Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Sewing School Hexagon Quilt

Sewing School Hexagon Quilt | Fabric collection by Jodie Carleton | Red Pepper Quilts 2017

As promised in my last blog post today I am pleased to show you what I turned the FQ bundle of Sewing School fabric that Jodie sent me late last year. Jodie Carleton (from Vintage RicRac) commissioned me to make a quilt with her brand new fabric line ~ Sewing School for Ella Blue Fabrics ~ for her booth at Quilt Market in Houston last November. 

Sewing School Hexagon Quilt | Fabric collection by Jodie Carleton | Red Pepper Quilts 2017

The timeline was short ... however I had already made up my mind about what I wanted to do with this fabric collection: hexagons. English paper pieced hexagons. And there really isn't anything quick about English paper piecing!

Sewing School Hexagon Quilt | Fabric collection by Jodie Carleton | Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Sewing School Hexagon Quilt | Fabric collection by Jodie Carleton | Red Pepper Quilts 2017

I clearly recall cutting the hexagons and glue basting all of the fabric hexagons onto the papers late on a Friday evening, ready to begin hand sewing the next day. I also recall feeling a little unwell at having cut up ALL of the fabrics ... and realising that the task at hand was bigger than I had anticipated. I started whip stitching early Saturday morning, and whilst feverishly stitching away in my mind I began planning the possible alternatives ... maybe I'll turn this into a mini quilt, a pillow, table runner, bag. Stitch, stitch, stitch. Just keep stitching.

Sewing School Hexagon Quilt | Fabric collection by Jodie Carleton | Red Pepper Quilts 2017

By late Sunday the quilt top was complete. If anything, I am determined to finish what I start! And by Tuesday afternoon this quilt was basted, quilted, and bound, and was making its way back to Jodie, ready to make the long journey to Houston.

Sewing School Hexagon Quilt | Fabric collection by Jodie Carleton | Red Pepper Quilts 2017

QUILT DETAILS
Sewing School Hexagon Quilt
featuring the fabric collection Sewing School by Jodie Carleton.
Quilt measures approximately 45 inches x 51 inches. 
Machine quilted and machine stitched binding.

Tools & Notions Used:
Acrylic template with a 3/8" seam allowance for cutting fabrics.
Water Soluble Basting Glue.
60wt Bottom Line thread by Superior Threads for English Paper Piecing.


Sewing School Hexagon Quilt | Fabric collection by Jodie Carleton | Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Sewing School Hexagon Quilt | Fabric collection by Jodie Carleton | Red Pepper Quilts 2017

Despite the short time line and my own - sometimes unreasonable - expectations (Jodie of course thought I was completely mad to be hand sewing anything) of what can be accomplished in a short period of time, I loved working on this project! And next time I will be ready to machine stitch my hexagons.

Sewing School Hexagon Quilt | Fabric collection by Jodie Carleton | Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Sewing School Hexagon Quilt | Fabric collection by Jodie Carleton | Red Pepper Quilts 2017

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

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16 comments:

  1. I have total respect for the time, effort and determination anyone has for making anything in EPP. I currently make an EPP project myself, and it takes me ages to get them altogether. The quilt you made is absolutely amazing! ♡ well done! ♡

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  2. Wow, what a story! I can't imagine how you sewed this top together in two days! I imagine that you didn't get too much sleep ;)! Bravo is all I can say and of course how lovely it turned out!

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  3. It turned out to be great. I'm surprised there aren't any scorch marks on the fabric from how fast that needle must have been moving! I laughed with you, this is so the kind of thing I would decide to do, although I'm not at all sure mine would have ended nearly as well.

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  4. You did WHAT? So pretty. At least you realize it is "somewhat unreasonable" to work with such deadlines. 😉💕

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  5. that is insane, I have no idea how you managed that! It is DARLING.

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  6. Beautiful quilt!!! Is there a medal out there for taken on and finishing this? You deserve one if there is.

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  7. You are an amazing quilter! I admire you very much! The quilt is adorable. I like it especially after it's quilted. Another Fantastic job, Rita!!

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  8. Your stitches are invisible, the quilt is absolutely gorgeous!

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  9. Amazing! My elbow, shoulder and fingers would be a mess if I stitched that much in tow days.

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  10. Crazy or genius?! Glutton for punisment? Beautiful work!!

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  11. This is beautiful. I can't even begin to image how you completed this in that time frame. You must be super fast! I am feeling really slow and lazy!

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  12. What an accomplishment!!! So much intricate work in so little time and the result, as always, is perfect. You are my sewing heroine!

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  13. Rita, you are a machine! Okay, well, you work like one... this quilt is so adorable.
    I love this fabric. This quilt has your creativity and Red Pepper unique flair

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  14. Holy MOLY!!! You hand pieced (EPP style!) an entire quilt top in one weekend?! I am speechless. And my hands hurt to even think of all that stitching. It's beautiful, Rita! Just beautiful.
    ~Tracy

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  15. Wow! You are literally a machine yourself! Amazing and it's so gorgeous.

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  16. Glad I stopped by to admire your work and learn about the Giveaway!

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