Project Design Team Wednesday~Fat Quarter Tote

25 Jul 2012

Hi, my name is Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama and I'm back with an easy afternoon project called the 'Fat Quarter Tote'.  I fell in love with the fabric line, 'Seaside', by Riley Blake Designs the first time I saw it at quilt market back almost 9 months ago in Houston, TX.  The colors, the prints, the nautical feel......awwww, swoon.  I knew I had to use this line the minute it came out! Today's project, the Fat Quarter Tote, is a fully lined medium-sized tote bag made from six fat quarters (with a little bit of ... more

Houndstooth quilt

23 Jul 2012

We have a quick and easy quilt tutorial featured on Cutting Corners College taught by Rebecca of Charley, Dee & Me.  This houndstooth quilt features Vintage Baby fabric by Lori Whitlock. Click Here to view the entire tutorial more

Introducing the Glamper Pincushion!

21 Jul 2012


   How cute is this?  Amanda of The Quilted Fish is the creator of this darling pincushion ...    Want to make one?    OF COURSE YOU DO!    Click HERE to visit Cutting Corners College to get the complete tutorial.   ~   Oh and did you see this? This is our friend April Cobb showing us how to make her cute Reversible Sun Hats.   They're super easy to make! Check out the tutorial then let us know what you think.     ~Hope you all have a wonderful weekend~ more

Nancy Zieman 30-Minute Doll Clothes Blog Hop!

20 Jul 2012

Hi Everyone!  Riley Blake Designs was asked to participate in our friend Nancy Zieman's blog hop for this great book that she co-wrote with Joan Hinds ...   

   As a Mom with a daughter with an 18" doll, I was THRILLED to review this book. Emma and I spent an evening going over what she wanted to make. She chose the Tea Time dress and BOTH sets of PJ's (more on that later). Luckily our BRAND NEW Ombre dots were in my hot little hands, so I set to work ... ~Introducing Marie-Grace in her Ombre Tea Time Dress~ I chose ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday~Willow Improv Log Cabin Quilt

18 Jul 2012

Hi everyone! Today we've got a FABULOUS tutorial from Heather Jones of 

Hi! Thanks for joining for my newest project for the Riley Blake Design Team. I've come up with an easy quilt project for you, featuring one of my favorite types of blocks: the improvised log cabin. One of the things that is great about this block is that there is really no need to measure your fabrics. You just build it as you go! It's a fun way to make quilts, and I think it's a great exercise in creativity for ... more

What to do with Buttons

16 Jul 2012

Button, Button who has got the button. Jackie from Jackie's Art Quilts demonstrates different ways to use our Riley Blake Buttons for jewellery and accessories. Visit Cutting Corners College to view the entire tutorial. more

Halloween Pumpkin Pincushion

14 Jul 2012

Nancy from Sew Sew Happy Blog created Halloween Pumpkin Pincushions for this week's pincushion club.  She used Costume Clubhouse fabric....look at the curly cues...cute!

Click here to view the entire tutorial more

Project Design Team Wednesday~ Dresden Burst Baby Quilt

11 Jul 2012

Hi There!! It's Melissa Mortenson again from the Polkadot Chair blog.  I'm very excited to be sharing with you my latest project for the Riley Blake Design Team.

For this months project,  I decided to make a baby quilt.  I love Dresden Blocks but didn't want to make an entire quilt of them.   Instead I scattered 3 sizes of them on the front of a quilt. What to make one? Here's How: You will need: All fabric is from Go Fly a Kite line from Riley Blake Fabrics. The white fabric with gray dots used for ... more

30 minute doll clothes

11 Jul 2012

Nancy Zieman is having a blog tour with her new 30 minute doll patterns. Our own Jina Barney is on the blog tour today.... Click here to see Jina"s doll... all dressed up our Chevron, Ombre dot and solid fabrics. Also check out the schedule for the rest of the blog tour.  Paige will be showing you her doll outfit, here on our blog, on July 20.

We love Nancy Zieman! She is an icon in the fabric industry and it is always nice to visit with her. Here is Jina, me and Nancy at the the Clover booth ... more

Thank a firefighter today!

10 Jul 2012

We love our firefighters.  This was our Alpine mountainside one week ago....we feel very blessed to have received rain 2 days after the fire started.

  This home was saved by the valiant efforts of our firefighters, the area around this home was completely burned. We are left with a mountainside that is charred, but everyone in Alpine is safe....thanks to our hardworking firefighters, emergency crews, and the welcomed rain. more

Applique basics

09 Jul 2012

Ever wonder how quilters get those intricate little pieces appliquéd onto quilts?  Today on Cutting Corners College Deonn Stott gives great tips for practical, portable, everyday quilting techniques. more

Spool Pincushion

06 Jul 2012

It's Friday!  We have a great pincushion for you today brought to you by Rebecca from Charley, Dee & Me.  Rebecca has used Dress up days fabric to create this very useful pincushion.

What a great idea! Click here to see the entire tutorial. more
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