Simple Quilts from Me and My Sister Designs AND the “Giggles” fabric pack generously donated by Moda. We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck!

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The randomly chosen winner is Gina, who writes:

“I love the bright colors and easy patterns. I tend to take on quilts that are more complicated and don’t get them done fast enough. These are perfect.”

Gina, we’ll email you about your prize. Congratulations!


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