Friday

Primped Up Farmhouse Hexie Pumpkins


Fall is here and our Farmhouse Hexie Pumpkins are getting all primped up with bold colors in fabric and our gorgeous Prairie Paints!  We filmed a segment with our favorite daytime lifestyle show Fresh Living and showed several ways you can decorate our loved ready to decorate Farmhouse Hexie Pumpkins.

They come ready to stain, paint or Modge Podge with your favorite designs.  For me, I choose to Modge Podge them with my most adored fabrics designed by some of my friends.  I layed the pumpkin down with the fabric wrong side up and traced out the shape.  Then I cut out the fabric panels and brushed one layer of Modge Podge down on the wood, layed the fabric over it and brushed a second coat on top.  This seals the fabric so well!  Make sure the bubbles are out by flattening it with your fingers or a dry brush.






Let the Modge Podge fully dry.  Once it is dry you can trim off any excess fabric with a sharp cut knife or a sander will remove any access as well.  I used my sander on the corners and edges of the fabric pumpkins to distress them.  With the Modge Podge dry, I was able to dry brush some of our Prairie Paints Oil Stain onto the fabrics to give an all over aging to them.  It was so pretty over the Coneflowers and polka-dots.  After I brushed the stain on I wiped it off with a dry cloth and let it dry.


If you are wanting to trace on a quilt block pattern, florals, or wording, I recommend you use my favorite a Carbon Transfer PaperCut a piece off of the carbon paper that equals the size of your pumpkin.  Lay it over the pumpkin and place the image you are wanting to trace on top of the carbon paper.  Use a soft lead pencil to trace the design onto your pumpkin.  Lift the design and you are ready to paint in your detailed design!  You can watch a tutorial for this type of transfer on my Tweetle Dee You Tube Page.  


This weekend all of our Farmhouse Hexie Pumpkins are 20% off as well as our other kits, patterns, barn quilts and embroidery pieces!  You can save big with code :  Pumpkins!


I hope you find yourself a Farmhouse Hexie Pumpkin and get it all primped up for the fall season!  I love mine so much, they might hang around a little longer.  Remember to go to OUR SHOP this weekend and save 20% on all orders with code : Pumpkins!  

Have a wonderful weekend!





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Wednesday

Sunflower Hex Barn Quilt


Welcome to the garden with this gorgeous Sunflower Hex Barn Quilt!  You know my love for old Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Signs and this time year, my garden is bursting with sunflowers.  I wanted a subdued, very-vintage color inspired, sunflower so I went straight to my Prairie Paint Collection and pulled out my favorite Hay-Down and Butter Cream and paired it with two new colors coming to the Prairie Paint family this weekend!

The center color of the sunflower is Iron Gate, which is a gray-ish old looking black.  It is so subtle you really don't notice the difference unless you set it next to Old Crow.  I love this color for old looking blacks, in fact, I loved it so much I dry brushed the frame with it.

This barn quilt is in The Shop for purchase in three gorgeous sizes.  Framed and sealed for indoor our outdoor display.  I am bringing mine into the house this afternoon to go over my mantle.  Check out my Instagram stories for pics.  If you love subtle fall colors, this is the Sunflower for you.  It's even more gorgeous in person.

Sending a garden full of Sunflower Hex Barn Quilt Blessings your way!




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Saturday

True North MCD Barn Quilt is here!


Our anchor piece of the Moonbeams & Cabin Dreams Collection, the True North Barn Quilt is now In the Shop and available as a fully painted barn quilt, DIY Prairie Paint Kit, or pattern.   So whether you love to paint your own barn quilts or you love collecting our ready to hang already painted beauties, we have you covered! 



The Moonbeams and Cabin Dreams Collection is made of 12 gorgeous barn quilts that tell the story of my Great-Great Grandfather who was the first Christian missionary in the northern plains of Nebraska.  His stories inspired me and I know they will you as well.  Each block comes with it's own story which you will love to retell too!  

We know you will love collecting these gorgeous full color blocks that are beautiful on their own, but together...they're amazing.  You can find them In the Shop in the Moonbeams & Cabin Dreams collection.  



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Thursday

New Fall Barn Quilt Patterns




Two new fall barn quilt pattern are In The Shop today!  The Gingham Pumpkin and the much awaited Blue Belle Barn Quilt.  These are two of our most loved barn quilts and now they are available as a paper pattern or a PDF download for you to paint one of your very own.  Each of our patterns comes in full color with step by step instructions, templates, grids and Prairie Paint Color Guides.  

We hope you grab one or both of these patterns and add them to your fall decor.  Heck, the Blue Belle is so gorgeous, you will want it around all year.  




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Saturday

Tweetle Dee Winter Workshop


We are so excited to add our Winter Workshop to the 2020 calendar!  This workshop will be held on December 5th here is Woodland Hills.  The time will be 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.  Much like our other workshops, we will begin with a tutorial on how to paint a barn quilt, with a paint any size, pattern, color or quantity day of creating! 

With this being the Winter Workshop we will be adding small barn quilt boards to the optional list with all of our holiday patterns too.  This is a perfect time to gather as friends and work on some of your holiday gifts or gift yourself with the barn quilt of your sugar-plum dreams.  

We may even have a surprise visit from Santa himself! 

Included in your registration is one-22" barn quilt, supplies, paints, and a pattern of your choice, as well as lunch and snacks to keep you creating all day!  We will send you a registration packet that will give you pricing and options for larger boards, clocks, tables, etc.

We can't wait to spend a day with you painting and sharing in the holiday joy.  Please email us with any questions at tweetledeedesignc@gmail.com.

We are limited to 20 for this class so don't wait to register.  They fill so quickly!

 




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Friday

Labor Day Sale



Our annual Labor Day Sale begins today!  Save 25% on our entire Fall Collection which includes the most yummy fall colors as well as some of our most loved barn quilts, calendars and clocks!  Use code Fall25 to save and as always we offer free shipping.  The sale runs until midnight on Monday.  This is the time to get your favorites before the holiday rush. 

We hope you have a safe and fun last weekend of summer!  Happy Labor day xo


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Thursday

Pumpkin Patch - Prairie Paints Color of the Week


Our Prairie Paints Color of the Week is-----drum roll please,  Pumpkin patch!  This golden and soft orange is the staple orange I go to in most of my barn quilt paintings that require oranges.  Our Prairie Paint Gel-chalk Paint was developed by us here at Tweetle Dee and the colors were created over a year and a half of designing barn quilt colors that have an aged, yet vibrant look.

I have loved this color and am so happy to be able to share it with you.  If you use code Swiss10 this week, you will save 10% on everything in the shop + free shipping!  This is a great time to stock up for your holiday crafting and painting.  






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Tuesday

Prairie Paints for Fall


Our beautiful Prairie Paints are getting their fall colors on this week with a 10% sale in the shop  My favorite fall colors are of course our soft pumpkin called Pumpkin Patch.


My next favorite is the Old Walnut which is a subdued plum and with our Natural Stain Finish it takes on a amber - plum color that is so rich and beautiful with all the traditional fall colors.


My next favorite is the Waves of Wheat.  Seriously the warmest, soft tan there is.  This color was inspired by the grains of wheat as they age before harvest.  They have this beautiful tan-cream-with a hint of maize.  It's to die for and I'm painting a hutch with this color next week...so stay tuned!


Our Prairie Paints are a special formula developed by us here at Tweetle Dee.  They are a gel-chalk paint, which makes them very thick and ready to paint with.  No mixing required.  They have all the durability and stick-to-ness of chalk paint, with a soft & smooth glide with our gel.  You will love painting with these colors and the rest of the Prairie Paint Collection!

Remember they are on sale this weekend only with free shipping + 10% off with code Swiss10!



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Thursday

All New Look for the Civil War Barn Quilt Set

Three years ago we launched our first barn quilt collection with the historic Civil War Barn Quilt Collection and today we are re-launching this beloved collection in Black & Bright colors that speak to my soul!  

The colors are as rich as the stories behind each one of these classic quilt blocks from the Civil War Era.   The collection consists of twelve 12" blocks all hand painted in our beautiful Prairie Paints.Each is sealed in a finish that will hold up to any weather or climate, making them perfect for inside or out.   I love the Civil War Barn Quilt Collection in the white background with classic colors, but oh these blacks and brights!


The entire set is on sale through Labor Day at $475.00 with an additional 20% off this week with Code : Fall20!  That is a huge savings for this relaunch of our most popular barn quilt collection.  I can't wait to see which ones you order....either set is stunning and makes a conversational wall collection.
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Monday

Gingham Pumpkin Patch Barn Quilts

Growing in a small little part of our garden is a pallet trellis of pumpkins and a couple of new Gingham Pumpkin Patch Barn Quilts.  They are fat, round and so darling you will want one to hang on your front porch for the fall season.



Gingham Pumpkin Patch Barn Quilt


They come in three sizes and two perfectly fall colors, Pumpkin & Iron Gate, both from the Prairie Paints Collection.  We are so excited to have them in the shop in time for our 20% Pre-Fall Sale.   


Our Pre-Fall Sale goes through the end of this week, where you can save 20% on all orders and classes, supplies and kits with code : FALL20!  We know you will love these little pieces of farmhouse gingham as much as we do.  They are so darling on our garden fence and front porch!  




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New Fall Barn Quilt Patterns

Two new fall barn quilt patterns have hit the shop today!  The Turning Sheathes and Sunflower Burst Barn Quilts are available in time for you to make your own fall barn quilts.

 
Our full color barn quilt patterns include step by step instructions, Prairie Paint Guides to give you perfect color, a finishing guide, and a template/grid that is used to trace or grid your design onto any size barn quilt board.



With thousands of Tweetle Dee friends having taken our workshops, we know that there is complete joy in painting your own barn quilts.  That is why we started the hashtag #barnquiltaddicts and #barnquiltmovement!  There is no way you can paint just one.  As a long time quilt maker and designer, I just couldn't say no to painting one.  They have become a passion!


If you are new to the barn quilt movement or to quilting, you will be happy to know there is a place for you here in our Tweetle Dee community.  Our patterns are a really good place to begin, and if you have a chance to attend one of our workshops across the country, we would love to see you.  If that option is not there, we have our You Tube Channel where you ca watch us in action and reach out with questions.  We are always happy to help!  

We know you will love these fall barn quilts, they are sooo delish.  I can't wait for another week to bring out the fall vines and pumpkins.  These barn quilts will be throughout my home and front porch.  So choose a paper copy of a PDF and let's get you painting this week too!  

Use Code : FALL20 to save 20% this week!


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Sunday

Falling for Fall Annual Sale

The leaves are beginning to turn. children are heading back to school, and we have orange pumpkins on the vines in our garden, which if a sign the fall is almost here.  To help you bring a little fall to your home, we are having our big Fall Sale with 20% off all orders plus free shipping  through the month of August!  


Sunflower Burst Barn Quilt

There are four new fall barn quilts in The Shop this week with patterns and new Prairie Paints kits to inspire any barn quilt lover to pick up a brush and bring the colors of the season into there home!



Sawtooth Pumpkin

We have hexie pumpkins in many sizes with paint kits and traceable quilt patterns to make decorating these so simple and fun!  I especially love the huge 22" hexie pumpln!!!


Turning Sheaths Barn Quilt

The Turning Sheaths barn quilt pattern is my favorite of the Fall 2020 Collection.  The Prairie Paints Old Crow is the perfect dark grey to set off the golds and burnt orange of the stars.  I love this pattern and can't wait to share it with you.  The patterns will be available in a PDF or Paper format and are in full color with all the instructions you will need to paint your own fall barn quilt!

To get the 20% off on your fall purchases, use code FALL20 at checkout from The Shop  We hope the blessing of fall is yours and that you find something fun in the shop that inspires you to create, decorate, and love yourself and your home a little bit more throughout the season.  


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Thursday

Garden Bee & Butterfly Feeders - Fresh Living

With Summer temperatures at their peak our little winged friends of the garden need extra doses of tender loving care.  We became bee parents this spring with two beautiful buzzing hives and have learned so much about how to care for bees in our yard.  We have a lot of flowers in our meadow and perennial gardens, and a water feature that flows all year, but we hadn't given much thought to our winged friends needs until our hives came home.
It's so good to take care of bees and butterflies in our spaces, because these are the pollinators of our flowers, gardens, vegetables, herbs...pretty much anything green and growing.  They love bright flowers, and get food from many other growing sources, but we can help them by providing a water source and a little boost of food, especially as summer winds down.
Making a water source is quite easy and can be a fun project for the whole family.  One of the easiest ones we made was taking a Terra Cotta planter and a saucer base, gluing them together to create a mini-water bath.  I used a landscape adhesive to stick them together and painted it all with the Prairie Paints Chalk Paint in Milkhouse White.  I purchased a mini pot to set inside the saucer and added mini rocks that I found at a pet supply store.

Adding the rocks gives a landing surface for the bees and butterflies to land on.  To the rocks I added sea-glass, marbles, and colored rocks.  These items with their bright colors are attractive to them and adding the mini-potted plant to the saucer helped as well.  Once they know there is a water source, they will come.  Fill with water to just below the level of the rocks so they can land on them.  It takes a few days, but there is nothing much sweeter than seeing those little honey bees land on a rock and drink.  You can feel good knowing you are helping our world in a small way.
One other way you can support our little butterflies is by adding new flowers as the summer winds down.  There are some plants that flower and go all the way through till fall, like Mums. Butterfly Flowers, Coneflowers, Black-Eyed Susans, Cabbages and Lavenders.  All things bright and  beautiful are good for them to eat and a fresh supply towards the end of the summer helps.
Nestled in with my planters are smaller water feeders made from pie pans and tin cans.   I fill these feeders with rocks and glass so they can find a drink near my plants.  It is easy to fill while I am doing my daily watering.
You can also find Bee Food and most farm supply stores.  This food comes in a powder that you can sprinkle near your planters or in a dish. It doesn't take much to give them a little extra boost of nutrition.  
If you are wanting to add bees to your yard without having a full hive, you can add these darling little Leaf Cutter Bee Homes.  Leaf Cutter Bees are so fun to watch.  They are tiny little bees that pollinate and make little nests for their babies out of the flowers and leaves from your garden.  We hung this house outside near our garden and watched these tiny little bees come in and out of their willow tubes filling them with flowers.  It cost us less than $20.00 and has brought so much joy.  We are now filling up a second house that we found at our local farm supply store.   

I hope this post has encouraged you to add more buzzy love to your garden or patio with feeders for your winged friends.  There is so much out of whack in the world right now, and this one gift back to nature has brought us peace and joy & I hope it does for you too.  You can catch my KUTV Fresh Living segment on Friday at 1:00 or on their page in archives.






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Wednesday

Homesteader's Star Barn Quilt

Introducing the newest barn quilt to the Tweetle Dee family, the Homesteader's Star!  We love the simplicity of this beautiful barn quilt. Our Homesteader’s Star is a piece of American history as a tribute to the homesteaders who dreamed of open land, farms and flocks and of course family and community.  


My own ancestors were a part of the homesteaders and I love their stories of taking one square piece of land and turning into their own.  The single square in the center represents the blank square of land they were given and the iron gate points symbolize the black and white pictures and stories they left for us.

This barn quilt is hand painted on reclaimed wood and is  available in OUR SHOP in a variety of sizes,  all of which come framed in our gorgeous Iron Gate Prairie Paint color.   It is a simple and beautiful piece that can be hung indoors or out.  Our barn quilts come sealed for any weather, with a hanger and hardware.   With each piece made from solid reclaimed wood, each barn quilt in our collection is unique.

For inquiries or custom orders, please shoot us an email.  We'd love to hear from you!





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