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It’s here – Meet the Notting Hill Fabric Collection

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

Fat Quarter Bundle of Notting Hill collection by Amy Smart for Riley Blake Designs

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!

Notting Hill fabric collection by Amy Smart for Riley Blake Designs- featuring Union Jack bunting panels

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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Fat Quarter Bundle of Notting Hill collection by Amy Smart for Riley Blake Designs

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:

Pinks and Yellows from Notting Hill collection for Riley Blake Designs

Pink and yellow for a softer, more feminine feel

Red, white, and blue prints from Notting Hill collection for Riley Blake Designs

A bright combination of red, white, and blue for a totally different look

Notting Hill collection by Amy Smart + vintage Haberdashery

 

Notting Hill - London themed fabric collection for Riley Blake Designs

One of my favorite prints in the collection is this toile-type-print with vignettes of classic London monuments and landmarks.

Blue and White London print by Laura Miller Studios

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.

London Toile print - part of Notting Hill fabric collection for Riley Blake Designs

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.

Child's Romper Simplicity 8143 - made with pink London toile print

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

Union Jack bunting/pennant flags - part of Notting Hill fabric panel

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. This is the simple assembly method I use for making pennants bunting with pre-made Bias Tape – be sure to get (Extra Wide Double Fold.)

Shabby Chic springtime Notting Hill fabric collection by Amy Smart for Riley Blake Designs

As you can see, the pennant flags come in two sizes on each panel. 

Fat Quarter Bundle of Notting Hill collection by Amy Smart for Riley Blake Designs

I’m so smitten with the mini size too!

Don’t you just love those wee little Union Jack Pennants?

Union Jack bunting/pennant quilted pillow

I used some of the mini pennant flags to make a simple applique pillow and I’ll be sharing how I did it in an upcoming post. πŸ™‚

Stack of Notting Hill quilts by Amy Smart

I also have a stack of quilts designed with the Notting Hill collection including:

Summer Bunting Quilt pattern by Amy Smart made with Notting Hill fabric collection

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.

Palace Court Quilt Pattern by Amy Smart - featuring London-themed Notting Hill fabric collection

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.

Regent Street Union Jack quilt pattern by Amy Smart featuring Notting Hill fabric collection

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.

Little Village row houses - pattern by Ameroonie Designs featuring Notting Hill fabric

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.

Fat Quarter Bundle of Notting Hill collection by Amy Smart for Riley Blake Designs

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. 

Notting Hill Fabric collection by Amy Smart for Riley Blake Designs

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.

Notting Hill fabric collection by Amy Smart - for Riley Blake Designs

As mentioned before, hopefully Notting Hill is available at your favorite local quilt shop. Notting Hill is also available from these online retailers:

Internationally – available soon:

In the UK (still making it’s way across the pond but will be available soon from:)

Australia:

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. 

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19 Comments

  • Reply
    Lea Anne Brummett
    March 2, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    This is my favorite Riley Blake line this year. Great colors and those florals are to die for….LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the large print floral on yellow.

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    Lea
    March 2, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    Amy, what an absolutely stunning collection Notting Hill is!! You must be so proud of it. I would love to make a quilt with this fabric.

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    Gwyn
    March 2, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    Congratulations!! I need the panel to commemorate our 2015 quick trip to London! I love the red, pink, aqua, and blue color way, especially the polka dots.

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      Amy
      March 4, 2021 at 9:23 pm

      Thank you!

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    J Mur
    March 2, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    Congrats, Amy! LOVE the mix of patterns you included.

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    Samantha
    March 3, 2021 at 12:08 am

    I haven’t felt so inspired by a fabric collection in a long time – it’s absolutely beautiful !! Unfortunately, I can’t yet get my hands on any in Australia, but fingers crossed I can soon 😍

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      Amy
      March 4, 2021 at 9:23 pm

      I’ve had a lot of Australian requests – I’m keeping my fingers crossed it makes it’s way over there!

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    Arlene
    March 3, 2021 at 3:53 am

    Thank you for quilt designs that are unique and interesting. I’m sure it’s no small feat to come up with new designs on a regular basis.
    I’ve enjoyed your Craftsy classes so much and would love to see more of you there or on YouTube….you know, in your spare time. πŸ˜„πŸ˜‰

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    rtrittel
    March 3, 2021 at 4:57 am

    How lovely! I am anxiously awaiting my fat quarter bundle I have ordered of the Notting Hill collection. I, too, spent several years in England pursuing my education (MA and Ph.D. in art history, Essex Uni.). Fond memories, indeed!

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      Amy
      March 4, 2021 at 9:22 pm

      Wonderful! What an amazing experience that must have been!

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    Little Quiltsong
    March 3, 2021 at 5:18 am

    Beautiful prints and colours in your new line, Amy! Love those mints, blues and reds. Also the sweet, sweet romper made by your sister for your cute niece – adorable!

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      Amy
      March 4, 2021 at 9:22 pm

      Thank you, Sigi!

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    Therese
    March 3, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    Congratulations, Notting Hill is beautiful! Might be the loveliest fabric line I have seen for a time. Reminds me of the romantic British movies I love to watch. Thank you for sharing your projects.

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      Amy
      March 4, 2021 at 9:21 pm

      Thank you, Therese!

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    debbierhodes
    March 3, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    Beautiful

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    Lori
    March 6, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    I received my Notting Hill fat quarter bundle a few days ago. So far, I’m just holding it and petting it a lot…

    But, I ordered fat quarters knowing, of course, that I’d also need yardage to complete the Palace Court Quilt (insert sheepish grin here).

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    Broadway Fabrics
    March 19, 2021 at 11:39 am

    Love your fabric collection!!!

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    Laura Brewer
    April 20, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    Beautiful fabric line!!! I’m making a quilt for my best friend, who starts chemo soon, with her favorite colors yellow & pink. I’ve been searching for the perfect coordinating fabrics and your line is perfect! THANK YOU!

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      Amy
      April 21, 2021 at 10:45 am

      Thank you Laura – what a kind friend you are. I’m so glad the fabric is going to a great cause. Wishing you both the very best. πŸ’ž

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