Dear Stella has had some really cute collections come out this year.
I especially love Confetti Dots because I’m a sucker for polka dots of any kind, and Confetti Dots come in all sorts of colors!
Earlier this year I made this cute little quilt for Dear Stella. It’s called “Marbles”, and it’s from the book “Simply Fat Quarters” by “It’s Sew Emma” — a very quick and easy quilt to make up, and it showcases the Honeycrisp prints so well.
My favorite piece in this collection is the Owl print, and it just so happened that I had enough scraps leftover after making the quilt to make this apron. I couldn’t resist! (The print I used for the trim is the Cobblestone print in Brown.)
If you want to make an apron like this, you can use this tutorial. All I did differently was add a pocket, and instead of using the tea towel, I just used my piece of fabric in that same size and hemmed the edges myself.
And My Cowboy loved the Twiggy print, so I made him a pillowcase:
Dear Stella is featuring the whale pillow pattern on their website right now for free. If you’d like to make some whale pillows of your own, just hop over there and download the pattern. They’re not hard to make, and they’re sooooo cute, right!?!
And . . . Dear Stella is featuring a “Dot of the Day” on their Facebook page every day during August, so you can see projects made with all 13 of the original colors, PLUS the unveiling of a new color every day after that until you’ve seen all of the new colors, for a total of 30 different Confetti Dot colors! Some great inspiration and some really cute projects!
Plus, at the end of the month, they’re having a give-away, so you’ll want to check in with them to get in on that. Here’s their post explaining their “Month of Confetti Dots“, for more information.
I also just very recently used Dear Stella’s brand new collection, Lola, to make this quilt:
The pattern is “White Stars”, and it can be found in the book “Skip the Borders” by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts.
So there’s just a few of the things I’ve been working on this year. I hope you’re having a good and productive year of sewing, too!