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April 22, 2019
An English Paper Pieced - Low Volume - Stretched Hexies Quilt: Part 2 from Red Pepper Quilts

Low Volume Stretched Hexagons Quilt - English Paper Pieced | © Red Pepper Quilts 2019

My Stretched Hexies Quilt is finally finished. I may have spent more time thinking about basting and quilting this quilt than the actual doing .... I am such a procrastinator! Of course, the task was not nearly as ominous as I had imagined it to be and I am really very pleased with how the finished quilt looks. Quilting my own hand pieced quilt tops still raises the level of quilting anxiety but I am always happy to embrace the challenge even if it takes that bit longer to get started on the basting and then the quilting.  I have lots ...

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March 28, 2019
A Stretched Hexies Quilt ~ English Paper Pieced from Red Pepper Quilts

A Stretched Hexies Quilt - English Paper Piecing | © Red Pepper Quilts 2019

I did not intend to take such a long break from blogging and sharing my sewing adventures! But I have enjoyed taking the "work" out of what has been my normal for the last 10 years; instead simply enjoying the making, and enjoying every decision that comes with that, from leisurely choosing fabric, to design, and every single (slow) stitch. No deadlines, no pressure to document. 

A Stretched Hexies Quilt - English Paper Piecing | © Red Pepper Quilts 2019
A Stretched Hexies Quilt - English Paper Piecing | © Red Pepper Quilts 2019
A Stretched Hexies Quilt - English Paper Piecing | © Red Pepper Quilts 2019

And I have been sewing! I have been working on this Stretched Hexies Quilt top for the last few weeks. This quilt top has been English Paper pieced (EPP). I continue to enjoy this ...

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January 29, 2019
Merry Kite - 6 Köpfe 12 Blöcke from Quiltmanufaktur

Der erste Monat beim neuen 6 Köpfe 12 Blöcke Quilt Along - Skill Builder - ist fast rum und ich habe es gerade noch rechtzeitig geschafft meinen Merry Kite Block zu nähen. Die Anleitung zu diesem schönen Block gab es zu Beginn des Monats auf Gesines Blog 'allie an me'


Ich habe mir diese Jahr vorgenommen, meine Blöcke aus Kona Cottons in der Farbpalette von Rosa - Rot und Beere zu machen. Den Hintergrund bilden diverse Low Volumes. Die habe ich noch zur Genüge in meinem Stash. 


Bei den Kona Cottons bin ich mittlerweile am Überlegen, ob ich doch noch Orange dazu ...

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January 23, 2019
Keeping It Quiet? from From the Strawberry Patch...

It all started innocently enough (don't all great adventures?), I was having lunch with Quiltkeemosabe and she mentioned to me that she had been playing with Deb Tucker's new Shaded Nine Patch technique sheet. "Do you have it yet?" she asked. That's all it took. No, I didn't have it, but now I knew that she did; and, of course, I wanted to play too! I had one of these technique sheets in my

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Keeping It Quiet? from From the Strawberry Patch...

It all started innocently enough (don't all great adventures?), I was having lunch with Quiltkeemosabe and she mentioned to me that she had been playing with Deb Tucker's new Shaded Nine Patch technique sheet. "Do you have it yet?" she asked. That's all it took. No, I didn't have it, but now I knew that she did; and, of course, I wanted to play too! I had one of these technique sheets in my

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January 12, 2019
Project Quilting 2019 Season 10.1 from Sew Sunshine


2019 starts Season 10 of Project Quilting hosted by Kim Persimon Dreams. The first challenge for the season was "Hope Springs Eternal". 

I did not have a resolution this year but in my head I want to use a lot of what I have and dig out my patterns and books and just have fun making stuff. Well when the challenge came last Sunday I thought that the Hula Girl pattern by Sharon over @Color girl Quilts fit the bill. I love the linking rings in this quilt. Well, truthfully I had a bit of trouble paper piecing them to ...

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November 7, 2018
scrappy quilt from Sotak Handmade


I love working with my fabric scraps and recently I've been feeling it was time I turned some of my beloved scraps into a quilt. 

I sort of knew what color palette I was going for, but I had a very hard time deciding on a pattern. I wanted something simple, not too time consuming for either cutting or piecing, preferably something improv so I could add and subtract fabric pieces as I went. I know, right? Easier said than done. 


And then I came across this quilt by Suzuko Koseki in her fantastic book Patchwork Style and I ...

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September 21, 2018
Blogger's Quilt Festival - Fall 2018 First Entry from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

I have been participating in the Blogger's Quilt Festival since 2013.  It is an event I look forward to every year.  I love to see all of the beautiful entries that are linked up and discover exciting new blogs to follow.


My first entry this Fall  is a fairly recent finish.  My regular readers know I love scraps.  I also love to use my scraps to play with color and create visual effects.  So when I saw Linda post about a block she was making playing with color value, I began wondering how much contrast you really need to ...

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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
A One Patch Quilt :: Diamonds from Red Pepper Quilts

Work in Progress.

One Patch Quilts :: Diamonds | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #onepatchquilts #scrapquilt

One patch quilts have been a favorite amongst quilters for as long quilters having been making quilts; where a simple shape allows the fabric to be the feature (such as the random use of fabric scraps, or a more carefully chosen fabric selection or color palette) or an intricate layout of a single repeating shape where the use of fabric dictates a design created by the one patch. One patch units and quilts vary from simple - squares, triangles, diamonds - to more complex - hexagons, clam shells, apple cores.

One Patch Quilts :: Diamonds | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #onepatchquilts #scrapquilt
One Patch Quilts :: Diamonds | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #onepatchquilts #scrapquilt
One Patch Quilts :: Diamonds | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #onepatchquilts #scrapquilt

This week I have chosen to work with a diamond ...

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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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One Patch Quilt - Row Houses from Red Pepper Quilts

Work in Progress.

One Patch Quilt - Row Houses | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #onepatchquilt #scrapquilt #patchworkquilt

A new week and a new project! This quilt is everything that I love about fabric and patchwork. I love a scrappy quilt and working from stash ... I love working with contrasting - light/dark - fabrics especially playing with low volume fabrics ... and I love a simple patchwork design. I also enjoy a challenge and working with inset seams does exactly that. 

One-Patch Quilts (Twenty to Make)

This little book - One-Patch Quilts (Twenty to Make) by Carolyn Forster - caught my eye at the Melbourne Quilt Convention in April. At the time I was working on my Scrappy Apple ...

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February 20, 2018
Round Robin Germany 2018 from Quiltmanufaktur

Dieses Jahr stehen bei mir spannende Projekte an! Eines davon ist die Einladung durch Sandra / Hohenbrunner Quilterin und Heidi / Libellenquilts zu einer Round Robin Bee. Dabei wird ein individueller Starterblock samt Projektbuch ein Jahr lang auf Reisen zu allen weiteren 11 Teilnehmerinnen geschickt und am Ende kommt ein fertiges Quilttop - oder wie bei mir - eine Menge Patchworkblöcke zurück. Der Überraschungsmoment liegt darin, dass man nicht weiß, was die anderen Teilnehmer einem gemacht haben und wie sich der Quilt im Laufe der Zeit entwickelt wird. Man wird nur durch einige Bilder, die eventuell Teilausschnitte des Gemachten zeigen, heiß gegrillt.... Also ein ...

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January 19, 2018
Mein erster Quilt in 2018 from Quilt Collection M.

Der erste Quilt des Jahres 2018 ist fertig! 2018 soll ja das Jahr der Ufo-Fertigstellung werden. Und hier ist das erste Ufo. Begonnen wurde der Quilt als Bee-Quilt im Juni 2017. Die To Be a Bee Ladies haben fleissig die kleinen Quadrate aneinander genäht. Gequiltet zwischen den Jahren und jetzt ist schon das Binding dran. Ich kann es gar nicht glauben! Sogar das Binding ist dran und tatsächlich von mir selber dran genäht!

The first quilt of 2018 is finished! 2018 is supposed to be the year of finishing my quilts. This quilt  was started in June 2017. The ladies ...

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January 18, 2018
Finding my focus with the Scrappy Project Planner from Carried Away Quilting

One of my goals for 2018 is to become more focused in my quilting life. I have a tendency to get carried away with numerous project ideas bouncing recklessly in my brain, each competing for the top spot on my mental to-do list.  Sometimes, I admit, it makes me feel scattered! I know I’m not alone. Other quilting friends in this new social media age have told me the same thing.

My first step toward quilting focus was to purchase Lori Holt’s Scrappy Project Planner.  I ordered it from my friend and sponsor, Allison of My Timeless Day ...

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January 16, 2018
Solids For My Stash from Hobbies Up To Here

I allowed myself some freedom to shop recently when I took a trip to a local quilt shop with a good friend. I went in search of solids or low volume fabrics, especially if I could find a good deal on them. I did come home with a grey charm pack and two layer cakes … Continue reading Solids For My Stash

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November 19, 2017
Bright Hopes Quilt - A Finished Quilt from Red Pepper Quilts

Bright Hopes Quilt - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

QUILT DETAILS: 
Bright Hopes Low Volume Quilt 
The finished quilt measures 52 inches x 63 inches.
154 Bright Hopes Blocks (see tutorial here).
14 horizontal rows of 11 Bright Hopes blocks.
Each FINISHED block measures 4 ½ inches x 4 ½ inches.
180+ different fabrics were used to make this quilt top.
Fabrics Include:
Quilting Cotton, Liberty of London, and lots of novelty fabrics.
Batting:
a low loft batting perfect for use with low volume and bright white fabrics.

Bright Hopes Quilt - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

I love my collection of "low volume" fabrics and have thoroughly enjoyed working with ...

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November 9, 2017
Bright Hopes Quilt - Work in Progress and Tutorial from Red Pepper Quilts

Bright Hopes Quilt and Tutorial | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Bright Hopes Quilt and Tutorial | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

This week I have been working with the leftover strips of fabric from my Herringbone Quilt. It is unusual for me to have left over fabric pieces from a quilt; I am more likely to have cut too few than too many patchwork pieces for a quilt (especially this many). And I really didn't want to see stack of pretty fabric strips disappear into the overflowing scrap bin, so these were set aside for a quilt I have been looking forward to making for a while ....

Bright Hopes Quilt and Tutorial | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Bright Hopes Quilt and Tutorial | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Bright Hopes Quilt and Tutorial | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

The Bright Hopes Quilt Block is a traditional patchwork block and a perfect ...

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November 7, 2017
A Low Volume Herringbone Quilt from Red Pepper Quilts

A Finished Quilt and as always lots of photos ~

Low Volume Herringbone Quilt | A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
A Low Volume Herringbone Quilt
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My Low Volume Herringbone Quilt is finished! I have thoroughly enjoyed making this quilt and I am pleased to have added a new technique to my sewing repertoire in the process. This was my first time piecing together a quilt top with partial seams, and while a Herringbone Quilt (with all part-sewn seams) is maybe not a slow/easy introduction to partial seams, I don't mind diving in head first. Just remember to take it one step ...

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October 24, 2017
A Low Volume Herringbone Quilt from Red Pepper Quilts

Work in Progress (lots of photos!)

Herringbone Quilt | Modern Quilt Magic | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

The Herringbone Quilt is a traditional quilt design known for its diagonal "strippy" piecing and sharp angles that form when rows are pieced together. Variations of the Herringbone Quilt are many and include Chevron Quilt, Zig Zag Quilt, and Friendship Braid Quilt designs; all of which I have had on my quilt bucket list for some time. 


So when I came across Victoria Findlay's recently released book Modern Quilt Magic I saw it as an opportunity to learn ...

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