Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Art Gallery's Modernology is in!

These beautiful fabrics of rich blues in aqua and indigo, bright lime, soft grey and rose are Art Gallery's newest line of fabrics named Modernology - A revisit of Scandinavian Prints.

  These blues are gorgeous.  Pat Bravo always does an modern eclectic mix of prints and these are beautiful.  I am thinking skirts in three of these prints for myself.  Send us pictures of your creations!  We would love to post them on our sharing day!

Art Gallery has a free downloadable quilt pattern with this colleciton. The name is Quiltology designed by Pat Bravo.   Link: 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hooray Ruby is in!!!

We have been waiting since May for these beautiful and sweet fabrics!  Ruby by Bonnie and Camille for Moda will quickly be one of your favorites too.  Retro, Dainty, and Quirky Flowers  in Ruby Red, Sherbet, Lime, Grey, and beautiful Aqua.

And we love the coordinates in Scalloped Stripes (this one reminds me of ice cream - doesn't it you?), Sublime Swirls, and rich polka dots!

What to make?  We have several patterns in stock for you - such as Snickerdoodle.  This little soft edge applique is made from Charm Packs! This one is on my to do list!

We thought this Little Louise quilt name Ruby's Ribbon box was so sweet and original.  Don't you love those borders!
 The Jellybean quilt is one of my favorites.  It is made from a Jelly Roll.   This quilt will sew up quickly.  Reminds me of the hugs and kisses quilt pattern.  I love the floating diamonds.

And of course the ever popular SWOON.  This must be the pattern of the year!  Have you seen all of the quilts pictured on Camille Roskelly's blog Simplfy?  There are possibly a hundred -or more.
I think what I most like about this collection is the way in which all of the colors go so well together.  You could go modern, retro, or use them in one of your favorite 1930's patterns.  You can be confident that all of these colors and patterns will remain  fresh and bright when sewn together.  In the Swoon pattern, notice that just  two of the prints could be used together for a baby quilt or table topper.
Have you seen Bonnie and Camilles You Tube video of their Quilt Market Booth?  You can see more of their designs and creations.
Enjoy dreaming and creating!  And send us pictures of your projects.  We love to see them!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Create H.O.P.E Designs....

I stumbled across this charitable organization as I was viewing websites created by our new web designer/creater Like Sew Websites (YES WE ARE GOING LIVE WITH OUR .COM IN A FEW WEEKS)  Any way, this charitable organization was just "started in September of 2011 by a group of women with a collective desire to make a difference with their talents".  Their focus is orphaned children from around the world.  Look at their site....lots of giveaways as well as some pretty creative patterns for a very low cost.   100% of all funds generated will benefit designated foundations serving orphans and their communities.  
This weeks pattern caught my eye, because you know I love Strawberry Fields.  Simply adorable.  The pattern was created and donated by Kristin Roylance of Cute Quilt Designs.  

“All children really need to know is that they are loved and have a soft place to land”.
(Kristin Roylance…Cute Quilt Patterns).   
Thank you Kristin for sharing your talents with us.
An upclose picture.  The PDF pattern is only $5 - you can have it in minutes! It takes a jelly roll (or scraps) and yes those borders are Minky.  Wouldn't this be cute in the new Ruby Fabrics???  Link to pattern:

Link to CreateHopeDesigns:
I just purchased this pattern and checked my email - yay...the pattern was there waiting for me!  Enjoy their website - the pictures of the children will really touch your heart!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Zoologie Fun and What's new at Sisters & Quilters

Celeste of Southern Belle Designs shared with us her newest Zoologie quilt!  Isn't this so fun?  Click on the picture for a close up.  We love the way she alternated the light and the dark backgrounds creating a diagonal stripe.  The lime green border is perfect with all of those Zoologie prints.  Ann Kelle would be happy to see this - don't you think?  You can contact Celeste through her Etsy Shop:    Thank you Celeste for sharing!  We love it!

What's new this week at Sisters & Quilters?  Hooray! We have several new bundles in stock, including......

 Cosmo Crickets Circa 1934 by Moda.  We think these fabrics would make the perfect family room/entertainment room quilt with soft minky on the back.  Listen to these fabric names - Astaire, Ginger, Chaplin, Garbo, Davis, and Hayworth  - Yup, you guessed it 1030's Movie Stars.  My favorite is Astaire in Gold.

Funky Monkey by Erin Michael for Moda is definitely nostalgic and  reminds me of the holidays.  Maybe because I remember my Grandmother sewing Sock Monkeys for gifts.  Truly a favorite for many of us "older" quilters.

Delighted by The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake.  Amanda Herring of The Quilted Fish was featured earlier this week on our blog.  We also have the complete collection of Delighted in the 5" Stacker Bundles (charm packs).
Farm Fresh by October Afternoon for Riley Blake is another great seller.  We have just received another 9  5" Stackers (charm pack) - which we have sold out of twice.  We think this bundle would make darling tablecloths, aprons, place mats or table runners.  They would also be great borders for your quilts made from the Charm Packs.  We love the soft teal blue and brown together.

This new bundle is the Alphabet Soup Girl Collection by Zoe Pearn for Riley Blake.  We have almost sold out of our boys Alphabet Soup Collection and we loved it so much that we just recently purchased the girl's collection.  How fun are the red and green beads and the sweet little flower prints.  They are perfect for the little meowmonkeyladybugelephanowlbeeandgiraffe print.  We paired them with the Happier Green Floral also by Riley Blake.

Last but certainly not least is our Terrain Collection by Kate Spain for Moda.  Kate Spain's prints are always hot sellers and these fun bright foliage and floral prints are no exception.  I love them all but my favorite is the simple little blue and green leaf print.  Send us pictures of your projects with these Terrain fabrics - they sew up so beautifully.  We would love to see them together in a quilt.  We also have  Layer Cakes and a few Charm packs still available for sale.  Also, we have a Schibbles quilt pattern named "Spot" available that features these fabrics. You can make it with one or two charm packs. link:

If you have made any quilts or sewing projects with these fabrics, please send us your pictures.  We would love to feature you on our blog.  Have a wonderful weekend and I  hope it is warmer where you are - actually I 'm sure that it probably is!  We have just received our first snow here in mountains - (YES that four letter word!)  But that means....quilting time, hot cocoa, and maybe a 1930's movie.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Free How To Videos by Riley Blake

Free Riley Black How To Videos.  This one features Amanda Herring of The Quilted Fish and how to make her Delighted Bunting.    You will love this easy tutorial.   I grabbed this picture - but you have to go to the link to watch the video.  Here is the link:

To purchase the panel follow this link:

Saturday, October 1, 2011


We love Halloween. We have put together a collection of a few FREE table toppers, quilt patterns, and projects for Halloween. Plus we have linked you to some great free resources for your quilting projects and education.  I grabbed some photos of these projects and all credits and links are listed.  We are not making any money from these patterns.  They are for your enjoyment.  Enjoy.  Click on the link to below each picture to find your favorite pattern.

Pumpkin Patch Plaids by Becky Cogan.  This one is definitely a favorite. We love the combinations of plaids in this quilt.  What about using this pattern for a table topper and just using 4 large squares? Each large square is 18" finished.  And using up all those orange, green, and purple stash fabrics.  Click on the picture to view the beautiful colors.
  Link:  If you have trouble with this link...go to Andover Fabrics, click on Free Patterns, and then enter Pumpkin Patch Plaids in Search tab.

This quick and easy tutorial is just a few fabrics added to panel designed by Deb Strain for Moda.  You can find most of these fabrics and the panel in our Etsy shop:  We could not get the green spiders, but we do have the green polka dots that would work really well.  For the free pattern Link:

Riley Blake always has fun free projects with each of their fabric collections.  This quilt titled "Spooky Squares" featuring Boo To You fabrics from last year.  If you can't find all of these fabrics, check out the Trick or Treat Fabric available in stores now.  Link

This is Riley Blakes 2011 Halloween quilt pattern made with the Trick or Treat fabrics designed by Doodlebug Design Inc and titled "Halloween Night".  Link: has several Free Halloween Quilt Patterns.  This one is definitely a favorite.  This cute 44" square Halloween Wall Hanging was made by Pearl P Pereira.  Link to this quilt pattern:
Link for more free on bomquilts:

Check out this fun Cats and Bats quilt square tutorial from by Becky Anderson.  Add your blocks together to make a really cute table topper. And send us a picture if you do!   Link:

Do you ever go to Riley Blakes Blog?  Make sure to click on cutting corners for some great projects and really good "how to's".  This cute Trick or Treat basket by Debbie Hicks was posted just last week.

How about a cute Trick-or-Treat bag for those cute little munchkins in your life.  This is from the  No author is mentioned.  A great way to use up those scraps! Link:

What about that Candy Corn?  Love to Sew .com has several free projects.  What a fun and easy decoration this would be.  Link to Candy Corn tutorial:

Do you have a Halloween Quilt to share?  Please do!  Send us a picture or a link.  We love to see what you are crafting.