Fabric Designs

Summer Fabrics 2014

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Hello ! Today I’m so excited to share with you my new fabric patterns for Summer 2014, you’ll find prints inspired by the coastline and the casual vibe of this season, and all are available in bright colors. Designing fabric patterns is a passion of mine, and the ultimate DIY project from concept to completion. Thank you so much for following along on this adventure, some of you even purchasing some of my prints, I so appreciate it !

When we took a trip to Hawaii last year I was so inspired by the islands they influenced many of the designs including Balmy and Aloha and I took yards of fabrics with me to photograph them on this year’s trip to Kauai. It was fun to photograph on location! :)  I colorized some old favorites from the Winter collection too, find the new prints and older ones all in my Spoonflower shop.

kate riley summer fabrics

This process is a labor of love for me, from the original sketch to final colorization, then comes printing, sewing and styling, I enjoy it all so much. I poured my heart and tons of hours into this recent collection, I hope you enjoy it !  View the Summer  Lookbook below or follow this link to read it on Issuu.



I set up a Kate Riley Porfolio website, the larger images from the Lookbook are all there, just visit the Fabric Designs tab, pin your favorites and spread the word! 

kate riley fabrics portfolio

I’m going to tackle a children’s collection next, I have a kids’ bedroom to decorate so I’m inspired by that opportunity! And of course I do so love the holidays so look for new Christmas prints and gift wraps in November just like last year. If you have any ideas for new patterns, I’d love to hear about them, perhaps I’ll design a new one inspired by YOU!

Enjoy the new collection!   .



Thursday, May 1st, 2014

You know how you dream of something happening and envision the moment it actually comes true? Well today it has for me! You’re all familiar with Pine Cone Hill, the amazing linens company founded by Annie Selke. Pine Cone Hill makes the most beautiful bedding, I’ve loved their collections for a decade, and have purchased several favorites over the years for adding layers of style and comfort to our home. Well pinch me because today they are featuring my fabric patterns paired with theirs!

pch krd linen combo

The wonderful team at Pine Cone Hill contacted me weeks ago wanting to pair two of the prints from my collection with their fresh and fabulous bedding. I was delighted to collaborate, how pretty is this bed dressed up in pale blue and white?!

If it’s color you seek, there will be plenty available soon. My shop will be filled with it in late May including some gorgeous color medleys in the feisty zig zag Mingle pattern

mingle pattern summer colors

Also the classic Sprig pattern of leaves and berries in multiple color combinations.

kate riley sprig pattern

I am so thrilled that Pine Cone Hill selected my patterns to combine with their gorgeous linens, it’s like having your photo taken with a celebrity! But so much better, because to be recognized as a new designer by an established one means so much. 

I have 8 new Summer patterns I’m releasing in late May: florals, geometrics, and painterly swirls, I’m printing and styling them over the next few weeks and I can’t wait to share them! 

enter to win sprig linens

Meanwhile, to win pieces from this bed linen combo including the panels and skirt made with my fabrics, hop on over to the Fresh American blog to be entered to win!