Monday

Introducing the Maple Leaf Barn Quilt Design from Tweetle Dee

We are thrilled to unveil our latest creation at Tweetle Dee: the stunning Maple Leaf Barn Quilt. This exquisite design is a tribute to the beauty of nature and the timeless charm of barn quilts, perfect for adding a touch of rustic elegance to any space.

The Maple Leaf Barn Quilt is meticulously hand-painted on aged cedar, a material that not only adds to its aesthetic appeal but also ensures durability and longevity. Each piece is crafted with care, reflecting the dedication and artistry that define our work at Tweetle Dee.



Our Prairie Paint colors bring the Maple Leaf design to life. These colors include:

  • Homestead: A warm, inviting hue that evokes the coziness of a country home.
  • Cattle Drive Coffee: A rich, earthy brown reminiscent of the open prairies.
  • Sugar Maple: A vibrant orange that captures the essence of autumn leaves.
  • Hay Down: A soft, golden yellow that brings a touch of sunshine.
  • Tool Barn: A deep, rustic red that adds a bold statement.

The combination of these colors creates a beautiful, harmonious palette that enhances the intricate Maple Leaf pattern.

We offer the Maple Leaf Barn Quilt in four different sizes to suit various spaces and preferences:

  • 22 inches
  • 33 inches
  • 44 inches
  • 55 inches

Whether you want a small accent piece or a larger statement artwork, we have the perfect size for you.



For those who love to get hands-on with their creativity, we have exciting options. Our new pattern for the Maple Leaf design is available as both a PDF download and a paper pattern, making it easy for DIY enthusiasts to paint their own Maple Leaf Barn Quilt. This pattern provides detailed instructions and tips, ensuring a rewarding and enjoyable painting experience.

Additionally, we offer the Maple Leaf Barn Quilt Kit, which includes everything you need to create your own masterpiece. The kit features a 22" cedar barn quilt board, a set of Prairie Paints, and the Maple Leaf pattern. This all-in-one package is perfect for beginners and seasoned crafters alike, providing a seamless way to bring the beauty of the Maple Leaf design into your home.

At Tweetle Dee, we are passionate about creating unique, high-quality barn quilts that celebrate tradition and craftsmanship. The Maple Leaf Barn Quilt is a testament to this commitment, offering a timeless design that will be cherished for years to come.

We invite you to explore the Maple Leaf Barn Quilt and all the creative possibilities it brings. Whether as a finished piece or a DIY project, this design is sure to add warmth and charm to any space. Thank you for being part of the Tweetle Dee family, and happy crafting!



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Thursday

🎉 Happy 13th Birthday, Tweetle Dee Design Co.! 🎉

Thirteen years ago, we embarked on a journey to celebrate creativity, nurture dreams, and bring healing joy through the art of making. Today, as we mark this special milestone, we reflect on the incredible journey that has unfolded. With a heart full of gratitude, we celebrate the countless moments of inspiration and connection we've experienced with our cherished community of creators.


At Tweetle Dee, our motto, "Celebrate, Dream, Create," has been the guiding star of our mission. We've dedicated ourselves to helping others heal and find joy in the creative process. From painting and quilting to weaving and embroidery, we've shared our love for art with thousands of students across the United States and beyond. Our virtual classes have transcended borders, bringing the joy of creation to homes around the world.

One of our proudest achievements is the creation of our Prairie Paint chalk paint line. This vibrant collection embodies the spirit of Tweetle Dee, offering artists a palette that inspires and delights. It's a joy to see how our Prairie Paint has sparked creativity in so many of you.


Our journey wouldn't be complete without mentioning the 7,000+ barn quilts we've painted for customers in the US, Canada, Australia, and Europe. Each barn quilt tells a story of its own, reflecting the unique charm and beauty of its surroundings. We've loved seeing how our work has brought a splash of color and a touch of whimsy to so many homes and barns.




But more than the projects and products, it's the friendships and connections that have truly enriched our journey. The smiles, the stories, and the shared moments of creativity have brought us immeasurable joy. Your support and enthusiasm have been the heartbeats of Tweetle Dee, making every step of this journey worthwhile.


To celebrate our 13th birthday, we are thrilled to introduce the Confetti Star Barn Quilt. Designed with the brightest colors from our Prairie Paint Collection, this new creation symbolizes the joy and connection we've been privileged to experience through Tweetle Dee. It's a vibrant reminder of the beautiful community we've built together.

Thank you for being part of our story. Here's to many more years of celebrating, dreaming, and creating together. Happy 13th Birthday, Tweetle Dee Design Co.!

With love and gratitude,

The Tweetle Dee Design Co. Team



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Wednesday

The Celebration Star: A New Amish Hex by Tweetle Dee Design Co.

At Tweetle Dee Design Co., we are thrilled to introduce our newest Amish hex sign, the Celebration Star. This vibrant design not only marks our 13th anniversary but also embodies the core values that have guided us from the beginning: Celebrate, Dream, Create.

The Celebration Star is a round hex sign, symbolizing the endless cycles of our days, each bringing new opportunities to find joy and inspiration. The circular shape represents continuity, harmony, and the never-ending journey of life. Every turn of the wheel reflects our commitment to infusing daily moments with positivity and creativity.

Our color choices for the Celebration Star are deeply meaningful. The bold red, of our Prairie Paint Indian Paintbrush signifies celebration, reminding us to appreciate our achievements and cherish the joyous moments. It’s a color that invites festivity and the recognition of life’s milestones, big and small.

The vibrant yellow of Sunflower Petal symbolizes creativity, the spark that ignites our passion for designing and crafting unique pieces. Yellow is the color of innovation, encouraging us to think outside the box and bring fresh, exciting ideas to life. It stands for the light and energy that creativity brings into our lives and work.

The calming blue of Morning Glory represents dreams, the foundation of every great endeavor. The points extending to the edge of the design encourage us to look beyond the horizon, to imagine and aspire. It’s the color of the sky and the sea, vast and full of possibilities, just like our dreams.

Together, these colors and the circular design of the Celebration Star encapsulate our motto: Celebrate, Dream, Create. They serve as a daily reminder to embrace joy, pursue our dreams, and let our creativity shine.

As we celebrate Tweetle Dee’s 13th anniversary, we are grateful for the support and inspiration from our community. We have traveled to the corners of this country and across the pond to create with so many of you and we cherish these memories.

The Celebration Star is more than just a design; it’s a symbol of our journey and a beacon of the joy we aim to spread through our work. Here’s to many more years of celebrating, dreaming, and creating together!




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Monday

Introducing the Morning Star Barn Quilt: A Cosmic Connection

At dawn, the morning star graces the sky, shining brightly as the sun begins its ascent. This celestial beacon, typically the brightest planets like Venus or Jupiter, captivates stargazers with its steadfast glow, even as daylight encroaches. For those who, like me, find solace in the vastness of the cosmos, spotting a morning star can be a profound experience. It reminds us of our place in the universe, and in recognizing its presence, we too feel acknowledged and seen.


Our new barn quilt design, aptly named the Morning Star, captures this magical moment. Inspired by the celestial beauty that brightens the early morning sky, this design is a tribute to those fleeting yet powerful connections we make with the cosmos. The Morning Star barn quilt is a perfect addition to any barn, shed, or garden space, serving as a daily reminder of the wonders above and our own significance within them.

Crafted with meticulous care, the Morning Star barn quilt is painted using our exclusive Prairie Paint Collection. This collection features three exquisite hues: Larkspur Blue, a serene blue that mirrors the early morning heavens; Blue Willow, a deep, earthy tone that grounds the design; and Burleigh Blue, a vibrant, cheerful shade that brings the quilt to life. Each paint is carefully chosen to evoke the essence of a morning star's brilliance and the dawn's tranquility.

To ensure the Morning Star barn quilt endures the elements and remains vibrant for years to come, we seal each piece with our premium Finishing Wax. This protective layer not only preserves the paint but also enhances its shine, making the quilt a resilient and radiant addition to any outdoor space.

Available in four framed sizes, the Morning Star barn quilt can fit perfectly into any setting, whether large or small. For those who prefer a hands-on approach, we also offer kits, patterns, and paints in our online shop, allowing you to create your own celestial masterpiece.

Embrace the magic of the morning sky and the comfort of being seen with the Morning Star barn quilt. Visit our online shop today to bring this cosmic connection to your home.



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Thursday

Join Us for the Tweetle Dee Fall Barn Quilt Workshop!

We are thrilled to announce the Tweetle Dee Fall Barn Quilt Workshop, taking place on September 14th, 2024, in the serene Woodland Hills, Utah, at our beautiful mountain home. This is a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in creativity and nature as we come together to celebrate the art of barn quilt painting.

The day will kick off with our "How to Paint a Barn Quilt" class, where you will learn the techniques and tips to create your very own barn quilt masterpiece. Whether you are a seasoned artist or a beginner, this class is designed to inspire and guide you through each step of the process.

Following the class, we will gather under the vibrant fall foliage for a delicious lunch. This will be a wonderful time to relax, connect with fellow participants, and enjoy the crisp autumn air.

For the first time ever, we are opening the registration for both in-person and virtual attendees. No matter where you are in the world, you can join us for this special event. Our virtual friends will be able to participate in the class and the day’s activities, ensuring that everyone can be part of the Tweetle Dee community.

In-person participants will have the exclusive opportunity to use our Prairie Paint Collection, which will be available for creating your barn quilt designs. Your registration includes a 22" barn quilt, a pattern, and all the paints you need to bring your design to life. Larger sizes are available to paint for additional cost.  This hands-on experience will be both educational and fulfilling, leaving you with a beautiful piece of art to take home.

Virtual attendees will receive access to the "How to Paint a Barn Quilt" class and a PDF Barn Quilt Pattern of their choice. You can follow along from the comfort of your home, creating your own barn quilt and sharing the experience with us virtually. This option ensures that everyone can join in the fun and creativity, regardless of location.

Let’s come together to celebrate, dream, and create a little magic. The Tweetle Dee Fall Barn Quilt Workshop is more than just a class; it's a community gathering where stories are shared, creativity is nurtured, and memories are made.

To register for this unique and heartwarming event, visit our online shop at www.shoptweetledee.com. Don't miss out on this opportunity to save 20% on your registration with the code TDWorkshop. Secure your spot today and be part of a day that promises inspiration, creativity, and connection.

We can't wait to see you there, whether in person or virtually, and to share this beautiful day with our Tweetle Dee friends.



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Saturday

Colors of Love

Introducing our latest creation, the "Colors of Love" barn quilt design! Inspired by the timeless beauty of Dresden patterns, this heart-shaped masterpiece bursts with the vibrant hues of the rainbow, symbolizing the diverse ways we express and receive love. Crafted meticulously and painted using our exclusive Prairie Paint Collection, each shade tells a story of affection, unity, and joy.


The "Colors of Love" design is more than just a visual delight; it’s a celebration of love in all its forms. Whether it’s the warm embrace of family, the unwavering support of friends, or the simple acts of kindness shared between strangers, this quilt embodies them all. The dynamic blend of colors represents inclusivity and the boundless spectrum of human connections.


Perfect for adding a splash of color and a heartfelt message to your home or garden, this barn quilt is a testament to the universal language of love. At Tweetle Dee, we believe in creating art that resonates with the heart, and the "Colors of Love" is a perfect example.


To make this beautiful design accessible to everyone, "Colors of Love" is available in a variety of formats: as a pattern, a kit, and in three different sizes of barn quilt. Bring this symbol of love and unity into your space and let its vibrant message brighten your days.


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Tuesday

"Turkey Tail": A Symbol of Abundance and Resilience in Barn Quilt Design

In the heartland of America, barn quilts have become more than just colorful adornments on barns; they symbolize a rich tapestry of heritage, culture, and resilience. Inspired by the profound symbolism of the turkey, embodying abundance and resilience, we are thrilled to introduce our latest barn quilt design: "Turkey Tail."



At the core of our design philosophy lies a deep reverence for nature's wisdom and the timeless stories it weaves. The turkey, revered by indigenous cultures for generations, carries with it a message of abundance and resilience. It embodies the spirit of thriving in the face of adversity, a quality that resonates deeply with the American spirit.

Our "Turkey Tail" barn quilt design captures the essence of this symbolism through its intricate patterns and vibrant colors. Painted with our signature Prairie Paint colors—Cattle Drive Coffee, Homestead White, Over the Pond, Hay Down, and Sugar Maple—each hue is carefully chosen to evoke the rustic charm of the countryside and the warmth of a welcoming hearth.

Available in a variety of options, including kits, patterns, and full-size painted barn quilts, our "Turkey Tail" design offers something for every enthusiast. Whether you're a seasoned quilter looking for a new project or a homeowner seeking to add a touch of rustic elegance to your property, our online shop has you covered.




But more than just a decorative piece, each "Turkey Tail" barn quilt carries with it a story of resilience and abundance. It serves as a reminder that, like the turkey, we too possess the strength to weather life's storms and emerge stronger on the other side.

As you adorn your barn, shed, or home with our "Turkey Tail" barn quilt, may it serve as a beacon of hope and a testament to the enduring spirit of the American heartland. Embrace the abundance that surrounds you, and let resilience be your guiding light.

Join us in celebrating the spirit of the turkey with our "Turkey Tail" barn quilt—a tribute to abundance, resilience, and the timeless beauty of the countryside.




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Thursday

Prairie Paints Candle Collection

Welcome to the enchanting world of Prairie Paint Candle Co., where candle scents are inspired by the breathtaking colors of the prairie landscape. Our debut collection features a range of captivating fragrances designed to evoke the essence of the prairie's natural beauty.


The opening collection introduces six delightful scents:

  • Desert Rose: A delicate blend reminiscent of blooming desert flowers under the warm sun.
  • Wood Shed: The comforting aroma of freshly cut wood, evoking memories of cozy evenings.
  • Geranium Petals: Floral notes that transport you to a lush, blooming garden.
  • Apple Orchard: Crisp and sweet, capturing the essence of ripe apples in an orchard.
  • Sugar Maple: A warm, inviting fragrance with hints of maple, reminiscent of autumn days.
  • Milavender Mae: A unique fusion of milky creaminess and soothing lavender.


Prairie Paint Apple Orchard Candle


Prairie Paint Apple Orchard Paint

Each candle is meticulously hand-poured using a special blend of beeswax, soy wax, and goats milk. The addition of goats milk gives our candles a warm, creamy glow and enhances their scent, offering a richer scent experience.

Prairie Paint Candle Co. is the brainchild of Tweetle Dee Design Co., a passionate team dedicated to creating products that celebrate nature's beauty. We are inspired by the prairie's stunning hues and aim to bring that inspiration into your home.



Prairie Paint Milavender Mae Candle


Prairie Paint Milavender Mae Paint

Prairie Paint Candle Co. is the brainchild of Tweetle Dee Design Co., a passionate team dedicated to creating products that celebrate nature's beauty. We are inspired by the prairie's stunning hues and aim to bring that inspiration into your home.


Prairie Paint Geranium Petal Candle

We believe candles should not only illuminate but also elevate your space. Whether you're unwinding after a long day or seeking creative inspiration, our candles provide the perfect ambiance. We love lighting them around our home, especially in spaces where we celebrate, dream, and create.


Prairie Paint Wood Shed Candle


Prairie Paint Wood Shed Paint

Our candles are available in convenient 4 oz. sizes, perfect for trying out different scents or gifting to loved ones. Visit our online shop to explore the full Prairie Paint Candle Co. Collection and discover which scent speaks to you.


Prairie Paint Desert Rose Candle

At Prairie Paint Candle Co., we invite you to embrace the beauty of the prairie with each flicker of light and each delightful scent. Transform your space into a haven of tranquility and inspiration with our handcrafted candles. Let the colors and fragrances of the prairie paint your world.



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Friday

Irish Chain Barn Quilt Pattern

Happy March!  We are so excited to see the snow melting and shades of green popping up between the rocks and sunny spots in our yard.  March is such a magical month in the outdoors and in our hearts.  Green is the color that brings life, newness and hope.   One of my favorite green barn quilts is the Irish Chain Barn Quilt. 


We took the classic design of the Irish Chain and added a clover and those Prairie Paint Juniper Berry anchor points, a frame and there you have a big and beautiful Irish inspired quilt.  We have requests for this pattern for a few years and are so happy to announce that the pattern dropped today into Our Shop


All of our patterns include a template and drawing grid, Prairie Paint color suggestions, and our How to Paint a Barn Quilt instructions.   Patterns are available as PDF downloads and as full color paper patterns that we ship to your door.  Whichever type you choose, you will have plenty of inspiration and the instruction to make your very own Tweetle Dee Irish Chain Barn Quilt. 



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Monday

Pumpkin Sourdough Bread

This year has been my Sourdough year.  I began the year learning how to create a starter, how to bake a simple loaf and now we are nearing the end of the year with my favorite of all bread, the Pumpkin Sourdough.  After months of testing this recipe I am ready to share this recipe with you.  It's everyone's favorite sourdough and so many friends have asked for the recipe after sharing it with them so here it is.  


The basics are needed, such as a healthy sourdough starter, spring water and high quality unbleached flour.  If you bake sourdough bread, you know how important these items are.  Without them, it just doesn't work.  So, let's get started.  


Ingredients

300 Grams Room Temp Spring Water
110 Grams Sourdough Starter
12 Grams Grey or Pink Himalayan Salt
110 Grams of Pumpkin Puree
12 Grams Pumpkin Pie Spice
500 Grams Unbleached Flour




1.  In a large bowl, add water, salt, starter and lightly mix with dough whisk.  Add pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice. Mix with the dough whisk.  

2.  Add flour and with dough whisk, incorporate the flour into the wet ingredients.  use fingers to lightly knead together.

3.  Cover with a towel and place in a warm place and let rest for 30 minutes.  I like to place my dough in an oven with the light on to keep it slightly warm because of the cool temps in our home.  

4. After 30 minutes, remove towel and with wet hands, stretch and pull dough four or five times. 

5.  Return to warm place and let rest another 30 minutes and repeat the stretch and pull for three more times.  


6.  After the two hours of 4-30 minute rests and pulls, let the dough rest in a covered bowl and rise 75%.  

7.  After the rise, lightly flour a counter and pour dough out onto the counter.  Let rest 15 minutes.


8.  After it is rested for 15 minutes,  stretch the dough into a softly shaped rectangle and then roll up into a ball by folding long sides over and then one end to the next.  Push and roll the dough towards you multiple times to form an ball using the counter for friction.  

9.  Tap the dough on the counter to release dough and then place in a bantam basket, place inside a plastic bag and seal.  Let is slow rise in a fridge for 12 to 14 hours.

10.  After the slow proof, it is time to bake.  Preheat over to 450 degrees and preheat the Dutch oven pan and lid in the oven too. 



11.  Place dough on parchment paper and score the dough with a razor blade to make a deep release line and any decorative cuts you desire.  You can also form the dough in to pumpkin loaf by using baker's twine and tying the twine together to form the shape of a pumpkin.  (See pictures above.)

12.  Place the parchment paper and dough into a covered Dutch oven and bake in a covered Dutch oven at 450 degrees for 30 minutes.  

13.  Remove the lid of the Dutch oven and bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.  Remove from oven and let cool.

This is the prettiest bread with a rich amber color and a light spiced pumpkin flavor.  It is so good for French Toast or grilled cheese, that is if it isn't eaten entirely on the spot by your family.  Just saying!



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Thursday

Christmas Candy Barn Quilt

It's beginning to look a little like the holidays around here with grey skies and sleet coming down, and lots of new barn quilts waiting to be released.  We have four gorgeous and darling barn quilt designs coming out over the next week for you!  



Christmas Candy Barn Quilt

When choosing which of the four to share first, we all agreed that Christmas Candy was the one.  One of our shared memories off past holidays is the glass candy dish that was filled with the colorful ribbons of vintage hard candy.  When designing this quilt, we wanted the vintage inspired colors from our Prairie Paints to come together to look like Christmas Candy on a barn quilt.


We have added this darling barn quilt to The Shop as a pre-painted barn quilt in four sizes, in a Original Barn Quilt Kit for you to paint one of your own, and as a PDF full color pattern.  We hope you will love this Christmas Candy Barn Quilt as much as we do.  I can't wait to hang mine up along side our tree!  

We have a Holiday Sale going now through Thanksgiving with 20% off everything on our website with code Holiday20.  




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Wednesday

Amish Apple Butter

One of the best aromas ever is a slow cooker full of apples and spice...there is nothing like it.  Even in the winter, the aroma of simmering Amish Apple Butter is such a crisp fragrance,  It brings back all the warmth of a sunny fall day, even if there is two feet of snow out your window.   My family loves to eat it on crisp toast, pancakes and even on ice cream.  


All you need to make this simple apple butter is a slow cooker and about 10 to 12 large apples.   My favorite kind to use are Jonathon's...they are perfect mixture of firm, sweet, tart and Granny Smiths are my second favorite.   Wash your apples and peel them.  I like to use my old fashioned apple peeler...it does the job in a matter of seconds.  You can find the apple peeler I use on my Amazon shopping page.    


Once the apples are peeled, you can use an apple slicer to slice them into large wedges. Place them in a slow cooker and turn it on to the low setting.


With the slow cooker is full...

  • Add two cups of granulated sugar and 1 cup brown sugar,
  • Add four tablespoons of apple pie seasoning.  If you can not find apple pie seasoning, mix together cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves to a mixture you like. 
  • Add 3 Tablespoons of real Vanilla. (this year we made our own vanilla with Bourbon so it was extra dark and rich).


Put a lid on the slow cooker and cook for eight hours on the low setting.  Stir occasionally to mix the spices and sugars through the mixture. You will have a delicious amount to apple juice that cooks out of the apples over cooking time. When the time is skim off most of the juice and set aside.  Add two tablespoons of real vanilla extract and mix together.  I like to use an immersion blender to blend the chunks up into a half chunky sauce.  If your mixture is still too thin, cook a little longer in the pot.  (It will thicken ever more in the fridge.)


Once your apple butter is done, you can refrigerate it for up to six weeks or freeze it for up two months.  If you want it to last through the winter,  you can process them in a water bath for 20 minutes and they will keep for a year.  You can find the instructions for the water bath process at the Ball Fresh Preserving Site.


Just imagine a spice filled thick sweet and tart apple sauce in one bite...and you will know why we are crazy for this recipe!  I hope you enjoy this as much as we do.  It sure makes the winter mornings smell divine and taste even better!



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