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November 19, 2018
Liberty of London and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - In Red from Red Pepper Quilts

The Finished Quilt.

Liberty of London and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - In Red | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #checkerboardquilt #scrapquilt #patchworkquilt

QUILT DETAILS
Liberty of London and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - Red
The finished quilt measures 60 inches x 75 inches.
100+ different fabrics. 
I  have made 42 16-patch blocks + 6 8-patch blocks.
  A total of 720 patches of fabric (30 rows of 24 squares).
Each finished square measures 2½ inches x 2½ inches.
Printed fabric:
Liberty of London Tana Lawn
Background fabric:
2½ yards of Chambray in Coral by Andover Fabrics

Liberty of London and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - In Red | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #checkerboardquilt #scrapquilt #patchworkquilt
Liberty of London and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - In Red | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #checkerboardquilt #scrapquilt #patchworkquilt
Liberty of London and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - In Red | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #checkerboardquilt #scrapquilt #patchworkquilt

QUILTING:
Quilted on a domestic sewing machine
with a walking foot and quilting guide:
an all ...

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October 28, 2018
Liberty of London Hexagon Quilt ~ English Paper Piecing from Red Pepper Quilts

Liberty of London Hexagon Quilt | English Paper Piecing | © Red Pepper Quilts - October 2018 #englishpaperpiecing #hexagonquilt #libertyoflondon

I've been quietly working away on some of my unfinished projects including this Liberty Hexagon Quilt which needed basting and quilting. Last week I decided I had put off the inevitable long enough and basted and quilted it. Basting is still not one of my favorite tasks and it requires the kind of effort that includes crawling around on the floor (sore knees, back, elbows, fingers ... you know it) but it is a task that needs to be done well or there may be all sorts of quilting dramas. 

Liberty of London Hexagon Quilt | English Paper Piecing | © Red Pepper Quilts - October 2018 #englishpaperpiecing #hexagonquilt #libertyoflondon
Liberty of London Hexagon Quilt | English Paper Piecing | © Red Pepper Quilts - October 2018 #englishpaperpiecing #hexagonquilt #libertyoflondon
Liberty of London Hexagon Quilt | English Paper Piecing | © Red Pepper Quilts - October 2018 #englishpaperpiecing #hexagonquilt #libertyoflondon

Fortunately, it all went really well, even with an all ...

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September 25, 2018
The Freewheeling Single Girl Quilt from Red Pepper Quilts

Freewheeling Single Girl Quilt | Pattern by Denyse Schmidt | © Red Pepper Quilts - September 2018

There's a sew-along happening! The Freewheeling Single Girl Quilt Sew-Along is hosted by Sewtopia, The Next Stitch and Denyse Schmidt (Denyse is the designer of this timeless version of a traditional Double Wedding Ring quilt). This pattern and sew-along is for the updated free-wheeling version of the original Single Girl Quilt pattern and includes guidelines for improvising the arcs for each block.

Freewheeling Single Girl Quilt | Pattern by Denyse Schmidt | © Red Pepper Quilts - September 2018
Freewheeling Single Girl Quilt | Pattern by Denyse Schmidt | © Red Pepper Quilts - September 2018
Freewheeling Single Girl Quilt | Pattern by Denyse Schmidt | © Red Pepper Quilts - September 2018

The Single Girl Quilt has been on my quilt bucket list for several years, and more recently (in the last 3 months) I had purchased both the Freewheeling Single Girl Quilt pattern and templates. So when the ...

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September 18, 2018
A Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Part 3 from Red Pepper Quilts

Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

I am pretty pleased with myself for having finished my Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt. I have so loved working on this quilt, from sorting through my fabric scraps and stash, to cutting hexies, glue basting fabric pieces to papers, and stitching hexagon flowers, to finally basting and quilting this quilt. It was a journey that played out over many long evenings with needle and thread, and one that I would happily repeat. I have lots of photos to share so please do bear with me! 

Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

I finished this quilt top in July and for all of the month ...

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September 11, 2018
Delectable Mountains Scrap Quilt from Red Pepper Quilts

A Finished Quilt.

Delectable Mountains Scrap Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Delectable Mountains Scrap Quilt
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My Delectable Mountains Scrap Quilt is finished! I have thoroughly enjoyed making this quilt and I am pleased to have added another traditional patchwork block to my sewing repertoire. This quilt was inspired by the Rummage Quilt Pattern by Stephanie Dunphy, but I have made a number of changes, including reducing the block size, and alternating the Delectable Mountains quilt block with a Half Square Triangle unit. 

Delectable Mountains Scrap Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Delectable Mountains Scrap Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Delectable Mountains Scrap Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

Most fabrics were pulled from stash, others have only just arrived and were yet to find their way ...

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August 28, 2018
Alice Caroline Exclusive Liberty Quilt from Red Pepper Quilts

Alice Caroline Exclusive Liberty Tana Lawn Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

QUILT DETAILS
Alice Caroline Exclusive Liberty Quilt 
The finished quilt measures 45 inches x 55 inches.
Features Alice Caroline Exclusive Liberty of London Tana Lawn
Batting: Low loft cotton batting.
Quilting: Straight vertical lines spaced ½" apart.

Alice Caroline Exclusive Liberty Tana Lawn Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Alice Caroline Exclusive Liberty Tana Lawn Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

I have to say, I was rather thrilled to receive a bundle of Alice Caroline's exclusive Liberty of London Tana Lawn! Figuring out what to do with them however was a lot more complicated than the folding and petting, and photographing the pretty bundle.

Alice Caroline Exclusive Liberty Tana Lawn Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Alice Caroline Exclusive Liberty Tana Lawn Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

I wanted to feature the individual exclusive prints in a rainbow of colors, and keep strong/distinct lines ...

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August 14, 2018
Vintage Linens Patchwork Quilt - A Finished Quilt from Red Pepper Quilts

Vintage Linens Patchwork Quilt - with Faced Binding | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

It feels great to have finished this quilt which has been languishing as a quilt top since 2014! I usually like to finish what I start, and don't tend to work on more than one (or two) projects at a time. It's what works best for me; although as you can see I am not immune to setting a project aside, and letting it sit unattended for quite some time. 

Vintage Linens Patchwork Quilt - with Faced Binding | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Vintage Linens Patchwork Quilt - with Faced Binding | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

As mentioned in my previous blog post featuring this quilt I have finished this quilt by using a light weight cotton batting called QuiltLite. Quiltlite is a woven ...

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August 7, 2018
Bright Hopes Quilt - Color My World from Red Pepper Quilts

A Finished Quilt

Bright Hopes Quilt - Color My World | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #brighthopesquilt #scrapquilt #patchwork #redpepperquilts

Color, color, everywhere! Fabric is my creative medium of choice and the more colorful my workspace the better. I find it hard to restrain myself and like to put every last fabric scrap to good use. This Bright Hopes quilt was the perfect opportunity to work with both ~ color + fabric scraps.

Bright Hopes Quilt - Color My World | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #brighthopesquilt #scrapquilt #patchwork #redpepperquilts
Bright Hopes Quilt - Color My World | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #brighthopesquilt #scrapquilt #patchwork #redpepperquilts
Bright Hopes Quilt - Color My World | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #brighthopesquilt #scrapquilt #patchwork #redpepperquilts

The fabrics used are many and varied and range from stash basics (dots, gingham, stripes, checks) to novelty fabrics that have been fussy cut to feature a print/design. If you stop by here regularly you may have seen some of these fabrics before, or better ...

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July 3, 2018
One Patch Quilt :: Diamonds from Red Pepper Quilts

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 ...

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June 26, 2018
Chambray + Liberty of London Checkerboard Quilt from Red Pepper Quilts

A Finished Quilt

Chambray + Liberty of London Checkerboard Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #checkerboardquilt #chambrayfabric #libertyoflondon

QUILT DETAILS
Chambray + Liberty of London Checkerboard Quilt
The finished quilt measures 56 inches x 72 inches.
100+ different fabrics. 
I  have made 63 16-patch blocks. 
  A total of 1008 patches of fabric (36 rows of 28 squares).
Each finished square measures 2 inches x 2 inches.
Printed fabric:
A mix of Liberty Tana Lawn, quilting cotton, and reclaimed shirt fabrics.
Background fabric:
2½ yards chambray fabric in black by Lecien.

Chambray + Liberty of London Checkerboard Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #checkerboardquilt #chambrayfabric #libertyoflondon

QUILTING:
Quilted on a domestic sewing machine
with walking foot and quilting guide.
All over ...

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May 30, 2018
Modern Baby Quilt ~ Essex Yarn Dyed Classic Wovens from Red Pepper Quilts

Modern Baby Quilt ~ Essex Yarn Dyed Classic Wovens | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #modernquilt #babyquilt #babyboyquilt
Modern Baby Quilt ~ Essex Yarn Dyed Classic Wovens | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #modernquilt #babyquilt #babyboyquilt

Last week I made a baby quilt for a friend who very recently welcomed a baby boy. I LOVE making baby quilts and while I had obviously known for some time that this baby was due to arrive any time now, the gender of the baby remained a surprise. I was really stuck on ideas for this gender neutral baby quilt that I had hoped to make well before the baby's arrival (so much procrastinating!) but as soon as I heard that the baby was a boy I immediately had a plan ... and a baby boy baby quilt (as ...

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May 22, 2018
One Patch Quilt - Row Houses from Red Pepper Quilts

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 ...

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May 6, 2018
Mandolin Quilt - Tales of Cloth Quilt Club 2018 - Part 3 from Red Pepper Quilts

Mandolin Quilt - Tales of Cloth Quilt Club 2018 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #mandolinquilt #englishpaperpiecing

A finished Mandolin Quilt! I still LOVE English Paper Piecing (EPP) and I have loved working on my Mandolin Quilt. Every stitch was a joy, and I am not really surprised that it came together so "quickly". I started working on my Mandolin Quilt early in  January and finished it 4 months later. There were many stolen moments with the needle, most often late at night, but also during the day. For me, hand stitching is such a relaxing way to spend my time that I often feel guilty picking up my EPP project during the day, when there are ...

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April 24, 2018
Liberty Tana Lawn and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - Blues from Red Pepper Quilts

The Finished Quilt.

Liberty Tana Lawn and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - The Blues | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #checkerboardquilt #patchworkquilt #quilt

It has been a good week! While I do love to challenge myself and my sewing skills I also LOVE to keep it simple. And this week was just that, basic (straight line!) sewing and allowing the color palette and the fabrics to shine.

Liberty Tana Lawn and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - The Blues | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #checkerboardquilt #patchworkquilt #quilt
Liberty Tana Lawn and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - The Blues | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #checkerboardquilt #patchworkquilt #quilt
Liberty Tana Lawn and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - The Blues | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #checkerboardquilt #patchworkquilt #quilt

I have also loved working with this timeless color palette ~ shades of blue, with grey, black, purple, and a touch of pink for contrast. Many of the printed fabrics used are luxury Liberty of London Tana Lawn which I have paired with a cotton background fabric. The background fabric is a Melange Yarn ...

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April 12, 2018
The Finished Scrappy Apple Core Quilt from Red Pepper Quilts

Scrappy Apple Core Quilt | April 2018 © Red Pepper Quilts #redpepperquilts #applecorequilt #scrapquilt

The Scrappy Apple Core Quilt is finished. (This quilt was made using the acrylic templates provided with the Nickels and Dimes Quilt Pattern by Everyday Quilts). I am so pleased with how it turned out and love that I was able to work out a way to machine piece the quilt top. This quilt may otherwise have remained unfinished. Forever. I do however want to continue to work on my hand piecing skills but intend to start with an easier project. Perhaps a quilt with straight seams only. Slow sewing is so relaxing!

Scrappy Apple Core Quilt with bias binding | April 2018 © Red Pepper Quilts #redpepperquilts #applecorequilt #scrapquilt
Scrappy Apple Core Quilt - Vintage Inspired | April 2018 © Red Pepper Quilts #redpepperquilts #applecorequilt #scrapquilt
Scrappy Apple Core Quilt | April 2018 © Red Pepper Quilts #redpepperquilts #applecorequilt #scrapquilt
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April 2, 2018
The Finished Scrappy Spool Block Quilt from Red Pepper Quilts

Scrappy Spool Block Quilt - with link to Spool Block Tutorial (with inset seams | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #scrapquilt #spoolblocktutorial #sewingtutorial #redpepperquilts

I have lots of photos to share with you of my finished Scrappy Spools Block Quilt. Scrappy quilts continue to be a favorite and I have have loved working on this quilt - from scavenging through my scrap bins and fabric stash, to marking the quarter inch seam allowance on each and every fabric piece, and even sewing the many inset seams. There's something quite relaxing about piecing a repetitive "block" quilt, and once all the blocks are done, so very rewarding.

Scrappy Spool Block Quilt - with link to Spool Block Tutorial (with inset seams | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #scrapquilt #spoolblocktutorial #sewingtutorial #redpepperquilts
Scrappy Spool Block Quilt - with link to Spool Block Tutorial (with inset seams | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #scrapquilt #spoolblocktutorial #sewingtutorial #redpepperquilts
Scrappy Spool Block Quilt - with link to Spool Block Tutorial (with inset seams | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #scrapquilt #spoolblocktutorial #sewingtutorial #redpepperquilts

I have finished this quilt by first ditch stitching the horizontal and vertical seam lines (creating an all ...

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March 6, 2018
A Postage Stamp Scrap Buster Quilt from Red Pepper Quilts

A Finished Quilt.

Postage Stamp Scrap Buster Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

QUILT DETAILS
Postage Stamp Scrap Buster Quilt
The finished quilt measures 50 inches x 50 inches.
204 four-patch units.
Each finished square measures 1 1/4" x 1 1/4".
Background Fabric:
Cotton chambray fabric in dark grey by Lecien Fabrics
49 squares.
Each finished square measures 5" x 5".
Total patchwork pieces: 865.
Quilting:
Ditch stitching all vertical and horizontal block seam lines
then adding additional diagonal lines through the center of all blocks.
Thread:
Cotton thread for piecing and quilting.
Batting:
100% low loft cotton batting.

Postage Stamp Scrap Buster Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

I am pleased to share with you lots of ...

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February 19, 2018
Bug City - Kansas Dugout Quilt from Red Pepper Quilts

Bug City Kanas Dugout Quilt - colorful kids quilt | Templates and Tutorial available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Bug City Kansas Dugout Quilt

As promised in my Sunday Stash blog post from earlier this this year featuring the Bug City fabric collection, today I am pleased to show you what I did with the FQ bundle that Jodie sent me. Jodie Carleton (from Vintage RicRac) commissioned me to make a quilt with her brand new fabric line ~ Bug City for Ella Blue Fabrics ~ for her booth at the Melbourne Quilt Market in late November last year.

Bug City Kanas Dugout Quilt | Templates and Tutorial available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Bug City Kanas Dugout Quilt | Templates and Tutorial available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Bug City Kanas Dugout Quilt | Templates and Tutorial available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

The Bug City fabric collection features five unique designs each in up to five different color ways. The colors are pastel soft ...

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January 31, 2018
English Paper Piecing - Liberty Stars Quilt - Part 3 from Red Pepper Quilts

... and a finished quilt!

Liberty Stars Quilt - English Paper Piecing | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

Oh my goodness, I have finished another English paper pieced quilt. I love English paper piecing (EPP) and wish that I could prop myself on the couch with my EPP projects and allow myself the luxury to sew slow, all day, every day. But slow sewing doesn't fit in with what it takes to keep my business moving along and so I squeeze in working on my EPP in the evenings ... and way into the early hours of the morning. It's actually the best time of the day, with the house quiet, the now ...

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January 23, 2018
Outback Wife - Courthouse Steps Quilt - A Finished Quilt from Red Pepper Quilts

Outback Wife - Courthouse Steps Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
QUILT DETAILS
Outback Wife - Courthouse Steps Quilt
The finished quilt measures 60 inches x 60 inches.
36 Courthouse Steps Blocks - 6 rows of 6 blocks.
FEATURED FABRIC:
both collections for Ella Blue Fabrics
BATTING:
Low loft cotton batting.
BINDING:
Checkers in Black by Cotton + Steel (yarn dyed woven
gingham fabric).
Outback Wife - Courthouse Steps Quilt - quilt back | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

Well, I am rather chuffed with how this quilt turned out! There were several things that could have gone horribly wrong with this quilt but thankfully it all went to plan. The heavier weight fabric and quilt top created ...

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