RBD Post Quilt Market Blog Tour: Melly & Me

25 Nov 2014


Today we are excited to introduce you Melly of Melly & Me. Melly has been designing sewing patterns for years and is especially known for her "softie" or "stuffed animal" patterns.

Melly recently began designing fabric for Riley Blake Designs, with Snug as a Bug being her debut collection, followed by Sweet Home and now Wildflower Meadow. Hop on over to Melly's blog for a GIVEAWAY and for more fabulous pictures and inspiration from this adorable collection!

Previous Stop: Melissa Mortenson

Next Stop: Scott Jarrard

We are in LOVE with these cute little hedgehogs! The Hedgehog and Wildflower Spot fabrics also come in our Jersey Knit fabric.

We featured these knits in one of our recent tutorials for these quick and easy 5 Minute Wrist Warmers.

Melly & Me has teamed up with Aurifil Thread to create an exclusive Wildflower Meadow thread set. The bright, cheerful colors perfectly coordinate with the Wildflower Meadow fabric collection. You can find these high quality threads online and in select retail stores.

If you follow us on Facebook or Pinterest, you will see these fun "Get This Look" storyboards we like to put out there to help you get inspired. This most recent storyboard features the Wildflower Meadow fabric panel. The panel includes comes in 3 color options, and is pre-printed with a pattern and instructions so you can dive in and begin making this adorable little hedgehog purse right away!

Be sure to follow along as we continue to introduce you to our talented designers and their newest fabric collections!

11/6 - The Quilted Fish

11/7 - Bella Blvd.

11/8 - Deena Rutter

11/10 - Lila Tueller

11/11 - Carina Gardner

11/13 -Bee In My Bonnet

11/14 - Fancy Pants Designs

11/15 - Jen Allyson

11/17 - Zoe Pearn

11/18 - Sue Daley

11/20 - Kelly Panacci

11/21 - Marin Sutton

11/22 - Lori Whitlock

11/24 - Melissa Mortenson

11/25 - Melly & Me

11/28 - Scott Jarrard

11/29 - Elea Lutz

12/1 - Sibling Arts Studio

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