16 October 2020

Sewcialites Block 4: Spirited

Hey there! It's my turn to share a block for the Fat Quarter Shop Sewcialites Quilt Along 2020. If you're new to the sew along, you can find all of the information for this free block-of-the-week program here. My block is no. 4 "Spirited."


The thing I love about the Spirited block is that there are so many different looks the block can take on depending on fabric placement. I kept this first block more minimalistic by keeping the prints confined within a plus shape. (The fabric, by the way, is from my new Smoke & Rust collection for Moda Fabrics. You can learn more about the fabric here as well as new quilt patterns here. The fabric will ship April 2021.)

Download Sewcialites block no. 4 "Spirited" here.

Here are 3 variations of the Spirited block in a 3" finished block size in my Folktale collection. I think a whole quilt of these would be just darling! NOTE: When piecing blocks this teeny, my recommendation is to press diagonal seams open. The Folktale fabric collection I used here is due to arrive in shops any day now. You can check with your favorite local/online shop including Fat Quarter Shop whose shop can be found here

 Block4 Spirited 

Here is a closer look at the Folktale collection.


Here are some of the quilt patterns I designed for Folktale. They are available as PDFs or printed booklets in my shop, and also at Fat Quarter Shop. There's Spring Fling, Sun Shower, SparklerStarstruck 2, and (not shown) Chatterbox and Social Butterfly.

springfling2  Sun Shower2 sparkler3  starstruck2j

For the rest of October 2020, you can get 25% off all PDF and printed booklets in my shop. No coupon code needed, the discount is automatically applied at checkout.

15 October 2020

Smoke & Rust

smoke & rust cover

There is something sacred about being in the mountains. Walk along the misty trail and fall in love with colors intensified by an overcast sky. In my desert home, much of the earth is framed with rust colored mountains and majestic stone cliffs. Some have been brushed with strokes of charcoal to match the richness of the lava fields. Autumn often arrives late, and if you're lucky, you may get a glimpse of a drying leaf with the lightest dusting of snow. The birds flying through the mist are silent... like me, they feel the reverence of being in such a mesmerizing place.

Smoke & Rust selvage

Nature has many kinds of beauty; the Smoke & Rust collection evokes the colors and textures of my beloved home, and is designed for masculine and modern tastes alike.

Smoke & Rust by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics, shipping April 2021. 

Zion Nat’l Park - Narrows trail December 2019
The Narrows trail in Zion National Park, December 2019.

I'm still working on the new quilts, but all of the new quilt patterns are in the shop now. To celebrate, I'm adding a discount of 25% on everything in the shop for the rest of October 2020. (Discount automatically applied at checkout.)