Introducing // Pura Vida by Rae Ritchie

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Escape to the rainforest with Rae Ritchie’s Pura Vida. This new collection embodies the sun, fun and lushness of our world’s most colorful habitat.

Pura Vida translates to “pure life”, a Costa Rican ethos of optimism that celebrates simplicity and appreciation for each day.

The collection starts shipping this month!

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A word from Rae about Pura Vida:

// Two years ago, right before I started working with Dear Stella, I was fortunate enough to travel to Costa Rica with my husband, sister and brother-in-law. The lushness of the jungle and the extreme kindness of the locals went beyond my wildest dreams.

One day in particular, we hiked in a hanging bridge nature preserve near the Arenal Volcano. I had never been to a place where literally every inch was teaming with beautiful, colorful life. My sister and I kept looking at each other thinking “is this real?” We even saw new animals we didn’t know existed, like the coati, a racoon-like diurnal animal (many a close encounter were had, I might add!). Many sightings of the quieter, friendlier sloth were also enjoyed. There was so much inspiration within this week-long stay that will always be with me. I have been building this collection in my head for quite some time, and am excited to finally share it with the world! //

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The Pura Chevron!

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Check out the lush quilt designs that feature this tropical collection!

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Day Break by Jaybird Quilts.

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*Free pattern* Menagerie by Osie Lebowitz.

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One Way by Sassafras Lane Designs.

We can’t wait to see the projects that use Pura Vida! Tag us @dearstellafab and use the hashtag #DearStella.

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Adventure Awaits Quilt Projects

Get ready to create with the uber adorable fabrics in Adventure Awaits by Wee Gallery!

Wee little hearts, stars, arrows, foxes, and mixed prints with woodland critters make up Adventure Awaits. We love the simple charm of this black-and-white collection.

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Adventure Awaits has started shipping to stores—find it at your local quilt shop or look online.

Scroll down to view all the quilts.

***This first quilt is a free pattern by Karen Bialik!***

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Cross Hatch by Karen Bialik *FREE PATTERN*

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The Mountains are Calling by Madisen Hastings

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Lotus by Jaybird Quilts

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Glimmer by Jaybird Quilts

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Starry Teepees by Diane McGregor

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Headed North by Denise Russell

These quilts (+ more) can be found on our Projects page.

Stay tuned. We’ll be sharing more projects that use Adventure Awaits and Wee Gallery Knits in the coming weeks.

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Knit Baby Projects

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Today we’re sharing adorable baby projects by Coral + co.Made by Rae, and The Wine Country Mama. If these projects look familiar, it’s because we showed them at Quilt Market—recap here. And did we mention these are all *free* patterns and tutorials?

The baby projects were made using the following collections:

– Knits
– Fresh Dew Knits by Paula & Waffle
– Wee Gallery Knits

These knit collections hit stores in February – ask for them at your local quilt shop or look online!

Shown in top photo: Knot Bow Headband (Newborn – 2T) by Coral + co.

Below: DIY Baby Hat Pattern (Preemie – 12 months) by Coral + co.o2

Below: DIY Baby Bandana Bib by The Wine Country Mama

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How adorable are these bandana bibs and baby leggings?!

What will you make with Dear Stella knits? Tell us below!

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Now Shipping // Fresh Dew by Paula & Waffle (+ Instagram Giveaway)

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Fresh Dew by Paula & Waffle started shipping to stores and we’re celebrating with a giveaway!!!

We are giving away fat quarter bundles of Fresh Dew by Paula & Waffle to 3 lucky people. Head to our Instagram page, @dearstellafab, for a chance to win this sweet bundle of fabrics!

Scroll on to see the full collection.

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Take a walk into spring with Paula & Waffle’s debut collection, featuring fresh, lovely florals and adorable critters. Vibrant hues and delicate details bring a burst of cottage charm to Fresh Dew.

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This sweet, heartfelt illustration style is sure to brighten up your day and bring a smile to your face.

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Be sure to ask for Fresh Dew at your local quilt shop or favorite online retailer!

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Show Us Your Stella // Hipster

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It’s time for another round of Show Us Your Stella!

There has been an abundance of love for Hipster and we are ecstatic! We’ve seen numerous projects and we’ve decided to put together a roundup of our favorite projects using this fun collection!

Above photo by @crimsontate.

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Teddy Tote by @sassafraslane.

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Triangle Hexies quilt by @subtlynerdy.

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Coasters by @textiletrolley.

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Apron by @lindasotherlife.

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Drawstring bag by @lishdorset.

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Bib and teether by @jaybirdandro.

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Pouches by @jazzsews.

15048169_672856942891852_2922507919582822400_n1Dress by @stitchymaven.

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Tablet sleeve and sunglasses case by us. Head over here for the full project details!

Thanks so much for sharing your projects with us! We absolutely love seeing what you make – it is so inspiring. Use our hashtag #dearstella on InstagramFacebookTwitter, and Pinterest so we can see what you create!

Happy creating, and keep on sharing!

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