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


Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Fabadashery Longarm Quilting at Busy Bees Programme Launch Saturday 21st July 2018, Newport, Wales


Busy Bees Patchwork are having their annual Programme Launch on Saturday 21st July 2018 and I will be in Duffryn Community Centre, between 10am - 2pm,  if you want to meet me  or chat about how to finish your quilts.
It is a great day as there are exhibitions of City & Guilds classes, the tutors for the 2018 - 2019 Programme and as always - tea and cakes!

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Prairie Flower Quilt made by Angela

'Prairie Flower' quilt made by Angela, quilted by Frances Meredith
'Prairie Flower' quilt made by Angela,
quilted by Frances Meredith
This quilt design is called Prairie Flower and is made by Angela, who brought her quilt to me for quilting a few months ago.  I think Angela used a 'Grand Traverse Bay' Layer Cake by Minick and Simpson. The pattern is a great 10" Layer Cake pattern and there is a video tutorial of how to make it on the Missouri Star YouTube site. 
'Prairie Flower' quilt made by Angela, quilted by Frances Meredith
'Prairie Flower' quilt made by Angela,
quilted by Frances Meredith
I completed the quilting for Angela using the 'Ginger Hearts' digital quilting pattern.  One of my popular quilting patterns, especially when a quilt is gifted with love.
'Ginger Hearts' digital pantograph, designed by Apricot Moon

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Cross the Scraps Quilt, made by Margie

'Cross the Scraps' quilt made by Margie,  Quilted by Frances Meredith
'Cross the Scraps' quilt made by Margie,
Quilted by Frances Meredith
Margie is one of my postal customers and she keeps sending me lovely quilts to quilt for her.  I fell in love with this one instantly and have already been out and about collecting fabrics to make one of my own.  It uses fabrics from the MODA 'American Jane' range and has a lovely scrappy feel to it.
'Cross the Scraps' quilt made by Margie,  Quilted by Frances Meredith
'Cross the Scraps' quilt made by Margie, 
Quilted by Frances Meredith
Margie had looked at my online Pinterest catalogue and had chosen 'Popcorn' for the pattern, an ideal choice and the final quilt looked absolutely gorgeous.  She also provided me with the binding, so that when it was returned to her she just had to hand finish the quilt. Seeing these photos just makes me want to get on and make mine!
'Popcorn' digital pantograph

Thursday, 28 June 2018

365 Quilt Challenge Sampler Quilt (Kathryn Kerr) made by Charlotte

'365 Challenge' quilt made by Charlotte
'365 Challenge' quilt made by Charlotte,
quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
It was about this time last year that I first encountered my first '365 Challenge' quilt made by Val, which eventually ended up on display at the Festival of Quilts in 2017.  Charlotte had been making her '365 Challenge' quilt alongside Val, but their two quilts have come out very differently and offered the chance for very different quilting.
'365 Challenge' quilt made by Charlotte
'365 Challenge' quilt made by Charlotte,
quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Charlotte had used a lot of neutral colours for her blocks which allowed space for some freehand custom feathers, as well as plenty of stitch in the ditch to bring out the patterns of the little blocks.
'365 Challenge' quilt made by Charlotte
'365 Challenge' quilt made by Charlotte
I really enjoyed working on this quilt because of the variety of quilting that it allowed me to do.  Did you start the '365 Challenge' quilt? 

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Sailing Boat Quilt made by Jan

Sailing Boat quilt made by Jan
Sailing Boat quilt made by Jan
Handmade quilts make great presents and this cheerful red, white and blue sailing boat quilt made by Jan is heading off to one lucky boy!  
'Nightlight' digital Pantograph,
designed by Patricia Ritter and Marybeth O'Halloran
Fabadashery longarm quilting helped out with the quilting using an allover digital pantograph - 'Nightlight', one of my most popular patterns, which has spirals and stars. The quilt is 60" x 70", has Hobbs Polydown 100% Polyester wadding and was quilted with a soft grey Bottom Line thread which travelled over the light and dark fabrics nicely.  

Monday, 18 June 2018

"My Quilting Journey" - talk at Chepstow WI on Thursday 28th June 2018



Date: Thursday 28th June 2018
Time: 7.30pm
Place: Chepstow Methodist Hall, Chepstow, NP16 5DA
Entrance: £4.00, (Chepstow WI Members FREE)
Contact: chepstowwi@gmail.com
Come and join me and Chepstow WI on Thursday 28th June, where I will be giving a talk about my quilting journey and my path to becoming a professional, award-winning  longarm quilter.  I will be talking about my interest in textiles and my journey to becoming a longarm quilter.  There will lots of quilts to see and I will be explaining what is involved in longarm quilting.