Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Part 2

Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Part 2 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

An update today on the progress of my Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt, and as you can see my enthusiasm for English Paper Piecing (EPP) has not waned. After many long evenings with needle and thread - accompanied by catch-up TV and coffee - the quilt top is finished!

Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Part 2 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Part 2 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #scrapquilt #hexagons #englishpaperpiecing
Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Part 2 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #scrapquilt #hexagons #englishpaperpiecing
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Once all of the "flower" units were completed they were laid out and arranged (and re-arranged) until I was happy with the layout. The units were then sewn together in horizontal rows. There are nine rows with each alternate row starting with either a whole or half unit. Yes, it is definitely more fun to piece the units than it is to sew units together into rows! As the quilt top grows it becomes more and more awkward to hold on to, but it is worth it in the end. Removing papers as you go does help. A lot.

Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Part 2 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #scrapquilt #hexagons #englishpaperpiecing #redpepperquilts

QUILT DETAILS
Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt
Quilt top measures 56 inches x 72 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.

Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Part 2 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #scrapquilt #hexagons #englishpaperpiecing #redpepperquilts
Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Part 2 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #scrapquilt #hexagons #englishpaperpiecing #redpepperquilts
Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Part 2 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #scrapquilt #hexagons #englishpaperpiecing #redpepperquilts

The solid background fabric used in my quilt top is Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in Ballet Slipper; a soft and delicate shade of pink (and not so easy to photograph!). I used almost 3 yards of solid background fabric for this quilt top. I do however use a 3/8" seam allowance when EPP'ing which therefore requires more fabric, but makes basting fabric onto papers a much easier task.

Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Part 2 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #scrapquilt #hexagons #englishpaperpiecing #redpepperquilts

All of the papers have now been removed from the quilt top. I still prefer to glue baste when English paper piecing, and as you can see the glue/fabric combination has not affected the seams or frayed the fabric edges when removing the papers. I try to use as little glue as possible, even storing the glue refills in the refrigerator for a short period of time (30 minutes), so that the glue is firmer and less of it ends up on the paper and fabric. I tend to need to do this more often in Summer than in Winter. I am very slow at thread basting!

Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Part 2 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #scrapquilt #hexagons #englishpaperpiecing #redpepperquilts
Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Part 2 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #scrapquilt #hexagons #englishpaperpiecing #redpepperquilts
Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Part 2 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #scrapquilt #hexagons #englishpaperpiecing #redpepperquilts

I am contemplating quilting this quilt top myself ... and yes, the thought of ruining the quilt is very much on my mind.This thought never goes away, even after having already successfully quilted so many quilts. I did try to ensure that all of the fabric pieces are on-grain which will go some way toward stabilizing the quilt top and thereby avoiding the potential for shifting, puckers, and tucks, when quilting. Fingers crossed.

Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Part 2 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #scrapquilt #hexagons #englishpaperpiecing #redpepperquilts

Thank you for stopping by and scrolling through the many photos. I imagine that there are lots of fabrics used in this quilt top that you have seen before, or have in your own fabric stash!

Rita

Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Part 2 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #scrapquilt #hexagons #englishpaperpiecing #redpepperquilts

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A Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Part 1
Hexagon paper pieces and template available from Tales of Cloth
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, July 15, 2018

Sunday Stash #443 More of This and That

Floral Lattice ~ Rose Collection by Quiltgate | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

I may have despaired this week that I have no Sunday Stash to show you, cries that went largely unheeded by my family for I think they may have heard those words before. And too often. This time of the year seems slower in terms of fabric releases - which is not a bad thing - and so I thought I would show you some pieces of fabric that I have picked from local stores and online in the last few weeks.
Floral Lattice ~ Rose Collection by Quiltgate | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Floral Lattice ~ Rose Collection by Quiltgate
 - Printed in Japan

This pretty fabric bundle is a vintage and feedsack inspired selection of fabrics. The first being a very pretty floral print from the rose collection by Quiltgate, printed on a fine quilting cotton and available in five different color ways (pictured directly above). I love this daisy design and purchased a small piece of each available color way.

Calico Crow collection by Lauren Nash | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

Also part of the first bundle is this fun text fabric featuring a range of recipes. This print is from the Calico Crow collection by Lauren Nash for Penny Rose Fabrics.

A Palace Garden - Liberty of London | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

And with the release of the Palace Garden Tana Lawn Collection several new designs have been added to my Liberty of London fabric stash (as well as a re-stock of a favorite classic design).

A Palace Garden - Liberty of London | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018


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Enjoy Sunday!
Rita


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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Fabric Giveaway! Alice Caroline Exclusive Liberty of London

A sponsored Giveaway.

Alice Caroline is delighted to announce the launch of their brand new and exclusive Liberty collection of fabrics. The collection has been designed in collaboration with the Liberty design team. Alice has chosen her favourite prints and created a collection of gorgeous new colorways which are now available exclusively from the Alice Caroline website.

Alice Caroline Exclusive Liberty of London Tana Lawn

There are 12 beautiful and popular Liberty prints which have been recoloured to create a stunning Liberty rainbow in dusty tones. The rainbow tones in this new collection are pretty soft pastels that still have the hallmark of strong Liberty design and colour.

Alice Caroline Exclusive Liberty of London Tana Lawn

This range has been inspired by Alice's love of Liberty fabrics and by her desire to see new colour options in some of her favourite prints. Alice has spent many months collecting scraps, delving through archive fabrics and playing around with colours to get to this point. And what a treat the collection is; a rainbow of dazzling colors. The rainbow theme means that the whole collection works really well together for sewing projects and of course quilting.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS

Today Alice is giving away a Fat Quarter Bundle of the complete exclusive Liberty of London collection (12 prints in total) to one lucky RPQ reader.

Alice Caroline Exclusive Liberty of London Tana Lawn

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! 

For an ADDITIONAL ENTRY to win please head on over to my instagram account:  https://www.instagram.com/redpepperquilts/
The draw will take place at 10pm (Australia EST) on Saturday 14 July 2018, at which time comments to this post will be closed. The winner will be announced by edit to this blog post, and will also be contacted by email.

Thank you for all of your entries!
ENTRY HAS NOW CLOSED
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The lucky winner of the Liberty FQ bundle is:

With thanks to the team at Alice Caroline for the generous giveaway!

Good luck everyone!
Rita

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Sunday Stash #443 Liberty of London Tana Lawn and More

Sunday Stash #443 Liberty of London Tana Lawn and More | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

This week's Sunday Stash bundle is a selection of new arrivals. I have slowly been adding several of the new release and some old favorite Liberty of London Tana Lawn fabrics to stash, as well as some perfect stash basics.

Sunday Stash #443 Liberty of London Tana Lawn and More | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

Chambray by Andover Fabrics is available from:
Jones & Vandermeer

I LOVE stash basics - gingham, checks, dots, stripes, solids, chambray - and the above feed my more recent obsession with all things blue. The Liberty floral fabric pictured above is long time favorite Liberty print called Betsy. This color way is Betsy N. Pictured as well is gingham in blue by Yuwa Fabrics and Chambray by Andover Fabrics. 

A Palace Garden - Liberty of London Tana Lawn | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

Pictured above are three prints from the bespoke Liberty of London Collection for The Strawberry Thief. How pretty are those floral prints? There are more prints that form part of this collection - you can see more of the designs from this collection here. Pictured below are a re-stash of some classic Liberty designs ~

Liberty of London Tana Lawn | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

Last but not least are these three fabrics from the Sun Print 2018 range by Alison Glass. I am a little late to the Sun Print party and have only recently noted these for their simplicity of design and saturated color. Available in more color ways.

Sun Print 2018 - Diatom | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Diatom in Seaside, Parakeet, Seagull from the Sun Print 2018
collection by Alison Glass

Sun Print 2018 by Alison Glass is available from:
The Fat Quarter Shop
Fabric Worm
Stash Fabrics
Kiwi Fabric (Etsy)
Pink Castle Fabrics

Liberty of London Tana Lawn | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

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Enjoy Sunday!

Rita


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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

One Patch Quilt :: Diamonds

A Finished Quilt.
One Patch Quilt :: Diamonds | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #patchworkquilt

QUILT DETAILS
One Patch Quilt - Diamonds
The finished quilt measures 54 inches x 68 inches.
360  diamonds.
18 vertical rows of 20 diamonds. 
Diamond fabric pieces have been cut from 3½" fabric strips
Fabric Selection:
Printed cotton fabrics - alternating light/dark.
100+ different printed fabrics by various designers/fabric houses.
Quilted:
Machine quilted on a domestic sewing machine.
Batting:

One Patch Quilt :: Diamonds | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #patchworkquilt
One Patch Quilt :: Diamonds | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #patchworkquilt
One Patch Quilt :: Diamonds | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #patchworkquilt

I love a good scrap buster quilt and similarly enjoy combining color and low volume prints. This quilt was the best of both those worlds! Here the fabric - the various prints and the colors - do all the work, and the quilt design, while fun and interesting, is secondary to the overall presentation of the quilt. This quilt feels very "me" and choosing fabrics from stash was intuitive. It doesn't always flow this easily and without hesitation.

One Patch Quilt :: Diamonds | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #patchworkquilt
One Patch Quilt :: Diamonds | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #patchworkquilt

The quilt has been quilted with straight vertical lines only. The lines are spaced one inch apart and I have used a quilting guide attached to the walking foot to assist with keeping my lines nice and straight (by running the guide along the seam lines and previous quilting lines). I very rarely mark quilting lines on the quilt. Supporting the quilt well during the quilting process is key and I am fortunate to have a large sewing cabinet into which my sewing machine lowers to ensure that I have a large flat working surface. 

One Patch Quilt :: Diamonds | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #patchworkquilt
One Patch Quilt :: Diamonds | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #patchworkquilt

For the back of the quilt I have used a small scale floral fabric - Meadow in Summer - from the Best of Sarah Jane collection for Michael Miller. This is such a pretty floral fabric and complements the soft color palette of the quilt perfectly.

One Patch Quilt :: Diamonds | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #patchworkquilt
One Patch Quilt :: Diamonds - machine stitched binding | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #patchworkquilt

And for the binding I have used a soft pink/white stripe - Essential Stripe in Baby Pink for Moda Fabrics. 

One Patch Quilt :: Diamonds | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #patchworkquilt
One Patch Quilt :: Diamonds | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #patchworkquilt

This quilt is available for purchase from my Etsy Store.

All the listing details here:

One Patch Quilt :: Diamonds | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #patchworkquilt
One Patch Quilt :: Diamonds | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #patchworkquilt

As always, thank you for stopping by!
Rita

One Patch Quilt :: Diamonds | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #patchworkquilt

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Sunday Stash #442 Tea for Two by Liberty of London

Tea for Two by Liberty of London | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #sundaystash #libertyoflondon #quiltingcotton

The Tea for Two collection is the most recently released range of fabrics by Liberty of London created specifically for patchwork and quilting.
Tea for Two by Liberty of London | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #sundaystash #libertyoflondon #quiltingcotton
Tea for Two by Liberty of London | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #sundaystash #libertyoflondon #quiltingcotton
The Tea for Two collection is a limited edition collection which consists of a set of eight prints inspired by an afternoon tea as a much loved British tradition, filled with cupcake delights and a set of china cups. Follow us down the garden trail to uncover a secret meadow where an afternoon of sweet treats are enjoyed amongst a plethora of flowers. The collection features daisies alongside trailing vines, hearts, toadstools and hidden strawberries.

Tea for Two by Liberty of London | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #sundaystash #libertyoflondon #quiltingcotton

The color palette includes warm dusty pinks, coral tones mixed with lavender, denim and cornflower blues. The warmer, neutral tones are inspired by stone paths on local walking trails. All Liberty fabrics are printed using traditional printing techniques which ensure a deep penetration of ink dye for a high-quality finish. The base quality Lasenby is 100% cotton specifically woven with sewers in mind and like most standard quilting cotton is 44" wide.

Tea for Two by Liberty of London | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #sundaystash #libertyoflondon #quiltingcotton

TEA FOR TWO BY LIBERTY OF LONDON is available from:
Alice Caroline
Pink Castle Fabrics


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Alice Caroline New Liberty of London Tana Lawn Collection - A Palace Garden - available from today 1 July 2018 (UK time). 

Enjoy Sunday!
Rita


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