Thursday, June 13, 2019

Riley Blake Designs John Wayne Blog Tour

I grew up watching western type shows on TV, including ones with John Wayne, so it was a sweet
treat to sew Riley Blake Designs fabric with my favorite TV cowboy in the panels. John Wayne 
was born Marion Robert Morrison, but a fireman in Glendale, California, "started calling him 
"Little Duke" because he never went anywhere without his huge Airedale Terrier, Duke. He 
preferred "Duke" to "Marion", and the nickname stuck." We all knew who "The Duke" was!

Finished quilt measures: 60” x 72”

I love those small panel sections from John Wayne's movies!
The beautiful quilting was done by Quilted Works.

The background is an abandoned shack in Washington, Utah. 

The colors in the RBD fabrics are so bright and vibrant in any setting!

So many amazing prints!

"The John Wayne collection for Riley Blake Designs is great for quilting, apparel and home decor. This print features small scale stars, lassos, and other cowboy motifs. Official licensed product."

You can get the free pattern HERE.
Fabric can be found in these and other stores soon:
Over The Rainbow Fabrics, Missouri Quilt Star, Pine Needles in UT, Common Thread, 
Arizona Quilts, Fabric Shack.


  1. Thank you!!! My FIL has been a fan of John Wayne all his life. I see a gift quilt in our future!!

  2. Can you provide information where to purchase the line f fabric? Thank you.

  3. Hubby is a John Wayne fan and loves westerns in general. What a fun quilt!

  4. Wow, that quilt is wonderful! I've been watching John Wayne movies on an oldies channel. I love the panel, and the way you did the little film strip on the side looks terrific! Your photo at the old barn is so perfect! You always find just the right beauty shot for your quilts!

  5. I like that! Didn't know you could get these.

  6. Fun quilt Carol and gorgeous if they would just make Bing Crosby or Humphrey Bogart or Gene Kelly fabric, hehehe...

  7. Wow nice will have yp look for this fabric.

  8. John Wayne is my Hero! We just returned from Monument Valley and Gouldings Lodge where many movies were filmed. Wonderful fabrics and the resulting quilt you have created!

  9. Very nice! I still enjoy settling on the couch on a rainy day and watching old JW movies.

  10. You have done an amazing job with those fabrics. That is fabulous.

  11. OMGosh, I bought the panel and the movie fabric and wanted to do like you did, but I couldn't figure out how to do it....went on Pinterest today and BAM !! thankyou so much for putting the pattern out there !!!

  12. I received all the fabrics to make this quilt for my brother.
    My question is....what color thread was used to quilt this?

  13. My brother is a big John Wayne fan and so was my Dad. I made my brother a quilt from your fabrics. Instead of making pillows, I used the prints for the backing, adding leftover fabric from the front. This made it reversible.


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