Today’s the day! We’re leaving for Portland, OR to attend International Quilt Market, and we’re so excited to see what’s in store for this season. Quilt Market is an international trade show held for the fabric industry, where our newest collections are put on display along with inspiring projects that truly bring our designs to life. Everyone works very hard in the months leading up to this event, and we can’t believe it’s finally here!
Are you going to be at Quilt Market? Come visit us at our booth – #649! You’re more than welcome to take photos of what you see there, and if you upload the photo to Instagram or Twitter, be sure to use the hashtag #dearstella so we can see the photo too!
And if you’re not going to be at Quilt Market, we’ll be updating our Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook with all of the goings-on at Market! We can’t wait to share behind-the-scenes shots and other photos from our trip, so make sure to follow us – we’re @dearstellafab.
See you in Portland!
Julie of Jaybird Quilts has done it again! Just yesterday she released her newest pattern, Tiny Dancer, which features our Paloma collection. Stunning!
We love the way she used both the large-scale and small-scale prints from Paloma, and the contrasting Stella-Solid Charcoal is just perfect. Plus, did you see the quilting done by Angela Walters? Take a look below for one of Julie’s photos that highlights Angela’s gorgeous quilting.
See more info about this quilt on our Projects page and on the Jaybird Quilts website. Tiny Dancer will be available 5/20/13, and Paloma is in stores and online now. Hurry and get your fabric!
Quilt Market is next week, but just because we’re up to our elbows in prepping doesn’t mean we haven’t been designing! We have a preview of a new collection to share today, and if you love Paloma we have a feeling you’ll feel the same about this one… Here’s a peek at LOLA!
Perfectly imperfect polka dots unite with the irresistible combination of navy, citron, and grey to bring us the striking, yet serene Lola.
Lola will be available later this summer, and if you follow us on our social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest) you’ll be the first to know exactly when!
Full of happy hues, our Clementine collection is perfect for the warm spring and summer months. A couple of weeks ago we shared with you our picnic blanket, which also uses this collection, and this week we have another sunny quilt to show off!
Made by Holly of the popular blog Bijou Lovely, the pattern is “Must Stash” from the book “Modern Designs for Classic Quilts.” We absolutely love this quilt (and that book!) – the bright pops of color are such a fun contrast against the crisp, clean white background. Plus, Holly quilted the diamonds and sashing to resemble kites! Seriously, too cute.
Head to the Projects page for more information about this quilt, and click here to read Holly’s blog post about her experience making it. Clementine is in stores and online now! What are you envisioning with this collection?
We have more ideas for the play room today! Tuesday we showed off Jack and Lulu’s E-I-E-I-O collection by making an adorable floor quilt and matching baby blocks (click here to see that blog post), and today we have a two-in-one (free) project: a toy bin/play mat!
Our ever-growing Play Date collection now includes these super-cute frogs and coordinating Confetti Dots in lime and blue. We knew they would look great together featured in our toy bin!
Ask for these prints at your local quilt shop or find them online – they’re in stores now.
Here’s a photo of the bin all put together to store toys, and also laying flat for a play mat. This pattern is not only versatile, but it’s free! Designed by Margaret Cronin of Cecil & Clyde exclusively for Dear Stella, find the free pattern on our Projects page: Two-In-One Toy Bin
Happy Friday, and have a great weekend!