Let's Talk Apricot & Persimmon with Carina Gardner

22 Oct 2015

   Today's "Let's Talk" features Carina Gardner and her brand new Apricot & Persimmon line. This elegant fabric collection features a bold yet classic color palette.   The juxtaposition of black with the coral and apricot shades creates a contemporary spin on an otherwise soft palette. The stunning modern floral prints pair so well with the stripes and geometric Criss-Cross prints.      The whole collection is soothed by the tone-on-tone Fern print and the tiny petal prints. The effect is a very modern yet timeless appeal. This collection is sophisticated enough for a formal dining room, but warm enough to be a ... ...read more

Quilt Market: Join Us!

22 Oct 2015


Quilt Market is here and we want you to join us in person or online! If you will be attending Houston, join us at Schoolhouse and Sample Spree on Friday 10/23. Be sure to stop by our booths #2530 & #2632 Saturday thru Monday. For those of you who will not be in Houston, but want a glimpse at the fun, please join us on Periscope (times listed above). We will give you a peek at the booth and chat with designers. You won't want to miss these exciting events! ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~Four Corners Fabric Strip Quilt

21 Oct 2015

Four Corners row quilt tutorial by Amy Smart

Hi quilting friends, I'm Amy from Diary of a Quilter. I love a simple row quilt. They are a quick way to finish a quilt, and show off and use a lot of pretty fabric at the same time. The graphic, southwest-inspired prints in the new Four Corners fabric by Simple Simon and Co. is perfect for a simple but stunning row quilt. Using the rows from the main focus fabric gives it an added flair and even more elaborate design. I chose the black and white designs with just a little bit of color thrown in. You would ... ...read more

Shelfie Tuesday: Basics

20 Oct 2015

It's time to expose our shelves once again! One of our favorite shelves in the office houses our basics: Damask, Quatrefoil, School Chevron & Dots, Houndstooth, Holiday Banners, Stars, Anchors, Stripes and more! This photo was taken at eye level looking up - yes, they go all the way up to the ceiling! What's on your shelf? Share your shelfies with us on Instagram or Twitter #shelfietuesday #iloverileyblake What's on your shelf! Share your pictures with us on Instagram and Twitter #shelfietuesday #iloverileyblake ...read more

MQG Riley Blake Fabric Challenge Winners!

19 Oct 2015


 Riley Blake Designs was thrilled to be a part, for the second time, of the Modern Quilt Guild Fabric Challenge. The fabric used in this challenge was The Cottage Garden designed by The Quilted Fish. We appreciated all of the creativity, skill and talent that went into each inspiring quilt that was entered. All of the quilts were beautiful, which made our decision even more difficult to make. Thank you to all of the participants.  1st place goes to "X's and O's" by Susan Clay, Individual MQG Member - This quilt has an exciting use of color along with ... ...read more

Jedi Craft Girl: Farmers Market Quilt

19 Oct 2015


Jedi Craft Girl has a Free PDF on her blog for this lovely Farmer's Market Quilt. Aren't those fussy cut squares just adorable? The Vintage Market fabric collection was designed by Tasha Noel and is available in quilt shops. The top of the quilt features cute a cute little bunting banner applique, and notice the scrappy binding - LOVE! You can find the full tutorial on the Jedi Craft Girl blog. And if you need more Vintage Market cuteness - be sure to check out her fantastic scripture cover tutorial also featuring Vintage Market fabrics. ...read more

TBT Modern: Snowball

15 Oct 2015


  Today I am excited to show you this fun Snowball quilt block! I really love the simple look and versatility of this block. Because it is called the Snowball, I decided to make one block to go with the icy winter theme. I chose four different cool blue tones. I think a whole quilt made in this monochromatic blue color scheme would be beautiful! For the second block, I opted for brighter colors. I absolutely love this color combination! This would be so fun as a baby quilt. (Don't look at my uneven seams - I'm still learning!) So ... ...read more

Let's Talk Woodland Spring with Design by Dani

15 Oct 2015


 The highly anticipated and oh so charming Woodland Spring fabric collection is finally in stores! Featuring tiny little mushrooms and flowers, dainty deer and adorable woodland critters, this collection has already become an internet favorite. Woodland Spring, designed by Dani of Design by Dani, boasts soft, yet rich color combinations of coral, peach and navy that are just sublime. We wanted to get to know Dani a little better, so we threw some hard-hitting questions her way. Here are her answers: 1. Favorite color:  I love pink!  2. On a rainy day I like to:  snuggle up with a good ... ...read more

Project Design Team Halloween Tutorial Round-Up!

14 Oct 2015

Project Design Team Halloween

    Today we've got a special Halloween treat for you ... Seven SPOOKY tutorials from our Project Design Team!     First up, Melissa from Polka Dot Chair shares a cute Halloween Apron:       http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/blog/2012/09/19/project-design-team-wednesdayhalloween-apron/   AND her cute doll apron:      http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/blog/2013/09/12/project-design-team123/     Next, we have Amy from Diary of a Quilter with her adorable Pumpkin Table Runner:       http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/blog/2013/10/15/project-design-team-wednesdaypatchwork-pumpkin-tab/     Stef of Girl Inspired shared these DARLING Halloween DIY Leggings:     http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/blog/2014/10/15/project-design-team-wednesday-diy-leggings/       And we have a ... ...read more

Shelfie Tuesday: Idle Wild Jersey Knit

13 Oct 2015


Truth: we ran out of shelf space, so these gorgeous fabrics have found a home on the window seat in our design room, which boasts a stunning view of the Wasatch Mountains - nice! These knits are part of the Idle Wild collection designed by Pattern Anthology. Idle Wild is shipping to stores today! You can get a look at oodles of awesome projects made from Idle Wild knits by following along with the Fabric Tour going on now. Now let's see your shelfies! Share your shelfies with us on Twitter or Instagram #shelfietuesday #iloverileyblake ...read more

Idle Wild Blog Tour

12 Oct 2015

Pattern Anthology's much anticipated exclusive jersey knit fabric collection is making a splash this month as it begins to arrive in stores near you. To celebrate it's arrival, the ladies from Pattern Anthology have assembled a talented group to show off the beautiful prints and inspire us all to dust off our sewing machines!  This week, Dana from MADE featured several easy-to-make pencil skirts. Dana has a great pencil skirt tutorial on her blog you won't want to miss.  The Cottage Mama featured a lovely dress made with the Multi Floral and Blue Lace prints. What a ... ...read more

Friday Finds: Happy Haunting

09 Oct 2015


Top Row Right: Free Quilt Pattern Middlow Row (Left to Right): Little Girl Romper, Happy Haunting Quilt Tutorial, Halloween Quilt Bottom Row (Left to Right): Dog Collar, Haunted Table Runner Tutorial ...read more
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