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introducing...RBD Not So Basic!

happy friday! are you ready for some exciting news?

today, Riley Blake Designs is launching "RBD, Not So Basic" hosted by yours truly! along for the adventure are four of the industries leading modern quilt designers and makers:

you might ask, what is "RBD, Not So Basic?" it's a celebration of Riley Blake Designs Basic collections and all the projects you can make with them!

each month (or so) we will feature a project highlighting RBD's Basic collections. from fabric postcards to mini quilts and everything in between, you'll be inspired to use your RBD basic stash in a not-so #basic way!

did you know that RBD has over 170 solid colors? it's the best solid on the market that also features a range of colors from crayola. how cool is that? some of the other awesome collections include Kisses, Hashtags, Stripes, and Swiss Dots. and who could forget Chevron?!

we're launching the program where each maker was asked to create a fabric postcard. i can't think of a better way to celebrate summer travel and adventure!

using Patchwork Posse's fabric postcard tutorial, i created a series of 4 postcards using RBD's Confetti Cottons to celebrate Pride month. how cool are these?

here is a snapshot of how i created mine:

  • start by making a 4'' x 6'' finished foundation paper pieced quilt block
  • following Becky's instructions, layer the fusible stabilzer and card-stock to the quilt block
  • zig-zag stitched around the edges with your sewing machine (Baby Lock)
  • leaving space for the address and stamp, add a personalized note

you don't have to FPP your quilt block, you can use improv, traditional piecing, or go wild and crazy with appliqué. Becky recommends to keep your postcard no thicker than 1/4'' and she has lots of ideas and suggestions on how to add some interest to your postcards.

these are fast, fun, and addicting to make! perfect for kids too!

i hope you'll follow #RBDnotsobasic, learning more about the amazing basic collections at RBD!

cut, sew, repeat...

the tattooed quilter