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. Holly says:

    What if I can’t pick just one? I think Wheels and/or Rainy Days and Mondays. Love them!

  2. Becky says:

    Andrea Victoria would provide lovely accents for our bedroom and I really really really love the Rainy Days!

  3. Rafael's mum says:

    I love the Bloom and grow best. lovely colours and patterns. thanks for the giveaway!

  4. katrina says:

    OOOH! They’re all so lovely though. I think that my favourite would be sublime, but there are dots and spots in EVERY collection, which I just LOVE. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Lauren says:

    ooooo, so many cute fabrics. I think my favorite is the Andrea Victoria!

  6. giselle says:

    love, love, love, rainy days and mondays… can’t wait to see it in person!

  7. Sally says:

    I like summer song but also love the umbrellas. What wonderful fabric.

  8. Karissa says:

    My LQS carries a lot of Riley Blake fabrics–really great stuff! I am digging the Rainy Days collection–so cute and whimsical, and different!

  9. Pat H. says:

    After much debate, has to be Bloom and Grow, although the umbrellas are fascinating. Thanks for the preview.

  10. Allison S. says:

    I’m loving the Felicity collection with the daisies! I also really like the Colorful Christmas.
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  11. Jennifer O. says:

    Pretty! I like Nantucket the best, I think (the pink and brown with the basketweave, in case I mixed them up).

  12. mjb says:

    Andrea Victoria and Sublime are my favorites.

  13. nikki says:

    Rainy Days and Mondays is just too good. I love it. and the reference.

  14. Suzy says:

    Bloom and Grow are my faves!

  15. Renee G says:

    I love the Andrea Victoria. I’ll have to pick this up when it comes out.


  16. Jackie H says:

    Ooo..I really like the Rainy Days & Mondays collection! :)

  17. Moira Mc says:

    Rainy Days – the sound of spring rain in my garden and the smell that follows – bliss.

  18. Theresa says:

    I really like the All Star collection. And Bloom and Grow looks fantastic. I like Wheels too. Ok. So, I think it’s safe to say I like all of them!

  19. Jenny says:

    I think Rainy Days & Mondays has to be my favorite, especially in the green range!

  20. Patty says:

    Bloom and Grow in black and orange is my favorite.

  21. Angela says:

    These are all gorgeous. Bloom and grow is my favorite. I love bold, stylized flowers.

  22. Anita says:

    It’s gotta be Rainy Days and Mondays – such a vintage feel, as I think umbrellas were often featured on vintage fabric.

  23. Jennifer Schottlander says:

    The “Rainy Days & Mondays” collection is giving me goose-bumps with excitement. I am visualising gorgeous one-of-a-kind creations for bridal & baby shower gifts.

  24. Deb Smith says:

    Bloom and Grow for sure, although I love the colors in Sublime, too.

  25. Terri says:

    They’re all gorgeous but I think Beccabury is my current favorite!

  26. LeAnn B says:

    I love Just Dreamy. The colors make me forget that summer has passed. :)

  27. Shari says:

    Bloom and Grow is my favorite. Rainy Days has some neat umbrellas. So many great fabrics!

  28. Debra says:

    I love the Bloom and Grow in blue! If I don’t win, I’ll be buying some for my sisters quilt. I love it and am so glad it’s due out soon!

  29. love the wheels – not usually fond of primary colors and cartoony imagery, but this one really got me. my favs are the cars on the bumpy/windy road and the geometric starburst pattern.
    thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  30. Patty Ojeda says:

    I love the Bloom & Grow! I also love Andrea Victoria! Oh heck! I love them all!

  31. arlette says:

    Awieeeee, awieeeee. awieeeeeeeee, love the christmas fabrics. please count me in!

  32. jenn says:

    Bloom and Grow in brown and orange combination is definitely quintessential for fall. The leaves have just started turning and I’m very much drawn to it right now!

    Thanks for the giveaway chance!
    Have a great day!

  33. kylydia says:

    I just love the Andrea Victoria! (and all of them, really!)

  34. I would have to say that Bloom and Grow was singing the loudest. It could be heard all the way over here at Glenna’s Garden.

  35. Aimee says:

    I LOVE Sublime!!!

  36. Doris says:

    I’m lovin’ those little umbrellas, but my Favorite Riley Blake is the snowmen of Be Merry that came out earlier this year…LOVE ‘EM!

  37. Joanna says:

    I am so glad you wrote this post, otherwise I wouldn’t have known about Riley Blake! I went to the website and instantly fell in love with Bloom & Grow by My Mind’s Eye in the brown colorway. So gorgeous and such an inspiration for an appliquer like myself! Thanks for the intro!

  38. Amy says:

    Bloom and grow is my favorite- although they are all lovely! It would make a great quilt.

  39. laurie says:

    Summer Song is definitely my favorite so far! Love the colors, brightness and the variety of sizes of the print details.

  40. Chasley says:

    I Love the Halloween Boo to You line. Of course Halloween is my favorite holiday too.

  41. Valerie says:

    I am loving the Rainy Days and Mondays line. So fun!!!!

  42. Denise says:

    I love all these Riley Blake lines, but Rainy Days and Mondays speaks to my heart the most! I adore those umbrella tops and now my mind is reeling with ideas for bridal and baby showers!

  43. melimba says:

    Hey there! This is Melissa of Melimba & Beccabury, creators of the Rainy Day and Mondays line. Thanks for the fun feature on Riley Blake Designs! We’re all thrilled that you have done this give-away!!

    Thanks for the love!
    p.s. I’m a big fan of yours… been following your blog for over a year and this is the first time I’ve commented! :)

    Happy Friday!!!

  44. Rebecca says:

    Love love love those umbrellas! The colors are so bright and fun and I love the retro geometric revival. Such a fun new take on the fabric scene. let’s see more of that memlimba and beccabury!

  45. Sarah says:

    These are all darling, but I think the Andrea Victoria might be my favorite. It’s so hard to choose!

  46. isa says:

    I love the umbrella prints! And the last pic with the big dots!

  47. erika says:

    LOVE rainy days and Mondays. So cute, so bright & sooo many project ideas come to mind.

  48. Kari Gale says:

    Summer Song sings to me! The colors are amazing. I am already planning to re-do my daughter’s bedroom in these prints!

  49. Jan says:

    Summer Song and Beccabury!!