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Weeds On The Jolly Jabber

We are so excited that our new “Weeds” collection has finally shipped and can’t wait to tell you all about it!

This collection comes on the heels of another successful collection called “Shades of Black”. It has been so well received that we just had to do another group with the same black and gray color palette. This time with “Weeds”, we decided to change things up a bit and add a punch of red to the mix and more flowers! Seems we can’t help ourselves changing things up from time to time.

Lots of people have asked how we came up with the name weeds. In fact several of you have even asked if I was perhaps making a reference to my 70’s teenage past. The answer to that question is … NO!

The name actually came about quite easily. We normally work in a brighter palette and one day it just popped into my mind. What’s the opposite of a bright and cheerful bouquet of flowers? Well it’s a bouquet of weeds of course!

Our whimsical style is still evident throughout the collection. In fact an antique tablecloth inspired one of my favorite pieces in the collection.

I have a small collection and have always liked collecting large chunks of fabric in any form. I love buying sheets, blankets, quilts and fabric too!

We have a new pattern called “Poison Ivy” that goes with the collection.

Poison Ivy pattern is available at Fat Quarter Shop!

These fun flowerpots don’t require any paper piecing or templates. Our quick and easy piecing instructions with diagrams will walk you though the entire process.

There is also a free pattern with this collection called “GroundCover”. 

Ground Cover Free Pattern!

My backyard is currently covered in a weeds ground cover.

The free “Ground Cover” pattern is available on our website and is made using a layer cake. Be sure to stop by and check out our easy technique for making this quilt.

We hope you enjoy “Weeds” as much as we do. Make your own personal garden!

Want to win some jelly rolls and a fat eight bundle? Then visit the Me and My Sister Designs blog to enter our special giveaway! 

Barb and Mary
Me and My Sister Designs


  1. HI!!!! I love the black and red!!!! I am curious about the poison ivy!!!! The flower pots are adorable!!!! Thank You

  2. Terrific items to inspire you. Adore the vintage table cloth! And your "Weeds" is wonderful. In my crystal ball I can see there will be many, many new projects made from it. 😉

  3. I like the vintage table cloth where they got their inspiration. I started quilting about a year ago. I bought the "Simple Quilts" book which started me on my way. Love their fabrics and quilt designs. After downloading the Ground Cover quilt, I will be making that in the near future.

  4. Rosemary B here:
    Dear Barb and Mary, this fabric is adorable and I am so excited to get my hands on some of it. I love RED and I think weeds are ridiculously funny, so this fabric is for me. I love every little bit of creativity you two squeezed out of this plan!
    This quilt is adorbs.
    Now i just need to find time, and perhaps a carry along project to take with me to the various doctor appointments for my 90 year old TWINS (parents). I am caring for them because they need supervision now lol. I enjoy it, but my life is different now. I really truly love to sew and when I have a little time every day (instead of cleaning) I am at my machine.
    Love to both of you and FQS is the Best place

  5. the antique tablecloth inspired you. it's a totally gorgeous line. would sure like to win it. also, when are you 2 going to come back to Omaha? would love to see you again! Really enjoyed myself when you taught at the Minglewood Lodge.