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September 10, 2018
Delectable Mountains Scrap Quilt from Red Pepper Quilts

Work in Progress.

Delectable Mountains Scrap Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #scrapquilt #delectablemountainsquilt

Scrap quilts and simple patchwork piecing are my absolute favorite and I do like to try my hand at different traditional blocks. I have loved working on this Delectable Mountains Scrap Quilt top.  With its numerous patchwork pieces the Delectable Mountains block - a traditional quilt block - isn't exactly a quick patchwork fix, but it also is not as difficult or as intimidating as it may appear to be.

Delectable Mountains Scrap Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #scrapquilt #delectablemountainsquilt
Delectable Mountains Scrap Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #scrapquilt #delectablemountainsquilt
Delectable Mountains Scrap Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #scrapquilt #delectablemountainsquilt

This quilt top is inspired by the Rummage Quilt Pattern by Stephanie Dunphy (which I purchased way by in 2016 and has been on my "to make" list ...

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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 30, 2018
Bright Hopes Quilt - Color My World from Red Pepper Quilts

Work in Progress

Bright Hopes Quilt - Color My World - tutorial available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #scrapquilt #quiltblocktutorial #patchwork

Having previously enjoyed making a Bright Hopes Quilt in low volume (light/white) fabrics, it seems only fitting that I would go on to make a Bright Hopes Quilt using all colors of the rainbow. The Bright Hopes Quilt Block is a traditional patchwork block, and this block is not only a perfect introduction to sewing a block/quilt with partial-sewn seams, but it is also perfect for scrap busting. And I have plenty of fabric scraps! (Bright Hopes Block tutorial available here)

Bright Hopes Quilt - Color My World - tutorial available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #scrapquilt #quiltblocktutorial #patchwork
Bright Hopes Quilt - Color My World - tutorial available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #scrapquilt #quiltblocktutorial #patchwork
Bright Hopes Quilt - Color My World - tutorial available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #scrapquilt #quiltblocktutorial #patchwork
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Admittedly, in addition to sorting through ...

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May 22, 2018
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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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 17, 2018
Liberty Tana Lawn and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt ~ Blues from Red Pepper Quilts

Liberty of London Tana Lawn and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - The Blues | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #checkerboardquilt #libertyoflondon

It is back to basics for me this week. Having just finished the Scrappy Apple Core Quilt which involved the sewing of many tricky curves, what I needed was a simple sewing project. This quilt is all about the fabrics and colors, and a traditional checkerboard layout. I love classic patchwork squares and never tire of collating fabrics for a given color palette. Fabric play is the best part and I even enjoy the repetitive (meditative!) tasks required to make this quilt; cut, sew, press, and repeat!

Liberty of London Tana Lawn and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - The Blues | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #checkerboardquilt #libertyoflondon
Liberty of London Tana Lawn and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - The Blues | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #checkerboardquilt #libertyoflondon
Liberty of London Tana Lawn and Chambray Checkerboard Quilt - The Blues | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #checkerboardquilt #libertyoflondon

I have many beautiful Liberty of London Tana Lawn fabrics in deep color ...

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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 3, 2018
Apple Core Quilt - Work in Progress from Red Pepper Quilts

Apple Core Quilt - Machine Pieced - Work in Progress | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #redpepperquilts #applecorequilt #machinepieced #sewingcurves #traditionalquilt

Since finishing my Mandolin Quilt - an English Paper Piecing project - I have been on a quest to get started on my next slow sewing project. It didn't take long to find the Nickels and Dimes Quilt Pattern by Everyday Quilts which is written for hand piecing (not EPP). Nickels and Dimes is a vintage inspired quilt pattern based on the traditional Apple Core block.

Apple Core Quilt - Machine Pieced - Work in Progress | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Apple Core Quilt - Machine Pieced - Work in Progress | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Apple Core Quilt - Machine Pieced - Work in Progress | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
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I was keen to try my hand again at hand piecing, although admittedly my hand piecing skills still require some work and those curved seams might not ...

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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 20, 2018
A Scrappy Spool Block Quilt from Red Pepper Quilts

Work in Progress

Scrappy Spool Block Quilt - with link to Spool Block with Inset Seams Tutorial | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #patchworkquilt #spoolblockquilt #quiltblock #sewingtutorial #redpepperquilts #scrapquilt #quilt #scrapbusterquilt

Another scrappy quilt! I am sure that I am not alone in saying that scrappy makes me crazy happy. I love working from stash and using "all the fabrics", even though it does make for a messy sewing space! Some of the fabrics used were rescued from my scrap bin, but most fabric pieces were cut from stash. And returning fabrics to stash is something I continue to struggle with. There are now numerous piles of fabric awaiting my attention. It is a good creative mess though.

Scrappy Spool Block Quilt - with link to Spool Block with Inset Seams Tutorial | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #patchworkquilt #spoolblockquilt #quiltblock #sewingtutorial #redpepperquilts #scrapquilt
Scrappy Spool Block Quilt - with link to Spool Block with Inset Seams Tutorial | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #patchworkquilt #spoolblockquilt #quiltblock #sewingtutorial #redpepperquilts #scrapquilt
Scrappy Spool Block Quilt - with link to Spool Block with Inset Seams Tutorial | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 #patchworkquilt #spoolblockquilt #quiltblock #sewingtutorial #redpepperquilts #scrapquilt

Well, I did start this quilt with a limited color ...

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Mandolin Quilt - Tales of Cloth Quilt Club 2018 - Part 2 from Red Pepper Quilts

English Paper Pieced - Mandolin Quilt | Design by Tales of Cloth | Pieced by Rita Hodge © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 | #redpepperquilts #englishpaperpiecing #paperpiecing #quilt #patchwork #handmade #slowsewing

A finished quilt top! With thanks to long (and warm) Summer evenings where sleep eludes me, the Winter Olympics televised until the wee hours of the morning, a trip to Japan, and that never ending desire to plan the next  - and the next quilt - while stitching, to push me along and keep me stitching ... and it is done.

English Paper Pieced - Mandolin Quilt | Design by Tales of Cloth | Pieced by Rita Hodge © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 | #redpepperquilts #englishpaperpiecing #paperpiecing #quilt #patchwork #handmade #slowsewing
English Paper Pieced - Mandolin Quilt | Design by Tales of Cloth | Pieced by Rita Hodge © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 | #redpepperquilts #englishpaperpiecing #paperpiecing #quilt #patchwork #handmade #slowsewing
English Paper Pieced - Mandolin Quilt | Design by Tales of Cloth | Pieced by Rita Hodge © Red Pepper Quilts 2018 | #redpepperquilts #englishpaperpiecing #paperpiecing #quilt #patchwork #handmade #slowsewing
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I have lots of photos to share of my finished Mandolin quilt top so please bear with me. Fabrics for this quilt were selected one block at a time, over three or four long ...

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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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January 1, 2018
Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt II - A Finished Quilt from Red Pepper Quilts

Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt II - pattern available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

Happy New Year everyone!

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December 9, 2017
Devonstone Square - Tilda Fabrics - and a Giveaway! from Red Pepper Quilts

I am pleased to introduce my readers to new sponsor today ~ Devonstone Square ~ and excited to announce that as from January 2018 Tilda Fabrics and Accessories will be readily available in the USA!
Devonstone Square is the new wholesale distributor for Tilda® fabrics and accessories throughout the USA. Devonstone Square recently launched at Quilt Market - Houston, where its inaugural booth won an award for Best New Exhibitor. As an exciting new boutique player in the USA patchwork and quilting market, Devonstone Square is delighted to share the whimsical world of Tilda with American retailers.

The Lemon Tree Collection - Tilda | Distributed in the USA by Devonstone Square

Family owned and operated, Devonstone Square ...

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