Riley Blake Designer Blog Hop & Fabric Giveaway

Welcome! Thanks to Riley Blake Fabric for hosting a fun Designer Blog Hop. It gives me the chance to tell you a little more about me and how much I am in love with designing! My passion is taking an idea and a doodle and making it come to life either in fabric, art prints, paper collections, phone cases, patterns, and other products. I pinch myself thinking how lucky I am to do something I love every day!

My new collection, Roots & Wings is just hitting the shelves at your favorite fabric retailers. This vibrant line was a fun one to design.

Here is a little sneak peek into the design process I used to create the main print in Roots & Wings.

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This main print started on a little piece of graph paper with a little doodle.

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This helps me to figure out the style and placement.

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These are two of the main flowers in the collection. I scan or take a picture of my drawings and place them in my digital files in my computer. It is a lot of work and fine tuning to keep the personality of the original drawing. It is fun to look back and see how they either evolve or stay pretty much the same as I drew them first. To see more about my design process visit this Deena’s Creative Corner post.

Also, head on over to the Riley Blake site to see the whole Roots & Wings collection.

You can buy Roots & Wings in my etsy shop.

Look at some of the beautiful items we have created using Roots & Wings:

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Check out the tutorial for this gorgeous triangle quilt.

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My new quilt pattern “Squared Away” 

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Applique Pillow using my new pattern “Roots & Wings Applique”

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Applique Pillow using my new pattern “Roots & Wings Applique”.

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Roots & Wings Applique Pattern can be purchased here.

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Also, don’t miss the Fabric launch party I will be hosting with The Quilted Fish, Amanda Herring, in The Cottage on November 20th, from 6-9pm. Located at 915 East 12600 South Draper, UT. We will be doing make and takes, giveaways, showing off our new fabric lines! It is also a perfect place to get my art prints, phone cases, patterns, and fabrics! I would love to meet you so Save The Date!

Thanks for stopping by! Please leave a comment and let me know what fabrics or patterns are your favorite from shop. Just for commenting, you will be entered to win a half yard bundle of ROOTS & WINGS! (4 prints included). Giveaway will be announced Wednesday.

***GIVEAWAY CLOSED***

Get to know everyone on the Riley Blake fabric block just a little better. Here is the line up:

11/6 – The Quilted Fish

11/7 – Bella Blvd.

11/8 – Deena Rutter

11/10 – Lila Tueller

11/11 – Carina Gardner

11/13 –Bee In My Bonnet

11/14 – Fancy Pants Designs

11/15 – My Mind’s Eye

11/17 – Zoe Pearn

11/18 – Sue Daley

11/20 – Kelly Panacci

11/21 – Marin Sutton

11/22 – Lori Whitlock

11/24 – Melissa Mortenson

11/25 – Melly & Me

11/28 – Scott Jarrard

11/29 – Elea Lutz
Have a great week!
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  • November 8, 2014 - 6:29 am

    Debbie - I just LOVE this new line of yours! There is just something about it that just totally draws me in. I especially love the applique patterns, and in particular that pillow. What a perfect gift that would make for a new mama with a sweet baby girl. My daughter is pregnant right now and we are all hoping for a girl this time. If she were to find out she is having a girl (should find out the first part of December!) then I will be ordering a lot of this for sure. Thanks for the opportunity!ReplyCancel

    • November 12, 2014 - 9:20 am

      deenarutter - Thank you! I totally get hoping for a girl…I had 3 boys before I got my girl. It didn’t take long for me to fill her room with beautiful things when we got the news. Any grandchild is so exciting I am sure!!ReplyCancel

  • November 8, 2014 - 8:14 am

    Nicole - Love this collection! Ian new to quilting and handiwork with fabric, so I don’t have a favorite collection yet–but this is lovely!ReplyCancel

  • November 8, 2014 - 9:42 am

    LINDA - LOVE THE APPLIQUED PILLOW>SURE TO DO THIS ONE!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!ReplyCancel

  • November 8, 2014 - 2:19 pm

    Cecilia - I love the appliqué pillow and the Roots & Wings appliqué. My favorite print is the text print, but they are all pretty. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • November 8, 2014 - 6:07 pm

    Teresa Stanulis - I really like the Roots & Wings Garden Cream fabric. It is so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • November 8, 2014 - 7:31 pm

    sharon - I like the red daisy fabric. It reminds me of the first fabric I ever bought, almost 25 years ago.ReplyCancel

  • November 8, 2014 - 8:50 pm

    Joan - Your fabric line is beautiful and I love the appliqué pillow. It’s gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • November 8, 2014 - 10:53 pm

    Bre - I can’t help it – I love them all!!! Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • November 9, 2014 - 5:26 am

    Lorri - I am obsessed with dots and lines in any color and size…these look fabulous and would be great to win!!ReplyCancel

  • November 9, 2014 - 5:46 am

    Janie - Love your new collection. Thanks for the quilt tutorial. Thanks for the giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • November 9, 2014 - 6:18 am

    Pam - My favorite pattern from your shop is the Typewrite Applique pattern. I’m old enough to remember typewriters! And I love the the Roots and Wings fabric. Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • November 9, 2014 - 6:58 am

    Cheryl - I love the Roots & Wings. So interesting seeing a fabric come together like this.ReplyCancel

  • November 9, 2014 - 7:15 am

    Quilting Tangent - Roots & Wings by Deena Rutter for Riley Blake Designs, Main Cream is my favorite. It looks like fresh picked flowers from the garden.ReplyCancel

  • November 9, 2014 - 7:32 am

    Jan c. - I love the roots and wings appliqués and the scoot appliqués. Just adorable. Thanks for the nice giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • November 9, 2014 - 9:02 am

    Dawn Jones - My favorite is definetly the Main Cream. (Roots & Wings, SKU C4150, Main Cream) All the fabric are truly beautiful though. Have a wonderful day!ReplyCancel

  • November 9, 2014 - 9:07 am

    Linda Brown - Can’t pick just one, they are all so niceReplyCancel

  • November 9, 2014 - 10:45 am

    Debby E - I love this new line – can’t wait to get some! I’m really liking your Squared Away quilt too. Thanks so much for the chance to win. Wish I lived closer to be able to visit your Launch Party – I’m in NJ!! Good Luck 🙂ReplyCancel

  • November 9, 2014 - 2:50 pm

    Kristy - I love the sweet appliques! They would be perfect for baby bibs and onesies! Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • November 9, 2014 - 5:23 pm

    Kathy Davis - My favorite fabric is the Roots Main Coral and my favorite pattern is the appliqued pillow case patternReplyCancel

  • November 9, 2014 - 6:20 pm

    Diane Beavers - Roots Main Knit in Coral.
    I’d love a tunic for myself in this flowing fabric.ReplyCancel

  • November 9, 2014 - 6:31 pm

    Kathy E. - Very interesting article to show us how you process new designs! A few of my favorite fabrics are Good Life (I love anything with swirls and birds) and Scenic Route (so cute for a little boy’s quilt!). You make beautiful things.ReplyCancel

    • November 12, 2014 - 9:19 am

      deenarutter - Thank you! I am glad you found it interesting. I really love what I do and love seeing how others create as well! We all have different twists on how we bring our creativity to life!ReplyCancel

  • November 9, 2014 - 6:34 pm

    Julie - It’s new to me but love the roots and wings!!!ThanksReplyCancel

  • November 9, 2014 - 6:34 pm

    Veronika - Love this line- so cute! Thanks for sharing some of the design process too- I love it!ReplyCancel

  • November 9, 2014 - 6:40 pm

    QuiltSue - I have never been keen on applique, but your Roots and Wings pillows are making me change my mind. I love them.ReplyCancel

    • November 12, 2014 - 9:18 am

      deenarutter - I totally know what you mean about applique! That’s my goal…to change your mind! Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • November 9, 2014 - 7:36 pm

    amy - Roots and Wings Garden Cream is my favorite but they are all lovely. This line is so cute and would make great quilts and pillows for kids!ReplyCancel

  • November 9, 2014 - 8:24 pm

    Sarah - I really like Roots and Wings! So lovely.ReplyCancel

  • November 9, 2014 - 11:32 pm

    Chris - I really like your Squared Away pattern but I must admit I’m not fond of the dark brown border. Maybe a grey instead? I think the best part of quilting is everyone has their own color loves. I believe what works for you is just great.ReplyCancel

    • November 12, 2014 - 9:17 am

      deenarutter - I love that about creativity in general, Chris! I love how others take products that I designed and turn them into their own works of creativity.ReplyCancel

  • November 10, 2014 - 3:17 am

    Carla S - I love the bird design for the applique and block. It’s so cute. I love the floral fabric you used in the pillow, too.ReplyCancel

  • November 10, 2014 - 9:32 am

    allison pogany - The new line is my favorite, but I also LOVE So Sophie!
    allisonpogany@gmail.comReplyCancel

  • November 10, 2014 - 12:44 pm

    Robyn E Ramos - Love your fun fabrics! Great color combinations.ReplyCancel

  • November 10, 2014 - 3:24 pm

    Jackie - Lovely fabrics! I have been really enjoying tone on one patterns lately, and a few of these would coordinate beautifully with a quilt project I am working on!ReplyCancel

  • November 10, 2014 - 3:44 pm

    Danie - I love the Roots and Wings collection! I also really love your So Happy Together in pink. I love how happy the little houses are.ReplyCancel

  • November 11, 2014 - 11:22 am

    Dieni - I love the Main Cream from Roots and Wings, and also your Scenic Route the Critters prints!ReplyCancel

  • November 11, 2014 - 6:30 pm

    Caroline - Love the triangle quilt soooo much! Definitely am going to put that on the “to make” list.ReplyCancel

  • November 11, 2014 - 8:00 pm

    Karen McMahon - I love the focus fabric for Roots and Wings,ReplyCancel

  • November 11, 2014 - 8:56 pm

    Margo - Roots & Wings! Adorable! I love the triangle quilt! I’ve already checked it out and a new baby blanket is in the works! Thank you thank you! How I wish I was close enough to see everything! I’ll have to live vicariously through blogs!ReplyCancel

  • November 11, 2014 - 11:34 pm

    Angi Holt - I LOVE this new collection for several reasons. First, the name, “Roots and Wings” was the theme for our wedding luncheon oh! so long ago. But, the message remains true. “There are two important gifts parents give their children: one is roots, the other is wings.”

    But I also really love the vibrant colors and whimsy. I love the main brown print for how the colors pop in contrast, but my favorites are probably the stripes. The movement and universal nature of the stripe really could be used on nearly any project. The colors are splendid. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!ReplyCancel

    • November 12, 2014 - 9:15 am

      deenarutter - Blushing! Thank you Angi. That is my favorite parenting quote ever. It was fun to slide it into the name of one of my fabric collections.ReplyCancel

  • November 12, 2014 - 8:27 am

    Dea - The Main Print is lovely ~ReplyCancel

  • November 12, 2014 - 2:14 pm

    Piroska - I love the Roots main Brown fabric. It’s all gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

    • November 12, 2014 - 8:37 pm

      deenarutter - Piroska, you are the winner of the giveaway! Send me your address and I will get it in the mail this week.ReplyCancel

  • November 12, 2014 - 2:47 pm

    Jodi - I love the Scenic Route print. Your new designs are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • November 12, 2014 - 3:19 pm

    Justine - I can’t wait to try the triangle quilt! Thank you for the free pattern!ReplyCancel

  • November 12, 2014 - 3:21 pm

    Emily A - Looks so bright and happy… would love to use for my daughter….ReplyCancel

  • November 12, 2014 - 5:50 pm

    Kelly - This color palette is incredible and I love the different scales of the prints in this collection. I’ve been wanting to try my hand at a larger quilt so I think I may have to give this triangle quilt a shot. Hopefully sewing the triangles together won’t be too much of a headache 🙂ReplyCancel

  • November 12, 2014 - 7:21 pm

    Dana - So pretty! What wonderful work. I love the applique ideas!ReplyCancel

  • November 12, 2014 - 8:41 pm

    deenarutter - ***GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED***
    Congrats to randomly selected winner, PIROSKA!
    Thanks for entering!ReplyCancel

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    Andrea - I think I found you too late for the fabric giveaway, I would love any of your new patterns, they are all so lovely, the florals especially draw me in, but the graffic ones complement so nicely. When I make a quilt I rarely use plain cottons. I love the combinations and visual treat of patterns combined! I would “marry” brightly patterned fabric if I could!ReplyCancel

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      Andrea - One more quick comment, thanks for the gorgeous simple quilt pattern. I have been teaching my 11 yr old to quilt, and I think she could handle this pattern on her own. I think she would love to prove to me what she has learned.ReplyCancel

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    marcella - Congratulations on a beautiful fabric line! Love the combination of colors you used – looks like it will be so fun to sew with.ReplyCancel

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