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:
Fabric Worm
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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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sunday Stash #396 Arroyo by Erin Dollar

Arroyo - Multi by Erin Dollar for Robert Kaufman Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Arroyo - Multi by Erin Dollar 
for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Arroyo is Erin Dollar's first collection of designer fabric yardage, created in collaboration with Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Erin Dollar is an artist and pattern designer in Los Angeles. She is the founder of Cotton & Flax, a collection of textile home goods and gifts. The fabric collection was inspired by the colors and patterns of Erin's life in LA.   

Arroyo - Multi by Erin Dollar for Robert Kaufman Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Arroyo - Multi by Erin Dollar for Robert Kaufman Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

Featuring 44 color and pattern combinations in two colors stories - Neutral and Multi - all overprinted with Erin's original pattern designs on Robert Kaufman’s signature 55% linen, 45% cotton blend fabric that's well suited to a variety of projects, including apparel, bags, and of course, quilts. 

Arroyo - Neutral by Erin Dollar for Robert Kaufman Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Arroyo - Neutral by Erin Dollar
for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Each pattern is pared down to it's minimalist essence, and printed in black or white ink, echoing Erin's designs for her Cotton & Flax label and a modern aesthetic.

ARROYO BY ERIN DOLLAR is in stores now and available from:
The Fat Quarter Shop
Fabric Worm
Fabric Bubb
Stash Fabrics
Kiwi Fabric (Etsy)
Jones & Vandermeer
Pink Castle Fabrics (coming soon)
Arroyo - Neutral by Erin Dollar for Robert Kaufman Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Arroyo - Neutral by Erin Dollar for Robert Kaufman Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
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Arroyo - Multi by Erin Dollar for Robert Kaufman Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Enjoy Sunday!
Rita

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Gotham Quilts and a Giveaway!

A sponsored giveaway.
Gotham Quilts Studio
40 W 37th St, Suite 603
New York, NY 10018
and online at www.gothamquilts.com

Gotham Quilts is owned and managed by Andrea Deal and Ivete Tecedor. Andrea and Ivete met several years ago in one of Andrea’s quilting classes, when Ivete fell so hard for quilting she finished three quilts during a 6-week class! They have been great friends ever since, and always talked about opening a store in NYC for modern quilters, and now they have! If passing through New York City be sure to add this store to your itinerary.


Andrea and Ivete have set everything up to make it easier for you to create amazing quilts. The store is stocked with fabric from the biggest names in modern quilting including Anna Maria Horner, Jennifer Sampou, Tula Pink, and Alison Glass.

Chroma by Alison Glass

Andrea and Ivete have a passion for teaching and always have a busy schedule of classes available ranging from basic sewing, to patchwork and quilting. They have also curated a fantastic selection of patterns by well known designers as well as created their own patterns to share with the quilting community.


You'll also find an excellent range of traditional and modern quilt kits at Gotham Quilts, including the above pictured Awesome Ocean Quilt Kit and several modern quilt kits by Initial K Studio.  Quilt kits include the pattern and all the fabric needed to make the top and binding of the quilt. They are a great way to spark creativity and perfect for beginner as well as experienced quilters!

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GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

Ivete and Andrea are giving away a $35 Gift Voucher to one RPQ reader.


To be in the draw please leave a comment on this blog post. You can 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 readers are always welcome to enter. One entry per person/email address.

The draw will take place at 10pm  (Australia EST) on Saturday 5 August 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.

ENTRY HAS NOW CLOSED
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The winner of the $35 Gift Certificate is:
Congratulations Brenda! Brenda has been contacted by email.


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

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