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August 20, 2017
Sunday Stash #398 Washington Depot by Denyse Schmidt from Red Pepper Quilts

Washington Depot by Denyse Schmidt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Washington Depot by Denyse Schmidt
for FreeSpirit Fabric

The newest collection by Denyse schmidt for FreeSpirit Fabrics has arrived in stores. The Washington Depot collection is "inspired by an elegant, historic New England village that feels as though time has stopped. Friendly and warm, neat as a pin and picture-perfect, every street and garden view evokes a nostalgic sweetness of unspoiled beauty and simple pleasures, along with a sense of uninterrupted time in which to enjoy them."

Washington Depot by Denyse Schmidt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Washington Depot by Denyse Schmidt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

Versatile, small and medium-scale geometric prints, florals with a decidedly current color sensibility and modern stripes, are just right for any project you ...

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August 17, 2017
Liberty + Linen from Blossom Heart Quilts

Did you know that one of my biggest quilty regrets is not getting ADDICTED into Liberty while in Japan? Mercifully, I did buy Hello Kitty Liberty relatively regularly, but I most certainly did not do the Japanese Liberty supply justice whilst living there. And boy oh boy have I made up for that now…

One of my favourite happy mail moments each month is when I receive the latest Love Liberty Club bundles from The Strawberry Thief. And this week, I had a super bonus extra happy mail day when I discovered a big fat package in my letter box ...

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August 13, 2017
Sunday Stash #397 Chroma by Alison Glass from Red Pepper Quilts

Chroma by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Choma by Alison Glass
for Andover Fabrics

Chroma is the fifth collection in the Handcrafted series by Alison Glass. The full spectrum of color and smaller scale make this group highly useful for quilting, functioning as blenders as well as interest prints. So much color!
Chroma by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Chroma by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

The collection consists of three unique designs - Plaid, Pinpoint, and Scatter - each offered in a rainbow colors that complement the previous Handcrafted collections. The Handcrafted collections are made entirely by hand (a process unique to Andover) and are a new interpretation of the ancient wax resist fabric dying art form (batik). It is made in ...

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August 11, 2017
Sunday Stash #396 Arroyo by Erin Dollar from Red Pepper Quilts

Arroyo - Multi by Erin Dollar for Robert Kaufman Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Arroyo - Multi by Erin Dollar 
for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Arroyo is Erin Dollar's first collection of designer fabric yardage, created in collaboration with Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Erin Dollar is an artist and pattern designer in Los Angeles. She is the founder of Cotton & Flax, a collection of textile home goods and gifts. The fabric collection was inspired by the colors and patterns of Erin's life in LA.   

Arroyo - Multi by Erin Dollar for Robert Kaufman Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Arroyo - Multi by Erin Dollar for Robert Kaufman Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

Featuring 44 color and pattern combinations in two colors stories - Neutral and Multi - all overprinted with Erin's original pattern designs on Robert Kaufman’s signature 55% linen, 45% cotton blend ...

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August 8, 2017
Chaos and Order from Sew Preeti Quilts

Clay's quilt was well-received. He promptly put it on his bed, took a picture and sent it to me with a thank you note. I was so gratified!!!

Clay's Quilt

And then, the next day, I received a separate card from his wife plus a gorgeous silver necklace that she made for me.

Jewelry + Me = Happiness

My expression says it all.

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So, what else is going on, you may ask.

There were 31 snowball blocks in Clay's quilt. This means there are 31 times 4 = 124 HSTs, tempting me to make something with them.

Bonus HSTs ...

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July 29, 2017
Sunday Stash #395 A Bundle of This and That from Red Pepper Quilts

Sunday Stash ~ This and That | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

While fat quarter bundles of complete fabric collections are a favorite precut I do also regularly choose and purchase a few selected prints from a range. I like to think that I have a fairly good understanding of the kind of prints that I reach for most often, and choose fabrics based on design and color, and sometimes "just because".  These are a random bundle of such prints ~
Hello Jane by Allison Harris for Windham Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Hello Jane by Allison Harris for Windham Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

This week's selection of fabric is from three different fabric collections, and as pictured from top to bottom of the pretty bundle the first six fabrics are from the Hello Jane ...

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July 23, 2017
stashing and stitching from Charm About You

I have had some happy mail recently, some necessary or just because and a couple of nice surprises!

First up I needed to get some more Liberty bias tape for my Green Tea and Sweet Beans quilt borders from The Weaver's Mill. The top two prints just fell into the basket.


clockwise from top left: Liberty tana lawn Tatum D and Jungle ALiberty bias tape and a selection of scraps that came with the order (love that!)

Next Spoonflower had their buy one, get one free fat quarter deal - so I did, twice. I really enjoy searching through ...

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Sunday Stash #394 Floral Retrospective by Anna Maria Horner from Red Pepper Quilts

Floral Retrospective by Anna Maria Horner | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Floral Retrospective by Anna Maria Horner

Floral Retrospective by Anna Maria Horner has arrived in stores. It is 16 piece collection featuring Anna Maria Horner's favorite floral prints in their best selling original form, and some with all new colors to inspire a fresh look for timeless art!

Social Climber - Floral Retrospective by Anna Maria Horner | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Social Climber ~ Floral Retrospective
Floral Retrospective by Anna Maria Horner | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Echinacea ~ Floral Retrospective

Carefully handpicked from several of Anna Maria's previous collections these prints sit beautifully alongside one another as well  as other styles of fabric, including vintage, modern, and everything in between. The Social Climber design (see above) is one of my ...

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July 22, 2017
Sunday Stash #393 Neptune and the Mermaid by Tokyo Milk from Red Pepper Quilts

Neptune and the Mermaid by Tokyo Milk for Freespirit Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017.

Neptune and the Mermaid by Tokyo Milk (Margot Elana) has just arrived in stores and although this collection is outside of my fabrc stash comfort zone, I could not resist! The fabrics feature designs from small scale to very large scale (23" inch pattern repeats). The large scale designs are so intricately detailed that that you need to look to look twice to see all that there is to see. 

Song of the Siren ~ Neptune and the Mermaid by Tokyo Milk for Freespirit Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Pink Age of Aquarius ~ Neptune and the Mermaid by Tokyo Milk for Freespirit Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017.

The Neptune and the Mermaid collection takes you on a journey under the sea, where everything is not as it ...

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July 14, 2017
Sunday Stash #392 Rockpool by Jodie Carleton and a Giveaway! from Red Pepper Quilts

Rockpool by Jodie Carleton for Ella Blue Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Rockpool by Jodie Carleton 
for Ella Blue Fabrics

Rockpool is Jodie Carleton's most recent fabric collection for Ella Blue Fabrics Jodie wears many hats including school librarian, toy maker, toy pattern designer (more than 60 toy patterns as well as fun enamel sewing pins are available from Jodie's Etsy store), blogger, social media enthusiast, and fabric designer for Ella Blue Fabrics. I don't know how she does it all!

Rockpool by Jodie Carleton for Ella Blue Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

The Rockpool collection features five unique designs each in five different color ways. The colors are pastel soft, the fabrics with a white background are a sparkling white ...

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July 2, 2017
Sunday Stash #391 Arbor Blossom by Nadra Ridgeway from Red Pepper Quilts

Arbor Blossom by Nadra Ridgeway for Riley Blake Designs | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Arbor Blossom by Nadra Ridgeway
for Riley Blake Designs

Arbor Blossom is Nadra Ridgeway's thirds fabric collection for Riley Blake Designs and follows the popular Backyard Roses and Bloom and Bliss collection (and I love all three fabric collections mix together so well!). Nadra lives in a small village in Germany and her fabric collections and work, including handmade textiles for babies and children, is inspired by walks through the meadows surrounding her village, thrift store treasures, and scenes from her travels.

Arbor Blossom by Nadra Ridgeway for Riley Blake Designs | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Arbor Blossom by Nadra Ridgeway for Riley Blake Designs | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

The collection consists of seven unique designs each in three colorways; a total of 21 prints. The ...

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July 1, 2017
Sunday Stash #390 Essex Yarn Dyed Homespun ~ Robert Kaufman Fabrics from Red Pepper Quilts

Essex Yarn Dyed Homespun ~ Robert Kaufman Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Essex Yarn Dyed Homespun 
by Robert Kaufman Fabrics
55% linen 45% cotton.
44 inches wide.

Essex Yarn Dyed Homespun is a brand new release from Robert Kaufman Fabrics. The fabric base is the same linen and cotton blend as the original Essex Yarn Dyed fabric range, however the Homespun range has a defined weave, more like a traditional shot cotton, adding both texture and interest. 

Essex Yarn Dyed Homespun ~ Robert Kaufman Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Click on any image for a larger view.

Oh my goodness! Look at that texture! The fabric is also lighter in weight and has more drape than the original Essex range. It is lightly textured ...

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June 25, 2017
Letter from America from Midget Gem Quilts

On Friday there was great excitement, when my husband says "there's post for you. A letter from America.". Nothing beats the excitement of post more than a letter from America. Remember the radio 4 programme on Sunday lunchtime with Alistair Cooke? That was a Sunday staple in our house. And then of course there is the well known anthem "letter from America " by the Proclaimers. Good stuff too.

Anyhow my letter from America turned out to be from Tish of Tish In Wonderland. It wasn't eaten by sea creatures mythical or otherwise as she had feared. And what ...

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June 23, 2017
Sunday Stash #389 Sevenberry and More! from Red Pepper Quilts

Sevenberry - Mini Prints and More! Sunday Stash ~ © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Sevenberry ~ Mini Prints & More!

While fat quarter bundles of entire fabric collections are a favorite precut I do also regularly choose and purchase selected fabrics from a range. While my love for fabric has few boundaries - it makes exercising restraint difficult! -  I feel that I have a fairly good understanding of the kind of prints that I reach for most often, and select fabrics based on design and color. This week's selection of fabric is perfect!

Mini Prints by Sevenberry ~ Robert Kaufman Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Mini Prints by Sevenberry ~ Robert Kaufman Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

The CUTEST small scale designs by popular Japanese fabric house Sevenberry are hitting the stores ...

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June 18, 2017
Pictures from Quilt Canada from Stitchin at Home

Quilt Canada was held in Toronto this year at the International Centre. I went on Thursday. Wow! The inspiration, I have a mental list of things I'd like to do and try. The only snag is time, or lack thereof. I know I'm not the only one with this little problem.
How about some inspiration?

Fall's First Frost by Susan Jensen
   This piece was stunning, the trees literally stood out.
Coast moments of the Woods by Carol Seeley


A few of the Quilts of Valour this was a Northcott challenge.




     

A couple of my favourites and there ...

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June 12, 2017
Sunday Stash #388 Love and Friendship by Verna Mosquera from Red Pepper Quilts

Love and Friendship by Verna Mosquera | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Love and Friendship by Verna Mosquera
for Free Spirit Fabrics

Love and Friendship is Verna Mosquera's most recent collection for Free Spirit Fabrics. The collection is a celebration of her twenty year wedding anniversary as well as 20 years since she first starting quilting. 

Love and Friendship by Verna Mosquera | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Love and Friendship by Verna Mosquera | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

The collection consists of 24 fabrics; 8 designs each printed in three colorways. The designs include roses and hearts for a romantic vibe as well as stash basics like stripes and small scale geometric repeats. The color palette ranges from warm yellows, sky blues, spring green, coral pinks and true red.

Love and Friendship by Verna Mosquera | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Love and Friendship by Verna Mosquera | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP BY ...

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June 9, 2017
Sunday Stash #387 Noel by Cotton + Steel from Red Pepper Quilts

Noel by Cotton + Steel | Sunday Stash  © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Noel ~ A collaborative collection
by the Cotton + Steel design team.

Noel is the 2017 collaborative holiday collection by the Cotton + Steel team. It is the their third holiday collection and follows the success of the previous popular Garland and Tinsel fabric ranges; and all three collections play alongside one another just beautifully.

Noel by Cotton + Steel | Sunday Stash  © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Noel by Cotton + Steel | Sunday Stash  © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

The collection features traditional festive prints in seasonal colors ~ red, green, and gold, as well as less traditional colors, including pink and blues, with a sprinkling of metallic gold. Similarly the designs include traditional Christmas objects, a wintery theme, and quirky non holiday specific designs that can be ...

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June 5, 2017
one love + an overdue sunday stash from Charm About You


I'm writing about a day spent with my family... scroll down to fabric pictures if that interests you more :)

It has been an emotional day. Before the London attack last night we had already planned to go in to the city centre of Manchester today, it was made more poignant after another tragedy. I wanted to attend Quaker meeting, the girls decided they wanted to come too (for the first time). It was something I really needed and the testimony people spoke was moving. The children gave a short performance at the end and I was so proud that ...

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June 2, 2017
Sunday Stash #386 Gingham Girls by Amy Smart from Red Pepper Quilts

Gingham Girls by Amy Smart for Penny Rose Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Gingham Girls by Amy Smart
for Penny Rose Fabrics


Gingham Girls is Amy Smart's debut fabric collection for Penny Rose Fabrics. Inspired by by her 1970's childhood and a time when her mother made clothing for Amy and her sisters. Often matching clothing for all the siblings. This so rings true for my childhood. My mother made all our clothing and my older sister and I had matching sets of clothing, as did my two younger sisters! Shirts, skirts, dresses, pants, coats. You name it, my mother made it. Gingham featured often.

Gingham Girls by Amy Smart for Penny Rose Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Gingham Girls by Amy Smart for Penny Rose Fabrics | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

This collection features summer-themed colors and ...

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May 28, 2017
Sunday Stash from MMM Quilts

Have you seen my brain? Tell it I'd like it back please? ASAP?  As I opened a new post in Blogger, and went to type "Sunday Stash", zap! Into my head went, "Wait a second...it's the end of May, Sunday...I'm supposed to have a Sunday Stretch post for today!"  Erk.  So I will have one tomorrow most likely, or maybe later today, depending on how the quilting goes on the H2H quilt.  For now, let me massage your sense of creativity, inspiration and 'ahh' feeling we get when we pet or ogle fabric.

Well Hello ...

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