Monday 8 July 2024

June's Scrappy Broken Dishes Quilt

June's Scrappy Broken Dishes Quilt
June's Scrappy Broken Dishes Quilt
Sometimes it is the simplest quilts which are most effective.  June has pulled out her scraps and made a collection of half square triangle blocks to make a Broken Dishes quilt.  She has used some old and new fabrics, but with this pattern, they all blend beautifully.

June's Scrappy Broken Dishes Quilt
June's Scrappy Broken Dishes Quilt

With a busy quilt top the quilting pattern wasn't going to be the main player, but Ginger Hearts is a simple and effective quilting pattern in my library which works well on a range of quilts.

'Ginger Hearts' by Apricot Moon, digital quilt pattern
'Ginger Hearts' by Apricot Moon, digital quilt pattern

Margie's Applique Hear Quilt, with Haven quilting pattern, quilted by Fabadashery Longarm Quiltling

Margie's Applique Hear Quilt
Margie's Applique Hear Quilt
Today I am sharing Margie's Applique Hearts quilt, based on a Laundry Basket Quilts pattern, using Edyta Sitar fabrics.  The soft tones of the fabric range go so well with the linen coloured background.  With pretty fabrics, a pretty quilting pattern was in order, so we reached for an Anne Bright digital pattern, called 'Haven.

Margie's Applique Hear Quilt
Margie's Applique Hear Quilt

'Haven' digital quilt pattern  designed by Anne Bright
'Haven' digital quilt pattern 
designed by Anne Bright

Saturday 29 June 2024

Drop Off Dates - July 2024 Fabadashery Longarm Quilting


If you have quilts waiting to be quilted July is a great time to drop them off to Fabadashery Longarm Quilting.  This past week I have been quilting a Christmas quilt for a customer, so it never too early ... 

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Tuesday 28 May 2024

Drop-Off Dates - June 2024 Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

'Summer Meadows' by Frances Meredith
The end of May and beginning of June are usually when all the hedgerows are in full bloom and as I have been out and about they have reminded me of the textile art that I did back in the early 2000's, a journey which eventually led getting a longarm quilting machine and starting Fabadashery Longarm Quilting. 

If you have a quilt top ready for quilting, here are the dates I am taking in quilts for June 2024, including a Saturday and some talks.

Monday 3rd June - Talk  - Weston Quilters, Winterstoke Hundred Academy
Tuesday 4th June - PM only
Wednesday 5th June - PM only
Thursday 6th June - PM only
Friday 7th June
Saturday 8th June
Monday 10th June
Tuesday 11th June 
Wednesday 12th June
Thursday 13th June - Talk - Churchdown Quilters
Friday 14th June - PM only
Monday 17th June
Tuesday 18th June - PM only
Wednesday 19th June AM only
Monday 24th June
Tuesday 25th June
Wednesday 26th June
Thursday 27th June
Friday 28th June - PM only


Saturday 18 May 2024

Quilts UK Malvern 2024 - Frances Meredith Chilhowie Quilt


'Chilhowie' by Frances Meredith
As well as my customer quilts on show at Quilts UK, Malvern 2024, I did also manage to enter one of my own quilts.  This is my Chilhowie quilt, the Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt of 2022, which I did in red, white and blue to celebrate the Coronation.  If you at the Malvern Quilt Show today or tomorrow, it is BQ03, on the first row on the far left of the competition tent.

Thursday 16 May 2024

Quilts UK, Malvern Show 2024 - Fabadashery Customer Quilts

Today I visited the Quilts UK, Malvern Show 2024, where five of my customers had entered their quilts. It was lovely to see them complete with their binding done and hanging for all the visitors to see.  The show continues until Sunday 19th May at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern.  Firstly, I was delighted to see that Sue Watters had received a rosette for her 'Welbourn' quilt, which I custom quilted for her. 

Sue Watters 'Welbourn' Quilt
Sue Watters 'Welbourn' Quilt
Next was Alyson's 'Book Nook' quilt, which I featured in my Twelve Days of Christmas review.  It is a pattern by Pen and Paper patterns.

Alyson's 'Book Nook' Quilt
I was also pleased to see Helen's 'My Heirloom Quilt' which I quilted a few years ago.  It was a large quilt which I custom quilted and Helen had beautifully pieced. Beautiful colours which would belong in any home.
Helen's 'My Heirloom Quilt'
Next is Natalie's beautifully vibrant Kaffe Fassett fabric quilt, 'Memories of Mum's Conservatory', which was in the Bed Quilt category.
Natalie's 'Memories of Mum's Conservatory'
Another Kaffe Fassett fabric quilt was entered by Sheila.  It featured the Koi Polloi fabric, so we chose a fun quilting pattern with Koi fish on it. 

Sheila's 'Marmite Quilt'
Sheila's 'Marmite Quilt'
And finally, Sue entered a second quilt which I had custom quilted for her a few years ago.

Sue Watters 'Star Quilt'
Sue Watters 'Star Quilt'

Sunday 12 May 2024

Angela's Chubby Star Quilt - Layer Cake Quilt

Angela's Chubby Star Quilt - Layer Cake Quilt
Angela's Chubby Star Quilt - Layer Cake Quilt

Angela has made this Chubby Star quilt using a black, white and tones of grey Layer Cake.  I love how the pattern has an optical illusion effect.  The pattern is available from White Gecko Crafts based in South Wales and a great way to use up one of those lovely Layer Cakes sitting in your stash.
Angela's Chubby Star Quilt
Angela's Chubby Star Quilt
With lots of bouncy flowers in the fabrics, Angela chose 'Popcorn' as the quilting pattern - one of my 'magic' patterns, because it looks good on most things.

'Popcorn' digital design by Willow Leaf Studio
'Popcorn' digital design by
Willow Leaf Studio