Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Bunny Trail by Jodie Carleton and a Giveaway!

Bunny Trail Drunkard's Path Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Bunny Trail Drunkard's Path Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

Earlier this year I was commissioned by Jodie Carleton from Vintage RicRic to make a quilt with her brand new fabric line ~ Bunny Trail for Ella Blue Fabrics ~ for Jodie's booth at Spring Quilt Market. The timeline was short but Jodie knew exactly what she wanted and I got on with the task ... a Drunkard's Path Quilt with a fun circle layout.

Bunny Trail Drunkard's Path Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

The Bunny Trail collection is inspired by the walking track near Jodie’s home and the fluffy-tailed inhabitants. If you walk there at the right time of the day you will see all those little bunnies hopping about on important bunny business. With happy colors and soft backgrounds this collection includes bunnies, carrots, and radishes and all manner of cuteness. The fabric will make the most charming happy quilts, clothing, bags, pillow cases, and cute little girl dresses.

Bunny Trail Drunkard's Path Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Bunny Trail Drunkard's Path Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Bunny Trail Drunkard's Path Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

QUILT STATS
The finished quilt measures 63 inches x 63 inches.
324 Drunkard's Path Blocks 
(18 rows of 18 blocks).
Each finished Drunkard's Path blocks measures 3.5" x 3.5".
Fabrics used: Bunny Trial by Jodie Carleton.

Bunny Trail Drunkard's Path Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

BUNNY TRAIL BY JODIE CARLETON is now available from:
The Fat Quarter Shop
Bunny Trail by Jodie Carleton for Ella Blue Fabrics | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

GIVEAWAY DETAILS

Jodie is kindly giving away one Fat Quarter Bundle of the complete Bunny Trail collection to one lucky RPQ reader:

Bunny Trail by Jodie Carleton for Ella Blue Fabrics | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Bunny Trail by Jodie Carleton
for Ella Blue Fabrics
Together with a bundle of  7 of Jodie's more recent (hard copy) patterns:

Toy and Patchwork Quilt Patterns by Jodie Carleton ~ Ric Rac
 Patterns by Jodie Carleton
available from Ric Rac Etsy Store
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 11am (Australia EST) on Saturday 30 July 2016, 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.

Bunny Trail Drunkard's Path Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

A big thank you to Jodie and the team at Ella Blue Fabrics for the fun giveaway.

Good luck everyone!
Rita

RELEVANT LINKS:
Jodie's blog ~ Ric Rac
Jodie's Pattern Store (Etsy)

Bunny Trail by Jodie Carleton for Ella Blue Fabrics | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sunday Stash #343 Feedsack by Whistler Studios

Feedsack by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Feedsack by Whistler Studios
for Windham Fabrics

Feedsack is the most recent collection by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics. Reproduction fabrics, more specifically 30's reproduction fabric, continue be a fabric stash favorite and I love incorporating these prints into my quilts together with modern and contemporary fabrics. These are wonderful ~

Feedsack by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics | Red Pepper Quilts 2016Feedsack by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

The collection features a range of traditional floral and ditzy (small scale) prints in colors typically associated with that era ~ six designs, each in up to four different colorways. These small scale designs are great for introducing reproduction fabrics into modern projects as you can readily assign a color to each - red, yellow, green and blue (above). You can then color co-ordinate your fabric selection, mixing and balancing the color palette of your project as you go irrespective of whether the fabric you have chosen for your project is a modern designer fabric or a reproduction fabric.

Feedsack by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

FEEDSACK BY WHISTLER STUDIOS is available from:
The Fat Quarter Shop

Feedsack by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
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SPONSOR NEWS

Pink Castle Fabrics  20% off all Batik Fabrics with code BATIK20. Ends Monday 25 July 2016.

Alice Caroline  Remant Sale: Liberty of London Tana Lawn. While stocks last.

Fort Worth Fabric Studio  40% off The Shabby Strawberry by Emily Hayes for Penny Rose Fabrics.  AND 40% off Mama Said Sew Volume II by Sweetwater for Moda. Prices are as marked. Ends Thursday 28 July 2016.

Fabric Bubb  More destash fabric packs added to the Sale Category!

Fabric Spot  Free Hera Marker every $50+ purchase. Use code FREEHERA. Ends Monday 24 July 2016 or while supplies last.

The Fat Quarter Shop  20% off Basic of the Month: Cotton + Steel Lawns. Prices are as marked. Ends 31 July 2016.

The Intrepid Thread  Annual Clearance Sale. Each Monday in July we will be putting 300 to 400 items on sale from $3 to $8/yard. The Sale Section will appear at the top of the shop page when it is available. Sale runs for 24 hrs only.  Please do not use any other coupons or discounts with this sale.

Lady Belle Fabric  20% off Strawberry Biscuit bundles by Elea Lutz. Prices are as marked. Ends today Sunday 24 July 2016.

Fabric Spot  30% off Color Bundle of the Month: Kona Citrus FQ Bundle. Ends 31 July 2016.

Sew Modern  20% off Bundle of the Week:  Whisper by Dear Stella.

The Quilted Castle  Blowout Sale! 1000+ items starting as low as $1.99/yard.

Feedsack by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

Enjoy Sunday!
Rita

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

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 run 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!


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 Carlyn Friedlander, Melody Miller,Tula Pink and Denyse Schmidt and newer brands like Cotton + Steel and American Made Brand. They also have a hand-picked selection of patterns by the best modern designers, and kits that you won’t find anywhere else.

Uppercase by Janine Vangool
Gotham Quilts also offers classes including Intro to Patchwork and Quilting, Free Motion Quilting, hand piecing and applique, as well social  and charity sewing events. See the class schedule here.

Suzy's Mini ~ Robert Kaufman Fabrics
Things to note ....

ON SALE right now ~ 15% to 40% off a great selection of designer fabrics.

SIGN UP for mailing list and receive 10% off your first order.

Free USPS Priority Shipping for US orders over $80.


GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

Ivete and Andrea are giving away a $25 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. Only one entry per person/email address.

The draw will take place at 12 noon (Australia EST) on Saturday 23 July 2016, 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 lucky winner is:
Congratulations Kathryn! Kathryn has been contacted by email.


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

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A Color Splash Quilt - The Finished Quilt

A Color Splash Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

I am so in love with these bright colors! This quilt has turned out great and it has made my day to be able to share a whole lot of photos with you here. I so wish you could see (and touch) the actual quilt for when you reduce the a quilt to a 10 inch square - or smaller still when viewing on a device - I do think that the impact is not the same, and I repeatedly hear from my customers that the actual quilt is even better than the photos! That's always nice to hear.

A Color Splash Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
A Color Splash Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
A Color Splash Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

I think you may already know how much I love the fabrics that I have used to make this quilt. Many are from my stash of Japanese import fabrics by popular Japanese designers like Suzuko Koseki and Atsuko Matsuyuama, but also included are prints by Cotton + Steel and stash basics like dots, stripes, gingham, and small scale prints in a range of bold colors.

A Color Splash Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
A Color Splash Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
A Color Splash Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

To finish this quilt I have given it my usual backing and binding fabric treatment ~ newsprint fabric from the Story Collection by Carrie Bloomston for the backing fabric with black/white stripe fabric by Timeless Treasures for binding:

A Color Splash Quilt - backing and binding fabric | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
A Color Splash Quilt - backing and binding fabric | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
A Color Splash Quilt - binding fabric | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

QUILT STATS
A Color Splash Quilt
The finished quilt measures 48 inches x 60 inches.
15 rows of 12 units ~  a total of 180 units.
Each finished unit measures 4" x 4".
This quilt includes in excess of 150 different printed designer fabrics,
and many Japanese prints that have been 
fussy cut to feature a novelty item.
A Color Splash Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

This quilt is for sale and it is listed in my Etsy Store.


A Color Splash Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
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Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

A Color Splash Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
A Color Splash Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

RELEVANT LINKS:
Red Pepper Quilts Etsy Store
A Color Splash Quilt - Work in Progress
Drunkard's Path Quilt 2014 - with Japanese fabrics

Japanese fabrics are available from:
Miss Matatabi
Sew Me A Song (Etsy)
Pink Castle Fabrics
Little Crafty Shop (AU)
Westwood Acres

A Color Splash Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sunday Stash #342 Pixie Noel by Tasha Noel

Pixie Noel by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake Designs | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Pixie Noel by Tasha Noel
for Riley Blake Designs

Pixie Noel is Tasha Noel's most recent fabric collection for Riley Blake Designs. Tasha's fabric collections are instantly recognizable for her unique hand drawn illustrations, adorable vintage designs and timeless color palettes. Pixie Noel is a holiday collections and the colors are distinctly holiday - red, white, green, and navy - with an injections of sugary pink and soft aqua for a modern twist.

Pixie Noel by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake Designs | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Pixie Noel by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake Designs | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Pixie Noel by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake Designs | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

This is such a sweet holiday collection! It features 7 unique designs each in three color ways and includes adorable bunnies, pixies enjoying holiday fun, Christmas stockings and trees, decorations, candy cane stripes, and snow flake dots.

Pixie Noel by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake Designs | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

PIXIE NOEL BY TASHA NOEL is in stores now and available from:
The Fat Quarter Shop
Hawthorne Threads
Pink Castle Fabrics
Westwood Acres
Lady Belle Fabric
The Loopy Ewe

Pixie Noel by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake Designs | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

SPONSOR NEWS


DuckaDilly  Liberty of London's Classic Revival Collection is now in stock! Featuring some of Liberty's most iconic prints, these limited-edition fabrics feature large florals, stylized peacock feathers, and soft, micro-florals. 

Alice Caroline  QUILT SOS ~ Make a Liberty quilt for orphaned children with support from Alice Caroline. Our goal is to provide quilts to orphaned children living within an SOS Children’s Village in Romania. A selection of these quilts will be displayed in the Liberty of London store before delivery to the village. All the details here.


Enjoy Sunday!
Rita

Pixie Noel by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake Designs | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

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