Category Archives: Things for me!

Have you ever had something you wanted to do so badly that once the chance came around, your expectations were so high, you were nearly frozen with fear of failing or second guessing everything? That’s me. You see, my favorite wardrobe item is J.Crew’s Perfect Shirt, the most well made, perfectly fitting, brilliantly constructed shirt I’ve ever […]

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  • I was so excited by your post I just had to write :) I’ve been on a blouse making MISSION for the past 3 months in my search for the perfect shirt but I do want to make it! I’ve explored several patterns – a couple of which are outstanding and have been a great success – one is the Cashmerette Harrison (which would likely be too big for you since it starts at a 12) and the one I’m working on now is the Fitted Blouse by the Cupful by J. Stern designs. I have another on order from Vogue in their Comfort Fit category that also looks really good. Your process and relentless search to duplicate your favourite was so inspiring! I’m in awe :) Congratulations on your success. You have a pattern now that you can make over and over in all your favourite fabrics…you might want to make one up in dupioni silk (I did and love it!) :)ReplyCancel

  • Karen

    Well wasn’t that person who told you to buy one and deconstruct it simply brilliant. Your blouses are truly perfect and it’s delightful to read how excited you are! It inspires me to return to making clothes.ReplyCancel

  • These both look amazing, Meredith! I’m glad you were able to recreate your favorite shirt. I also have the Granville pattern but I haven’t made it yet. I’m concerned about the sleeves not fitting me properly. I just got the new Classic shirt pattern from Liesl + Co and I’m curious to try that one. I haven’t ever worn this J Crew shirt but I sort of want to go try one on and see how I like it. It looks like a great style!ReplyCancel

  • What a great accomplishment! I know what it’s like to be paralyzed by fear of… messing up. Good job find a solution, and now have a classic piece that will last a long time. Please bring to VT :) xoReplyCancel

  • You have outdone yourself! These shirts are absolutely breathtaking on you! As someone who sews, I marvel at the construction even more!ReplyCancel

A few weeks ago the ladies at Alice Caroline reached out to see if I’d like to make something with their brand new, exclusive range of fabrics from Liberty. I said yes straight away, and stalked the mailbox with anticipation. When they arrived I set out to plan my project.  I remembered being particularly drawn […]

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  • Karen

    This is a classically beautiful quilt that will never look trendy or dated. Sooo good Meredith! As for a favorite fabric of the bunch…impossible! It’s easy to pick a favorite until you look at the next choice. They are all perfect. Also, your new location for photos is fabulous.ReplyCancel

  • Kaitlin Madson

    I’ve been admiring that quilt top for the last few weeks as you’ve posted updates, it’s gorgeous!! I’m also thinking the Margaret Annie is my favorite. Though, that green June’s meadow is ! Thanks for the sweet giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberlier

    I’ve never seen with any Liberty fabrics & I would love to. Your quilt shows them off fantastically well! My fav print would have to be the Margaret in hot orange.ReplyCancel

  • Hey Mer! Beautiful quilt top!!! Gorgeous range they designed huh!?! My favs are Mitsi Y or Betsey Y, can’t choose!
    Ps. @farmgirlpaints on IG, had this same internet problem when she moved, was going to cost thousands to run lines then someone suggested to her to get a “hot spot” type wifi box, I honestly can’t remember exactly but it solved the problem and was WAY cheaper! You could DM her and ask. Hope this helps! XoReplyCancel

  • Sally

    Beautiful quilt! I always prefer mint, but that green is so pretty. My favorites are Mitsi X Mint and June’s Meadow Green.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie

    Beautiful quilt! My favorite new print is Margaret Annie X Turquoise Pink. I could stare at it for ages. Thanks for the opportunity to win this lovely prize!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous fabrics and great quilt.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie

    Your quilt top is amazing and definitely pinning for when my Liberty scrap stash is ready..

    It’s so hard to pick, but I think my favorite is the Betsy mint — such great colors.ReplyCancel

  • Lovely quilt! I am like you and must have all the Betsy’s… but that Wiltshire M is yummy and definitely my fave! Sorry to hear about your internet… growing up in the boondocks I remember these woes quite well :SReplyCancel

  • I love misti y!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Di Battista

    That quilt is gorgeous! If I had to choose a favourite (they all are spectacular) I would pick the Tana Lawn Betsy X Pink and Green. It reminds me of fabric from the 60’s – has a retro vibe.ReplyCancel

  • Ivy

    Hard to pick a favorite, but I do really like the Margaret Annie X hot orange! You’re always pointing me to new prints I “just have to have!” lol.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren

    So pretty, Meredith! The yellow June’s Meadow is my favorite. I hope you guys are loving your new home!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous quilt and what a setting to showcase it! I love seeing quilter’s works – perhaps not being a quilter myself – I’m a garment sewer exclusively so far but I’ve been eyeing other projects lately like bag-making :) but that doesn’t stop me from going to Quilt Shows and Galleries to ooh and ah. Also I wanted to thank you for that link to Alice Caroline in the UK! I’m in Canada and often order Liberty from the UK but I’m always on the hunt for more sources. Shipping from the UK to Canada is much less than from the US and I do find their prices quite reasonable. Liberty lawn is up there with silk for me :)ReplyCancel

  • Andrea M

    I love the Betsy print in so many colors, but I really like the printed panels too!! Love this quilt and thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Denise

    The Margaret Annie is my favorite! This quilt is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy O.

    I love everything Betsy, but the Poppy & Dasiy print with the hint of yellow really is my favorite of this collection. Your quilt is stunning!!ReplyCancel

  • sharon

    I love the misti x mint
    I love your quilt and fell in love w liberty on my first trip to london back in 1989ReplyCancel

  • Mitsi Valerie XReplyCancel

  • Beautiful work Meredith!
    I love that mint Betsy!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica

    what a gorgeous quilt! i love the poppy and daisy x, though it is hard to choose just one favorite.ReplyCancel

  • Linda

    Hi,love this post! Love the photography too!
    “Mitsi X Mint”is my favorite!Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Jeni

    The first print that stood out to me was, of course, June’s meadow in green! Lol. I love the pink and green Betsy too. Ok, all of them. Your quilt is beautiful.

    Also, I’m sure you’ve looked into this, but when we moved to the country (N. Alabama) we were forced to,use satellite internet. Hughes Net was the provider, I believe. Not ideal (super slow in inclement/cloudy weather), but we decided it was better than nothing!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    That quilt. So awesome. I think the Margaret Annie is my favorite!ReplyCancel

  • June’s ameadow in green is my favorite! Perfect for spring (the yellows too). I just started buying a little Liberty here and there, so I’d love to win. The red you used provides such a beautiful contrast – it totally makes the quilt!ReplyCancel

  • Pamela

    Your quilt is awesome! The small HST’s are the perfect dimention for showcasing these small and delightfully intricate prints. And the overall effect is classic and beautiful. I love it! As for the Liberty prints, it’s hard to choose one! But I think I love Petal and Bud best. Thanks for sharing this beautiful post, and for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • June’s Meadow in yellow is beautiful! I love Alice Caroline, their scrap bags are particularly good value for money. Hope you’re settling in well in your new place :)ReplyCancel

  • Wehaf

    I love June’s Meadow Green and I think it would be lovely as a spring skirt.ReplyCancel

  • i love that green june’s meadow, and the mint besty! they are all gorgeous. love your quilt – it is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah J

    I love the Yellow June’s Meadow– it’s such a perfect shade of yellow (in my opinion), but of course they are allllll beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • I love the Betsy in the Pink and Green. I love your quilt- clever design!ReplyCancel

  • I just stumbled upon your blog and LOVE IT!!! This quilt is lovely and that fabric collection is just lovely. I just took an EPP class and am in love with 1930’s fabric! This collection has a slight 30’s feel to it! I think my favorite is the Poppy and Daisy N of all the fabrics!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn Jones

    My favorite is the Betsy Mint, thank you for the chance to win. Have a great day! dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)comReplyCancel

  • Vicki H

    I like the Mitsi X Mint.ReplyCancel

  • Angela Short

    I like the liberty patchwork. Very pretty, all of them!!ReplyCancel

  • Mara

    I like June’s Meadow YellowReplyCancel

  • Kelley b

    Meredith this is gorgeous. Like everything you create ;)ReplyCancel

  • sez

    I love the meadow yellow!ReplyCancel

  • Kristine Clay

    So fun! I like the betsy x and the mixed pinks. What a great pattern you choose to show off the tiny prints! Well done!ReplyCancel

  • Kristie Fields

    Argh! Always so hard to choose, but as I am a bit of a Wiltshire fanatic, that Wiltshire print in the Retro colorway is just divine!ReplyCancel

  • allison m pogany

    Oh drool! I’m in love with the Margaret Annie Y Hot Orange. I’ve never gotten to work with Liberty fabrics- might have to get out the credit card!
    allisonpogany at gmail.comReplyCancel

  • Becky

    I like the meadow green. It is such a calm soothing color. Thanks for the giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy E.

    Your quilt is just stunning! So crisp and fresh! I love these prints, but my favorite is Liberty Fabric Tana Lawn Mitsi Z Pale Pink…so sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Chris

    I like them all but Tana Lawn Poppy and Daisy is wonderful. Your quilt is wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • Lori Morton

    LOOOOVE the Meadow Green!! And Menasse comes in Second!! ALL are Gorgeous tho.. :D

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way! :)ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda

    Ah, gorgeous Cades Cove; I live in TN. It’s hard to pick just one print, but love the Mitsi X in the mint. Thanks for the chance to win; love the quilt top!ReplyCancel

  • Lori Smanski

    your quilt is so pretty.
    How to choose? LOL
    Liberty Fabric Tana Lawn Mitsi Z Pale PinkReplyCancel

  • jenny

    poppy and daisy A looks so beautiful. and I know they are even better in person vs. on the screen. I really love your quilt.ReplyCancel

  • Brenda LaCroix

    I love June’s meadow so pretty. I love florals. Your pictures really pop against the woodland backdrop. So pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Erin McSweeney

    i love the Liberty Fabric Tana Lawn Mitsi X Mint printReplyCancel

  • Amy

    What a beautiful quilt top! I love Liberty fabric and the Menasse is very pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Tandi Cortez

    That quilt is AMAZING! My favorite print is Liberty Fabric Tana Lawn Mitsi X Mint! :DReplyCancel

  • Carrie

    It’s SO hard to choose. I have a weakness for all things Liberty! I’d love to get my hands on some of the new things. Your quilt is SO lovely!ReplyCancel

Have you ever purchased a piece of fabric for a special project only to have it sit on a shelf waiting for when you are in the right mindset, the perfect size, or just done with everything else? Well I purchased one of my all time favorite Liberty prints, Anna’s Garden, in fleece from DuckaDilly […]

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  • I just love that Liberty pattern and to have it on nice, cozy fleece! It certainly makes gorgeous tops for both of you! I just ordered some more Liberty cotton this morning – I received my first Liberty cotton ever yesterday and fell so in love with it I had to order more this morning. The feel of that Liberty cotton is really something to behold. No wonder everyone raves about it so much :)ReplyCancel

  • ErinH

    Beautiful sweaters! I had no idea Liberty came in flannel! Glad to hear you are all together again – it struck a chord with me as our most recent move involved hubby moving 6mo before me – I know the joy of being back together! Best wishes for your new adventure :)ReplyCancel

I think we can all relate the life things not going as we hope, plan, or expect. I suppose looking at it optimistically, one would point out that the unexpected things are what make life interesting and help us to grow. I didn’t plan to ever spend eight weeks apart from my best friend and […]

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  • Cynthia Palm

    Great post, Mere! The dress is darling, and it’s great that you have a open heart to hear your daughter, even after you went through the time, energy and cost to make it. I appreciate and am personally encouraged in my own motherhood by your candor.ReplyCancel

  • Laura

    I love this post. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that the best lessons in life are often learned the hard way…so thank you for the reminder!ReplyCancel

  • I am very encouraged by your post. I am just getting ready to make my first blog post. During the sermon on Sunday a very important point was made: “Flaunt your imperfections” None of us are perfect!ReplyCancel

The past week has been spent trying to get into a groove that will work until moving time rolls around. Now that the sickness is out of our house, I think we are sort of getting there. Sort of. I’ve wrapped up my latest batch of custom orders with the Unicorn pillows, and after doing some packing […]

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  • Love this blouse! You did a beautiful job!ReplyCancel

  • If you did ever make a plain version you could use some of those liberty scraps for the pocket to give you a pop of liberty for fun.ReplyCancel

  • I love your blouse – I’m in blouse making mode myself these days getting ready for summer (I’m in Canada so it’s a ways away but never too early to get ready!) and sleeveless is my favourite for summer blouses. I love this print too – Liberty does cotton like most others do silk :)ReplyCancel