Project Design Team Thursday ~ Spinning Top Quilt

25 Aug 2016

Hi there,  It's my turn again to blog for Penny Rose Fabrics.  I chose to make something out of the awesome fabric by Lori Holt.  Calico Christmas is great and the pattern Spinning Top from Penny Rose Fabrics. There's just something so soothing about the prints in this bundle. I love bright Christmas don't get me wrong but this is a nice change.  So soft, so cozy.  Cozy Christmas!!
Cozy christmas

Cutting a new quilt is always exciting isn't it? Maybe that's why we have lots of projects going on at once. I was talking with my ... more

Sweet Orchard Blog Tour - Tuesday Recap!

23 Aug 2016


  Hello Friends! Sedef Imer's Backyard Roses Blog Tour is in full swing and we are thrilled to share more fabulous project ideas with you! On Monday, Samantha from Aqua Paisley Studio shared not one, but two beautiful projects! Using the the Orchard Floral Aqua print and the Orchard Stripe Red, Samantha created this gorgeous quilt! We love the use of the horizontal stripe for the binding! It's the perfect finishing touch for this quilt! Find out more about this quilt on her blog! Samantha also shared this adorable Project Caddy Pouch! You can find this project on her ... more

Cozy Christmas Sew Along - Week 2

22 Aug 2016

Cozy Christmas Sew Along Lori Holt

We are on to Block Two in Lori Holt's Cozy Christmas Sew Along. You will find the tutorial for this block, and all the upcoming blocks, on Lori's blog A Bee In Her Bonnet. This block uses the buttons in Lori's new Button Jar! And, here's our block! If you follow along with the Sew Along schedule, you will have completed this beautiful quilt by mid-November! Just in time to use it for the holidays! more

Friday Round Up - Blog Tour-apalooza!

19 Aug 2016

sweet orchard apple farm

It's the Friday blog tour round up! We've got all kinds of wonderful blogs happening this week. This is Elea Lutz's Apple Farm Tour's last week. And Sedef Imer of Down Grapevine Lane began her Sweet Orchard blog tour this week. Not to mention Lori Holt of A Bee in Her Bonnet kicked off the Cozy Christmas Sew Along on Monday. Let's take a look at some of the projects from this week. Here are projects from Apple Farm with Sedef Imer of Down Grapevine Lane (apple quilt), Transient Art (baby bedding) and Sarana Ave ... more

Sweet Orchard Blog Tour Begins Today!

15 Aug 2016

Sweet Orchard blog tour Sedef Imer

The Sweet Orchard Blog Tour featuring Sedef Imer of Down Grapevine Lane's latest collection for Riley Blake Designs begins today! You will not want to miss a single project, inspiration or idea to make with this lovely collection of fabrics. Nadra Ridgeway of Ellis and Higgs starts us off with this adorable wall hanging from one of her latest patterns called In the Square MINI. Nadra also made this pillow using the same pattern for the blocks. Sarah of A Little Happy Place is also the first out of the gate and she made a quilt and a tote ... more

Cozy Christmas Sew Along - Week One Block One!

15 Aug 2016

Cozy Christmas Sew Along Lori Holt

It's week one of Lori Holt's Cozy Christmas Sew Along! The beautiful quilt above will be the result of following Lori through each of the blocks every Monday through November 14th. Here's the link to download the quilt pattern - Cozy Christmas Quilt. The first block is the Bell. You will also need Lori's Cozy Christmas templates to make the applique blocks. Lori and Cindy created a video for the first block so you can really see Lori's applique method and follow along. Join us each Monday to see the next block and join Lori on ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Mason Jar Sewing Kit

10 Aug 2016

These mason jar sewing kits make great gifts or a convenient way to take your projects on the go!

Hi there sewing friends! It's Stef from Girl. Inspired. here today with a simple idea for packaging your favorite fabric and notions into a sweet gift for a friend. These Mason Jar Sewing Kits are also a fun way to show off small pieces of fabric and take your projects on the go. They couldn't be easier! Let's get started. Begin with a mason jar - any size will do - it only depends on the size of the notions that you're hoping to tuck inside! You will also need a large handful of batting, a 6"x ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Posies Quilt

03 Aug 2016

Hello Riley Blake Readers.   It's me, Melissa Corry from Happy Quilting, and I am super excited to be sharing another Design Team Wednesday Tutorial with you ;)   Today's tutorial is for this beautiful Posies Quilt and I hope you all love it every bit as much as I do.

  So can you see the Posies??  When I initially designed this quilt I didn't know that it would be for this fabric line, but as soon as I saw the fabric, I knew it was the perfect fit!!!!  I just love how they look like little flowers with the ... more

Posy Garden Blog Hop

02 Aug 2016

Yesterday was Day 1 of the Posy Garden Blog Hop! We're so excited to see all the projects made out of this darling line. Follow along with us! Monday, August 1st: My Sewing Haven with Carla Peicheff Tuesday, August 2nd Happy Little Cottage with Debbie Homick Tuesday, August 2nd The Family Hearth with Bridgette McNay Wednesday, August 3rd Fort Worth Fabric Studio with Lindsey Weight Wednesday, August 3rd Happy Quilting Melissa with Melissa Corry Thursday, August 4th Pretty By Hand with Kristyne Czepuryk Thursday, August 4th Out of the Blue with Sondra Davison Friday, August 5th Samelia’s Mom ... more

Christmas in July!

21 Jul 2016

'Tis the season to take a peak at all the darling projects that have been happening along the Pixie Noel blog tour! Designed by Tasha Noel, this line has all the cuteness of the holiday season! In case you haven't been following along, here's a recap of what's been happening on the tour!

Mommy by Day Crafter by Night Pretty Little Quilts Carried Away Quilting Tada! Creations Down Grapevine Lane Emily Ann's Kloset   Follow along the rest of the tour here! 7/18/2016 Ashely Jepperson   7/18/2016 Cristina Tepsick ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Ghouls and Goodies Trick-or-Treat Bag

20 Jul 2016

  When I first saw this Ghouls and Goodies fabric from Doodlebug Designs, I  knew it would make the perfect trick or treat bag for my youngest who will go for the first time this year.  I was going to make up a new pattern, but then I found this one by The Cottage Mama right here on the Riley Blake Designs blog and realized there was no need to reinvent the wheel.      I only made a couple of changes.  I used a quilt as you go method to create the front of the bag, starting with a four block section ... more

Acorn Valley Blog Tour

16 Jul 2016

We have been loving all the cute projects on the Acorn Valley Blog Tour! Today we wanted to preview the first few days of projects to get you all excited for next week. Enjoy!

(ModKid) (Sweeter Than Cupcakes) (That's Sew Kari) (Beri Bee Designs) (Falafel and the Bee) (Handmade Martini) (The Sew and Tell Project) Stay tuned for more projects to come! 7/11 - Riley Blake Designs 7/11 - Modkid Boutique 7/12 - Sweeter Than Cupcakes 7/12 - That's Sew Kari 7/13 - Beri Bee Designs 7/13 - Falafel and the Bee 7/14 - Handmade Martini 7/14 ... more
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