Saturday, 6 April 2019

Bonnie Hunter's 'Good Fortune' 2018 Mystery Quilt, made by Eirwen, quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery

Bonnie Hunter's 'Good Fortune' 2018 Mystery Quilt,
made by Eirwen, quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery
In the past I have managed to take part in several of Bonnie Hunter's annual Mystery Quilts.  You won't see one from me this year, but Eirwen has completed her 2018 'Good Fortune' Mystery quilt and did a great job at using up her scraps at the same time.
Bonnie Hunter's 'Good Fortune' 2018 Mystery Quilt, 
using Celery Glide thread
Trying to find a thread colour which will look good with red, orange, blue, green and cream is a tricky decision.  As I have built up my experience, I have found that green threads tend to blend well with many colours and are great on a scrappy quilt.  On this occasion I used Celery Glide thread.  I understand that the quilting pattern Bonnie Hunter used on her Good Fortune Mystery quilt was 'Arcadia', which is the pattern we used also, which you can see below.
'Arcadia' digital quilting pattern, designed by Patricia Ritter
I don't think this will be the last 'Good Fortune' quilt I will be quilting.

Friday, 29 March 2019

New Extra Wide Backing Fabrics available!

I have just added some new extra wide backing fabrics to my selection
Extra Wide White  on White (Ecru) John Louden @£15.00 / m    108” wide 100% cotton
Extra Wide White  on White (Ecru) John Louden @£15.00 / m

108” wide 100% cotton

Extra Wide Beige / Ecru Flutter, John Louden @£15.00 / m    108” wide 100% cotton
Extra Wide Beige / Ecru Flutter, John Louden @£15.00 / m

108” wide 100% cotton

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Curves Not Curves quilt made by Mairi, featuring Fluffy Clouds, quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

'Fluffy Clouds' digital pantograph designed by Beany Girl Quilts
'Curves not Curves' quilt made by Mairi
This is the 'Curves Not Curves' quilt which Mairi has made for her daughter.  It is one of those quilts which has the optical illusion of curves, but is actually made up from squares and triangles, hence the name.  I love her fresh choice of colours, mainly Kaffe Fassett blues and greens along with a vast selection of different modern neutrals.
'Curves not Curves' quilt made by Mairi
'Curves not Curves' quilt made by Mairi
Mairi is one of my postal customers and used my Pinterest Pattern catalogue to choose a digital pattern for her quilt.  On this occasion she chose 'Fluffy Clouds'. 
'Fluffy Clouds' digital pantograph designed by Beany Girl Quilts
'Fluffy Clouds' digital pantograph designed by Beany Girl Quilts

Friday, 22 March 2019

Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt made by Christine, featuring Flowerumpus Quilt pattern.

Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt, made by Christine
Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt, made by Christine
Here is another hexagon, Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt, made by Christine.  Christine is trying to use up her fabric scraps, but apparently this has only made a small dent into her stash ... I know the feeling. However, the result was so pretty and I am sure anyone would be happy to have this patchwork quilt in their home.
Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt, made by Christine, with Yellow Whisper Glide thread
Christine used a white on white fabric for her background.  I rarely use white thread when quilting a thread and on this occasion we chose 'Yellow Whisper' Glide thread on top and bottom, which went well with the border and on the backing fabric.
'Flowerumpus' digital quilting pattern
View from the back: 'Flowerumpus' digital quilting pattern
To add to the flower theme, the quilting pattern we chose was one of my new patterns, 'Flowerumpus', designed by Hermione Agee.  The picture above shows how the quilting came out on the back of the quilt. The only problem now is which side to use the quilt.

'Flowerumpus' digital quilting pattern
'Flowerumpus' digital quilting pattern, designed by Hermione Agee

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Purple and red Sampler Quilt made by Dorothy, quilted by Frances Meredith

Detail: Applique block, made by Dorothy
Detail: Applique block, made by Dorothy
Sampler quilts are a great way to work out which techniques you enjoy most in patchwork. This is the applique block which Dorothy included in her stunning Sampler Quilt, made on a course with Trease Lane at JB Sewing in Newport.  This sampler quilt included log cabin, curved seams, foundation piecing and traditional pieced blocks.
Sampler Quilt made by Dorothy
Sampler Quilt made by Dorothy
I love the way that Dorothy has alternated each sampler block with the same purple and red pieced block, it really brings unity to the quilt.  With lots of different things going on in one quilt, sometimes a simple allover meander is all it needs to stitch all the layers together, like this quilting pattern called 'Bam'. Dorothy also took advantage of my binding service - the red binding looks perfect!
'Bam' digital pantograph quilting pattern

Monday, 18 March 2019

Check out the new Search function at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting!

I have added a Search function on the sidebar on the right hand side of the blog.  If you have idea of the pattern you are considering for your quilt, why not put it in the search box and see what it looks like on other quilts I have done. For example, if you type in 'hearts', it will pull up all the posts with heart designs in it.

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Today's Quilter 'Devon County' quilt, made by Margaret, quilted by Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

'Devon County' quilt, made by Margaret
'Devon County' quilt, made by Margaret
Here is another 'Devon County' quilt which I have quilted for Margaret.  I have quilted a few quilts for Margaret and she managed to include plenty of the leftover scraps from those in this pattern. I quilted one for Karen a few months ago, it is always fun to see how everyone interprets a pattern!  If you subscribe to Today's Quilter, this quilt was featured in Issue 29 as a special souvenir supplement in late 2017.  The quilt is called 'Devon County' and was designed by Sally Ablett. I wonder how many more I will get to see?
'Devon County' quilt, made by Margaret
'Devon County' quilt, made by Margaret
The quilting pattern we used was called 'Nemesh Feathers' a digital quilting designdsigned by Bethan Nemesh, with some lovely swirls and feathers.

'Nemesh Feathers' designed by Bethan Nemesh, digital pantograph