We are honored to have Melissa from 100 Billion Stars join us and show you how to make a Spiderweb quilt/mini quilt/placemat. The sample above is in the Hotel Frederiksted Collection coming out in November. Hello fellow Sis Boom Fans! I'm thrilled to be here as a guest blogger. In case you don't know me, my name is Melissa P and I blog at 100 Billion Stars. I have a penchant for bold, bright fabrics and alove of all things sewing and crafty. And I have been a Sis Boom fan since the very early days of Jennifer's grand adventure. It was Mod Girls that first grabbed my heart. I stumbled on Jennifer's blog and was drawn immediately to her aesthetic. (Oh the drama of that black and white zebra print!). This was back in the days before we were spoiled with so many choices in quilting fabrics. Sis Boom stood out from the crowd and I loved that! Fast forward to 2016 and guess what...Jennifer's prints still stand out. There's nothing quite like Sis Boom fabric collections. They are fun, nostalgic, pretty and joyful. They have a unique personality, something that every Sis Boom fan relates to easily. Over the years, I've built a grand stash of Sis Boom and have used it for all kinds of creative projects. But more importantly than finding fabrics that inspire playful creations are the people I met. Wonderful friendships formed over a shared love of Sis Boom. All because of Jennifer. She has created a beautiful safe place in the online world—a place filled with color and love. A place that has room for everyone. In 2011, I started a spiderweb quilt made entirely from my Sis Boom stash. I finished that quilt in 2012 and it remains one of my favorites to this day. It's a celebration of Sis Boom—of my stash at that time and also of my Sis Boom Sisters. Here's what I said in my post of the finished quilt: “A web of friendships spanning the globe–that’s what I see every time I look at this quilt. It’s a symbol of the interconnectedness of our lives. So this is really a tribute of sorts to all my friends. If you feel like you’re outside the circle, don’t worry. You’re just a bit further out on the web. Venture in, join a conversation, send an email. There’s always room for one more in this web.” Those sentiments still hold true in 2016. You are welcome here. There are friends you haven't met yet. And your creative journey will be brighter and happier for the time you spend here. I am so very grateful for Jennifer and her beautiful Sis Boom world. If you feel the same, don't be shy. Shout it out! Generosity is a huge part of the Sis Boom Sisterhood. As an expression of that, I've prepared a project sheet for you so you can make a Spiderweb quilt/mini quilt/placement/etc. of your very own. A personal celebration of your Sis Boom stash to represent your own journey. More on how to make my original spiderweb quilt can be found on my original post. You can also download the spiderweb-block-project-sheet.
If you've never seen a quilt by Garen Sherwood of Tranby Lodge Quilts, get ready to be wowed by this stunner in all 18 fabrics from the newest Sis Boom line, Color Brigade. Garen has graciously written up a tutorial for you all and you can download the full instructions here-Color Brigade Quilt by Garen Sherwood pdf. Garen has made many gorgeous quilts using Sis Boom fabric over the years and we always look forward to her creations when a new fabric line comes out! We hope you are enjoying Color Brigade and please share what you are making with us on social media - tag us on Instagram (SisBoomCo or JenniferPaganelli) and we'll share it with all your fellow Sis Boom fans.
Color Brigade has been in stores a little less than a month and you have helped make it a runaway success. Thanks for all the Sis Boom love. We do what we do because of you! Don't forget to share with us on Facebook and Instagram. If you are a quilter, Coats has a free Tulip Star Quilt pattern available for download. Definitely a intermediate to advance quilting project but with a little determination you can do it. We are here to cheer you on. So grab up Color Brigade and get inspired!
Melissa over at 100 Billion Stars showed us this stunner of a colorful quilt top and we were floored by it's gorgeousness. Aptly named Wildly Nostalgic, this quilt includes many of Boom's past collections. I spy old favorites such as Crazy Love and Mod Girls plus newer lines like Caravelle Arcade and Good Company blended together skillfully in a riot of color. It's fun to take a trip down the Sis Boom memory lane and look at all the fabric collections together on one quilt top. On piecing together this quilt, Melissa said "Once I realized they were begging for a painter’s palette type of setting, things came together quickly. Rather than stick to a rigid progression of color, I chose a looser adaptation. The pinks swirl around from oranges to browns and purples. The blues flow into purples as well as aquas. This is a very organic way to put it together." Read more about this quilt and how Melissa made it, plus the free pattern over at 100 Billion Stars. Thanks for sharing with us, Melissa. If you've been making anything with current or past Sis Boom fabric, share with us on Facebook or Instagram. Don't be shy, we love seeing what you have been up to.
So much going on at Sis Boom and Jenny Eliza We have been developing fabrics for both the Independent stores and for JoAnn Stores and we are loving the end result and we think you will tooooo!!!! Good Company released earlier in the month and I am watching Facebook Daily for your wonderful creations..God I love my job!! Good Company has sent you all swooning and I am so appreciative of your positive responses!! Then I got the most amazing delivery from JoAnn Stores of our new release in January!! ....and finally the Sis Boom Sale is heating up!! Please bring friends, I have #overdoneit this time and plenty of stock on the things you love! and Jewelry at cost..What's a girl to do!! Watch facebook for an upcoming video of what we have in our little factory/studio.
You all are just the coolest ever. I posted this photo on facebook and asked which one you liked better and after 250 comments we saw that you are unmistakeably leaning towards blue. For those who chose the one with more yellow I promise you will see it in a future color story!!! Your compassion your love of fabric did not go unnoticed and I love you for that. Thanks for always loving what we do and making our hearts sing!!!
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Thank you to every one at Cloth Paper Scissors who made our dream come true ! We made it into the Studio magazine. Jeanine Stein the editor is so lovely!! 7 pages was just so generous and we are extremely grateful!!! If you aren't familiar with the publication you will absolutely love to see other artists and their studios!!! Such amazing talent out there! Purchase your copy here!! Thank you to my beautiful daughter Katie for some amazing photography!!!
That chill in the air could only mean one thing...The Sis Boom Holiday Sale is around the corner! Wahoo!! Get excited because this year's annual event will take place on December 4th, 5th and 6th! The sale, located at the address above in Wilton, CT, will feature many handmade items crafted by Jennifer herself as well as items featuring exclusive Sis Boom designs! Handmade items will be easy to spot with this adorable tag attached: FYI - If there are any business owners out there looking to make tags and save some money, here's how we did the one above: Click this link and follow the prompts to create your tag using the business card template. Scroll to the bottom and upload your artwork by clicking on "Use Your Complete Design." Design the artwork for your tag using Photoshop or Illustrator. After the upload process is complete, expect to cut and punch holes in your card. Here is how we cut ours: We are so excited about this year's show and can't wait to see you there!! -- Lisa
This past weekend I had the luxury of attending Monarch Workshop. The workshop is run by an incredible group of women (including our very own Madeline) and aims to support "those who need a little push, those who are looking for a creative connection, and those who need inspiration to believe they can follow their dreams." The attendees were made up of a spectacular group of women whose occupations ranged from bloggers to therapists and real estate agents to artists. The two day workshop consisted of non-stop activities (lessons, speakers, crafting) that catered to the mind, body and soul. It was FABULOUS. Our fearless leader, Jennifer Paganelli, was a guest speaker and led the group in creating vision books. The books were created by gluing inspiring cut outs (words, quotes, images) from magazines onto blank notebook pages. There was yoga and lessons in make-up and skincare. We made our own dream catchers, ate delicious food (from the ladies at Whisk + Brush) and had a tutorial in all things confetti! Take a look below of more images from the incredibly talented Victoria Gloria: To see even more images click here For information on Monarch Workshop and to receive notifications about the upcoming Spring 2015 Workshop click here -- Lisa