28 April 2014

For the Love {PDF vs Paper}

So I have this problem...
I don't know about you, but every time I go to buy a new quilt/sewing pattern, I experience this internal sort-of "wrestle" over whether I should buy the PDF download or paper copy. I usually end up with the PDF because I am very impatient. Later, I find myself wishing that I had gone with the pretty paper version to add to my collection. Happens EVERY SINGLE TIME! In all reality, I've come to realize that I would reeeeeeeally like both versions. 
Lella Boutique 
For some reason it's been on my mind a lot lately SO I have decided to make a special offer for those of you who may experience this same dilemma.
Cottage Canopy pattern by Lella Boutique
Here's how it works: If you visit my shop, you will see special PDF/Paper COMBOS listed for my six newest pattern designs. This "combo" allows you to add the instant PDF download to your paper pattern purchase for only $2 more.
If enough people like the idea, I'll expand to offer these combos in other patterns.

21 April 2014

A Boy and His Quilts

As an addendum to the last post, I've finally compiled all of Lorenzo's monthly milestone pictures from his first year of life for your viewing pleasure. (He turned one back in January.) It's amazing how much change happens in just one year.
Months 1-6
7-12 months
Gosh, I love his kid. I'm definitely missing the cuddlier months--way too squirmy to be held these days. (Sigh.)
The countdown to Quilt Market has begun and I've got way too much to do in so little time. Wish me luck. (Eeeee!)

14 April 2014

Cartwheels & Twinkles

Pssst. It's me. Lorenzo. I hope you haven't forgotten about me. (I'm the one Mom used to pose on quilts monthly during my first year of life.) 
Well, here are the last couple of pictures that Mom never showed you. (She said they were "pattern testers"--whatever that means.) She called this one Cartwheel and let me lay on it a few minutes before she wrapped it up and gave it to Grandpa and Grandmacita for Christmas.
Cartwheel quilt pattern by Lella Boutique
And then there was this other one--Twinkle. Mom decided to give it to me for my first birthday. She says she made it using fat quarters of "Children at Play" by Sarah Jane Studios (plus a Timeless Treasures word print in there). 
Twinkle quilt pattern by Lella Boutique
When she told me it was the last time I would have to hold still and pose for her on a quilt, I was a little overjoyed. Bye for now.
(See all of Lorenzo's milestone quilts in this post.) 

06 April 2014

Baby Starstruck

Starstruck quilt pattern by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique.
Okay so I know I said in my previous post that I wanted to crank out more patterns in the new fabric (and I do!), but I've had a few unfinished projects sitting around that have been nagging at me every time I walk by them. Over the weekend, I made the goal of finishing at least one of them. Meet Baby Starstruck. (Remember my Starstruck layer cake pattern? Fewer squares = perfect baby gift!)
Starstruck quilt pattern by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique.
I used some of my favorite scraps in place of the layer cake squares (25 blocks total arranged 5 x 5). Fabrics are (mostly) Scrumptious by Bonnie & Camille for Moda, the houndstooth prints from Vintage Modern by Bonnie & Camille for Moda, a bit of Walk in the Woods by Aneela Hoey for Moda, Moda Bella Solids (Scarlet) for the corner accents, and my "Granny" (granny square) print from Into the Woods (seen in squares in the top picture AND binding). 
This might become my go-to for quick and easy baby quilts.