Today, Riley Blake is kicking off a fun quilt along called Meet the Makers. For the next few weeks there will be a free quilt block tutorial each week with video instruction to make the blocks!
The reason it’s called Meet the Makers is because many of the Riley Blake Designers will be sewing along, creating the blocks featuring fabric from their own collections! I’ve started my blocks using fabric from both Gingham Girls and Sunnyside Avenue collections. I’ve always felt like they were coordinating sister collections so I’m excited to play with them both together.
Meet the Makers Quilt Along block 01 with Riley Blake Design
The finished quilt design calls for 8 of these blocks. I’ve got my first four and I’m trying to decide if I’m going to make the same block, or a different variation on the same colors. I’m kind of leaning in the direction of a scrappy variation.
Here is the finished quilt, made using Riley Blake Confetti Cottons (solids). It’s so cheerful! I’m excited to see how it turns out in the variety of different fabric collections and color palettes. If you are interested in a kit for the Confetti Cottons version, they will be restocked and available again in October.
Here is the video tutorial to get you started on Block 1!
Here are the fabric requirements (per block) for Block 1 – based on the solids version. Of course, feel free to mix and match your fabrics and color placement!
- White: 8 squares 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and 4 squares 3″ x 3″
- Orange: 5 squares 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
- Light Pink: 4 squares 3″ x 3″
- Dark Pink: 4 squares 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
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Gretel will be available in stores late November. Of course I will be share lots more photos and projects with you when that time comes, but here’s a fun little taste to tide you over!