Lila // Seashore Baby Quilt

Lila is beginning to pop up into shops, and we are so excited to see what you guys make with this collection. We have some quilty inspiration for you, thanks to our much-loved copy of the book Liberty Love.

We are over the moon for this quilt, made by Shelly Pagliai. Between the sweet scalloped edges and gorgeous shades of deep blue and purple, you really can’t go wrong. The baby size of the quilt makes for a quick project, but we bet that a larger version would be gorgeous on any bed.

This Lila quilt was on display in our Quilt Market booth in October – check it out below.

Are you inspired yet?! We can’t wait to see your projects. If you use Flickr, be sure to share your photos in our Dear Stella Flickr Group! Or you can always upload them to Instagram and tag us: @dearstellafab and #dearstella. We love seeing what you create.

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French Lessons // Giggles Quilt & Some Words from Jack and Lulu

Jack and Lulu has us swooning with their latest collection, French Lessons. It’s hard to resist the classic Eiffel Towers, sweet little hearts, and the macaroons print!

We thought the prints from this line would look adorable in Jaybird Quilts‘ baby pattern, Giggles, so we had to sew it up! This was made by Clare Rip, and it hung in our booth at Quilt Market in October. Jack and Lulu’s super fun colors truly pop against the crisp white background, and the aqua Café Stripe for the binding just seals the deal. We’re smitten! This would be perfect for a baby boy or girl.

We were dying to hear about the inspiration behind this adorable collection, so we asked Jack and Lulu for the low-down!

My love affair with France began after my first trip to Paris in high school. It continued into my twenties when my husband took me back to Paris to propose to me on the Pont Louis Philippe with a beautiful view of Notre Dame and the Seine River in the moonlight. Over the summer, I took my third trip to France, this time with my husband and two children.

France is my favorite place on Earth. It is a country where beauty, fashion, architecture, and amazing food all take center stage. I wanted to share a few pictures from both the South of France and Paris from our recent trip so you could get a better idea of my inspiration behind my latest collaboration with Dear Stella,  French Lessons. Baguettes, cute dogs, great cars, amazing sweets, gardens and architecture all describe what make France such an inspirational place for me as an artist. Hope you enjoy the photos and the fabrics… Merci beaucoup!

Thanks Julie! We love seeing a peek into your life and inspiration.

French Lessons is hitting shops this month, so check in with your local quilt shop or favorite online retailer!


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Sneak Peek at Dress Me for the Playground!

We have a special pre-Thanksgiving treat for you guys today… We’re sharing a sneak peek at Wee Gallery‘s upcoming line for Dear Stella – the follow up to their ever-adorable Wild collection.

The wild Wee Gallery creatures have come back to play, and this time they’re hitting the playground! Dress them up or dress them down in your favorite outfit – just make sure they’re ready for fun! Cute new critters are joining the mix this time (hello bunnies and cats!), plus those popular tiny hearts in fresh colors.

When Wild came out, we had tons of fun project ideas and tutorials – we are so excited to revamp them with this next group of playful prints.  And more importantly, we can’t WAIT to see all of the creative projects you stitch up with Dress Me for the Playground!

Stay tuned for images of the full collection in the new year.

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Holiday Sewing Round-Up

Back in July we shared a bunch of holiday sewing projects with our Tinsel Town collection (in stores now). We’re doing a quick round-up today, just in case you missed them!

First up is this adorable stocking advent calendar! Read more about this cute, free tutorial in our blog post here.

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Introducing the new Carousel colors!

After much anticipation, the new Carousel colors are finally here! We’re welcoming Mint, Blush, Grey, and Plum to the Carousel family.

We’ve seen some amazing projects using this sweet carousel horse, and we are so looking forward to what you come up with in these new, fresh colors!

Blush, Grey, Mint, and Plum will be hitting shops later this month. Ask for it at your local quilt shop or find it on your favorite online retailer!

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