Fancy & Fabulous by Fancy Pants Designs

30 Sep 2015


Today we are talking about our latest release - Fancy & Fabulous by Fancy Pants Designs. Fancy & Fabulous has the perfect winning combination of vintage inspired prints and motifs paired with a lovely bold, yet soft and pleasing color combination. We can't get enough of the vintage sewing pattern print. Wouldn't this look fabulous on a bag, clutch, book cover or even sewing room curtains? We could really have fun with this print! And the confetti dots are just "fabulous!"  Can't you just see those in a retro shirtdress, purse or quilt?  The colors in this collection all compliment ... more

Shelfie Tuesday: Flannel Shades

29 Sep 2015


Shelfie: shel·fie /shelfē/ noun informal: A photograph one has taken of one's shelf, typically used to expose/share one's fabric stash and WIP's (works in progress) via social media. It's #ShelfieTuesday again and this week we are showing you our hot off the press Flannel Shades! These high quality flannel blender prints are custom dyed to coordinate with our Riley Blake Basics. To get your hands on these super soft flannels, see your local and online retailers. Now, show us what's on your shelf! Post your pictures on Instagram or Twitter using #shelfietuesday #iloverileyblake more

The Stitching Scientest: Dresden Flower Quilt Tutorial

28 Sep 2015


Today, over at The Stitching Scientist, Remona shows us how to make this lovely Dresden Window Pane Quilt using the fresh, sweet Flutterberry fabric collection designed by Melly & Me. This is a fun, updated twist on the traditional Dresden Plate design. Hop on over to The Stitching Scientist for the complete tutorial! more

Happy Birthday Missouri Star!

26 Sep 2015


We are thrilled to be a part of the Missouri Star Quilt Co. birthday celebration! Today's Daily Deal is our beautiful Shades 5" Stacker for 77 cents! Happy Birthday Missouri Star! more

Pattern Jam/Chatsworth Contest Winners!

25 Sep 2015


Emily Taylor has outdone herself yet again with her soft, sophisticated Chatsworth fabric collection. The bold florals paired with a soft, creamy color palette are sublime! Besides designing beautiful fabric, Emily is owner of Pattern Jam. Pattern Jam is Emily's brainchild - a virtual design platform where you can create quilts and even clothing patterns. When you are satisfied with your virtual creation, you can order the pattern and fabric for the project directly from the Pattern Jam website  - amazing! To celebrate the launch of Chatsworth, Emily held a quilt design contest on her Pattern Jam website. Contestants created virtual ... more

Machine Quilting with Style

24 Sep 2015


We were excited when Christa approached us about sponsoring a quilt in her book, Machine Quilting With Style. We got a sneak peak of her book and found it full of useful tips and ideas - taking you through the quilting process from start to finish. The Candy Pop quilt features Riley Blake Pop and Solid fabrics with contrasting angles and curves. Such a fun combination! You can find her book here. And since it is National Sewing Month, we thought we'd throw in a giveaway this week! The winner will receive a fat quarter bundle of our fabulous Shades ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Diamond Drop Quilt

23 Sep 2015

Good Morning Riley Blake Readers!!   It's Melissa Corry here from Happy Quilting and I am so excited to be sharing another Riley Blake Design Team Tutorial with you!!  Today's tutorial is for this fun twist on the Half Rectangle Triangle quilt that I have named Diamond Drop ;)   This is a super fun quilt that will go together fast and those Fancy and Fabulous prints by Fancy  Pants Design are sure to bring a smile to your face.   The colors are just so happy!!! So, let's get to it!!!     To make your own Diamond Drop Quilt You Will ... more

Fat Quarter Shop Is Celebrating Penny Rose's First Birthday!

22 Sep 2015

FQS Penny Rose First Anniversary

We are so excited to be celebrating Penny Rose Fabric's First Birthday with Fat Quarter Shop today! They have created a beautiful Table Runner Free Pattern with the Toy Chest collection. Please celebrate with us and join the First Birthday Party at Fat Quarter Shop, and pick up your Free Pattern on the Fat Quarter Shop blog! more

Heart Zipper: Chain Market Quilt Tutorial

21 Sep 2015


Have you seen the Vintage Market collection designed by Tasha Noel? Featuring fresh colors and adorable little vintage scenes, this collection takes us back to long summer days, fresh berries and lemonade stands. Today, Heart Zipper has a quick and easy quilt tutorial for you featuring this fun collection. Click here for the full tutorial. more

Friday Finds: Unicorns!

18 Sep 2015


Top Row (left to right):  Wash Bag Navy Unicorn Dress Pencil Case Middle Row (l-r):  Insulated Lunch Bag Endless Dress Pattern Bottom Row (left to right): Bubble Shorts Light Switch Plate Sundress more

TBT Modern: Variable Star

17 Sep 2015


Today we tried out the Variable Star block, using Bonnie's Traditional Block Thursday Variable Star tutorial. In Bonnie's past two tutorials, we got a chance to play with variations of the Flying Geese block, and this was another fun and simple variation. I decided to do my first block in red and white - a modern, reversed take on the red and white block Bonnie made. I always love the classic, bold look of red and white quilts. Next I paired our gorgeous Lagoon solid with Gray, for a lower volume, yet still very modern look. I could see ... more

Happy Constitution Day!

17 Sep 2015


Wishing you a very Happy Constitution Day! For the full tutorial for the quilt pictured above, click here. more
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