Now Shipping // Mumseed Meadow by Rae Ritchie

Rae Ritchie is at it again! She’s back with a new collection, Mumseed Meadow, which joins the recently-released Shadowbox and last year’s Desert Bloom.

Mumseed Meadow captures the organic movement of lush prairies and secret woodlands, wildflower bouquets and autumn leaves.

Read on for Rae’s inspiration behind this collection…

/// Much of my work is heavily nature- and science-inspired – I am fascinated with the complexities and beauty of flora and fauna. Living in Minneapolis grants me a well balanced life of city living and nature, with many beautiful parks and trails that feel far removed from the bustle of the city.

Mumseed Meadow is inspired by an early fall stroll, passing by my neighbors’ dried gardens on the way to my favorite trail near my home, along Minnehaha Creek. Watching the leaves fall into the water and making their dance down the creek, studying new shapes for leaves, and being completely in awe of the natural wonders of nature. \\\

You can truly feel the movement Rae describes, from the falling leaves to the dancing maple trees and petal trails. We cannot wait to see what you stitch up with this! If you’re looking for the perfect quilt pattern to use with this collection, you’ll be happy to know that a free pattern is coming soon.

Go on a winding nature walk with Rae Ritchie and find Mumseed Meadow in stores or online this month! Tag your makes on social media with #dearstella and #raeritchie so we can follow along too.

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Now Shipping // Wildwood

We are so happy to announce that Wildwood is now shipping to stores. Between the vibrant colors and sprightly prints, this woodland collection will surely find a place in your stash!

You’ll find all kinds of natural life throughout this fabric, from forest-frolicking creatures to wildflowers and mushrooms.

We are over the moon for this dark forest print! And paired with these fun mushrooms… perfection.

Wildwood will be hitting stores this month. Ask for it at your local quilt shop or find it online, and check back with us for projects using this collection!

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Free Pattern // Diamond Row Quilt

In case you missed it, we recently announced that Zola has started shipping to stores. Today we’ve got a gorgeous quilt to share featuring the collection, and did we mention that it’s a free pattern?!

The Diamond Row quilt beautifully showcases large scale prints in diamond-like facets along the length of the quilt. Find the download on our Projects page here! This was designed by Denniele Bohannon and sewn up by Norma Lewis.

The background of the quilt is made up of Net in White and Grey, which are lovely neutrals that balance out the bright green and orange colors in the main prints of Zola. Look how nicely they all play together!

We couldn’t help ourselves – we had to feature the main Zola pattern on the back of this quilt. So gorgeous!

How cute are those sweet giraffes in the smaller diamonds? We also featured them in our binding choice – the color is a perfect frame for this quilt.

Ask for Zola at our favorite quilt shop or look for it online, and tag your makes #dearstella so we can follow along with your sewing!

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Free Pattern // Silver Linings Quilt

Rae Ritchie’s Shadowbox collection is hitting stores now, and today we’re hoping to provide you with some quilty inspiration.

Enter: the Silver Linings quilt, our newest free pattern! Head to the Projects page for the download.

This gorgeous quilt, designed by Denniele Bohannon, is a fresh take on the traditional Dresden Plate block. We love how the palette is limited to just black and white – it makes for a striking quilt!

Check out how beautifully the prints from Shadowbox are highlighted, whether you’re looking at a white block on a black background or its reserve. This larger quilt measures in at 68 1/2″ square, and would look gorgeous in a bedroom.

Head to your local quilt shop and ask for Shadowbox by Rae Ritchie, or look for it online. We can’t wait to see your version of this quilt!

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We have a treat for all you nautical fabric lovers out there: Jack and Lulu is back this season with a new collection of sailing-inspired prints.

Rock Lobster is a nautical array of designs in timeless navy and red, with a twist of mellow yellow… And it’s shipping to stores now!

We can’t resist Jack and Lulu’s signature graphic, youthful style. It works beautifully in quilts and kids’ accessories especially.

Ask for Rock Lobster at your local quilt shop or take a look for it online. Tag your photos with #dearstella and #jackandlulu so we can find your creations!

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