Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Half Square Triangle Baby and Toddler Quilt

A Finished Quilt.
Modern Half Square Triangle Baby and Toddler Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts

Just for fun, an easy half square triangle quilt using some of my favorite fabrics, including quite a number of beautiful Liberty of London Tana Lawn floral prints, all paired up with a range of neutral solid fabrics. I really do like the contrast that the solid fabrics have brought to both the printed fabrics and the quilt.

Modern Half Square Triangle Baby and Toddler Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

I spent quite some time arranging and rearranging the half square triangle units, from a complete jumble to fully organized and structured. So many layout options, and it seems that you cannot go wrong with this traditional patchwork unit.

Modern Half Square Triangle Baby and Toddler Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts

Solid fabrics used ~
Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in: White, Snow, Natural, Bone, 
Ivory, Oyster, Silver.

Modern Half Square Triangle Baby and Toddler Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts

For the back of the quilt I have used a single text fabric ~ A is for Alphabet by My KT for Windham Fabrics. I have had this fabric in my "backing fabric" stash for some time, but being directional (it's nice to have the text upright on the back of the quilt) and having only a few yards on hand has meant it has been patiently waiting for the right project to come along ... and this was it!

Modern Half Square Triangle Baby and Toddler Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts
Modern Half Square Triangle Baby and Toddler Quilt - machine stitched binding | Red Pepper Quilts

And for the binding I have used a yellow/white stripe binding - Clown Stripe in Limeade by Michael Miller (This stripe is 1/4" wide).

Modern Half Square Triangle Baby and Toddler Quilt - machine stitched binding | Red Pepper Quilts

Quick Quilt Stats
154 Half Square Triangle Units
70+ different printed fabrics
Each Half Square Triangle unit measures
 4" x 4" including seam allowances.
Quilt measures 38 inches x 49 inches.
All cotton fabrics, batting and thread.

Modern Half Square Triangle Baby and Toddler Quilt - stripe binding | Red Pepper Quilts
Modern Half Square Triangle Baby and Toddler Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts

This quilt is for sale and is listed in mEtsy Store.

Modern Half Square Triangle Baby and Toddler Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

RELEVANT LINKS:
Red Pepper Quilts Etsy Store
2015 Finished Quilts
Modern Half Square Triangle Baby and Toddler Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts
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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunday Stash #282 Loominous by Anna Maria Horner

Loominous by Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit Fabrics | Red Pepper Quilts
Loominous by Anna Maria Horner
for Free Spirit Fabrics
Loominous is Anna Maria Horner's latest fabric collection for Free Spirit Fabrics and it is indeed luminous. Charmed by the texture of woven cloth and inspired by her family history of ornately loomed pieces has resulted in a collection that is both traditional as well as entirely inventive.

Loominous by Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit Fabrics | Red Pepper Quilts
Loominous by Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit Fabrics | Red Pepper Quilts

The yarn dyed fabrics (that is, the color is placed in the yarn or threads before weaving as opposed to the color being printed on the fabric after being woven) are richly colored. The collection consists of 27 prints, 3 different color palettes and several designs are available in up to five different colorways. The fabric is cotton and perfect for fashion/garment sewing, and although a lighter weight than standard quilting cotton, there is no reason why it cannot also be used for quilt making.

Loominous by Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit Fabrics | Red Pepper Quilts

LOOMINOUS BY ANNA MARIA HORNER is available from:
Hawthorne Threads
Fabric Worm (see coupon code below)
The Intrepid Thread (see coupon code below)
Sew Modern (see coupon code below)
Pink Castle Fabrics
Fabric Spot

Loominous by Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit Fabrics | Red Pepper Quilts

SPONSOR NEWS & MEMORIAL DAY SALES

The Intrepid Thread  15% off storewide with code remember15Excludes pre-orders, clubs, boms, classes, and gift certificates. Ends Monday 25 May 2015.

Sew Modern   20% off off all regularly priced fabric in-store and online with code MMDAY. Ends Monday 25 May 2015.

Southern Fabric  25% off storewide with code memorial. Includes pre-order fabrics. Does not apply to sale or back-order items. Ends 25 May 2015.

Bloomerie Fabrics  10% off all purchases with code RPQ10. Ends midnight Wednesday 27 May 2015.

Stash Fabrics  New and Reduced Markdowns including Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander, Pretty Potent and Honor Roll by Anna Maria Horner, and Cotton + Steel.  PLUS 10% off all orders over $150 or more with code MEMORIALDAY. Ends Monday 25 May 2015.

Canton Village Quilt Works  15% off Kaffe Fassett collective fabrics and all Clearance fabrics marked down by an additional 10%. Prices are as marked. Ends Monday 25 May 2015.

Pink Castle Fabrics Take an additional 25% off sale fabrics with the code SALE25. Ends Monday 25 May 2015.

Shabby Fabrics  20% off all pre-cuts, remnants, patterns and books, Shabby Shapes, and thread. Prices are as marked. Ends Monday 25 May 2015.

Lady Belle Fabric  All fabric bundles and quilt kits on sale. 15% off all pre-cuts. Sale half yards starting at $2.95. Ends Wednesday 27 May 2015.

Loominous by Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit Fabrics | Red Pepper Quilts



Hawthorne Threads  Back in Stock ~ London Calling Lawn 5 by Robert Kaufman.
Loominous by Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit Fabrics | Red Pepper Quilts
Enjoy Sunday!
Rita


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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Bloomerie Fabrics ~ A Giveaway!

Introducing a new sponsor ~

Bloomerie Fabrics is run by mother and daughter team, Donna and Jess. With a long  history of quilting and sewing -  it runs deep in their family - they know the happy place a stack of great fabrics can create.


Bloomerie Fabrics carries a great range of the latest designer quilting cottons and organic fabrics sold by the yard or as bundles, as well as custom bundles, pre-cuts, notions, patterns and threads.  The website is user friendly with easy to navigate menus and search options, as well as beautiful, bright photos of their bundles and fabrics.

Don't miss the latest Bolt-Athon! Check out the new prints and solids that have been added to the Clear the Bolt section - inventory is limited.


GIVEAWAY DETAILS:
Donna and Jess are giving away a $30.00 Gift Certificate to one lucky RPQ reader.


To be in the draw leave please a comment on this blog post. Only one comment per person/per email address - email me if you are not able to leave a comment (redpepperquilts at gmail dot com) and I will leave a comment on your behalf. International entries welcome! 

The draw will take place at 7 pm (Australia EST) on Friday 22 May 2015, at which time comments to this post will be closed. The winner will be announced by edit to this blog post, and will also be contacted by email.

Thank you for all of your entries.
ENTRY HAS NOW CLOSED.
The lucky winner of the $30 Gift Certificate is:
Congratulations Kathleen.  Kathleen has been contacted by email.

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE:

Donna and Jess are offering RPQ readers 10% off all purchases,
please use code RPQ10 at checkout.
Coupon code valid until midnight 27 May 2015.


Good luck everyone and thank you for supporting my sponsors.
Rita

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Custom Patchwork Quilt ~ A Finished Quilt

A Finished Quilt and a Picture Post
Custom Order Patchwork Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015
This custom order quilt is finished and has already been shipped. As always, these "simple squares" patchwork quilts are a pleasure to work on, and using only fabrics from my stash is equally satisfying. I was surprised to see just how many floral prints I could pull from my fabric stash, for more often than not it is the stash basics (small scale designs like dots, checks, stripes)  that tend to catch my eye and end up in my virtual shopping cart.

Custom Order Patchwork Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015
Custom Order Patchwork Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

Quilted with edge to edge straight lines, first ditch stitching all seam lines, then quilting horizontal and vertical straight lines through the center of all squares ~ creating an overall 1.5 inch grid of intersecting lines. Straight line quilting ... still my favorite ...

Custom Order Patchwork Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015
Custom Order Patchwork Quilt - backing | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

For the back of the quilt I have used a small scale floral fabric from the Little Red Riding Hood collection by Tasha Noel.

Custom Order Patchwork Quilt - binding | Red Pepper Quilts 2015
Custom Order Patchwork Quilt - binding | Red Pepper Quilts 2015
Custom Order Patchwork Quilt - binding | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

And for the binding (is that too many photos of the binding?) I have used a blue/white floral print from the Liberty Lifestyle - Stile Collection.  

Custom Order Patchwork Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015
QUICK QUILT STATS
324 patchwork squares.
3 inch finished squares.
100+ different different cotton fabrics from stash 
including Liberty of London Tana Lawn and
Liberty Lifestyle (Bloomsbury Gardens  and Stile) Collection.
Quilt measures 54 inches x 54 inches (138cm x 138cm).
Click here for Work in Progress photos.

Custom Order Patchwork Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

I have already made a head start on my next project and will have more to show you later this week.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

Custom Order Patchwork Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

RELEVANT LINKS:
This quilt was strip pieced (using strips of fabric measuring 3.5" x 11"). See Strip Piecing Tutorial: http://www.redpepperquilts.com/2014/06/checkerboard-quilt-and-strip-piecing-tutorial.html
Custom Order Quilt - Work in Progress
More RPQ Custom Order Quilts

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sunday Stash #281 Mini Pearl Bracelets by Lizzy House

Mini Pearl Bracelets by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics | Red Pepper Quilts

Mini Pearl Bracelets by Lizzy House
for Andover Fabrics
Mini Pearl Bracelets by Lizzy House is a reduced scale reprint of the original Pearl Bracelets range, in a rainbow of saturated colors. These are great stash basics in colors that readily mix with other collections and the perfect addition to my fabric stash. 

Mini Pearl Bracelets by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics | Red Pepper Quilts
Mini Pearl Bracelets by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics | Red Pepper Quilts

In case you would like to compare the scale of the original Pearl Bracelets design vs the new Mini Pearl Bracelets design, here is a direct original/mini comparison:

A comparision: Mini Pearl Bracelets vs Original Pearl by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics | Red Pepper Quilts

The diameter of the original design (the "circle") is approx. 3 inches and the diameter of the new mini design is approx. 1.5 inches ~ a 50% reduction in the size of the overall design.

MINI PEARL BRACELETS BY LIZZY HOUSE now available from:
Hawthorne Threads
Fabric Worm
Fashionable Fabrics
The Intrepid Thread
Stash Fabrics
Westwood Acres
Sew Modern 
Vintage Modern Fabrics (Etsy)
Pink Castle Fabrics (coming soon)

Mini Pearl Bracelets by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics | Red Pepper Quilts

SPONSOR NEWS:


Lady Belle Fabric  Gardenvale, Daysail, Fresh Cut, Color Theory and Ambleside  Fat Quarter Bundles are all on sale this week for $90.00. Feed Company FQ bundle on sale for $85.00. No coupon required.

Fort Worth Fabric Studio  30% off Riding Hood by Blend Fabrics with code riding30 and 40% off Carousel by Dear Stella with code carousel40. Ends 21 May 2015.

Stash Fabrics  20% off Last Chance Prints. Over 1,000 bolts with less than 5 yards and you can get these prints for 20% off with coupon code ROLLOUT.   AND Basic of the Month: 25% off all Michael Miller Cotton Couture. Prices are as marked. Ends 30 May 2015.

Green Fairy Quilts  Don't miss the Layer Cake Sale! Ends Monday 18 May 2015.  Free shipping within the US and discounted international shipping.

The Intrepid Thread  Huge Clearance Sale. More than 1300 items in the clearance section, including Tula Pink and Cotton & Steel. Get it while it lasts.

Mini Pearl Bracelets by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics | Red Pepper Quilts

Enjoy Sunday!
Rita

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