Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Patchwork Pillow

02 Dec 2014

Bow Tie Pillow Sewing Pattern by Melissa Mortenson of

  Hi there Riley Blake Designs Blog readers, it's Melissa Mortenson of here to share with you a sewing tutorial for this cute bow tie patchwork pillow. I'm very very excited that this pillow is made from the new Riley Blake Designs Derby Style fabric line coming in January. I'm excited because I designed the line! It's inspired by my home state of Kentucky and I hope that you like it! To see more about my inspiration for the fabric line and more photos of finished projects just visit this post on my blog. I ... more

RBD Post Quilt Market Blog Tour: Sibling Arts Studio + GIVEAWAY!

01 Dec 2014

Today is the last stop on our Post Quilt Market Blog Tour and we couldn't be more excited to introduce to you Sherri of Sibling Arts Studio, designer of the beloved Paper Dolls collections. Paper Dolls Bakery, their debut collection for Penny Rose Fabrics, is expected to arrive in stores this month. We can't wait! Also, be sure to enter our giveaway at the end of this post!Previous Post: Elea LutzHello to all of you who played with Paper Dolls as children, creative paper doll designers that we've met; or maybe you are relatively new to ... more

RBD Post Quilt Market Blog Tour: Elea Lutz

29 Nov 2014

 We are thrilled to introduce you to one of our talented Penny Rose Designers, Elea Lutz. Elea is a paper designer making her 1st debut in fabric and we couldn't be happier to have her on board! Stop by her blog to meet Elea and discover the inspiration behind her artwork.Her first collection is "Milk, Sugar & Flower", a 1930's inspired collection featuring irresistible little animals and floral prints. Click here to visit her website.Previous Stop: Scott JarrardNext Stop: Sibling Arts StudioThe advance sample yardage has arrived just in time for a sneak peak!This free quilt ... more

RBD Post Quilt Market Blog Tour: Scott Jarrard

28 Nov 2014

Today we are super excited to introduce you to Scott Jarrard, designer of Year of the Ninja. This collection is geared toward little boys, however, you will also find a few pieces that have a definite classy, grown-up aesthetic. Be sure to stop by Scott's blog for more about him and Year of the Ninja!Previous Stop: Melly & MeNext Stop: Elea LutzAs you can see, this collection can be lovely on little girls. The dramatic red dragons are a striking statement piece.We are starting to see lots of fun projects popping up on the web, such as this ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Using Large Prints in Children's Wear

26 Nov 2014

Hello! I'm liZ (one of the two Elizabeth's from over at Simple Simon and Company) and I am happy to be  here at Riley Blake Designs today.   Recently we have been admiring the large prints that Riley Blake has been coming out with like their amazing line of quatrefoils!  (In traditional their colors and in the shimmer!)  

Because these fabrics are so terrific we want to the prints themselves to shine in our designs.  So today we would like to talk a little bit about how use large prints. At Simple Simon and Company we love to make ... more

RBD Post Quilt Market Blog Tour: Melly & Me

25 Nov 2014

Today we are excited to introduce you Melly of Melly & Me. Melly has been designing sewing patterns for years and is especially known for her "softie" or "stuffed animal" patterns. Melly recently began designing fabric for Riley Blake Designs, with Snug as a Bug being her debut collection, followed by Sweet Home and now Wildflower Meadow. Hop on over to Melly's blog for a GIVEAWAY and for more fabulous pictures and inspiration from this adorable collection! Previous Stop: Melissa Mortenson Next Stop: Scott Jarrard We are in LOVE with these cute little hedgehogs! The Hedgehog and Wildflower Spot fabrics ... more

RBD Post Quilt Market Blog Tour: Melissa Mortenson

24 Nov 2014

Today's stop on our RBD Post Quilt Market Blog Tour takes us to the Polka Dot Chair, where Melissa Mortenson shows us her new collection, Derby Style.  Previous Stop: Lori Whitlock Next Stop: Melly & Me Melissa's Kentucky Derby inspired collection was an instant success when it debuted at Houston International Quilt Market this fall. This fun, youthful collection does a great job mixing modern graphics with a preppy vibe you will be sure to love!Melissa has also just released a new book called "Project Teen." You can find her book on Amazon and select retailers.Be sure ... more

RBD Post Quilt Market Blog Tour: Lori Whitlock

22 Nov 2014

Today's stop on the RBD Post Quilt Market Blog Tour takes us to the blog or Lori Whitlock. Lori is the designer of the Fancy Free collection. We are completely smitten with Lori's use of cheerful colors, with equally sweet graphics depicting florals, stripes and bicycles. Be sure to stop by Lori's blog to find out more about Lori and Fancy Free!Previous Stop: Marin SuttonNext Stop: Melissa MortensonYou can find this free downloadable quilt pattern on our website.This sweet dress was made with the Olivia's Best Dress pattern by Emily Taylor Designs.Lori's ... more

RBD Post Quilt Market Blog Tour: Marin Sutton

21 Nov 2014


Today we are excited to introduce you to Marin Sutton, designer of the Good Natured fabric collection. This nature-inspired collection features cute woodland animals and trees set against a soft color palette. From Marin: "I am so excited to have my second line out with Riley Blake! I have always loved nature, particularly the fuzzy little animals, so “naturally” the focus of this line appealed to me. As of late, I have been particularly obsessed with foxes, and sincerely wish I could have a domesticated fox as a pet.   On an ordinary day at my house in South Weber, Utah ... more

RBD Post Quilt Market Blog Tour: Kelly Panacci

20 Nov 2014

Today's stop on our RBD Post Quilt Market Blog Tour takes us to the blog of Kelly Panacci, designer of her charming Happy Flappers fabric collection. Kelly tells us the story behind this collection and shows us several darling projects she has made, so be sure to stop by her blog and take a peek!Psst! Kelly is also holding a giveaway at the end of her post - don't forget to enter!Previous Stop: Sue DaleyNext Stop: Marin SuttonYou can find a quick and easy tutorial for this cute Mug Cozy on Kelly's blog.Did you know ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ 10 Minute Wine Bag

19 Nov 2014

How to Make a Wine Bag in 10 Minutes

Hello! It's Maggie from Smashed Peas and Carrots! I am so happy to be here again to share another fun tutorial with you using Riley Blake's beautiful Cottage Garden fabrics. Today I will be teaching you how to make a fabulous Wine Bag, and it will only take you 10 minutes…10 minutes!!! So fast you could whip up quite a few in less than an hour and have an array of pretty packaged hostess gifts to bring to all of your holiday parties. All you need is the following to make one bag: 10 Minute Wine Bag ... more

RBD Post Quilt Market Designer Blog Tour: Sue Daley

18 Nov 2014

Today we are excited to introduce you to Sue Daley! Sue lives in Australia, where she is famous for her English paper piecing technique. Her fabric collections are designed specifically for paper piecing, so quilters can fussy cut the intricate designs and motifs that paper piecing showcases so well. Sue is the designer of the lovely Raspberry Parlour Fabric Collection. Previous Stop: Zoe PearnNext Stop: Kelly PanacciSue also designs for our sister company, Penny Rose Fabrics, where her latest collection, Romancing the Past, has been a huge hit. Be sure to visit Sue's blog for a fabric GIVEAWAY and ... more
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