Introducing Hilltop by Wee Gallery

Wee Gallery’s at it again! This time they’re taking us on an exciting adventure into the woods – complete with friendly deer, inquisitive owls, and clever foxes. Meet their latest collection, Hilltop!

This folksy palette is perfect for boys and girls alike. We love the combination of navy, baltic, steel and punch – plus pops of mint, white and gold to brighten it all up.

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And we’ve added three new colors in our popular Hearts print! Punch, Steel, and Baltic.

Hilltop will be hitting stores by the end of March. We can’t wait to show you the projects we’ve dreamed up! What will you make?!

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Show Us Your Stella!

It’s time for another round of Show Us Your Stella! Here are some of our favorite Dear Stella projects that have been an inspiration to us. We love to scroll through the #dearstella hashtag on our various social media sites, which is how we found all of these amazing creations!

(You can use our hashtag – #dearstella – on InstagramFacebookTwitter, and Pinterest. We also have a Flickr group that you can check out here.)

Row 1: Arcadia Avenue quilt block, via @sarahhuechteman; Wee Gallery Cats dress via @tangledthreadsbyjen
Row 2: Seaworthy Metallic outfit, via @thegreenelephantco; Mika quilt, via @patchdagley
Row 3: Mercer quilt, via @cyclingjanes; London Calling Sew Together Bag via @simplegirlsimplelife
Row 4: Dress Me playmat, via @sydandstitch; Mika quilt, via @quilterscupboardiowa
Row 5: Sunday Morning quilt, via @quiltbasketny; Seaworthy baby outfit, via @sariditty
Row 6: Mercer quilt, via @mctwayland; French Lessons wrap skirt, via @pinsandneedlesny

Thanks so much for sharing your projects with us! We absolutely love seeing what you make – it is so inspiring.

Have a great weekend. Happy creating, and keep on sharing!

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Introducing Summer Love!

Things are warming up outside *and* at Dear Stella HQ this week… We’re finally able to share with you our latest collection, Summer Love!

These beauties will begin hitting stores later this month, and we are so looking forward to seeing what you make. Our soft cotton shirting makes these floral prints perfect for spring garments and accessories, and we have several gorgeous quilts planned too!

In the mix are also four new Calico prints in rich, saturated colors. We love the Calico basic as a blender in our projects, and these are no exception.

We got up close and personal with this collection – check out the photos below!

We are loving this watercolor rainbow stripe! This will make such a fun quilt binding.

What will you make with Summer Love?!

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Glamo Camo // DIY Hats

We have a super fun project to share with you today! When Glamo Camo first arrived in our office, we immediately started dreaming up cute accessories that we could make in all of the colorways. And then, when we saw this tutorial from See Kate Sew, all bets were off. We needed Glamo Camo hats and we needed them NOW!

Thanks to the lovely Kate of See Kate Sew, who made these happy hats for us.

Here are some Dear Stella ladies rocking ’em!

And here are the lighter tones.

Want to make your own? Head to See Kate Sew’s blog here for the tutorial. Glamo Camo is shipping now – ask for it at your local quilt shop or find it online!

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Kiss the Cook // Projects for your Home

Are you guys yearning for summer like we are? It’s hard not to dream of warm weather and BBQs when we are being consistently hit with freezing temps and snow!

Our friend Trish from Two Peas in a Pod shared a couple tutorials on her blog using our new Kiss the Cook collection (in stores now). We are over the moon for the projects she came up with.

First up are these adorable Hearts on Fire Hot Pads, which are such a fun alternative to the typical hot pad shape. These would make a great housewarming gift!

(photo courtesy of Trish)

Trish also wrote a tutorial for a Kiss the Cook Table Runner. This will look great on your table all year round! She all but one piece from the collection, plus a little bit of lace. We love how the different prints looks stitched up together!

(photos courtesy of Trish)

Kiss the Cook is in stores now – ask for it at your local quilt shop or find it online.

Are you starting your summer sewing yet, or are you in the planning stage? Here’s hoping that sewing with summer-inspired prints will help bring warmer weather!

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