Sunday, 19 May 2019

Quilt UK 2019, Malvern - Round Up

I have had a lovely day at Quilts UK, Malvern Show 2019 organised by Grosvenor Shows.  Over the past few months it feels as if I have been very busy working on quilts for this show and it was lovely to see them again, finished and with the binding on them, once they had passed through my hands for longarm quilting.
'Sunburst' LW05 by Carol Allen, quilted by Frances Meredith
'Sunburst' LW05 by Carol Allen, quilted by Frances Meredith
Firstly, here is Carol's 'Sunburst' quilt which received the Award for Piecing and a Judges Merit rosette.
'Dresden Plate' Charity / Fundraising Quilt by Lydney Quilters
'Dresden Plate' Charity / Fundraising Quilt by Lydney Quilters
This Charity / Fundraising quilt by Lydney Quilters won first place and a silver cup.  I stitched one of the Dresden plates and did the custom quilting. This quilt will be raffled at their exhibition 15th-16th June 2019.
 'Pendle Hill Meets Taj Mahal' by Barbara, quilted by Fabadashery Longarm quilting
 'Pendle Hill Meets Taj Mahal' by Barbara, quilted by Fabadashery Longarm quilting
Barbara won a rosette for her 'Pendle Hill Meets Taj Mahal' quilt based on a Di Ford quilt.
'Jody's DNA' Quilt by Natalie, quilted by Frances Meredith
'Jody's DNA' Quilt by Natalie, quilted by Frances Meredith
Natalie won a Judges Merit rosette for her 'Jody's DNA 'Quilt
'Pat's Sunburst' quilt
Pat's 'Sunburst' quilt was a result of a blind Mystery Medallion quilt challenge which I organised at WyeKnot Quilters. I had the pleasure of quilting it for her.
  'Jane's Pinwheel' pieced and quilted by Frances Meredith
'Jane's Pinwheel' pieced and quilted by Frances Meredith
Finally, it was good to see my own 'Jane's Pinwheel' quilt up on display.  It is not an attention grabbing quilt, but one which I am going to be pleased to have on display in my own home.

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Win this quilt - Dresden Quilt made by Lydney Quilters in aid of Lydney Hospital and the Victoria Centre, Lydney

'Dresden Quilt' made by Lydney Quilters
Would you like to have the chance of winning this quilt?  If you are attending Quilts UK this weekend you will see this quilt on display as part of the Charity Fundraising Category, where I am pleased to say it has won 1st prize! I have had the pleasure of being part of this Dresden Quilt through making one of the blocks and doing the longarm quilting for it. With a large white border I could not resist test running a fancy feather border. 
'Dresden Quilt' made by Lydney Quilters
'Dresden Quilt' made by Lydney Quilters
Lydney Quilters meet monthly and will be having their exhibition on 15th-16th June 2019 at the Masonic Hall, Highfield Road, Lydney, GL15 4LH, UK, where this quilt will be on display and you will be able to purchase raffle tickets for £1.00 each.  The money raised will go towards supporting Lydney Hospital and the Victoria Centre in Lydney. 
'Dresden Quilt' made by Lydney Quilters
'Dresden Quilt' made by Lydney Quilters


Monday, 29 April 2019

Japanese Quilt Antique Angel BOM made by Krina

'Bird's Eye View' digital pantograph designed by Barbara Becker
Antique Angel BOM Quilt made by Krina
I just had to share this quilt with you today. This quilt was a Block of the Month (BOM) offered by the Antique Angel Quilt shop several years ago.  It was made with Japanese cotton fabrics which have a deeper texture than normal quilting cotton.  Oh my, when it was quilted the texture came up beautifully and it was mesmerising to watch it stitch out.
'Bird's Eye View' digital pantograph designed by Barbara Becker
'Bird's Eye View' digital pantograph designed by Barbara Becker
My initial thoughts when presented with an appliqued quilt is to custom quilt it it, but on this occasion the right thread and the right pattern did the trick.  The pattern is 'Bird's Eye View' designed by Barbara Becker, the thread was Glide Husky.  The result was stunning.
'Bird's Eye View' digital pantograph designed by Barbara Becker
'Bird's Eye View' digital pantograph designed by Barbara Becker

Friday, 26 April 2019

Hexagon Garden Jelly Roll quilt' made by Lorna

'Hexagon Garden' Jelly Roll Quilt made by Lorna
The first few month of 2019 have been very busy here at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting and I can't believe that it will be May next week. Recently, Lorna brought me this Jelly Roll quilt for quilting.  The pattern is 'Hexagon Garden' and is a pattern by Pam and Nicky Lintott.  As I add new digital quilting patterns to my collection, I m always keen to see them stitched out and Lorna gave me the chance to see' Bubbles' for the first time.  You can see more of the patterns that I have available on my Pinterest Page.
'Bubbles' digital pantograph designed by Lorien Quilting

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