Saturday, 19 September 2020

How about Ripples on your next quilt?

'Ripples' digital quilt pattern designed by Christy Dillon

Sometimes a quilt doesn't need fancy quilting.  This is one of my own small quilts made from the scraps of my Nearly Insane quilt.  The pieces are really tiny, postage stamp size, and there are lots of seams, so any quilt pattern had to fight against that.  On this occasion I chose a very simple Ripple pattern.  This may be something that could be done quite easily on a domestic machine, but the joy of a computerised quilting system is that the ripples remain even and if desired, can be stretched and squeezed to any size.  A great pattern for a modern quilt.

'Ripples' digital quilt pattern designed by Christy Dillon


Monday, 14 September 2020

Drop Off dates for September 2020

If you have a quilt ready for longarm quilting here are dates when I will be taking in quilts in the next few weeks, including a Saturday. Please get in touch if you have a quilt you would like digitally longarm quilted. 

Monday 21st September
Friday 25th September
Saturday 26th September
Monday 28th September
Friday 2nd October

Scrappy Snail Quilt, made by Marja, quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Scrappy Snail Quilt, made by Marja, quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Scrappy Snail Quilt, made by Marja, quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Following on from my last post, featuring Meg's Kaffe quilt with the 'Cosmos' digital longarm quilting pattern, here is is again with a completely different look.  When I saw the snail's in Marja's quilt, I immediately thought of their concentric shells and this pattern seemed to fit the bill.
'Cosmos' digital quilting pattern


Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Shimmering Kaffe Fassett Triangles Quilt made by Meg, quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

 

Meg's Shimmering Triangles Quilt
Meg's Shimmering Triangles Quilt

Sometimes there is a perfect combination of quilt top and quilting pattern and I think we hit the jackpot with this one.  This is Meg's gorgeous Shimmering Triangles quilt, made in the 'glorious colour' of Kaffe Fassett fabrics.  I store the quilts waiting for pick-up in my spare room and I will admit  opening the door several times just for a glimpse of this quilt. 

Cosmos digital quilting pattern by Keryn Emmerson
Cosmos digital quilting pattern by Keryn Emmerson

I knew as soon as the longarm quilting machine started stitching that is was going to be a perfect partner.  The digital quilting spiral pattern is called 'Cosmos' designed by Keryn Emmerson and is a great modern finish to a quilt

Cosmos digital quilting pattern by Keryn Emmerson
Cosmos digital quilting pattern by Keryn Emmerson

Also, I will admit that this Shimmering Triangles pattern is on my quilt bucket list and a great way to tackle your stash.

Meg's Shimmering Triangles Quilt
Meg's Shimmering Triangles Quilt


Saturday, 15 August 2020

Tropical Noel quilt made by Holly, custom quilting at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting


'Tropical Noel' quilt designed by Mckenna Ryan,  made by Holly, quilted by Frances Meredith
'Tropical Noel' quilt designed by Mckenna Ryan,
 made by Holly, quilted by Frances Meredith

I have had the pleasure of custom quilting this fun quilt for Holly in the last few months.  The quilt design is 'Tropical Noel' by Mckenna Ryan and this quilt features dolphins, turtles, seahorses, an octopus and a host of other exotic underwater fish swimming amongst coral. Holly has appliqued all the sea creatures by hand and my job was to custom quilt it, so that all her hard work looked its best.
'Tropical Noel' quilt designed by Mckenna Ryan,  made by Holly, quilted by Frances Meredith
'Tropical Noel' quilt designed by Mckenna Ryan,
 made by Holly, quilted by Frances Meredith

I think the original design, the octopus has a santa hat on and the dolphin is diving through a Christmas wreath, but with all the different sections, it was a fun custom quilt to do.

Monday, 10 August 2020

August 2020 - Fabadashery Longarm Quilting Drop - Off dates

If you have a quilt ready for longarm quilting here are dates when I will be taking in quilts in the next few weeks, including a Saturday. Please get in touch if you have a quilt you would like digitally longarm quilted.  I am usually particularly busy from September to December, so if your quilt is ready and you can get your quilt to me in August that would be great.  

In addition, to these dates, do not forget that I offer a postal service and I have several customers from all over the UK who regularly send me quilts.

Wednesday 12th August
Thursday 13th August
Friday 14th August
Saturday 15th August
Monday 17th August
Tuesday 18th August
Thursday 20th August
Friday 21st August
Monday 24th August
Tuesday 25th August
Thursday 27th August
Friday 28th August

Scrappy Cotton Reel quilt by Jenny, longarm quilting by Fabadashery


Photo: Jenny Smith
Jenny has sent me this lovely photograph of the quilt which I had the pleasure of longarm quilting for her recently.  One of the reasons I enjoy longarm quilting for my customers is to help them get a finished quilt, so a photo like this in my inbox brings joy to my heart!
'Silver' digital pantograph, designed by Patricia Ritter

I think she mentioned that it was a Moda Cake Mix pattern and so it is probably made out of a pre-cut.  I really loved the green border on this quilt.  For the quilting, Jenny chose one of the digital patterns from my extensive pattern library called 'Silver' designed by Patricia Ritter.
'Silver' digital pantograph, designed by Patricia Ritter
'Silver' digital pantograph, designed by Patricia Ritter