WELCOME TO the world of Butterfly Kisses!
New Free Pattern!
I designed this "Traveling Pincushion." for Riley Blake Designs. The Pincushion Club is on our Cutting Corners Blog. If you have been looking for a new project to work on, then this is your lucky day! Read more about it on my Sewing Projects page.
announcing my new pattern covers!
I am so excited to have you visit my website. I am continually designing new patterns for clothing, quilts and projects. In Fact, I will be announcing some new ones any day now, so stay tuned in! The new patterns are featured here on this website. You can also view where to purchase my patterns here. You can visit www.rileyblakedesigns.com where you can download free patterns that I have designed for Riley Blake Designs. I try to design quilts with the beginner sewist in mind, knowing that we all like a quick and easy project I am also doing Youtube Videos that feature simple projects with how to steps that are easy to follow. Randy, my very lovable IT guy has made it easy to navigate my website and find all these fun patterns and tutorials. You can also view my magazine articles and don't forget to see what is happening by going to my Blog where I try to keep you posted on what's new.
I have been published again!
>I can't believe it is that time again! I am being featured in Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 6. It will be on newstands and in quiltshops Mid November, 2012. Just click on the Quiltmakers book image for exciting details!
On Newstands Now! The Feb./March issue of Quilt Magazine is ready to purchase. Inside you will find my Eight-Pointed Star quilt "Marmalade." You will love the bright colors of the "Summer Song" fabric by Riley Blake Designs. This Quilt is 66" x 78" and just waiting for you to apply your personal touch.
Coming soon to a bookshelf near you! It looks like I am being featured in Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 2. It will be on newstands and in quiltshops by November 16th, 2010. Just click on the Quiltmakers book image for exciting details!
Hurry out and purchase the Oct - Nov 2010 issue of Quilt Magazine! It is such an honor to be included in such a prestitious publication. Cynthia Van Hazinga was so kind and eloquent in the words she wrote about me and the things I love to do (go straight to page 14).
I do however want to state for the record, I DO NOT HAVE GRAY HAIR (yet)! My photograph in the magazine makes me look gray, I assure you it must have been a little too much flash (can you tell I am really worried about this?). Quilt Magazine always does such a great job and this issue is no exception. So don't wait get your copy now!
October is an exciting month for many reasons, but for me this month is expecially exciting! For starters, I have been featured in two magazines that are now on the newstands. And secondly, As I write this, I am at the International Quilt Market in Houston, Texas. I will write more about that on my blog later as soon as I recover from an exhausting but thrilling experience! For now, let me tell you about the magazines. Last quilt market in Pittsburg I met Mark Lipinski and somehow, when the conversation was over, I was asked to send him a quilt that he could feature in his "Quilter's Home" magazine. Well it is on newstands now as I write. Make sure you grab a copy of the Oct/Nov 2009 issue. The quilt is called "Just Dreamy" actually named after the "Just Dreamy" fabric collection from "Riley Blake Designs." Mark has actually created a pattern for this quilt and it is available in the magazine with templates on thier website at http://www.quiltershomemag.com/
Also last quilt market, I was interveiwed by "Quilt Magazine." One of my quilts, which they named "Sunny Day Delight" is featured on 3 1/2 pages complete with project instructions. I made the quilt with fabric from the "Ivy Trellis" collection made by Riley Blake Designs. It features beautiful hues of blue mixed with oranges and lime green. This quilt is one of those times that I made a departure from my own style, but it really did turn out to be beautiful and "Quilt Magazine" did a great job of showcasing it. They don't seem to have it featured on their website, so you'll have to buy the Dec - Jan 2010 issue to see the beautiful layout they did. I have kit's available for those who would like to recreate this 72"x89" quilt. Click here to order!