TBT Modern: Pinwheels

11 Jun 2015

In this week's Traditional Block Thursday tutorial, Bonnie shows us how to put together this fun little Pinwheel block. The Pinwheel Block makes us think of, well, pinwheels! Full of movement and reminiscent of old-fashioned summer fun, pinwheels are typically bright and colorful. Because I like to sew "ironically", I opted to make these pinwheels in mellow greens and browns - the exact opposite of the bright pop of color you would expect to see in a pinwheel block. I love how it turned out! Diagonal lines create a sense of energy and motion. The natural, earthy hues create a ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday: Bow Tie Bracelets

10 Jun 2015

How to Make Bow Tie Bracelets .. a free sewing pattern by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

  Hey there! My name is Melissa Mortenson and I blog over at the Polka Dot Chair, I'm also a fabric designer for Riley Blake. My first line "Derby Style" came out in February of this year.   I've been blogging since 2007 and have LOADS of free sewing tutorials on my site, drop by and check them out some time.... make sure you say "hello" while you're there too. This year my oldest daughter started wearing little bow tie bracelets. I had never seen anything like them before and thought they were absolutely adorable. Then I thought "I ... ...read more

Color Stories: Yellow

09 Jun 2015

Left Photo (left to right): Yellow Bloom Check, Yellow Bloom Tulip, Yellow Bloom Stripe, Yellow Vintage Strawberries, Yellow Parisian Scroll, Yellow Flyers Gear, Yellow Parisian Dot, Yellow Modern Arrows Top Photo (top to bottom): Mustard Medium Dot, Daffodil Solid, Yellow Quatrefoil, Yellow Gingham, Yellow Houndstooth Bottom Photo (clockwise): Yellow Aurifil Thread, Yellow Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Butter Matte Buttons, Yellow Chevron and Polka Dot Buttons, ...read more

A Bright Corner: Play Ball Quilt Tutorial

08 Jun 2015

We're always looking for great looking boy quilts, so we were thrilled to see this tutorial featuring the Play Ball fabric collection by Lori Whitlock. Andy, from A Bright Corner, shows us how to whip up this quilt in no time at all - stencil patterns included! Hop on over to Andy's blog for the full tutorial! ...read more

Introducing: Lori Holt Cozy Cottage Calendar

08 Jun 2015

We are thrilled to present the very first calendar by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet! The Cozy Cottage 2016 calendar is a twelve-month calendar, and each page features Lori's vintage style home decorated with quilts and colorful projects from all of her books.  The calendar also includes three patterns for the Cozy Cottage Block, Cozy Cottage Mini Quilt, and Cozy Cottage Pillow!   The calendar is 10" x 15", has rounded corners and uses a wall-hanging spiral binding.  It is printed on thick, glossy paper for durability.  It is sure to become a highly desired Lori Holt collectible ... ...read more

Quilt Market in Minnesota 2015

06 Jun 2015

Now that the dust has settled a little from Quilt Market, we are in the mood to reminisce! Quilt Market is always a feast for the eyes and we thought we'd share some of that eye candy with those of you who couldn't be there with us. We have a soft spot for softies, and throughout our booth, you would find these adorable softies from Lucy Blaire. This cute little giraffe and coordinating pillow are made from Zoe Pearn's "Summer Song 2" collection. Novelty prints are always a hit, and these fun prints designed by Samantha Walker ... ...read more

Friday Finds: Floribella

05 Jun 2015

1. Free Quilt Pattern 2. Ma Chere Dress Pattern 3. Fat Quarter Baby Bonnet Tutorial 4. MacKenzie Clan Quilt Pattern 5. Quick & Easy Bag Pattern 6. Fat Quarter Bundle 7. Quilt-As-You-Go Table Runner 8. T-Shirt Dress ...read more

Grand Old Flag Quilt Tutorial

04 Jun 2015

With local celebrations, family gatherings, barbeques and fireworks filling the month of July, this beautiful quilt is the perfect reminder of what it's all about! This is the perfect quilt for wrapping around yourself on cool summer evenings, and it's twin size is just right for any kid; from a small child to a big-shot teen. The large, 3-piece blocks mean this quilt can literally be whipped up in an afternoon! I used three different sized stripes to create visual interest. While it isn't necessary, it really does break up the monotony of the stripe - especially where ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Reversible Market Tote

03 Jun 2015

  Hello Riley Blake Readers, it's Melissa Corry from Happy Quilting here with you today and I am so excited to be sharing another fun tutorial with you.   When I saw the adorable Vintage Market fabric by Tasha Noel I just knew it would be perfect for a little tote for my daughter.   It is so, so, so adorable!!!! So I came up with this adorable little basic tote. One side is cute patchwork... ...and the other side is the fun Panel. And by using "fusible batting" you can make this bag so it is completely reversible. So let's ... ...read more

Color Stories: Aqua

02 Jun 2015

Left Photo (left to right): Blue Merry Matryoshka Main, Blue Summer Song Floral, Cream Flutterberry Plume, Aqua Vintage Bike Ride, Blue Matryoshka Snowflakes, Blue Flutterberry Main Top Right (left to right): 1/4 Inch Aqua Crochet Lace, Aurifill Thread in Riley Blake Aqua, Buttons, Gathered Grosgrain Bottom Right (top to bottom): Aqua Sparkle Crown, Aqua Medium Dot, Aqua 1/4 Inch Gingham, Aqua Small Chevron, Aqua Honeycomb Dot, Aqua Quatrefoil, Blue/Gray Houndstooth, Aqua Shimmer, Aqua Swiss Dot ...read more

Jumbo Ric Rac Border Quilt

01 Jun 2015

Have you ever wondered how people get those cute jumbo ric rac edges to look so neat? Deonn Stott has a great little tutorial on her blog teaching us just how it's done! Featuring fabric from the Summer Song 2 collection, Riley Blake Gingham, Jumbo Teal Ric Rac and Hot Pink Gathered Grosgrain, this little quilt is perfect for cuddling sweet summer babies! ...read more

Kelly Panacci: Little Flyers

30 May 2015

Last stop on our 2015 Quilt Market Blog Tour takes us to Kelly Panacci, designer of Little Flyers. This has to be one of our favorite boy collections because of it's innocent retro flair, reminiscent of Saturday morning cartoons. Kelly lives in Canada where she and her husband, Mario work together raising their three children and running their business together. Hop on over to Kelly's blog for more about Kelly and Little Flyers! Previous: Samantha Walker Be sure to follow along as we meet our fantastic designers and get sneak peaks at their upcoming collections!5/15 - Where ... ...read more
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