Red Pepper Quilts...
Rita blogged about this stunning quilt here. Her layout is so very unique and clever, I knew I had to make a similar one as soon as I saw it.
The second quilt that inspired me was from Ryan of I'm Just A Guy Who Quilts. He had made this gorgeous doll quilt, I simply love the aqua and raspberry colours, set off by the linen. You can read about this quilt here. Ryan is in the process of making a larger version of this one, I can't wait to see that!
The fabrics I used for my quilt were from my stash of Denyse Schmidt's (fabulous) Flea Market Fancy range. A range we flea market fancy freaks are hoping will be reprinted one day! As I don't have her whole range, I also added in some of Sis Booms toile from her older Girlfriends range. This toile (called Nuala) is still one of my favourite fabrics, with the gorgeous birds and little bugs all over it. The Linen was from Sew Mama Sew and was an Essex linen/cotton blend in Putty.
Playing with the half square triangles is so much fun. I decided to have a scrappy look for the diamonds, with the a one colour square in each centre.
Since I made this quilt I saw that Andi from Patch Andi fame has been playing around with half square triangles too. I'm sure they are addictive. Check out her beautiful quilt below, and see her other fun layouts here.