Monday, February 11, 2019

My Day For A Riley Blake Design Woven Gingham Project

Riley Blake Design's woven gingham fabric was such a joy to sew with!
Woven gingham is different than their other beautiful gingham fabric (which I love), because
each thread is dyed and woven to create the fabric's design. Instead of being light on one side
and darker on the other, both sides of the woven gingham are exactly the same. It's also lighter
weight fabric which makes it perfect for clothing or quilting. It's soft and beautiful!
You can read more about it in this post on the Riley Blake blog HERE.

Dress Up in Gingham
The finished quilt measures 47" x 50" and includes piecing and applique.

My inspiration for this quilt was from the memories I have from long, long ago of the dresses
 I sewed with pinafores for my three girls when they were little. They always looked so sweet!

Wasn't it yesterday that my youngest daughter was this small?
 It's hard to believe she's the mother of six Monkey Boys!

The Dress Up in Gingham pattern can be found in my Etsy store HERE

The woven gingham I used to make Dress Up in Gingham...

Riley Blake Raspberry Gingham fabric – 1 1/2 yard
Riley Blake Peacock Gingham – 1/2 yard
Riley Blake Navy Gingham – 1/2 yard

I also used...

Riley Blake Swiss Dot Tone on Tone White fabric – 1 1/4 yard
Riley Blake Medium Dot Tone on Tone White - 1/4 yard (aprons)
Riley Blake Confetti Cottons Tickle Me Pink– 1 yard
Riley Blake White Swiss Dot on Navy – 1 yard
Backing – 3 yards (allow extra if needed for quilting)
Batting to fit 47” x 50” quilt 
EZ Print Lite Sheets - I love using these for tracing, just use your inkjet printer

Three little gingham dresses

Such a beautiful carousel horse!


  1. How cute! I remember wearing pinafores - plain, not so frilly - and gingham dresses with the bodice smocked.

  2. Cute quilt, Carol! I love that gingham. I used to sew for my daughters too. What memories!

  3. Cute quilt Carol. Ginghams take me back in time. They were like a fabric staple for everything fabric. LOL. I can’t really say that I miss them. But you’ve put together an adorable quilt design to showcase the fabrics. The little applique dresses are so sweet looking. Your daughter looks adorable and so girly girly in her frilly dress. You’re a fabulous seamstress!

  4. Cute quilt. I love carousels and I agree this one is beautiful.

  5. Gingham is so classic and timeless. Darling quilt!

  6. I have not sewn with the woven ginghams, but they look beautiful. There is nothing like little girls with pinafores.

    Your quilt is so cute and does bring back such great memories of gingham and pinafore dresses.

  7. Your daughter looks so cute, and a great inspiration for this quilt almost any little girl (or old gal!) would like. Ah, gingham! Good memories there. Thanks for a great post. That carousel horse reminds me of one I started about 30 years ago, and it's still hanging around somewhere, I'm sure.


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