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2017 Designer Mystery!

The newest Designer Mystery Block of the Month is coming soon!

The official kick off is in June but you might want to reserve you kit today. There are perks for sign ups that you might not want to miss out on.

Visit the Fat Quarter Shop for all the details.


Wish I could show you our block … but it’s a mystery!

Happy Quilting!





Sew Sampler Box!

It’s H-E-R-E!
I can hardly wait to get into this newest box …


And once again I LOVE it.

I always manage to find something fresh and something that I’ve always wanted but have never taken the time to get it for myself.


This month it just happens to be the pin bowl.

Everything coordinates and I’m never disappointed!
Thanks Sew Sampler Box and enjoy your first year anniversary!





12 Month Winners!

Thanks to all of you that submitted beautiful table runner entries!
It was such fun to see all the different Moda fabrics.


Each winner will receive a layer cake, jelly roll, charm pack and a copy of our new 12 Pack Quilts book.

Here are the lucky ladies …
#meandmysisterdesigns ~ centerstreetquilts
#12meandmysisterdesigns ~ x695
#easytablerunner ~ mona.phelps
email ~ Becky

I will be contacting the winners via instagram or email shorty.

The contest continues today with another designer.


Be sure to visit Fig Tree & Co for the next contest.

It sure was fun!






12 Month Contest!

The contest continues!


You have until April 5th to make this FREE Easy Table Runner pattern


And you might win these prizes!


We have 4 sets like this to give away.
It’s super simple to enter and all the details are on our March 5th post if you scroll down to that date.

Look at this cutie from Janice …


I love the addition of the rick rack and she embellished one of the ends with our Makin’ it Cute flowers.


My sister, Mary even decided to join in …


But I had to break the bad news that she wasn’t eligible to win.

Nedra didn’t follow the pattern exactly and put her personal spin on our table runner.


Such creativity. I think you’ll agree they all look great!

So get busy and enter our contest today!





Lucky Charm Quilts!

We’re honored to be included in this newest Moda All Stars book!

All the quilts in this fantastic new book are made using either 1, 2 or 3 charm packs.

Moda-All-Stars-Lucky-Charm-Quilts copy

You don’t need a huge fabric stash to achieve a dynamic scrappy look … just a few charm packs and this book!

Our quilt uses 2 Charm Packs and is called “Two Pack Buzz”!

Two-Pack-Buzz-by-Barbara-Groves-and-Mary-Jacobson copy

You’ll get a “buzz” using charm packs when making our spin on the traditional Buzz Saw block. I love seeing traditional designs done in bright colors.

These little packs of joy make projects ranging from table toppers to lap-sized quilts.

Moda-All-Stars-Lucky-Charm-Quilts-interior copy

Tips and tricks from each designer are included to help you show off your unique collection of charm squares.

One of my favorite quilts in the book, besides ours of course, was made by our friends at Sweetwater.

Sweet-Stripes-by-Karla-Eisenach copy

There is a giveaway going on too! Visit the Martingale Blog for the details on how to enter.


So … if you’ve been wondering what you should make with all those charm packs you’ve collected over the years, this book is for you!

Be super charming!





12 Month Contest!

Have you made your easy table runner yet?

We’ve got more creative runners to show you today!
Here’s one from Michaelanne …


She used Moda Grunge for her runner. So cute!

And here’s one from Carol …


French General was her choice.

Kelly decided to show her team spirit …


She used some Moda Marbles and basics for this touchdown!


The winners of this contest will be announced on April 5th so you’d best get busy and post your entry to our Instagram account using #meandmysisterdesigns, #12contestmeandmysisterdesigns, #easytablerunner or email your photo directly to me at barb@meandmysisterdesigns.com.

Get your free table runner pattern today and make something special with Moda fabrics!

See our March 5th post for more details and photos.

Good Luck!





Sew Sampler!

My newest Sew Sampler Box from the Fat Quarter Shop is here!


I love getting this box full of goodies every month!

This month is one of the best so far … But I think I’ve said that before.


An entire Jolly Bar and pattern!
And how did they know that I’m almost out of Thread Heaven?


It’s like they read my mind … They did this a few months ago with the rotary cutter. Spooky!

Can’t wait to get another Sew Sampler Box next month.





12 Month Contest!

That means a whole year of contests, free projects and great prizes!

Let me tell you what’s been going on …

In January Moda announced a contest and assigned 12 different designers a month …


So lets see … 12 months, 12 contests, 12 designers and lots of prizes!

On the 5th of each month a new contest begins and each designer will announce their unique contest and project on social media.

On the 5th of the following month winners will be chosen and the next designer will be announced. It’s kind of a contest relay race!

For more details visit the original Moda post here.

Anyway … Today is the 5th and we’re up!

Our special contest project is called “Easy TableRunner” … Click here to get your free pattern.


We’ve asked a few of our special quilting friends to help launch our month of fun. They were each given the free pattern and were asked to make a table runner.  The only rule was that they must use Moda fabrics. They could use any collection from any Moda designer. The rules are really simple!

I was in awe when I saw the runners!


Give 10 different quilters the same pattern and hold on to your hats!! I love how they’re all completely different!

Now your task is to do something creative like our group!

Look what Fran came up with!


Simply print our free pattern and make a table runner using any Moda fabrics.

Post a picture of your creation on Instagram using  #meandmysisterdesigns #easytablerunner or #12contestmeandmysisterdesigns … or why not all 3!!

If you don’t use Instagram you can also enter by emailing a picture to barb@meandmysisterdesigns.com

I’ll be posting one, two or maybe 3 of the runners here on our blog weekly throughout the month. I’ll also be re posting on Instagram … so check in often to see what everyone is doing.


Judy made this super cute table runner for her pets! Those are some lucky dogs that will be eating in style.

Our contest ends on April 5th and the winners will be chosen at random. One winner per each #hashtag and email. That’s 4 winners! So enter often (that means as many times as you like).


Each winner will receive a copy of our new 12 Pack Quilts book, plus a “Red Dot Green Dash” layer cake, jelly roll and charm pack. This fabric group will not ship to the stores until May. So enter our contest and you could win something nobody else has!

I can’t wait to see what you create!!

Here’s another table runner from our start up group to get your creative juices flowing  … Can’t wait to see yours!!


Charlene embellished her adorable table runner with some of our “Makin it Cute” flowers.

Bring on those table runners!






Pajama Party!

Mary and I have been traveling girls for these past few weeks!


Our latest adventure landed us in Hamilton, Missouri and at the Missouri Star Quilt Company where
we hosted a 4 day Pajama Party sleepover event. It’s just not that unusual to see quilters in pajamas on the streets of Hamilton!

And as you know, you must wear pajamas at any sleepover, and these sisters came ready to party.


It looks like I just woke up  … no wait  … my hair always looks like that!!

We sewed the days away …


And 3 lucky birthday girls got a surprise guest visit and birthday song by the infamous Marilyn Monroe.


Our days were spent sewing, eating and having fun.


On the second night we broke into teams and dressed bears for charity.
The participants had 2 short hours to create outfits for the bears completely from a pile of scraps and trims.


Trash digging was allowed but they couldn’t use anything from their stash.
The results were incredible.


The bears were put on display in the main store the following day and the customers voted for their favorite bear.

This was the winner complete with a quilt!


The winners were announced the following evening and got to share the grand prize basket.


The bears were donated to the Hamilton Police and Fire Departments.


Thanks for all the great memories Missouri Star!






Bundle S-T-R-E-T-C-H !!

I occasionally receive emails and pictures from quilters that have made things with our fabrics. I love getting them and I’m always amazed at what you all come up with.
Sometimes I get something extra special.

Meet Nancy, the “Stretch Your Fat 8th Bundle To The Max Quilter!

Nancy gave herself a challenge to create as many things that she could using one of our fat eighth bundles.

I think you’ll agree the results are awesome!!

For quilt #1 she used the “Rainbow Rail Fence” pattern by That Patchwork Place.


She used Minky on the back and she had never used it before but she liked the result.
She cut 3, 2 x 22 inch strips from the fat eighths and added one orange from her stash.

For quilt #2 she had a 3 inch strip left so she made a jelly roll race quilt.


She cut the 2.5 inch strip in half and added applique. So cute!!

For quilt #3 she used remainders of the fat eighth scraps.


And resized the Turning Twenty block .

She STILL had a few remaining strips! So she made quilt #4 with 2 inch pieces!


Now on to quilt 5!


Left over pieces including left over backing and binding contributed to this 22.5 inch Trip around the World.

She will donate this quilt to the Boise Basin Quilters Guild for their Baby Quilt Project.

Unbelievable and well done Nancy! You’re so creative and managed to do more from that small bundle than I could have ever imagined.

Thank you for being so creative, I’m truly in awe of your talents!!

Visit Nancy on her Facebook page … Nancy’s Quilts in Nampa, Idaho.



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