Thursday, July 8, 2010

Introducing: Isabella! And...a little contest!

Hello friends, I am really excited to introduce some of what I've been working on for the last few months! It's my new line of fabric for Riley Blake that will be shown at quilt market this fall!! This line is called Isabella, and it is available in 3 colorways. (I'm only going to show you one for now.) This one is the brightest of the three, so if you go for softer, there's a colorway for you too.

Granted these are just clips, so you can't really get the whole picture here. but...you can get an idea of how much fun these prints will be to sew with!


Isabella is a rich, dynamic collection with lots of color and contrast. I am really excited about this line, and I can't wait to have it on fabric so I can play with it for reals! Hopefully you will like it too! The collection will be shipping to stores early November, if all goes well. You can pre-order this line for your shop now, by contacting Riley Blake Designs. (You can set up an account with them, if you don't have one yet.) They are relatively new, and they have some really cute stuff! Check it out!

I am busy designing patterns to go with this line, which I will share with you as soon as I have something firm.

AND...
Just for your information...SPIRIT pre-cuts are available at the Fat Quarter Shop NOW!
This line is my last line with Moda. It will be available by the yard in August, but you can get pre-cuts now, so run on over to Fat Quarter Shop
a grab yourself some!!!


MOVING ON>>>

I wanted you to see the little top I made for Halle Rose (my 2-year-old granddaughter):

I just pieced the skirt and attached it to an Old Navy top with some elastic thread. The added ruffles are made from some of the new knits that Michael Miller carries. I just cut 1" strips with my zig-zag edge rotary cutter, and gathered them down the middle. The flower is just a folded strip of fabric that was gathered, rolled and stitched on for a little added cuteness!
This is something even a beginner can do with a store bought top or onesie, and some fabric scraps! (Which we all have if we sew, right?)
(You may want to check out my tutorial on how to make a dress from a store-bought onesie on the right sidebar of my blog. Scroll down a ways.)

So...About that contest I mentioned: Here we go.
See if you can identify the designers of the fabrics in this top I made for Halle. If you can get them all, I will enter your name in a drawing to win a little top like this one for someone you love!

The front of the top is above...
The back of the top is below.

Leave me a comment with your guesses, and your email address or blog address if you have one. If you link to this contest on your blog, you will get three extra entries!!
PS: you don't have to identify the designer of the knit. It's just a Michael Miller studio design.

CONTEST UPDATE: I have decided to amp things up a bit. I'd like to throw in a couple more prizes...
Grand Prize: A pieced dress similar to the one shown above, handmade by myself, PLUS a grab bag of fabric cuts from my new "Spirit" line from Moda, not yet available in stores, AND three free patterns of your choice!!
First Place: 3 free patterns of your choice, and a fat quarter of 6 prints of my Eden fabric line.
Second Place: 2 free patterns of your choice.

Good luck, and have fun!

Lila

71 comments:

Christie said...

Adorable!

Joel Dewberry
Amy Butler
Sandi Henderson
You!

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

You (of course!), Sandy Gervais, Amy Butler, Sandi Hendersen, Patty Young, Joel Dewberry

jabeybaby said...

I love your new line, just beautiful!

CJ said...

Sandi Henderson
Heather Bailey
Joel Dewberry
Tina Givens
Amy Butler
and YOU, Lila Tueller!

rebecca said...

What a fun, pretty new line of fabric! Congrats!

OK, here's my guess....
You, Sandi Hendersen, Jennifer Pagenelli, Amy Butler, Joel Dewberry, and Heather Bailey.

The dress is adorable!

Strictly Sewing said...

The ones I know

Lila Tueller
Heather Bailey
Amy Butler
Tina Givens
Sandy Henderson
Patty Young on the knit fabric?

I think it is exciting what you are making for Riley Blake.

Pina said...

Hi Lila
The dress is so cute, congrats on the new line...

The designers?
I really dont, I could cheat but that would not be fair so I'm just going to say
LILA TUELLER all the way lol.
Have a great day

Caroline ~ TrilliumDesign said...

Beautiful!! I love the new line - can't wait to see it. And the little dress is adorable.

Marcia said...

Designers are: You Lila Tueller, Patty Young knit, and Amy Butler. The new fabric line is beautiful.

Becky said...

I am happy to see your bright new line with Riley Blake. I like the bold colors, just as I liked Santorini! I just started sewing again this year after a long hiatus. I was almost late to the party with Santorini, but I found several online shops carrying it so I got a pretty well-rounded collection for my new stash!

Gorby family blog said...

Love the dress! And can't wait for the new fabric line!

The fabrics...
Heather Bailey
Amy Butler
Joel Dewberry
Tina Givens
Sandi Henderson
Lila Tueller

The Falk 5 said...

Very cute dress! Here's my guess:

Sandi Henderson
Heather Bailey
Joel Dewberry
Amy Butler
Jennifer Pagenelli
Lila Tueller

Ruth said...

Isabella looks pretty and I'm a Riley Blake fan, they are so nice to work with!
And your granddaughters in the last post...so so sweet, lucky you!!!

Sweet Cheeks Bowtique said...

My guess is Amy Butler, Sandi Henderson, Joel Dewberry, Heather Bailey, and you, Lila Tueller. I linked this post to my blog sweetcheeksbow-tique.blogspot.com and my email is sweetcheeksbowtique@gmail.com. It's an adorable dress!

Cynthia said...

It was fun identifying the different designers!!! Amy Butler, Heather Bailey, Sandi Henderson, Joel Dewberry and you!! What a cute dress...

tellad said...

I am taking a wild guess after googling - You of course, Sandi Henderson, Joel Dewberry Amy Butler, and Heather Bailey. there was another i started to put but didn't and may regret it. Teri Dingler

Tricia B said...

Lets see- I recognize you, Amy Butler, Jennifer Pangenelli (I know I had to just spell that wrong), Sandi Henderson, and ......

Krissy said...

Oh my goodness....I'm so in love with your new line, I can't even THINK to guess for the contest! Those colors are EXQUISITE!! The patterns...the way they work with each other - AHHHHH!!!! When will this line be available???

Barb Elder said...

Again I love love love your new design of fabric. Yea!! I am so excited to get my hands on some.

Kristina said...

I would sure love to win that cute dress, but if I don't I might just have to make one myself. :) I think I'm missing a couple, but here's my guess:

Amy Butler, Joel Dewberry, Sandi Henderson, Heather Bailey, Jennifer Paganelli, and Lila Tueller :)

Cindy Farmer said...

Heather Bailey
Amy Butler
Joel Dewberry
Tina Givens
Sandi Henderson
Jennifer Pagenelli
Lila Tueller
Michael Miller (Knit fabric trim)

I love your fabrics and patterns. I can't wait to see your new ones!!

Lila Tueller said...

PS: There are only 3 people who have guessed correctly so far!

Keep trying!

Cindy Farmer said...

Heather Bailey
Amy Butler
Joel Dewberry
Tina Givens
Sandi Henderson
Lila Tueller
I am trying again! I do love your fabrics and patterns!!

The Zeediks said...

Mama!!! I LOVE your line and LOVE LOVE Halle's little shirt. We are the luckiest!

Wendy said...

I LOVE this! My little grand daughters would look so cute dressed up to match.

SillyMama said...

Amy Butler, Sandi Henderson (I LOVE this fabric and have used it in several projects!)
Thanks for such a fun giveaway!
Looking forward to seeing more of what you are doing for Riley Blake.
Enjoy!

MelissaS said...

Amy Butler, Joel Dewberry and Sandi Henderson.

Jen said...

Alright, that is just the most adorable little top. Great work. Here are my guesses!

Heather Bailey
Amy Butler
Joel Dewberry
Tina Givens
Sandi Henderson
Lila Tueller

lips said...

This is my guess -
Joel Dewberry
Sandi Henderson
Heather Bailey
Jennifer Pagenelli
Lila Tueller
Amy Butler
Yes?
Thanks for the chance! Colleen

bari said...

Hi Lila. Congrats on you new fabric line and switching companies!
Here are my guesses...
You!
Sandi Henderson (from her first collection, Ginger Blossom)
Art Gallery, Patricia Bravo
Amy Butler
Jennifer Paganelli
I think I see some Dolce, but Tanya Whelan?
And Tina Givens?

the yacker said...

Hey Lila, when will Spirit be available for purchase by the yard? I am DROOLING over it and want to sew with it badly! LOL

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Wonderful fabrics! Love that little top you made, too - so cute!

Have you found www.WeAllSew.com yet? Lots of folks are sharing what they're sewing, and it's a great place to find some sewing inspiration!

Jen Archer said...

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Spice Berry Cottage said...

Whoopie...just ordered your new line today from Riley Blake! Totally stunning. Thanks sew much.

Mandy said...

I love your new line already. How many prints will be in the line? 40 like Moda?

Oh and... for the important stuff...

Sandi Henderson
Heather Bailey
Joel Dewberry
Amy Butler
Jennifer Pagenelli
Lila Tueller

Hlee said...

I love your new line! The bright colors are gorgeous! Here's my guess:

Lila Tueller (you!:))
Heather Bailey
Amy Butler
Joel Dewberry
Tina Givens
Sandi Henderson

Lila Tueller said...

Hi Mandy...there will only be about 24 prints.
The line will be on the shelves in early November.

Thanks for entering!

Kristina said...

Ack! You are way too generous! I was so excited to see the update on the prizes that I had to blog about it (found here: http://neeneroni.blogspot.com/2010/07/lila-tueller-contest.html). :) I already made my guess above, but I also wanted to add that I'm loving your new line. I've been sewing for years, but after seeing all the wonderful ideas online, it's opening up a whole new door for me. Thanks for the inspiration.

Patty said...

That top is sooo cute! I think they are Joel Dewberry, Amy Butler, Sandi Henderson, Tina Givins, Heather Bailey & You.

she dreams big! said...

Where have I been that I haven't found your blog until now? Guess because I just started looking online for fabric. LOVE your new line! I'm gonna give this contest a try ~~ most importantly (and the prettiest) is yours, then Heather Bailey, Amy Butler, Sandi Henderson, Joel Dewberry and I think Tina Givens.

I'm going to email a question to you about one of your patterns if you don't mind. I'm a new follower and look so very forward to getting some of your fabric!

SEWphisticated Mama said...

Hi!
What a cute top! I hope I get these answers right b/c I would LOVE to get some of your patterns!!
Here it goes:
1. Sandi Henderson
2. Lila Tueller
3. Joel Dewberry
4. Heather Bailey
5. Amy Butler
-Kimberly C.

princess*picasso said...

Just wanted to say, your new fabric is just gorgeous!!!

Kathleen said...

I love your new line. Love all your lines. I ordered some Spirit precuts and can't wait to order some yardage.

My guess is:
Lila Tueller
Heather Bailey
Amy Butler
Joel Dewberry
Tina Givens
Sandi Henderson


(along with the Patty Young knit)

Sweet Cheeks Bowtique said...

I'm going to add Jennifer Paganelli to my original guess. So it's Amy Butler, Jennifer Paganelli, Sandi Henderson, Joel Dewberry, Heather Bailey, and Lila Tueller.
Thanks!

sylvianne Feron said...

It was fun to find the fabrics creators.
I found :

YOU (of course!),
Amy Butler,
Joel Dewberry,
Heather Bailey,
Sandi Henderson,
Tina Givens.

I'm in love with your fabrics and I hope to have a chance to win.

melinafaithsmith@hotmail.com said...

Hey Lila!

Love your stuff-would love some of your new fabric and would love to win some of your TDF patterns!!! I need some sewing inspiration for myself-been sewing for everyone else-need to make something for me!!
Your stuff is really cool!!

Okay,
Here goes:

You,
Joel Dewberry,
Sandi Henderson,
Amy Butler and
Heather Bailey

Just thought I would add that I would reallllyyy love to try your patterns, cause I bought some of Chelsea's for the little ones and I want some of yours for meeee!!
Selfish, I know, but I am tired of being last in line. And I am drooling over your new fabric line..Did I mention that I think you are way cool? I read your Stella mannequin entry out loud to my hubby, cause I cook too!!! And then I laughed and laughed...
Congrats on the new little grandbaby, she's adorable!!

Christie said...

I'm excited for your new fabrics . . . and your new opportunities! I'd love for Riley Blake to take their website to the next level so when ordering it is easier to see the collections together and match up fabrics I'm choosing! (a little feedback to pass along). I have LOVED using their recent boy fabrics, so I'm on board with them as a company going in a great directions!

tko said...

Amy Butler, Jennifer Paganelli, Sandi Henderson, Joel Dewberry, Heather Bailey, and Lila Tueller. Love all of your stuff!!!

Sarah said...

I recognize:
Joel Dewberry
Heather Bailey
Amy Butler
Sandi Henderson
and Lila Tueller
Ooh- and Tina Givens

CaraQuilts said...

Ok I have to throw a few guess in,
Amy Butler
Lila Tueller
Sandi Henderson
Joel Dewberry
Tina Givens
Heather Bailey

Dusty said...

Okay, I'm really not very good at this, but I'll give it a try. Hmmm.... I know for sure you're in there (Eden's probably my favorite line, ever), I think I see Jennifer Paganelli and I know for sure I see Amy Butler. The rest, do think I could even hazard a guess!

juliesewgreen said...

Sandy Gervais, Joel Dewberry, Amy Buler???? I am so confused but I wiil say the fabric it beautiful!!

mackenzie said...

Sandi Henderson, Amy Butler, Joel Dewberry, you, Tina Givens, Heather Bailey, Patti Young. That's all I know. Hope I win. The top is so cute!

Anonymous said...

ok so you talked me into it...I'm new to sewing and fabulous fabric but I'll take a shot. So I'm really thinking Heather Bailey,no that's Amy Butler...Sandi Henderson, Jennifer Paganelli and You? Some of them I think might be before my time...sewing that is. Anyway, love Isabella. The bright colors just pop!
Shannon
shannonleighm@yahoo.com

Jandi said...

Hmmmm....
You
Amy Butler
Joel Dewberry
Tina Givens
Sandi Henderson
Heather Bailey

Amy said...

The only designer I recognize is you. I definitely see a piece of Eden in the skirt. Some of the other pieces look familiar but I'm drawing a blank.

trish said...

Ok...my eyes can barely focus at this hour of the day but I think...YOU, Joel Dewberry, Tina Givens, Amy Butler, Sandi Hnerson and Heather Bailey.

Fun idea!

trish said...

Ok...my eyes can barely focus at this hour of the day but I think...YOU, Joel Dewberry, Tina Givens, Amy Butler, Sandi Henderson and Heather Bailey.

Fun idea!

Joy Friesen said...

I had to at least make a guess now. Is it Amy Butler, Sandy Hendersen, Joel Dewberry, Tina Givens, Heather Bailey, and Yourself? I love to stop by and read your blog. And your fabric is soooo cute.
Joy

Kerry said...

That top is so cute! I'll take a guess, but there's a couple of prints I don't recognise....

Amy Butler
Heather Bailey
Joel Dewberry
You!

Thanks for the chance to win :-)

Stacey said...
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Stacey said...

Ok, here goes, I did not know you was having a giveaway, Sorry!!! The designers are
Heather Bailey
Amy Butler
Joel Dewberry
Sandi Henderson
Jennifer Pagenelli
Lila Tueller
I also linked about this on the top of my blog.

Stacey
luv2knitnsew@gmail.com
http://luv2knit-luv2knit.blogspot.com/

Val Miller said...

Yikes .. this is hard, but I will try ...:
Sandi Henderson
Heather Bailey
Joel Dewberry
Tina Givens
Amy Butler
and YOU, Lila Tueller
????

Sarah said...

this was a tricky contest!!! But GREAT prizes!!!! Seriously, love them! Here's my guess:
You
Amy Butler
Sandi Henderson
Jennifer Pagenelli
Amy Butler
Joel Dewberry
and Heather Bailey.

sarah8914 at gmail dot com

Becky S. said...

I would love to be entered in the drawing!!! I don't recognize all of the fabrics, but I see some of yours, Amy Butler and Jennifer Pagenelli.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Joanna said...

I love your new fabric line.... Here's my guess:

Sandi Henderson
Heather Bailey
Joel Dewberry
Amy Butler
Jennifer Pagenelli
Lila Tueller


abcthroughz@yahoo.com

Sheryl said...

The Top is really cute! Thanks for a chance to win!
Here are my guesses: Heather Baily,-Pop Garden- Amy Butler,-Lotus Collection- Joel Dewberry,-Pink with Birds - Jennifer Pagenelli,-Pink and dark pink print-Sandi Henderson,-Farmers Market- Tina Givens.

Son said...

Here are my guesses:
Amy Butler
Heather Bailey
Joel Dewberry
Tina Givens
Sandi Henderson
Jennifer Pagenelli
Lila Tueller
Patty Young for the knit?

tamie said...

Very cute dress!
Here's my guess,
You, Amy Butler, Heather Bailey, Sandi Henderson, Joel Dewberry.

I sure would love to win!

Bree's place. said...

I love this dress! This is harder than it seems :(
Amy Butler, Heather Bailey, Sandy Henderson, you
I see other people had more names..but I don't actually know who they are so I can't! :( I know Joel Dewberry very well, but obviously not well enough to figure out which print is his here!

Pammisue said...

i love your new line and cant wait to sew one of your cute bag patterns with it. the snazzy bag is tempting to use. thanks for the inspiration.