Saturday, 1 January 2022

Some Scraps Are Bigger Than Others - Fabadashery Quilts on Tour in 2022

'Stars for Epiphany' Quilt by Frances Meredith
'Stars for Epiphany' Quilt by Frances Meredith

Good news! If you missed seeing my quilts on tour in 2020, there will be an opportunity to see them again in 2022. As part of Grosvenor Shows Quilt Exhibitions, they will be on display at the following events in 2022.

The National Quilt Championships, Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, KT10 9AS
28th-30th April 2022

Springfields Quilt Show, Spalding, PE12 6ET
27th - 28th May 2022

Malvern Autumn Quilt Festival, Three Counties Showground, Malvern, WR13 6NW
21st-23rd October 2022

As we all know, this is subject to change, but I hope you get the opportunity to enjoy them.

Tuesday, 28 December 2021

Fabadashery Longarm Quilting January 2022 Drop -off dates

If you are using the time between Christmas and New Year to finish off a few quilts, I will be ready to take them in for longarm quilting in January 2022 on the following dates. Don't forget you can send them to me if that is more convenient for you.

Tuesday 4th January
Wednesday 5th January
Thursday 6th January
Friday 7th January
Monday 10th January
Wednesday 19th January
Wednesday 26th January
Friday 28th January
Monday 31st January 

Drop me an email at frances@fabadashery.co.uk

Thursday, 23 December 2021

Day 24 Fabadashery Advent Quilt Show - Fireworks Liberty Quilt by Pat

Fireworks Liberty Quilt by Pat (Photo: Lynne)

For Day 24 of the Fabadashery Advent Quilt Show I have pulled in two handsome models, showing off Pat's Fireworks quilt made in Liberty Quilting Cottons.  Many of you admired Pat's other version of this quilt which I posted back in March 2020, which was a quilt available on the Sewing Quarter.  Her daughter-in-law, Lynne, also admired it and asked her to make one for her bed (thanks for the photo Lynne!) .
Fireworks Liberty Quilt by Pat
Fireworks Liberty Quilt by Pat
I was requested to custom quilt this large quilt (86" x 86") and it ended up being my companion whilst I watched the 2020 US Election results (which went of for several days).  By the time it was ready we were back into lockdown and it became another quilt which I kept safe until Pat and Lynne were able to pick it up.  
Fireworks Liberty Quilt by Pat, custom quilted by Frances Meredith
Fireworks Liberty Quilt by Pat,
custom quilted by Frances Meredith

Here you can see some of the detail on my Handi Quilter Longarm quilting machine. 
Fireworks Liberty Quilt by Pat, custom quilted by Frances Meredith
Fireworks Liberty Quilt by Pat,
custom quilted by Frances Meredith
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Wednesday, 22 December 2021

Day 23 Fabadashery Advent Quilt Show - Ann's Tula Pink Stacks Quilt

 

Ann's Tula Pink Stacks Quilt
Ann's Tula Pink Stacks Quilt
I checked the weather here for Christmas Day and it looks like we will not be having any snow.  Instead, for Day 23 of the Fabadashery Advent Quilt Show we have Ann's Tula Pink Stacks Quilt, featuring a 'Snowballs' quilting design by Ann Bright.

'Snowballs' quilting design by Anne Bright
'Snowballs' quilting design by Anne Bright
Ann has used a lovely selection of colourful batik fabrics for her quilt and by using an off-white quilting thread, Glide Warm Grey 4, the quilting worked nicely across the dark and light areas of the quilt.
'Snowballs' quilting design by Anne Bright
'Snowballs' quilting design by Anne Bright
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Day 22 Fabadashery Advent Quilt Show - Sheila's 1718 Coverlet Quilt (The Quilter's Guild)

Sheila's 1718 Coverlet Quilt (The Quilter's Guild)
Sheila's 1718 Coverlet Quilt (The Quilter's Guild)
These lovely quilts just keep coming! On day 22 of the Fabadashery Advent Quilt Show I am featuring Sheila's 1718 Coverlet Quilt. This is a reproduction of a quilt held in the Quilter's Guild Heritage Collection. Susan Briscoe has published a book with the pattern in it. 

Sheila's 1718 Coverlet Quilt (The Quilter's Guild)
Sheila's 1718 Coverlet Quilt (The Quilter's Guild)
Sheila has done her own take on it by dipping into her blue fabric stash and mixing modern and traditional fabrics - another lockdown sensation!  With all the different motifs and contrasting colours, the coverlet is quite busy, so the quilting needed to work with that. Sheila chose a traditional style quilting pattern called 'Florence' designed by Anne Bright, which has leaves and flourishes reminiscent of historical decoration, which you can see here stitched out on a blue batik backing.
'Florence' quilting design by Anne Bright
'Florence' quilting design by Anne Bright

'Florence' quilting design by Anne Bright
'Florence' quilting design by Anne Bright
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Monday, 20 December 2021

Day 21 Fabadashery Advent Quilt Show - Natalie's Fossil Fern Star Quilt

Natalie's Fossil Fern Star Quilt
Natalie's Fossil Fern Star Quilt
Today we have Natalie's Fossil Fern Quilt.  Natalie gave this quilt new life when she adopted some orphan blocks which had been cut ready for a quilt, but left in a bag unfinished.  Using the black fabric as a neutral really allows the colours to pop.

Natalie's Fossil Fern Star Quilt
Natalie's Fossil Fern Star Quilt
For the quilting design, Natalie went for 'Becker's Shooting Star', below you can see it stitched out in a multi-coloured thread on black fabric.  It certainly adds pizzazz!

'Becker's Shooting Star' designed by Barbara Becker
'Becker's Shooting Star' designed by Barbara Becker


'Becker's Shooting Star' designed by Barbara Becker
'Becker's Shooting Star' designed by Barbara Becker
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