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.

  • Moda Blockheads: Round 2 {Block 2}
    Good morning! Block no. 2 was released today! "Buckeye Beauty" is designed by Me & My Sister Designs. Instructions for the block are available on their blog. I've used the main floral from my new Garden Variety group (available in October), with a tonal white background print from Nest (available... Read more »
  • Garden Variety {Coordinating Bella Solids}
    //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsFor those of you wondering about coordinating solids, I've compiled a quick list of the best matches from the Moda Bella Solids:9900 236 (Nautical Blue)9900 34 (Aqua)9900 74 (Green Apple)9900 299 (Flamingo)9900 147 (Coral)9900 148 (Soft Yellow)//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js... Read more »
  • Intro to Moda Blockheads {Round 2}
    //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsYep, I'm a Blockhead. You know...a Moda Blockhead? You still don't know what I'm talking about? Okay, okay, here's a quick rundown of what you need to know:1. Moda Blockheads is a free block-of-the-week program hosted by Moda and some of its designers. Last year was Round 1, hosted by... Read more »
  • Garden Variety {The Projects}
    It's in full bloom... meet Garden Variety--my newest collection for Moda Fabrics. It ships in October, but you can reserve a bundle now by talking to your local quilt shop. Ready to see the new projects?!//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsCottontail//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsThe first quilt is called "Cottontail"--a nickname my Grandpa had for me when I was small.... Read more »
  • Garden Variety
    //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsRain has fallen, seeds have been planted, and bees are buzzing as they meander from flower to flower. The garden is in full bloom. There is splendid harmony found in a garden bed; a juxtaposition of beauty and growth mingled with weeds and brambles. Like a real garden, you will... Read more »
  • Maker Valley + Lella Boutique Week
    This past week, I got a chance to be a guest designer over at Maker Valley. Maker Valley is a Utah-based design house that specializes in craft-themed apparel and accessories. Throughout the week, Maker Valley posted a series of tee shirt designs featuring my artwork. At the end of the... Read more »
  • Nest Fabric {in shops now}
    "To those you love, give roots and wings." My Nest fabric collection for Moda Fabrics is finally in shops! Yay! If you're wondering where to find it, you can check your local shop (find a store carrying Moda here) or find it online 🙂 //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsIf you're looking for the best coordinating solids... Read more »
  • Little Cottontail
    //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js When I was little, my Grandpa called me Cottontail. Sweet, right? I knew the instant I decided to design a bunny quilt block that it would have to carry that name too. Because the full quilt version (coming out mid-May) is called Cottontail, this single-block version is called Little... Read more »
  • New Quilts on the Block
    New fabric = new patterns, and this time around it's all about a little collection called Nest. This collection gives me the good kind of blues. First off, I'm offering 25% off all patterns in my shop in October using the promo code QUILTMARKET at checkout. I'll be out of town most... Read more »
  • Nest fabric
    To those you love, give roots and wings.//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsEvery spring, I see little nests being built in the apple tree in our backyard. These little birds search for all kinds of things--sticks, straws, feathers--anything that will build a secure home for the little baby birds. We do something similar. We look... Read more »

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