Charm Pack quilts Fat Eighth quilts Fat Quarter quilts Jelly Roll quilts Layer Cake quilts Love Note fabric

Love Note Yardage – Arriving in Shops Now

‘Tis the season for fabric to arrive. Get ready to welcome the newest Lella Boutique collection to your stash – Love Note.

Love Note fabric by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
Love Note fabric by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.

The Fabric

As you may recall, Love Note was introduced earlier this year. This cheerful collection was inspired by my grandmother, Marguerite, who was known well for her love of flower gardens, painting, and books – especially those by Louisa May Alcott. For Grandma, I’ve put together a collection of sweet daisies, painterly roses, dainty hearts, a soft herringbone, coloring them in precious pinks, dusty blues and earthy greens. You will even find a few pages from Grandma’s antique copy of Rose in Bloom.

Yardage is arriving now, with precuts and boxed kits to follow shortly.

Love Note fabric by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
Love Note yardage by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics. Check out that cute selvedge!

The Projects

I’ve designed several new quilts and recolored a few oldies to give you ideas of what to make using this collection. One of my favorite things about this group as that it looks good in literally every quilt pattern I’ve seen.

Rose in Bloom Block of the Month

I’ve partnered up with Fat Quarter Shop to bring you a fun new block of the month quilt book featuring Love Note fabric. Rose in Bloom is a scrappy flower sampler quilt and another tribute to Grandma – the title being a nod to one of her favorite books by Louisa May Alcott. For this block of the month quilt, I’ve designed 10 sampler blocks – each made in a variety of colors and prints to create a luscious garden paradise.

Rose in Bloom block of the month quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Fabric is Love Note by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
Rose in Bloom block of the month quilt in Love Note fabric.

Finished block size for this quilt is 6″ square. Finished quilt is 84-1/2″ x 84-1/2″.

Rose in Bloom block of the month quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Fabric is Love Note by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
Rose in Bloom block of the month quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Fabric is Love Note by Lella Boutique for Moda.

The Rose in Bloom Block of the Month book is available now, is 37 pages, spiral-bound, and easy to follow along with! One of my greatest hopes for this project was for it to be a great introduction to samplers or block of the months for beginners. I hope you’ll sew along! I have a few copies of the book in my shop here:

The book holds a final delightful secret for the backing, check out this little peek!

Rose in Bloom block of the month quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Fabric is Love Note by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
Rose in Bloom pieced backing

Check in with your favorite local or online shop for Rose in Bloom kit options – some shops are offering the monthly kits that begin next month (December 2021), and others will have whole kits options for purchase as well. I anticipate they will sell out quickly. Of course, you can always use a different fabric collection altogether – check out the Christmas version of this quilt I made using Christmas Morning fabric + my Sewcialites sampler blocks here. It makes a fun layout for any 6″ sampler blocks!


Lovey Dovey

Here’s a project that is a real joy to piece. (It looks so cute in Christmas fabrics too!) Lovey Dovey is a fat quarter quilt. Keep your eye out in the next month for a video tutorial on Fat Quarter Shop’s YouTube channel. I think you’ll be delighted to see how this quilt comes together! Wouldn’t it be cute to turn a single block into a pillow?

Lovey Dovey quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Such a cute combo or pieced doves and hearts. Fabric is Love Note by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
Love Note quilt by Vanessa Goertzen. Fabric is Love Note by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.

This season, look for Lovey Dovey in a special Moda boxed kit. I will have a select number of boxed kits in my shop (though I’m not sure when they’ll get here). If you’ve preordered one from me, you will receive a shipping notification when it’s on its way! Thanks for your patience. They should be arriving very soon.

Lovey Dovey quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Such a cute combo or pieced doves and hearts. Fabric is Love Note by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
Lovey Dovey quilt by Lella Boutique

Tulip Shop

Who can resist a flower quilt? Here’s a sweet spring tulip quilt – freshly quilted and bound. Tulip Shop is a fat eighth pattern. It was a very quick quilt to piece – cut and sewn together in just a couple days.

Tulip Shop flower quilt pattern by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Fabric is Love Note by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
Tulip shop quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique.

This tulip block is pieced traditionally with half-square triangle + easy corner triangle techniques. The block finishes at 12″ x 12″ and is then set on point (i.e. at a diagonal) with this taupe herringbone print (5154-11) as an accent. The result is this fun checkerboard design!

Tulip Shop flower quilt pattern by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Fabric is Love Note by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
Tulip Shop quilt by Lella Boutique. Fabric is Love Note by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.

Haven

This is a quilt that feels like home. It’s the Haven quilt – a new fat quarter quilt. I decided to highlight the beautiful greens, taupes, and blues this time around.

Haven fat quarter quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Fabric is Love Note by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
Haven fat quarter quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique

Fun fact – the Rose in Bloom block of the month quilt layout is very similar to this block layout – and bigger! Both projects use lots of half-square triangles to form the same traditional-looking, star-shaped base.

Haven fat quarter quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Fabric is Love Note by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
Haven fat quarter quilt by Lella Boutique in Love Note fabric.

June Bug

Let’s swoon a little over this one. It’s the June Bug quilt – an older design that recently got a new look in Love Note fabric. These colors are making my heart skip a beat!

https://blog.lellaboutique.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/LB143-June-Bug-quilt-1.jpg
June Bug layer cake quilt in Love Note fabric

You can make this one with a Layer Cake (precut 10″ squares) or fat quarters.

https://blog.lellaboutique.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/LB143-June-Bug-quilt-1.jpg
June Bug layer cake quilt in Love Note fabric

Pretty Please

I didn’t want to leave out charm packs! Say hello to Pretty Please, one of my popular charm pack quilt patterns from 2018.

Pretty Please charm pack quilt by Lella Boutique. Beautiful and simple with a few sawtooth stars throughout. Fabric is Love Note by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
Pretty Please charm pack quilt by Lella Boutique

I had challenged myself to design a quilt using a single charm pack (42 assorted 5″ squares). I’m “pretty pleased” what I came up with! Using only 1 charm pack (+ yardage for the sawtooth stars, taupe and white backgrounds, etc.) you can make this 60″ x 60″ quilt top:

Pretty Please charm pack quilt by Lella Boutique. Beautiful and simple with a few sawtooth stars throughout. Fabric is Love Note by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
Pretty Please charm pack quilt in Love Note fabric

Shuffle

It started with a couple Moda charm packs and became a sea of pinwheels. It’s a classic block with a little twist.

Shuffle charm pack quilt. Really cute pinwheel quilt in Love Note fabric by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
Shuffle charm pack quilt in Love Note fabric

The block gets its off-kilter look by using a partial seam method. Don’t worry if you’re unfamiliar with partial seams – it’s a piece of cake! Check out the process in my partial seam technique post here.

Shuffle charm pack quilt. Really cute pinwheel quilt in Love Note fabric by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
Shuffle charm pack quilt in Love Note fabric

Snow Blossoms

It’s simple and sweet. One of my most popular fat quarter quilt patterns just got a new look. Have you made the Snow Blossoms star block before? It was time to reprint this pattern and it is perfect in Love Note fabric. I would love a chance to remake this one like the mockup!

Snow Blossoms fat quarter quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Fabric is Love Note by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.

Bloomington

This fun geometric flower quilt originated 2016 as part of the Olive’s Flower Market collection. Make it with 1 Jelly Roll (30 precut strips 2.5″ x WOF). I thought it would be lovely to give this one a makeover in Love Note fabric.

Bloomington flower quilt pattern by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Make it with a jelly roll! Fabric is Love Note by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
Bloomington jelly roll quilt in Love Note fabric.

Open Heart

This is one of the really popular ones. It’s been reprinted several times and seen many different looks. Open Heart can be made with fat quarters or fat eighths depending on how much variety you want. I really love it in Love Note with the “Alcott Text” print as the border.

Open Heart fat quarter quilt in Love Note fabric

Hope you enjoy this collection! Which quilt would you make? Let me know in the comments!

Love Note fabric by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics. In shops now!

10 Comments

  1. Patty Jones

    November 24, 2021 at 7:29 am

    Such yummy fabrics and it looks great in all the quilts shown! I have signed up for the Rose In Bloom BOM, so I will get to make it and can’t wait to see what I might be able to make using leftover scraps.

    1. lellaboutique

      November 28, 2021 at 10:34 am

      Oh I hope you have so much fun making it! Thanks for the support! XO

  2. Lolita Tsui

    November 24, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    I have signed up for the Rose in Bloom BOM at fat quarter shop. Is there any specific triangle paper and special flying geese ruler or other tools required? I’d like to order them soon so I will have them ready when BOM material arrives.

    1. lellaboutique

      November 28, 2021 at 10:31 am

      That is a great question! You can use Fat Quarter Shop’s “Triangles on a Roll” papers to help make all of the half square triangles. Each block pattern includes the sizes of Triangles on a Roll needed but here is the overall list of sizes you’d use:

      -1-1/2″ Half Square Triangle Paper (#H150)
      -2″ Half Square Triangle Paper (#H200)
      -3″ Half Square Triangle Paper (#H300)
      -6″ Half Square Triangle Paper (#H600)

      Here’s a link to the products:
      https://shrsl.com/3a1bw

  3. Cinda

    December 23, 2021 at 10:03 am

    Hi Vanessa, I just received, very early this morning, the first shipment from Fat Quarter Shop the Rose In Bloom BOM with the backing materials. I was initially attracted to this quilt because of the colors and then to the fact that the blocks are beginner friendly. I haven’t quilted very long. I am in love with this fabric line! I can’t wait to get started. I am going to do a few practice blocks first using the triangle on a roll paper first before I actually cut and sew from your fabric. Hopefully I won’t make any mistakes!

    1. lellaboutique

      December 30, 2021 at 8:47 pm

      Oh Cinda, that is so wonderful and exciting! You’re going to love it. Fat Quarter Shop is wonderful and providing enough fabric to help with any slip ups. You’ll do great!

  4. Debbie

    December 30, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    Can I quilt along with you? I bought fabric and books from fat quarter shop!

    1. lellaboutique

      December 30, 2021 at 8:42 pm

      Of course! Anyone can sew along!

  5. Bonnie J Sands

    April 2, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    What darker wideback (preferably blue) would compliment the Love Notes collection?
    Thank you, Bonnie
    Kitchener, ON Canada

    1. lellaboutique

      April 6, 2022 at 10:23 pm

      I don’t know about any matching widebacks, unfortunately. You could check out the coordinating solids page here to get an idea of matching solids:
      https://blog.lellaboutique.com/2021/05/love-note-fabric-matching-solids/

Leave a Reply