Sunday, March 31, 2019

Riley Blake Designs Back In The Saddle Blog Tour

The moment I saw the panels from the "Back in the Saddle" fabric line, I was in love! 
They were gorgeous in colors and designs. I couldn't wait to put my favorite panel into a quilt
for the Riley Blake Designs Blog Tour. I was totally drawn to the horse running in water!

Free To Be Wild
Finished size is 54" x 60"

Fabric cutting instructions: 
Cut 1 – Panel 36½” x 42½”
Cut 4 – 3½” x 42½” black strips, Border A
Cut 30 – 3½” x 6½” gray rectangles, Border B
Make 30 – 3½” x 6½” black and gray flying geese, Border B 
Cut 4 – 6½” x 6½” black squares, Border B corners
Cut 6 – 2½” x 43” strips, Binding
Cut 1 – Backing to fit 54” x 60” quilt front (allow extra if needed for quilting)

"Free To Be Wild" has a border of 3" x 6" flying geese and rectangles which were 
made using the Accuquilt dies and cutting machine. I love how easy the flying geese
 were to put together! The rectangle die made it super fast, too.

Accuquilt Die Flying Geese #55456
Accuquilt Die Rectangle #55005

"Back in the Saddle by Penny Rose Studio has several beautiful panel prints.
This print features a horse running through water. 

This print features a mother horse and her colt. Panel size is 36" x 43".

This print features a horses running in a field with lightning in the background. 
Panel size is 36" x 43".

This print features horses running through a river. Panel size is 36" x 43".

This pillow panel features smaller scaled versions of the panels in the collection. 
Panel size is 36" x 43".

I think this horse is just so beautiful.

The large size of this quilt will make it perfect for any horse lover.

Visit more of the blog tour here:

Riley Blake Designs - March 25th
Just Let Me Quilt - April 1st
Quiltscapes - April 8th

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh, I have to pick up that panel! Just love what you did with it. I like that Riley Blake makes the larger size and very art like panels.

  2. I love it! I have a couple of horse panels, I must do up...this is sweet!

  3. I love playing with panels. Nice to see them used in quilts. Your quilt is gorgeous in its simplicity.

  4. Hi Carol! Wow, this panel is a beauty. And I love how you added the flying geese borders. And your quilting just gives the whole piece some movement. Love it! ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. Carol, those blocks in your last post are beauties. Aren't these panels wonderful for the horse lover!

  6. Gorgeous panels. I love how you finished it with a nice border that doesn't over whelm the center. Thanks for sharing.

  7. These horses on angel fabrics are stunning. I love your quilt with the Black and White drama to showcase such a gorgeous horse. Happy Hopping Dear

  8. Where can I buy the back in the saddle panel

  9. Can anyone tell me where I can find the Back in the Saddle panel of the single Appaloosa horse?


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