Lella Boutique

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It was inevitable that I should become a quilter. Addictions of this magnitude tend to be familial, and boy have I been predisposed. I’ve got my mother to blame–she shared her sewing and design knowledge with me since I was a little girl. Thanks to her, I became a full-blown quilt addict by the time I was sixteen years old. Of all my mother’s talents, however, I was most impressed by her ability to incorporate a sense of magic into all aspects of life.

Now that I am grown, I find myself revisiting my childhood quite often as a source of inspiration. Back in 2010, I quit my job to stay at home with a new baby. After a few months of adjusting to my new role as mother, I became reacquainted with my sewing machine and decided to start a blog and pattern company called Lella Boutique. When I tried to come up with a business name, I kept thinking about a sweet pink toddler dress that my mom made for me to twirl around in. I called it my “Lella” dress–“Lella” being my way of saying “Cinderella” at that age. I could think of no sweeter emblem than that beloved dress to remind me to incorporate all of those wonderful childhood elements into my creative process.

  • The Art of Quilt Binding
    //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsYou could say I've bound a few quilts in my life... I have never attempted to count just how many, but I do know I'm well past the 100-quilt mark. When I first learned to bind a quilt, I learned to stitch it by hand--at a nice, leisurely pace. It's… Read more »
  • Homestead
    Do you remember the Homestead quilt from back in April? (It was the $5 Pattern of the Month back then.) Well, if you were following me along on Instagram, I had decided to make a scrappy one using some of my fabric stash... here's how it turned out://embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsI've mixed my… Read more »
  • Garden of Quilts @Thanksgiving Point
    Hey! Just checking in to let you know I'll be teaching at the Garden of Quilts event at Thanksgiving Point (Ashton Gardens) in Lehi, UT September 12-14. I don't teach very often anymore, but I made an exception here for this beautiful venue. I grew up in the area and… Read more »
  • Jelly Filled - 18 Quilts from 2 1/2'' Strips
    Quilt: Cake BoxFabric is Le Vintage Chic by AGF Studio for Art Gallery Fabricswith Bella Solid in Tea Rose  (background) by Moda Fabrics.Pieced by Vanessa Goertzen,  quilting by Marion Bott."Of all the places I have lived, New York City literally takes the cake. Weekends were spent exploring the city's vast… Read more »
  • Kaleidoscope in August
    I blinked and summer is already drawing to a close. August means school is starting + a new $5 pattern of the month is here. This time around, I've resurrected an old favorite made with a Jelly Roll--Kaleidoscope. September is National Sew a Jelly Roll Month; here's a head start for… Read more »
  • Moda Summer Charm Swap - Week 6
    Hey there! Thanks for stopping by. It's my turn to share a free project for the Moda Summer Charm Pack challenge.//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsFirst, I wanted to issue a quick reminder that today is the last day to snag a copy of  the Aviator quilt pattern as July's $5 Pattern of the Month.… Read more »
  • Moda Summer Charm Swap {Week 5}
    Happy Wednesday! Time for your new project today for the Moda Summer Charm Swap! Check out today's free charm pack pattern over at Lisa Bongean's Primitive Gatherings blog.//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsAnd once again, here's the full schedule: June 26 - Kansas Troubles July 3 - Sherri McConnellJuly 10 - Laurie SimpsonJuly 17 - Me… Read more »
  • Moda Summer Charm Swap {Week 4}
    Hello again! Isn't summer just flying by? There's a new project today for the Moda Summer Charm Swap! Check out today's free charm pack pattern over at Me & My Sister's blog.//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsAnd if you're new to the charm swap, here's the full schedule: June 26 - Kansas Troubles July 3 -… Read more »
  • Something Extra
    //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsJust a little note to say the shop is back up after my little medical vacation! Also - I got my hands on some mini charms of Harvest Road--which means all shipped orders over $25 will include one of these sweet little stacks.  Read more »
  • Moda Summer Charm Swap {Week 3}
    Hey everybody! It's Week 3 of the Moda Summer Charm Swap and today is Laurie Simpson's day to share. Just a reminder to head over to her blog here to get your copy!And if you're new to the charm swap, here's the full schedule:June 26 - Kansas Troubles July 3 - Sherri… Read more »


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