Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sunday Stash #278 Japanese Fabrics by Suzuko Koseki

Japanese Text and Low Volume Fabrics ~ Suzuko Koseki ~ Yuwa Fabrics |  Red Pepper Quilts
Lots of new fabrics have been added to my stash in the last few weeks, in particular quite a number of fabrics by my favorite Japanese textile designer Suzuko Koseki. These I cannot resist! Several are smaller scale re-prints of previously released designs including:

Miniature Newsprint ~ Suzuko Koseki ~ Yuwa Fabrics |  Red Pepper Quilts
Suzuko Koseki - Yuwa - Miniature Text Ads
Miniature Flour Sack Print ~ Suzuko Koseki ~ Yuwa Fabrics |  Red Pepper Quilts
Suzuko Koseki - Yuwa - Miniature Flour Sack 
Miniature Paris Antique Shop print ~ Suzuko Koseki ~ Yuwa Fabrics |  Red Pepper Quilts
Suzuko Koseki -  Yuwa - Miniature Paris Antique Shop
And also a low volume and text fabric bundle collated by Amanda from Westwood Acres:
Low Volume/Text Fabric Bundle - Suzuko Koseki - Yuwa Fabrics | Red Pepper Quilts
Low Volume Bundle - Yuwa
available from Westwood Acres:

Fat Quarter Bundles
Half Yard Bundles
The fabrics tend to be sought after and go quickly. I am not surprised! Several of my fabrics have already been cut into and used in my projects.

Suzuko Koseki/Japanese Fabrics available from:
Westwood Acres (see custom low volume bundle here)
Miss Matatabi (Etsy) (see coupon code info below)
Pink Castle Fabrics
Sew Me A Song (Etsy)
Vintage Tags ~ Suzuko Koseki ~ Yuwa Fabrics |  Red Pepper Quilts
Suzuko Koseki - Vintage Tags
MORE SPONSOR NEWS:

Duckadilly  10% off storewide with code Spring2015. Ends today Sunday 26 April 2015.

The Fat Quarter Shop  Earth Day celebrations! 30% off all Organic fabrics with code EARTH. Ends today 26 April 2015.  Also, up to 50% off Charm Packs! No code required. Ends today Sunday 26 April 2015.

Vintage Modern Fabrics (Etsy)  Be sure to check out the new Anna Maria Horner Fabric Club! Limited spaces still available.

Southern Fabric  Free US shipping with the purchase of any Jelly Roll. Use code jelly1. Good only on in stock items. Ends today Sunday 26 April 2015.

Miss Matatabi (Etsy)  40% off all Clearance Fabric section. While stocks last. Take a further 10% off storewide with code HARU10. Coupon code ends today Sunday 26 April 2015.

Bear Creek Quilting Company  Shop the Crazy Clearance Sale!  Valid on in stock items only. No code required. Ends today 26 April 2015.

Lady Belle Fabric  15% off storewide, including sale items and preorders, with code SPRING. Ends 1 May 2015.

Fashionable Fabrics  All Riley Blake, Moda, Quilting Treasures, Windham, and Wilmington Prints fabrics just $7.75 or less!  No code required. Also, 35% off all sewing patterns with code SP35. Ends today Sunday 26 April 2015.

Pink Castle Fabrics  More than 350 fabrics added to the Clearance Section. Lots of quilting cottons are down to $8 a yard with lawns, linens, and bundles discounted too. No coupon code required.
Green Fairy Quilts  Jelly Rolls at Black Friday prices!  Free shipping within the US and discounted international shipping.



Sew Me A Song (Etsy)  Shop the Clearance Sale! 25% off and 50% off fabrics. Prices are ask marked.

Fabric Worm  Spend $50+ and save $5 with code redpepper. Everyday.

The Intrepid Thread  Brand new user friendly website, same great store and customer service!

Suzuko Koseki ~ Yuwa Fabrics |  Red Pepper Quilts

Enjoy Sunday!
Rita

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Gardenvale Kansas Dugout Quilt - A Finished Quilt

And a finished quilt in pictures.
Gardenvale Kansas Dugout Quilt - A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015
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Gardenvale Kansas Dugout Quilt
100 Kansas Dugout Blocks.
617 patchwork pieces.
Quilt measures 55 inches x 55 inches.

Gardenvale Kansas Dugout Quilt - A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015
Gardenvale Kansas Dugout Quilt - A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

My Gardenvale Kansas Dugout Quilt is finished and I have lots of photos to share all the details. You may already have noticed that the quilting is not my usual style. I have spent some planned time away from my sewing machine and prepared quilts and blog posts for continued eye candy, however getting ahead of myself with quilt projects and blog posts proved to be a stressful and at times overwhelming task.

Gardenvale Kansas Dugout Quilt - A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

I try and follow just a few sewing rules that I have set for myself, and avoiding stressful sewing is one of them. As such the quilting for this quilt was outsourced to a professional long arm quilter - Karen Terrens from Quilts on Bastings - who is not only an award winning quilter but also my sister. I think we make a great team, and you can no doubt guess what we chat about when we get together. Karen has quilted an all over edge to edge design called Bountiful Feathers, which is what I had requested.

Gardenvale Kansas Dugout Quilt - A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015
Gardenvale Kansas Dugout Quilt - A Finished Quilt - backing fabric | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

For the back of the quilt I have used a single fabric from the Mimosa collection by Another Point of View - Leaves in Yellow to complement the colors of the quilt top. I have finished the quilt with a red/white stripe fabric (by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics), and really like the look of the trimmed "corners" of the quilt. The binding was attached in the same way as I would do normally with the exception being that there were additional mitered corners to sew.

Gardenvale Kansas Dugout Quilt - A Finished Quilt - binding | Red Pepper Quilts 2015
Gardenvale Kansas Dugout Quilt - A Finished Quilt - binding | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

A happy finish ... I love the colors of this quilt (!) and even though I am not used to not making my quilts myself in their entirety (read: I find the need to control every part of every process), I love how it has turned it, and have thoroughly enjoyed working with Karen to finish this quilt.

Gardenvale Kansas Dugout Quilt - A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015
This quilt is not for sale.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita
Gardenvale Kansas Dugout Quilt - A Finished Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015
RELEVANT LINKS:
Sunday Stash #275 Gardenvale by Jenn Kingwell
Gardenvale Kansas Dugout Quilt in Progress
Kansas Dugout Tutorial and Templates
More RPQ Kansas Dugout Quilts
More Red Pepper Quilts Tutorials

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Fort Worth Fabric Studio - A Giveaway!

A sponsored giveaway.

Fort Worth Fabric Studio is an end of the rainbow, dream come true for owner and manager Jodie Heinold. Jodie has a passion for design, fabric and creating since learning to sew as a child.


Jodie has a keen  eye for beautiful fabric and color combination which is reflected in the choices available on the website; fabrics are added on a weekly, if not on a daily basis as the business continues to grow. I check regularly for updates and love finding curated fabric bundles including stash basic bundles, low volume bundles as well as new arrivals.

Mama Said Sew Dot Bundle
Low Volume/Text Bundle
I also regularly browse the Clearance/Sales Category for I do love a bargain!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

Jodie is kindly giving away a $50 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 11 am (Australia EDT) on Friday 24 April 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 $50 Gift Certificate is:
Congratulations Janie!  Janie has been contacted by email.

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE:

Jodie is offering 15% off all reduced (sale) items
 with code 15MORE for the duration of the giveaway.


Shop the SALES CATEGORY here:
Don't miss this opportunity for buying yardage for quilt backs!


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

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunday Stash #277 Yoyogi Park by Skinny laMinx

Yoyogi Park by Skinny laMinx for Cloud9 Fabrics | Red Pepper Quilts
Yoyogi Park by Skinny laMinx for
Cloud9 Fabrics

Yoyogi Park is Heather Moore's third collection for Cloud9 Fabrics (Heather's works are also known under the brand name Skinny laMinx). Inspired by a trip to Tokyo - in particular Yoyogi Park, one of the largest parks in Japan - where Heather spent time sketching the plant life of this busy city

Yoyogi Park by Skinny laMinx for Cloud9 Fabrics | Red Pepper Quilts

Cloud9 Fabrics produce beautiful quality 100% certified organic cotton fabrics ~ bringing you affordable, eco-friendly fabric, and contemporary designs. The Yoyogi Park collection consists of 4 designs printed on quilting cotton weight fabric, although if that is not your thing they are suitable for a range of sewing projects including clothing and accessories. (A canvas fabric, not pictured here, is also available)
Yoyogi Park by Skinny laMinx for Cloud9 Fabrics | Red Pepper Quilts
Yoyogi Park - Peeking in Gray, Green, and Gold.
Yoyogi Park by Skinny laMinx for Cloud9 Fabrics | Red Pepper Quilts
Yoyogi Park - Feather Leaf in Gray, Green, and Teal.
Yoyogi Park by Skinny laMinx is available from:
Hawthorne Threads
Fabric Worm

Yoyogi Park by Skinny laMinx for Cloud9 Fabrics | Red Pepper Quilts

MORE SPONSOR NEWS:

Sew Me A Song (Etsy)  Shop the Clearance Sale and 25% off section!

Canton Village Quilt Works  Black and White Sale!  20% off all black and white fabrics.  Min. half yard purchase. Prices are as marked. Ends today, Sunday 19 April 2015.

Fort Worth Fabric Studio  30% off Regent Street Lawns by Moda Fabrics with code regent30. 25% off Sunday Morning by Dear Stella with code sunday25.  Ends 23 April 2015.

Green Fairy Fabrics  35% off all Moda Fat Eighth Bundles,  35% off Quilt and Bag KitsMini Charm Packs now just $3.29, Bella Solids Junior Rolls now just $14.30. Free shipping in the USA and discounted international shipping.

The Fat Quarter Shop  30% off Maywood Studio Fabrics (excluding Bertie's Spring and Winter) with code MAYWOOD. Ends today, Sunday 19 April 2015.

Fabric Worm  Save $5 with orders $50+ with code redpepper. Everyday.

The Intrepid Thread  Brand new user friendly and mobile friendly website - same great store! Don't forget to shop the Clearance Sale section.

Enjoy Sunday!
Rita

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Loopy Ewe - A Giveaway!

A Sponsored Giveaway.

It's time for Loopy Ewe fun for if, like me, you are into both yarn and fabric
 then you will find everything that you need right here at The Loopy Ewe!
7000 square feet of yarn and fabric in Ft Collins, Colorado, 
where you can shop in person


Sheri - the driving force behind all things Loopy Ewe - opened The Loopy Ewe in 2006 specializing in knitting and yarn, and more recently has expanded to include quilting fabrics, kits, notions, and patterns. Sheri is not only an accomplished knitter but also a long time sewist and quilter with a great eye for color, and has collated bundles of Short Stacks perfect for stash building.


At the Loopy Ewe you'll also find the latest organic fabric collections from Birch and Cloud 9 Fabrics, a great selection of NOTIONS and PATTERNS, and last but not least a treasure trove of marked down/clearance fabrics.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

Today Sheri is giving away one Loopy Short Stack bundle (winner's choice) to one lucky RPQ reader! Each Short Stack consists of 8 Fat Quarters - see the full range of Short Stacks here.

To be in the draw please leave 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 6 pm on  Friday 17 April 2015 (USA CDT).

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 is:
Congratulations Alli! Alli has been contacted by email.

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE:

Sheri is offering 15% off all 1/2 yard or greater fabric cuts.
 Leave an order note with the code LoopyLove.
The 15% discount will be applied manually to your order
 by Sherri and the Loopy Team.
Ends 8pm Saturday 18 April 2015.



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

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Gardenvale Kansas Dugout Quilt ~ Work in Progress

Gardenvale Kansas Dugout Quilt in Progress | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

I am revisiting a favorite block ~ the traditional Kansas Dugout Quilt block ~ fearlessly machine pieced with lots of in-set seams (Y-seams); a somewhat time consuming task that involves cutting fabric pieces with templates, marking seam lines with a pencil, and sewing one short seam at a time. It is fiddly - but not difficult - to accomplish and so worth the effort so as to keep the background fabric (the squares) as a whole piece of fabric, especially so for the lines of the black gingham fabric.

Gardenvale Kansas Dugout Quilt in Progress | Red Pepper Quilts 2015
Gardenvale Kansas Dugout Quilt in Progress | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

The fabrics - other than the black/white gingham print - are all from the highly anticipated and long awaited Gardenvale collection by Jen Kingwell. Jenny's design style and eye for color is unique, and although working with this collection was a step outside of my comfort zone (the tiniest side step!), I did love watching the colors and the quilt top come together and sing.

Gardenvale Kansas Dugout Quilt in Progress | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

I really am loving the color purple, my least often used and stashed (fabric) color, and the stripes are amazing, adding movement and zing to this already colorful quilt top.

Gardenvale Kansas Dugout Quilt in Progress | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

Gardenvale Kansas Dugout Quilt
100 Kansas Dugout Blocks.
617 patchwork pieces.
Quilt measures 55 inches x 55 inches.

Gardenvale Kansas Dugout Quilt in Progress | Red Pepper Quilts 2015
Stay tuned for an update and photos of the finished quilt.

Have a great week,
Rita

RELEVANT LINKS:
Sunday Stash - Gardenvale by Jen Kingwell
Kansas Dugout - Tutorial and Templates
Kansas Dugout - A Finished Quilt April 2014

Gardenvale Kansas Dugout Quilt in Progress | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

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