Wednesday, May 23, 2018

One Patch Quilt - Row Houses

A Finished Quilt.
One Patch Quilt - Row Houses | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #onepatchquilt #scrapquilt #patchworkquilt #redpepperquilts

QUILT DETAILS
One Patch Quilt - Row Houses
The finished quilt measures 55 inches x 66 inches.
396 house pieces and 22 half-house pieces.
Machine pieced - inset seams.
Machine quilted.
Quilt design from the book:
Printed fabric:
150+ different printed fabrics by various designers/fabric houses.
Batting:
Low loft cotton batting.

One Patch Quilt - Row Houses | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #onepatchquilt #scrapquilt #patchworkquilt #redpepperquilts
One Patch Quilt - Row Houses | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #onepatchquilt #scrapquilt #patchworkquilt #redpepperquilts
One Patch Quilt - Row Houses | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #onepatchquilt #scrapquilt #patchworkquilt #redpepperquilts

This was such a fun project to work on! Fun because I love a good scrap buster quilt - I do actually enjoy methodically working my way through my fabric stash and cutting a small piece here and there for whatever project I am working on - and I love to continue challenging my sewing skills (although these inset seams are not as tricky as they look!). 

One Patch Quilt - Row Houses | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #onepatchquilt #scrapquilt #patchworkquilt #redpepperquilts

I have quilted this quilt by first ditch-stitching all of the straight horizontal seam lines, and then adding vertical lines of stitching through both the center of each of the little houses as well as in the seam of the houses. This has created a rectangular grid of quilting lines, adding interest in an understated way, and allowing the fabrics to tell the story. There is a lot to see!

One Patch Quilt - Row Houses | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #onepatchquilt #scrapquilt #patchworkquilt #redpepperquilts
One Patch Quilt - Row Houses | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #onepatchquilt #scrapquilt #patchworkquilt #redpepperquilts

For the back of the quilt I have used a hoarded much loved floral fabric from the popular Katie Jump Rope collection by Denyse Schmidt. I do have a significant stash of "backing fabrics" - yardage bought specifically for a quilt back. These are usually fabrics that I LOVE, but I have difficulty parting with. However, it is only fabric and now is as good a time as any to use these stashed fabrics. And I am super pleased with this combination of prints and the bright and cheerful backing fabric.

One Patch Quilt - Row Houses | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #onepatchquilt #scrapquilt #patchworkquilt #redpepperquilts
One Patch Quilt - Row Houses | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #onepatchquilt #scrapquilt #patchworkquilt #redpepperquilts

For the quilt binding I have stayed true to my signature style ... a black and white stripe fabric. This particular black/white stripe fabric is by Sevenberry; the stripe is a regular repeat however the black stripe is slightly narrower in width than the white stripe.

One Patch Quilt - Row Houses | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #onepatchquilt #scrapquilt #patchworkquilt #redpepperquilts

This quilt is available for purchase from my Etsy Store.

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Thank you for stopping by!
Rita

RELEVANT LINKS:
Red Pepper Quilts Etsy Store
One Patch Quilt - Row Houses ~ Work in Progress
Book reference: One-Patch Quilts (Twenty to Make) by Carolyn Forster
More RPQ One-Patch Quilts
More RPQ Quilts with Inset Seams
RPQ TUTORIALS with Inset Seams:
Machine Piecing a Hexagon Quilt
Kansas Dugout Quilt Block Tutorial
Spool Block and Nine Patch Block Tutorial


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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sunday Stash #436 Essex Yarn Dyed Classic Wovens

Essex Yarn Dyed Classic Wovens  by Robert Kaufman Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #sundaystash #robertkaufman #essexyarndyedlinen
Essex Yarn Dyed Classic Wovens
by Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Oh I have been eagerly anticipating the release of this collection! Essex Yarn Dyed Classic Wovens are everything you love about Robert Kaufman Essex Yarn Dyed Linen fabrics but now also available in woven plaids and stripes, all in a great range of classic colors and neutrals.

Essex Yarn Dyed Classic Wovens  by Robert Kaufman Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #sundaystash #robertkaufman #essexyarndyedlinen
Wide Stripe
Essex Yarn Dyed Classic Wovens  by Robert Kaufman Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #sundaystash #robertkaufman #essexyarndyedlinen
Narrow Stripe

There are nineteen fabrics in the collection but just three very classic designs - two stripes; one narrow (1/8th inch) and one wider stripe (½" wide) - and a medium scale windowpane plaid fabric (about 1½" squares). The fabric base is a lovely and breezy cotton/linen blend and suitable for clothing and of course quilt making!

Essex Yarn Dyed Classic Wovens  by Robert Kaufman Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #sundaystash #robertkaufman #essexyarndyedlinen
Windowpane Plaid

ESSEX YARN DYED CLASSIC WOVENS are available from:
The Fat Quarter Shop
Stash Fabrics
I Love Fabric
Jones & Vandermeer

Essex Yarn Dyed Classic Wovens  by Robert Kaufman Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #sundaystash #robertkaufman #essexyarndyedlinen

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The Fat Quarter Shop  20% off Basic of the Month: Confetti Cottons by Riley Blake Designs40% off Bee In My Bonnet - Mega Gift Book Set30% off Notion of the Month: Limited Edition Gift Sets. Prices are as marked. Ends 31 May 2018.

Fabric Worm  20% off selected Birch Knits - prices are as marked. Ends today Sunday 20 May 2018 at 11pm PST. AND spend $50+ and save $5 with code redpepper. Every day.

Pink Castle Fabrics  Back in Stock Unicorn Solids ~ 25 sherbet hued solids in one lovely bundle!

Stash Fabrics  May Markdowns are here! Over 1000 fabrics marked down as low as $3.85/yard. PLUS a new Stash Cash rewards program! 3% cashback for every dollar spent going forward.  AND we’ve loaded every account in our shop with 1% cash back for all prior orders placed (clubs not included). You can view your balance on the account page after logging in.

I Love Fabric  Just in: Sugarplum by Heather Ross and Beach Road by Jen Kingwell.

Fort Worth Fabric Studio  25% off June's Cottage by Briar Hill Designs with code JUNECOTT25.  AND Just in: Swell Christmas by Urban Chiks for Moda Fabrics.

The Quilted Castle  Shop the Clearance Sale! Prices start at $4.00/yard.

Alice Caroline  New Sale Fabrics - Liberty of London Tana Lawn. Prices are as marked. Stocks are limited.

Craftsy  Up to 60% off Tools and Supplies. Get great deals on the project kits, supplies, and tools you need for your next crafting project. Prices are as marked. Ends today Sunday 20 May 2018.
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Essex Yarn Dyed Classic Wovens  by Robert Kaufman Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #sundaystash #robertkaufman #essexyarndyedlinen
Enjoy Sunday!
Rita

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

One Patch Quilt - Row Houses

Work in Progress.
One Patch Quilt - Row Houses | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #onepatchquilt #scrapquilt #patchworkquilt

A new week and a new project! This quilt is everything that I love about fabric and patchwork. I love a scrappy quilt and working from stash ... I love working with contrasting - light/dark - fabrics especially playing with low volume fabrics ... and I love a simple patchwork design. I also enjoy a challenge and working with inset seams does exactly that. 

One-Patch Quilts (Twenty to Make)

This little book - One-Patch Quilts (Twenty to Make) by Carolyn Forster - caught my eye at the Melbourne Quilt Convention in April. At the time I was working on my Scrappy Apple Core Quilt and the image of the Apple Core Quilt on the cover of the book made me stop and flick through the pages of the book. In doing so I spotted a project with the cutest rows of houses and knew I needed to add it to my list of quilts to make. And so this book came home with me. It is only a little book, but it is a gem for inspiration!

One Patch Quilt - Row Houses | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #onepatchquilt #scrapquilt #patchworkquilt
One Patch Quilt - Row Houses | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #onepatchquilt #scrapquilt #patchworkquilt
One Patch Quilt - Row Houses | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #onepatchquilt #scrapquilt #patchworkquilt

A one-patch quilt is a quilt made from a single repeating shape and featured in the book is inspiration for 20 such projects - each a different patch - in order of difficulty, starting with a square and ending with an apple core shape. Further shapes included are half rectangle triangles, diamonds, kites, half and whole hexagons, jewel, and apple core shapes. The instructions are basic however if you are a sewer with some quilt making experience, and better still experience with inset seams, this is the a great book for ideas and inspiration.

One Patch Quilt - Row Houses | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #onepatchquilt #scrapquilt #patchworkquilt
One Patch Quilt - Row Houses | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #onepatchquilt #scrapquilt #patchworkquilt

On each project page there is a template for the basic shape at actual size. Rather than photocopy the shape and use a paper template to cut my fabric pieces, I resized my "house" shape so that I could quickly and easily cut a rectangular fabric piece with rotary cutter and ruler, then lob off the corners with a 90 degree angle ruler. I then also marked a ¼" seam line with a pencil around the shape to assist with sewing the inset seams that join the "rooftops" of the shapes together. A time consuming task but worth it for the sake of accuracy.

One Patch Quilt - Row Houses | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #onepatchquilt #scrapquilt #patchworkquilt
One Patch Quilt - Row Houses | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #onepatchquilt #scrapquilt #patchworkquilt

This quilt with it's many inset seams is not as difficult to sew together as it may look. It does involve a lot of stop/start sewing but you're still only sewing a straight line, and starting and stopping at a marked spot. Furthermore with this quilt design you are only ever working with two horizontal rows at a time when sewing the inset seams (rather than wrangling the whole quilt top under the machine). Once the "rooftop" rows are sewn together (a light row of houses + a dark row of houses), the remainder seams are all long straight seams.

One Patch Quilt - Row Houses | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #onepatchquilt #scrapquilt #patchworkquilt

QUILT DETAILS
One Patch Quilt - Row Houses
Quilt top measures 55 inches x 66 inches.
396 house pieces and 22 half-house pieces.
150+ different fabrics.
Machine pieced.
Quilt design from the book:

One Patch Quilt - Row Houses | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #onepatchquilt #scrapquilt #patchworkquilt
One Patch Quilt - Row Houses | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #onepatchquilt #scrapquilt #patchworkquilt


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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sunday Stash #435 Feed Sacks: True Blue by Linzee Kull McCray

Feed Sacks: True Blue by Linzee Kull McCray for Moda Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #sundaystash #feedsackfabric #modafabrics
Feed Sacks: True Blue
 by Linzee Kull McCray - Moda Fabrics

Feed Sacks:True Blue is Linzee Kull McCray's first fabric collection for Moda Fabrics. Her collection of feed sack reproductions are inspired by her love for feedsack fabrics with a focus on a single colour. In doing so she had paid homage to the feed sack swatches she studied while doing research for her book (Encyclopedia of Inspiration: Feed Sacks by Linzee Kull McCray) at the Briscoe Center of American History at the University of Texas

Feed Sacks: True Blue by Linzee Kull McCray for Moda Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #sundaystash #feedsackfabric #modafabrics
Feed Sacks: True Blue by Linzee Kull McCray for Moda Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #sundaystash #feedsackfabric #modafabrics
Flower Power

All but one of the feedsack designs used as the basis of this fabric collection are part of Linzee's personal collection - one was from Moda's substantial collection. The range includes 9 different designs each available in up to five different colorways for a total of 30 fabrics. I am in love with the the squared-off flower print (pictured directly above) as well as the inclusion of the medium scale red rose designs brings an unexpected pop of color for drama.

Feed Sacks: True Blue by Linzee Kull McCray for Moda Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #sundaystash #feedsackfabric #modafabrics
Feed Sacks: True Blue by Linzee Kull McCray for Moda Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #sundaystash #feedsackfabric #modafabrics


FEED SACKS: TRUE BLUE BY LINZEE KULL McCRAY is available from:
The Fat Quarter Shop
Fabric Worm
Fort Worth Fabric Studio
Feed Sacks: True Blue by Linzee Kull McCray for Moda Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #sundaystash #feedsackfabric #modafabrics

These blues are lovely! I hope that Linzee will continue to release reproduction feed sack collections in every color of the rainbow.

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The Fat Quarter Shop  20% off Basic of the Month: Confetti Cottons by Riley Blake Designs40% off Bee In My Bonnet - Mega Gift Book Set30% off Notion of the Month: Limited Edition Gift Sets. Prices are as marked. Ends 31 May 2018.

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Pink Castle Fabrics  20% off Low Volume Mega Bundle. Price is as marked. 35 of our favorite low volume prints in soft shades of snow, cream, dove, eggshell, and bright white, with just tiny pops of print! 

Stash Fabrics  May Markdowns are here! Over 1000 fabrics marked down as low as $3.85/yard. PLUS a new Stash Cash rewards program! 3% cashback for every dollar spent going forward.  AND we’ve loaded every account in our shop with 1% cash back for all prior orders placed (clubs not included). You can view your balance on the account page after logging in.

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Alice Caroline  New Sale Fabrics: Bargain Liberty of London Tana Lawn and Silks. We have lots of Liberty fabrics at a new sale price.  Beautiful silks and Tana Lawn from the Little Land of Rhyme children's collection as well as popular classics.


Enjoy Sunday!
Rita

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

A Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt

Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Hexagon Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #hexagonquilt #englishpaperpiecing #redpepperquilts

I have started my next English Paper Piecing (EPP) project and I am excited to share with you today some photos of the progress of my quilt. After much consideration and browsing Pinterest and my rather extensive quilt book library I have finally settled on a very traditional Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt made from all hexagons. And of course, I have chosen to use my fabric stash for a scrap happy quilt (I think you will recognize many of the fabrics that I have used to make these units).

Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Hexagon Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #hexagonquilt #englishpaperpiecing #redpepperquilts
Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Hexagon Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #hexagonquilt #englishpaperpiecing #redpepperquilts
Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Hexagon Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #hexagonquilt #englishpaperpiecing #redpepperquilts
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I have already made good progress on my quilt! I have spent countless hours cutting the many fabric scraps in my scrap bin into hexagons, and then wading through my fabric stash to cut more hexagons. Many of the fabrics were fussy cut to feature a novelty print/item. This busy fabric activity has actually made quite a mess of my stash for I while I excel at pulling fabric from stash, I am not so great at refolding and returning fabric to stash. And just when you think you have cut enough hexagons you realize you're not even half way done!

Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Hexagon Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #hexagonquilt #englishpaperpiecing #redpepperquilts
Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Hexagon Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #hexagonquilt #englishpaperpiecing #redpepperquilts
Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Hexagon Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #hexagonquilt #englishpaperpiecing #redpepperquilts

All fabric pieces have been glue basted onto 1" hexagons papers which in itself is also quite the task. Several long evenings in front of the TV and they're done though. I have since spent more evenings with the needle and thread and have completed enough units for a relatively large size hexagon quilt.

Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Hexagon Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #hexagonquilt #englishpaperpiecing #redpepperquilts

Pictured directly above is the planned layout of my Grandmother's Flower Garden units. I have pondered over what color to use for my background hexagons and although a solid white fabric was my instinctive choice (it's classic and so fresh), I am seriously considering using a pretty pastel pink solid fabric (Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in Ballet Slipper) as pictured below.

Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Hexagon Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #hexagonquilt #englishpaperpiecing #redpepperquilts

QUILT DETAILS
Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt
Quilt will measure approximately 60 inches x 70 inches.
50 Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Units.
8 part-units for the left and right hand side of the quilt.
TOOLS AND NOTIONS for English Paper Piecing:
The Bottom Line 60wt thread by Superior Threads.

Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Hexagon Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #hexagonquilt #englishpaperpiecing #redpepperquilts
Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Hexagon Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #hexagonquilt #englishpaperpiecing #redpepperquilts
Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Hexagon Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #hexagonquilt #englishpaperpiecing #redpepperquilts

Stitching together the Grandmother's Flower Garden units has been such fun and so relaxing.  Next I will be joining these units together, and this is where the hard part begins - but it is also where the magic begins! I LOVE watching the quilt come together and grow slowly right in front of my eyes.

Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Hexagon Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #hexagonquilt #englishpaperpiecing #redpepperquilts

I hope to have more to show you soon!

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita
Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Hexagon Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #hexagonquilt #englishpaperpiecing #redpepperquilts

RELEVANT LINKS:
More RPQ English Paper Pieced Quilts:
Mandolin Quilt - May 2018
Liberty Stars Quilt - January 2018
Floral Hexagon Quilt - September 2017
Liberty Stars Pillow Cover - July 2017
The Daisy Chain Quilt


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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Sunday Stash #434 Mariner Cloth by Alison Glass

Mariner Cloth by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Mariner Cloth by Alison Glass 
for Andover Fabrics

Mariner Cloth is a new Alison Glass substrate: a woven stripe with texture in a super group of colors. The accent line/stripe within the yarn dyed cloth is raised, giving it slubbed and uneven texture. The patchwork possibilities are exciting, as well as applications for garments and bags, and home decorations.

Mariner Cloth by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Mariner Cloth by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

Mariner Cloth is a mid-weight range of fabrics (much like standard quilting cotton, although with a slightly more open weave). The colors are vibrant. I am especially fond of the fluorescent pink, yellow and blue fabrics, on the white base cloth! These fabrics will add a wonderful textural element to any project.

Mariner Cloth by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

MARINER CLOTH BY ALISON GLASS is available from:
Bobbie Lou's Fabric Factory
Stash Fabrics
I Love Fabric
Pink Castle Fabrics
Fabric Worm
Sewtopia

Mariner Cloth by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

SPONSOR NEWS

The Fat Quarter Shop  20% off Basic of the Month: Confetti Cottons by Riley Blake Designs, 40% off Bee In My Bonnet - Mega Gift Book Set, 30% off Notion of the Month: Limited Edition Gift Sets. Prices are as marked. Ends 31 May 2018.

Stash Fabrics  May Markdowns are here! Over 1000 fabrics marked down as low as $3.85/yard. PLUS a new Stash Cash rewards program! 3% cashback for every dollar spent going forward.  AND we’ve loaded every account in our shop with 1% cash back for all prior orders placed (clubs not included). You can view your balance on the account page after logging in.

I Love Fabric  JUST IN: Panorama by Cotton + Steel and Paint the Town by Striped Pear Studio.

Pink Castle Fabrics  JUST IN: Insignia by Alison Glass and Loved to Pieces by Matthew Boudreaux for Art Gallery Fabrics.

Jones & Vandermeer JUST IN: a great range of new scissors by Kelmscott. and 2018 Nani Iro (Cotton Sateen, Linen, and Double Gauze).

Enjoy Sunday!
Rita

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