Nantucket Summer

07 Jul 2010

Nantucket Summer arrived yesterday. If you preordered this line you should have it.  I was visiting a local quilt store today and it did my heart good to see one of their customers with an arm full Nantucket Summer fabric. Here is our Free Quilt pattern for this line. To download the pattern navigate to our website's main page click on "Notions" then click on "Free quilt patterns". It is so beautiful made up, I will post a picture of the actual quilt soon....this is why I love this quilt. My husband and I used to live on ... ...read more

Halloween Countdown

01 Jul 2010

Our Cutting Corners instructors are so clever!  Our latest tutorial is by JaiCi Razak and is a Halloween Countdown.  How cute is this!  JaiCi fussy cut our "Boo to You" characters and placed velcro on the back, allowing little ones to post one Halloween character per October day.  So watch for this tutorial on Cutting Corners College, I am working on posting it tomorrow.
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Baby Girl

27 Jun 2010

Congrats to Jody Taylor on a healthy baby Girl!  
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Say Hello to Jody Taylor

17 Jun 2010

We owe so much of Riley Blake Design's success to our Artists.  It is a partnership, that we take very seriously, and we are so grateful to our partners.  We have three new artists that will have their debut line with Riley Blake Designs this fall.  Welcome to Amanda from the quilted fish.  Kim and Jonathon Denton of October Afternoon, and someone that needs no introduction welcome Lila Tueller. We also will be introducing this year Jen Allyson, Deena Rutter and Zoe Pearn.  You are already familer with their work from MME.   Each artists brings their own unique style ... ...read more

Cutting Class

10 Jun 2010

1:30 am....finally a moment to myself to post pictures of our factory in Korea.    Click on "Cutting Corners" then click on  "Cutting Class". I give a brief tutorial on fabric manufacturing. Also, posted on facebook is video on the printing process.
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New Felicity Quilt for Cutting Corners College

08 Jun 2010

Easy-Peasy Simply-Strippy Fat-Quarter Friendly Quilt  
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If you were at quilt market you might have seen our latest tutorial for Cutting Corners College, a scrapy quilt made out of Felicity. This fun and easy quilt designed by Lisa Sipes is our newest tutorial on Cutting Corners College.  Thanks Lisa for bringing your quilt to quilt market and sharing your tutorial! ...read more

Spring Market 2010

26 May 2010

Minnesota 2010 we wanted to show off our colors. We worked with an amazing company, and they brought the vision of our booth to reality. We wanted to display our fabric on walls...and this is what they came up with.  Here is Jina showing it off.
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This was the first time we were able to set everything up.  After putting up 7 fabric walls, we were thrilled with how our booth turned out.   Here is the view from the front of our booth, showing off our "Summer Song" collection from MME. Round the corner and you can see our ... ...read more

HMQS Fabric Challenge

14 May 2010

We wanted to thank everyone who participated in the HMQS fabric challenge sponsored by Riley Blake Designs. $4,600 dollars was raised last weekend from the live auction of all of the challenge quilts.  This is the most money ever raised from a HMQS fabic challenge.  All proceeds will be donated to PJs Forgotten Children.  Thank you ladies for sharing your talents for this worthy cause and thank you for all of the generous bidders.  I won the bid on a couple of beautiful quilts made out of our Sublime fabric....and would have bought more if the bids did ... ...read more

Summer Song Sun Dresses

04 May 2010

Melissa Stamel is our featured Course Instructor at Cutting Corners College this month.  Melissa has created a pattern for any size Child or Adult using an existing dress! Very ingenious. Visit Cutting Corners to view Melissa's step by step instructions. 
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These gals are ready for Summer!  Check out Melissa's youngest daughters rain boots. Love it. Thanks Melissa!  T minus 17 days until Spring Market.  Jina and and I have been busy cutting fabric for quilt Market.   "Felicity" and "Boo to you" arrived yesterday.  We are a little behind on sewing and are so grateful to everyone that is ... ...read more

Winners

15 Apr 2010

Give-away winners: 1. "Andrea Victoria" Fat Quarter: Kim Bingham posted April 1 2. "Rainy Days and Mondays" pack of fat eights: Jessica posted April 2 3. "Summer Song" pack of fat eights: Angela Byram posted April 8 Winners please contact me via email with your address at cindy@rileyblakedesigns.com Thank you to everyone who posted a comment.  Riley Blake Designs has more great things in store! Say Hello to "Felicity" by Emily Taylor
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(In stock in two weeks) We welcome Emily Taylor to Riley Blake Designs.  Felicity is her debut line as a fabric designer. Emily hopes that “Felicity ... ...read more

New Tutorial

12 Apr 2010

We have a new tutorial posted on Cutting Corners College.  Amanda from The Quilted Fish has created this cute notebook and called it Writey Tidy. It only looks difficult, but if you can sew a strait stitch you can make this project. Click on Cutting Corners at the top of the page and follow Amanda's step by step instructions.  Thanks Amanda!
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  And since we are showing off a little of our Andrea Victoria line, I could not resist showing off my new travel bag.  Melanie Larsen made this for me.  Wow!  Her work is incredible, and now I will ... ...read more

April Fools give-away

01 Apr 2010

No April fools' joke here...we are having a give-away.  However, to be eligible you must be a fan (or become a fan) of Riley Blake Designs on facebook by April 14th.  And second you must post a comment on our blog about which  fabric line is your favorite: "Andrea Victoria", "Rainy Days and Mondays" or "Summer Song".  We will choose three winners (randomly) in two weeks. Our give-away includes one fat quarter bundle of "Andrea Victoria", a pack of three fat eight cuts of "Rainey Days and Mondays" and one pack of 5" squares of "Summer Song".  "Summer Song ... ...read more
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