Riley Blake Blog Tour- Buttermilk Basics

Hi, Everyone!  Today is my turn on the Riley Blake Designs Blog Tour for Buttermilk Basics by Stacy West.

I was really excited to get this beautiful line and make something with it!!  I love the vintage-y rainbow of colors and every one of the cream/tan prints.

I decided on making a uneven nine patch quilt.  I made this up as I went but I'm including basic directions below so you can make one if you'd like.

I designed this simple quilt to shown off this pretty fabric!  Each block is 6" finished.  The quilt measures 58 1/2" x 70 1/2".

For this quilt top, I used: 
-1 fat quarter bundle of Buttermilk Basics by Stacy West (NOTE: I used every single inch of each of the cream prints so you may want to get a couple extra cream print fat quarters in case you don't cut the same way I did or in case of cutting mistakes)
-5/8 yard cream print for the border (I used Buttermilk Basics C9180-NAVY)
-5/8 yard binding (I used Buttermilk Basics C9183-YELLOW)

For the backing, I used:
4 1/2 yards Riley Blake Shades in Cream (SKU C200-02 CREAM)

For the batting, I used:
Warm 100 (you can see more on this batting HERE -it is one of my favorite battings)

I used my Janome Memory Craft 6700P to sew and quilt this quilt.  I quilted it with a free motion meandering feather.

To make one block, I did the following-

From the colored fabric, I cut-
     4- 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" squares
     1- 4" x 4" square

From the cream print, I cut-
     4- 1 3/4" x 4" pieces

Then I assembled it as shown below.  It measures 6 1/2" x 6 1/2", including the seam allowances.  I made 50 of them.

Then I cut 49- 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" squares from all of the cream prints in the line.  I alternated the pieced blocks and cream squares.

Then I cut 7- 2 1/2" x 42" pieces of the cream print border fabric and added the border to the quilt.  I quilted it and bound it with the binding fabric (I used 7- 2 1/2" strips made into continuous binding).

Here is a look at the whole quilt-

I absolutely love how this turned out!

Talk to you soon,



  1. This is beautiful, Jessica! Love how it showcases the fabrics. Lovely pictures.

  2. Love it! Thanks so much for sharing the pattern! I will definitely be making one of these!

    1. Hi Susan,

      I'm so glad to hear you like it and you're planning on making one! Enjoy!


  3. This will make a great take-along project for my upcoming retreat. I like repetitive patterns so I can socialize :) I'm assuming, because you have to be so precise in cutting, that you didn't pre-wash? Just making sure before I go crazy!

    1. Thank you! Correct, I didn't prewash. Have fun!


  4. I love this quilt! I collect bird and fox fabrics and this would be perfect to use for one or both! Thank you so much!

  5. I’ve made 2 quilts from this pattern using stash and both turned out nicely. Thanks for the pattern!


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