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January 21, 2022
Quilted Plates of Food from Goer

About a year ago I participated in the I Spy book release blog hop by making these two quilt blocks from the book. Each is a paper pieced block in which I chose to use solid fabrics.

It is season 13 of Project QUILTING and as much as I love to participate, I really have been focusing on finishing works in progress. I'd convinced myself that instead of participating in this season's one week quilt challenges by conceiving, starting, and completing a quilt in a week (for each of the six challenges) I would choose a WIP from ...

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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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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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November 15, 2021
Improv Line Bee Blocks from Goer

Last month, Chris gave us the open-ended invitation to play with line in our improv blocks for her. Straight lines and how they intersect, or how they don't. She asked for black background (I used Kona Black) and as many colors as we like (at least two) for our lines, preferably brights.

My lines all vary between 1/8" and 1/2" in width. I really enjoy the look and process of piecing a skinny 1/8" strip. So I started with that.

This first one is about 12" x 12" with 1/8" strips in three colors. Technically ...

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November 13, 2021
A Pile of Mini Mini Quilts from Goer

Welcome to my stop on Bobbie's UFOvember Blog Hop. I shared an intro post with the list of everyone participating in UFOvember at the beginning of the month and a few days ago I shared a list (with photos) of all my WIPs. (I realized today I missed one, so it's been aded to the list.) I find that knowing what all the projects are helps me make decisions about prioritizing what to work on. This week folks were resuming a UFO. "Pick up a UFO right where you left off, get it done, happy ending!"

With a ...

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November 8, 2021
Improv Time Bee Blocks from Goer

In September, Carole asked us to use time as our inspiration for her blocks. She asked us to use solids only with any shape or image that relates to time. And she chose the stunning tetrad palette of blue-green, red-violet, red-orange, and yellow-green (including recommended Kona suggestions to help us out).

My first thought that I couldn't shake was the idea of time passing as my children grow. I created a "watch me grow" block of sorts where I improv pieced the bodies of the three images and then added needle turn appliqué for the heads.

My second block ...

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September 24, 2021
WIPs Be Gone is Underway! from Goer

Today was the first day of the last 100 days of 2021. Time sure flies. I've mentioned in recent blog posts that I did #99DaysofWIPs this summer, from Memorial Day to Labor day, focusing on WIPs that were started in classes. I finished three small bags, two pillow covers, and five quilts in that time. Plus progress on a handful of other projects.

Today I started #WIPsBeGone2021 with Leanne of Devoted Quilter. We're spending the last 100 days of 2021 working on WIPs (works in progress). This time I'm not limiting myself to class WIPs. And I ...

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September 5, 2021
Improv Alphabet Quilt Blocks from Goer

This summer I started co-hosting the Quilts Unscripted Bee with a group of 10 quilters. It is an improv quilt bee and every month the host for the month gives us a prompt. These can vary greatly. There might be a limited palette. The prompt might be about a feeling, or a style, or creating something representational.

Sarah Ruiz kicked off our first month in June with a really fun one. She gave us a limited color palette and asked us to use solids. Then she had a sign up for each person to pick some letters of the alphabet ...

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May 26, 2021
A Vintage Inspired Hexagon Quilt ~ English Paper Pieced from Red Pepper Quilts

 A Finished Quilt 

Vintage Inspired Hexagon Quilt - English Paper Pieced  © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

Another finished quilt! This English paper pieced hexagon quilt is very heavily inspired by a vintage quilt. The quilt top was completed over several months in 2020 while we were in lockdown due to the pandemic. For various reasons this was a very difficult few months for me and I was fortunate to be able to lean heavily on my craft. At this time I lacked creative ability and vision, but the simple repetitive task of basting papers and stitching by hand saw me through many long evenings and brought me so comfort. I still love English ...

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May 2, 2021
The Fence Quilt - Patchwork Professional 03-2021 from Quiltmanufaktur

Vergangenes Jahr wurde ich von Frau Crane, der Chefredakteurin des Patchwork Professional Magazins angefragt, ob ich einen Quilt entwerfen und eine Anleitung dazu verfassen könnte. Aus dieser Anfrage entstand die Idee zum 'The Fence Quilt'. Seit dem 24. April findet man ihn im neuen Patchwork Professional Magazin und natürlich im Schaufenster der Quiltmanufaktur!

Quilt Buddys mit ins Boot nehmen

Gleich bei unserem Telefonat beschlossen Frau Crane und ich, dass der Quilt nicht nur als Anleitung erscheinen sollte, sondern dass ich mehr Platz für weitere Beispiele des noch zu entwerfenden Quilts bekommen würde. Mir schwebte vor, meine 'Quilt Buddys' zu fragen ...

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December 25, 2020
December Bee Blocks from Goer

Merry Christmas to Ellyn!

Her prompt for the bee this month was to use this bright, happy palette to make three improv, pieced blocks approximately 12 1/2" x 12 1/2". She also requested we include a triangle(s) in each block. These Kona colors are Bright Pink, Orange, Duckling, Chartreuse and Jade Green.

I immediately decided that I would do some improv curves. Here's what I came up with.

The post December Bee Blocks appeared first on Sarah Goer Quilts.

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December 21, 2020
Update on my Butterfly Quilt from Goer

Earlier this month I shared my newest project. At that point it was a stack of 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" and 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" pieces. Some progress has been made. I cut out all my Kona Snow background pieces and got everything up on the design wall.

My graph paper "pattern" is meticulously labeled. (You can see the beginning sketch, before labeling, in my previous post.) All of these pieces will go into nine sections before those are combined. I like to chain piece, sewing many seams one after another another without breaking ...

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December 9, 2020
A New Project from Goer

I'm really trying not to start new projects, but I am making a special mini quilt that is underway. I'll tell you more about why I'm making it when I finish it later this month, but here's a peek at what I'm up to. I ordered Kona Corsage, Rose, and Celadon to partner with Yarrow, Windsor, and the unknown dark green. I also bought my first yard of Kona Snow for this project as it will be the background. This evening I cut out everything except for the background.

Here's the sketch for my ...

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December 5, 2020
Irish Chain Quilt - Tutorial from Quiltmanufaktur

Dieses Jahr fiel es mir erstaunlich schwer, mich mit der Weihnachts Dekokration für den Laden zu beschäftigen. Die rechte Stimmung will einfach nicht aufkommen. Geht euch das auch so? Was ein Glück gibt es Pinterest! Ich bin ja begeisterte Sammlerin von Pins mit Quiltmustern, die ich einfach schön finde oder mal irgendwann sogar machen will. Auf der Suche nach einen passenden Quilt bin ich dort auf das klassische Muster Irish Chain gestoßen; nicht kompliziertes, aber schön anzuschauen!

Als ich den Quilt während seiner Entstehung und dann auch fertig auf Instagram gezeigt habe, wurde ich gefragt, ob es dafür vielleicht eine ...

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December 4, 2020
I Spy Blog Hop from Goer

I'm excited to be today's stop on the I Spy Blog Hop! A couple months ago I was enjoying seeing the new blocks that Kimie and Missy were sharing. When they asked for volunteers to help promote their book, I was excited to make a couple blocks to participate. They provided the book to me and I eventually chose the hamburger and the watermelon to make.

The book has one hundred 4" finished foundation paper pieced blocks, in a variety of themes. The cover quilt (shown below at 51" x 51") shows a lovely option for putting them ...

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November 20, 2020
A Take On Bear Paw from Let's Begin Sewing

As my blog posts get more scarce, so is my quilt making. However in the past month a lot of quilts I made earlier have come into the limelight. Let me start with the first one.  A variant on the Bear Paw block.

This quilt was a long time in the making. About 3 years ago when I was undergoing physical therapy, while recovering from a knee injury I would find myself often staring at my shoes. The colors of the shoes really struck a chord with me and I decided to use them in my next quilt. Inspiration comes ...

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September 14, 2020
My Pandemic Quilt 2020 - Part 2 from Red Pepper Quilts

A Finished Quilt

My Pandemic Quilt - Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2020
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My Pandemic Quilt is finished and I have lots of photos to share with you today. Our Covid situation is improving, and we are keenly anticipating the lifting of some restrictions that has seen us at home for what seems like all year. It does mean I have had lots of time to reflect, ponder, prioritise, and of course sew. There have been some dark days, but we're optimistic, grateful for family, friends, and that Spring is finally here to help lift our spirits.

Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2020
My Pandemic Quilt - Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2020
My Pandemic Quilt - Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2020

I am pretty happy ...

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August 24, 2020
My Pandemic Quilt 2020 - Part 1 from Red Pepper Quilts

My Pandemic Quilt - Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2020 #hexagonquilt

So ... I started another English paper piecing project a few weeks ago. I love English paper piecing and at this time of uncertainty I have felt the need to sit quietly with my thoughts and stitch like crazy. For a fleeting moment all is right with the world. Despite the prolific handmade works, I have struggled with creativity, and as such this quilt is very much inspired by a quilt that I fell in love with when I saw it at the Tokyo Quilt Festival in 2018: 

Talking to Flowers by 山口智恵子*Chieko Yamaguchi

I couldn't ...

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May 25, 2020
Just Kisses Quilt from Quiltmanufaktur

Ein Layer Cake Zen Chic Moda / A Day in Paris und ein das Pattern Just Kisses von Janice Zeller Rayn / Better off Thread - eine ideale Kombination, um daraus einen schönen, frischen Quilt zu machen, oder?

Letztes Jahr bekam ich diesen wunderbaren Layer Cake von Penny und Isis geschenkt. Die beiden sind Stewardessen und wenn sie gerade in Frankfurt Stop gemacht hatten, haben sie mich ab-und-zu in der Quiltmanufaktur besucht.

Was macht man mit so schönen Stoffen? Sie lagen eine Weile immer in meiner Sichtweite und ich hatte nicht so recht die zündende Idee.... bis ich meinen Pinwand bei Pinterest durchforstet ...

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March 28, 2020
Le petit oiseau de toutes les couleurs from Quilting & Learning

Welcome! Challenge 11.6 of Project Quilting is due in less than an hour and I am frantically writing up my post. The challenge was "Vibrant & Vivacious". It took me 5 days to think about it and 1 full day to make the quilt. It's one of my favourites to date. I hope you like it.

Le petit oiseau de toutes les couleurs

If you're wondering what's up with the French title, it's because this small bird of all colours is based on a song by Gilbert Bécaud (1927 - 2001), a song writer extraordinaire from France ...

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