22 May 2019

Butterfly Patch Quilt Along (Cutting)

Time for the second stage of the Butterfly Patch Quilt Along--Cutting. (If you're new to the #ButterflyPatchQAL, see my original post here for all the details.)
For this stage, you have until May 31st to get your pieces cut out for the Butterfly Patch quilt. (Pattern found in my shop here--on sale for $5 through June.) I'm cutting double the amount of blocks so I can add a fun scrappy border! I'm also using this Grey Couture by BasicGrey for my background to really make those colors pop.
1.  To be entered to win this stage's prize, go to Instagram or Facebook and post a picture of your cutting process. Be sure to use the hashtag #ButterflyPatchQAL to your post so I can find you. The prize up for grabs is a fat quarter bundle of my new Harvest Road fabric AND nature-themed panel. These won't be available to the public until October so it's a highly coveted prize right now. 
HRbundle     panel2 
2.  Follow me (@lellaboutique) and our prize sponsor, Moda Fabrics @modafabrics on Instagram/Facebook to be eligible.
Good luck, friends! I'm seeing some beautiful fabric choices out there. Can't wait to see how these turn out. 

03 May 2019

Harvest Road

My heart has always belonged to the mountains. There is serenity in a mountainside color palette: smoky shades of sage and sky mixed with the warmth of firewood. Even the flowers are restful--rustic, with a hint of sophistication. This collection is a memento of bygone bonfires, wooded hikes, and cozy plaid blankets.
Harvest Road fabric
Harvest Road by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics, shipping October 2019.
New patterns are in the shop, check them out here and get a 25% discount during may when you use the promo code 25HARVESTROAD at checkout. What do you think of the new stuff?

01 May 2019

Butterfly Patch Quilt Along

Lollipop Garden fabric is finally in stores, so it's the perfect time for a little quilt along. Who's up for stitching this little darling?
Butterfly Patch2
This is Butterfly Patch, and boy is she fun to make! I think you'll be pleasantly surprised with how quick and simply this one comes together. It measures 60'' x 60'' and is made with a Layer Cake. If you'd like to make it bigger, you can always add a nice thick border! Come to think of it, if I make double the sampler blocks (using 2 Layer Cakes or 83 squares 10'' x 10''), I could totally add extra blocks around the perimeter to form a fun patchwork border. (It would end up being 72'' x 72''.) Yep, that settles it. That's what I'm going to do for mine!
First things first--you'll need a copy of the Butterfly Patch pattern. I've made it the $5 Pattern of the Month just for the occasion. I'll keep it on sale for the duration of the quilt along-- which will be now until 6/30/19. You can snag a copy in my shop here (PDF and paper copies available)
LB176 Butterfly Patch COVER
I've lined up fantastic prizes to keep you motivated, so here's how it will all work:
1.     Follow along on Instagram @lellaboutique or Facebook (Lella Boutique). Sign up for notifications so you don't miss anything.
Butterfly Patch quilt
2.     Post your progress. This quilt along is divided into four stages of quilt construction: Fabric Selection, Cutting, Block Piecing, and Quilt-Top Assembly. Each stage is two weeks long to give everyone a reasonable amount of time to get each photo posted. You can work ahead of the crowd if you'd like--but don't forget to take pictures along the way so you can post them at the appropriate times. Oh and don't forget to use the hashtag #ButterflyPatchQAL for each entry. Here is the schedule:
  • FABRIC SELECTION (May 1-15): Post a photo of the Butterfly Patch pattern + the fabrics you plan to use.
  • CUTTING (May 16-31): Take a photo of your cutting process.
  • BLOCK ASSEMBLY (June 1-15): Take a photo of any block(s) you've made.
  • QUILT-TOP ASSEMBLY: (June 16-30): Take a photo of your finished quilt-tops.
3.     Prizes! My goodness, you are going to love our sponsors! A big thanks to Allison at AB Quilting Studio, Fairfield World, Fat Quarter Shop, and Moda Fabrics. Here's how to find them on Instagram & Facebook:
Allison @abquiltingstudio     INSTAGRAM     FACEBOOK 
Fairfield @fairfieldworld     INSTAGRAM     FACEBOOK
Fat Quarter Shop @fatquartershop     INSTAGRAM     FACEBOOK
Moda Fabrics @modafabrics     INSTAGRAM     FACEBOOK 
Since it's May 1st, begin posting photos of your pattern + fabric choice. The prize up for grabs is $50 to Fat Quarter Shop! To be eligible, make sure you are following Fat Quarter Shop on IG or Facebook. Your post must also include the hashtag #ButterflyPatchQAL. (Private accts are not visible to me, so feel free to send me a screenshot of your post.)

03 April 2019


Time to introduce the new $5 Pattern of the Month. It's an oldie-but-goodie called Homestead. Make it with 1 Layer Cake of your favorite collection--mine uses Olive's Flower Market for Moda Fabrics from a few years back.
I plan on making one this month as soon as I decide which fabrics to use.
Homestead quilt
In the coming weeks, I'll also be sharing tips on how to set a quilt on point like this one.
What fabric do you think would look good in this quilt?

07 March 2019

Spring Cleaning

Sugar Cookie charcoal
Got a jump-start on my spring cleaning this year--I'm one of those weirdos who really loves cleaning haha! Anyway, I came upon a tester block from my Sugar Cookie quilt from a few years back. It's made with the pretty pinks and charcoals of Olive's Flower Market, BasicGrey's Vanilla Grunge, and Moda's Classic Chicken Wire prints. I've encountered the block a few times over the years, and I like it every time I see it. I figured it was high time to resurrect it from the forgotten pile and made into a full quilt. Here's the plan mocked up (chicken wire background missing):
Sugar Cookie6
Turns out it's a really quick quilt to put together--it took me a couple afternoons. Once it's quilted and bound, it's going to live in my daughter's room. (The one the fabric is named after.)
Sugar Cookie is made with 1 charm pack-- perfect for those lone charm packs you have been holding onto. Of course, you can also cut your own 5'' squares from your scrap pile or fat quarters. During March, the Sugar Cookie pattern is only $5 in PDF or paper formats. Here's the dreamy original pieced and quilted by April Rosenthal. I adore the sampler style quilting she came up with. (Thanks, April!)
 Sugar Cookie5
And who could forget this one, quilted by Natalia Bonner?
Sugar Cookie pattern by Lella Boutique
Spring break is next week (March 11-16) so the kids and I are heading out of town. Get 10% off in the shop through 3/17/19 using promo code SPRINGBREAK10 at checkout. Paper patterns will resume shipping Monday, March 18th.

13 February 2019

Moda Blockheads: Round 2 {Block 44}

We're in the last stretch of Moda Blockheads 2! Yay!
Here's block no. 44 "Candy Striper." (Free PDF instructions available here.) Its construction is log cabin style, with a stripe-y twist. I made mine colorful and scrappy...
...but had originally mocked it up with a simpler color scheme. Lots of fun options depending on the look you're going for.
Candy Striper finished block
Now that we're in the final stretch of making blocks, you can begin to assemble the quilt-top! (The layout information can be found here.) I'm following the general layout (as far as which size goes where), but have been swapping blocks around (within their size groups) for optimal color balance. Here's a little peek as of a few weeks ago:
 If you're looking for a complete archive of the blocks, check out my original post here (updated weekly).
Oh and before I forget--my pattern of the month is Cottontail/Little Cottontail, which means it's only $5 in February. 
Little Cottontail pillow Cottontail quilt

23 January 2019

Lollipop Garden {the coordinates]

lg bellas
You've been asking, so here they are--your Moda Bella solid coordinates to Lollipop Garden:
  • 9900 203 Orchid
  • 9900 89 Tea Rose
  • 9900 145 Sisters Pink
  • 9900 297 Peach Blossom
  • 9900 272 Canary
  • 9900 101 Grass
  • 9900 34 Aqua
Also-in January, you can snag my Open Heart pattern for only $5. It's available in PDF here or paper here. Isn't it looking so sweet in Lollipop Garden?!
open heart LG2
I've also just reordered more Kaleidoscope patterns with an updated cover in LG. You can make this one with a Jelly Roll (for a scrappy look) or yardage (for a duo-tone version). 
LB135 Kaleidoscope cover
Trying to catch up on Moda Blockheads, hoping to share more about that soon.

21 December 2018

Little Tree

Little Tree fabric by Lella Boutique
There is a magical charm in the air at Christmas time. Picture a fresh blanket of snow, a snow-kissed tree decorated with flowers and ribbon, and plenty of snuggles in handmade quilts. This Little Tree collection is a piece of my Christmas-loving heart. With it, you can deck your halls (and beds) in sweet poetry, red and white poinsettias, mistletoe, farmhouse stripes, embossed tin, and of course--little trees.
Little Tree by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics will begin shipping to shops in May 2019. One of my favorite things about this group is a giant Christmas quilt panel ready to be quilted, bound, and loved.
Little Tree Panel
Quilt it as-is, incorporate it into a backing--or make it even bigger with a border! I'm thinking I'd like to add a scrappy block border to one. Stay tuned for that--I've got another year, right? ;) Oh and the pretty edge-to-edge quilting you see here is by Natalia Bonner
Little Tree + coordinates
Here is your list of the Moda basics that coordinate nicely with the collection:
  1. Grunge 30150 265 "Cherry" by BasicGrey 
  2. Bella Solid 9900 102 "Prairie Green
  3. Bella Solid 9900 34 "Aqua"
  4. Bella Solid 9900 98 "White Bleached"
  5. Bella Solid 9900 284 Charcoal 
And of course I've got a batch of quilt pattern ideas for you--some old, some new. Check them out in the shop and get 25% off with promo code LITTLETREE25 at checkout. (Valid through 1/1/2019.) 
LB181 Forest Cover LB179 Icebox Cover LB180 Hustle & Bustle cover

LB145 By the Chimney Cover LB122 Starstruck Cover LB157 By the Chimney Mini COVER