Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Liberty Tana Lawn Quilt, made by Sue, quilted by Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

 Liberty Quilt made by Sue, quilted by Fabadashery Longarm Quiltin
Liberty Quilt made by Sue, quilted by Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Here's a lovely, light, summer quilt made by Sue. It is made from Liberty Tana lawn fabric and to quilt it just a light quilting pattern, Dragon Wings. What a delightful little quilt.
'Dragon Wings' quilting pattern by Apricot Moon

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Australian Quilt made by Sheila, featuring Kangaroos

Australian Quilt made by Sheila
Australian Quilt made by Sheila
Over the years I have longarm quilted several quilts which have had a travel theme, often using fabrics which were purchased on a special holiday abroad. This quilt has been made by Sheila using fabric with an Aboriginal / Australian theme - she has even managed to design a map of Australia as one of the blocks!
Kangaroo Hop quilting pattern designed by Jessica Schick
Kangaroo Hop quilting pattern designed by Jessica Schick
With such a busy quilt top, the quilting pattern is going to struggle to be seen, but this is where the backing fabric can play a key role.  To keep with the theme I hunted out some Australian themed digital quilting patterns and one of the best was this one 'Kangaroo Hop', designed by Jessica Schick, which features  kangaroos hopping all over the quilt - perfect.
Kangaroo Hop quilting pattern designed by Jessica Schick
Kangaroo Hop quilting pattern designed by Jessica Schick

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Interwoven Stars Quilt made by Sian Fisher, quilted by Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Interwoven Stars Quilt made by Sian Fisher
Interwoven Stars Quilt made by Sian Fisher
Look at this amazing quilt made by Sian, using just one patchwork block pattern - the Interwoven Star.  Sian brought this large quilt to me at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting to be quilted and she choose the ever popular 'Popcorn' quilt pattern to finish it.

Interwoven Stars Quilt made by Sian Fisher
Sian and her mother, Hilary, are both very accomplished stitchers and are now sharing their skills at workshops throughout South Wales.  On their website at www.passion4patchwork.co.uk , you can book onto their forthcoming workshops being run at JB Sewing in Newport.
'Popcorn' digital quilting pattern by Willow Leaf Studio
'Popcorn' digital quilting pattern by Willow Leaf Studio

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Lydney Quilters Exhibition June 2019, Lydney GL15 4LH

Lydney Quilters Exhibition June 2019, Lydney GL15 4HL
Lydney Quilters Exhibition June 2019, Lydney GL15 4HL
Just a reminder that Lydney Quilters have an exhibition on 15th-16th June 2019 at the Masonic Hall, Highfield Road, Lydney, GL15 4LH.  Accompanying the display will be refreshments and sewing supplies from The Patchwork Basket, Newent.  
Lydney is based in the Forest of Dean and can be accessed by the A48 from Gloucester, or by crossing the old Severn Bridge (NO bridge fee!) near Bristol and following the A48 to Lydney / Chepstow.
On 16th June the raffle will be drawn to win this beautiful Dresden Plate quilt, supporting Lydney Hospital and the Victoria Centre, Lydney. If you would like the chance to win, there is still time to buy a ticket.
1st Prize - Dresden Quilt made by Lydney Quilters

'Be Mine' digital quilting pattern. Quilt by Marlene.

 'Be Mine' designed by Patricia Ritter and Leisha Farnsworth for Urban Elementz.
 'Be Mine' designed by Patricia Ritter and Leisha Farnsworth for Urban Elementz.  
Just stitching out a new digital quilting pattern for the first time here at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting - 'Be Mine' designed by Patricia Ritter and Leisha Farnsworth for Urban Elementz.  The quilt is another English Paper Pieced masterpiece in French General fabrics by Marlene.
 'Be Mine' designed by Patricia Ritter and Leisha Farnsworth for Urban Elementz.
 'Be Mine' designed by Patricia Ritter and Leisha Farnsworth for Urban Elementz.  
Here is the back, showing the pattern in all its glory.
 'Be Mine' designed by Patricia Ritter and Leisha Farnsworth for Urban Elementz.
 'Be Mine' designed by Patricia Ritter and Leisha Farnsworth for Urban Elementz.  
This is the pattern you need to be looking out for if you want it on your next quilt top.

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Irish Chain Hearts made by Gloria

Irish Chain Hearts quilt made by Gloria
Irish Chain Hearts quilt made by Gloria
I have had some lovely quilts here at Fabadashery over recent months.  This is Gloria's 'Irish Chain Hearts' quilt which is a combination of piecing and applique.  Gloria did a wonderful job, considering it was one of the first projects she has ever done.
Irish Chain Hearts made by Gloria
Irish Chain Hearts quiltmade by Gloria
Here is a detail of the quilting which was a digital pattern called 'Ginger Hearts', which seemed perfect for the hearts themed quilt.  You have probably seen it before on my site and it is one of the most popular patterns chosen by my customers.
'Ginger Hearts' digital pantograph

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Quilts 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.