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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8 comments:

  1. I follow your blog whith great curiosity because in general I love your quilts, but some are absolutely special and this one is absolutely gorgeous and makes me tempted to go back to EPP although I do not like to hand sew.

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  2. Cool pattern. Your use of colors is amazing, as is your fussy cutting. Hope it gets sold soon!

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  3. Gorgeous quilt Rita. Lovely colours. Just beautiful

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  4. As always, a perfect treasure created by your hands and artistry and one that will be in the hands of one very lucky finder.... ❣️❣️ and it looks like it is already gone🥰🌟 Keep going, Rita. I know this is the therapy that we need right now. Your results are always brilliant

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  5. Wow this quilt is amazing . . . The top is incredible with all the piecework and kaleidoscope of fabrics and then the backing fabric is so pretty. I am a true fan of primary colors, so that fabric made my little heart skip a beat :)
    Happy quilting, sweet friend.
    Connie :)

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