Sunday, 16 December 2018

Holly's Colourful Hawaiian Quilt

Holly's Hawaiian quilt on the APQS Longarm Quilting Frame
Holly's Hawaiian quilt on the APQS Longarm Quilting Frame
Have you ever bought fabric whilst on holiday? Holly made a trip to Hawaii and was clearly taken with the beautiful flowery fabrics that were on offer.  The fabrics she brought back feature the hibiscus flower which grow all over the islands. The quality of the fabrics itself is lovely and soft and I think the simple on-point pattern really showcases the fabric off to its best.  here it is on the quilting frame whilst it is being quilted by my APQS Millenium longarm.
Holly's Hawaiian Quilt
Holly's Hawaiian Quilt
As I look out of the window now, it is a bit grey, but one look at this quilt would take you back to Hawaii at one glance.  It is so cheerful.  To reflect the hibiscus flower, Holly chose the quilting pattern, Ginger Flowers.
'Ginger Flowers' quilting pattern by Apricot Moon
'Ginger Flowers' quilting pattern by Apricot Moon

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Oriental Sampler BOM quilt by Hilary

Oriental Treasures BOM Quilt, made by Hilary. Quilted by Frances Meredith
Oriental Treasures BOM Quilt, made by Hilary.
Quilted by Frances Meredith
I was prompted to put up this post of this lovely quilt made by Hilary, as I have just had delivery of another quilt with the same pattern and fabrics.  It was a BOM kit which I believe was sold through local quilt shops.  If there are two out there, I am sure that there are many more!  The quilt has an oriental flavour and has many fabrics with a gold metallic finish.  I have a Fil-tec Glide thread called Prickly Pear which seems to work perfectly with these metallic fabrics.
Fil-Tec Glide Prickly Pear Thread
Fil-Tec Glide Prickly Pear Thread
We chose a simple quilting pattern called 'Dragonwings' to finish it, which worked well with motifs in the fabric and added a special something to the overall quilt.  I know that both of these quilts had been in cupboards for a while, so I was pleased to help bring them back into circulation.

Friday, 14 December 2018

Lesley's Compass Star Quilt - The Patchwork Basket Workshop

Lesley's Compass Star Quilt
Lesley's Compass Star Quilt
Have you ever made a compass star quilt?  I have one in a box waiting to be put into a quilt.  It took a lot of patience and steady work to get it right.  Lesley has made a wonderful job of hers and has taken it further by making it the centre of a beautiful quilt which she started at a workshop at The Patchwork Basket in Newent.  With the elegant fabrics she had used, it deserved to be finished with an elegant pattern.  Lesley chose this lovely 'Nemesh Feathers' quilting pattern for a stunning finish.
  'Nemesh Feathers' digital quilting design
'Nemesh Feathers' digital quilting design

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Sue's Modern Curve quilt for Luke

 'Modern Curves' quilting pattern on Sue's Quilt
'Modern Curves' quilting pattern on Sue's Quilt
Over the past few weeks I have done several quilts using the popular 'Modern Curves' quilting pattern.  Sue has made this quilt for one of the men in her life. The alternating strip blocks she has used are a great way to use up scraps and the black fabric fabric strips really make the quilt striking.  I have a little sample quilt with this quilting pattern on at hand when customers come to drop off their quilts and to choose a pattern - it puts up quite a convincing argument!  
 'Modern Curves' quilting pattern on Sue's Quilt
'Modern Curves' quilting pattern on Sue's Quilt

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Sampler Quilt made by Ivy - Busy Bees Patchwork, Newport

Applique Sampler block
Applique Sampler block
Here is a pretty applique sampler block made by Ivy on a Sampler quilt workshop at Busy Bees Patchwork in Newport.  It is the end of term and many people are finishing off projects they have been working on over the past few weeks - all that is left is the quilting.  If I can help, please get in touch.  Maybe friends and family can help you get that quilt finished as a gift?
Blue and pink Sampler Quilt
Back to Ivy's masterpiece. I do a lot of sampler quilts myself and I really appreciate that as you work through each block there are more things to see and admire.  On this occasion, Ivy chose a simple meandering quilt pattern called 'Bam', which allowed her workmanship to standout.  In addition, she took advantage of Fabadashery Quilt Label service to personalise this quilt, which was gift for someone.
'Bam' Digital Pantograph Quilting Pattern
'Bam' Digital Pantograph Quilting Pattern
If you are looking for a new project to do in January 2019 I am sure Busy Bees will be able to help out and they are open until Saturday 22nd Dec 2018 if you need to drop off someone to pick up a Gift Voucher for you!

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

New Quilting designs available at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Asian Vines designed by Anne Bright
Asian Vines designed by Anne Bright
Bodangle designed by Anne Bright
Bodangle designed by Anne Bright
Snowballs designed by Anne Bright
Snowballs designed by Anne Bright
Squirts designed by Anne Bright
Squirts designed by Anne Bright

Monday, 10 December 2018

Devon County Quilt made by Karen and quilted by Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

'Devon County' quilt made by Karen
'Devon County' quilt made by Karen
Do you recognise this quilt pattern?  If you subscribe to Today's Quilter, this quilt was featured in Issue 29 as a special souvenir supplement in late 2017.  The quilt is called 'Devon County' and was designed by Sally Ablett.  Karen took the pattern and changed it up with her own stunning modern red, grey and white colour scheme.  Isn't it amazing.
'Devon County' quilt made by Karen
'Devon County' quilt made by Karen
The quilt is about 83" x 83", so quite a large quilt to tackle on a domestic sewing machine.  Karen brought it to Fabadashery Longarm Quilting to be finished off with an all over pattern.  I always remind my customers that if they are having a computerised all over pattern, the back will look as good as the front, so a plainer fabric will look good, and this quilt was no exception.
'Wave on Wave' digital pantograph designed by Patricia Ritter
'Wave on Wave' digital pantograph designed by Patricia Ritter
On this occasion she chose a swirly  / feather design called 'Wave on Wave'.  
'Wave on Wave' digital pantograph designed by Patricia Ritter
'Wave on Wave' digital pantograph designed by Patricia Ritter

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Christmas Jelly Roll Quilt, made by Lesley, quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Lesley's Christmas Jelly Roll Quilt
Lesley's Christmas Jelly Roll Quilt
Lesley made this quilt out of a holiday themed Moda Jelly Roll.  With the large alternating plain blocks the floral quilting pattern really stands out and adds character to this charming quilt, which is made up of just squares.
"Blooms" digital quilting pattern by Anne Bright
"Blooms" digital quilting pattern by Anne Bright
Here you can see Lesley's quilt on the frame, showing off its new quilting, Blooms a digital quilting pattern by Anne Bright.  Somehow the pattern seemed to have a Christmas feel to it on this quilt.  Earlier in the year is used this pattern on a fresh spring quilt made by Carys and in that instance it took on a fresh spring feel.
Lesley's Christmas Jelly Roll Quilt
Lesley's Christmas Jelly Roll Quilt
 A lot of people have taken the chance this weekend to get their decorations up, so I am sure this quilt will be making a contribution to the holiday decor in Lesley's home.

Friday, 7 December 2018

Thimbleberries "Pansy Park' BOM Quilt designed by Lynette Jensen, made by Sarah

Thimbleberries "Pansy Park' BOM Quilt
Thimbleberries "Pansy Park' BOM Quilt
designed by Lynette Jensen, made by Sarah, quilted by Frances Meredith
It has been a a busy year of quilting and sometimes it is fun to look back at what I was doing a year ago.  On the longarm quilting frame was this Block of the Month pattern, 'Pansy Park' quilt by Thimbleberries and made by Sarah.  It was quite a special quilt as many of the fabrics seemed like they were design specifically for the quilt.
Thimbleberries "Pansy Park' BOM Quilt  designed by Lynette Jensen, made by Sarah, quilted by Frances Meredith
Thimbleberries "Pansy Park' BOM Quilt 
designed by Lynette Jensen, made by Sarah, quilted by Frances Meredith
It was a very large quilt, measuring 91" x 111" and I custom quilted it, which involved stitching in the ditch and using a range of free motion designs, digital patterns and ruler work to fill each section.  
Thimbleberries "Pansy Park' BOM Quilt  designed by Lynette Jensen, made by Sarah, quilted by Frances Meredith
Thimbleberries "Pansy Park' BOM Quilt 
designed by Lynette Jensen, made by Sarah, quilted by Frances Meredith
The quilt has eight different borders and twelve different blocks and when planning what to do, I had to work how I would stitch each one before I could put it on the frame.  This design stage can be quite time consuming!  Once it was off the frame and in the sunlight, it was the first chance to see the different textures of the quilting.Certainly a quilt for use on a cold day like today.
Thimbleberries "Pansy Park' BOM Quilt  designed by Lynette Jensen, made by Sarah, quilted by Frances Meredith
Thimbleberries "Pansy Park' BOM Quilt 
designed by Lynette Jensen, made by Sarah, quilted by Frances Meredith

Thursday, 6 December 2018

New Quilting Designs - Flowerumpus, Marmalade, Spilled Ink

Here are a few more digital all over quilting patterns which I have recently added to my library - Flowerumpus, Marmalade, Spilled Ink
'Flowerumpus' digital pantograph designed by Hermione Agee 

'Marmalade' digital pantograph designed by Leisha Farnsworth and Patricia Ritter

'Spilled Ink' digital pantograph designed by Sarah Ann Myers and Patricia Ritter

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Kaffe Fassett Coin Quilt made by Penny

Penny's Chinese Coin Kaffe Fassett Quilt
Penny's Chinese Coin Kaffe Fassett Quilt
I have featured several of Penny's quilts on my blog before and all of them have been colourful and bright.  This is quilt pattern is known as a Chinese Coin Quilt, probably because it is meant to look like stacked piles of coins. As well as the allover quilt pattern, Penny also took advantage of my binding service, where I can attached your binding by machine, trim down the quilt, ready for you to hand finish the binding.
'Busy Bees' digital pantograph designed by Hermione Agee
'Busy Bees' digital pantograph designed by Hermione Agee
Penny chose some Bumble Bees for the all over digital pattern - they were obviously attracted by all the bright colours of the Kaffe Fassett fabrics she used, especially the bright orange backing fabric.
'Busy Bees' digital pantograph designed by Hermione Agee
'Busy Bees' digital pantograph designed by Hermione Agee

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

New Quilting Designs - Lovey Dovey, Flowerumpus, Lalla Palooza

I have taken advantage of the Black Friday sales to add some quilting designs to my library.  Here are just a few of them - let me know your favourite!
  'Lovey Dovey' digital quilt design by Patricia Ritter  and Leisha Farnsworth
'Lovey Dovey' digital quilt design by Patricia Ritter  and Leisha Farnsworth

'Bubbles' digital quilt design by Lorien Quilting and Patricia E Ritter
'Bubbles' digital quilt design by Lorien Quilting and Patricia E Ritter

  'Lalla Palooza' digital quilt design by  Denise Schillinger and Patricia Ritter
'Lalla Palooza' digital quilt design by  Denise Schillinger and Patricia Ritter

Monday, 3 December 2018

Little Coxwell Quilters display at Springfields Christmas Quilt Show, Spalding , December 2018

'Beamish Quilt' by Lynne Johnson Little Coxwell Quilters - Feature Display at Spalding, December 2018
'Beamish Quilt' by Lynne Johnson
Little Coxwell Quilters - Feature Display at Spalding, December 2018
This weekend (7th - 8th December) it is the Springfields Christmas Quilt Show at Spalding, Lincolnshire, organised by Grosvenor Shows.  It is another opportunity to see the exquisite work of the Little Coxwell Quilters, including this quilt by Lynne.  I have had the opportunity to custom quilt some of the quilts on display and it gives me the chance to see them up close.  I love the mix of fabrics they use and the simplicity of the designs.  It is hard to hand them back!
'Hexagon Medallion' by Pippa Cottrell Little Coxwell Quilters - Feature Display at Spalding, December 2018
'Hexagon Medallion' by Pippa Cottrell
Little Coxwell Quilters - Feature Display at Spalding, December 2018
This hexagon extravaganza is by another member of the group, Pippa.  In the centre is a pieced star which I have free motioned a filler pattern.  Otherwise, each of those hexagons are stitched in the ditch.

If you are in the area you won't be disappointed by the display.

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Blue Liberty Quilt made by Sue for the Children's SOS Village of Krasnik, Poland (Alice Caroline)

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When someone brings a quilt for quilting at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting I usually ask who or what the quilt is for.  On this occasion, Sue brought a quilt which is heading for the Children's SOS Village of Krasnik, Poland, through the organisation of Alice Caroline, an online shop which specialises in Liberty tana lawn fabric.  There is a whole gallery of quilts donated to the project on her website, including this one, and a few weeks ago they were delivered directly to the children in Poland.  If you want to get involved, her website has all the details.
Diamonds and Squares quilt
Diamonds and Squares quilt
Sue chose a quilt pattern is called 'Diamonds and Squares' and it is from the book 'By the Bundle' written by Emma Jean Jansen.  The quilt is made from lovely blue  Liberty fabrics and were purchased directly from Alice Caroline who sells fabric bundles specifically for SOS quilts.
'Wiggly Worm' digital quilting pattern designed by Karlee Porter
'Wiggly Worm' digital quilting pattern designed by Karlee Porter
This is a photo of the back of the quilt which shows up the quilting pattern which is called 'Wiggly Worm' and is designed by Karlee Porter.  A great pattern for a boy's quilt or when you just want a neutral pattern.
'Wiggly Worm' digital quilting pattern designed by Karlee Porter
'Wiggly Worm' digital quilting pattern designed by Karlee Porter
Finally, as the quilt was a gift, Sue took advantage of Fabadashery Longarm Quilting quilt label service.
Quilt Label Service, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Quilt Label Service, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Christmas Table Runner using Insulated Heat Resistant wadding, made by Kim at The Patchwork Shop, Ross-On-Wye, UK

 Quilting with Sew Simple Insulated Wadding
Quilting with Sew Simple Insulated Wadding
Do you have guests coming around over the festive period?  This is the time to pull out all those Christmas quilts and table decorations, like this special Christmas table runner made by Kim at The Patchwork Shop in Ross On Wye.  It was part of a Christmas workshop held at the shop in Ross on Wye, Herefordshire.
Quilting with Sew Simple Insulated Wadding
Quilting a Christmas Table runner with Sew Simple Insulated Wadding.
'Ginger Stars' digital pantograph
I quilted this small project using a festive star digital quilting pattern called Ginger Star by Apricot Moon.  The wadding is Sew Simple Insulated Wadding, which is foil lined which makes it ideal for table runner, table mats, oven gloves and even cool bags.  This specialised wadding worked just fine under the needle of my APQS Millie longarm quilting machine.  Do you have some of this wadding in your cupboard - why not pull it out for a festive runner like this one.
'Ginger Star' digital pantograph by Apricot Moon
'Ginger Star' digital pantograph by Apricot Moon