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

Where Women Cook: Ooh La La Fresh & French

15 May 2015


Welcome to our 2015 Spring Quilt Market Blog Tour! Our first stop is with Jo Packham of Where Women Cook. Scheduled to arrive in August, Jo's brand new collection, "Ooh La La Fresh & French" features culinary motifs and pre-printed apron panels with a definitive classic french flair. We asked Jo about the inspiration behind her collection. She told us, "As Editor-in-Chief of Where Women Cook, I believe that food is our new frontier. Other than technology, food is the fastest growing market today. I believe the foodies can share much with the quilters, the fabric lovers and the DIY ... ...read more

TBT Modern: Jacob's Ladder

14 May 2015


It's time for another TBT Modern #tbt! I am having a blast sewing along with Bonnie's Traditional Block Thursday tutorials. Today I am showing off my modern version of Bonnie's Jacob's Ladder tutorial. If you have been following along with me, you know this is my first go at quilting. Up until now, I have always sewn clothing. Bonnie's tutorials have progressively been getting a little more challenging each week, so I must confess, at first glance, I was a little nervous about trying this one. I can tell you I had nothing to be ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Easy Fabric Ruffle Flowers

13 May 2015

sm fabric flowers 1

These fabric flowers are so fun and easy to make. They add such a fun finishing touch to so many projects. Here are the quick and easy steps! Material (12 in x 3 in strip). Love the happy colors of these Riley Blake Designs fabrics! You can cut your fabric longer for more ruffles:) Thread & needle, and something for the center, (jewels or buttons)  Step 1:Cut a 12 x 3 in strip from your fabric. Iron the strip folded in half the long way. Fold right sides up. Step 2: Thread your needle. Double knot at the bottom. Then ... ...read more

Color Stories: Orange

12 May 2015


Left Photo (left to right): Happy Haunting Orange Stripe, Summer Song 2 Orange Song Petals, Modern Mini's Orange Modern Texting, Happy Haunting Orange Haunting Damask, Summer Song 2 Yellow Summer Stripe, Play Ball Orange Ball Geo Top Right Photo: Orange Houndstooth, Orange Gingham, Orange 2 inch Stripe, Orange Quatrefoil, Orange Small Chevron ...read more
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