Thursday, 31 October 2019

Frolic 2019 Bonnie Hunter Quiltville Mystery Quilt

Frolic 2019 Mystery Quilt fabric selection
Frolic 2019 Mystery Quilt fabric selection
This is my favourite time of year - Bonnie Hunter has just released the fabric details for her 2019 Mystery Quilt, which this year is called 'Frolic'.  As she mentions in her post, her Mystery Quilts are a chance to build your quilting and piecing skills.  The quilts are scrappy and the aim is to use up fabric you already have in your stash.  The Mystery Quilt is free to follow and runs between Thanksgiving and the New Year.

I have pulled these colours from my stash.  I  am fine for the raspberry and and greens, but very low on blue.

Last year a couple of my longarm quilting customers did the 2018 Good Fortune Mystery Quilt with great results.

Will you be joining in the Frolic 2019 Mystery Quilt?

Saturday, 26 October 2019

Fabscraps Vintage Elegance Quilt made by Jilly, quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Fabscraps Vintage Elegance Quilt made by Jilly, quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Fabscraps Vintage Elegance Quilt made by Jilly,
quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Jilly has made this marvellous quilt using a 'Vintage Elegance' quilt kit from Fabscraps, purchased on Create and Craft. The finished result is a lovely quilt which can be used for lots of things and this particular design would blend in anywhere.  I am a big fan of kits. There are times in your life when you don't want the extra effort of designing, you just want to make something, or you just want to master a new technique - that is when kits come into their own.  They are usually the kickstart for the next exciting quilt project.
Fabscraps Vintage Elegance Quilt made by Jilly, quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Fabscraps Vintage Elegance Quilt made by Jilly,
quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
To finish off the quilt, Jilly chose a the ever-popular 'Ginger Hearts' quilt pattern from the  Fabadashery Longarm Quilting design library. Knowing that this large quilt had been quilted, Jilly is now ready for the next stage of her quilting journey.
'Ginger Hearts' digital quilting pattern by Apricot Moon
'Ginger Hearts' digital quilting pattern by Apricot Moon

Friday, 18 October 2019

Fabadashery Longarm Quilting Drop Off dates

Just a reminder that if you require your quilt tops longarm quilted before Christmas 2019  please get in touch to arrange a date to drop them off or let me know when I can expect them. It you require custom quilting I am happy to add you to my waiting list.

Here are some dates in the next few weeks when I am taking in quilts, including a Saturday
Monday 21st October
Friday 25th October
Saturday 26th October
Tuesday 29th October
Wednesday 30th October
Thursday 31st October
Friday 1st November
Email: frances@fabadashery.co.uk
Tel: 01291 629120

Sunday, 13 October 2019

'Country Sampler' quilt made by Barbara

'Country Sampler' Quilt
'Country Sampler' Quilt
This is Barbara's 'Country Sampler' quilt which she made as part of a workshop with Jennifer at Sew Forest of Dean.  She made a lovely job of it and had really appreciated the guidance that Jennifer gave her throughout the project.  I never tire of sampler quilts as they are a great way to find out what techniques we enjoy the most.  Some times we are so keen to move onto the next project that taking advantage of your local longarm quilting service is a great way to make sure projects get finished.
This quilt is heading with love to a family member, so it had to be hearts!
'Ginger Hearts' quilting digital design by Apricot Moon

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Eirwen's Log Cabin Quilt

'Bubbles' quilting pattern on Eirwen's log cabin quilt.  Quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
'Bubbles' quilting pattern on Eirwen's log cabin quilt.
Quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
All my wonderful customers are keeping me busy on my longarm quilting machine at the moment. Eirwen usually leaves it to me to decide what quilting to put on her quilts.  On this occasion I used my new Sea Green Glide thread with  a'Bubbles' quilting design.  The Sea Green blended nicely with the colours she used for her log cabins and then added interest to the lighter areas.  
'Bubbles' quilting pattern on Eirwen's log cabin quilt.  Quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
'Bubbles' quilting pattern on Eirwen's log cabin quilt. 
Quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

'Bubbles' quilting pattern
'Bubbles' quilting pattern

Monday, 30 September 2019

Modern Yellow Ochre Quilt made by Penny

Modern Yellow Ochre Quilt made by Penny
Modern Yellow Ochre Quilt made by Penny
It's a while since I have shown a quilt featuring the 'Modern Curves' quilting pattern that is so popular.  Here Penny has made a striking modern quilt using ochre yellow fabrics from the same range. The quilting really adds to the modern feel.
Modern Yellow Ochre Quilt made by Penny
Modern Yellow Ochre Quilt made by Penny

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Firestorm Quilt designed by Bonnie Sullivan, featured in Quiltmania, made by Valerie

'Firestorm' quilt designed by Bonnie Sullivan, made by Valerie,  Quilted by Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
'Firestorm' quilt designed by Bonnie Sullivan, made by Valerie,
Quilted by Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
The quilt pattern, called the Firestorm Quilt designed by Bonnie Sullivan, was featured in Quiltmania magazine. Valerie liked this quilt so much she made two! I also really enjoyed quilting this quilt because it was made out of MODA Flannel fabric, which is beautifully soft.  It's lovely texture quilted beautifully and really made me want to make a flannel quilt too.
'Firestorm' quilt designed by Bonnie Sullivan, made by Valerie,  Quilted by Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
'Firestorm' quilt designed by Bonnie Sullivan, made by Valerie, 
Quilted by Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
The quilt was for a male relative and to quilt it Valerie chose this simple Paisley pattern called 'Kiss'.
'Kiss' digital pattern by Melonie J Caldwell and Patricia Ritter
'Kiss' digital pattern by Melonie J Caldwell and Patricia Ritter