Articles in October 2011

Houston 2011

Posted: 28 October 2011 at 11:22 p.m.

Here is a quick peak of our booth at the end of the night. We will take better pictures tomorrow. 

We are introducing Delighted to

Fox trails by Doohikey Designs....

Tuxedo by Doodlebug Designs....

Daisy Cottage by Lori Holt....

Decadence and Saddle up by Samantha Walker.

Lost and ... more

Quilt Market Preview

Posted: 26 October 2011 at 1:30 p.m.

Yes Lori Holt's Daisy Cottage has arrived and we do like our pink....and pink likes us.

 But we wanted to show off our versatility... we can make fabric lines without pink.  Here is a sneak peak of Grandma's house by PaperLoft, due to arrive next month..look ... more

Daisy Cottage has arrived

Posted: 25 October 2011 at 2:06 p.m.

Have you received our Riley Blake newsletter today?  Today's newsletter was sent out this morning, announcing the arrival of Daisy Cottage.


No?! It is easy to sign up,   Look at the top of our blog page and click on Newsletter sign-up. Once you have signed up you will receive ... more

The "Fall Into Ruffles" Jacket

Posted: 25 October 2011 at 7:37 a.m.

If you have little girls in your life, this tutorial is for you.

The "Fall Into Ruffles" Jacket by Jessica Abbott

Visit Cutting Corners College and see step by step instructions.

Jessica uses Sweet Nothings fabrics by Zoe Pearn and Delighted! fabrics by Amanda Hearing to create these fashionable, but ... more

Delighted Party

Posted: 20 October 2011 at 7:45 p.m.

We had a delightful time at Amanda's launch party.  We made mini pincushions out of bottle caps....(which we will be making at the Spark event Friday night).

Everything in the room was decorated with her new line including this doll house put together by Amanda's husband. Welcome ... more


Posted: 19 October 2011 at 6:19 p.m.

One last word on our Florida trip.  "Steampunk"....raise your hand if you have ever heard the word "steampunk". Until last weekend I had not heard it either... then I met two sisters, Kitty and Jennifer.  They are the authors of this new book Steampunk Chic ... more

Easy Headband tutorial

Posted: 18 October 2011 at 7:04 a.m.

If you have a little girl in your life, today's tutorial on Cutting Corners College is for you.  Kitty Vogt uses Delighted fabric to make these easy headbands.

This would be a perfect do-together craft project for kids. 

Thanks for the great idea Kitty! more

Southern Women's Show day 2

Posted: 17 October 2011 at 5 a.m.

We had a great second day (Saturday for us) at the Southern Women's Show, teaching how to make zipper flowers.

Some ladies attended our Yo Yo making class the day before and came back for the zipper class. Others only came for zipper flowers....(Handmade fabric lanyards were provided ... more

Southern Women's Show

Posted: 14 October 2011 at 5:10 p.m.

It is warm and sunny in Orlando (sorry to rub it in my cold weather friends). How would it be to live here year round? 

We had a great first day at the Southern Women's show and we taught our first class, Yo Yo wristlets. 

We had a few ... more


Posted: 13 October 2011 at 8:20 p.m.

Riley had a birthday this week.  We had a special cake made for a special birthday and it turned out so cute I had to share a couple of photos.

Dippidee, creator of the cake, did a fantastic job adding a fondant lipstick, powder brush and rouge to the top ... more

More Quilting Basics

Posted: 11 October 2011 at 1:33 p.m.

Check out this week's tutorial on Cutting Corners College. Quilting basics by Deonn Stott.

We love her step by step instructions which are very easy to follow.  Look at all the basic quilt blocks that Deonn has demonstrated this year, and now she is teaching how to put them ... more

Messy Monday!

Posted: 10 October 2011 at 11:37 a.m.

I hope everyone had a glorious weekend.  Mine ended a little too soon.  I was able to visit my son at the University he is currently attending for parents weekend.  It was a beautiful fall weekend and he is really doing OK without me.  I am catching up on laundry ... more

Riley Blake Designs How-to-video #1

Posted: 6 October 2011 at 11:52 a.m.

We just finished our first "How-to-video".  We have more to follow, but this first tutorial features Amanda Herring's pennants. more

Fat Quarter Winner

Posted: 5 October 2011 at 10:25 a.m.

We loved reading all of the comments about our new 2012 fabric lines. Thanks!

I used Random Number Generator to choose the winner of the fat quarter bundle...drum roll please.....#22.  (which just happens to be my husband's favorite number)

22. So many great ones, but I like ... more

Lost and Found Quilt

Posted: 4 October 2011 at 11:42 a.m.

We have a new tutorial to share on Cutting Corners College. Brought to you by Jackie White, this quilt uses "Lost and Found" fabric by My Minds Eye.  Beautiful!




When my daughter, Riley, first saw this fabric line she decided she wanted to redo her room.  Her room is still ... more
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