Tuesday, 7 December 2021

Day 8 Fabadashery Advent Quilt Show - Mercedes pair of English paper pieced quilts

Mercedes Bright Triangle Quilt
Mercedes Bright Triangle Quilt

We have two for one on day 8 of the Fabadashery Advent Quilt Show.  Mercedes has hand pieced both of these quilts, one in modern bright colours, the other in the more subtle Moda French General colours.  However, both have the same quilting pattern on them - Nemesh Feathers designed by Bethanne Nemesh. 

Mercedes English Paper Piecing traditional quilt
Mercedes English Paper Piecing traditional quilt
I really like this pattern and I use it a lot on my own quilts.  I think the two versions show how versatile it is.  In the photo below you can see how it looks more clearly on the back of the quilt - so gorgeous.

'Nemesh Feathers' designed by Bethanne Nemesh
'Nemesh Feathers' designed by Bethanne Nemesh


'Nemesh Feathers' designed by Bethanne Nemesh
'Nemesh Feathers' designed by Bethanne Nemesh

Monday, 6 December 2021

Day 7 Fabadashery Advent Quilt Show - Jo's Circle of Life Jacqueline de Jonge Quilt, custom quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Jo's Circle of Life Jacqueline de Jonge Quilt, custom quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Jo's Circle of Life Jacqueline de Jonge Quilt,
custom quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Jo made use of her time in lockdown by taking on this 'tour de force' of a quilt, one of Jacqueline de Jonge's designs, Circle of Life.  There is a lot of detailed foundation piecing involved  and this sort of quilt demands a custom quilting treatment.  A lot of the custom work involves stitching in the ditch to reinforce the detail of the piecing and then I designed a pattern for the black surrounding area.  Quilting on black is very hard to see, but this afternoon shot of the quilt on my Handi Quilter machine, shows some of the quilting.

Jo's Circle of Life Jacqueline de Jonge Quilt, custom quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Jo's Circle of Life Jacqueline de Jonge Quilt,
custom quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting


Sunday, 5 December 2021

Day 6 Fabadashery Advent Quilt Show - Kate's William Morris Quilt

Kate's William Morris Quilt featuring 'Alouette' quilting pattern

William Morris fabric is another popular fabric design which I see often. Kate posted this quilt to Fabadashery Longarm Quilting, mainly because it was so large, 85" x 106 ". Longarm quilting can make easy work of a huge quilt like this, which would be a challenge on a domestic machine.  

Kate's William Morris Quilt featuring 'Alouette' quilting pattern
Kate's William Morris Quilt featuring 'Alouette' quilting pattern

With traditional fabrics a traditional style quilting pattern is going to look best. For this quilt we used Alouette, an elegant feather quilting pattern, designed by Natalie Gorman. Beautiful.
'Alouette' digital quilting pattern by Natalie Gorman
'Alouette' digital quilting pattern by Natalie Gorman

Saturday, 4 December 2021

Day 5 Fabadashery Advent Quilt Show - Sandra's Large Carpenter's Star Quilt

Sandra's Star Quilt
Sandra's Star Quilt
Welcome to Day 5 of the Fabadashery Advent Quilt Show.  Today we have a stunner.  Sandra brought me this huge Carpenter's Star quilt made out of  Moda French General fabrics, made up of half square triangles. There was a lot of 'white space' and that means that the quilting is going to be quite visible.  On this occasion, Sandra went with Cosmos, a modern circular pattern - it looks amazing.

Sandra's Star Quilt
Sandra's Large Carpenter's Star Quilt
Cosmos is quite a big quilting pattern, but because the gaps between the spirals are even, it has quite a calming effect
'Cosmos' designed by Kerryn Emmerson
'Cosmos' designed by Kerryn Emmerson
#fabadasheryadventquiltshow2021 #fabadasherylongarmquilting #longarmquiltingservicesuk #christmasquilt #adventcalendar

Friday, 3 December 2021

Day 4 Fabadashery Advent Quilt Show - Jan's Sampler Quilt

 

Jan's Sampler Quilt, featuring 'Buzz' quilt pattern
Jan's Sampler Quilt, featuring 'Buzz' quilt pattern

Day 4 of the Fabadashery Advent Quilt Show features Jan's Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt.  As a longarm quilter I am particularly fascinated by the quilting patterns and when the sun comes in my quilting room in the afternoon I get to capture this sort of picture, where the sun creates a shadow with the quilting - it always seems to show quilting patterns at their best. 

Jan's Sampler Quilt, featuring 'Buzz' quilt pattern
Jan's Sampler Quilt, featuring 'Buzz' quilt pattern

This quilt pattern was originally offered as a Jelly Roll Quilt Along with The Quilt Room and now features in one of the many books by Pam Lintott.  I recognised it as I have done several of them before, but they all come out differently. A lot of the fabrics were florals and so it seemed appropriate to have some bees buzzing around.  The quilt pattern Jan chose was 'Buzz' designed by Apricot Moon

'Buzz' digital quilt pattern designed by Apricot Moon
'Buzz' digital quilt pattern designed by Apricot Moon



'Buzz' digital quilt pattern designed by Apricot Moon
'Buzz' digital quilt pattern designed by Apricot Moon

#fabadasheryadventquiltshow2021 #fabadasherylongarmquilting #longarmquiltingservicesuk #christmasquilt #adventcalendar

Thursday, 2 December 2021

Day 3 Fabadashery Advent Quilt Show - Natalie's Fresh Quilt featuring Woven Wind by Apricot Moon

 

Today is Day 3 of our Fabadashery Advent Quilt Show. Today, Natalie is celebrating a special birthday.  To help start the celebration, I am showcasing her lovely, fresh quilt which is version of a braid quilt, which Fabadashery Longarm Quilting helped her finish earlier this year.  It features the 'Woven Wind' quilt pattern which is designed by Apricot Moon.

'Woven Wind' digital quilt pattern designed by Apricot Moon


'Woven Wind' digital quilt pattern designed by Apricot Moon

#fabadasheryadventquiltshow2021 #fabadasherylongarmquilting #longarmquiltingservicesuk #christmasquilt #adventcalendar

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Day 2 Fabadashery Advent Quilt Show - Di's Hot Steps Quilt, quilted by Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

 

Di's 'Hot Steps' Kaffe fassett Collective Quilt
Di's 'Hot Steps' Kaffe fassett Collective Quilt

Day 2 of the Fabadashery Advent Quilt Show and here is a fabulous Hot Steps quilt made by Di.  I took this photo outside in the last of the October sunshine - doesn't it look great!  I have quilted many quilts for Di and I think all of them have be made from Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics, but somehow this quilt made up of just squares is my favourite.

'Circle of Life' quilting pattern, designed by Patricia  Ritter
'Circle of Life' quilting pattern, designed by Patricia  Ritter
Here is a photo of her quilt lying on my longarm quilting machine, with the sun showing the quilting at its best.  With the bright and busy fabrics, the quilting will always 'play second fiddle' to the fabrics, but this quilt pattern 'Circle of Life' works really well. 
'Circle of Life' quilting pattern, designed by Patricia  Ritter
'Circle of Life' quilting pattern, designed by Patricia  Ritter
#fabadasheryadventquiltshow2021 #fabadasherylongarmquilting #longarmquiltingservicesuk #christmasquilt #adventcalendar