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  • Who’s up for a Summer Quilt Along? After a couple of delays (can you say Typhoon?) we are ready to launch the #LetsStayHomeQuilt Along! It will run for 8 weeks this summer and at the end you’ll have a finished quilt! I’ll be popping into my IG stories along the way to help you out and we even have a series of video tutorials to share! So if you’re brand new to quilting you can totally do this 👊🏻! All the details are in the link in my bio. Just click the link to the home page. .
#summerquilt #rileyblakedesigns #foxfarmfabric #quiltalong #melissamortenson #polkadotchair #quiltersofinstagram #quiltsofinstagram
  • I want to invite you guys to join me in a class at the Garden of Quilts festival this September. 🧵 ✂️ It’s taking place at Thanksgiving Point in Utah and I could not be more excited to be teaching. I’ll be teaching two classes.
ONE: My Santa’s Hat Shop Quilt. I’ll show you how to foundation paper piece the blocks - it’s so easy you can do it even if you new to FPP (these cute blocks were made by @the_tattooed_quilter ). .
TWO: I’ll show you how to make these fun storage bins (swipe for the photo) They are made with foam and are so useful! I have several in my house and they are great for storing everything from sewing projects to makeup. .
I’ve added a link in my bio for all of the details about the classes. I’ll also add swipe up links to my stories today. I hope I see some of you there! ❤️ Patterns are tagged in the photos -
  • Yesterday was my daughters high school graduation. Her twin brother (who is younger than her) graduated 2 weeks ago (confused yet? Cause sometimes keeping track of all of it confuses me 😂). All 3 of our kids have now graduated and sometime in the next few months we will be empty nesters. .
No more car pools, choir concerts, early morning seminary or late night sports practices. There are some things I won’t miss (like planning our life around the school schedule) and some things I will miss tremendously!  I know that this parenting thing never ends and we are only transitioning to a different type of “parenting stress” but I’m looking forward to what it brings. .
However I have to admit that part of me is terrified about this next phase. It seems a bit lonely - but more time to sew I guess 🤷🏼‍♀️😂.?
  • Spent yesterday evening at a home show at @nortoncommonsky . I shared some of my favorite details on stories. Like this gorgeous window vignette by @gretchenblack . Each home had so many AMAZING details and the “creative” part of my brain was so happy. Also for everyone that asked- we are not moving 😂. My kids graduated high school this year / I think moving on top of that would cause me to have a nervous breakdown. Too many changes at once! 😂😂
  • Block 3 in the #justforfunquilt just posted! You can click the link in my bio to find it. I’m calling this block Sunshine and Stars ☀️ 🌟 since it reminds me of a beach umbrella. 🏖 If you’re new- the Just for Fun Quilt is a block of the month that is running on my blog during 2019. It’s free and I’d love to have you participate! I’m going to try to do a Insta Story Q&A later today if you have questions about the Quilt Along. .
#quiltingtutorial #quiltsofinstagram #quiltblock #rileyblake #rileyblakedesigns #blossomfabric
  • Was anyone else absolutely smitten with Gilbert Blythe growing up? I think at one point I convinced myself I was going to marry him 😂😂😂. Riley Blake has a new Anne of Green Gables fabric line (by @zippyboro ) and I jumped at the chance to make something with it! I LOVED those books and the tv show so much growing up. I decided to update my Reading Pillow pattern (I posted the first one waaay back in 2011) - a lot of you guys have asked for a basic pattern over the years (no piping or zippers) and I’m happy to oblige. I also added a second size option too! Hop on over to the blog for more info - you can also now buy a printable pattern (with 5 different pillow patterns in TVs shop). Just click the link in my bio. .
#rileyblake #rileyblakedesigns #readingpillow #readingpillows #kindredspiritsfabric #sewistsofinstagram #quiltsofinstagram #sewingtutorial

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