Hotel Frederiksted Spiderweb Blocks with 100 Billion Stars


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.


A Sis Boom Celebration Quilt by 100 Billion Stars


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.

Tea time

Stop what you’re doing right now, grab yourself a cup or tea or coffee, and check out these darling tea mats Melissa Peda made over at 100 Billion Stars. Blues, pinks and big florals combine all my favorites into one easy sewing project!


Aren’t they smashing?! I can’t get enough of them. She used fabric from our newest line Caravelle Arcade. The darling pink monogram adds the perfect final touch. The best part is, these can be whipped up in a jiffy! Maybe surprise a dear friend, a favorite teacher, our invite your bestest friend over for tea and nibbley things on the back porch, and enjoy this glorious weather we are having.   Melissa was sweet enough to send me 4 of these, and I’m ever so grateful for the surprise. They really brightened up my weekend.


Quick projects that make a huge impact are one of my favorite ways to spend an afternoon. How about you? I love seeing what you’ve been up to. Don’t be shy. Share with me on Facebook or Instagram.

Circa has arrived!

Now that most of you have Circa in your hands, our favorite thing to do is watch you work your magic. Diamonds, hexies, fussy cutting, little dresses… watching Circa come to life is a dream! Our dear friend, Melissa P over at 100 Billion Stars, made this wondrous quilt. Soft, sweet, playful and charming.

We love what Melissa says about Circa,

“The collection brings a fresh wave of nostalgia for simpler times and days gone by; but for hard core Sis Boom fans, the collection looks back on some of Jennifer’s first fabric collections…. From initial reactions, Circa promises to be just as timeless and popular….”

For more information on Melissa’s design and to find out where she purchased her Circa, click here



Give those scraps a home

Ever wonder what to do with all of your tiny fabric scraps?! We love Mod Podge and scrap garlands (get inspired!).. but we love this the MOST…

Melissa P of 100 Billion Stars has taken some scraps that sat idle in a baggy and gave them a new way to shine and be useful! It reminds us of a beautiful Sis Boom rainbow! What’s better than that?!

Peep Melissa’s Bits and Pieces blog post for the full scoop!





Remember those Sis Boom Bats that our friend Melissa P constructed?! We posted the tutorial in September… and now it’s time to remind you again! Have a few minutes tonight and want to make something crafty with the kids?! Make some bats!

See the full post here

100 Billion Stars makes sis BOOm bats!!

That’s right.. we’re getting ready for Halloween and it’s not even October yet! We’re usually so busy thinking about our Halloween costumes that we never actually make time for Halloween arts and crafts!

Melissa P of 100 Billion Stars got an early start this year… These bats are so fun and the kids will love them! Check out her FREE tutorial on 100 Billion Stars!

Hoot Hoot… It’s a Sis Boom Owl!

Ok. Melissa P. Stop being SO COOL!!! We can’t take it any more! Check out these adorable, cushy owls that Melissa made as a free PDF pattern for Free Spirit Fabrics! Ahh! We died and went to little owl heaven! Click on image below to download PDF pattern!

Read about the Owl on Melissa’s Blog, 100 Billion Stars, and click HERE (or on image above) for the free PDF download!

We might not have time to make our own owl this week, but we think this would be an awesome combo.. JUS SAYIN…

Why Didn’t We Think of That? …A Honey Child Closet Accessory!

It’s often our dear friend, Melissa P, of 100 Billion Stars, that comes up with an ingenious project that just makes you say, “Why didn’t I think of that?!”

Well, folks, she’s done it again! So while you’re all anxiously awaiting to find out whether you won the West Indies raffle (you have some time), try Melissa P’s tutorial out for mod podge hangers!! We promise you’ll have a blast!!

Imagine giving them as a gift to a new Mommy? Hanging them in your toddler’s closet… maybe even your closet?? How about hanging a mod podged pants hanger on the wall, clipped onto a photo? Just throwing some ideas out there!!…

Jenny from the Girls World Block

Here she is, she teaches Girls World Classes She hoards Sis Boom Fabric and keeps it in a locked box (not really) the kind of girl you totally get!!  She dresses She and her daughter from head to toe in Sis Boom. All the while she is happy happy happy.

The Sewing machine sings when the kids are at camp and now runs a sewing camp herself. We love our Jenny and so will you. Melissa P from 100billionstars who also makes darling items and is infamous for her Girls World Pin Cushion works closely with FreeSpirit and recieves  a small advance of fabric and she inturn cut up her parcel and sent to Jenny.  It doesn’t get any better. Make sure to visit her ETSY . The spirit of sharing which defines us at Sis Boom is alive and well and lives on in the wonderful customers of Sis Boom.  Paying it forward is commonplace .

One thing I will also add is that the special people who keep coming back for more Sis Boom are such a grateful bunch.  We all know gratitude is the bottom line because with out that we’d be miserable lot.  Thanks for the gratitude of  your vital spirits which help us thrive.  Oh and have fun with the suitcases be patient, try putting glue on the suitcase and pressing firmly down. The choice to go back over with mod podge is yours! just be gentle with yourself! oh how many things I attempted and never finished cause I had no patience..

So take a look at West Indies up close and personal..