Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Competition Time - Win a pair of Tickets to the 2018 Great Northern Quilt Show, Harrogate


Competition Time!
Fabadashery Longarm Quilting has a pair of tickets to giveaway to the Great Northern Quilt Show which is on Friday 31st August - Sunday 1st September 2018.

There are several ways of winning

1. Follow this blog, by using the link on the right-hand side
2. Visit the Fabadashery Longarm Quilting Facebook page where you will find a post about the Competition,Like AND Share the post, with a Comment with the work WIN
3. Become a Fabadashery Longarm Quilting Facebook Follower
The winners will be announced on Friday 24th August 2018
Closing Date: Midday GMT Thursday 23rd August 2018

Friday, 10 August 2018

Porcelain Petals quilt , made by Alyson Wells, quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Porcelain Petals quilt , made by Alyson Wells,  quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Porcelain Petals quilt , made by Alyson Wells,
quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
It is nearly over a year since I quilted this beautiful quilt for Alyson and this week it can be seen on display at the 2018 Festival of Quilts,UK in the Two Person Category, No IO44.  Do be sure to take a look at it if you are visiting.  I took a lovely picture of the lovely texture created from the free- motion quilting around the applique whilst it was still on my long arm frame.
Porcelain Petals quilt , made by Alyson Wells,  quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Porcelain Petals quilt , made by Alyson Wells, 
quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
This is a medallion quilt with clever use of striped fabric for the vase for the flowers and a wonderful pinwheel border.
Porcelain Petals quilt , made by Alyson Wells,  quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Porcelain Petals quilt , made by Alyson Wells, 
quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Pendle Hill Quilt made by Barbara, Fabadashery Long Arm Quilting - Custom Quilting

'Pendle Hill' Di Ford quilt, made by Barbara,  custom quilted by Frances Meredith
'Pendle Hill' Di Ford quilt, made by Barbara,
custom quilted by Frances Meredith
Perhaps one of the most satisfying moments of my job as a longarm quilter is taking the quilt off the frame once it is finished.  This is especially the case if the quilt has been custom quilted.  They take a lot of time and a lot of mental and physical energy to do, but the results are always worth it.  This is Barbara's version of the Di Ford quilt design 'Pendle Hill.
'Pendle Hill' Di Ford quilt, made by Barbara,  custom quilted by Frances Meredith
'Pendle Hill' Di Ford quilt, made by Barbara, 
custom quilted by Frances Meredith
I quilted this quilt for Barbara last year and it is currently on display in the Two Person Category at the 2018 Festival of Quilts, No I005.
'Pendle Hill' Di Ford quilt, made by Barbara,  custom quilted by Frances Meredith
'Pendle Hill' Di Ford quilt, made by Barbara, 
custom quilted by Frances Meredith


Saturday, 4 August 2018

Paintbox Crossing Quilt made by Tricia

Paintbox Crossing Quilt made by Tricia,  quilted by Frances Meredith
Paintbox Crossing Quilt made by Tricia,
quilted by Frances Meredith
This is a pretty quilt made by Tricia from a quilt kit available from White Cottage Country Crafts, Wolverhampton.  I have this pattern myself but am yet to make it!
Paintbox Crossing Quilt made by Tricia,  quilted by Frances Meredith
Paintbox Crossing Quilt made by Tricia,
quilted by Frances Meredith
The quilting pattern we chose was the ever popular Ginger Hearts designed by Apricot Moon.  On this occasion we used a Leather Brown Glide thread and as usual the pattern came out beautifully.  If you like hearts then this is a great pattern to go for.
'Ginger Hearts' digital pantograph, designed by Apricot Moon
'Ginger Hearts' digital pantograph, designed by Apricot Moon

Friday, 27 July 2018

Bonny's Vintage Fabrics quilt

Bonny's Vintage Fabric Squares Quilt,  quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Bonny's Vintage Fabric Squares Quilt,
quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
This is Bonny's first large quilt.  It is made up of squares of vintage fabrics, mainly from the 1960's and 1970's, hand stitched to create this beautiful homely quilt.
Bonny's Vintage Fabric Squares Quilt,  quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Bonny's Vintage Fabric Squares Quilt, 
quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
With the relatively simple pattern and busy fabrics, this quilt could have taken all sorts of allover patterns, but we settled on this beautiful quilt pattern with feathers and flourishes called 'Nemesh Feathers'. I should have taken a picture of the back as well - it looked amazing!
'Nemesh Feathers' digital pantograph designed by Bethanne Nemesh
'Nemesh Feathers' digital pantograph designed by Bethanne Nemesh

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Orange Peel Quilt Busy Bees Workshop - February 2019

'Orange Peel Quilt'  Workshop on 2nd February 2019 - Busy Bees Patchwork, Newport
'Orange Peel Quilt'
Workshop on 2nd February 2019 - Busy Bees Patchwork, Newport
I had a lovely day at the Busy Bees Patchwork Programme Launch on Saturday and it was lovely to see lots of my customers.  Now the launch has happened I can reveal some of the behind the scenes work I have been doing for Ann and Becky.  Above you can see the Orange Peel quilt just as it came off the frame.  This will be a workshop at Busy Bees Patchwork , Newport, UK on Saturday 2nd February 2019.
'Ginger Spring' digital pantograph by Apricot Moon
'Ginger Spring' digital pantograph by Apricot Moon
I professionally longarm quilted this pretty quilt with an all over digital quilting pattern called 'Ginger Spring' by Apricot Moon, using the orange peel shape petals as inspiration. 
'Ginger Spring' digital pantograph by Apricot Moon
'Ginger Spring' digital pantograph by Apricot Moon

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Chelsea Football Fan Quilt, made by Penny, quilted by Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Chelsea Football Club loving fan Quilt made by Penny
Chelsea Football Club loving fan Quilt made by Penny
We all reach the stage when we have made a quilt for all the women in our life and then don't want the men in our life to feel left out.  Reaching this point Penny decided to design her own quilt for her Chelsea Football Club loving fan, using the colours of their football kit.  Once made up she brought it to Fabadashery Longarm Quilting for finishing.
Chelsea Football Club loving fan Quilt made by Penny
Chelsea Football Club loving fan Quilt made by Penny
The next decision was which quilting pattern to use on the quilt.  Luckily we spotted this hexagon shaped pattern which reflected the pattern on a football called Argyle. I have never used this pattern before but somehow it seemed to be the perfect pattern for this particular quilt.
 

'Argyle' digital pantograph by Urban Elementz
'Argyle' digital pantograph by Urban Elementz
Penny even manged to fine some Football fabric for the backing - a RJR fabric from 2011 called 'Sporty' by Dan Morris. 
'Sporty' Footballer fabric, RJR Fabrics by Dan Morris
'Sporty' Footballer fabric, RJR Fabrics by Dan Morris