Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Circle of Fun Delight

03 Feb 2016


Hello I am Sachiko from Tea Rose Home! I am in love with Apricot & Persimmon by Carina Gardner. I love her use of colors and the beautiful timeless designs. Today, I am going to share a mini quilt I have created using her gorgeous fabrics! Before you begin, print out the templates I provide in a PDF. I traced them onto clear plastic to make template. It is so much easier and quicker to use those templates and cut out the shapes with small rotary cutter. You can also trace the template onto the fabric and cut them out with ... ...read more

Shelfie Tuesday: Wonderland!

02 Feb 2016


It's #ShelfieTuesday! Today we're spotlighting these adorable rolls of Wonderland cutely nestled in their bin, just waiting to be stitched up into something fabulous! Wonderland is the creative brainchild of Melissa Mortenson, author of The Polka Dot Chair blog. Melissa has already made up some lovely projects with Wonderland, such as this sweet little Earbuds Case. Be sure to check out her free pattern on her blog!  And how charming are these pillows? Melissa dishes the scoop on these and more on her blog, so head on over and read all about them!  Wonderland ships to local and ... ...read more

Bloom Sew Along: Block 3

01 Feb 2016


It's time to reveal Block #3 of the Bloom Sew Along! By now, you should be expert at making these cute little appliques. However, if you are just getting started, scroll to the bottom for link's to a helpful video and Lori's tutorials. This block was fairly straight forward, with simple oval shapes for the flowers. We used fabric from Lori Holt's Calico Days collection for our block. How fun is this Valentine block? Amy, of Ameroonie Designs, used the Lovebug fabric collection to make this cute block. Just look at the adorable little envelopes on ... ...read more

Jedi Craft Girl: Surf Report Quilt Pattern

29 Jan 2016


We always love to see what the talented Jedi Craft Girl has up her sleeve! Today, she is sharing a free pattern download for this very beach-worthy Offshore Quilt! We love the nautical themed Offshore collection designed by Deena Rutter. With tiny sailboats, surfboards, cabanas and lobsters, these fabrics will have you dreaming of the beach in no time! Check out the pattern for this lovely quilt here.  ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Knit Infinity Scarf

27 Jan 2016

An infinity scarf is the perfect sewing project for kids!

Hi there! It's Stef today from Girl. Inspired. and I am excited to be here today, mostly to gush about how much I love the Idle Wild fabric line designed by Pattern Anthology for Riley Blake. But, also, to encourage you to get your kiddos sewing if you haven't already! When my stack of Idle Wild knits arrived, my girls tore open the package and staked their claim on their favorite design. I could've been happy just staring at the stack for the next few years, but my girls have been under the weather and have missed ... ...read more

Shelfie Tuesday: Double Gauze

26 Jan 2016


It's time for another #ShelfieTuesday! Today we're showing the lovely samples of Double Gauze sitting on our design room shelf. Have you ever sewn with Double Gauze? Lightweight and airy, it is the perfect material for swaddling babies. But that's not all - double gauze is perfect for summertime tops and dresses. It has a nice drape and is extremely breathable. Double Gauze is also great for quilting for people living in warmer climates. Soft and cuddly, you'll want to keep this one around all summer long. You can get the free tutorial for this blanket here ... ...read more

Bloom Sew Along: Block 2

25 Jan 2016


 Today we're showing our version of Block 2 of Lori Holt's Bloom Quilt Sew Along!  I loved playing with the fun mix of prints in Lori's Calico Days collection! Aren't they charming? The applique shapes are made using Lori's Sew Simple Shapes templates. We have put together a great little video for you showing how to make these cute little applique shapes. You'll love Lori's easy instructions that will have you whipping up these blocks in no time! Jina from Jina Barney Desingz has put together another fabulous 1930's version of this ... ...read more

Friday Finds 1.22.16

22 Jan 2016


It's time for Friday Finds and today we are highlighting some fun projects from the blogger world!  First up is this adorable Pippa Peplum top made with the beautiful Idle Wild jersey knit fabric. You can find out the details for this cute top over at See Kate Sew.  Next up is this lovely quilt block made by Nadra from Ellis & Higgs. Nadra made this block out of her very own Bloom & Bliss fabric collection. Follow along with her as she shares a new block each week.  If this winter weather has you dreaming of the beach, you aren ... ...read more

Introducing 3 New Designers!

21 Jan 2016


Today we are excited to introduce to you 3 talented designers who have recently joined the Riley Blake/Penny Rose team! Please join us in giving them a warm welcome! Sedef Imer (Down Grapevine Lane) is a former chartered accountant from London who now lives in a picturesque wine town in Australia and blogs about sewing, embroidery and crochet at her website,www.downgrapevinelane.com. She is married with two pre-school age kids. Before embarking on her craft journey, Sedef worked in finance all her professional life, including roles as a management consultant and subsequently a director at a global ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Sun, Sea & Sand Quilt

20 Jan 2016


Well Hello Riley Blake Readers!!  I'm Melissa Corry  and I am visiting from Happy Quilting with another super fun Riley Blake Design Team Tutorial to share with you!!  Today's tutorial is for this super fun, 72" x 72" beach quilt that I like to call the Sun Sea & Sand Quilt ;)  I can't tell you how badly working on this quilt made me want to lie on the beach in the sun, but since everything here is covered i snow, I will just have to pretend my deck is the Boardwalk and go from there :)   This is such ... ...read more

Shelfie Tuesday: Cheerful Solids

19 Jan 2016


Happy #ShelfieTuesday! During these short, sunless winter days, we love stealing glances at our bright design room shelves, filled with a rainbow array of our solid color fabrics. We like to think of it as 0 calorie eye candy! What's on YOUR shelf?  Be a part of #shelfietuesday! Share pictures of your fabric stash and share with us via Instagram or Twitter! #shelfietuesday #iloverileyblake ...read more

Bloom Sew Along: Block 1

17 Jan 2016


 Today is the Day!  Thank you for joining us for the Bloom Sew Along. Each week we will feature several variations of a new block, so you will have lots of inspiration for your quilt!  For complete tutorials of each block, be sure to visit Lori's blog. Are you ready to get started? Here you can see a picture of the finished Quilt. This week we are featuring block number one. To make this quilt, you will need: Bloom Sew Simple Shapes Clover 1/4" Bias Tape Maker Fiskars 8 1/2" Ruler Clover Press Perfect Point Turner Pellon ... ...read more
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