Sunday, 28 February 2016

Afternoon Tea (BOM) Quilt by Judy Flanagan

Afternoon Tea Judy Flanagan quilt BOM
'Afternoon Tea' BOM quilt by Judy Flanagan.  Made by Carol.
Time flies when you are busy quilting and I can't believe how quickly February has flown by.  This month I quilted this lovely Block of the Month quilt for Carol.  It is a pattern by Judy Flanagan called 'Afternoon Tea' which was offered as a BOM several years ago.  It is a big quilt, 80" x 96.5" and uses some lovely traditional fabrics.

'Afternoon Tea' BOM by Judy Flanagan.  Made by Carol. Frances Meredith Quilting
'Afternoon Tea' BOM quilt by Judy Flanagan.  Made by Carol.
Carol wanted a traditional feel for the quilt, so we chose a couple of digital feather designs, Betty's Feather blocks by Christy Dillon, one for the blocks and another to flow down the chevron sashing. 

Betty's Feather Block 6 designed by Christy Dillon
Betty's Feather Block 6 designed by Christy Dillon
To add structure to the quilt I also stitched in the ditch and added another row of stitching to separate the different feather blocks.  As part of the quilting service, Carol also provided me with her 2.5" binding ready and prepared to sew on and for her to hand finish.
Digital quilt pattern - Betty's Feathers by Christy Dillon
Digital quilt pattern - Betty's Feathers by Christy Dillon
On the reverse Carol had chosen an extra wide neutral blender fabric which meant there were no seams across the width of the back of the quilt.  When we turned the quilt over, the beautiful traditional feather patterns she had chosen combined to make a lovely wholecloth quilt on its own - so two quilts in one!

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Quilting in a Modern Style - Modern Curves (Anita Shakleford)

 'Modern Curves' by Anita Shackelford - Tumbler Quilt
 'Modern Curves' by Anita Shackelford - Tumbler Quilt
Sometimes I find a new digital quilting pattern which becomes flavour of the month here at  Fabadashery Long Arm quilting.  This time around it is 'Modern Curves' by Anita Shackelford.  
'Modern Curves' quilting pattern by Anita Shackelford
 'Modern Curves' quilting pattern by Anita Shackelford
There are plenty of patterns out there with flowers, feathers and fancy swirls, but like this simple square quilt, sometimes a quilt top needs to be quilted, but doesn't necessarily need an all over pattern which is going to alter it character significantly.  The simple undulating lines of 'Modern Curves' seems to achieve this.
 'Modern Curves' by Anita Shackelford - Tumbler Quilt
 'Modern Curves' by Anita Shackelford - Tumbler Quilt
After completing the Allietare Mystery quilt, I decided to  use the scrap leftovers to make a small green tumbler quilt.  It was quick to come together and once on the APQS quilting frame quick to quilt. 
It didn't really have a planned destination, but is just so happens that is co-ordinates nicely with this IKEA stool, so I think it has found a home.

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