If you don’t already know, the bold, vibrant, joyful and stunning colors used in all of Jennifer’s lines are a tribute to her time growing up in the Caribbean. That’s right, Jennifer grew up in St. Croix! How cool is that?! Bold colors are popping up all over the place these days and we want to share with you some of our favorites! Here is our first installment of a new series called Caribbean Colors! Today our focus will be the 2014 Emmy Awards! Here are our winners for Best Dressed in Caribbean Colors on a Red ...read more
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Nothing motivates us harder at Sis Boom than the love we receive from all of you so today we’re celebrating Jenny Eliza through your eyes! So here are some “#JennyEliza” pics we found within the past week on Instagram! We hope they bring you as much joy as they bring us:Keep the photos coming!!–Lisa
When the Quilters Newsletter team was looking through all the submissions for the Best Christmas Quilts 2014 special issue (available at the Quilt & Sew Shop), I noticed that there were no tree skirts among the entries, so I volunteered to make one. I had a few design ideas floating around in my head, but once I saw the beautiful Shimmer collection by Jennifer Sampou for Robert Kaufman, I knew I wanted to do something using the gradient of neutral, metallic printed tone-on-tone fabrics. The faux-snakeskin print is especially cool, I think.
This ...read more
As I previously mentioned, my professional background includes putting together bedding collections. In fact, long before I joined Sis Boom, I was using Jennifer’s lines to make duvets, sheet sets, dust ruffles, upholstered headboards, toss pillows, curtains and more! While my mind automatically sees a large scale floral and thinks “duvet,” you guys turn the same exact print into the most beautiful clothing, quilts, aprons, shower curtains, etc. I have ever seen! I am CONSTANTLY blown away by your creativity. Since you have been so gracious in sharing your creations with us, I’d thought I’d ...read more
Is Back to School a holiday??! Maybe not to everyone, but, yes! It is to me!!
I am so excited to see my Over the Rooftops quilt in Quilter’s Newsletter’s Best Christmas Quilts 2014! There’s a mix of techniques in there, to give an interesting look. This can be easily translated into a tablerunner, wallhanging or larger quilt because it’s constructed in rows. Add more houses, try some taller buildings for a cityscape appeal.
Let’s talk color– I love to change my “theme” every year, sticking with treasured ornaments, but ...read more
We’ve noticed lately that it has become more and more difficult to purchase our Beauty Queen line! Have no fear, we’ve got you covered! Check out the links below of online vendors across the world where Beauty Queen is still available:
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Have you heard of Massdrop? I am always looking for a way to save money. It is group buying of products to get reduced pricing. Right now you can get these three patterns by Elizabeth Hartman for $24.99 + free shipping! Which is quite a savings since most of them ...
I was fortunate to receive a sampling of the Gregory’s Garden collection by Jane Sassaman for FreeSpirit Fabrics. I was so excited to do something with the beautiful fabrics! So instead of quilting one of my UFO’s over the weekend, I started a quilt top with all the big, fabulous prints. Here’s what the collection looks like.
I used these particular prints, all three colorways, in my quilt top.
Rather than try to ...read more
If so there is a great new Facebook group, with heaps of members willing to share, inspire, troubleshoot and just chat across the world. The variations in fabrics chosen is great to see. Its a free open group so why not go visit – you might not be stitching the Cornelian quilt yet – but we can all dream right?
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I'm Nicole from Cole's Corner and Creations. I'm so excited to be guest posting today for the Sew Full of School series!
Today I'm going to share with you guys our newest pattern that is just PERFECT for Back to school and fall.
It's our Spirit Jacket for boys and girls!
Abby Glassenberg from the awesome site, While She Naps, has been running a weekly series this summer called The Pattern that changed my Life and she asked me to participate. I’ve enjoying reading all of the stories over the summer, so be sure to go back and read about how some amazing folks can trace the trajectory of their craftiness back to a single book or patten! If you have been with me for a while, then you might be able to guess which one changed mine… Today is the day my story is posted so go see if ...read more
Hello From Kerry Q
Borders and Fillers
A friend of mine and my sister’s recently had a baby and we wanted to make her a quilt using beautiful batiks. I’d also been eyeing the Labyrinth pattern for quite some time, as it looks fairly simple, but creates a really nice pattern. My sister and I were planning to visit another crafty friend of ours at their family’s farm just outside of Orangeville, and we thought this was the perfect opportunity to start a quilty project with her!
I picked out the colours and we started cutting the fabric, and we realized that we had ...read more
PLEASE NOTE THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS COLLEEN!
Welcome to another stop on the blog tour for Shannon Brinkley’s new book, Scrappy Bits Applique (Stash Books, 2014)! I am happy to do my part to promote the book and Shannon’s cool technique. As part of my duties here at Quilters Newsletter, I look at a lot of quilting books, and this one is pretty special! It’s nice because it teaches a skill, in addition to including some really great patterns. There are multiple chances to win a copy of the book ...read more
Hello fellow Sis Boom admirers! My name is Lisa and I am the newest addition to Team Sis Boom! From here on out one of my many tasks here will be to serve as your Style Maven! We’ll talk about the latest trends in fashion, fabrics, furniture and many more things that don’t necessarily start with an “F”. Before we get to that, here’s a little bit about me: I grew up in Connecticut with a fierce passion for design. While I studied creative writing my background includes running a children’s shop, bedding design, interior design ...read more