Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunday Stash #394 Floral Retrospective by Anna Maria Horner

Floral Retrospective by Anna Maria Horner | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Floral Retrospective by Anna Maria Horner

Floral Retrospective by Anna Maria Horner has arrived in stores. It is 16 piece collection featuring Anna Maria Horner's favorite floral prints in their best selling original form, and some with all new colors to inspire a fresh look for timeless art!

Social Climber - Floral Retrospective by Anna Maria Horner | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Social Climber ~ Floral Retrospective
Floral Retrospective by Anna Maria Horner | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Echinacea ~ Floral Retrospective

Carefully handpicked from several of Anna Maria's previous collections these prints sit beautifully alongside one another as well  as other styles of fabric, including vintage, modern, and everything in between. The Social Climber design (see above) is one of my favorite prints and I still have a small piece in my scrap bin. Every time I rummage through my scrap bin it sparks a fond memory and have wished for just a little more ...

Floral Retrospective by Anna Maria Horner | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Raindrop Poppies ~ Floral Retrospective
Floral Retrospective by Anna Maria Horner | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Overachiever - Floral Retrospective

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Enjoy Sunday!
Rita

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A Flying Geese Rockpool Quilt

A Finished Quilt.
A Flying Geese Rockpool Quilt ~ Rockpool fabric by Jodie Carleton | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

As promised in my Sunday Stash blog post from earlier this month featuring the Rockpool fabric collection, today I am pleased to show you what I turned the FQ bundle that Jodie sent me. Jodie Carleton (from Vintage RicRac) commissioned me to make a quilt with her brand new fabric line ~ Rockpool for Ella Blue Fabrics ~ for her booth at Spring Quilt Market in May this year.

A Flying Geese Rockpool Quilt ~ Rockpool fabric by Jodie Carleton | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
A Flying Geese Rockpool Quilt ~ Rockpool fabric by Jodie Carleton | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

The Rockpool collection features five unique designs each in five different color ways. The colors are pastel soft, the fabrics with a white background are a sparkling white, and the prints feature coastal life elements including seagulls, whales, starfish and even a few not-so-scary sharks. To highlight the prints I have added several solid fabrics (Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton) and decided that the Flying Geese block was the perfect unit to celebrate the fabric designs.

A Flying Geese Rockpool Quilt ~ Rockpool fabric by Jodie Carleton | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

In addition, I have added numerous spiky triangle blocks to add another element of interest. These blocks were foundation paper pieced (using EQ7 - quilt design software - to draft up the block). These blocks kind of remind me of stringy plant life or seaweed found floating in the ocean and indeed rockpools.

A Flying Geese Rockpool Quilt ~ Rockpool fabric by Jodie Carleton | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

QUILT STATS
Rockpool Quilt
The finished quilt measures 50 inches x 50 inches.
191 Flying Geese units measuring 2.5" x 5" (finished).
9 Spiky Triangle Blocks measuring 5" x 5" (finished).
Fabric:
Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton
Quilting:
Ditch stitching all vertical and horizonal block seam lines
then adding additional vertical lines spaced 1 inch apart
Batting:
Low Loft Cotton Batting:
a low loft batting perfect for use with low volume and bright white fabrics.

A Flying Geese Rockpool Quilt ~ Rockpool fabric by Jodie Carleton | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
A Flying Geese Rockpool Quilt ~ Rockpool fabric by Jodie Carleton | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

For the back of the quilt I have used a single dot print on a white background from one of Jodie's previous collections - Backyard Circus. And for the binding I have used my signature black/white stripe fabric, this time from the the basics range by Ella Blue Fabrics.

A Flying Geese Rockpool Quilt ~ Rockpool fabric by Jodie Carleton | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
A Flying Geese Rockpool Quilt ~ Rockpool fabric by Jodie Carleton | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

ROCKPOOL BY JODIE CARLETON is arriving in stores now and is available from:
GJ's Discount Fabrics (Melbourne)

A Flying Geese Rockpool Quilt ~ Rockpool fabric by Jodie Carleton | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

With thanks to Jodie and Ella Blue Fabrics for the opportunity to work with them. I look forward to seeing what Jodie is up to next!

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

A Flying Geese Rockpool Quilt ~ Rockpool fabric by Jodie Carleton | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday Stash #393 Neptune and the Mermaid by Tokyo Milk

Neptune and the Mermaid by Tokyo Milk for Freespirit Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017.

Neptune and the Mermaid by Tokyo Milk (Margot Elana) has just arrived in stores and although this collection is outside of my fabrc stash comfort zone, I could not resist! The fabrics feature designs from small scale to very large scale (23" inch pattern repeats). The large scale designs are so intricately detailed that that you need to look to look twice to see all that there is to see. 

Song of the Siren ~ Neptune and the Mermaid by Tokyo Milk for Freespirit Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Pink Age of Aquarius ~ Neptune and the Mermaid by Tokyo Milk for Freespirit Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017.

The Neptune and the Mermaid collection takes you on a journey under the sea, where everything is not as it seems; where mermaids float with guardian goldfish, octopodes swim in an ocean of rose bouquets and vintage divers plunge into the depths of the ocean through floral rings.

Neptune's Neverland ~ Neptune and the Mermaid by Tokyo Milk for Freespirit Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017.
What Would Poseidon Say? ~ Neptune and the Mermaid by Tokyo Milk for Freespirit Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017.

The collection consists of 26 fabrics ~ 10 unique designs each released in up to three different colorways. In addition to the detailed large scale prints are a number of small scale basics to mix and match (see last image). These truly are an explosion of color! And my goodness, the opportunity for fussy cutting is endless!

Neptune and the Mermaid by Tokyo Milk for Freespirit Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017.
Floating Millefleur ~ Neptune and the Mermaid by Tokyo Milk for Freespirit Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017.

NEPTUNE AND THE MERMAID is available from:
The Fat Quarter Shop
Gotham Quilts
Bobbie Lou's Fabric Factory
Urban Spools
GJ's Discount Fabrics

Neptune and the Mermaid by Tokyo Milk for Freespirit Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017.
Lost Atlantis - Neptune and the Mermaid
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Neptune and the Mermaid by Tokyo Milk for Freespirit Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017.
Enjoy Sunday!
Rita

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

99 Squircles Quilt - A Finished Quilt and Squircle Block Templates

Neither a Square nor a Circle ~
Squircles Quilt ~ Templates available ~ © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

I do love a good scrap quilt and this quilt is certainly all that and more. Scrap, scrap, scrap. It certainly is a feast for the eyes and I have loved making it. I especially enjoyed the challenge of machine piecing a small block with a relatively tight curve, and troubleshooting the problems encountered in doing so.

Squircles Quilt ~ Templates available ~ © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Squircles Quilt ~ Templates available ~ © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Squircles Quilt ~ Templates available ~ © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

I finished this quilt by first ditch-stitching all vertical and horizontal seam lines, and then adding additional vertical lines spaced just 1 inch apart. The quilting is functional rather than decorative, adding texture which gives the quilt a lovely drape and soft hand, and a minimal modern look without further distraction.

Squircles Quilt ~ Templates available ~ © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Squircles Quilt ~ Templates available ~ © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

There are no surprises for my choice of backing and binding fabric. I have used a Newsprint fabric from the Story Collection by Carrie Bloomston for the backing fabric and my signature black and white stripe binding fabric to finish the quilt.

Squircles Quilt ~ Templates available ~ © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Squircles Quilt ~ Templates available ~ © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

QUILT STATS
99 Squircles Quilt
The finished quilt measures 54 inches x 66 inches.
Each finished 4-patch Squircle Block measures 6 inches x 6 inches.
396 Drunkard's Path Variation Blocks.
Each finished Drunkard's Path Block measures 3 inches x 3 inches.
792 patchwork pieces.
250+ different quilting fabrics.
BATTING:
Low Loft Cotton Batting:
Warm & White batting from The Warm Company;
a low loft batting perfect for use with low volume and bright white fabrics.

Squircles Quilt ~ Templates available ~ © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

Accurate templates are the key to making this block come together and in case you are tempted to try out this design I have made the templates for the Squircle Block available as a download (pdf file).

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Included in the download are templates for the Squircle Block as well as basic instructions for piecing the Squircle Block, and helpful suggestions for successful completion, including how to clip and press seams.

Squircles Quilt ~ Neither a Square nor a Circle ~ Templates available ~ © 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 - 

Squircles Quilt ~ Neither a Square nor a Circle ~ Templates available ~ © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Squircles Quilt ~ Neither a Square nor a Circle ~ Templates available ~ © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask by leaving a comment, and I will explain/clarify as required.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita
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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Sunday Stash #392 Rockpool by Jodie Carleton and a Giveaway!

Rockpool by Jodie Carleton for Ella Blue Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Rockpool by Jodie Carleton 
for Ella Blue Fabrics

Rockpool is Jodie Carleton's most recent fabric collection for Ella Blue Fabrics Jodie wears many hats including school librarian, toy maker, toy pattern designer (more than 60 toy patterns as well as fun enamel sewing pins are available from Jodie's Etsy store), blogger, social media enthusiast, and fabric designer for Ella Blue Fabrics. I don't know how she does it all!

Rockpool by Jodie Carleton for Ella Blue Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

The Rockpool collection features five unique designs each in five different color ways. The colors are pastel soft, the fabrics with a white background are a sparkling white, and the prints feature coastal life elements including seagulls, whales, starfish and even a few not-so-scary sharks.

Rockpool by Jodie Carleton for Ella Blue Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Rockpool by Jodie Carleton for Ella Blue Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

ROCKPOOL BY JODIE CARLETON is available from:
GJ's Discount Fabrics (Melbourne)

Rockpool by Jodie Carleton for Ella Blue Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Rockpool by Jodie Carleton for Ella Blue Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

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The Fat Quarter Shop  20% off Basic of the Month: Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton. 20% off Notion of the Month: Jaybird Quilts Rulers, and 20% off Pattern of the Month: Cookie Cutter Quilt Pattern by Jaybird Quilts. Prices are as marked. Ends 31 July 2017.

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Duckadilly  Liberty of London - The Little Land of Rhyme now in stock!

Oakshott Fabrics The sunshine yellows to sunburned reds in Oakshott Fabrics' delicious Mango bundles evoke the tropical flavours of the fruit. You can almost savour the succulent flesh and smell the delicate aromas of honey and citrus!

GIVEAWAY!

Jodie and Ella Blue Fabrics are kindly giving away one Fat Quarter Bundle of the Rockpool collection to one lucky RPQ reader.

Rockpool by Jodie Carleton for Ella Blue Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

To be in the draw leave please a comment on this blog post. 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 10 pm (Australia EST) on Tuesday 11 July 2017, 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
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The winner of the Fat Quarter Bundle is:
Congratulations Sue! Sue has been contacted by email.

Congratulations Jodie on the release another fun fabric collection, and thank you for allowing me to photograph and work with your fabric collection.  More photos next week of what I have turned this bundle of fabric into.

Enjoy Sunday!
Rita

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