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 ... 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 ... more


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 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... more

Table Runner

19 Mar 2010

Checkout Cutting Corners College for our latest tutorial, Click on "Cutting Corners" on the top of this page.  This beautiful table runner is designed by Mary of Mary's Cottage quilts, using our "Bloom and grow" fabric. 
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So cute and so simple. Thanks Mary for the great tutorial. more

Pom Poms!

02 Mar 2010

What is new at Riley Blake Designs....Trims.  We are adding new trims.  Yes we still have our fantastic velvet ric-rac, but now we have so much more.  Lets talk Pom Poms.
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From traditional to baby to mini....Riley Blake Designs has the pom poms you want in the colors that you need. Above is baby poms and below is mini poms.  Both adorable! And how about our New Jumbo Ric Rac? Sorry no ric rac or pom poms on this all boy quilt....we love Wheels! This quilt pattern is from our Eye Candy quilt book.  I could not ... more

Rainy Days and Mondays

16 Feb 2010

     We would like to introduce two of our new designers. Melissa Snyder Wood and Rebecca Snyder are sisters that have combined forces to create Melimba & Beccabury.
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They come from a long line of quilters and grew up in a crafty environment. In turn, they developed a love for anything with great design and color. They have continued their interest in the arts at Brigham Young University where Melissa received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing and Rebecca is currently working toward her degree in Graphic Design.  Several years ago, Melissa gave Rebecca a few drawing lessons.  Umbrellas ... more


06 Feb 2010

Now that we have "Bloom and Grow" back in stock, I wanted to share pictures of this fantastic quilt that is hanging on our wall at our warehouse. This is called "Garden Party" and is designed by Green Fairy Quilts. Beautiful!
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  Also, how can you resist this makes me smile every time I walk past it.  It is Designed by Zan Taylor and the quilt is called Gilbert.  Zan used our "All Star" line to make this quilt...We always love to see what her creative mind dreams up. I need to take a better picture, but open ... more

Checkbook cover 101

03 Feb 2010

Visit Cutting Corners to see our latest tutorial. Emily Bailey, our first guest course instructor, gives step by step instructions on how to make this Checkbook Cover. These adorable houses were made using our Bloom and Grow fabric line.  Thanks Emily!
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We have Wheels!

21 Jan 2010

Wheels arrived today.  This long awaited line is available in cotton and flannel.
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Also delivered today Bloom and Grow, Wanna be a Cowboy and All Star. more

Cutting Corners College

20 Jan 2010

School is finally in session! Return to our home page and click on Cutting Corners.  You are invited to enroll in our introductory class...Hot pads 101.  
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You will learn how to make these fun and easy hot pads. more
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