Thursday, 12 October 2017

Custom Quilted Sampler Quilt made by Gilly, quilted by Frances Meredith

Foundation Pieced Sampler Quilt, 
This is the centre of a sampler quilt which I have custom long arm quilted for Gilly, who made it on a workshop with Sue Warren a few years ago.  Gilly made it in her favourite colours and backed it with a gorgeous co-ordinating Kaffe Fassett fabric.
Foundation Pieced Sampler Quilt quilted by Fabadashery Frances Meredith
Foundation Pieced Sampler Quilt, 
I have stitched in the ditch throughout the quilt to emphasise the different pieced blocks.  The cross-hatched detail always looks nice on a quilt and I used it both in the border and on the lighter fabrics.
Foundation Pieced Sampler Quilt quilted by Fabadashery Frances Meredith
Foundation Pieced Sampler Quilt quilted by Fabadashery Frances Meredith

Friday, 6 October 2017

Blue hand dyed quilt, with Circle Play digital pantograph

Jacqui's hand dyed quilt  with 'Circle Play' digital quilt pantograph designed by Patricia Ritter
Jacqui's hand dyed quilt
 with 'Circle Play' digital quilt pantograph designed by Patricia Ritter
I always know that an interesting quilt is going to come through my door when Jacqui lets me know that she has a quilt top ready for me to long arm quilt.  Jacqui has hand dyed all the fabric for this quilt herself, which gives the colours in the quilt a lovely blended style.  Because they have been dyed and washed through, the fabric is also lovely and soft.
'Circle Play' digital quilt pantograph designed by Patricia Ritter
'Circle Play' digital quilt pantograph designed by Patricia Ritter
Jacqui is also open to trying different digitized patterns and this time she chose a circular quilting pattern called 'Circle Play' designed by Patricia Ritter.  I think it really worked well with the blue hand dyed fabric, reminding me of the bubbles in water and oceans.
Jacqui's hand dyed quilt  with 'Circle Play' digital quilt pantograph designed by Patricia Ritter
Jacqui's hand dyed quilt
 with 'Circle Play' digital quilt pantograph designed by Patricia Ritter

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Horse Quilt


'Horseshoe and Stars' digital quilt pattern designed by Jessica Schick
'Horseshoe and Stars' digital quilt pattern designed by Jessica Schick
Choosing a pattern for a quilt can be difficult at times.  Luckily with this quilt made by Dilys there were some clues in the piecing.  Dilys had used some novelty fabric featuring horses for the centre of her blocks, so I was able to find this digital quilt pattern called 'Horseshoes and Stars' designed by Jessica Schick.
'Horseshoe and Stars' digital quilt pattern designed by Jessica Schick
Are you making a quilt for a horse lover?  

Monday, 18 September 2017

Cool Boy's Quilt made by Maria

Quilts for boys
Quilts for boys
Maria has twin grandchildren, a boy and a girl.  She made the quilt for her grandaughter last year, and this year she has been focussed on this fabulous quilt for her grandson.  It is often more tricky to make a quilt for a boy, but I think this pattern and the colours she has chosen look amazing.  It is mainly red, blue and green fabrics, but I noticed a few footballs slipped into some of the blocks.
Quilts for boys
Modern quilt for kids
You can also see that Maria made a scrappy binding for the quilt which I added as part of the service and finishes the quilt off perfectly.
'Modern Curves' digital pantograph designed by Anita Shackleford
'Modern Curves' digital pantograph designed by Anita Shackleford
To finish it off I used a popular digital quilting pattern, Modern Curves, designed by Anita Shackleford. I hope these grandchildren realise how lucky they are!

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Rosettes from the Great Northern Show, Harrogate 2017

2017 Great Northern Show - Frances Meredith
2017 Great Northern Show - Frances Meredith
The postman has just been and I have just received my quilt and cushion that I entered into the 2017 Great Northern Show, Harrogate.  I received a Judges Merit for both, so a couple of pretty rosettes to add to the collection.

National Sew a Jelly Roll Day - Baby Quilt made by Wendy

National Sew a Jelly Roll Day 2017
National Sew a Jelly Roll Day 2017

This Saturday is National Sew a Jelly Roll Day 2017.  We all have them in our stash - so delicious that we dare not pull the ribbon to un-roll them.  I have made one quilt using a Jelly Roll, but as part of my long arm quilting business plenty pass through my hands.  You may have seen the Christmas Jelly Roll quilts made by Ann.

Wendy's Baby Quilt - 'Vintage Picnic' fabric
Wendy's Baby Quilt - 'Vintage Picnic' fabric
Wendy has made this delightful baby quilt made from a Bonnie and Camille fabric range called 'Vintage Picnic', which looks like a great pattern to use a Jelly Roll,
Wendy's Baby Quilt - 'Vintage Picnic' fabric
Wendy's Baby Quilt - 'Vintage Picnic' fabric
With the matching colours of the fabric range in a Jelly Roll you are sure to get the look of a cleverly co-ordinated scrap quilt.
'Ginger Hearts' digital pantograph by Apricot Moon
'Ginger Hearts' digital pantograph by Apricot Moon
To finish of the quilt I used one of my most popular computerized patterns, 'Ginger Hearts' designed by Apricot Moon.  Why is it so popular - because it always gives great results.
'Ginger Hearts' digital pantograph by Apricot Moon
'Ginger Hearts' digital pantograph by Apricot Moon

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Collection for a Cause Traditional Quilt with Allouette Pantograph made by Lesley

'Love' Collections for a Cause fabric
'Love' Collections for a Cause fabric
Sometimes the inspiration for a quilt is a lovely range of fabrics. This quilt made by Lesley uses the 'Love' collection by Howard Marcus for Moda.  The pattern she has chosen really shows off the gorgeous prints.
'Love' Collections for a Cause quilt made by Lesley
'Love' Collections for a Cause quilt made by Lesley
To keep with the elegance of the fabric prints, Lesley chose a digital quilt pattern called 'Allouette' which has lovely swirls and feathers, which flowed over the quilt beautifully.  It is one of my favourites and it always has adds an elegant touch to a quilt.
'Allouette' digital pantograph,
designed by Natalie Gorman and Patricia Ritter