Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sunday Stash #398 Washington Depot by Denyse Schmidt

Washington Depot by Denyse Schmidt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Washington Depot by Denyse Schmidt
for FreeSpirit Fabric

The newest collection by Denyse schmidt for FreeSpirit Fabrics has arrived in stores. The Washington Depot collection is "inspired by an elegant, historic New England village that feels as though time has stopped. Friendly and warm, neat as a pin and picture-perfect, every street and garden view evokes a nostalgic sweetness of unspoiled beauty and simple pleasures, along with a sense of uninterrupted time in which to enjoy them."

Washington Depot by Denyse Schmidt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Washington Depot by Denyse Schmidt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

Versatile, small and medium-scale geometric prints, florals with a decidedly current color sensibility and modern stripes, are just right for any project you have in mind including a modern scrap quilt, a back-to-school wardrobe, or that perfect vintage-style dress.

Washington Depot by Denyse Schmidt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
The collections consists of 23 fabrics; 8 designs each available in up to three different color stories (Wild Rose, Linoleum and Teal). How wonderful are those stripes! I can't wait to use the stripe print for quilt binding.

WASHINGTON DEPOT BY DENYSE SCHMIDT is available from:
I Love Fabric
Urban Spools
Stash Fabrics

Washington Depot by Denyse Schmidt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

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Washington Depot by Denyse Schmidt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Enjoy Sunday!
Rita

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Baby Quilt - A Finished Quilt

Twinkle Star Baby Quilt | A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

Today ... a gallery of photos of the finished Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Baby Quilt and I am pretty pleased with how it came together! Simple patchwork continues to be my favorite way to spend my sewing time, although usually any kind of fabric play comes a close second. Fabric, fabric, fabric. This one is all about the fabric.

Twinkle Star Baby Quilt | A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Twinkle Star Baby Quilt | A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Twinkle Star Baby Quilt | A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

I have quilted the baby quilt by first ditch stitching all seam lines, and then stitching edge to edge diagonal lines through the lighter background fabric only. It makes for quite a heavily quilted quilt but in turn gives the quilt texture and another point of interest.

Twinkle Star Baby Quilt | A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Twinkle Star Baby Quilt | A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

For the back of the quilt I have used a single small scale floral fabric from the Flower Bouquet Collection by Lecien. Purple! Well, lavender ... so far outside of my comfort zone ... but it suited the quilt and I think it's perfect for a baby/toddler girl.

Twinkle Star Baby Quilt | A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Twinkle Star Baby Quilt | A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Twinkle Star Baby Quilt | A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

For the binding I have not strayed too far from my usual, just a change of color: a pastel pink/white stripe fabric (Essentially Yours - Baby Pink Essential Stripe by Moda Fabrics).

Twinkle Star Baby Quilt | A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

QUILT DETAILS:
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - Baby Quilt
The finished quilt measures 36 inches x 45 inches
forty-two 16-patch + six 8-patch blocks blocks
 and 720 patchwork pieces.
Each finished square measures 1.5" x 1.5".
Fabric:
Approximately 100 different printed fabrics.
collection by Alexia Abegg (Cotton + Steel).
Batting:
Low loft Warm & White batting from The Warm Company.

Twinkle Star Baby Quilt | A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Machine Stitched Binding Tutorial here.
This cute baby quilt is already making its way across the Pacific Ocean, to be enjoyed by a newborn baby girl.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star ~ Baby Quilt

Work in Progress.
Twinkle Star Baby Quilt | Work in Progress | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

Baby quilts are the most fun to make, and when a family friend recently welcomed a baby girl my quilty fingers itch to make a quilt. I thought it best to keep it simple, colorful, and above all, practical; a practical size and also laundry friendly. 

Twinkle Star Baby Quilt | Work in Progress | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Twinkle Star Baby Quilt | Work in Progress | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Twinkle Star Baby Quilt | Work in Progress | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

I love to showcase a variety of fabrics and this quilt does just that. I have used a variety of prints including many stash basics, floral prints, a few novelty prints, and snippets of Liberty of London Tana Lawn. I love to mix colors, designs, and fabric types and styles. It never gets old. For the background fabric - the alternate fabric - I have used a random starry fabric from the Printshop collection by Alexia Abegg for Cotton + Steel.

Twinkle Star Baby Quilt | Work in Progress | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Twinkle Star Baby Quilt | Work in Progress | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

This quilt was strip pieced using the Checkerboard Quilt and Strip Piecing Tutorial, piecing a total of forty two 16-patch blocks (plus size half - 8 patch - blocks). Most fabrics are repeated no more than 3 times and I did take some time to randomize the units; adding in the many individually fussy cut fabrics as well as taking strip sets apart to mix with others.

Twinkle Star Baby Quilt | Work in Progress | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

QUILT DETAILS:
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - Baby Quilt
Quilt top measures 36 inches x 45 inches
42 16-patch blocks and 720 patchwork pieces.
Each finished square measures 1.5" x 1.5".
Approximately 100 different printed fabrics.

Twinkle Star Baby Quilt | Work in Progress | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Twinkle Star Baby Quilt | Work in Progress | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

I think you'll recognize many of the fabrics used to make this quilt, either from quilts I have previously made, from Sunday Stash blog posts, or maybe even from your own personal fabric collection.

Twinkle Star Baby Quilt | Work in Progress | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

I have made good progress with this quilt - it is basted and quilting has commenced. I hope to have more to show you later this week.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita
Twinkle Star Baby Quilt | Work in Progress | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

RELEVANT LINKS:
Checkerboard Quilt and Strip Piecing Tutorial
More RPQ Baby Quilts:
Two Big Block Baby Quilts
Kona Skinny Strips Baby Quilt
Oh Deer! Two Baby Quilts
Half Square Triangle Baby Quilt

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sunday Stash #397 Chroma by Alison Glass

Chroma by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Choma by Alison Glass
for Andover Fabrics

Chroma is the fifth collection in the Handcrafted series by Alison Glass. The full spectrum of color and smaller scale make this group highly useful for quilting, functioning as blenders as well as interest prints. So much color!
Chroma by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Chroma by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

The collection consists of three unique designs - Plaid, Pinpoint, and Scatter - each offered in a rainbow colors that complement the previous Handcrafted collections. The Handcrafted collections are made entirely by hand (a process unique to Andover) and are a new interpretation of the ancient wax resist fabric dying art form (batik). It is made in Indonesia by people skilled with this technique. Many hands have gone into the making of this hand stamped and hand dyed cloth, and it is beautiful. The fabric is a slightly lighter than quilting cotton, and although technically there is a a right side, they are reversible.

Chroma by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Chroma by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

The bright colors, modern designs, and clever interpretation of a style of fabrics that I would otherwise avoid has completely drawn me in. I am looking forward to working with these designs ... and have already cut into them. I hope to have more to show you soon.

Chroma by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

CHROMA BY ALISON GLASS is available from:
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Fabric Bubb
Pink Castle Fabrics
Stash Fabrics
Gotham Quilts
I Love Fabric

Chroma by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
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Chroma by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Enjoy Sunday!
Rita

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Berry Marmalade - A Flowering Snowball Quilt

The Finished Quilt
Berry Marmalade ~ A Flowering Snowball Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

My Berry Marmalade Flowering Snowball Quilt is finished and I am pretty pleased with how it turned out. I have lots of photos to share with you today so please bear with me - I feel the need to show them all! It was difficult to get a set of photos that accurately represented the quilt and the design, especially the contrast of the linen look circles and the white circles, but I think that these photos do the quilt justice.

Berry Marmalade ~ A Flowering Snowball Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Berry Marmalade ~ A Flowering Snowball Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Berry Marmalade ~ A Flowering Snowball Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

The quilt is quilted with edge to edge straight lines creating a foundation of intersecting lines (by ditch stitching the seam lines of the blocks) then adding more lines of stitching in between. The lines are closely spaced - 1/2" apart - to create a texture that is lovely to touch and at the same time gives the quilt a soft drape.

Berry Marmalade ~ A Flowering Snowball Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Berry Marmalade ~ A Flowering Snowball Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Berry Marmalade ~ A Flowering Snowball Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

For the back of the quilt I have used a single fabric from the Trinket collection by Melody Miller for Cotton + Steel: Happy Garden in Orange. This is a happy fabric indeed! I have had a small amount of yardage - suitable for a quilt back - in my stash for a while and this was the perfect quilt for it.

Berry Marmalade ~ A Flowering Snowball Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Berry Marmalade ~ A Flowering Snowball Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Berry Marmalade ~ A Flowering Snowball Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

For the binding I have used a simple red/white stripe fabric from the Ella Basics collection for Ella Blue Fabrics.

Berry Marmalade ~ A Flowering Snowball Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

QUILT STATS
Berry Marmalade - A Flowering Snowball Quilt
The finished quilt measures 48 inches x 48 inches.
A total of 64 Flowering Snowball Blocks.
(8 rows of 8 blocks).
Each finished block measures 6 inches x 6 inches.
576 patchwork pieces.
That tiny black center square measures 1/2" x 1/2".
Background Fabrics:
Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in White
Templates:
Batting:

Berry Marmalade ~ A Flowering Snowball Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

This quilt was sold prior to listing in my Etsy Store and prior to publishing this blog post.

If you are interested in purchasing one of my quilts
 - even one that I am still working on -

Berry Marmalade ~ A Flowering Snowball Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Berry Marmalade ~ A Flowering Snowball Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

I have loved working on this quilt and I am super pleased with the end result, especially the warm color palette. I dare say once again that this is not my last Flowering Snowball Quilt, although for the time being I am happy to step back from this block with its short and tight curves.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

Berry Marmalade ~ A Flowering Snowball Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
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RELEVANT LINKS:
Berry Marmalade Quilt - Work in Progress
More RPQ Flowering Snowball Quilts:

Berry Marmalade ~ A Flowering Snowball Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
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