Riley Blake Designs markets our fabrics under Stephanie Hunt as the designer. When purchasing or searching the Riley Blake website it's actually easier & more efficient to find the Bella Blvd fabrics under "Stephanie Hunt" as the artist.
Fabric Apron, by Christine Ousley.
Aprons are such handy things to have around and why not have a fun and stylish one made in fabulous Bella Blvd fabrics. The basic version of this apron can be sewn up in a couple hours. I added a few extras, like the ruffle on the bottom, but it's really an easy basic sewing project.
Each band of fabric is the same width and then the height of each is based on personal needs. The front of the apron features three pockets for all your scrapbooking, or umm, cooking tools.
When all of the pieces are put together, then you want to make the straps or use some ribbon. Attach them at the sides at the top and then sandwich everything with a piece of fabric that is the same width and height as your front piece.
Sew along the edge of the fabric but leave an opening about 4 inches wide, for turning the apron inside out. Turn the apron inside out, push the corners out and press the seams flat. Sew the opening closed and you have this gorgeous new apron to wear to your next crop, or umm, cooking dinner.
Pillowcase Dress, by Tiffany Hood.
These cute pillowcase dresses are a great project for the beginning sewer. If you know the basics, and can make a pillowcase, you can probably make one of these. This one is a little more advanced because I added more layers to the bottom, and I made my own bias tape (the pink around the arms that ties) because making your own allows you to coordinate it.
Bella Blvd Summer Breeze Fabrics for Riley Blake Fabrics; Bella Blvd's Crochet Hearts; 1" wide elastic for the neckline (about 1/2 yard- cut into two halves); Bias tape or homemade bias tape from fabric
Birthday Wishes Wall Hanging, by Kathy Frye.
While I was designing this project, I tried to include all the makings for a great Birthday celebration, presents, balloons and cupcakes with candles. This adorable fabric is the Bella Blvd "Summer Breeze" collection it is perfect, love it! I combined applique with piecing and lots of free motion quilting to create this wall hanging. I added lots of ribbons for extra detail. My granddaughters thought it was pretty cool, especially the cupcakes!
Bella Blvd "Summer Breeze" cotton fabric, quilt batting, ribbons, thread, fusibile web for applique