New Fabric Sneak Peek – Golf Days

New Fabric Sneak Peek – Golf Days

New Fabric Sneak Peek – Golf Days

Mike Cavanaugh on golf course

I’ll confess: golf isn’t my game.

But as an artist I appreciate the history, prints, textures and traditions of the game.  So when Riley Blake Designs asked me if I wanted to work on a golf fabric collection I decided to take a swing at it. (See what I did there? 😂)

My brother-in-law Mike is an avid golfer and I can’t help but admire the wide array of  plaid pants, eccentric shorts and more that he happily wears on the course. The clubs, greens and gorgeous grounds are also visual fodder for my artist’s eye.

I hope you enjoy the collection I’ve put together – with input from golfers at Riley Blake and beyond to make sure we got it right. I may not hit the balls but I thoroughly enjoyed painting them!

Watch the Sneak Peek of my latest fabric collection for Riley Blake Designs: Golf Days.

With 5 prints, each in 3 colorways, 2 panels and 2 free patterns from Riley Blake this collection of 100% cotton quilting fabric is sure to be a hit.

SHORTCUTS TO SPECIFIC TOPICS:
00:00 Introduction
00:30 Golf Days Fabric preview
01:37 Behind the Scenes
01:45 Watercolor Paintings
03:26 Adjusting the Color Scheme
04:13 Golf Days Fabric Release Date

See the full Golf Days Storyboard with skus and wholesale order information on the Riley Blake Designs website.

The fabric will ship in February 2023. If you are a shop or online retailer, contact your rep or Riley Blake directly to pre-order. If you are a consumer, put it on your wishlist and ask your favorite source for quilting fabrics to carry the line.

🏌🏽‍♂️ Tara Reed

Monthly Placemat Panels by Tara Reed for Riley Blake Designs

Monthly Placemat Panels by Tara Reed for Riley Blake Designs

Monthly Placemat Panels coming in August 2022

Make placemats and more for every month of the year with the Monthly Placemat Panel program featuring hand painted watercolors for Riley Blake Designs. 

Growing up my mom always preferred placemats to a tablecloth because she didn’t want to hide the wood on our table. She also didn’t want it getting scratched, water marks or dented so placemats to the rescue! 

We never had them for every month of the year but had different options for the seasons and Christmas.  I wouldn’t have dreamt of one day designing a set of placemats to cover each month of the year that would protect tabletops and add to seasonal decor in homes around the globe – pretty cool!

VIDEO SNEAK PEEK

Watch the video below to see all 72 placemat designs (6 placemats for each month of the year) and 12 coordinating prints (each in 3 colorways).

SHORTCUTS TO SPECIFIC TOPICS:

1:56 – Preview the designs and prints for all 12 months
4:49 – See how to make a pillow with the placemat designs
7:40 – See how to make a table runner with the placemat designs
8:18 – How to get the Monthly Placemat Panels

Monthly Placemats - Dec series

Just because they are designed as placemats doesn’t mean that’s all you can do with them – that’s the beauty of sewing, so many options.

I shared a few other ways to use the images in the video and will share even more as the fabric hits the market.

See what’s coming and if you sell fabric – be sure to contact your rep or Riley Blake Designs to order. If you sew and are as excited about this as we are, ask your favorite place to buy Riley Blake fabrics if they will carry this line.

 Tara Reed

P.S. See more fabrics by Tara Reed available from Riley Blake Designs >

Ride the Range Fabric Collection – Sneak Peek 2022

Ride the Range Fabric Collection – Sneak Peek 2022

Ride the Range Fabric Collection – coming in December 2022

Saddle up for a sneak peek of the Ride the Range – a new western themed quilting fabric line featuring hand painted watercolors by Tara Reed for Riley Blake Designs. Shipping to quilt shops and online quilt fabric retailers in December 2022.

You’ll be able to channel your inner cowgirl or cowboy quilter with any of the prints – available in 3 colorways – and panels included in this collection.

VIDEO SNEAK PEEK

Watch the video below to see all prints, panels and how the art become a print for fabric. 

Ride the Range quilting fabric by Tara Reed
Ride the Range fabric by Tara Reed - rusts
Ride the Range - cowgirl painting by Tara Reed
Ride the Range fabric by Tara Reed - browns
Ride the Range fabric by Tara Reed
Ride the Range fabric by Tara Reed - blues.

The Inspiration for the Ride the Range Fabric Collection

In 2006 I went on a family trip to a dude ranch. My parents, my sister and her family, my brother and his wife and my son and I. We prepared for our adventure by buying cowboy hats, boots and any western gear that struck our fancy before heading into the hills of CA to see what adventures awaited us!

I quickly learned that the cowgirl life was not for me: apparently I’m allergic to horses and had a major allergy attack within hours of arriving!

I was able to participate in the camp fires, square dancing and of course making memories with my family. While they enjoyed the horseback adventures I was happily taking photos and making art. Sketching the scenes in watercolor didn’t make my eyes water or make me sneeze and inspired my Ride the Range Tara Reed art collection.

Tara Reed and her family - Dude Ranch vacation 2006

If you sell fabric and your customers love western fabric – be sure to contact your rep or Riley Blake Designs to order. If you sew and are as excited about this as we are, ask your favorite place to buy Riley Blake fabrics if they will carry this line.

 Tara Reed

P.S. See more fabrics by Tara Reed available from Riley Blake Designs >

Sneak Peek: Hello Winter Flannel

Sneak Peek: Hello Winter Flannel

Hello Winter Flannel coming in April 2022

I’m so excited to give you a sneak peek of my new Christmas Flannel – Hello Winter  – coming from Riley Blake Designs in April 2022. 

This collection features a soft, neutral color palette, playful snowmen, and Christmas cardinals. Stockings and prints include nordic-inspired patterns. 

There will be 15 prints, a big “Let it Snow” snowman panel and TWO free quilt patterns.

VIDEO SNEAK PEEK

Watch the video below for a peek at the prints, panels and free quilt patterns coming your way!

I hope you enjoyed this preview of the Hello Winter Christmas flannels coming to stores in April 2022. I’m excited to see what you create!

 Tara Reed

Sneak Peek: Fall and Winter Barn Quilts Fabric

Sneak Peek: Fall and Winter Barn Quilts Fabric

More Barn Quilts Fabric coming in June 2022 – Fall Barn Quilts and Winter Barn Quilts

I’m so excited to give you a sneak peek of the two new barn quilt lines coming from Riley Blake Designs. The everyday Barn Quilts Fabric came out in August 2021 and will now have seasonal companions.

Warm fall colors, leaves and fall inspired barn quilt blocks like the Maple Leaf Quilt Block, Bear Paw Quilt Block and  Basket Quilt Block create the fall feel for the Fall Barn Quilts collection.

Winter Barn Quilts incorporates snowy scenes with blues, off whites and grays to allow the barns to pop on the fabric.  The Nordic Star Quilt Block, Compass Quilt Block and Martha Washington Quilt Block are a few on the barns in this collection.

VIDEO SNEAK PEEK

Watch the video below for a peek at the prints, panels and free quilt patterns coming your way!

I hope you enjoyed this preview of the Fall and Winter Barn Quilts fabrics coming to stores in June 2022! I’m excited to see what you create!

 Tara Reed