Monday, 10 December 2018

Devon County Quilt made by Karen and quilted by Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

'Devon County' quilt made by Karen
'Devon County' quilt made by Karen
Do you recognise this quilt pattern?  If you subscribe to Today's Quilter, this quilt was featured in Issue 29 as a special souvenir supplement in late 2017.  The quilt is called 'Devon County' and was designed by Sally Ablett.  Karen took the pattern and changed it up with her own stunning modern red, grey and white colour scheme.  Isn't it amazing.
'Devon County' quilt made by Karen
'Devon County' quilt made by Karen
The quilt is about 83" x 83", so quite a large quilt to tackle on a domestic sewing machine.  Karen brought it to Fabadashery Longarm Quilting to be finished off with an all over pattern.  I always remind my customers that if they are having a computerised all over pattern, the back will look as good as the front, so a plainer fabric will look good, and this quilt was no exception.
'Wave on Wave' digital pantograph designed by Patricia Ritter
'Wave on Wave' digital pantograph designed by Patricia Ritter
On this occasion she chose a swirly  / feather design called 'Wave on Wave'.  
'Wave on Wave' digital pantograph designed by Patricia Ritter
'Wave on Wave' digital pantograph designed by Patricia Ritter

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Christmas Jelly Roll Quilt, made by Lesley, quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Lesley's Christmas Jelly Roll Quilt
Lesley's Christmas Jelly Roll Quilt
Lesley made this quilt out of a holiday themed Moda Jelly Roll.  With the large alternating plain blocks the floral quilting pattern really stands out and adds character to this charming quilt, which is made up of just squares.
"Blooms" digital quilting pattern by Anne Bright
"Blooms" digital quilting pattern by Anne Bright
Here you can see Lesley's quilt on the frame, showing off its new quilting, Blooms a digital quilting pattern by Anne Bright.  Somehow the pattern seemed to have a Christmas feel to it on this quilt.  Earlier in the year is used this pattern on a fresh spring quilt made by Carys and in that instance it took on a fresh spring feel.
Lesley's Christmas Jelly Roll Quilt
Lesley's Christmas Jelly Roll Quilt
 A lot of people have taken the chance this weekend to get their decorations up, so I am sure this quilt will be making a contribution to the holiday decor in Lesley's home.

Friday, 7 December 2018

Thimbleberries "Pansy Park' BOM Quilt designed by Lynette Jensen, made by Sarah

Thimbleberries "Pansy Park' BOM Quilt
Thimbleberries "Pansy Park' BOM Quilt
designed by Lynette Jensen, made by Sarah, quilted by Frances Meredith
It has been a a busy year of quilting and sometimes it is fun to look back at what I was doing a year ago.  On the longarm quilting frame was this Block of the Month pattern, 'Pansy Park' quilt by Thimbleberries and made by Sarah.  It was quite a special quilt as many of the fabrics seemed like they were design specifically for the quilt.
Thimbleberries "Pansy Park' BOM Quilt  designed by Lynette Jensen, made by Sarah, quilted by Frances Meredith
Thimbleberries "Pansy Park' BOM Quilt 
designed by Lynette Jensen, made by Sarah, quilted by Frances Meredith
It was a very large quilt, measuring 91" x 111" and I custom quilted it, which involved stitching in the ditch and using a range of free motion designs, digital patterns and ruler work to fill each section.  
Thimbleberries "Pansy Park' BOM Quilt  designed by Lynette Jensen, made by Sarah, quilted by Frances Meredith
Thimbleberries "Pansy Park' BOM Quilt 
designed by Lynette Jensen, made by Sarah, quilted by Frances Meredith
The quilt has eight different borders and twelve different blocks and when planning what to do, I had to work how I would stitch each one before I could put it on the frame.  This design stage can be quite time consuming!  Once it was off the frame and in the sunlight, it was the first chance to see the different textures of the quilting.Certainly a quilt for use on a cold day like today.
Thimbleberries "Pansy Park' BOM Quilt  designed by Lynette Jensen, made by Sarah, quilted by Frances Meredith
Thimbleberries "Pansy Park' BOM Quilt 
designed by Lynette Jensen, made by Sarah, quilted by Frances Meredith

Thursday, 6 December 2018

New Quilting Designs - Flowerumpus, Marmalade, Spilled Ink

Here are a few more digital all over quilting patterns which I have recently added to my library - Flowerumpus, Marmalade, Spilled Ink
'Flowerumpus' digital pantograph designed by Hermione Agee 

'Marmalade' digital pantograph designed by Leisha Farnsworth and Patricia Ritter

'Spilled Ink' digital pantograph designed by Sarah Ann Myers and Patricia Ritter

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Kaffe Fassett Coin Quilt made by Penny

Penny's Chinese Coin Kaffe Fassett Quilt
Penny's Chinese Coin Kaffe Fassett Quilt
I have featured several of Penny's quilts on my blog before and all of them have been colourful and bright.  This is quilt pattern is known as a Chinese Coin Quilt, probably because it is meant to look like stacked piles of coins. As well as the allover quilt pattern, Penny also took advantage of my binding service, where I can attached your binding by machine, trim down the quilt, ready for you to hand finish the binding.
'Busy Bees' digital pantograph designed by Hermione Agee
'Busy Bees' digital pantograph designed by Hermione Agee
Penny chose some Bumble Bees for the all over digital pattern - they were obviously attracted by all the bright colours of the Kaffe Fassett fabrics she used, especially the bright orange backing fabric.
'Busy Bees' digital pantograph designed by Hermione Agee
'Busy Bees' digital pantograph designed by Hermione Agee

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

New Quilting Designs - Lovey Dovey, Flowerumpus, Lalla Palooza

I have taken advantage of the Black Friday sales to add some quilting designs to my library.  Here are just a few of them - let me know your favourite!
  'Lovey Dovey' digital quilt design by Patricia Ritter  and Leisha Farnsworth
'Lovey Dovey' digital quilt design by Patricia Ritter  and Leisha Farnsworth

'Bubbles' digital quilt design by Lorien Quilting and Patricia E Ritter
'Bubbles' digital quilt design by Lorien Quilting and Patricia E Ritter

  'Lalla Palooza' digital quilt design by  Denise Schillinger and Patricia Ritter
'Lalla Palooza' digital quilt design by  Denise Schillinger and Patricia Ritter

Monday, 3 December 2018

Little Coxwell Quilters display at Springfields Christmas Quilt Show, Spalding , December 2018

'Beamish Quilt' by Lynne Johnson Little Coxwell Quilters - Feature Display at Spalding, December 2018
'Beamish Quilt' by Lynne Johnson
Little Coxwell Quilters - Feature Display at Spalding, December 2018
This weekend (7th - 8th December) it is the Springfields Christmas Quilt Show at Spalding, Lincolnshire, organised by Grosvenor Shows.  It is another opportunity to see the exquisite work of the Little Coxwell Quilters, including this quilt by Lynne.  I have had the opportunity to custom quilt some of the quilts on display and it gives me the chance to see them up close.  I love the mix of fabrics they use and the simplicity of the designs.  It is hard to hand them back!
'Hexagon Medallion' by Pippa Cottrell Little Coxwell Quilters - Feature Display at Spalding, December 2018
'Hexagon Medallion' by Pippa Cottrell
Little Coxwell Quilters - Feature Display at Spalding, December 2018
This hexagon extravaganza is by another member of the group, Pippa.  In the centre is a pieced star which I have free motioned a filler pattern.  Otherwise, each of those hexagons are stitched in the ditch.

If you are in the area you won't be disappointed by the display.