Introducing Floral Daze!

Last week we introduced Fragments, and today we are sharing another new collection with you, Floral Daze – popping up in shops in January!

These designs were originally hand painted on delicate rice paper (except for our much-loved Sprinkles print, which we reinvented in a new color). In the color-drenched garden forged here, you can surely feel the painter’s ardent brushstrokes and flair – each piece tells a story.

We are so looking forward to seeing what you make with these prints! Floral Daze will undoubtedly make for vibrant quilts, bold apparel, and gorgeous accessories.

Floral Daze wouldn’t be complete without our popular Net basics. We added two new colors to the mix – Navy and Moss. These round out the palette, and we’re officially smitten.

Ask for Floral Daze at your local quilt shop or from your favorite online retailer, and add your makes to our Flickr group!

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Introducing Fragments!

If you’re looking for a brighter Friday, you’ve come to the right place! We’re introducing our brand new Fragments collection today, and the happy colors in this line have for sure made us all a little cheerier.

Inspiration for Fragments was drawn from several ideas involving cross-stitch, computer pixels, and our fondness for large floral patterns. We loved how these designs looked when combined with our versatile Net print, so we included some of those saturated colors and added Peony and Grass (stay tuned on that front – more colors are coming!).

Here’s the full collection, below. We have some fun projects coming up for Fragments – we can’t wait to show you!

Fragments will be in shops in January! Want to add this to your stash? Ask for it at your local quilt shop or favorite online retailer!

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Sunday Morning & Mika // Wynkoop Court

There’s a parade of Wynkoop Court quilts on the blog today! The sweet gals from Sassafras Lane Designs stitched up these two beautiful versions this past season. We love how different each quilt looks even though they use the same pattern. Super versatile!

Their first version uses our playful Mika collection. Thanks to the neutral Sunburst Stripe in Wheat and gorgeous quilting, the hexagons really pop! We truly love this mix of colors… This would no doubt brighten up any room.

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Download a list of yardage requirements for this quilt using Mika here.

Next up is Wynkoop Court featuring Sunday Morning. Sassafras Lane played with color placement here, and the result is totally different from the Mika quilt! They used the big floral (Stella-S359 Purple) for the hexagon shape, and this version has a more blended look. This quilt is quite a stunner – even more so in person!

We especially love the Aquatic Stripe on the binding!

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Find the yardage requirements for this quilt here.

Both Mika and Sunday Morning are in stores now! Find it at your local quilt shop or preferred online retailer. You can purchase the Wynkoop Court pattern here.

Now, which version is your fave? Let us know in the comments!

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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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