Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Little Crafty Shop - Giveaway!

Little Crafty Shop is family owned Australian online craft supplies and handmade store based in Melbourne and also a long term Red Pepper Quilts sponsor. Little Crafty Shop specializes in quality quilting fabric, yarns, doll making supplies and handmade goods. Lilian owns and manages all aspects of the business and strives to make your online visit and purchase a fun and rewarding experience.
MillaMia Yarn ~ 100% Extra Fine Merino Wool
Tilda ~ Sweetheart
Lilian has an eye for beautiful fabrics and yarns. You'll find an great range of timeless Tilda fabrics, quilting collections by popular designers (including Tula Pink, Suzuko Koseki and Tanya Whelan) and a fine selection of specialty Japanese fabrics by YuwaLecien and Free Spirit.

Lecien - Flower Sugar
Yuwa - Flowers and Bows (reduced to clear)
It is alspwell worth checking out the Sale Section with up to 50% off designer collections including Hadley by Denyse Schmidt and Moonshine by Tula Pink. Half price! It's the perfect time to stock up on backing fabric and more. Plus free shipping for orders over $75.00 (Australia and New Zealand).


GIVEAWAY DETAILS

Lilian is giving away a $50 Gift Certificate to one lucky RPQ reader.


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 winner will be announced on Saturday 10 December 2016 at 10 am (Australia EDT) by edit to this blog post.

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

 Spend $AUD100+ and save $10 with
 code RedPepper at checkout 
Ends 22 December 2016. 

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

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt 2

Work in Progress
Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt 2 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

Back to basics. Simple patchwork, easy sewing, and busting both scraps and stash. I love working with fabrics from my stash and this week I have spent a considerable amount of time digging deep into my fabric stash in search of the "favorites". I have many fabric favorites and I have no problem jumbling all of these different prints and colors together. It's bright and colorful, but most of all pulling together a quilt like this makes me ridiculously happy. 

Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt 2 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt 2 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt 2 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

As with all of my Checkerboard Quilts I have contrasted a light, or low volume, fabric alongside a darker, more saturated in color, fabric. This quilt was strip pieced using the Checkerboard Quilt and Strip Piecing Tutorial, piecing a total of thirty-six 16-patch blocks. Most fabrics are repeated no more than 3 times and I did time 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.

Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt 2 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt 2 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt 2 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

QUILT STATS
Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt #2
A selection of almost 180+ different quilting cottons make up this quilt.
I made 36 16-patch blocks :: a total of 576 patches of fabric.
* Cut strips 2 3/4" inches x 11 inches and
cut sewn strips sets at 3 1/2" intervals *
(makes more sense if read in conjunction with the tutorial)
Each 16-patch block measures 9.5 inches x 12.5 inches.
Each finished rectangle measures 2.25 inches x 3 inches.
Quilt top measures 54.5 inches x 72.5 inches.

Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt 2 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt 2 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt 2 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

I love how this came together; a modern I Spy Quilt of sorts with various fabrics featuring items that may draw attention (like birds, cats, chickens, deer and ducks, as well as fruits, faces, and the many flowers. Strawberries in various colors and sizes feature often!

Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt 2 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

Ready for basting and quilting.

More soon,
Rita
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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Sunday Stash #362 First Blush by Ruby Red Designs for Windham Fabrics

First Blush by Ruby Red Designs for Windham Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
First Blush by Ruby Red Designs
for Windham

First Blush by Ruby Red Designs is a modern interpretation of classic floral prints and a celebration of the first bloom of the season. I immediately fell in love with this collection! This range of saturated color complements my fabric stash and snippets of several prints have already made their way into a project I am working on.
First Blush by Ruby Red Designs for Windham Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
First Blush by Ruby Red Designs for Riley Blake Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

Fresh pinks, aquas and reds bring new life to vintage-inspired prints and are supported by a cast of excellent smaller scale basic designs ~ ginghams, dots, and tiny floral stripe fabrics. Note also the inclusion of several low volume (predominantly white/light background) prints.

First Blush by Ruby Red Designs for Windham Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
First Blush by Ruby Red Designs for Windham Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

FIRST BLUSH BY RUBY RED DESIGNS is in stores now and available from:
The Fat Quarter Shop
Southern Fabric

First Blush by Ruby Red Designs for Windham Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

SPONSOR NEWS

Fabric Worm  Pattern Sale! 25% off all patterns. Prices are as marked. Ends today Sunday 4 December 2016. AND Spend $50+ and save $5 with code redpepper. Every day.

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Pink Castle Fabrics  Cotton + Steel 2017 collections now available for pre-ordering including fat eighth, fat quarter, or half yard bundles.

The Intrepid Thread  Shop the Sale! 900+ items in our clearance section again! Yardage starting at just $3/yard.

Fashionable Fabrics  Shop the Sale! A great range of books, patterns, and fabrics marked down to clear.

First Blush by Ruby Red Designs for Windham Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

Enjoy Sunday!
Rita

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Flowering Snowball Quilt 2

A Finished Quilt (and lots of photos!)
Flowering Snowball Quilt - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

Today - this last day of November - I am sharing with you the finished Flowering Snowball 2 quilt. November has been exceptionally good to me. I have spent the last few weeks travelling with my husband; a trip to the United States that involved the running of a marathon (my husband!), endlessly wandering the streets of New York City and of course yarn and fabric shopping at fabulous stores like Purl Soho, The Brooklyn General Store and Knitty City. It was a wonderful trip but as always there is no place quite like home and although it has taken a week or so for the jet lag to wear off, I have basted, quilted, and attached the binding to this quilt in between fighting off sleep and the temptation to nap at random times of the day.

Flowering Snowball Quilt - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Flowering Snowball Quilt - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Flowering Snowball Quilt - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

I have loved making this quilt! From choosing fabrics - especially working with low volume fabrics - to piecing the small Flowering Snowball blocks, even though I initially feared that I would not be able to neatly and consistently sew these tightly curved blocks. And truly, once you have made a handful of these blocks you soon find your sewing rhythm and with confidence sew all 80 of the required blocks! 

Flowering Snowball Quilt - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Flowering Snowball Quilt - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Flowering Snowball Quilt - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

The quilt was finished with my usual backing fabric and binding treatment: backing fabric is Newsprint from the Story collection by Carrie Bloomston and binding fabric is a narrow black/white stripe by Timeless Treasures (available at Fabric Bubb at the moment). Quilted with straight - edge to edge - horizontal and vertical lines spaced 1 inch apart using Aurifil 40wt thread.

Flowering Snowball Quilt - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Flowering Snowball Quilt - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

QUILT STATS
The finished quilt measures 48 inches x 60 inches.
A total of 80 Flowering Snowball Blocks.
(10 rows of 8 blocks).
Each finished block measures 6 inches x 6 inches.
720 patchwork pieces.
That tiny black center square measures 1/2" x 1/2".
Cotton batting ~
a low loft batting perfect for use with low volume and bright white fabrics.
See Work in Progress blog post here: 

Flowering Snowball Quilt - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Flowering Snowball 2 Quilt
Click on any image for a larger view.
This quilt was sold prior to publishing this blog post.

If you are interested in purchasing one of my quilts
 - even one that I am still working on -
please don't hesitate to contact me by email.

Flowering Snowball Quilt - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

Thank you for stopping by!
Rita

Flowering Snowball Quilt - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Flowering Snowball Quilt - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

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Flowering Snowball Quilt - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sunday Stash #361 Hop Skip Jump by American Jane Patterns

Hop Skip Jump by Sandy Klop for Moda Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Hop Skip Jump by Sandy Klop
 of American Jane Patterns
for Moda Fabrics

I love this new collection by American Jane (Sandy Klop)! Hop Skip Jump is a collection of reproduction prints in classic primary colors with all the charm of a bygone era ... and a hop, skip, and a jump. I had trouble choosing a favorite print for there are quite a few designs that I am partial to.

Hop Skip Jump by Sandy Klop for Moda Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Hop Skip Jump by Sandy Klop for Moda Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

The collections consists of 39 prints plus a panel - 8 unique designs in up to 8 colorways. There are multiple floral prints, as well as checks, checks with and without dots, as well as daisies, daisies that look like dots, and even pindots. All are excellent small scale designs that are perfect stash builders and so easy to use in your sewing projects.

Hop Skip Jump by Sandy Klop for Moda Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Hop Skip Jump by Sandy Klop for Moda Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Hop Skip Jump by Sandy Klop for Moda Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

Who doesn't love a rainbow of color? Especially when it is a rainbow of fabric with tiny daisies!

Hop Skip Jump by Sandy Klop for Moda Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
,
HOP SKIP JUMP BY AMERICAN JANE PATTERNS is in stores now and available from:
The Fat Quarter Shop
Green Fairy Quilts

Hop Skip Jump by Sandy Klop for Moda Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Hop Skip Jump by Sandy Klop for Moda Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

SPONSOR NEWS

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Enjoy Sunday!
Rita

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