Friday, October 2, 2015

Baby Boy Cleveland Brown’s Fan From the Start

I love custom orders! The challenge came in for a Baby Boy Cleveland Brown’s Blanket. I was thrilled at the idea. Then came the chance to design. Here’s what happened:
The only thing missing is the middle name and birthdate. It was there, but for safety sake I've removed it from the image :)

Monday, September 7, 2015

New Quilt for my Niece

I come from a big family. I'm the oldest of 7 to be exact. As a kid it was hard to appreciate what my parents had given me with the addition of each new sibling. Today I am able to see the blessing of each one of their personalities, strengths and talents. They each enrich my life in a way that no one else could.
Now my life has been added to immensely with my own children, nieces and nephew. The family just keeps growing :)

This is one of my sisters with a quilt we've made for her daughter. So Exciting!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Missing My Daisy’s

My husband can grow just about anything. He doesn't normally buy store bought flowers instead he grows them for me. This last week we needed to clean out the daisies. After cutting them off at the base I am feeling a loss for the giant bushes. In tribute to the beautiful spring flower:

Fortunately for me, the Dahlia's are starting to fill out. Hopefully between them and the mums the flower garden will soon be full again :)
Happy Fall!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Full Size Quilt- Sampler with Applique

This wonderful Full Size quilt has been a pleasure to work on! The warm colors of fall emanate from this quilt with the gentleness of yesteryear.

I used only High Quality designer cotton fabrics by Maywood Studio. The backing is one whole piece so there are no extra lines on the back. 

The batting is Warm and White 100% cotton.

It is longarm machine quilted.

The binding was attached to the top side by machine and wrapped around to the back and stitched in place by hand using coordinating thread.

I started it a year ago when I joined a Saturday quilt group. Because I am one who likes to draw outside the lines, I made a few changes to make it my own.

You can machine wash this quilt in cold water with like colors and tumble dry.

Crafted in a smoke free, clean home. Stored in a dark cool room to protect the integrity of the materials.

Made and Ready to ship!

*This is a one of a kind quilt and will not be reproduced

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Friday, August 2, 2013

Back To School DIY Eternity Scarf / Necklace

In the back left hand corner you can see me... with the "necklace" to match my Maxi Skirt.

I'll have the link at the bottom of this post for you to find the DIY pattern for this fun and easy, adjustable Maxi Skirt.


1/4  yard- Riley Blake Navy Gray Jersey Knit 57"

  • I used the leftovers from when I made my skirt

1/4" Dowel
Standard sewing supplies

Start by cutting 2 strips of fabric that measure about 2" X Width of the Fabric

  • If using scraps you will want the end measurement to equal about 104"
  • If you would like your scarf/necklace to be more chunky, cut the strips wider than 2"

Sew the strips together to make one long strip

Fold the strip in half lengthwise with RIGHT sides together. Sew along the long side of the strip using a Stretch or Zig Zag stitch. Sew to close ONE end of the necklace.

Turn the tube Right Side out by pushing the dowel into the sewn end of the tube.

Continue pushing until the whole tube is RIGHT side out.

Take the unfinished end of the necklace and tuck the unfinished end into the necklace about 1/2".

 Tuck the unfinished end into a folded end and sew across to secure.

Wrap the necklace three times and put it on!

See the instructions for the matching Maxi Skirt HERE

Please leave a comment and let me know how it worked for you, Have a Wonderful Day!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

It's almost here!

My next Riley Blake Designs Tutorial is almost here!

A Back to School Maxi Skirt that's adjustable to fit the whole gang will publish Friday morning August 2, 2013. I'll post the link as soon as I can.

Also watch for the matching necklace/eternity scarf. I plan to have that posted on this page by Friday as well.

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

DIY Request

I am having a bloggers block. You know when you can't wait to put something up for everyone to see... yet you can't decide what to do.

My Riley Blake Tutorials are all set to go but I would love to show something here.

Any requests? I am a quilter by nature so something to do with fabric would be nice, but I love a good challenge. All requests will be considered, not all will be made :)