23 September 2020

Block 37: Fixer Upper

I live in a fixer upper. I will never forget that first month and all the sweat it took to rip out carpet, linoelum, baseboards, old wallpaper, etc. Of course, all the work was worth it, and I ended up with a beautiful, blank canvas. Over the last couple years, I’ve been adding to it little by little and love the home it’s become.


I decided to create a little quilt block as homage to those early fixer upper days. I started with a simple square and kept building upon it to look like a charming little tile square. Here it is--just as satisfying as a real home project (but much less time and mess).

Click here to download the Block #37 "Fixer Upper" (for Moda Blockheads 3).


My sample block is the 6" finished size and uses a Bloomington bias stripe print + the aqua floral from Lollipop Garden fabric collection.

To check out my final layout for the blocks (and an updated archive of the blocks), check my original post here.

I hope you enjoy making this one! For my September deal, grab a copy of my Square Dance pattern (pictured below) for just $5 (PDF or printed booklet) or save $5 on my bestselling book: Jelly Filled - 18 Quilts from 2 1/2" Strips.


Stay tuned in October for a peek at new fabric, the release of 4 (!) new quilt patterns, and watch for Folktale to arrive in shops. To stay up-to-date with me, follow me on Instagram or Facebook @lellaboutique or subscribe to this blog. Stay safe, friends!

01 September 2020

Square Dance

 Lollipop Garden 

September 19th is National Sew a Jelly Roll Day. You know I can get behind a celebration of Jelly Rolls. Who can resist those scrumptious 2 1/2" strips rolled up in a concentric, cinnamon roll style? I've decided to make Square Dance the $5 pattern of the month for the occasion.


The Square Dance pattern is perfect for any skill level, looks great in any fabric collection, and is available in PDF or printed booklet format. Grab a Jelly Roll and get started today!

LB178 Square Dance COVER

Looking for more Jelly Roll quilt ideas? Check out my newest book: Jelly Filled - 18 Quilts from 2 1/2" Strips (Stash Books). It's just been restocked in the shop and has been marked $5 off in September. That's only $1.17 per pattern!

Jelly Filled - 18 Quilts From 2 1/2'' Strips