Friday Finds 4.15.16

15 Apr 2016

 

 Happy Friday, friends! We rounded up more fun finds from Instagram, blogs and Etsy for you to drool over and get inspired by! We wish you a restful and creativity-filled weekend! Instagram: To start things off, we fell head over heels for this stunning quilt created by @happinessinthemaking using Carina Gardner's Apricot & Persimmon collection. Wow! Etsy: Double Gauze makes the perfect swaddle blankets. This lovely blanket features the Flutter Multi print with a Gold Plus print binding. Such a fun combination! Riley Blake Blog: Ameroonie Designs made use of the low-volume prints in the Lost & Found Halloween collection to ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Lost and Found Halloween Quilt

13 Apr 2016


  Hi friends!  It's Amy from Ameroonie Designs here again to talk Halloween.  That's right!  This year, I'm super excited to finally be ahead of at least one holiday. :)   When I saw this Lost and Found Halloween fabric I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it.  I love all the low volume prints in this collection and I wanted to create a quilt that let them shine.  This plus quilt was an improvised solution to that idea.    First I cut out the pluses from the colored fabrics I selected, then using lots and LOTS of math- ... ...read more

Bloom Sew Along: Block 13

11 Apr 2016

 

Happy Monday and welcome to our Block 13 post for Lori Holt's Bloom Sew Along! We hope your blocks are coming along nicely. It has been so much fun seeing your work popping up in Instagram! If you want to see what others are making, just search #bloomsewalong   Block 13 features a simple flower with a lovely layered center. Cindy made this block using Lori's Calico Days fabric line. Isn't it cute?  This fun block was made by Jina of Jina Barney Designz using various Penny Rose reproduction and vintage-inspired prints.  We love the playful, scrappy feel ... ...read more

Giveaway for an EQ7 from Electric Quilt

10 Apr 2016

   
EQ7 giveaway

Riley Blake Designs is helping Electric Quilt celebrate their 25th Anniversary this month with a giveaway for an EQ7 software package! Not only that, but you can go to Electric Quilt and enter to win a Vintage Kitchen by Jolijou 21 piece one-yard collection from Riley Blake  Designs! All you have to do to enter to win the Riley Blake Designs giveaway for the EQ7 software is enter on Raffelcopter widget below between April 10th and April 25th. We will select a random winner at 11 a.m. Mountain Time on April 25th. To win the Vintage Kitchen by Jolijou ... ...read more

Classic Sewing Magazine Features Riley Blake Designs

09 Apr 2016

 
Classic Sewing Mag Spring 2016

Riley Blake Designs is so excited to be featured in the Summer 2016 issue of Classic Sewing Magazine! This magazine features beautiful heirloom sewing projects (including smocking!), quilting projects, articles on shops and designers as well as sewing world stars. The issues always come with a new paper pattern featuring a couple of projects in the issue. Our own Cindy Cloward, co-owner of Riley Blake Designs, is featured in this issue discussing the how she works in the world of fabric manufacturing and the sewing industry. The summer issue of Classic Sewing Magazine is on newsstands now, or go to ... ...read more

Friday Finds: 4.8.16

08 Apr 2016


 Happy Friday! It has been a busy week so we have rounded up our favorite finds of the week for you! Check out what people are making with Riley Blake fabrics! On the blog, Mandy at Sugar Bee Crafts shared a free tutorial for this seriously awesome book bag made with our Smarty Cats and Novelty Glasses fabrics. Get the tutorial here.    Instagram: @crafterbynight shared this beauty - part of an amazing English Paper Pieced quilt she is working on. The fabric is Nadra Ridgeway's Backyard Roses collection. Wow!   Instagram: This timeless spring dress by @allysews was made with our ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Pocket Tote

06 Apr 2016

free pattern pocket tote bag

Hi Everyone! I'm Mandy and I blog at Sugar Bee Crafts, where you can find awesome craft, sewing, and diy tutorials - come check it out! I love being a part of the Riley Blake Design Team and bringing you simple sewing tutorials using super cute fabric.   Today I'm showcasing this cute Smarty Cats fabric in cream with a coordinating Novelty Glasses in blue. I can't get over the cuteness of the cats in glasses! I knew immediately that it would be perfect fabric for a library bag, and so I came up with a simple Pocket Tote ... ...read more

Bloom Sew Along: Block 12

04 Apr 2016

 

It's time for Block #12 of Lori Holt's Bloom Sew Along! We have loved seeing your blocks all over Instagram & Pinterest. Great job everyone! Today's block features 3 sweet little tulip shapes. Cindy made the above block using Lori Holt's Calico Days fabric line. Cute! This next bock was made by Brenna from Life After Laundry. Brenna also used Lori's Calico Days fabric line, but added the sashing and posts. So fun to see this coming together! Jina, of Jina Barney Designz made her block using a variety of Penny Rose reproduction and vintage-inspired fabrics ... ...read more

Friday Finds 4.1.16

01 Apr 2016


Happy Friday! It's time for our favorite time of the week when we round up our top finds from all over social media. It is so much fun and inspiring seeing what all of our friends (yes, that includes you) are making with Riley Blake fabrics!   You can follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram to stay updated on the latest and greatest with Riley Blake. You can also search with our hashtags to find out what everyone else is making! #iloverileyblake #fabricismyfun #rileyblakedesigns #ilovepennyrose Instagram: @jellyloucreations shared this beautiful tulle & knit spring dress. The bodice is Pattern ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Retro Trailer Remodel

30 Mar 2016

Vintage Trailer Remodel - Retro Trailer - This is SO cute! Love this glamper!!

I'm Amy. I work with The Crafting Chicks on the back side of their blog. Years ago my cousins and I had a little blog to share all of our crafty projects. We got busy and the blog disappeared. But I still love to craft. And I still get to work with the wonderful Crafting Chicks! My parents have a piece of property that they stay at over the summers. The grand kids just LOVE to go camping out there too. Think.... 4 wheelers, zipline and archery range... yep. The kids (and adults) LOVE it! Last summer my parents ... ...read more

Happy Monday! Bloom Sew Along - Block 11

28 Mar 2016

 

Happy Monday everyone! Welcome to week 11 of Lori Holt's Bloom Sew Along. This week's block is this simple tulip shape which Cindy worked on using Lori's Calico Days fabric collection.   It would be fun to see an entire quilt made out of this flower - so sweet and simple! Trish, from Notes of Sincerity, created this lovely pillow out of Block #11. She used fabrics from October Afternoon's Sidewalks collection, Riley Blake Gingham and Lori Holt's Polka Dot Stitches. Beautiful! Jina, of Jina Barney Designz, created this fun version using Penny Rose vintage inspired and ... ...read more

What Is This RBD60 Giveaway?

26 Mar 2016

RBD60 Giveaway

Are you wondering what all these prize boxes floating around the country are all about?  Let us fill you in! We are counting down the days to Spring Quilt Market with our #RBD60 Giveaways! We'll be giving away prize boxes each week leading up to Spring Quilt Market on May 20th. The prize boxes have a retail value of at least $200, and the contents will vary as the contest goes on. The image above is a representation of what may be in the prize box. How do you win a prize box? Let us show you! We will ... ...read more
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