Meet Up

14 Jul 2011

A quick shout out to all the ladies I met last night from the Utah Creative Guild.  So nice to meet you all! ...read more

Triangle basics

12 Jul 2011


Deonn Stott posted her latest tutorial  on Cutting Corners College: "Building Blocks II- TRIANGLES". This is the perfect triangle tutorial for the beginner quilter and for quilters who want to perfect their technique.  Watch for Deonn's quilting basic tutorials the second Tuesday of every Month. Thanks Deonn! ...read more

Add a little Sparkle to your fabric projects

06 Jul 2011

 Winner of a fat quarter bundle: Bree: http://distantpickles.blogspot.com/2011/07/cruisin-with-riley-blake-designscontest.html www.distantpickles.blogspot.com :) *email julia@rileyblakedesigns.com with your address. Thanks Ladies for all of the posts and helping us spread the word of our contest!    New Products....Did I mention we have sparkle!  In two weeks...Lost and Found will arrive with sparkle.  Below we have a five inch square that shows off this new product. We have 6 prints total with sparkle:  three damasks and three main prints from Lost and Found.  (All of these prints are in regular cotton too) Notice ... ...read more

Quilts

01 Jul 2011

 Ahoy matey! ....Pirates by Emily Taylor arrived two weeks ago.  This quilt was designed by Pie Plate Patterns.

 Farm Fresh by October Afternoon arrives next week.... and Lost and Found by My Mind's Eye arrives soon after. Fat quarters!....I have one fat quarter bundle to give-away to any blogger who posts on their blog about our Riley Blake Quilt contest.  This is a random give-away and I will announce the the winner next Wednesday. Post your blog address in the comment section. Thanks for spreading the word about our contest.     Have a good weekend (Happy 4th!) and I ... ...read more

All Dolled up quilts and a blogger/shop owner give-away

28 Jun 2011

We mentioned 'All Dolled up last" month but we wanted to show off the All Dolled Up quilts one more time.  They were so fantastic we really hated to part with them. Amanda Herring of the quilted fish put together a fun event for quilt market  Riley Blake Designs and 28 local designers helped sponsor the event which allowed hundreds of quilt market attendees to participate.  These were the grand prize quilts. 

Each quilt block is one of a kind...designed and made by the 28 local designers (14 signature blocks per quilt).  Chris Orton pieced all the blocks together ... ...read more

Retreat

24 Jun 2011

I love June...summer is just getting underway, market is over and we can move at a little slower pace.. no warp speed (ok I am a closet trekkie) until September.  So now I have a little time to post pictures of our first Riley Blake Quilt retreat that was held last month.  We were thrilled to have Kellie Wulfsohn of "Don't Look Now" spend a couple of extra days with us in Salt Lake City.  If you were at quilt market and saw her booth, you know why we wanted her to stay and teach her method of ... ...read more

Cowboys and Indians

21 Jun 2011

New quilt tutorial on Cutting Corners College. Now where do you think the designer for this Wild West Quilt is from... Utah, Arizona...somewhere in the mid west?  Guess again. This quilt was brought to you by a designer from Ireland.  Love the cowboy and Indian theme, Karen Maxwell uses Samantha Walkers Wanna be a Cowboy 2 fabric to create this adorable quilt.

A great use of ric-rac. Thanks so much Karen for the great tutorial. *Just a Reminder to everyone to enter your Riley Blake quilt for a chance to win a beach cruiser bike in our Cruisin with ... ...read more

Lila's Art Bag and more

18 Jun 2011

Thanks for all of the kind words about our studio 5 spot.  It is always interesting to try something new.  I have had many requests for the art bag pattern that I showed using Lila Tueller's new line Lola's Posies.  The bag is also designed by Lila Tueller and the pattern is called Deluxe bags and it will be available in just a few weeks. It includes patterns for the art kit, computer case, and a few cosmetic cases in different sizes.  These bags are great projects for using laminates. Here is the art bag.

Love the inside ... ...read more

Quilt Contest

15 Jun 2011

Our Quilt Contest begins today!  You have from now and until August 17th to create and post your favorite Riley Blake Quilt.  Your pattern does not need to be original, but your fabric must be Riley Blake.  Visit your local quilt shop or fabric store and pick out what you think will be a winner.  

We have so many collections that would make fantastic quilts:

Fabrics that have just arrived:

Lola's Poises by Lila Tueller

Hoo's in the Forest by Doohikey Designs by Shari Butler

Pirates by Emily Taylor

Alphabet soup boy and girl By Zoe Pearn for ...

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Going Live

14 Jun 2011

Riley Blake Designs went live today.  I was asked to be on Studio 5 (a local station), and talk about our fabric tree at quilt market plus five projects using Riley Blake designs fabric. Here is Jina and I before the show...Jina helped me set up and also helped calm my nerves.

Here is the actual Studio 5 segment. You can tell I am a rookie because I kept looking at the wrong camera,   I was very nervous, so much so that I had a hard time keeping my thoughts strait. I forgot to mention a lot of things ... ...read more

Winners!!!

10 Jun 2011

After thousands of votes we are pleased to announce the winners of our apparel contest.  It was really close! Thanks to everyone who entered and to all who voted. 1st place and winner of our Riley Blake Beach Cruiser bike: 5 tier ruffled skirt, t-shirt and cap featuring Riley Blake Summer Song April Byers of Florida

2nd place winner:   Ruffled knot top and matching ruffle capris in Summer Song Jill Ackfeld of Missouri Our 2nd Place Winner will receive a Pre-Cut Package of Holiday Fabrics from the Holly Jolly, Christmas Candy and Trick or Treat collections. Package will include one ... ...read more

We are crazy about hoops

08 Jun 2011

We have a quick and easy tutorial on Cutting Corners College taught by Angela Ellsworth.  Look how fun Riley Blake fabric looks in hoops.

Place the hoops on a wall and watch how it brightens up a room. Thanks Angela! Tomorrow is the last day to vote for your favorite apparel item....cast your vote today.   ...read more
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