Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Lydney Quilters Exhibition June 2019, Lydney GL15 4LH

Lydney Quilters Exhibition June 2019, Lydney GL15 4HL
Lydney Quilters Exhibition June 2019, Lydney GL15 4HL
Just a reminder that Lydney Quilters have an exhibition on 15th-16th June 2019 at the Masonic Hall, Highfield Road, Lydney, GL15 4LH.  Accompanying the display will be refreshments and sewing supplies from The Patchwork Basket, Newent.  
Lydney is based in the Forest of Dean and can be accessed by the A48 from Gloucester, or by crossing the old Severn Bridge (NO bridge fee!) near Bristol and following the A48 to Lydney / Chepstow.
On 16th June the raffle will be drawn to win this beautiful Dresden Plate quilt, supporting Lydney Hospital and the Victoria Centre, Lydney. If you would like the chance to win, there is still time to buy a ticket.
1st Prize - Dresden Quilt made by Lydney Quilters

'Be Mine' digital quilting pattern. Quilt by Marlene.

 'Be Mine' designed by Patricia Ritter and Leisha Farnsworth for Urban Elementz.
 'Be Mine' designed by Patricia Ritter and Leisha Farnsworth for Urban Elementz.  
Just stitching out a new digital quilting pattern for the first time here at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting - 'Be Mine' designed by Patricia Ritter and Leisha Farnsworth for Urban Elementz.  The quilt is another English Paper Pieced masterpiece in French General fabrics by Marlene.
 'Be Mine' designed by Patricia Ritter and Leisha Farnsworth for Urban Elementz.
 'Be Mine' designed by Patricia Ritter and Leisha Farnsworth for Urban Elementz.  
Here is the back, showing the pattern in all its glory.
 'Be Mine' designed by Patricia Ritter and Leisha Farnsworth for Urban Elementz.
 'Be Mine' designed by Patricia Ritter and Leisha Farnsworth for Urban Elementz.  
This is the pattern you need to be looking out for if you want it on your next quilt top.

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Irish Chain Hearts made by Gloria

Irish Chain Hearts quilt made by Gloria
Irish Chain Hearts quilt made by Gloria
I have had some lovely quilts here at Fabadashery over recent months.  This is Gloria's 'Irish Chain Hearts' quilt which is a combination of piecing and applique.  Gloria did a wonderful job, considering it was one of the first projects she has ever done.
Irish Chain Hearts made by Gloria
Irish Chain Hearts quiltmade by Gloria
Here is a detail of the quilting which was a digital pattern called 'Ginger Hearts', which seemed perfect for the hearts themed quilt.  You have probably seen it before on my site and it is one of the most popular patterns chosen by my customers.
'Ginger Hearts' digital pantograph

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Quilts UK 2019, Malvern - Round Up

I have had a lovely day at Quilts UK, Malvern Show 2019 organised by Grosvenor Shows.  Over the past few months it feels as if I have been very busy working on quilts for this show and it was lovely to see them again, finished and with the binding on them, once they had passed through my hands for longarm quilting.
'Sunburst' LW05 by Carol Allen, quilted by Frances Meredith
'Sunburst' LW05 by Carol Allen, quilted by Frances Meredith
Firstly, here is Carol's 'Sunburst' quilt which received the Award for Piecing and a Judges Merit rosette.
'Dresden Plate' Charity / Fundraising Quilt by Lydney Quilters
'Dresden Plate' Charity / Fundraising Quilt by Lydney Quilters
This Charity / Fundraising quilt by Lydney Quilters won first place and a silver cup.  I stitched one of the Dresden plates and did the custom quilting. This quilt will be raffled at their exhibition 15th-16th June 2019.
 'Pendle Hill Meets Taj Mahal' by Barbara, quilted by Fabadashery Longarm quilting
 'Pendle Hill Meets Taj Mahal' by Barbara, quilted by Fabadashery Longarm quilting
Barbara won a rosette for her 'Pendle Hill Meets Taj Mahal' quilt based on a Di Ford quilt.
'Jody's DNA' Quilt by Natalie, quilted by Frances Meredith
'Jody's DNA' Quilt by Natalie, quilted by Frances Meredith
Natalie won a Judges Merit rosette for her 'Jody's DNA 'Quilt
'Pat's Sunburst' quilt
Pat's 'Sunburst' quilt was a result of a blind Mystery Medallion quilt challenge which I organised at WyeKnot Quilters. I had the pleasure of quilting it for her.
  'Jane's Pinwheel' pieced and quilted by Frances Meredith
'Jane's Pinwheel' pieced and quilted by Frances Meredith
Finally, it was good to see my own 'Jane's Pinwheel' quilt up on display.  It is not an attention grabbing quilt, but one which I am going to be pleased to have on display in my own home.

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Win this quilt - Dresden Quilt made by Lydney Quilters in aid of Lydney Hospital and the Victoria Centre, Lydney

'Dresden Quilt' made by Lydney Quilters
Would you like to have the chance of winning this quilt?  If you are attending Quilts UK this weekend you will see this quilt on display as part of the Charity Fundraising Category, where I am pleased to say it has won 1st prize! I have had the pleasure of being part of this Dresden Quilt through making one of the blocks and doing the longarm quilting for it. With a large white border I could not resist test running a fancy feather border. 
'Dresden Quilt' made by Lydney Quilters
'Dresden Quilt' made by Lydney Quilters
Lydney Quilters meet monthly and will be having their exhibition on 15th-16th June 2019 at the Masonic Hall, Highfield Road, Lydney, GL15 4LH, UK, where this quilt will be on display and you will be able to purchase raffle tickets for £1.00 each.  The money raised will go towards supporting Lydney Hospital and the Victoria Centre in Lydney. 
'Dresden Quilt' made by Lydney Quilters
'Dresden Quilt' made by Lydney Quilters


Monday, 29 April 2019

Japanese Quilt Antique Angel BOM made by Krina

'Bird's Eye View' digital pantograph designed by Barbara Becker
Antique Angel BOM Quilt made by Krina
I just had to share this quilt with you today. This quilt was a Block of the Month (BOM) offered by the Antique Angel Quilt shop several years ago.  It was made with Japanese cotton fabrics which have a deeper texture than normal quilting cotton.  Oh my, when it was quilted the texture came up beautifully and it was mesmerising to watch it stitch out.
'Bird's Eye View' digital pantograph designed by Barbara Becker
'Bird's Eye View' digital pantograph designed by Barbara Becker
My initial thoughts when presented with an appliqued quilt is to custom quilt it it, but on this occasion the right thread and the right pattern did the trick.  The pattern is 'Bird's Eye View' designed by Barbara Becker, the thread was Glide Husky.  The result was stunning.
'Bird's Eye View' digital pantograph designed by Barbara Becker
'Bird's Eye View' digital pantograph designed by Barbara Becker

Friday, 26 April 2019

Hexagon Garden Jelly Roll quilt' made by Lorna

'Hexagon Garden' Jelly Roll Quilt made by Lorna
The first few month of 2019 have been very busy here at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting and I can't believe that it will be May next week. Recently, Lorna brought me this Jelly Roll quilt for quilting.  The pattern is 'Hexagon Garden' and is a pattern by Pam and Nicky Lintott.  As I add new digital quilting patterns to my collection, I m always keen to see them stitched out and Lorna gave me the chance to see' Bubbles' for the first time.  You can see more of the patterns that I have available on my Pinterest Page.
'Bubbles' digital pantograph designed by Lorien Quilting