Monday, 19 October 2020

Pink and Blue Elephant Quiltmade by Marie, quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

 

Marie's Elephant Quilt,  quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery
Marie's Elephant Quilt,
quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery

I have a special quilt to show you today - Marie's Elephant Quilt which she has made for her teenage grand-daughter, who is elephant mad.  I have shown you a close up of Marie's quilt first, so that you can see the sashing fabric, which features little elephants. Then to personalise it even further, Marie appliqued elephants walking around the border, joined together with some of the fancy stitches on her sewing machine.  I really love quilts which have been personalised for the receiver - they are original and special.  My job was to longarm quilt it to turn it into a quilt.

Marie's Elephant Quilt,  quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery
Marie's Elephant Quilt, 
quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery

The quilting pattern  is Ginger Hearts

'Ginger Hearts' digital quilt pattern by Apricot Moon
'Ginger Hearts' digital quilt pattern by Apricot Moon


October Quilt Delivery - Update from Fabadashery Longarm Quilitng

In these confusing times I am pleased to say that work at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting continues.  Living on the border of England and Wales makes the experience even more exciting, but if you have concerns, I am officially based in England and follow those guidelines. Receiving and returning customer quilts via the post has become more frequent here at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting, so feel free to send me your quilts if it is easier and safer for you.

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

Monday 19th October
Wednesday 21st October
Friday 23rd October
Monday 26th October
Tuesday 27th October
Wednesday 28th October

Monday, 12 October 2020

2020 Pink House Quilt made by Karen and longarm quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery

Pink House quilt made by Karen
Pink House quilt made by Karen

Karen has been particularly busy with her quilting over the last few months and, like many of you, has pieced this LOVELY house quilt.  I love the extra trees and the hexagons around the edge. To spread the love, she scrolled through my blog and Pinterest page to find a heart quilt pattern, this time 'Ginger Hearts' by Apricot Moon. Perfect.

'Ginger Hearts' digital quilt pattern by Apricot Moon
'Ginger Hearts' digital quilt pattern by Apricot Moon


Friday, 2 October 2020

Kaffe Fassett Collective - Hab-Dash Glide Thread Choices

Hab-Dash Glide Thread

One thing that has remained constant with my longarm quilting customers is their love of Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics.  On my most recent Hab-Dash Glide thread order, I hope I have catered for your needs L-R Firestorm, Passion, Damson, Mermaid, Pink, Lilac and Hawaiian Blue.

Monday, 21 September 2020

Beautiful Butterfly Quilt made by Pauline, custom quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

 

Butterfly Quilt made by Pauline
Pauline made this lovely butterfly quilt for her grand daughter using Jason Yenter fabrics and a pattern from the book 'Garden Fresh Quilts'.  Pauline wanted the butterflies to stand out and not to be quilted over, so opted for a custom quilting option.

Butterfly Quilt - custom quilting, reverse of quilt

I took this photograph of the back of the quilt, where you can perhaps see the detail of the custom quilting in more detail.  Pauline chose a Hobbs Polydown wadding with a good loft, which meant that the butterflies had a trapunto quilting look to them.

Butterfly Quilt made by Pauline
Here it is in all its glory.


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