Fall Quilt Market 2009: Riley Blake (With Giveaway!)



Bloom and Grow by My Mind’s Eye (top) and detail of coordinates (bottom)

Riley Blake stormed onto the scene earlier this year and became an instant hit. I got to meet owner Cindy Cloward, who showed me all their new offerings.

Many of their designers have roots in the scrapbooking and paper crafts industries. My Mind’s Eye, for instance, have designed most of Riley Blake’s catalog. Bloom and Grow (October release) is above — love those simple geometrics! They also have Wheels (Jan/Feb 2010), Andrea Victoria (Feb/March 2010), and Summer Song (March/April 2010), shown below.




Below, Boo to You and Colorful Christmas, also by My Mind’s Eye, are the holiday collections slated for a 2010 release.



And next, we have Nantucket by Jody Taylor (note the basket weave print), Felicity by Emily Taylor. I’m not sure about release dates on those two. Below those, it’s Rainy Days and Mondays by Melimba and Beccabury (Feb/March 2010).





Last but not least, here is Sublime by Doohickey Designs, which will be in stores this November. And see that fat quarter pack? That’s up for grabs here today. Just leave a comment telling which current or future Riley Blake collection sings to you most. (You can click on the images to see the bigger version.) I will draw a winner randomly next Wednesday, October 21, around 9am Central U.S. time. This giveaway is open worldwide. And stay tuned for lots more quilt market giveaways as coverage continues!


  1. Love bloom and grow in the red colorway.

  2. Jessica says:

    I can’t wait for “wheels” to come out! I love little boy prints!

  3. emily snyder says:

    too too fun!!! i am loving the umbrellas!! what a fun idea! can’t wait to see what the designers of it come up with next!

  4. epban says:

    It’s hard to pick one-they are all so wonderful! Summer Song is catching my eye.

  5. Becky Easton says:

    I love all the new fabrics. I cannot wait for them all to hit the stores! I love Riley Blake but the new designers melimba & beccabury LOVE IT!

  6. Sue Goodin says:

    I just love the Boo To You. Thank you for the giveaway.

  7. Greta Helphrey says:

    Andrea Victoria By My Mind’s Eye in the gold and black (but that was a tough choice). Thanks for the great pics. Could feel the excitement of being there. Thanks for doing all the work…including getting home exhausted. Hope your dreams are in color!

  8. Kate says:

    I love Andrea Victoria! And your blog, too! Thanks for the contest- I’ll cross my fingers!

  9. Ching says:

    The line look great. I like the one with umbrella and rain drops. Can’t wait for them to be in the store.

  10. Lori Kay says:

    My favorite is Rainy Days and Monday – C4010 Green. I love green these days!

  11. Katrina says:

    Rainy Days and Mondays is adorable. What a fab collection!

  12. Shannon says:

    I really like summer song, the color palette screams my name!

  13. Arabella says:

    Oooh… I love them all! but I think Colourful Christmas and Rainy Days and Mondays are calling to me the loudest!
    Thanks so much for showing us all this splendour! Of course it is going to be hard on the bank balance… there are lots of fabrics on my ‘want’ list now.


  14. floribunda says:

    I love the Wheels and the Rainy Days lines — but also the Sublime! Hope I win it…

  15. Ann Merry says:

    I love Boo to You and Colorful Christmas! Beautiful little designs! They would be such fun fabrics to work with. Really, all are so beautiful!

  16. scenelady says:

    I love the retro umbrellas and dots in Rainy days and Monday line! All great though…

  17. Diane says:

    I love the Rainy Days and Monday. Although there are others I really like.

  18. Lynnette says:

    my daughters and I love the Rainy Days and Mondays! That will be fun to work with. All the designs are pretty great though.

  19. karen says:

    what a great looking collection! sublime is my fave.

  20. Susana says:

    If there has to be one favorite, I think it’s Andrea Victoria. But Nantucket, Rainy Days and Sublime are all honorable mentions. That’s a reaaly great collection, there’s fabric for all kinds of tastes and occasions. Thanks for showing us.

  21. Sandi says:

    Oh, I am loving all of these Riley Blake collections! I think my faves are Summer Song and Bloom & Grow. They are all fantastic though.

  22. Pam A says:

    They are all so pretty not sure I can pick just one. How about 2. I really like the Summer Song and Rainy Days and Mondays. Thanks for the great give-a-way.

  23. Allison L. says:

    It’s so hard to choose a favorite, but I have to go with Bloom and Grow. I also love Rainy Days and Mondays and Andrea Victoria. I’d never heard of Riley Blake before this, so thanks for clueing me in on such beautiful fabrics.

  24. happy zombie says:

    Will somebody PLEASE call 911… I just had a coronary when I saw those Riley Blake lines. I swear to everyone who will listen to me swear… mad crazy love for all things Riley Blake. I think someone or something has climbed into my head and designed fabric just for me!

    Mad love for it all, but Summer Song really floats my boat. Wait. They all float my boat. Love the holiday ones too. I love them all. A Sophie’s Choice ala textile.

  25. Jodi says:

    I’d have to go with Andrea Victoria. They’re all fabulous though.

  26. Rebecca says:

    Summer Song, of course. It just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

  27. Those umbrellas in Rainy Days and Mondays are to die for. Love them.

  28. jayme says:

    luv…luv…luv rainy days and mondays! What a treat to see such fun fabric! Can’t wait to get some!

  29. Deann Sandage says:

    How fun. Lots of yummy fabric. I love the Rainy Days and Mondays. Can’t wait to see it in the shops! More from this designer, please.

  30. Layne Bushell says:

    With all this great stuff, how could I possibly choose a favorite. I loved it ALL!!! The umbrellas are adorable!

  31. Natalie says:

    I love Rainy Days and Mondays. Although, all of the patterns make me happy.

  32. Lindsay says:

    Gotta love Rainy Days and Mondays! How unique and darling! Boy, these fabrics are all DARLING!

  33. Suzette says:

    Love the Rainy Days and Mondays. Can’t wait to use the umbrellas in a quilt.

  34. Susan says:

    Rainy days and Mondays. I love those umbrellas!

  35. Bettybee says:

    Love rainy days and mondays

  36. ConKa says:

    Andrea Victoria is my favourite! So stylish…

  37. Jordan Page says:

    I love Rainy Days and Mondays, the stripes are so cute.

  38. Ashley says:

    My fave is Rainy days and Mondays. I also like the halloween and christmas prints too, rockin!

  39. Linda says:

    Ooooo, I have to say that Rainy Days and Mondays speaks to me on so many levels! The colors are mine, the prints are adorable and I loved the Mamas and Papas and that song…..sigh. Would love to have the bundle. I’m starting to work on Christmas presents and it would fit right in. 8-)

  40. Sara says:

    Rainy Days is so original! Got to have it now!

  41. Corey says:

    I am really drawn to Andrea Victoria. The Christmas collection is also really cute!

  42. Bloom & Grow, Wheels, Colorful Christmas & Rainy Days are my favorites! (Couldn’t decide on just one.) Love Riley Blake!!!

  43. Mary says:

    Andrea Victoria is fabulous!

  44. Rachel says:

    Wow! Riley Blake is new to me. I really like Bloom & Grow. i think I could base my whole living room around that line.

  45. Bari B says:

    I LOVE these fabrics, but my real favorite has to be Bloom & Grow. I love the focus floral and the coordinates. What a beautiful, contemporary quilt those would make!



  46. arlette says:

    Geez, I’d like to win the fabrics, but it’s crowded!

  47. Carmen says:

    Beautiful! Lay it on me!

  48. Lauren says:

    “Summer song” is fabulous – maybe I’m still dreaming of summer?

  49. Elise says:

    Wow this is an amazing line. Need to find out where I can purchase!!!!

  50. Mary Ann says:

    Bloom and grow…or, uh, Rainy Days and Monday…..thanks for the chance!