Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Riley Blake Designs "Little Engine That Could" Blog Tour

This new fabric release by Riley Blake Designs, "Little Engine That Could", brought back a lot of memories of my elementary school days and reading the book to my children. Even my five year old grandson knew the story!

The prints are vibrant, 100 per cent cotton, and look amazing in my quilt, "I Know I Can!" which measures 45" x 45" when finished.

I Know I Can! 

Riley Blake has captured the whole book in its fabric line and I think you'l love it as much as I do. The book "The Little Engine That Could" was published in 1930 by Watty Piper. The book encourages us to not give up and to keep on trying, which is still great advice 90 years later.

The fabric line includes a panel to make a book, but I fussy cut the blocks and used them in the quilt.

Look at all the fun fabrics you can choose from! 

I love that argyle design and thought it was perfect for the binding.

Applique is kind of my thing, so I added a train and clown to the center. He's a happy train, isn't he!

I love using EZ Print Lite Sheets by ThermOWeb for my tracing! Just print in your inkjet printer and your designs are ready.

The back of the quilt is pieced with leftover fabric, which makes it even more sweet.
You can find my pattern for "I Know I Can" HERE.
Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to check out Riley Blake Designs to see more beautiful and fun projects to sew. Check HERE to see the book panel sewn into a cute!


  1. I will certainy have to get that. I used to read that book to my son every day at naptime! Thanks for sharing.

  2. How adorable. What a sweet quilt. I am always tempted by those book panels. I love how you made it work together.

  3. Cute quilt and love the center applique your did Carol. I always loved that story as did my kids.

  4. Que preciosas telas y el resultado genial

  5. That’s so cute. My boys used to love that story.

  6. That's just adorable. I have a couple of "book" panels. I should try something like this with them.

  7. Definitely a winner! So amazing to think how very appropriate this book is to children today, after 90 years!


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