Fall Quilt Market 2018

Hello!

Once again we were off to Houston last week in October with our new fabric collection,

Costume Makers Ball

presented at Fall Quilt Market by

Riley Blake Designs.

Just in case you didn’t catch this on IG or FB I decided to share a few photos and info.

The collection is for Halloween, twenty-nineteen and delivers to shops in April.

These fabrics are available to the trade (shops) now so please, check with you local shops to make sure they’ll have in the Spring.

It’s a very fun group to work with and I’m thinking you will agree!

As you can see above, we’ve created some great projects for this line and they’ll become available with the fabric release.

You may also notice that we’ve dressed our Makers Guide She Who Sews girls up too and will be offering these Halloween appliqué add on’s as downloadables.

Oh yes, and we won a prize!

Two actually!!

One to Riley Blake Designs for Best Multiple Booth award.

And we received the Most Creative Booth award.

FUN right!?!!

And for a little extra touch, our live action model dressed as the main panel was in the booth on Saturday. A photo with her offered visitors a chance at some Paperdoll fat quarter bundles in a daily giveaway throughout the show.

To top it off, we enjoyed special guest, Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilting! Yay

It was all, quite a Treat.

🙂

 

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Pop Up Paperdoll Challenge!

A 2018 CHALLENGE

has been on my mind all summer!

I wasn’t sure when we were going to get it in!

Then, during our Paperdoll Trunk Show at the MSQC Birthday Bash in Hamilton , I enjoyed a visit with Rhonda!!

She, like many of you has participated in the previous challenges, supported my efforts on social media and followed us faithfully.

It was a wonderful surprise!

And it was great to meet her in person and share. Thank you Rhonda.

We talked about doing another Post Card Challenge and exchange as we did for Valentines ’15 and still getting it in for this year.

However, I’m thinking . . . we’ll hold that thought for 2019 due to time, and I just may have the perfect NEW collection for a card challenge.

So, just this week,

I started working on an idea that I had for using the Paperdoll (main) Panel. A Needle Book Apron! I liked it so much then thought, ah ha

C H A L L E N G E ! ? ! ! !

At first, I thought Needle Book Apron Challenge? Sounds fun but did we want to limit it to aprons? Then it came to me,

PAPERDOLL

NEEDLE BOOK CHALLENGE

just popped up!

And, whatever that title conjures up in your maker’s mind is OK.

Your project can be an apron, or anything you dream up following a few simple rules:

• You must use one of the J Wecker Frisch Paperdoll Panels from Riley Blake Designs, either the main or patch panels.

• Additional fabrics must be from the Paperdoll collection or any Riley Blake Designs Confetti Cottons Basics.

• You must complete project and send photos (janet@greatjoystudio.com) before Fall Quilt Market. We’ll set an October 27th deadline.

• You must share on all (or any you have) of your social media platforms, Blogs, Facebook and Instagram using #needlebookchallenge

• You must follow us and Riley Blake Designs also on social media channels.

Instagram – J Wecker Frisch & Riley Blake Designs

Facebook – Joy Studio and Riley Blake Designs

Here on the Joy Studio Blog would be excellent! Although optional.

Post your progress photos on the same J Wecker Frisch or Joy Studio, FB or IG pages anytime using links above!

Be sure to use #needlebookchallenge so we can view collectively.

Oh, and did I mention PRIZES!?!!!

Winner will receive,

LANG She WHO SEWS Calendar Mini & Planner

LANG Draw Near Sketchbook

Paperdoll Fabric FQ

& a boxed LANG She Who Sews, Run the Race mug!

I would like us ALL, along with our panel of judges to vote for the winner so again, we must have your photos for that.

Each participant gets two votes, one for their own project and the other must be for someone else. 😉

Winner announced from Quilt Market! Can I do that? Lol

What did I forget?

Please join and have fun with you version of the Paperdoll Needle Book!

I look forward to seeing what YOU make!!!

Good luck Makers!

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Meet The Makers QAL Week 5

Last week in September and also for

Riley Blake Designs

MEET THE MAKERS QUILT ALONG!

&

My last PAPERDOLL block.

I used Black Text, Blue Text, Blue Pin Dots & Riley Blake White.

And I used more Just Another Button Company’s new alphabet buttons in my styling! Loving those, on everything.

And speaking of buttons, these oversized are stoneware coasters that I picked up in Hamilton last weekend. They are my Birthday Bash present to self that I spotted in the Farm Goods shop and couldn’t resist getting for the studio. Set of four, yellow and green not pictured. Aren’t they sew cute?

Well, that’s all for the Meet The Makers QAL project but not for me and piecing/quilting! I think I’m just getting started. Learning to piece and a bit of quilting during the QAL and September’s National Sewing Month this year seams so fitting and friends say was about time. After designing fabric and projects for over fifteen years I am enjoying getting to actually use the fabrics as they were intended, in the ‘sew through’.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my progress while you quilted along and I would love to see yours. If you haven’t already I hope you’ll try this fun project. All of the details and kits are at RileyBlakeDesigns.com

Thanks for tuning in! 😉

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Meet The Makers QAL Week 3

Week Three

of the

RILEY BLAKE DESIGNS

MEET THE MAKERS QUILT ALONG!

&

you can still join in the fun! Details are on their blog.

Here is my work on a Paperdoll ‘Pretty in Pink’ version of

Block #3

I used Pink pin dots, pink and off white clothes/patterns, black text for center and Riley Blake White

Voila!

My styled, nesting stars piece.

Staging is the really fun part! What can I say, I like layout.

Especially when you can choose from the row of dolly legs in the Main Paperdoll Panel.

Learning to piece quilt blocks in this Quilt Along,

has been sort of like, child’s play!

The watercolor is a rendering of some ‘Penny Dolls’ I picked up along the collecting way.

And, another little appliqué dolly from our

“DOLL CLOSET”

Design for Makers pattern in our

JOY STUDIO Etsy Shop

Next stop on the

Paperdoll Tour is tomorrow at

THE POLKA DOT CHAIR

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Meet The Makers QAL Week 2

Once again, this Riley Blake Designs Maker, is sharing!

Here is my progress for the

RILEY BLAKE DESIGNS

MEET THE MAKERS Quilt-Along.

Week Two.

My block #2 features

“Paperdoll”

pincushion toss, vintage button illustrations and tape measures plus,

Riley Blake White.

So,

please tell me, are YOU quilting along?

Jump in anytime.

Details are on their BLOG.

And very good details they are too! Including a VIDEO TUTORIAL.

Each time that I complete one of these blocks I am fascinated to see the results. In case you missed my last post, I’m actually learning to piece during this QAL. Very fun and challenging at the same time. And, I think I may be hooked!

Meet me here next week for more,

Meet the Makers Paperdoll blocks!

And be sure to tune in for the

RBD Paperdoll Tour

starting Thursday, Sept. 6 for four consecutive Thursdays on the blogs listed below.

I’m betting these Makers are going to be showing you some really

CUTE STUFF!

Aunt Henri

The Polka Dot Chair

Flamingotoes

Jedi Craft Girl

For some of our really cute stuff using Paperdoll fabrics:

“Doll Closet” Applique Design for Makers

in our ETSY SHOP

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Meet the Makers Quilt-Along

Hello there!

It’s a

Riley Blake Designs

QUILT-ALONG

&

Yes, I’m actually (sewing) participating!

And I hope you will too.

It start’s today August 29th but you can jump in anytime.

All of the details are on the Riley Blake Designs blog.

Most of you know that I have been designing fabric for many years however, not as a quilter but rather from an art background with a little sewing experience thrown in. When I heard about Meet the Makers QAL project I thought it was time to see what all of the quilting/sewing passion I’ve been witnessing, was all about. So, I became quite determined to make each one of the four pieced blocks that the project calls for including the alternate/setting block. I don’t know if my beginner handicap will allow me to finish the whole quilt now but sew far, sew good.

I am enjoying learning as I go and welcome any and all sewing, piecing or quilting tips that you all can offer me.

I will be featuring my “Paperdoll” fabric collection for my blocks.

The collection is delivering to shops now.

My steps:

First I grabbed some blank artist canvases to use as design boards for my blocks and started cutting three inch squares. Then I began the auditioning process with it’s endless possibilities. I love this fabric! My decision, the reds from the group and white doll clothes with Riley Blake white for

Block # 1

 

I even cut up the panel!

Next . . . it was time to try my hand at making my first half square triangles!!!

Success, I think.

Finally, try stitching the rows together?!! This was intimidating but, I did it.

Corners didn’t line up completely but not too bad I suppose.

 

Ta-daa!

 

OKaay! This is fun and I might become a little addicted.

I plan to post my progress here on the Joy Studio blog each week.

Also on FB and Instagram

I hope you’ll join in the fun and

PLEASE,

let me know how I’m (and you’re) doing!

~

 

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