Little Miss Sunshine fabric

Little Miss Sunshine Fabric

Little Miss Sunshine fabric by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics. Ships to shops April 2016.

She finds bliss in the beauty of a quiet mountain meadow dotted with daises. It’s the perfect day for a picnic, so she brings a basket of homemade bread, peach jam, and wild strawberries. She spreads out a quilt beneath her favorite moss-covered tree and soaks in the sunbeams that break through the leafy canopy above.

Little Miss Sunshine Fabric featured by top US quilt blog and shop, Lella Boutique

Now life isn’t always a picnic–there are moments when the sun disappears behind the clouds and we are left to look for our own rays of sunshine. So many of us find joy in sewing pretty things like quilts, dresses, and decorations for our homes. It revives us like the warmth from the real sun.

Little Miss Sunshine is a collection full of cheer and I hope it will bring all those images of happy times into your studio. 

Little Miss Sunshine Fabric featured by top US quilt blog and shop, Lella Boutique

Little Miss Sunshine fabric is now showing at International Quilt Market in Houston and will ship to stores April 2016.

Matching Solids

Here are the Moda Bella Solid Coordinates for the collection:

  • 9900 263 Spray
  • 9900 51 Buttercup
  • 9900 78 Peach
  • 9900 210 Strawberry
  • 9900 20 Navy
  • 9900 277 Avocado

Matching Thread

I’ve also handpicked a “Sunshine” themed thread box collection for Aurifil. It contains 12 spools (50 weight thread) to coordinate perfectly with the Little Miss Sunshine fabric, but also includes a few of my favorite neutrals.

Aurifil's "Sunshine" Thread box by Vanessa Goertzen

Here is the list of coordinating Aurifil threads in the Sunshine box:

  • 2435 Melon
  • 2437 Pink
  • 2420 Peach
  • 2021 White (my all-time favorite to piece with)
  • 2105 Pale yellow
  • 5001 Dark yellow
  • 2910 Green
  • 2309 Cream
  • 2800 Pale Aqua
  • 5007 Aqua
  • 2775 Navy
  • 5011 (Taupe – a perfect match to Moda’s Crossweave in Sand 12119 51.)



  1. Cotton Blossom

    October 22, 2015 at 9:30 am

    The name just kills me, another must have! I'm waiting for my Gooseberry to arrive at any moment. I will be looking forward to April.

  2. Hildy

    October 22, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Congrats to another great collection! Have fun at quilt market:-)

  3. Louise

    October 22, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Your patterns and fabric are beautiful. It will be a long wait until April. Are you going to make a pattern for that cute basket liner????

  4. Judy

    October 22, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    I really like the yellows in this line! Looking forward to these prints!!

  5. Angie

    October 23, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Yay for yellow! Love all the colors and prints! I'm so excited to get started on some Gooseberry projects, and will be just as excited to get this line too!!

  6. wgayla

    October 24, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Looks like something that belongs in my stash! Both fabric and thread

  7. cindi perron

    October 24, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Where on earth does a person find the aurifil threads in a hand sewing weight??

  8. Unknown

    October 24, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Love the collection can't wait until April.

  9. JANET

    October 25, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Nice soft, cheery colors! Beautiful collection of both fabric and thread.

  10. Karen

    October 25, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Beautiful spring fabrics. I will be looking forward to seeing them in April. They will be perfect for a quilt for our bed.

  11. Unknown

    October 25, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Pretty! April is far away, will make spring lovely and happy.

  12. Unknown

    November 12, 2015 at 4:54 am

    HI Vanessa, I was curious to know of you have a pattern for the quilted organizer inside the small bushel basket. It makes a great accessory piece for the quilt. Beautiful work!!

  13. Didi

    November 30, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    I'm also interested in the Quilted Organizer inside the Bushel Basket 🙂 Love , Love it

  14. Sarah Vaughan

    February 9, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Hi Vanessa, thank you so much for putting together this blog. Your fabric is beautiful, tutorials are incredible, and your patterns are very inspirational. Like you, I have very young kids, so I quilt and get creative as soon as they are in bed! I'm an American living in Singapore at the moment, and I love that websites like FQS will ship me your fabric across the world. It's provided me with an outlet to stay busy while wishing I could be with family back home. Can't wait to create something with your Little Miss Sunshine line. Thanks again, and I look forward to seeing what else you come up with in the near future! ~Sarah in Singapore

  15. Lorene kopaska

    August 17, 2023 at 5:37 am

    Is there a pattern for the basket in the miss sunshine fabric?

    1. lellaboutique

      September 8, 2023 at 10:43 am

      Hi Lorene,

      No pattern for it, I just made it based off of the basket I purchased. I had been hoping to do a pattern (years ago) thinking it would be easy for people to find the basket at JoAnns like I did, but I found out they discontinued it shortly thereafter.

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