Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Saltwater Quilt

27 May 2015

Hi friends!  It's Amy from Ameroonie Designs, and I'm here to share a super simple baby quilt.   When I first saw this Saltwater line and especially the cheater print, I just knew I needed to make a quilt for my new baby that will be joining our family this summer.  The only thing better than a sweetly pieced quilt for a baby, is one that looks pieced, but isn't. ;)   Are you ready to quilt?   Saltwater "Cheater" baby quilt This quilt finishes at about 39" X 39"   Fabric Requirements: 1/2 yard Saltwater patchwork in White 1 yard ... more

The Quilted Fish: La Vie Boheme

26 May 2015

Next stop on the RBD 2015 Quilt Market Blog Tour takes us to The Quilted Fish and the amazing La Vie Boheme collection! Amanda, of The Quilted Fish, has a unique story behind the inspiration for this collection. Hop on over to her blog for more pictures of this stunning collection and for the story behind it! Previous: Simple Simon Next: Melly & Me Be sure to follow along as we meet our fantastic designers and get sneak peaks at their upcoming collections!5/15 - Where Women Cook5/18 - Becky Marie Designs8/18 - Pattern Anthology5/19 - Carina Gardner5/21 - Lori Holt5 ... more

Simple Simon: Four Corners

26 May 2015

Today, we are happy to introduce you to Liz and Elizabeth of Simple Simon & Co. Liz and Elizabeth are sisters-in-laws and best friends. The blog they share is chock full of beautiful photos and craft & sewing tutorials. Today, they are excited to show you their brand new fabric collection, "Four Corners." Featuring basic, bright colors, a little bit of sparkle, and desert motifs, this collection has endless possibilities. Head on over to the Simple Simon blog for more on this fabulous collection! Previous: Deena Rutter Next: The Quilted Fish Be sure to follow along as we meet our fantastic designers ... more

Stitched by Crystal: Saltwater Skirt Tutorial

25 May 2015

We are in LOVE with this sweet little Saltwater Skirt featured on the Stitched by Crystal blog. And guess what? It comes with a tutorial! The colors are just so soft and beachy, and the little see creatures are absolutely perfect for a warm summer day. Hop on over to Stitched by Crystal for more beautiful pictures and a free tutorial! more

Deena Rutter: Happy Haunting

23 May 2015

We are so excited to introduce you to Deena Rutter and her brand new Happy Haunting collection! Deena is a talented graphic designer and mother of four. Her Happy Haunting collection is playfully reminiscent of spooky Halloween nights. We just adore these little hexi shapes! Oh, and did you think those little black spots were dots? Nope, they are creepy crawly spiders! Even this arachnophobe things these little spiders are adorable! Stop by Deena's blog to learn more about Deena and this fabulous collection! Previous: Eleanor Dugan Next: Simple Simon Be sure to follow along as we introduce you ... more

Eleanor Dugan: Sashing Stash

23 May 2015


We are super excited today to introduce you to Eleanor Dugan and her Sashing Stash collection! Eleanor was a stage and film costume designer in New York City and Los Angeles for two decades, before stumbling into quilting. A cousin requested a baby quilt. "And BAM!" she says, "I was hooked." Since then, Eleanor has made more than a hundred quilts, as well as researching and writing more than 50 articles published in major quilt magazines. Visit Eleanor's blog to learn more about Sashing Stash! Previous: Cinderberry Stitches Next: Deena Rutter Be sure to follow along as we meet ... more

Cinderberry Stitches: Saltwater

22 May 2015

Mermaids, sea turtles and narwhals - does it get any better than that? Paired with soft shades of periwinkle, persimmon, and mint, and we have a winning combination! Natalie Lymer is the creative heart behind Cinderberry Stitches. Natalie describes herself as a "fabric & pattern designer, author & illustrator, dreamer, lover of colour & thread and Mother of two." It has come as no surprise that people are in love with Saltwater. Natalie's use of color and simple artwork beautifully capture the spirit of every little would-be mermaid's fantasies. Head on over to Natalie's blog for more on this fabulous fabric ... more

Lori Whitlock: Play Ball

22 May 2015

We are excited to introduce you to another of our longtime designers: Lori Whitlock. Lori's attention to detail in color trends and design is easily seen in her work, which can be found in both paper and textile. Here is one for the boys - "Play Ball" by Lori Whitlock is one of our all-time favorite boy lines! With balls, jerseys, ticket stubs and stars, this collection is playful and bright - perfect Play Ball is in stores now, so be sure to snatch some up while it lasts! Hop on over to Lori's blog for more pictures, ideas and ... more

Tasha Noel: Vintage Market

21 May 2015

Tasha Noel is a designer whose artwork perfectly captures the sweetness and innocence of childhood. Her Vintage Market collection, scheduled to arrive in stores in June, is no exception. Reminiscent of carefree summer days and picnics in the park, the sweet designs and fresh color palette are a winning combination. Hop on over to Tasha's blog for pictures and loads of inspiration! Next: Lori Whitlock Previous: Lori Holt Be sure to follow along as we meet our fantastic designers and get sneak peaks at their upcoming collections!5/15 - Where Women Cook5/18 - Becky Marie Designs8/18 - Pattern Anthology5 ... more

Lori Holt: Modern Minis

21 May 2015

Today we are thrilled to introduce you to one of our longtime designers, Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet. Lori's quilt patterns and darling fabrics are legendary. Her latest collection, Modern Minis, is expected to arrive in stores in June. Miniature prints are so fun to work with, and Modern Minis is an entire collection of fun, modern miniature designs. Hop on over to Lori's blog for inspiration and a fun sneak peak at her collection. Previous: Carina Gardner Next: Tasha Noel Be sure to follow along as we meet our fantastic designers and get sneak peaks ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Super Easy Tunic Top

20 May 2015

simple pillowcase tunic

Hi Everyone! I'm Mandy and I blog over at where I share lots of simple DIY craft and sewing projects. I love being part of the Riley Blake Design Team and sharing projects here. Today I'm showcasing a simple sewing project - the Pillowcase Tunic Top. This is a perfect project for a beginner sewer (yourself or even a kiddo who's learning to sew) or a perfect quick project for a seasoned sewer (it's SO fast! Love that!)   Isn't this Riley Blake fabric dreamy?? Tunic tops are a great way to showcase a fun ... more

Color Stories: Coral

19 May 2015

Left Photo (Left to Right): Coral La Vie Boheme Roses, Pink La Vie Boheme Medallion, Red La Vie Boheme Medallion, Navy La Vie Boheme Roses Top Right Photo: Coral Damask, Rouge Medium Dot, Flamingo Shade, Coral Quatrefoil, Coral Solid Bottom Right Photo: Coral Hair Bow more
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