Backyard Roses Blog Tour - Backyard Bunnies

18 Apr 2016


 Happy Monday! We are so excited to help Nadra Ridgeway kick off her Backyard Roses Blog Tour today! Nadra lives in a small town near Frankfurt, Germany. Nadra's fabrics have a signature look that incorporates bright, cheerful florals and charming coordinates that seem to mix springtime with a little of Grandma's kitchen. I decided to make these cute Archer Bunnies with each of the Backyard Roses main prints. Aren't they just lovely? The pattern for Archer was designed by one of our very favorite softie pattern makers, Lucy Blaire, and can be found here.  The sweet little ... more

Bloom Sew Along: Block 14

18 Apr 2016


Happy Monday! Welcome to week 14 of Lori Holt's Bloom Sew Along! This week's block features this fabulous bull's eye flower that could take a quilter on a traditional or very modern path! Cindy made this block using fabrics from Lori Holt's Calico Days fabric line. She hand sewed the applique so that the stitches are almost invisible. Lovely! Did I mention this flower could take on a modern feel? Take a look at this cute block by Melissa at Happy Quilting. She used Doodlebug Designs' Dot and Dash collection to achieve this striking black and ... more

RBD60 Online Giveaways Are Coming!

15 Apr 2016

RBD60 Giveaway

   For anyone who missed your state when we came through, or won't be near the drop site for the upcoming RBD60 Giveaways, you still have an opportunity to win a Riley Blake Prize Box! We will have online giveaways starting in May! Here is a sample of what will be in the boxes. We want to thank Aurifil and BabyLock for sponsoring part of the prize box goodies! Stay tuned! more

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 ... 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- ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... more
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