Articles in July 2012

Patchwork with Busy fingers

Posted: 28 July 2012 at 1:13 p.m.

There are some quilts that truly take your breath away and Sue Daley has many.  Her company Patchwork with Busy fingers is all about making pieced quilting easier.  These pictures where taken at Quilt Market in May...and I wish they were not so blurry...but Wow!

 I hope you ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Fat Quarter Tote

Posted: 25 July 2012 at 9 a.m.

Hi, my name is Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama and I'm back with an easy afternoon project called the 'Fat Quarter Tote'.  I fell in love with the fabric line, 'Seaside', by Riley Blake Designs the first time I saw it at quilt market back almost 9 months ... more

Houndstooth quilt

Posted: 23 July 2012 at 12:42 p.m.

We have a quick and easy quilt tutorial featured on Cutting Corners College taught by Rebecca of Charley, Dee & Me.  This houndstooth quilt features Vintage Baby fabric by Lori Whitlock.

Click Here to view the entire tutorial more

Introducing the Glamper Pincushion!

Posted: 21 July 2012 at 3:48 p.m.
 How cute is this? 
Amanda of The Quilted Fish is the creator of this darling pincushion ...
 Want to make one? 
Click HERE to visit Cutting Corners College to get the complete tutorial.
Oh and did you see this?
This is our friend April Cobb showing us ... more

Nancy Zieman 30-Minute Doll Clothes Blog Hop!

Posted: 20 July 2012 at 6 a.m.
Hi Everyone! 
Riley Blake Designs was asked to participate in our friend Nancy Zieman's blog hop for this great book that she co-wrote with Joan Hinds ... 
 As a Mom with a daughter with an 18" doll, I was THRILLED to review this book. Emma and I spent an evening ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Willow Improv Log Cabin Quilt

Posted: 18 July 2012 at 9 a.m.
Hi everyone! Today we've got a FABULOUS tutorial from
Heather Jones

Hi! Thanks for joining for my newest project for the Riley Blake Design Team. I've come up with an easy quilt project for you, featuring one of my favorite types of blocks: the ... more

What to do with Buttons

Posted: 16 July 2012 at 7:45 a.m.

Button, Button who has got the button. Jackie from Jackie's Art Quilts demonstrates different ways to use our Riley Blake Buttons for jewellery and accessories. Visit Cutting Corners College to view the entire tutorial. more

Halloween Pumpkin Pincushion

Posted: 14 July 2012 at 10:33 p.m.

Nancy from Sew Sew Happy Blog created Halloween Pumpkin Pincushions for this week's pincushion club.  She used Costume Clubhouse fabric....look at the curly cues...cute!
Click here to view the entire tutorial more

Project Design Team Wednesday~ Dresden Burst Baby Quilt

Posted: 11 July 2012 at 5:32 p.m.
Hi There!!

It's Melissa Mortenson again from the Polkadot Chair blog.  I'm very excited to be sharing with you my latest project for the Riley Blake Design Team.

For this months project,  I decided to make a baby quilt.  I love Dresden Blocks but didn't want to ... more

30 minute doll clothes

Posted: 11 July 2012 at 12:52 p.m.

Nancy Zieman is having a blog tour with her new 30 minute doll patterns. Our own Jina Barney is on the blog tour today....

Click here to see Jina"s doll... all dressed up our Chevron, Ombre dot and solid fabrics. Also check out the schedule for the rest of ... more

Thank a firefighter today!

Posted: 10 July 2012 at 1:02 p.m.

We love our firefighters.  This was our Alpine mountainside one week ago....we feel very blessed to have received rain 2 days after the fire started.


This home was saved by the valiant efforts of our firefighters, the area around this home was completely burned.

House saved from fire

We are left with a ... more

Applique basics

Posted: 9 July 2012 at 11:30 a.m.

Ever wonder how quilters get those intricate little pieces appliquéd onto quilts?  Today on Cutting Corners College Deonn Stott gives great tips for practical, portable, everyday quilting techniques. more

Spool Pincushion

Posted: 6 July 2012 at 7:31 a.m.

It's Friday!  We have a great pincushion for you today brought to you by Rebecca from Charley, Dee & Me.  Rebecca has used Dress up days fabric to create this very useful pincushion.

What a great idea! Click here to see the entire tutorial. more

Project Design Team Wednesday~ Seaside and Chevron Picnic Quilt

Posted: 4 July 2012 at 9 a.m.
Seaside & Chevron Picnic Quilt Tutorial

Hi! I'm Maureen from Maureen Cracknell Handmade and I am SO excited to be a part of the Riley Blake Design Team!! Today I'm sharing a tutorial for a Hand-tied Picnic Beach Quilt using a simple patchwork of Riley Blake's new Seaside Collection for the quilt top ... more

Countdown to Christmas

Posted: 2 July 2012 at 2:37 p.m.

It is Christmas in July. We have a fun tutorial on Cutting Corners College today using our Santa's Workshop fabric line

Bree McElroy from Distant Pickles shows us how to make a Countdown to Christmas chain. more
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