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January 17, 2022
New Pattern - Always & Forever from A Little Bit Biased

I have a new Valentine's Day pattern I want to share with you today!
Introducing - Always & Forever!


This pattern was inspired by my postage stamp quilt, actually.
I received so much "love" on that quilt; so many people said they want
to make a postage stamp quilt someday.  So I thought, what better way to ease into
an intense project like a large postage stamp quilt with 1" squares than to
start with blocks with 1" pieces.  You can try this project out first to see how you like 
working with 1" pieces.  They're really not too bad ...

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January 3, 2022
Welcome 2022! from Humble Quilts

Happy New Year!
It was great to take a couple of week break from blogging to close out the year. 

Here's a new little quilt I made!



I call it Tea for Two

I used a cute pinwheel shirting on the back. 

After washing. 


 

Here's the precious vintage doll quilt I used for inspiration!

And, drum roll.................................

I opened an Etsy shop!

I have a kit made up for the "Tea for Two" little quilt. I also am offering a PDF pattern. If you'd prefer I mailed a pattern let me know.

I can make up kits ...

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December 26, 2021
Goodbye 2021 from Sew Preeti Quilts

I have a new finish!!!  Let me show you a few process pictures before the final reveal.


Basting

A Grizzly and a Polar Bear walked into a quilt!!! 



Quilting Slowly


And here is the finished quilt. Hanging from Mari's Balcony. We got together for lunch and quilty chitchat last weekend.


We make these RSC blocks a few every month and then set them aside. On one hand it is not a surprise or a grand finale because we have been seeing these blocks come together throughout the year. But (and this is a big one) the visual impact of ...

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December 11, 2021
Christmas Kaleidoscope from A Little Bit Biased

 I'm back and today I'm sharing something I'm super excited about!
A new Christmas pattern!  It's called Christmas Kaleidoscope!


It started with this beautiful, scrappy bundle of fabrics.
The reds are mostly wovens and the greens are an assortment
of dark and light greens from different fabric lines.


The white fabric with red stars is from the fabric line, Stars and Stripes
by My Mind's Eye for Riley Blake.  That was my background fabric.


Green 4-Patches make up the Holly blocks.


I've paired them with some fun Star blocks to make a really pretty ...

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December 10, 2021
Modern Hexagon Quilt from Red Pepper Quilts

A Finished Quilt
Modern Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

Hexies are my favorite! I keep coming back to this shape for English paper piecing, and even though the hexagon shape doesn't lend itself to continuous piecing - there's a lot of stop/start sewing - I still love it. Hexies are so versatile, the layout possibilities are endless, and with the right mix of fabric you can have a traditional quilt with a modern feel.

Modern Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2021
Modern Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

The fabrics used for this quilt (other than the background fabric) were once again pulled from my stash and many are from my loved hoarded Japanese fabrics (by Yuwa Fabrics and ...

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December 7, 2021
Finished Golden Quilt from A Little Bit Biased

 Look at me; two posts in one week!
I've got a lot of catching up to do here on the blog so I figured 
I wouldn't waste any time posting about this other finished quilt -
my finished Golden quilt!


For this quilt, I used the fabric line Pumpkins and Blossoms by Fig Tree for Moda.
I did a scrappy background (which is different than the original quilt and 
what the pattern states to do).  But who doesn't love a scrappy background!?!  
I threw in a couple other low-volume fabrics from other fabric lines to give me enough ...

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December 6, 2021
Finished Autumn Glow Quilt in Solids from A Little Bit Biased

 Well hello there!
It's been a while since I've posted here on the blog so I wanted to check in 
and tell you that I'm still here and I have some finished projects I'd like to share with you 
over the next few weeks!  Today I want to share my finished Autumn Glow quilt in solids.

 
Unfortunately, I don't know the names of the solids I used.
I need to do better about writing them down beforehand!
But basically, I used a terracotta color, a cream, a dark brown (all shown above)
plus I ended ...

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December 3, 2021
All the Stars Quilt from Red Pepper Quilts

All the Stars Quilt - English Paper Pieced © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

I am on a roll - another week and another new quilt to show you, this one too was started and finished in 2021. I love all sorts of quilts, from modern quilts to art quilts - I can appreciate them all - but traditional scrappy quilts steal my heart every time. I have had this quilt, a classic 6-pointed star quilt, on my quilting buckets lists for quite some time, and am pleased to have now ticked it off.

All the Stars Quilt - English Paper Pieced © Red Pepper Quilts 2021
All the Stars Quilt - English Paper Pieced © Red Pepper Quilts 2021
All the Stars Quilt - English Paper Pieced © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

This quilt has been English paper pieced and it consists of just one shape: a sixty degree diamond with 2 inch sides. I ...

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November 28, 2021
The June Dyson Coverlet from Red Pepper Quilts

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 ...

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November 20, 2021
Talula Quilt ~ A Finished Quilt from Red Pepper Quilts

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 ...

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Ice Cream Soda Quilt - English Paper Piecing from Red Pepper Quilts

 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 ...

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November 5, 2021
New in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of 11/05/2021 from Curlicue Creations

A beautiful cut of quilting fabric, Beige Marbled quilt fabric. Fat quarter cut of 100 percent cotton. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.

This is a vintage destash fabric, not a new, off the bolt cut. This fabric may or may not have been pre-washed.

The design on this fabric features a beige marbled pattern. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of quilting fabric, Beige Trees Tone on Tone quilt fabric, by Benartex. Fat quarter cut ...

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October 5, 2021
Violet Spice Quilt and Pattern from Curlicue Creations

I have a new pattern to introduce to you today:  Violet Spice.

This pattern features the Violet Spice fusible applique block.  (I love this block!)

It's paired with a pieced crossing block.

And finished with a pretty pieced border.

This quilt features Island Batik's new Peacock Plumes fabric collection, available in your local quilt shops now.

I also used Hobbs batting, Aurifil thread, and Schmetz needles to get this look.


Quilt backing in this gorgeous Island Batik fabric.  

Binding in blue.

This quilt would be charming as a baby gift, couch throw, or wall decor.

Violet Spice
Quilt ...

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October 4, 2021
New Pattern Published!!! from Sew Preeti Quilts

So so excited...

1. Island Batik's Fall/Winter 2021catalog is out!!!  AND I am in it, not only as an Ambassador but also as a Pattern Designer. My new pattern Masala Box is featured in the catalog. 

2. Masala Box is now listed in my Etsy Shop :-) It looks like a happy dance of colorful fabrics.

Listed!!!


When I made the quilt "Beg, Borrow and Barter" in March 2021 as a part of the Island Batik Scrapbuster Challenge, little did I know what was to come next.  Some of you asked - what pattern did you use, do you have ...

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October 3, 2021
Beginnings, Breaking Free, & Sexual Abuse Awareness from Nestlings By Robin

BREAKING FREE!
Years ago I was part of an 
art group that did a challenge
where we were given a 
monthly prompt from which
to write a Haiku.
I really enjoyed the Haiku
writing and the creativity it brought.
Once our Haiku was written, we 
were to create a small art piece
that represented our Haiku.
www.nestlingsbyrobin.com
Breaking Free
Bound by darkness then
bubbling want from within
Breaking free, blooming.

When "beginnings" was our 
prompt, I found myself thinking 
a lot about my past and how many
"beginnings" I had been offered 
over the years and not taken advantage of.
WHY ...

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September 20, 2021
New in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of 09/20/2021 from Curlicue Creations

A beautiful cut of high quality quilting fabric, Enchanted Pines Dawn, by McKenna Ryan, for Robert Kaufman. Fat quarter cut, 100 percent cotton. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.

The design on this fabric features an allover blue and purple leaf pattern over a light blue background. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of high quality quilting fabric, Cats that Cook, by Cheri Strole, for Moda Fabrics is 100 percent cotton, fat quarter cut. Easy care, machine ...

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August 9, 2021
New in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of 08/09/2021 from Curlicue Creations

A beautiful cut of quilting fabric, Red Dream Field quilt fabric, by Fabri-Quilt. Fat quarter cut of 100 percent cotton. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.

This is a vintage destash fabric, not a new, off the bolt cut. This fabric may or may not have been pre-washed.

The design on this fabric features thin black chevron lines over a red abstract background. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of quilting fabric, Vienna Nights quilt fabric ...

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July 8, 2021
New in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of 07/08/2021 from Curlicue Creations

A beautiful cut of quilting fabric, Blue Green Purple quilt fabric. Fat quarter cut of 100 percent cotton. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.

This is a vintage destash fabric, not a new, off the bolt cut. This fabric may or may not have been pre-washed.

The design on this fabric features blue green and purple splotches with black and white speckles. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of quilting fabric, Lavender Vines Batik quilt fabric ...

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June 25, 2021
Shipping Orders, Sewing, and Cute Kid Pics from Needle and Foot

Hello there! Life is still quite busy here. The fabric sale continues and customers are keeping me busy. I am happy to say the stack of empty bolts is still growing and the shelves of bolted fabric are shrinking. Thank you all for supporting me as I clear out the shop in anticipation of closing it.

In between shipping orders, we have had a lot going on. I haven’t been able to get a ton of quilting done but I do get to the machine now and then.

I am working on my blocks for the Positivity QAL. The ...

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June 7, 2021
FOMO? How to follow Curlicue Creations from Curlicue Creations

Do you currently follow my blog by email notification?  If so, please be aware that in July, the Feedburner that provides this service will no longer be available.  I don't want you to miss out on new patterns and inspiration!  So, here's a few ways you can follow me.  

Sign up for my newsletter, here: 

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I promise I won't bombard you with an overwhelming number of emails.  My newsletter will go out to you every month or so, depending on what's happening at Curlicue Creations.  Each ...

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