Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Half Square Triangles Galore ~ A Finished Quilt

And a gallery of photos ...
Half Square Triangles Galore ~ A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

QUILT DETAILS
Half Square Triangles Galore 
The finished measures 57 inches x 69 inches. 
19 vertical rows of 23 Half Square Triangle units.
437 Half Square Triangle units.
Each finished HST unit measures 3 inches x 3 inches.
a low loft batting perfect for use with low volume and bright white fabrics.
(see Work in Progress photos of this quilt here - includes
details of many of the fabrics used).

Half Square Triangles Galore ~ A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Half Square Triangles Galore ~ A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Half Square Triangles Galore ~ A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Half Square Triangles Galore ~ A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

This traditional quilt is all creating impact by repeating blocks, as well as about the colors, and fabric combinations. Most fabrics were pulled from stash, others have only just arrived and were yet to find their way into the stash; some of the fabrics are older prints and some are recent releases. Working from stash is very satisfying and I love pulling out the many fabric "favorites"; working out what does and what doesn't go together, although generally I find that most of my stash plays nicely together. 

Half Square Triangles Galore ~ A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Half Square Triangles Galore ~ A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Half Square Triangles Galore ~ A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
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I have quilted this quilt by first ditch stitching all horizontal and vertical seam lines, and then additional vertical lines were added for texture; simple and functional rather than decorative quilting, and at the same time giving the quilt a lovely texture and a soft drape.

Half Square Triangles Galore ~ A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Half Square Triangles Galore ~ A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

The quilt was finished with my usual backing fabric and binding treatment: the backing fabric is Newsprint from the Story collection by Carrie Bloomston and the binding fabric is a narrow black/white stripe by Timeless Treasures (available from Fabric Bubb).

Half Square Triangles Galore ~ A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Half Square Triangles Galore ~ A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

This quilt is listed for sale in my Etsy Store.

See all the listing details here: 

Half Square Triangles Galore ~ A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

I am so pleased with this finished quilt and I have loved making it. I adore the simplicity of the design and the combination of fabrics. I especially love the inclusion of the beautiful Liberty of London Tana Lawn floral fabrics that blend so perfectly with the very modern fabrics that were also used to make this quilt. I foresee more Half Square Triangle Quilt in my future!

Half Square Triangles Galore ~ A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

As always, thank you for stopping by (and for scrolling through all the photos!).
Rita
Half Square Triangles Galore ~ A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Half Square Triangles Galore ~ A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sunday Stash #402 A Mixed Bundle of Fabrics - September 2017

Sunday Stash ~ Mixed Bundle | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

Another pretty mixed bundle of fabrics today, all of which have recently been added to stash, and snippets of some of these have already found their way into a quilt. All of these fabrics have been chosen for both their color and simplicity of design, and well ... roses!

Reef - Bubbles in Cypress and Shell by Elizabeth Hartman | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Reef - Bubbles in Cypress and Shell - Elizabeth Hartman
for Robert Kaufman Fabrics
Playground - Ring o' Roses in Dusty and Sand by Amy Sinibaldi | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Playground - Ring o' Roses in Dusty and Sand - Amy Sinibaldi
for Art Gallery Fabrics
The first four fabrics are from the Reef collection by Elizabeth Hartman and the Playground collection by Amy Sinibaldi respectively. I am rather fond of the minty green bubbles design as well as the brown Ring o' Roses design! Both are perfect stash basics!

Tiny Rose in Citrus and Coral - Sweet Florals by Another Point of View
Tiny Rose in Citrus and Coral - Sweet Florals - Another Point of View
for Windham Fabrics
I also love these two prints by Another Point of View ~ especially the quirky colors; not quite bright yellow, nor sweet pink. Instead a warm, almost mustard yellow and a blue tinged coral pink. 

Sunday Stash ~ Mixed Bundle | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

REEF BY ELIZABETH HARTMAN available from:
The Fat Quarter Shop
I Love Fabric
Fabric Worm
Stash Fabrics
Pink Castle Fabrics
Gotham Quilts

PLAYGROUND BY AMY SINIBALDI available from:
The Fat Quarter Shop
I Love Fabric
Stash Fabrics

SWEET FLORALS BY ANOTHER POINT OF VIEW available from:
The Fat Quarter Shop
I Love Fabric
Floral Medallions - Julia's Garden by Deborah Edwards
Floral Medallions in Red, Blue, Yellow and Green -
Julia's Garden by Deborah Edwards for Northcott Fabrics
And last, these small scale rose medallions fabrics hit the spot for fussy cutting and English paper piecing. I could not resist!

JULIA'S GARDEN BY DEBORAH EDWARDS available from:
The Quilted Castle

SPONSOR NEWS

The Fat Quarter Shop 20% off Basic of the Month: The Denim Studio by AGF Studios for Art Gallery Fabrics. AND 20% off Notion of the Month: Zippers and Zipper PullsPrices are as marked. Ends 30 September 2017.  AND 20% off all Jelly Rolls! Prices are as marked. Ends midnight Sunday 17 September 2017

Fabric Worm  20-40% off selected Cotton + Steel fabrics. Prices are as marked. Ends Monday 18 September 2017 at 3pm PST.  AND Use code redpepper to save $5 off your purchase of $50 or more or bulk10 to save $10 off your purchase of $100 or more! These codes never end!

Stash Fabrics  20% off Basic of the Month: all Lizzy House basics including Pearl BraceletMini Pearl Bracelet and Asterisk. Priced are as marked.  Ends 30 September 2017. AND Just in: Best of Sarah Jane (by Sarah Jane) for Michael Miller.

Fort Worth Fabric Studio  30% off Guernsey by Brenda Riddle for Moda Fabrics with code GUERNSEY30. Ends Friday 22 September 2017.  AND Just in: Blue Carolina by The Tattooed Quilts for Riley Blake Fabrics.

Pink Castle Fabrics  600+ bolts are now marked down (and some notions too!) You won't need a coupon and there's no end date to the sale!

Green Fairy Quilts  Bella Solids Flash Sale! 30% off Bella Solids Fat Quarter bundles, Bella Solids yardage just $5.92/yard, and Bella Solids Charm Packs just $6.96 each.

Oakshott Fabrics Early Bird Offers! Order the exquisitely presented ColourBoxes before 30 September for delivery in late November and SAVE over 15%. 

I Love Fabric  Just in: Beauty Shop by Melody Miller and Sarah Watts for Cotton + Steel.

Enjoy Sunday!
Rita

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Kiwi Fabric and a Giveaway!

A sponsored giveaway.

Today I am excited to be hosting a giveaway on behalf of Kim from Kiwi Fabric (Etsy). Kiwi Fabric is an Etsy based online fabric store with an great range of the latest designer quilting collections from all the big fabric houses, including Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Art Gallery FabricsCotton + Steel and Dear Stella, and Windham Fabrics.


Here you will find the latest modern fabric collections like Menagerie by Rifle Paper Co.Handpicked by Carolyn Gavin, Arroyo by Erin Dollar, and Best of Sarah Jane by Sarah Jane, as well as great stash basics like Shimmer On Essex Coordinates bundles, and Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton (be sure to check out the Stash Basics category!).


Kiwi Fabric offers
$6 Priority flat rate in US for 
all orders of 2.5 yards or more.


Kim has a great eye for color and pattern and collates beautiful custom bundles. I love this Summer Flowers bundle (or take a peek at this sweet low volume custom bundle)! Kim also happily accepts custom order (contact Kim by Etsy convo) and offers a minimum 1/4 yard cut. 

I hope you'll take a moment to check out what else is on offer at this sponsor's store. You won't be disappointed by the range available, nor Kim's excellent customer service. 

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

Kim is giving away a 1/2 yard bundle of 10 selective prints (total of 5 yards) of the highly anticipated and recently arrived Best of Sarah Jane Collection for Michael Miller. These are super cute!


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! 

ENTRY HAS NOW CLOSED
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The winner of the Best of Sarah Jane fabric bundle is:
Congratulations Laura! Laura has been contacted by email.


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

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Half Square Triangles Galore ~ A Quilt in Progress

Half Square Triangles Galore | Quilt in Progress | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

Half Square Triangles (HSTs) are one of my favorite patchwork units, and I have made a number of quilts with just Half Square Triangles in the past. This quilt however is surprisingly my first HST quilt for 2017. I do not tire of seeing and sewing one-patch quilts despite the fact that these particular units (HST's) can be tedious to piece (and trim).

Half Square Triangles Galore | Quilt in Progress | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Half Square Triangles Galore | Quilt in Progress | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Half Square Triangles Galore | Quilt in Progress | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

For this quilt I have chosen some of my current favorite fabrics and matched them up with a stash basic - dots, checks, stripes, gingham - creating an quilt with impact by way of repeat blocks and colors, and clean lines. My selection of  favorite fabrics seems to constantly change although some things, like the use of gingham, inclusion of pretty floral and low volume fabrics, stay the same. 

Half Square Triangles Galore | Quilt in Progress | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Half Square Triangles Galore | Quilt in Progress | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

QUILT DETAILS
Half Square Triangles Galore 
Quilt top measures 57 inches x 69 inches. 
19 vertical rows of 23 Half Square Triangle units.
437 Half Square Triangle units.
Each finished HST unit measures 3 inches x 3 inches.


 I piece HST units using this common method of making 2 units at a time: 
Layer two fabric squares right sides together. 
Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner,
and with a 1/4" presser foot stitch along both sides of the drawn line. 
 Cut on the drawn line and press seams (usually towards the darker fabric). 
I then take the extra step to trim the unit for accuracy.
(For this quilt I cut 4" fabric squares and 
trimmed HST Units to measure 3.5" x 3.5")

Half Square Triangles Galore | Quilt in Progress - September 2017 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Half Square Triangles Galore
57 inches x 69 inches
© Red Pepper Quilts 2017
This quilt was pieced while also working on quilting my Floral Hexagon Quilt. My goal was to piece and trim several rows of HST units each day so as not to be overwhelmed by the amount of block trimming that needed to be done. This advance preparation meant that this quilt top seemed to come together effortlessly and I am already planning my next HST quilt!

Half Square Triangles Galore | Quilt in Progress - September 2017 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Half Square Triangles Galore | Quilt in Progress - September 2017 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

FABRICS USED INCLUDE:
Gingham Small and Medium in Black by Riley Blake Designs
Glimma - Olavi in Pink - by Lotta Jansdotter
Mono Pez in Black - Moda Fabrics

Half Square Triangles Galore | Quilt in Progress - September 2017 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Half Square Triangles Galore | Quilt in Progress - September 2017 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

Now ready for basting and quilting. More soon!
Rita
Half Square Triangles Galore | Quilt in Progress - September 2017 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Half Square Triangles Galore | Quilt in Progress - September 2017 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sunday Stash #401 Design Star Bundle for Stash Fabrics

Design Star Club Bundle for Stash Fabrics - August 2017 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Design Star Club Bundle for 
Stash Fabrics ~ August 2017

I love collating fabric bundles and when asked by Beth from Stash Fabrics to again be part of the Stash Fabrics Design Star Fabric Club - a monthly fabric club - I didn't hesitate. This is what I love to do! Admittedly choosing fabrics on screen, months in advance of their release (and therefore without actually having seen the fabric or scale of the designs) can be tricky. 

Design Star Club Bundle for Stash Fabrics - August 2017 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Design Star Club Bundle for Stash Fabrics - August 2017 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

I usually start the process of collating a fabric bundle with one feature fabric and then build my bundle around the color and design of that print. In this instance my feature fabric was Anna Maria Horner's Social Climber in Perfume (the large scale rose design on a pink background) ~ I adore this fabric! From there I added all my stash favorites ~ small scale and low volume prints, stash basics including a stripe, dot, text fabric, and a larger scale gingham fabric. 

Design Star Club Bundle for Stash Fabrics - August 2017 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

This bundle was sent out to all Design Star Club Members for the month of August, and several complete bundles are now available from Stash Fabrics. You'll also find the details of the individual prints and yardage of all these fabrics available for purchase here.

Monthly Fabric Clubs are a great way to build stash! See more Stash Fabrics - Fabric Clubs here.

SPONSOR NEWS


Fabric Worm Save 15-50% Off all Japanese Imported fabrics. These prints come in a variety of substrates ranging from Double Gauze, Sateen, Canvas, Linen blends, Bark Cloth, and of course, quilt weight cottons. Ends Friday 15 September 2017.  AND Use code redpepper to save $5 off your purchase of $50 or more or bulk10 to save $10 off your purchase of $100 or more! These codes never end!
Design Star Club Bundle for Stash Fabrics - August 2017 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

Enjoy Sunday!
Rita

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