Preview of my Snowed In Fabric Collection

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m behind on sharing my new things with my blog readers. It was fun to see so many of you still here, even though I took such a long blog break! To get you caught up on what I’ve been doing, I have a fabric line to share that will be coming out in May. If you follow me on any of my other social media channels, you have already seen it, but I thought I would share it here too for those that haven’t!

The line is called Snowed In. I live in Minnesota, where we have winter for about 5 months out of the year. As soon as the first snowflakes start to fly, I hang my collection of hand-cut paper snowflakes around the house. I watch them all season and they just make me happy! My love of snowflakes has led me to collect a few other complimentary winter decorations. I like to mix in pine boughs, red berries, snowmen, and trees – anything to make my home warm and cozy during the long winter. It’s easy to see that all of these things inspired the different prints in this fabric collection. The combination is fresh, yet warm and inviting.

Now I can’t wait to get “Snowed In” this winter with a pile of this fabric and create quilts for my home. In Minnesota, being snowed in can be one of the best things – you can’t get out so no going to work or activities. It’s the perfect time to quilt!

Here’s a closer look at those prints – a mix of winter motifs, florals, dots, plaids, and a touch of the holidays. This Fat Quarter pack is available for preorder here.

I also have a set of patterns to go with the collection. My favorite is the Snowed In Sampler below. This pattern will be available next month.

I am taking preorders for those that would like a kit of this sampler. The preorders are due shortly, so if you want to make sure that you get one, you will want to commit sooner than later! There may be more available later, but it all depends on if I will be able to get more fabric. You can preorder the kit here.

I am also going to be hosting a Sew Along for this quilt. We will start on June 17th and it will run through August 19th. You leave me a comment to be entered into the Sew Along or send me an email to sign up! I would love to have you join us.

Next up, is Super Snowflake. It’s an oversized snowflake block and it makes for a very dramatic wall or lap quilt! This pattern will also be available next month. It’s Fat Quarter friendly and uses the Creative Grids 60-degree triangle ruler.

You can preorder this kit here, but again they will only be available as long as I can get more fabric.

Next up is Mr Frosty. This pattern can be found in our Trendy Table 3 book (available now), as a single pattern (available next month) or in the kit mentioned below.

This kit will be offered in one of Riley Blakes a keepsake boxes and includes the pattern. You can preorder yours here. This kit will arrive in June.

Next we have the Let It Snow quilt.

This pattern was originally available in our Angles With Ease 2 book. That book is out of print, so it is now only available as a PDF book or PDF single pattern.

We will offer kits with both the aqua version shown above and the white background shown below. Click here to see those options.

This fabric line also comes with a panel. We will be offering the following free pattern to go with the panel. You can preorder that kit here.

Lastly, we have our Easy Peasy runner made with a 5″ stacker of the Snowed In collection. This runner pattern is available now and can be found in our Trendy Table 3 book. The kit preorder is available here.

That’s all I have made so far with these fabrics, but I am working on more! I also can’t wait to see what all you make using this line. I will keep you posted on when the kits and yardage arrives.

Remember – you can also ask for this fabric line at your favorite quilt shop!

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Trendy Table 3 Preview

Hello and Happy New Year!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, but I have a new book that came out a couple weeks ago that I want to share.  If you follow me on Instagram (where I post on a regular basis), you have already seen it – but for those of you who aren’t Instagrammers, I thought I would share the new stuff here too.  

The book is called Trendy Table 3, so it’s part of my series of table runner books.  The first Trendy Table book is out of print, so I needed to have a replacement for it!  Not that I really needed an excuse to do more runners, since they are my favorite type of quilt to make!  The book has 15 new designs and uses many of your favorite Precuts like 5″ squares, 2.5″ strips or Fat Eights.  You can also use our stash.


First up is the Nordic Snowflake runner.


Here are a few close-ups:


I wanted to include at least one topper in the book and this block works great for that shape. I scaled up the pieces for a topper that’s a perfect fit for a round table.



Continuing with the winter theme, we have Mr. Frosty.  This is one of my favorites from the book and my boys love it too!


This one features my “Snowed In” fabric collection from Riley Blake Designs, which will be in stores in May!


This one will be available as a kit, which includes the pattern and a keepsake box.  You can preorder yours here.

Next up is Heart to Heart.  I wanted to include lots of seasonal designs in this book, because I love to change out runners for the season.  This one is perfect for the month of February.  


This pattern takes one 5″ stacker of Heart and Soul (By Deena Rutter for Riley Blake Designs, aka RBD) and 7/8 yard of the red.


For the color option, I used Whinifred Rose by Christopher Thompson for RBD.


Next up is a more generic design, for when you are in the mood for something simple and super quick.  It’s called Zig Zag and features my Wildflower Boutique Collection.


This design also works for 5″ squares, but you need a charm pack or 5″ stacker with 2 of each print.  Many of Riley Blake’s 5″ stackers are that way, but not all of them.  You could also use a 4.5″ x 8.5″ scrap.


This design also looks great in more spring like colors, as you can see below!

I love this collection – It’s called Midsummer Meadow by Katherine Linius, also for RBD.


In the book, I also show that design with this grouping.


The middle runner from that shot is called Garden Crossing and features my Shades of Summer collection.  The pattern uses a 5″ stacker and a little yardage of the cream and green.  You can find that 5″ stacker and the prints here.


The design on the right in the photo below might look familiar and that’s because it’s a scaled down version of my Easy Peasy Plaid quilt, from my Simple Treasures book.  It was one of the most popular designs from that book, so I wanted to make a scaled down version that used a 5″ stacker.


This cute fabric collection is called Summer Sweet by Cherri and Chelsi for Moda Fabrics


This design looks good in many different fabric combination or background colors.  Here is a version that uses my Snowed In collection.


Our last runner for today (watch for part 2 for the rest of the projects), is Flouret.  This is another project using a 5″ stacker.


I love this fabric collection!  It’s called Nova by Basic Grey, also for Moda fabrics.  The navy background really makes the prints and flowers pop!

If you don’t want to make this long and skinny version – which is perfect for on top of my TV console – there is a shorter version included in the book too.

This collection is called Sew Retro by Sara Davies, also for RBD.


If you like what you’ve seen so far, you can purchase the book here or ask for it at your local quilt shop.  Thanks for stopping by!


You can view part 2 of this preview here. 

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Ideas for Wildflower Boutique Fabrics

My newest fabric line, Wildflower Boutique arrived in stores about a month ago and I am behind in telling you about it.  I meant to let you all know sooner, but with the new booklet coming out, getting ready for market, attending Garden of Quilts, etc, I am finally catching up on my to-do list!

In the meantime, the main prints from the line sold out quickly, followed by the rest of the line – But the good news is it is being reprinted!  The next printing will arrive about a month from now.  And just to explain that a little better – You can still find the fabric in stores, but some shops are sold out of some of the prints.  If you are a shop owner, Riley Blake is sold out of the prints, but you can reorder now for shipment next month.  I’m so grateful Riley Blake was willing to reprint so that shops and quilters have a second chance to get some!

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Today, I want to share some ideas for what to do with the fabrics.  In some cases, I will link to kits you can get and at the end of this post, I will list shops that are carrying the fabric if you want to support your local shop.

The photo below shows every piece in the line.  The Fat Quarters arranged in a circle to the right are all of the prints that you can get yardage of and are the prints that are included in the Precuts.  The pieces shown to the left are from the Fat Quarter panels.  In each 1 yard panel, you get 4 Fat Quarters, which adds another 12 prints to the collection.   You can find this pack here.

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The following are all quilts that I have made from the line – many of which you have already seen, but it’s nice to see them all in one place.


The Wildflower Sampler – Booklet available here and kit available here.


This design uses almost every print from the collection, including the fat quarter panels.

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A smaller version of the Wildflower Sampler (also included in the booklet linked above).  Kit available here.

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The Super Star quilt.  Book available here and kit available here.  This photo will also be available as a puzzle next year.  Click here to view the puzzle.  It’s a great gift idea for your quilter friends!

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The pattern is also available in a smaller size, using the 5″ stacker.  Kit available here.



The Big Easy.   Booklet Available here and kit here.  (this pattern uses every print from the collection)

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Honeycomb and Hexi Cabin.  Book available here.

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Honeycomb kit available here.

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Hexi Cabin kit available here.

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Desert Rose – Found in out Wildflower Sampler booklet.  Kit Available here.

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Jewel Box – Found in our Simple Treasures book.  I don’t have a kit put together on this one, but you could start with the 5″ stacker and add the Navy Fat Quarter bundle.



Hashtag – Also found in our Simple Treasures book.  This one uses the 5″ stacker and this print for the background.

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The Big Easy Runner – Also from our Simple Treasures book.

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Lastly, the Spinning Stars pattern, also from the Simple Treasures book and uses the 10″ stacker.

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You find my other Precuts here and yardage here.

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That takes care of everything that I have made out of the fabric so far (and BTW – I didn’t make all of them, my Mom helped too!)  Below are the shops that I have talked to that are carrying the fabric.  I’m sure there are more, so if you are a shop that wants to be added to the list, just leave me a note in the comments.

Affinity for Quilts, MN

We’re Sew Creative, NC

My Material Matters in WI.

The Hickory Stick, MO

Lori’s Pins and Needles, IL

Bearly Square, MT

My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shop, UT

JK Quilts, ID

Sew Deja Vu, OH

Orange Bee Quilts  here.

The Quilt Spot – click here for their website.  I also saw they were offering this kit on their Instagram

Abbi Mays Fabrics – Click here

Fat Quarter Shop

Missouri Star

Pine Needles, UT

Jordan Fabrics

The Fabric Bin, SD

Quilt In a Day, CA




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