I am so excited to be able to start sharing my newest fabric collection with Riley Blake Designs, Vintage Keepsakes, with you!! It is hitting stores all this month and I can’t wait for you all to see it!
Vintage Keepsakes is inspired by one of my greatest loves – vintage linens. I can’t help but pick up doilies and pretty embroidered runners when I find them in thrift and antique stores. I can’t help but think of the work and time and love that went into all those stitches of pretty flowers, baskets, hearts and more. The same is true with doilies! And I’m talking real vintage doilies – not those machine-made versions you can find for a dollar or two (though those are great for crafting with!). If you’ve ever made a doily you know the amount of time and super tiny crochet stitches that go into each one! I’ve made exactly two doilies in my life and I really feel like I’m good with that number. :) I’ll stick to rescuing them from antique shops I think.
So Vintage Keepsakes is my way of celebrating all those heritage pieces that we love so much! The collection is full of pretty doilies, handkerchief prints, and florals inspired by vintage embroideries! There are 21 fabrics in the collections in a mix of pinky/corals, aqua, reds, grays and white. I just love those color combos and I think they’re the perfect background for these designs.
Fabrics are just now shipping so check with your local quilt store and favorite online shop to see if it’s stock yet! I’ll be putting together a list of shops that are carrying it just like I did with Vintage Adventure. If you’re a shop owner leave a comment here and I’ll be sure to add you!
I’ll also be sharing all sorts of projects over the next few months for inspiration and fun ways to use the fabrics! Here’s a few sneak peaks at things that will be coming your way soon!
This quilt is one of my favorites I made for the collection – it has big squares scattered throughout to show off those bigger print fabrics but it’s also perfect for placing heirloom doilies in the squares! It’s a fun way to give new life to antique doilies you find or let you use those family doilies you have sitting in boxes.
Here are a few more to look forward to!
The Vintage Keepsakes blog hop will be starting this week as well so I’ll be sharing projects that my fabulous fellow bloggers have made too. So much fun ahead!!
I can’t wait to hear what you think of the collection!
Beth T. says
I l-o-v-e those grays, especially! this is a great collection, lovely without being overly sweet. You achieved just the right balance and I have so many ideas for quilting with this collection.
Connie Teasley says
Your fabric design and colors are beautiful! ❤️
Little Quiltsong says
What another lovely fabric line! Especially love the first quilt shown, though all are beautiful with these fabrics! Thank you for sharing!
Daisy Dianne Bromlow says
ABSOLUTELY LOVE it !!! Want some.
Susan R. says
Such a pretty fabric line and colors! I have some ideas already…
Deena Tveit says
Really cute fabric1
Maxine Larsen says
Love vintage, need to check the stores in my area. I have several projects in mind to make. Beautiful love the colors. Yummy
Dianne Giltner says
Love the colors in this fabric collection. Beautiful! Thanks for your wonderful designs. Looking forward to finding the fabric.
Laura Davis says
AWWWW Love the pretty colors and detail
Congratulations Can’t wait to see them in my fabric stores.
Hi Bev I’ve already ordered these!! Can’t wait to get them. I also have another grouping of yours.
You are awesome!! Thanks
So pretty! Looking forward to the other projects.
Sandi Magle says
I love how the pink has morphed to the fresher coral tones—and not so bright—they definitely have a vintage vibe! Coming from JJ’s. Happy New Year!
Marilyn McLeod says
LOVE these! I too love old tablecloths and vintage doilies.. and have made a few too.. they ARE alot of work! Love how you have doilies in the fabric prints. I have a huge “stash” but I NEED some of t his to add to it! Love the pinks and grays.. and looking forward to the vintage house hoop post.. and want to use the pinks and grays for a quilt or throw for my bedroom that has pink walls! I MUST have that pink one with the white doilies on it!
Absolutely love the vintage fabrics. Thank you for sharing.
Lisa M Lamie says
I adore your new fabric line! I have an old vintage soul. I was around a lot of great-aunts with lots of quilts when I was little!
Hola Darling..Been in kinda a slump..but, those beautiful prints and colors really inspire me to get to..thanks so much gail
June M. Bielli says
Love the prints. Great color combinations!
Another beautiful line!! I LOVE it and can’t wait to get some.
It’s a beautiful collection with my favorite colors included – aqua and red!
Elizabeth Hess says
I absolutely love the Vintage Keepsakes Fabric Collection. Just ordered them! Lovely!
The fabric is beautiful and I love how you piece the quilt together.
Beautiful and happy! Your projects are always expertly created. Happy Valentine’s Day, Kippi #kippiathome
Gay Ferland says
I love the quilt made with Vintage keepsakes!!! I want to create this quilt but having a hard time. I’m looking for 10″ layer cake. Can you help me???
Very nice. Where can we buy this fabric line?