A Quick Trip to South Bend Indiana!

25 Nov 2013

Hello everyone I hope you had a great weekend.   Our family had a little adventure this weekend, we took a trip to South Bend, Indiana.   What is in South Bend Indiana you might ask?   The beautiful campus of Notre Dame...Yes we went for a football game. It was cold...so cold in fact that it reached 30 year lows for the game.  But the Notre Dame fans were warm and welcoming.  It was wonderful to see the school spirit up close and personal! They boast the oldest marching band in the nation.  Needless to say, we did not stay ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~ Bedside Kid Tote

20 Nov 2013

Bedside Kid Tote Tutorial

  Hello Riley Blake readers, I am Melissa Mortenson and I blog at the Polka Dot Chair. I would love for you to stop by my blog and say Hello! I've got HUNDREDS of free sewing and quilting tutorials over there that I'd love to share with y'all! Plus I'm giving away a Fat Quarter Pack of Riley Blake's Lost and Found Fabric!!! So, stop by and enter! Today I am going to be sharing with you a tutorial for this Bedside Kid Tote. It's a little bit different than other bedside totes, in that ... ...read more

English Paper Piecing

18 Nov 2013

Our good friend from Australia, Sue Daley demonstrates her method of English Paper Piecing. This time honored tradition has never been so easy. Click here to watch the tutorial.  ...read more

Quilt Market Fall 2013 Recap

14 Nov 2013

   Hello everyone we wanted to share pictures of some of our fabric lines featured at Quilt Market. A big Thank you to everyone that stopped by. I had to leave Quilt Market early and I missed out on seeing everything in full swing. But I was able to take some pictures of the booth with my phone and I finally have a moment to share them with you.     Sidewalks by October Afternoon was featured on the front of our booth (pay no attention to the thinned haired man at the bottom of this picture)   Union Jack flags were a hit ... ...read more

Modern Quilt Guild Challenge

12 Nov 2013

 Whaoo! We are excited to be working with the Modern Quilt Guild in a Riley Blake Fabric Challenge. These pictures were borrowed from the Modern Quilt Guild's website. Click here to visit their website.

Riley Blake basics were chosen for the challenge. We are looking forward to seeing all the finished Quilts. If you are a modern Quilter, let us know if you are participating in the challenge and what guild you belong to. ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Simple Simon & Co Fashion Show

06 Nov 2013

Back in September Elizabeth and I were able to attend Riley Blake's Fabric Fest in Las Vegas. Not only did we get to attend but we got to teach a class (on our favorite subject---drafting children's patterns) and participate in their Fashion Show!   A fashion show!!! (It was one of our favorite parts of Fabric Fest.) Imagine over an hour of darling clothing and AMAZING quilts coming down the runway while you sit and enjoy a delicious meal...sounds fun right?  Well, it was!!!       Actually, I don't know about the sitting down and eating part...we were ... ...read more

Amanda's Diamond ruler

04 Nov 2013

Amanda of the Quilted Fish introduces her new Diamond ruler, watch our video and tell us what fun things you would make with it! ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Fabric and Trim Embellished Cards

30 Oct 2013

DIY Fabric & Trim Cards

Hi Riley Blake Fabric lovers!  I am happy to be here sharing another project with you all.  This month I was able to get my hands on the beautiful LOVEY DOVEY COLLECTION by Doodle Bug.  This fabric, along with the buttons and trim made perfect embellishments for some cards I made.  Supply List: -Package of white cards and envelopes. -3 fat quarters of coordinating fabrics -coordinating trim and buttons -stiff fusible interfacing (thicker than wonder under) -digital craft cutter or scissors -sewing machine with matching thread I took three coordinating fabrics and ironed some stiff fusible interfacing on the back ... ...read more

Quilt Market in Houston 2013

28 Oct 2013

  Sidewalks by October Afternoon was featured on the front of our booth at Quilt Market. What a busy market we have had....we will post more pictures soon.   Click on our instagram button (to the left of this page)  to see more pictures of our booth.   ...read more

Quilters Book

25 Oct 2013

There is a brand new book that just hit stores by Where Women Create that features Quilters. We are thrilled to have 2 people from the Riley Blake Design team featured in this beautifully done book.  Jina Barney, our Design Director and Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet. There is a book signing at Quilt Market, so stop by our booth and find out when and where the book signing will be. Do you want to get a sneak peak of our booth?  Click here and hop on over to our instagram page where we are posting sneak peeks ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Strip Quilted Dish Mat

23 Oct 2013


Hello! I'm Becky one of the five Crafting Chicks. We like to blog about creating life which has lead each of us to do many adventurous things including building furniture, making printables, and throwing fun parties. Among all that we each love sewing! Today I wanted to share this fun Strip Quilted Dish Mat. I was at my sister's house when she whipped one of these out that her mother-in-law had made. I needed one and I know you do too. Oh, and they are so easy and fun that you probably want to make some for your ... ...read more

Come Celebrate Good Times with us at Quilt Market

22 Oct 2013

We have our bags packed and we are heading to Houston for Quilt Market.  We have so many fun things to share...starting with School House.  Join Jina and I as we talk about ways to... Celebrate Good Times with Fabric! Room 371 at 1:30 Click here to view teaching times of all of our designers from Riley Blake Designs. Stop by our booth Saturday, Sunday and Monday to see all our latest fabric lines and watch a demo or two. Plus participate in our free make and takes every day at Quilt Market. ...read more
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