Sweet Divinity

23 Nov 2010

Sweet Divinity flannel just arrived and all pre-orders have been shipped. ...read more

Sweet Divinity Quilt

15 Nov 2010

We have so much to share with so little time. Market was fantastic... seeing our customers face to face is always a treat (and winning an award for our booth was not bad either).  We ate too many truffles and too much mexican food, if you can really eat too much mexican food and too many truffles. We will be posting pictures of market over the next few days. Anyhoo, I am way behind on tutorials so I wanted to post our latest tutorial today. It is called "Pocket full of Pinwheels" by KarrieLyne of FreckledWhimsy.com. and it uses ... ...read more

Amanda Herring

21 Oct 2010

  If you have been one of our blog readers for a while you would have noticed that we are highlighting each of our fabric designers close to when their fabric line arrives.  Amanda Herring, of The Quilted Fish is this weeks featured artist. And her long awaited line, Sweet Divinity, arrived in stores last week. 
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   I ask each of our designers what kind of interview/highlight they would like me to present... and I loved Amanda's idea: 10 things I like to use when I sew 1.       Basting spray 2.       Really good thread 3.       Ribbon and trims 4.       Buttons ... ...read more

Love Birds tutorial

04 Oct 2010

Visit Cutting Corners College to see how to make this ""Sweet Apple Frock"  designed by Laura Johnson using Love Birds from My Mind Eye.   We will be adding a PDF printable version soon to our Cutting Corners tutorials so you can easily print your favorite patterns.
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Fabric News

30 Sep 2010

All Star 2 designed by Zoe Pearn for My Minds Eye (MME) and Sweet Divinity designed by Quilted Fish arrived today.  Did you hear Amanda (Quilted Fish) Screaming?  We did.  We are waiting for a couple more pieces for Sweet Divinity but can't wait to start cutting into this fabric. Speaking of beautiful fabrics....we also have Isabella designed by Lila Tueller.  Sorry you all have to wait for yours. We shipped in yardage early, just for quilt market and let me say it is stunning.  The periwinkle purple is one of my favorite colors.   We have more...we ... ...read more

Meet Shari Butler

29 Sep 2010

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Shari Butler has been with Riley Blake Designs almost from the beginning.  I made Shari have a sit down chat with me so you could have a chance to get to know her.   Shari's inspiration for Hooty Hoot Kangaroo is her nephews, but she also hopes to have a boy of her own someday.  Hooty Hoot Kangaroo fabric line says a big hello to our friends down-under in Australia (notice the kookaburra and gum tree) Her color palate is all boy, with classic browns and blues and greens. Since childhood Shari has always been involved with the arts and ... ...read more

Winter Wonderland Quilt

24 Sep 2010

We think our new tutorial on Cutting Corners College using  Colorful Christmas  by MME is adorable.  Natalia Bonner of Piece N Quilt has created this Colorful Winter Wonderland quilt.  And oh how colorful it is....take a look.
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Love the wonky trees and beautiful job with the machine quilting. Thanks Natalia! ...read more

Domestic Diva Table Runner

17 Sep 2010

    Visit Cutting Corners College to see our latest tutorial by Jodi of pleasant-home.com. Jody sent me a link to her tutorial at www.pleasant-home.com.  and I fell in love with this table runner and I asked if I could present it on Cutting Corners College.  Thanks for sharing Jodi!      What I love about this modern retro line by Emily Taylor is that Emily really put a lot of fun in this fabric.  The recipe fabric is her actual family recipes, the Damask with vintage cooking pots and pans is adorable and if you look closely, the brunette even ... ...read more

Fabric Labels

13 Sep 2010

Today is a good day to introduce our next "Sew Together" product.  What is "Sew Together" you ask?  "Sew Together" is Riley Blake Designs signature products that are meant to be used with our fabrics (and other fabrics too!) We have previously shown you our zippers by the yard, last week we introduced our handmade crochet flowers and this week I will give you a sneak peak of our "Sew Labels" coming soon. Labels have been done before, but not quite like this.  We have three different colorways available.  1. pinks, reds and browns 2. greens, blues and grays 3 ... ...read more


09 Sep 2010

Here are the winners of our crochet flower give-away:

Ann Maddox-White flowers

Kristen McCowan-Baby pink flowers

Karen H. Grew-Pink flowers

Shirley Clark-Brown flowers

Sarah-acheekyMonkey.etsy-Red flowers

Jill Maddox Green-Aqua flowers

Michelle Post-Orange flowers

Anne Koop-Cream flowers

Virgina hulce Davidson-Lime green flowers

Linsay Parker Cocker-Strawberries w/flower

Kayliee Bean-Cherries w/flower

Thank you to everyone that made a comment.  Send me an email with your address to cindy@rileyblakedesigns.com.  


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Crochet Flower give-away

06 Sep 2010

We will post our crochet flower give-away winners here on Thursday.   I just learned about the many rules facebook has put in place for give-aways/contests (Yes there are many!)  So instead of running the chance of having our facebook page deleted, we moved our contest to our blog.  I wrote down the names of all who posted comments on fb for the give-away and I will enter those names plus anymore who post comments here in the drawing.  We love hearing from all of you! Thanks for your understanding.
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What's New at Riley Blake

02 Sep 2010

We are so excited to introduce our latest "Sew Together" product.  Crochet flowers.  They are gorgeous! We have been waiting for these flowers for months...and we got our first shipment today. We are still waiting for our complete order of colors which should be in by the end of next week. Here is a preview. This is how they are packaged (I took off the plastic wrap for a better photo), one color, three sizes.   We have white, cream, aqua, red, hot pink, baby pink, orange, lime green and brown. 
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The beauty of these flowers is they can be ... ...read more
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