It’s finally here! My latest collection for Riley Blake Designs, Notting Hill, is arriving in independent quilt shops as I type! This London-inspired shabby chic collection is perfect for spring sewing with soft florals, classic polka dots, vintage-inspired prints, and a gorgeous watercolor toile print featuring some of London’s most iconic landmarks and buildings.
As a die-hard anglophile, I’m so excited to finally have the full range of these prints available to share. You can read more about the inspiration behind my Notting Hill collection here and what makes it so sentimental for me. I also hope this can serve as a little bit of a love-letter to the UK as they have been through SO much during the past year. xx
Here’s a view of the full range as well as a bunch of Notting Hill creations and fabric eye-candy to get your creative juices flowing and hopefully help you believe that Spring really is coming!
Hopefully you can find Notting Hill at your favorite local quilt shop. If not, I have a list of online shops down below.
(I’ve had many reach out to me from the UK and Australia looking for local stockists. If you know of any shop in the UK, Canada, or AUS carrying this fabric, will you please share in the comments? I’ll add them to the list!)
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I also like the versatility of this collection and the ability to play with different colorways for totally different looks. Here are a few examples:
Pink and yellow for a softer, more feminine feel
A bright combination of red, white, and blue for a totally different look
One of my favorite prints in the collection is this toile-type-print with vignettes of classic London monuments and landmarks.
This print is a result of a collaboration with my sister, Laura Miller, who is an actual artist and based on this London print. We both spent time during our college years living in London and share a die-hard affection for that city.
I’m so thrilled with how this print turned out. It’s available in classic blue on white as well as yellow on white, and tone-on-tone pink on pink.
So it was extra fun (and a little meta) to see her daughter, my adorable niece, in this pink London romper, wearing her mama’s art work. Romper pattern is Simplicity 8143 and made by Ang-in-La-La-Land
Another fun feature from this collection are these Bunning/Banner prints.
These pennant flags are printed on a panel and are super easy to assemble. They come in a pink/red/yellow option or blue/green. I’ve got four different options for making bunting using this pennant panel here. They’re so easy and come together quick!
As you can see, the pennant flags come in two sizes on each panel.
I’m so smitten with the mini size too!
Don’t you just love those wee little Union Jack Pennants?
I used some of the mini pennant flags to make a simple raw-edge applique pillow. You can find the instructions for making this pillow and all of the Union Jack bunting here.
I also have a stack of quilts designed with the Notting Hill collection including:
A new version of my Summer Bunting quilt – this one is such a simple, project and beginner friendly and easily made with a Fat Quarter Bundle + the background yardage. You can find the pattern in my Pattern Shop. I have seen quilt kits available here and here.
Second quilt is Palace Court which you can read more about and find the Palace Court pattern here. You can find kits for this quilt here.
And finally, my updated Union Jack pattern called Regent Street – pattern info here. I’m working on a new pastel version of this quilt that I’ll share soon! This quilt is also perfect for a Fat Quarter bundle + yardage for borders and sashing. I’ve seen Regent Street kits available here and here.
I’m already seeing SO many cute projects pop up made with Notting Hill. Check out these adorable row houses made by Ameroonie Designs made with her Little Village stuffed houses pattern. I’ll be featuring more Notting Hill projects in future posts.
I had a lot of fun with this photo shoot. It was especially fun and sentimental to use props that remind me of my own English roots. The teacup and saucer in the photo above are from my Great-Grandmother Susannah’s Haviland china. Her father was born in Manchester (Droylsden) and her mother’s parents were born in Dalton-in-Furness and Downham – both in Lancashire.
The wooden desk in all of the photos belonged to my Grandfather, James. His father was born in Chippenham, Wiltshire (not far from Stonehenge) and his mother’s parents were from Tadcaster, Yorkshire. Both lines were so proud of their English roots and I know they’re the reason that a part of my always feels like I’ve come home when I visit the UK.
All of these teapots and Union Jack bunting made me feel like I was getting ready to host the Great British Bakeoff! Except we were missing the actual baked goods – I was craving scones and crumpets like crazy. Fortunately my husband made a Saturday morning run to our local bakery to fill our cravings. No proper crumpets available, but we made do with American donuts.
As mentioned before, hopefully Notting Hill is available at your favorite local quilt shop. Notting Hill is also available from these online retailers:
- Knotted Thread
- Stitches N Giggles
- Simply Love Fabric
- SoJo Fabric
- Lou Lou’s Fabric Company
- Thimbleanna Fabrics
- JK Quilts
- The Fat Quarter Shop
- Fort Worth Fabric Studio
- Happy Little Stitch Shop
- Knotted Thread
- Hawthorne Supply Co.
- + a variety of shops on Etsy
In the UK :
If you are or are aware of a UK, Canadian, or Australian stockist, please let me know!
If you’re looking for coordinating basics and solids: Confetti Cottons– Cloud, Peaches n Cream, TeaRose, Sunshine, Songbird, and Denim are the best coordinating solids. From the Shabby collection: Tea Rose, Green, and Denim also coordinate.