Monday, May 2, 2016

The Modern Half Square Triangle Quilt and Quilt Pattern

Modern Half Square Triangle Quilt. Pattern available | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Half Square Triangle Variation Quilt
Pattern now available - details below.

This quilt! My love for working with low volume fabrics continues to be strong. Other than the fact that I now have a significant stash of low volume fabrics on hand, which in itself is motivation to keep on stitching, I continue to enjoy working with this gentle color palette, the play of print and color, and as almost always is the case, traditional patchwork designs.

Modern Half Square Triangle Quilt. Pattern available | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

I have finished the quilt by quilting it with closely spaced straight vertical (edge to edge) lines only for a clean and modern look and a texture that makes you want to reach out and touch it each time you walk past! I have used a low loft cotton batting which also gives the quilt a light and airy feel.

Modern Half Square Triangle Quilt. Pattern available | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Modern Half Square Triangle Quilt. Pattern available | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

For the back of the quilt I have used another long standing favorite text fabric ~ Newsprint from the Story collection by Carrie Bloomston, and for the binding I have used a soft pink stash basic  ~ Squared Elements in Rosewater by Art Gallery Fabrics.

Modern Half Square Triangle Quilt. Pattern available | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Modern Half Square Triangle Quilt. Pattern available | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

QUILT STATS
The quilt measures 48 inches x 60 inches.
Fabrics used includes cotton fabrics,
hand screen printed, linen and linen blend fabrics,
Liberty Tana Lawn, rare and sought after fabrics, and vintage fabric.
All solid fabrics are Robert Kaufman Kona Cottons.
a low loft cotton batting perfect for use with low volume and bright white fabrics.

See detailed listing: Modern Half Square Triangle Quilt.

Modern Half Square Triangle Quilt. Pattern available | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Modern Half Square Triangle Quilt. Pattern available | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

I have also written a quilt pattern for this quilt design; a pattern that will deliver all the information in a format that you can print if required and peruse at your leisure.

ABOUT THE HALF SQUARE TRIANGLE VARIATION QUILT PATTERN (PDF FILE)
  • The Modern Half Square Triangle Quilt Pattern is available for immediate download from my Etsy Store as well as my Pattern Store  and includes 16 pages of photos, step by step instructions and diagrams. Everything from piecing and pressing, to basting and binding is included.
  • The pattern is a block based pattern and includes instructions for the various different blocks that make up this quilt, including the block with Flying Geese units (for which, in addition of simple piecing instructions, a foundation paper piecing pattern is included if this is your preferred method of piecing these units).
  • The finished quilt measures 48 inches x 60 inches. The pattern also includes all fabric and block requirements for FOUR additional quilt sizes; from baby quilt to king size quilt.
  • This pattern is suitable for confident beginners (with rotary cutting and straight line sewing experience) and any quilter that has a stash of fabric scraps that needs busting! 
Modern Half Square Triangle Quilt. Pattern available | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

I have LOVED every part of making this quilt; from the repetitive task that is block making and turning over my stash and scrap bins in search of just the right fabrics to the simple straight line quilting. This was not my first low volume quilt and I don't imagine that this is my last.

Modern Half Square Triangle Quilt. Pattern available | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Modern Half Square Triangle Quilt. Pattern available | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

As always THANK YOU for stopping by,
Rita

Modern Half Square Triangle Quilt. Pattern available | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

RELEVANT LINKS:
Half Square Triangle Variation Quilt - Work in Progress
Red Pepper Quilts Etsy Store
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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Sunday Stash #331 Backyard Roses by Nadra Ridgeway

Backyard Roses by Nadra Ridgeway for Riley Blake Designs | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Backyard Roses by Nadra Ridgeway
for Riley Blake Designs

Backyard Roses is Nadra Ridgeway's second fabric collection for Riley Blake Designs and follows the popular Bloom and Bliss collection (and I love that both these collections mix together so well!). Nadra lives in a small village in Germany and her fabric collections and work, including handmade textiles for babies and children, is inspired by walks through the meadows surrounding her village, thrift store treasures, and scenes from her travels.

Backyard Roses by Nadra Ridgeway for Riley Blake Designs | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Backyard Roses by Nadra Ridgeway for Riley Blake Designs | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

The collection consists of seven unique designs each in three colorways; a total of 21 prints. The designs range from medium scale floral designs to smaller scale floral, check, cherry dot, and stripe designs. This collection is wonderful and I couldn't wait to add these to stash! The colors are saturated and includes prints with grass green, fierce red, pretty pink, and dazzling blue backgrounds.

Backyard Roses by Nadra Ridgeway for Riley Blake Designs | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Backyard Roses by Nadra Ridgeway for Riley Blake Designs | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

BACKYARD ROSES BY NADRA RIDGEWAY is available from:
The Fat Quarter Shop
Pink Castle Fabrics (see coupon code details below)
Westwood Acres

Coming Soon:
Southern Fabric
Backyard Roses by Nadra Ridgeway for Riley Blake Designs | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

SPONSOR NEWS

Pink Castle Fabrics  20% off all Riley Blake Designs fabrics (includes Backyard Roses!) with code RILEYBLAKE20. Ends today Sunday 1 May 2016 at midnight.

Oakshott Fabrics  20% off a range of sunkissed yellow Oakshott Cottons with code SUNSHINE20. Minimum 1 meter purchase. Ends 9 am Thursday 5 May 2016 UK time. AND click HERE to enter the monthly prize draw for a chance to win a bundle of Spice fat eighths.

Fort Worth Fabrics Studio  30% off Canyon by Moda with code CANYON30. Ends Thursday 5 May 2016. And Forest Frolic by Red Rooster priced at just $5.93/yard. No code required.

Stash Fabrics  Announcing a brand new fabric club and contest starting in June 2016. All the details on the Stash Fabrics blog here. 

Lady Belle Fabrics  15% off True Colors by Anna Maria Horner. Half Yard bundles and Fat Quarter bundles available.

Fabric Bubb  Shop the SALE category. Includes Natural History by Lizzy House and Skopelos by Katarina Roccella

Bloomerie Fabrics  Shop the Sale category ~ 15% to 30% off. Lots of new items added.

Little Craft Shop  Sale! 20-50% off a huge range of fabrics! Includes Moonshine by Tula Pink and a selection of Kaffe Fassett fabrics.

Westwood Acres   Be sure to check out the Daily Deal

Backyard Roses by Nadra Ridgeway for Riley Blake Designs | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

Enjoy Sunday!
Rita
Backyard Roses by Nadra Ridgeway for Riley Blake Designs | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
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Friday, April 29, 2016

The Sew Sampler Box from The Fat Quarter Shop

The Sew Sampler Box from The Fat Quarter Shop

This week my first Sew Sampler Box from the Fat Quarter Shop arrived! A knock on the door is always a welcome interruption and when it means the delivery of a surprise parcel it is even more so. The Sew Sampler Box is a monthly subscription box filled with notions, fabrics, patterns, thread and accessories, especially collated for quilters and delivered to your door every month. Each month will feature a specific theme sure to surprise and inspire you!

What's in the box?

The Sew Sampler Box from The Fat Quarter Shop

April Sew Sampler Box:
Each month the box will include at least 5 specially chosen items with a retail value more than the monthly cost. Don’t be surprised if you receive exclusive or first-look items. Plus, as a member you will receive special discounts and exclusive deals. The cost of the monthly subscription is $US24.95 plus shipping. 

The Sew Sampler Box from The Fat Quarter Shop

I love fabric and notions so this box was filled with just the right products for me; practical and useful items. My Miniature Schnauzer - Oliver - was unusually curious and couldn't help but take a look for himself! He gave it his paw of approval.



Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

DISCLOSURE: The Fat Quarter Shop is a sponsor of my blog and the Sew Sampler Box was sent to me as a review product at no charge. The content of this blog post and opinions stated are all mine. I am not paid for clicks or by commission from this sponsor or any other sponsor.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Half Square Triangle Variation Quilt

Work in Progress.

I have had a busy week with sewing for a friend for quilt market - which I love to do! - and so my project for this week needed to be something simple with lots of fabric play, and if at all possible a scrap buster quilt. I am still focused on working my way through my overflowing scrap bins! I therefore decided to make another Tiffany Quilt. My original Tiffany Quilt features a mix of low volume, solids, printed fabrics, a gentle color palette and simple block sewing. Once I got started though I almost immediately found myself on a different path, changing the block construction, adding more prints, but keeping the overall feel and subtle color palette of the quilt the same. Or at least similar.


I have many different low volume fabrics in my stash (my definition of a low volume fabric is one that reads as a light color fabric - not necessarily white - that also feature a design often printed on a white/light background) and I love using these fabrics in my quilts. I also like to mix these fabrics with a range of Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in shades of white and off-white including the following colorways: White, Snow, Butter, Natural, Sand, Ivory, Oyster, Bone, and Cream. Solid fabrics add contrast and the variation of shades create interest (in the same way that these solid fabrics added contrast and interest in my Fields and Furrows Log Cabin Quilt).


Many of my low volume fabrics are text fabrics including a recent addition of large scale letters (from the Pastel Thrift Collection by Art Gallery Fabrics) which I have fussy cut and scattered throughout the quilt. Collectively the letters spell the word SEW (see photo below) although if it wasn't for the lack of the letter Q it would have been QUILT! Just for fun.


QUILT STATS
Quilt Top measures 48 inches x 60 inches
180 Blocks (half square triangle units with
 sashing on two sides with some variation)
Cotton fabrics, hand screen printed, linen and linen blend fabrics;
includes Liberty Tana Lawn, rare and sought after fabrics, and vintage fabric.


Ready for basting, quilting, and binding ~
Thank you for stopping by,
Rita


Half Square Triangle Variation Quilt Pattern (pdf file) now available from my Etsy Store and my Pattern Store.

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sunday Stash #330 Garland by Cotton + Steel

Garland ~ A collaborative holiday collection by the Cotton + Steel designers | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Garland ~ a collaborative collection 
by the Cotton + Steel design team.
Garland is a collaborative holiday collection by the Cotton + Steel team. It is the their second holiday collection and follows the success of last year's popular Tinsel fabric range. I am not usually a fan of Christmas and holiday fabric collections but this collection - just like their previous holiday collection - I could not resist and was purchased with good intentions. Use it or lose it. As always. Fortunately Garland and Tinsel pair alongside one another perfectly!

Garland ~ A collaborative holiday collection by the Cotton + Steel designers | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Garland ~ A collaborative holiday collection by the Cotton + Steel designers | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

With prancing reindeer, jolly Santas, snowmen, angels, tree decorations, and twinkling lights, Garland has all the charm of a 1950's holiday; Christmas cheer wrapped up in a fabric collection in festive colors with a just a hint of glitter (metallic gold). I rather like the color palette of this holiday collection with the traditional festive colors clearly represented but extended to include colors not typically associated with Christmas ~ pink, blue, yellow, and purple. I also see lots of opportunity for fussy cutting!

Garland ~ A collaborative holiday collection by the Cotton + Steel designers | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Garland ~ A collaborative holiday collection by the Cotton + Steel designers | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Garland ~ A collaborative holiday collection by the Cotton + Steel designers | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

GARLAND BY COTTON + STEEL is available from:
The Fat Quarter Shop
Hawthorne Threads
Fabric Worm
The Intrepid Thread
Westwood Acres
Stash Fabrics
Fabric Bubb
Bobbie Lou's Fabric Factory
Arriving soon - available for pre-ordering:
Southern Fabric
Bloomerie Fabrics
Fabric Spot

Garland ~ A collaborative holiday collection by the Cotton + Steel designers | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

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Garland ~ A collaborative holiday collection by the Cotton + Steel designers | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
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Enjoy Sunday!
Rita

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