Thursday, September 1, 2011
Review: Riley Blake Designs
Review by: Cynthia
I was so excited and pleased to get a box of Riley Blake Design's fabrics, jelly rolls, fat quarters, buttons and crocheted flowers. The fabric designs are a treasure trove just waiting to be cut, sewn, and quilted. The prints on these fabrics are absolutely beautiful, so cute and colorful. I know I will be "glued" to my sewing machine. I LOVE THIS FABRIC ! I already have a LONG quilt list of what to make with these lovely fabrics. Some of the jelly rolls would be perfect for "Summer in the Park" quilt. The "pirate" fabric would be ideal for my only grandson's bed. Getting fabric like this is SO addicting. I want to quilt and sew ALL day long. Any takers to do my housework?
Jelly rolls are so "it" when quilting, 2 1/2" strips to sew into oodles of lovely quilts. So many of these quilts are quick! Riley Blake Designs has an awesome collection of Christmas fabrics all co-ordinated, there is still lots of time to sew one for the holidays.
The packages of fat quarters are exciting too, so many lovely prints, even two on sports for boys. I have a Go Cutter, a birthday gift from my hubby....but will I be able to cut these fabrics? Almost too nice. I just feel like looking and not cutting....but I know I eventually will.
The other accessories that Riley Blake Designs has are all sizes of buttons, little to HUGE. Also different sizes and colors of crocheted flowers for decorating clothing.
Having handled lots of fabrics in my lifetime, I can see that these fabrics are very good, they will stand up to repeated washings and look like new. They will look gorgeous in a quilt on your bed or as a gift. Riley Blake Design's fabrics stand out, they are lovely.