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. Angela says:

    I love Rainy Days but my favorite has to be the Sublime.

  2. Denise Boyle says:

    I think I have to go with Andrea Victoria. I love the purple and gray combo.

  3. Jan says:

    I love the holiday fabrics, especially ‘colorful christmas’! All of them are lovely!

  4. Stine says:

    My favorite current line is definitely “Be Merry” by My Mind’s Eye. I’m loving “Rainy Days and Mondays” too!

  5. Silka says:

    I like the Rainy Days and Mondays the best.

  6. Tineke says:

    Hard to choose, but I think Summer Song is my favourite – the orange & green combination speaks to me, and I like the stripes!

  7. Ejjkukk says:

    My favorit is the colorfull christmas, but I love the Summer song’s too. I wait the next year…. (and the next Xmas…. :P )

  8. Amber Lee says:

    Being in Oregon I need some of that rainy day – love it!

  9. marg says:

    I love the bloom and grow the colour ways are great

  10. Amber says:

    I love the Bloom and Grow and the Summer Song collections – so pretty!

  11. Jannette says:

    I love the Andrea Victoria line very much… The blues and greys especially are beautiful!!

  12. Viv says:

    I love the Bloom and Grow, but the Wheels would come in 2nd (result of being a Mom to 3 boys).

  13. Gert says:

    OMG: this is so hard to choose… ALL the fabrics are adorable…Let’s see…If I *must* choose, I will pick Bloom and Grow… but I’m not sure…^_^
    (thanks for this lovely giveaway!)

  14. DianeY says:

    I have my eye on the plaids in the Felicity collection. I do a lot of clothing for kids & these would work well for boys, too!

  15. Fulvia says:

    Rainy Days and Mondays for me! Oh, and this pack you are giving away too please!!! Thanks for the reporting from the floor.

  16. quinta da quilter says:

    Cute Christmas!! Love it and gonna have to have it!!!

  17. Joanna says:

    wow – love the rainy days and mondays – would be very happy to start cutting into some of those this morning! Very appropriate for our weather here at the moment too

  18. Karin says:

    Oh, Bloom and Grow would be my favorite. Definately. Thank you so much for this wonderful give-away!

  19. Linda says:

    They all have the mark of an experienced fabric pusher, i.e. I want them all. Put to one, I pick you Andrea Victoria. Your silvery grey would look fab in my bedroom.

  20. Melissa H. says:

    I love Andrea Victoria…great colors with the gray tones. :)

  21. Lindsay says:

    Love most of them but I think Andrea Victoria is my favorite!

  22. Julie Dees says:

    Andrea Victoria jumps out at me. I like the plum variation. Thanks.

  23. Margaret says:

    Love the Andrea Victoria!!

  24. becky says:

    I am having trouble deciding between Felicity and Nantucket! Both are great!

  25. Allisa says:

    So excited for the new prints, especially next year’s holiday collection. Right now I love her “All Star” line- perfect for my little boy :)

  26. Monique says:

    I love Summer Song and Felicity. I don’t know how you would restrain from buying ALL of them. They are all winners!

  27. molly says:

    i really like the text print from his recent christmas line. which is strange bc i usually hate holiday prints. but text on fabric is great.

  28. Michelle says:

    rainy days and mondays! how cute!

  29. Michele says:

    Bloom and grow is fabulous. Wonderful colours.

  30. so we added chickens says:

    Andrea Victoria calls to me but I think my son would really like Wheels. Thank you for the preview!

  31. skippingdaisies says:

    Colorful Christmas and Sublime both sang out to me. I’m new to quilting/fabric addictions and its great to see all the future lines to come. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  32. Sue Cahill says:

    I have five grandsons so Wheels really does it for me, I could make some perfect nap quilts with that line.

  33. Nancy says:

    Summer Song, I like the colors and patterns…

  34. Dot says:

    They are all fun, nice addition to the fabric world—would say Andrea Victoria might be my favorite. But I can think of projects using every one of these

  35. Fanny says:

    They’re all fabulous! I partiularly like Summer Song.

    Thanks for the giveaway! So generous!!

  36. carmel says:

    i love the “They also have Wheels ”
    it looks perfect for my 2 boys

  37. mariana says:

    Gor the new ones… I can’t decide between Weels and Andrea Victoria… although this last one is so me!

  38. Ellie says:

    Wow, they are all gorgeous! Summer Song is speaking to me…maybe because I have 3 little girls and it just fits them. And because I’m in a Halloweeny mood, I’m loving the Boo to You!

  39. Meg in CT says:

    I am ALL about the Rainy Days and Mondays collections. I love the colors, the prints (the DOTS!!)–so cool, I can’t wait!

  40. Michelle says:

    I can’t wait for Summer Song, as my favrite colors are pink green and orange. It looks yummy!

  41. Elizabeth says:

    It would have to be Rainy Days and Mondays for me – the green colorway. Love those geometric prints

  42. Jenna Z says:

    I am such a sucker for holiday fabric! I love the Colorful Christmas, oh I can’t wait to be able to buy it!!!

  43. MzTallulah says:

    I’m not usually a fan of seasonal prints, but Colorful Christmas is just too darling!

  44. Erin S. says:

    Love felicity! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  45. Kathy says:

    So many beautiful prints! Tough to pick a favorite, but I think I like Andrea Victoria the best. I think…

  46. Rachel H says:

    I love Rainy Days and Mondays.

  47. LauraJ says:

    Ohhh I’d love to win this!!

  48. Sarah H says:

    My fav is Sublime, followed closely by Bloom and Grow and Andrea Victoria. So hard to choose!

  49. My favorite is Rainy Days and Mondays – I can even see myself with new bag and skirt going to work on rainy Monday :)

  50. Claire D. says:

    ‘Bloom & Grow’ has me singing the entire soundtrack from The Sound of Music, especially ‘Edelweiss’. Simple, lovely tune; enchanting fabrics!