Posts tagged ‘dear stella’

Fall Quilt Market 2012: Dear Stella

With Kallianthi, Dear Stella comes full circle. They brought classic home decor motifs and looks to quilting cotton, and now this collection includes a home dec fabrics. Dear Stella’s cotton sateen is a light and drapey, perfect for breezy curtains. Kallianthi mixes ikat and block-print-like designs.        Kyani is all about blues and watercolor:   Cleo. [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2012: Kids Collections and Basics

Jack & Lulu, Dear Stella‘s one and only licensed designer (all other collections are in-house), has a second collection out now that is quite irresistible. Their first, Shore Thing, was about the beach, and they go futher out to sea with All Hands on Deck.   Playdate (Stella’s ongoing kids collection) is an assortment of [...]

More Dear Stella Fall 2012

{ Portico } One of the many interesting things Dear Stella is doing is translating interior design motifs and sensibilities into the quilting/lifestyle fabric domain. These two collections underline this idea — Portico (above), a modern yet soft black-and-tan floral-based collection, and Kallianthi, inspired by ikat and block prints. The latter will have a set [...]

Dear Stella Fall 2012

{ Hedgehogs } Dear Stella is rolling out an exciting new season of fabric collections. These novelty collections are arriving in stores this month in advance of Quilt Market. Playdate is their ongoing kids’ collection, and these new additions include cute hedgehogs, transport, and dress-up themes with a charming hand-drawn touch, and as always, versatile [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2012: Dear Stella

In the weeks leading to Quilt Market, Dear Stella announced their second round of collections, which take their debut collections to the next level. Dear Stella was introduced to offer a unique and focused set of fabrics that differ from many manufacturers or licensed collections. With a set of coordinates that can work across all [...]

Dear Stella: New Kids/Novelty Collections

More new collections from Dear Stella, which will all be debuting in Kansas City next week! It’s a Shore Thing is by Jack & Lulu, Dear Stella’s first licensed designer. I love the simplicity of it. Have I ever seen an ocean-themed collection in boy and girl colorways? I’m not sure I have.   Play [...]

Dear Stella: More New Collections!

Dear Stella has a new round of beautiful fabric collections debuting next week at Quilt Market. But before I launch into them, you should know about their Quilt Market promotion: If you’re a buyer or a blogger/editor, stop by their booth for a hot pink Dear Stella tote, no purchase necessary. If you’re spotted with [...]

Dear Stella: New Collections

{ Petal Pusher } For their sophomore effort as a new-to-the-scene fabric company, Dear Stella has released a small group of collections before the next big debuts at Spring Quilt Market. Again, they’re bringing both classic and trendy home decor themes and motifs (and some fashion references too) to the quilting world, and I think [...]

Quilting Solids Roundup

Solids have gained (re-gained, maybe) a lot of respect as a quilting fabric in recent years. There’s no better proof of that than the abundance of choices on the market now. Manufacturers small and large are offering their own unique palettes. I thought a little overview of what’s available these days might be useful for [...]