Eleanor Dugan: Sashing Stash

23 May 2015


We are super excited today to introduce you to Eleanor Dugan and her Sashing Stash collection! Eleanor was a stage and film costume designer in New York City and Los Angeles for two decades, before stumbling into quilting. A cousin requested a baby quilt. "And BAM!" she says, "I was hooked." Since then, Eleanor has made more than a hundred quilts, as well as researching and writing more than 50 articles published in major quilt magazines. Visit Eleanor's blog to learn more about Sashing Stash! Previous: Cinderberry Stitches Next: Deena Rutter Be sure to follow along as we meet ... ...read more

Cinderberry Stitches: Saltwater

22 May 2015

Mermaids, sea turtles and narwhals - does it get any better than that? Paired with soft shades of periwinkle, persimmon, and mint, and we have a winning combination! Natalie Lymer is the creative heart behind Cinderberry Stitches. Natalie describes herself as a "fabric & pattern designer, author & illustrator, dreamer, lover of colour & thread and Mother of two." It has come as no surprise that people are in love with Saltwater. Natalie's use of color and simple artwork beautifully capture the spirit of every little would-be mermaid's fantasies. Head on over to Natalie's blog for more on this fabulous fabric ... ...read more

Lori Whitlock: Play Ball

22 May 2015

We are excited to introduce you to another of our longtime designers: Lori Whitlock. Lori's attention to detail in color trends and design is easily seen in her work, which can be found in both paper and textile. Here is one for the boys - "Play Ball" by Lori Whitlock is one of our all-time favorite boy lines! With balls, jerseys, ticket stubs and stars, this collection is playful and bright - perfect Play Ball is in stores now, so be sure to snatch some up while it lasts! Hop on over to Lori's blog for more pictures, ideas and ... ...read more

Tasha Noel: Vintage Market

21 May 2015

Tasha Noel is a designer whose artwork perfectly captures the sweetness and innocence of childhood. Her Vintage Market collection, scheduled to arrive in stores in June, is no exception. Reminiscent of carefree summer days and picnics in the park, the sweet designs and fresh color palette are a winning combination. Hop on over to Tasha's blog for pictures and loads of inspiration! Next: Lori Whitlock Previous: Lori Holt Be sure to follow along as we meet our fantastic designers and get sneak peaks at their upcoming collections!5/15 - Where Women Cook5/18 - Becky Marie Designs8/18 - Pattern Anthology5 ... ...read more

Lori Holt: Modern Minis

21 May 2015

Today we are thrilled to introduce you to one of our longtime designers, Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet. Lori's quilt patterns and darling fabrics are legendary. Her latest collection, Modern Minis, is expected to arrive in stores in June. Miniature prints are so fun to work with, and Modern Minis is an entire collection of fun, modern miniature designs. Hop on over to Lori's blog for inspiration and a fun sneak peak at her collection. Previous: Carina Gardner Next: Tasha Noel Be sure to follow along as we meet our fantastic designers and get sneak peaks ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Super Easy Tunic Top

20 May 2015

simple pillowcase tunic

Hi Everyone! I'm Mandy and I blog over at SugarBeeCrafts.com where I share lots of simple DIY craft and sewing projects. I love being part of the Riley Blake Design Team and sharing projects here. Today I'm showcasing a simple sewing project - the Pillowcase Tunic Top. This is a perfect project for a beginner sewer (yourself or even a kiddo who's learning to sew) or a perfect quick project for a seasoned sewer (it's SO fast! Love that!)   Isn't this Riley Blake fabric dreamy?? Tunic tops are a great way to showcase a fun ... ...read more

Color Stories: Coral

19 May 2015

Left Photo (Left to Right): Coral La Vie Boheme Roses, Pink La Vie Boheme Medallion, Red La Vie Boheme Medallion, Navy La Vie Boheme Roses Top Right Photo: Coral Damask, Rouge Medium Dot, Flamingo Shade, Coral Quatrefoil, Coral Solid Bottom Right Photo: Coral Hair Bow ...read more

Carina Gardner: Wiltshire Daisy

19 May 2015

Today's stop on our 2015 Spring Quilt Market Blog Tour takes us to the blog of Carina Gardner and her stunning Wiltshire Daisy collection. Carina is a designer, entrepreneur, wife and mother. We don't know now she does it all! Carina's Wiltshire Daisy has been an instant hit; with vintage-inspired floral motifs that maintain a hint of modern aesthetic, the possibilities with this collection are endless. Hop on over to Carina's blog for more about Carina and her fabulous collection. Next: Lori Holt Previous: Pattern Anthology Be sure to follow along as we meet our fantastic ... ...read more

Pattern Anthology: Idle Wild

18 May 2015

We are so excited about this brand new collection of knits we debuted at Quilt Market! The colors and prints are just dreamy! And we are super excited to introduce you to Pattern Anthology; a collaboration of four very talented women. Be sure to stop by each of their blogs for introductions, learn a little about the design process, and, best of all, a preview of Idle Wild! Melly Sews Shwin & Shwin Andrea's Notebook See Kate Sew Previous: Becky Marie Designs Next: Carina Gardner   Be sure to follow along as we introduce you to our talented designers and give ... ...read more

Science Equations: Becky Marie Designs

18 May 2015

Did you see our fun little pins being passed out at Quilt Market? Yes, we think nerds are pretty cool and we think our friend, Mr. Einstein is looking pretty dapper in our Science Equations fabric! Today, we are excited for you to meet Becky Vandenberg of Becky Marie Designs, creator of these fun novelty science prints. Hop on over to her blog for lots of inspiration while getting a peek at more of this fantastic little collection! Previous: Where Women Cook Next: Pattern Anthology Be sure to follow along as we introduce you to our talented designers and give ... ...read more

Halle Rose Dress with Machine Applique Tutorial

18 May 2015

We just LOVE this darling dress and beautiful applique made from our Halle Rose fabric collection. Hop on over to A Bit of Stitch for pattern info. and some very helpful tips on sewing those curves just right! ...read more

Friday Finds: Wiltshire Daisy

15 May 2015

1. Criss Cross Pinafore & Bloomers 2. Wiltshire Daisy Doll Panel 3. Fabric Eggs & Basket 4. Traveler's Notebook 5. Triangle Quilt 6. Crib Sheet 7. Little Girls Sundress ...read more
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