Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Novelty November - Paw Prints and Chicken Feet

Paw Prints designed by Judy Vallely
Paw Prints designed by Judy Vallely
I think this is the quilting design which prompted me to share all the novelty quilting designs in #Novelty November. This is Paw Prints designed by Judy Vallely and I have managed to stitch it out on a couple of quilts already and it looked FANTASTIC!  If you allow a bit of artistic licence, then these paws can be for any animal you choose - cats, dogs, lions, tigers etc.
 
Chicken Tracks by Nancy Haacke
If your pets are feathered friends then here are chicken feet for your quilts.  These chickens are free range, but if you want to keep your garden chicken free I have some chicken wire to keep them safe.

Chicken Wire designed by Joann Hoffman


Friday, 20 November 2020

Fabadashery Longarm Quilting Drop Off dates - November / December 2020

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, including a Saturday, 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! There is still time to get it done in time for Christmas.

Friday 20th November (Doorstep Drop-Off only)
Monday 23rd November (Doorstep Drop-Off only)
Monday 30th November (Doorstep Drop-Off only)

Friday 4th December
Saturday 5th December
Monday 14th December
Friday 18th December
Monday 21st December



Thursday, 19 November 2020

Novelty November - Footwear, Cowboy Boots and Flip Flops

 

Here are the usual instructions You can find details about  quilting prices and preparing your quilt on my website http://fabadasherylongarmquilting.blogspot.co.uk/p/quilt.html Don’t forget •             Your quilt top •             Quilt backing ( I have some available to buy) •             Quilt wadding ( I have some available to buy - Hobbs 80/20 £9.00/m, Hobbs Polydown £9.00/m, Quilters Dream 100% Cotton £15.50 / m, Hobbs 100% Wool £14.00/m) •             2.5 “ binding  to go around the perimeter of your quilt, with at least 10” extra for joining if you require me to add it. •             I offer a £10.00 embroidered label service,  if you are interested bring along an A4 size piece of fabric for the label and the words you would like included. •             £20.00 deposit towards your payment (Cheque or cash or Bank Transfer)  My address is Wyvern, Beachley Road, Tutshill, Chepstow, NP16 7EG Tel 01291 629120 If you are using a SatNav, put house number 18, that is opposite us. I am based in Tutshill, near Chepstow which is on the A48 on the border of England and Wales, down the road from St John’s On The Hill School. The bridge is now FREE!  Directions from Gloucester: Get onto the A48 and head to Chepstow / South Wales. Keep on this road. When you are near you will see the National Diving and Activity Centre on your right and one mile down the road you will need to get ready to turn left towards Sedbury / Tutshill/ Beachley Barracks. Once turned right you will meet a rbt. Turn right towards Tutshill. As you drive over the bridge you will see houses set back with a grass verge on the right. We are the last one  (Wyvern) with a camper van in the drive, down the road from St John’s on the Hill school. I am on the England side of Chepstow in Tutshill, so if you have gone over a bridge and have Tescos on your left, you have gone too far.  Directions from Newport or Severn Bridge: Head to Chepstow and get onto the A48. Keep on this road. You will drive downhill to traffic lights and Tesco on your right. Continue straight ahead. You will go over a bridge and you will see a sign, Welcome to England. You will then go under a bridge, which eventually you will be driving on top of. Signal right and get ready to turn right towards Sedbury / Tutshill. Once turned right you will meet a rbt. Turn right towards Tutshill. As you drive over the bridge you just drove under you will see houses set back with a grass verge on the right. We are the last one  (Wyvern) with a camper van in the drive. The bridge is now FREE! Let me know when you want to pop over with it.
Flip Flops digital quilting pattern
by Theo van der Heijden

Today Novelty November brings you footwear.  Starting off with some memories of the summer with some Flip Flops and then an American spin with some Cowboy Boots. Looking forward to the day when these two get to have their Cinderella moment!

Cowboy Boots digital quilting pattern
by Theo van der Heijden


Monday, 16 November 2020

Novelty November - Christmas Holiday Garland Quilt

'Holiday Wishes' by Sherri Falls
'Holiday Wishes' by Sherri Falls
For Novelty November today I am sharing one of my own quilts which I managed to make over the summer and since I am including Christmas patterns I thought it would fit the bill for today. This quilt is a pattern from 'Holiday Wishes' by Sherri Falls.  I liked the simplicity of the design and wanted a quilt that I could cosy up in over the holidays.  I also had in mind that I wanted to try out a new digital quilting pattern - Holiday Garland designed by Patricia E Ritter, which has holly berries and a swirl.

Holiday Garland designed by Patricia E Ritter
Holiday Garland designed by Patricia E Ritter

I used a neutral thread, so that it did not dominate the front and so it would match the back. You can see from the photograph that I backed it with a plush fleece. so it is really cosy.  This particular one was a double fleece throw I picked up at Wilkinsons, so the fleece did not have any seams in it.

'Holiday Wishes' by Sherri Falls
I like to put something in the middle of my fleece backed quilts and on this occasion it was a thin, low loft polyester, which did not add too much bulk and would keep me warm.  I notice that some people are already putting up their Christmas decorations - so far all I have done is pull this out of the cupboard for use.






Saturday, 14 November 2020

Novelty November - Animals, Sheep, Bunnies and Kangaroos

Sheep digital quilting pattern (ANS)
More fun quilting patterns for you today.  Firstly, sheep, in fact you can have a whole herd of sheep on your quilt.
Kangaroo Hop  designed by Jessica Schick
Lots of the quilts I longarm get sent to different parts of the world, so how about Kangaroos for Australia?
Bunnies and Stars designed by HQ
And finally how about some cute Bunnies and Stars for a baby quilt?




Friday, 13 November 2020

Novelty November - Christmas , Christmas and more Christmas quilting patterns at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

 

Christmas Lights designed by Nancy Haacke
Christmas Lights designed by Nancy Haacke
It seems that there are endless quilt pattern choices for a Christmas / Holiday related quilt.  I think Christmas is a time when you can release let the 'kitsch' side off you.  Here are some more quilting patterns which are waiting in the wings for your Christmas themed quilt.  Firstly, Christmas Lights, designed by Nancy Haacke - wouldn't this be great in variegated thread?

Christmas Trees designed by Nancy Haacke
Christmas Trees designed by Nancy Haacke

Next are some decorated Christmas Trees and snowflakes.  This is quite a busy pattern, but don't forget that with the digital patterns they can be enlarged and reduced to make the pattern less dense or otherwise.  Finally, below is a simple snowflake pattern - cute.

Snowflakes by Handi Quilter
Snowflakes by Handi Quilter


Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Novelty November - Mexican Sombreros and St Patrick's Day Luck of the Irish Quilting patterns

 

Sombreros quilting pattern by Vicki Malaski
Sombreros quilting pattern by Vicki Malaski
For Novelty November today I have brought you some hats.  Firstly, some Sombreros and maracas  for a musical Mexican flavour and secondly, an Irish top hat and lucky Irish clover for a traditional St Patrick's Day celebration. On the right quilt - these would be PERFECT!

St Patty's Day Irish quilting pattern  designed by Vicki Malaski
St Patty's Day Irish quilting pattern
designed by Vicki Malaski



Novelty November - Lizards and Frogs longarm Quilting Designs at Fabadashery Longarm Quilitng


Ribbit Frogs - Quilting Design
Ribbit Frogs - Quilting Design by Patricia E Ritter

Are you making a quilt for a herpetologist? According to Google, Herpetology is the branch of zoology concerned with the study of amphibians including  frogs and lizards. Never fear, Fabadashery has  exactly the right quilting pattern for your quilt with these two fun quilting patterns  - Ribbit Frogs and Lounge Lizards - designed by Patricia E Ritter of Urban Elementz. 

Lounge Lizards - Quilting Design
Lounge Lizards - Quilting Design by Patricia E Ritter

Thursday, 5 November 2020

Novelty November - Christmas, Christmas and more Christmas - Holiday quilting patterns

It is just 7 weeks until Christmas, but don't worry, there is still time to get a quilt done for Christmas 2020 at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting.  If you have a Christmas themed quilt, here are some options.

'Ginger Ice' quilt design by Apricot Moon
'Ginger Ice' quilt design by Apricot Moon
Starting off with 'Ginger Ice' designed by Apricot Moon, featuring snowflakes.  This is from the same family as Ginger Stars, Ginger Flowers, and Ginger Hearts, which always quilt out so beautifully.

Next, here are some holly leaves and holly berries, called 'Feliz Navidad' designed by Patricia E Ritter and Natalie Gorman. Mairi used this on her Wonky Christmas Tree quilt last year - it looked great!
The Gift Giver designed by Crystal Smythe

Finally for today, here is The Gift Giver, designed by Crystal Smythe.  This features a Christmas Tree and a Gift Giver, who knows it may be Santa if you have been good!  Remember, if your quilt top is too busy to see this sort of pattern on the front, it will be seen on the back if you choose a plain backing.
 


Novelty November - Rugby Ball Quilt made by Margaret

So you have made a quilt for everyone in the family, what quilt can you make for sports mad men and women in your life? Margaret has great ideas and vision, and between us we can usually come up with something that we are both pleased with.  This time it was a rugby quilt for her grandson - who loves rugby.

'Play Football' digital designed by Apricot Moon
'Play Football' digital designed by Apricot Moon

The internet has loads of different digital quilting patterns which can be purchased and a quick look and I found this quilt pattern for a longarm quilting machine featuring rugby balls / footballs (depending on which continent you are in!)  With many of my customers living in Wales, I felt it would get plenty of use in the future. 

Margaret's Rugby Quilt

Margaret wanted to include some words and symbols on the quilt and I was able to help her out by using my Accuquilt Studio cutter and the use of a lightbox to create the imagery above.  The rugby balls  make great background and the reverse of the quilt had the team colours.  A great sporty quilting pattern.

'Play Football' digital designed by Apricot Moon
'Play Football' digital designed by Apricot Moon




Sunday, 1 November 2020

Novelty November - Happy Note, musical quilting pattern


'Happy Note' quilt pattern designed by Crystal Smythe
'Happy Note' quilt pattern designed by Crystal Smythe
Do you have a musician in your family?  I do and there was a request for a quilt! ... but no piecing .... no problem, I like a challenge.
'Happy Note' quilt pattern designed by Crystal Smythe
Using a sheet for a quilt 
I knew I had a musical digital quilting pattern in my collection, so I thought I would do a whole cloth quilt with this quilt pattern all over it.  I started with a sheet from Dunelm, a Dorma 300 thread count sateen sheet in Seafoam - Popcorn and I knew it would be the perfect choice.  Then on the back I put a silver fleece throw from Wilkinsons (for £10!).  It all stitched out beautifully and was soft and cuddly.  I also put a thin polyester wadding in the middle.

'Happy Note' quilt pattern designed by Crystal Smythe  (backing plush fleece)
'Happy Note' quilt pattern designed by Crystal Smythe
(backing plush fleece)

Above you can see the back with the pattern stitched out on the fleece.  Another of the 'Novelty November' quilt patterns that are available to my customers featuring musical instruments including a saxophone, a piano, a trumpet, a cello and a guitar.  It is quite busy, but on the plain sheet it was perfect.
'Happy Note' quilt pattern designed by Crystal Smythe
'Happy Note' quilt pattern designed by Crystal Smythe 



Fabadashery Longarm Quilting - November Drop Off Dates

With the latest Government announcement regarding lockdown for England starting Thursday 5th November, there remain only two days for you to drop off your quilt in the normal way, before those guidelines are in place.  I know a few of you have quilts you need quilting for Christmas gifts, so get in touch to arrange a time.  As always I accept quilts in the post.

Monday 2nd November
Wednesday 4th November

Saturday, 31 October 2020

Novelty November - Hearts and Ribbons, Cancer Charity Quilts and More

Throughout November 2020, I am sharing some of the novelty and themed digital patterns which I hold in my collection.  Sometimes they never see the light of day, as they are not the first patterns I pull out when customers drop off their quilts, so I hope to highlight them to you over the next few weeks.

'Hearts and Ribbons' digital pantograph, designed by Jessica Schick
Today I am sharing 'Hearts and Ribbons', designed by Jessica Schick.  This a quilting pattern which features the ribbon used by many charities - pink for Breast Cancer, red for HIV and Aids, yellow for armed forces - there are many uses for it.  If you have made a charity quilt, I will have the appropriate thread colour for the appropriate charity you are supporting.


Thursday, 29 October 2020

Carol's Regency Romance Quilt, quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

 

Carol's Nine Patch Quilt quilted with
'Nemesh Feathers' designed by Bethanne Nemesh
Sometimes when a quilt pattern is being stitched out on my APQS longarm quilting machine, I am mesmerised by it and can't resist taking a photo.  This was the case with Carol's nine patch quilt.  She, in turn, had been 'mesmerised' by the elegant Regency Romance Moda fabric collection by Christopher Wilson-Tate, which led her to make this beautiful quilt.

Here I am at it again, it just looked so beautiful - I couldn't resist taking a photo.  Over time my fabric tastes have changed and more recently I have been drawn to softer colours.  As a direct result of quilting this customer quilt I had to make an emergency trip to the Patchwork Basket in Newent, UK, to buy a Regency Romance layer cake for myself!

Carol's Nine Patch Quilt
Carol's Nine Patch Quilt

I think the gentle swirls and feathers of the 'Nemesh Feathers' worked so well with this traditional style quilt.

'Nemesh Feathers' designed by Bethanne Nemesh


Sunday, 25 October 2020

That Fairy Tale Quilt, made by Sherry, quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

 

That Fairytale Quilt' made by Sherry
That Fairytale Quilt' made by Sherry,
quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
The clocks have gone back today and it is about to go dark early, so I thought we could do with a cute quilt to cheer us all up.  Sherry has made this fantastic 'That Fairy Tale Quilt' designed by Lucy Carson Kingwell, for one of her grandchildren  Take time to look at the detail as all our favourite fairytales are in there - Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, and Hansel and Gretel.  

That Fairytale Quilt' made by Sherry
'That Fairytale Quilt' made by Sherry

If you re able to zoom in even closer, you will see that Sherry has been able to include fairytale fabrics as well, including Alice in Wonderland. One of my favourite parts of being a longarm quilter is spotting all the lovely fabrics you have chosen for your quilts.  On this quilt we went with 'Popcorn' digital quilting pattern.



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

Scrappy Snail Quilt, made by Marja, quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Scrappy Snail Quilt, made by Marja, quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Scrappy Snail Quilt, made by Marja, quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Following on from my last post, featuring Meg's Kaffe quilt with the 'Cosmos' digital longarm quilting pattern, here is is again with a completely different look.  When I saw the snail's in Marja's quilt, I immediately thought of their concentric shells and this pattern seemed to fit the bill.
'Cosmos' digital quilting pattern


Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Shimmering Kaffe Fassett Triangles Quilt made by Meg, quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

 

Meg's Shimmering Triangles Quilt
Meg's Shimmering Triangles Quilt

Sometimes there is a perfect combination of quilt top and quilting pattern and I think we hit the jackpot with this one.  This is Meg's gorgeous Shimmering Triangles quilt, made in the 'glorious colour' of Kaffe Fassett fabrics.  I store the quilts waiting for pick-up in my spare room and I will admit  opening the door several times just for a glimpse of this quilt. 

Cosmos digital quilting pattern by Keryn Emmerson
Cosmos digital quilting pattern by Keryn Emmerson

I knew as soon as the longarm quilting machine started stitching that is was going to be a perfect partner.  The digital quilting spiral pattern is called 'Cosmos' designed by Keryn Emmerson and is a great modern finish to a quilt

Cosmos digital quilting pattern by Keryn Emmerson
Cosmos digital quilting pattern by Keryn Emmerson

Also, I will admit that this Shimmering Triangles pattern is on my quilt bucket list and a great way to tackle your stash.

Meg's Shimmering Triangles Quilt
Meg's Shimmering Triangles Quilt