Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday Stash #372 Black and White 2017 by Cotton + Steel

Black and White 2017 Cotton + Steel | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

From the popular design team and following the success of the previous two Black and White fabric ranges comes the Black and White 2017 collection; again a collaborative Cotton + Steel collection.

Black and White 2017 Cotton + Steel | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Black and White 2017 Cotton + Steel | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

Sixteen prints in black, white and shades of grey and a touch of gold metallic and neon pink. Several of the designs are black and white reprints from earlier and current Cotton + Steel collections others are a play on, or an extension of, previous designs and themes; retro roller skates, bears, snow leopards, seabirds, lanterns.

Black and White 2017 Cotton + Steel | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

Needless to say there are a number of prints here that I love and snippets of several have already found their way into my quilts. The designs that are printed on unbleached cotton fabric base are a favorite, especially the print with a pop of neon pink.

Black and White 2017 Cotton + Steel | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

Black and White 2017 by Cotton + Steel  is due in stores next month:
Now available from:
GJ's Discount Fabrics (Melbourne - in store)
Arriving soon:
The Fat Quarter Shop
Miss Matatabi
Fabric Bubb
Stash Fabrics

Black and White 2017 Cotton + Steel | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

SPONSOR NEWS

Pink Castle Fabrics  20% off all in stock Cotton + Steel with code CS20. Ends Monday 20 February 2017.

Green Fairy Quilts  40% off all Notions  AND 40% off Quilt Kits AND 40% off Fat Eighth bundles. Prices are as marked.

Gotham Quilts  15% off new Cotton + Steel collections including Yours Truly by Kim Kight and Jubilee by Melody Miller. Prices are as marked.

Miss Matatabi  Just in: S. S. Bluebird by Cotton + Steel and Wonderland by Rifle Paper Co for Cotton + Steel.

The Fat Quarter Shop  20% off Basic of the Month: Bella Solids by Moda Fabrics. Prices are as marked. Ends 28 February 2017.

Oakshott Fabrics  20% off selected background fabrics with code SHOWCASE ~ Tone Down or Go for Bold! Ends Monday 20 February 2017.

I Love Fabric  Just in: Winter Walk by Denyse Schmidt AND Shop the SALE!

Fort Worth Fabrics Studio   Meow or Never by Moda now just $7.95/yard. AND 40% off Farm Fun by Moda with code FARM40. Ends Thursday 23 February 2017.

The Intrepid Thread  Shop the Clearance Sale! 20-70% off a great range of fabrics.

Lady Belle Fabric  40% off selected bundles. Prices are as marked.

Kiwi Fabric (Etsy)  Shop the sale! 250+ fabrics marked so clear. 

Black and White 2017 Cotton + Steel | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

Enjoy Sunday!
Rita

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Exclusive Alice Caroline Liberty of London Collection ~ A Giveaway!

A sponsored giveaway.

Alice Caroline specializes in selecting fabrics from the main Liberty of London collection, the world's most desirable fabrics with a unique heritage dating back over 100 years, and putting the right designs and colors together to form their own unique brand. Fabrics are packaged together or sold individually by the yard to give customers a wonderful choice of colors for their sewing projects.

Alice Caroline Liberty of London Collection
Exclusive Alice Caroline Liberty of London Collection 
Alice Caroline is delighted to announce the launch of their brand new and exclusive Liberty collection of fabrics. The collection has been designed in collaboration with the Liberty design team. Alice has chosen her favourite prints and created a collection of gorgeous new colorways which are now available exclusively from the Alice Caroline website. There are 16 stunning Liberty prints in the Alice Caroline Exclusive Collection. These include brand new colorways of the popular Betsy, Mitsi, Poppy and Daisy prints as well as some very exciting printed patchworks which have never been seen before!

Alice Caroline Liberty of London Collection - Patchwork print in purple
Alice Caroline - Exclusive Liberty Printed Patchwork
The two printed patchworks are especially exciting as these are brand new for both Liberty and Alice Caroline. In one of the patchwork prints Alice has revived her favourite purples in this stunning collection of much loved and vintage prints (pictured above). The second patchwork print brings together the beautiful Alice Caroline exclusive prints in some stunning tones and colours (pictured below). Both these patchwork prints are perfect as a cheater print for quilt making, and better still for when you need a variety of small fabric pieces - for applique or English paper piecing!

The Alice Caroline Liberty of London collection is shipping now! Alice Caroline is based in the UK and ships internationally. 

When clicking over to take a peek at the exclusive collection you may also like to check out the new Classics collection that has just arrived: New Liberty of London Classics.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

Alice and the team at Alice Caroline are giving away a fat eighth bundle of the exclusive Alice Caroline Liberty Tana Lawn collection (14 fat eighths) to one lucky RPQ reader.

Alice Caroline Liberty of London Collection | Betsy Y in Mint
Liberty Tana Lawn - Betsy Y in Mint
If I had to choose a favorite this would be it!
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 2pm (Australia EDT) on Saturday 18 February 2017, at which time comments to this post will be closed. The winners will be announced by edit to this blog post, and will also be contacted by email.

Thank you for all of your entries!
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ENTRY HAS NOW CLOSED
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The winner of the Liberty Fat Eighth bundle is:
Congratulations Kate! Kate has been contacted by email.



Thank you to Alice and the team at Alice Caroline for this giveaway and thank you for supporting my sponsors.

Good luck everyone!
Rita

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Red and White Double Irish Chain Quilt

Work in Progress.
Red and White Double Irish Chain Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

Red and White Quilts are my most recent fascination! After the completion of my recent Red and White Irish Chain Quilt I could not help but delve further into the world of traditional red and white quilts, and more specifically Irish Chain Quilts. I have added a resource book to my extensive quilt book library that I can highly recommend called: Red and White Quilts: Infinite Variety: Presented by The American Folk Art Museum.


This book is a catalog of red and white quilts (it is not a pattern book). It is a detailed look at the world’s most celebrated collection of red and white quilts. The book features over 650+  beautifully photographed quilts from the past three centuries and includes many traditional quilt designs and examples of of feathered stars, diamonds, log cabins, Irish chain, baskets, lettering, snowflakes, embroidery and applique. Anyway, inspiration for my quilt has come from the examples of Irish Chain Quilts that are featured in this book. Although I have added my own variation ...

Red and White Double Irish Chain Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Red and White Double Irish Chain Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

The quilt design is block based, and when broken down into smaller units it is not difficult to piece. In an effort to sew efficiently I first made in excess of 200 nine patch blocks pieced from strip sets. Each finished nine patch block measures 2 1/4" x 2 1/4", with each tiny square measuring 3/4" x 3/4" (finished).

Red and White Double Irish Chain Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

Piecing 200+ nine patch blocks was time consuming, but once these were done the quilt top came together in an afternoon + evening sewing session.

Red and White Double Irish Chain Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Red and White Double Irish Chain Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Red and White Double Irish Chain Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

QUILT DETAILS:
Red and White Double Irish Chain Quilt
Quilt top measures 62 inches x 62 inches.
Fabrics Used:
Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in Tomato, Snow, and Pepper.
Nine Patch Block measures 2 3/4" x 2 3/4 inch (incl seam allowances).
200 red and white nine patch blocks.
16 black and white nine patch blocks.
Quilt top is made up of four blocks:
Tutorial: Red and White Double Irish Chain Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
BLOCK 1: Make 12 blocks.
BLOCK 2: Make 8 blocks.
BLOCK 3 (Center Block): Make 1 block.
BLOCK 4: Make 4 blocks.
TOTAL: 25 Blocks (5 rows of 5 blocks).
Press all seams away from the nine-patch blocks and all seams will nest.
Adjust nine-patch block to the size your prefer to work with. 

Red and White Double Irish Chain Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

I am so pleased with how this quilt top came together and cannot wait to add texture by way of quilting! 

Red and White Double Irish Chain Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Red and White Double Irish Chain Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Red and White Double Irish Chain Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

Lots of photos ... I thought I might as well show them all! 

Thank you for stopping by and scrolling though.
Rita

Red and White Double Irish Chain Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

RELEVANT LINKS:
Red and White Irish Chain Quilt - January 2017

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sunday Stash #371 Friedlander by Carolyn Friedlander

Friedlander by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Friedlander by Carolyn Friedlander
for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Friedlander is Carolyn Friedlander's fourth fabric collection for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. The collection is a tribute to Carolyn's grandfather; the designs are a reflection of how we make our mark on the world and how we shape it. It follows the popular Architextures, Botanics, Carkai, Doe, and Euclid fabric collections - A, B, C, D, E, F ....  I see what's happening here. Thankfully there are many more letters in the alphabet!
Friedlander by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Friedlander by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

Carolyn's design style is unique and distinctive ~ modern, hand drawn lines inspired by pattern, texture, and elements of art and architecture ~ features of which are represented in all of Carolyn's collections. The Friedlander collection consists of 25 quilting cottons and 12 pieces of cotton lawn (not shown here).

Friedlander by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Friedlander by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

FRIEDLANDER BY CAROLYN FRIEDLANDER is available from:
The Fat Quarter Shop 
The Intrepid Thread
I Love Fabric
Gotham Quilts
Fabric Bubb
Stash Fabrics
Westwood Acres
Kiwi Fabrics (Etsy)
Jones & Vandermeer
Urban Spools
Lady Belle Fabric

Friedlander by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

SPONSOR NEWS

Duckadilly  Liberty Remnant Sale! All remnants are $US19.50/yard.

The Fat Quarter Shop  20% off Basic of the Month: Bella Solids by Moda Fabrics. Prices are as marked. Ends 28 February 2017.

Oakshott Fabrics  20% off selected background fabrics with code SHOWCASE ~ Tone Down or Go for Bold! Ends 20 February 2017

Fort Worth Fabric Studio  Bumble Berries collection for Moda Fabrics now just $5.95/yard.

Alice Caroline  Exclusive Alice Caroline Liberty of London fabrics now available.

Miss Matatabi  2017 Nani Iro collection now available.

I Love Fabric  Tabby Road by Tula Pink now available for pre-ordering.

Enjoy Sunday!
Rita

Friedlander by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Stash Fabrics ~ Gimme Kona Fabric Club and a Giveaway!

Stash Fabrics is a family owned online business operating out of Alpharetta, Georgia, offering all of the latest designer fabric collections in both yardage and bundles, as well as the complete range of Robert Kaufman Kona Cottons ~ that's all 303 Kona Colors plus the Kona Color of the Year! I am excited to tell you that the popular Stash Fabrics Gimme the Kona Club is about to commence again.


This year Stash Fabrics are offering two clubs - Gimme ALL the Kona and Gimme HALF the Kona. You can choose to receive all 304 colors throughout the year or receive 152 colors, in addition you can choose to receive half yard or fat quarter cuts. As always, all cuts are labelled with their colors to assist with re-stashing. Registration closes 12 February 2017 and shipping commences mid March 2017. As a thank you for building your Kona stash with Stash Fabrics all subscribers receive a complimentary Kona color card with their 12th shipment.

Kona Skinny Strips Quilt
It is no secret that I love Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton; it has always been my preferred solid fabric, for not only are there many color options but the colors are saturated, the fabric is a lovely (and consistent) quality, and it is simply wonderful to work with.  And I have worked Kona Cotton often. These are some of my favorite quilts made with Kona Cotton ~

Red and White Irish Chain Quilt
Scrappy Pineapple Quilt
Flowering Snowball Quilt
Fabric clubs are an great way to build up your fabric stash and Kona is a excellent stash basic to have on hand in every color of the rainbow.

For all of the club details please see here:  Stash Fabrics ~ Gimme Kona Club.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

Today Beth from Stash Fabrics is giving one lucky RPQ reader a Kona Printed Color Chart fabric panel and one Gimme Half the Kona fat quarter bundles (12 Fat Quarters) in the color way of their choice.


To be in the draw please leave a comment on this blog post. Please 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 welcome to enter. Only one entry per person/email address.

The draw will take place at 10pm (Australia EDT) on Saturday 11 February 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 NOW CLOSED
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The winner is:
Congratulations Katelijn! Katelijn has been contacted by email.
Good luck everyone!
Rita

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