Sunday, November 28, 2021

The June Dyson Coverlet

A Finished Quilt
June Dyson Coverlet - Handmade Patchwork Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

Continuing this week with another 2021 finished quilt. This quilt is June Dyson Coverlet; a pattern by Emma from Treehouse Textiles in Mornington (not far from Melbourne, in fact the perfect day trip from Melbourne, and a fabric store truly worthy of visiting in person!). Emma has a unique eye for pattern and fabric/color placement and her quilts and patterns are on my quilting bucket list.

June Dyson Coverlet - Handmade Patchwork Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2021
June Dyson Coverlet - Handmade Patchwork Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

I started this quilt at the end of May this year and finished it some time in July. The quilt consists of just two shapes - an octagon and a square - and much like a traditional hand pieced Trip Around the World Quilt it was pieced from the center out. I chose to English paper piece my quilt for that process continues to give me so much joy, and I find it a super accurate way to piece. I love the fabric placement for this quilt, and found myself spending a lot of time audition fabric after fabric fabric. 

June Dyson Coverlet - Handmade Patchwork Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

All fabric used are designer quilting cottons, and include prints by popular fabric designers like Heather Bailey and Heather Ross, and by Cotton + Steel and Ruby Star. The large scale gingham fabrics are woven checks from Cotton + Steel (Checkers). I cannot resist a gingham fabric, and you'll regularly see them make an appearance in my quilts.

June Dyson Coverlet - Handmade Patchwork Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

QUILT DETAILS
Finished Quilt measures 59 inches x 59 inches.
Started: May 2021.
Finished: June 2021.
English paper pieced.
Machine quilted - domestic sewing machine.

June Dyson Coverlet - Handmade Patchwork Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

Materials used:
Cotton printed fabrics all from stash!
Acrylic templates to cut fabric pieces and paper pieces (octagons and squares).
Low loft cotton batting.

June Dyson Coverlet - Handmade Patchwork Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2021
June Dyson Coverlet - Handmade Patchwork Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

For the back of the quilt I have a much loved and often used print: Newsprint from the Story collection by Carrie Bloomston. I have found this fabric so wonderfully versatile, the perfect backing fabric that works so well with all of my quilts. 

June Dyson Coverlet - Handmade Patchwork Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2021
June Dyson Coverlet - Handmade Patchwork Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

And I have finished the quilt with a stiped fabric. In this instance I have used a dark blue and white striped fabric. I have somewhat of a tendency to accent my quilts with a black/white stripe quilt binding but in this instance I thought the blue/white would work equally well.

June Dyson Coverlet - Handmade Patchwork Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

With express permission from Emma Di Stefano I am selling this quilt. 
The June Dyson Coverlet is listed in my Etsy Store.
You'll find the listing here:

More soon! I have several more quilts that I have finished this year that I would like to share with you before the end of the year. That's the plan anyway.

Thank you again for stopping by. 
Rita

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Sunday, November 21, 2021

Talula Quilt ~ A Finished Quilt

Talula Quilt ~ English Paper Pieced © Red Pepper Quilts November2021

It's time for a blog update! I have been busy sewing, but have - hopefully temporarily - lost my blogging momentum. Here in Melbourne we've had a LOT of home time due to local lockdown and covid restrictions, and as such I have had much time to sit, sew, and reflect. Some days and weeks have been more productive than others, but there seems to be a light at the end of a slow long Winter. It's almost Summer and it feels like we're heading into the good (and jolly) season. This week I took some time to photograph four of my recently finished English paper pieced quilts in preparation for blog updates. 

Talula Quilt ~ English Paper Pieced © Red Pepper Quilts November 2021
Talula Quilt ~ English Paper Pieced © Red Pepper Quilts November 2021

This is the first of those four finished quilt. This quilt is called Talula Quilt and has been designed by Australian designer Judy Newman. The acrylic templates are available from Judy's website, and the design lends itself to both hand piecing and English paper piecing. I chose to English paper piece my quilt. I continue to be well and truly invested in the English paper piecing method of sewing quilt tops together, I thoroughly enjoy this slow sewing process. Something I don't think I ever would have thought that I would say!

Talula Quilt ~ English Paper Pieced © Red Pepper Quilts November 2021

Fortunately I do take the occasional progress pic of my work on my phone which then provides me with some indication of when I finished this quilt top and the quilt. This quilt was started in May 2021 and I finished it some time in July 2021. 

Talula Quilt ~ English Paper Pieced © Red Pepper Quilts November 2021

QUILT DETAILS
Talula Quilt ~ designed by Judy Newman. 
Quilt size: 58.5 inches x 58.5 inches.
Started: May 2021.
Finished: July 2021.
English Paper Pieced.
Machine Quilted.

Talula Quilt ~ English Paper Pieced © Red Pepper Quilts November 2021

Materials Used:
Various printed quilting cottons from stash.
Solid background fabrics are Robert Kaufman Kona Cottons.
Low loft cotton batting.

Talula Quilt ~ English Paper Pieced © Red Pepper Quilts November 2021

For the back of the quilt I have used an old favorite text fabric: Newsprint from the Story collection by Carrie Bloomston. And I have finished the quilt with a colorful binding fabric: Just a Speck by Jen Kingwell for Moda Fabrics.

Talula Quilt ~ English Paper Pieced © Red Pepper Quilts November 2021Talula Quilt ~ English Paper Pieced © Red Pepper Quilts November 2021

Talula, she's bright, colorful and bold. I rather like her, and I certainly enjoyed piecing this quilt together. I did at one stage contemplate machine stitching the individual English paper pieced blocks together into the quilt top, but as I wasn't short of time, and consider the slow sewing process a treat, I did hand sew the entire quilt top.

Talula Quilt ~ English Paper Pieced © Red Pepper Quilts November 2021

With express permission from Judy Newman I am selling this quilt. 
You'll find the listing here:

As always, thank you so much for stopping by to see what I have been working on. I'll leave you with a peak at what's to come in the next few weeks ...  Rita 

© Red Pepper Quilts - finished quilts 2021

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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Anna Maria Horner Hexagon Quilt

A Finished Quilt.

Anna Maria Horner Hexagon Quilt ® Red Pepper Quilts 2021

Here's one that I made earlier! I finished this quilt top back in March of this year. It seems like only yesterday, and also a lifetime ago. Back then we were living in a covid "normal" world where you could leave your home and visit friends and family. Right now, we're back in a covid lockdown situation whilst we wait for the largely unvaccinated population to get vaccinated. There is plenty of time to sew, and I have been taking advantage of that, plus this week I have dusted off my camera and taken photos of several finished quilts and work in progress.

Anna Maria Horner Hexagon Quilt ® Red Pepper Quilts 2021

I love all of Anna Maria Horner's fabric collections and recall how excited I was to get my hands on the Chocolate Lollipop collection (my first AMH collection) back in 2008. Since then I have selectively added more collections to my stash, but despite my love for these prints I find that the larger scale prints don't get used too often in my quilts. 

Anna Maria Horner Hexagon Quilt ® Red Pepper Quilts 2021

Keen to use my AMH stash I thought to combine them all into the one quilt and paper piecing hexagons together continues to give me much joy. Admittedly I purchased a big bundle of AMH fat sixteenths (from Polka Dot Tea Fabrics) which really helped to round out my collection. The more the merrier.

Anna Maria Horner Hexagon Quilt ® Red Pepper Quilts 2021

QUILT DETAILS
Anna Maria Horner Hexagon Quilt
Quilt size: 50 inches x 58 inches.
Started: March 2021.
Finished: April 2021.
English Paper Pieced.
Machine Quilted.

Anna Maria Horner Hexagon Quilt ® Red Pepper Quilts 2021

Fabrics Used
Anna Maria Horner - Various collections.

Batting
QuiltLite - low loft cotton batting.

Hexagons
2 inch hexagons.
A total of 275 hexagons.

Anna Maria Horner Hexagon Quilt ® Red Pepper Quilts 2021

I have used Aurifil 28wt thread (the gray spool) for quilting (28wt top thread - 40wt thread in the bobbin), and I have used a range of colors - from red and purple, to pink and yellow, to quilt this quilt; changing the top thread regularly and randomly choosing a color. The edge to edge vertical lines are spaced 1 inch apart and there are no two lines of stitching along side one another that are the same thread color.

Anna Maria Horner Hexagon Quilt ® Red Pepper Quilts 2021

For the back of the quilt I have used a single fabric (Jardin de Paris in Peony) from the Menagerie collection by Rifle Paper Co for Cotton + Steel. This is a beautiful floral fabric which complements the scale of prints used in the quilt top as well as the tone.

Anna Maria Horner Hexagon Quilt ® Red Pepper Quilts 2021

The quilt binding is also an Anna Maria Horner fabric from an older collection - I cannot seem to find the exact details. But it is dark blue with a large scale floral design which breaks up nicely in the narrow segments of the binding.

Anna Maria Horner Hexagon Quilt ® Red Pepper Quilts 2021

I have listed this quilt for sale in my Etsy Store.

You will find all the listing details here:

Anna Maria Horner Hexagon Quilt ® Red Pepper Quilts 2021

As always, thank you for stopping by and scrolling to see all of the photos!

Rita

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Friday, June 11, 2021

Ice Cream Soda Quilt - English Paper Piecing

 A Finished Quilt

Ice Cream Soda Quilt - English Paper Pieced © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

Another bucket list quilt! This is my Ice Cream Soda Quilt, a pattern by Jodi from Tales of Cloth. The Ice Cream Soda Quilt is an English Paper pieced quilt. According to my phone photos I started this quilt early January 2021. I took very few progress photos but I do have this snap of my cut and basted pieces, organised by block. 

Ice Cream Soda Quilt - English Paper Pieced © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

I cut and basted all of the pieces prior to piecing (other than my initial test blocks), using many of my favorite fabrics, and relying on my intuition and a bit of luck in the hope that all of the blocks and colors would work together well. Many of the blocks include fussy cut fabric pieces and from memory I spent close to a week playing with fabric and cutting/basting the pieces for all of the blocks.

Ice Cream Soda Quilt - English Paper Pieced © Red Pepper Quilts 2021
Ice Cream Soda Quilt - English Paper Pieced © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

I then spent several weeks working on hand sewing the quilt top together. I love English paper piecing and the quiet slow stitching was a lovely way to spend the long days of summer, and many more warm evenings. Once the quilt top was completed it sat untouched for several weeks whilst I busied myself with the next, and the next, project. You know how it goes; always thinking and dreaming of the next quilt.

Ice Cream Soda Quilt - English Paper Pieced © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

In March I pulled the quilt top out again and basted and quilted it. I went with my usual straight line approach, quilting straight edge to edge vertical lines just 1 inch apart, which worked out well with the quilt pattern/block repeat. 

Ice Cream Soda Quilt - English Paper Pieced © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

For the back of the quilt I have used the same fabric that I used for my last hexagon quilt. This beautiful floral fabric is from the Sugar Sack collection by Whistler Studios (Windham Fabrics). This fabric collection was released in 2018, and no longer readily available. And I have finished the quilt with a narrow blue/white stripe fabric for the binding. 

Ice Cream Soda Quilt - English Paper Pieced © Red Pepper Quilts 2021
Ice Cream Soda Quilt - English Paper Pieced © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

QUILT DETAILS
Ice Cream Soda Quilt
Quilt Size: 56.5 inches x 56.5 inches.
68 Ice Cream Soda Blocks + 8 half blocks.
Started: January 2021.
Finished: March 2021.
English Paper Pieced.
Machine quilted.

Ice Cream Soda Quilt - English Paper Pieced © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

FABRICS USED
Many scrap fabrics from stash!
Background fabric: 
Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton - Tan.

BATTING:
QuiltLite - low loft cotton batting.

Ice Cream Soda Quilt - English Paper Pieced © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

TOOLS AND NOTIONS
Water Soluble Basting Glue - Sewline.
Straw Needles - Size 11.
The Bottom Line 60wt thread by Superior Threads.

Ice Cream Soda Quilt - English Paper Pieced © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

With permission from Jodi from Tales of Cloth I have listed this quilt for sale in my Etsy Store.

You will find all the listing details here:

I have loved working on this project and I have completed it as per the pattern, only omitting the final border which is just a personal preference. I am rather thrilled with how it turned out!

Ice Cream Soda Quilt - English Paper Pieced © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

As always, thank you for stopping by and scrolling through the many photos, as well as your kind comments and words of encouragement. So much appreciated!

Rita

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

A Vintage Inspired Hexagon Quilt ~ English Paper Pieced

 A Finished Quilt 

Vintage Inspired Hexagon Quilt - English Paper Pieced  © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

Another finished quilt! This English paper pieced hexagon quilt is very heavily inspired by a vintage quilt. The quilt top was completed over several months in 2020 while we were in lockdown due to the pandemic. For various reasons this was a very difficult few months for me and I was fortunate to be able to lean heavily on my craft. At this time I lacked creative ability and vision, but the simple repetitive task of basting papers and stitching by hand saw me through many long evenings and brought me so comfort. I still love English paper piecing.

Vintage Inspired Hexagon Quilt - English Paper Pieced  © Red Pepper Quilts 2021
Vintage Inspired Hexagon Quilt - English Paper Pieced  © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

To finish the quilt I have quilted it on my domestic sewing machine (with walking foot and quilting guide). I have quilted edge to edge vertical lines through the centre of all hexagons for a clean and simple finish. Quilting many such straight lines is time consuming but well worth it. 

Vintage Inspired Hexagon Quilt - English Paper Pieced  © Red Pepper Quilts 2021
Vintage Inspired Hexagon Quilt - English Paper Pieced  © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

For the back of the quilt I have used a single floral print fabric from the Sugar Sack collection by Whistler Studios (Windham Fabrics). This fabric collection was released in 2018 and I purchased yardage of this print for backing fabric. It's such a beautiful print and the colors work perfectly for this (and my next!) quilt. 

Vintage Inspired Hexagon Quilt - English Paper Pieced  © Red Pepper Quilts 2021
Vintage Inspired Hexagon Quilt - English Paper Pieced  © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

As usual, I have used my favorite black/white stripe fabric for binding. This particular fabric is by Ella Blue Fabrics which sadly is no longer in business. Lucky I still have some on hand!

Vintage Inspired Hexagon Quilt - English Paper Pieced  © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

QUILT DETAILS
A Vintage Hexagon Quilt 
Quilt Size: 55.5 inches x 56.5 inches.
Started: September 2020.
Finished: February 2021.
English Paper Pieced.
7/8" inch hexagons.
A total of 1612 hexagons.
Machine quilted.

Vintage Inspired Hexagon Quilt - English Paper Pieced  © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

FABRICS USED:
Background fabric: 
Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton - Snow.
Feature fabrics:
Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton - Blueprint.
Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton - Torch (orange).
Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton - Flamingo.
Many scrap fabrics!

BATTING:
Low loft cotton batting.

Vintage Inspired Hexagon Quilt - English Paper Pieced  © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

TOOLS AND NOTIONS
7/8 Inch Hexagon Papers
7/8"Inch Hexagon Template with 3/8" seam allowance.
Water Soluble Basting Glue - Sewline.
Straw Needles - Size 11.
The Bottom Line 60wt thread by Superior Threads.

Vintage Inspired Hexagon Quilt - English Paper Pieced  © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

This quilt is listed for sale in my Etsy Store.

You'll find the listing details here:

Vintage Inspired Hexagon Quilt - English Paper Pieced  © Red Pepper Quilts 2021
This last photo is one of the few progress pics that I have of the quilt.
You can see here what the back of the quilt top looks like. Most 
papers have been removed at this point (except for the outer edges). 

As always, thank you for stopping by to see what I have been up to. Your encouragement, support and kind comments are appreciated. 

More soon! I have several finished quilts yet to show you. 

Rita 

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