Splatter Pattern + Zippered iPad Cover

March 30th, 2015

A week off is so very nice, it makes me feel normal again to not spend my hours sitting behind a computer all day and instead soaking up the sunshine. I enjoyed a very relaxing spring break, thanks for indulging me in that time off, but that said it’s good to be back!

This week I’m so very excited to be sharing my newest fabric patterns with you! Whenever I pull together a new collection it’s always a labor of love from the start of the digital design process to the finished result which includes the styling and photography. Fabric design is the most fun thing ever for me because I get to conceptualize the print, design it, colorize it, then play with it!

I’ll be revealing the new prints throughout the week with DIY projects to go along with several of the designs and I’ll share the full Lookbook with all ten patterns on Thursday. The Spring Collection was inspired by painterly patterns and brushstrokes, you’ll see a lot of those elements in the newest designs.

I’m kicking off the reveal of the Spring Collection with a classic splatter pattern which I love so much because it’s random in its painterly repeat but also reminds me a bit of dalmatian spots from afar and you know I love me some spots! The pattern makes the best backdrop for bookcases and the most fun accent pillows too.

splatter bookcases kate riley designs

 

I lined the above Billy bookcases with 2 ½ rolls of two tone indigo splatter wrapping paper to achieve that statement backdrop. My Splatter Print is available as fabric, wallpaper, and gift wrap in four colors: ebony, sunshine, aqua, and indigo.

splatter pattern fabric kate riley

 

I love that you can order only a fat quarter instead of a full yard, I used one fat quarter of the ebony version in the linen/cotton canvas blend to sew this zippered padded iPad cover, follow the step by step below!

sew ipad cover splatter pattern

 

Supplies you’ll need: 1 fat quarter of fabric (this splatter pattern is available in the linen/cotton blend in the 27 x 18” size), cotton quilt batting, fat quarter of plain white fabric for inside liner, one 18” zipper, scissors, thread, and sewing machine.

 

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Spring Break

March 23rd, 2015

Hi everyone. It’s late in the day but I wanted to pop in to say I’m taking this week off for Spring Break. I go offline every few months, it helps me recharge and avoid burn out. I’m here in Las Vegas catching some rays for a few days but I’m working too, just not online. I’m photographing the final prints for the spring fabric collection and it’s coming together so well, I’m excited to share the new patterns with you next week.

creativity takes courage matisse

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This quote resonates with me right now since it is takes bravery to present your original designs to the world. You’ve got to trust in yourself to express your personal style, and I’m a big believer in putting yourself out there come what may – creativity does take courage. And isn’t the world much more interesting with artists that do just that? I think so. :)

I’ll be back next week with much to share, see you then.