Hello Sailor! // Prism Parkway

Hello Sailor! is hitting stores, and we can’t get over how playful and fun this collection is. If you haven’t yet checked it out, head over here to see our photos of the group. We can’t help chuckling to ourselves whenever we see the fabric around Dear Stella HQ!

Sassafras Lane Designs stitched up this lovely quilt using Hello Sailor! and their very-versatile Prism Parkway pattern. They mixed in our Polka Dot in Navy, which ended up being the perfect coordinate! It adds a fun texture and ground color, while allowing the super adorable Hello Sailor! prints to shine.

The Sassafras Lane ladies used Net in Navy to bind the quilt. Net has become one of our favorites for binding!

Have you started creating with Hello Sailor! yet? This collection make for an adorable gift for any nautical-loving family or friend. Stay tuned – we have another fun project to share next week!

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Sneak Peek // Life Aquatic

Next year is going to be fun. We are getting so excited to reveal some new collections, and we’ve got a little peek at one today… Hold tight – the full Life Aquatic collection will debut in early 2016!

Dive into an underwater dreamscape full of mystical creatures and uncharted adventures. Life Aquatic brings you an ethereal world in peaceful shades of sea blue, bubblegum pink, and sea foam green.

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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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