Luck of the Irish // Chopsticks

You may have seen this quilt pattern made up in several Dear Stella collections over the years… which is a testament to how much we love it!

We’re talking about none other than Chopsticks by Jaybird Quilts. This pattern beautifully shows off a fabric collection and plays around with one of our favorite shapes, triangles! It’s an absolute classic, so we couldn’t not use it to feature our Luck of the Irish collection this fall. It was simply calling out to us!

We love the subtlety of the fabric and the softness in the resulting quilt. This combination makes for a sophisticated Irish-themed project, perfect for a gift (or for yourself!).

This quilt was made by Shelly Pagliai. Check out her gorgeous piecing and quilting! We never tire of her work – so lovely!

Luck of the Irish is shipping to stores now! Find it (and Chopsticks by Jaybird Quilts) at your local quilt shop, or at your favorite online retailer’s website.

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Intermix // Empire Place BOM

At Quilt Market this past October, the ladies behind Sassafras Lane Designs released their new Block of the Month pattern: Empire Place. They made a gorgeous version using our Intermix basics, and we are so happy to share it with you today! Get ready to be inspired…

We are over the moon for this stunning quilt, and the detail is unreal. We love how they played with stripes, color, and texture. Did you know that Net in White is used in the background!?

Check out some of our close-up shots below!



Paper-piecing allows you to achieve these perfect points. Swoon!

Shayla and Kristy always put a cute label on their quilts (they have a tutorial here), and this one was no different. Their friend, Juli Kieny, made this one!

We hope we provided some quilty inspiration for you today and that you’re ready to start sewing!

To see a complete list of the prints used to make this quilt, check out the yardage requirements here, or see below (click on the image to expand). Intermix is in stores now!

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Free Pattern // Mojave Quilt

Desert BloomRae Ritchie’s debut fabric collection, is beginning to ship this week, and we are so excited for you to get your hands on it!

For some quilty inspiration, we’re sharing our latest *free* pattern that you can stitch up using Rae’s collection! Check out the Mojave Quilt in all its glory, on the SoHo streets:

This quilt has a gorgeous modern, Southwestern vibe – but regardless of your location, the fresh and airy color palette is on point. We can’t resist the shades of peach, mossy green, and turquoise.

For the backing fabric we used the watercolor Cactus Bloom print, which lends to the lovely, light feeling of this quilt.

For a gorgeous texture, the Scallop Dot in White was used like a sashing between the diamond wedges, and the Scallop Dot in Slate contributes the perfect contrast while maintaining a lightness in overall design.

The Mojave Quilt was designed by Denniele Bohannon for Dear Stella, and was made by Shelly Pagliai. You can download it by clicking here!

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Yup, another Quilt Market has come and gone! We flew to Houston a few weeks ago for the twice-yearly trade show and displayed our newest fabric collections and samples!

Today we’re going to share a recap of our time at Quilt Market, and at the verrrry end we’ve got a little giveaway for you. We hope you enjoy! : ) Continue reading

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Introducing // Desert Bloom by Rae Ritchie

Guys! Rae Ritchie‘s debut collection, Desert Bloom, is shipping to stores THIS MONTH! To celebrate, today we’re bringing you some lovely photos of Rae’s fabric (if we do say so…). Feel free to indulge in this eye candy!

Desert Bloom awakens Rae Ritchie’s mountain dreams with visions of cactus blooms and lush flora. Her reveries are punctuated with airy textures in rapturous shades of palest peach, mossy green, and fresh turquoise.

The Scallop Dot (below) is quickly becoming a favorite blender: it’s the perfect amount of texture!

Desert Bloom has a wide scope. Printed on our soft cotton shirting, this collection is absolutely stunning for quilt projects, accessories, and garments alike. We may have stitched up a few dresses already… AND! We have a gorgeous *free* quilt pattern to share next week.

Succulents! We adore Rae’s painterly hand.

Run, don’t walk, to your nearest quilt shop to pick up Rae Ritchie’s Desert Bloom collection! This will begin arriving in stores by the end of this month. We are so excited to see your creations!

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