Friday, 18 October 2019

Fabadashery Longarm Quilting Drop Off dates

Just a reminder that if you require your quilt tops longarm quilted before Christmas 2019  please get in touch to arrange a date to drop them off or let me know when I can expect them. It you require custom quilting I am happy to add you to my waiting list.

Here are some dates in the next few weeks when I am taking in quilts, including a Saturday
Monday 21st October
Friday 25th October
Saturday 26th October
Tuesday 29th October
Wednesday 30th October
Thursday 31st October
Monday 4th November

Email: frances@fabadashery.co.uk
Tel: 01291 629120

Sunday, 13 October 2019

'Country Sampler' quilt made by Barbara

'Country Sampler' Quilt
'Country Sampler' Quilt
This is Barbara's 'Country Sampler' quilt which she made as part of a workshop with Jennifer at Sew Forest of Dean.  She made a lovely job of it and had really appreciated the guidance that Jennifer gave her throughout the project.  I never tire of sampler quilts as they are a great way to find out what techniques we enjoy the most.  Some times we are so keen to move onto the next project that taking advantage of your local longarm quilting service is a great way to make sure projects get finished.
This quilt is heading with love to a family member, so it had to be hearts!
'Ginger Hearts' quilting digital design by Apricot Moon

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Eirwen's Log Cabin Quilt

'Bubbles' quilting pattern on Eirwen's log cabin quilt.  Quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
'Bubbles' quilting pattern on Eirwen's log cabin quilt.
Quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
All my wonderful customers are keeping me busy on my longarm quilting machine at the moment. Eirwen usually leaves it to me to decide what quilting to put on her quilts.  On this occasion I used my new Sea Green Glide thread with  a'Bubbles' quilting design.  The Sea Green blended nicely with the colours she used for her log cabins and then added interest to the lighter areas.  
'Bubbles' quilting pattern on Eirwen's log cabin quilt.  Quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
'Bubbles' quilting pattern on Eirwen's log cabin quilt. 
Quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

'Bubbles' quilting pattern
'Bubbles' quilting pattern

Monday, 30 September 2019

Modern Yellow Ochre Quilt made by Penny

Modern Yellow Ochre Quilt made by Penny
Modern Yellow Ochre Quilt made by Penny
It's a while since I have shown a quilt featuring the 'Modern Curves' quilting pattern that is so popular.  Here Penny has made a striking modern quilt using ochre yellow fabrics from the same range. The quilting really adds to the modern feel.
Modern Yellow Ochre Quilt made by Penny
Modern Yellow Ochre Quilt made by Penny

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Firestorm Quilt designed by Bonnie Sullivan, featured in Quiltmania, made by Valerie

'Firestorm' quilt designed by Bonnie Sullivan, made by Valerie,  Quilted by Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
'Firestorm' quilt designed by Bonnie Sullivan, made by Valerie,
Quilted by Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
The quilt pattern, called the Firestorm Quilt designed by Bonnie Sullivan, was featured in Quiltmania magazine. Valerie liked this quilt so much she made two! I also really enjoyed quilting this quilt because it was made out of MODA Flannel fabric, which is beautifully soft.  It's lovely texture quilted beautifully and really made me want to make a flannel quilt too.
'Firestorm' quilt designed by Bonnie Sullivan, made by Valerie,  Quilted by Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
'Firestorm' quilt designed by Bonnie Sullivan, made by Valerie, 
Quilted by Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
The quilt was for a male relative and to quilt it Valerie chose this simple Paisley pattern called 'Kiss'.
'Kiss' digital pattern by Melonie J Caldwell and Patricia Ritter
'Kiss' digital pattern by Melonie J Caldwell and Patricia Ritter

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Sampler Quilt - GCSE Texiles Project, a family affair

Sampler Quilt - GCSE Texiles Project, a family affair
Sampler Quilt - GCSE Texiles Project, a family affair
I really love to hear the stories behind the quilts which my customers bring me. This sampler quilt started off as Emily's GCSE Textiles project many, many years ago.  Mum took it up as a project and more recently finished the quilt top.  It measures 98" x 114".  It was an epic project and once a quilt top becomes this large, it makes sense to consider having it longarm quilted.  Fabadashery Longarm Quilting also offers a partial binding service which adds the binding to the quilt and trims it down, leaving just the final binding seam - giving you the pleasure of finishing off the whole project.
Sampler Quilt - GCSE Texiles Project, a family affair
Sampler Quilt - GCSE Texiles Project, a family affair
The quilting on this sampler quilt was called  Diagonal Plaid Bias.
Diagonal Plaid Bias Digital Pattern
Diagonal Plaid Bias Digital Pattern

Sunday, 22 September 2019

'Jitterbug' Jelly Roll quilt, made by Cath

'Jitterbug' Jelly Roll quilt pattern made by Cath,  quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
'Jitterbug' Jelly Roll quilt pattern made by Cath,
quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
This weekend has been celebrating National Jelly Roll Day, so I thought I would share with you one of the recent Jelly Roll quilts I have had the pleasure of quilting for Cath. The Jelly Roll pattern is called 'Jitterbug' by Pam & Nicky Lintott, which was featured in Issue 33 of Today's Quilter 2018. 
'Jitterbug' Jelly Roll quilt pattern made by Cath,  quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
'Jitterbug' Jelly Roll quilt pattern made by Cath, 
quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
The pattern Cath chose for the quilting was 'Dragon Wings' digital quilt pattern by Apricot Moon. Always lovely on any quilt.
'Dragon Wings' digital quilt pattern by Apricot Moon
'Dragon Wings' digital quilt pattern by Apricot Moon