Friday, 10 July 2020

Drop Off dates for Fabadashery Longarm Quilting - July 2020

I had an amazing response to the last delivery dates I posted - you have all been really busy!  Here are some 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.  Please note that my waiting list for custom quilting is now currently closed until 2021.
In addition, to these dates, do not forget that I offer a postal service and I have several customers from all over the UK who regularly send me quilts.

Monday 13th July
Wednesday 15th July
Thursday 16th July
Friday 17th July
Tuesday 21st July
Wednesday 22nd July
Thursday 23rd July

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Sherry's Half Square Triangle Quilt, featuring 'Boltz' robot pattern

'Boltz' Robot pattern designed by Patricia Ritter
'Boltz' Robot pattern designed by Patricia Ritter
I like to spend time adding photos to my website, so that my customers can see what digital quilting patterns I have and how they look on an actual quilt.  Sherry took the time to view my Pinterest page before she dropped off her quilt and had spotted this Robot pattern called 'Boltz'.  I think this pattern is really fun, but besides a few charity Linus Quilts, I haven't had many opportunities to stitch it out.
Sherry's Half Square Triangle Quilt, featuring 'Boltz'
Sherry's Half Square Triangle Quilt, featuring 'Boltz'
Here is the pattern stitched out on her Half Square Triangle quilt. Sherry managed to squeeze in loads of novelty fabrics and the Robots were just another fun element.We used a bright yellow Glide thread called Split Pea.  A great way to see the digital quilting pattern on a  quilt is to use a plain  fabric for the backing, so that, in this case, you would have a whole cloth quilt featuring Robots!
If you have theme, or idea for a quilt pattern, please ask me.  I have a selection of novelty patterns which have not reached my website yet and beyond that there are thousands of patterns available on the internet. 
Sherry's Half Square Triangle Quilt
Sherry's Half Square Triangle Quilt

Monday, 29 June 2020

Fabadashery Longarm Quilting June / July 2020 - Quilt Drop -Off Dates

So far 2020 has offered us plenty of reasons to stay indoors and I imagine that many of you have been taking advantage of this to make some quilts.  Here are some 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 longarm quilted.  Please note that I currently have a waiting list for custom quilting.
In addition, to these dates, do not forget that I offer a postal service and I have several customers from all over the UK who regularly send me quilts.

Tuesday 30th June
Wednesday 1st July
Thursday 2nd July
Friday 3rd July
Monday 6th July
Wednesday 8th July
Thursday 9th July
Friday 10th July

Saturday, 27 June 2020

New Patterns: Aloha, Twisted Feathers, Texas Bluebonnets, Amanda Murphy design

Amanda Murphy pantograph
Amanda Murphy Design pantograph
Here are some more new patterns. These are digital pantograph patterns with lots of feathers and swirls, some with a floral element: Amanda Murphy, Twisted Feather, Aloha and Texas Bluebonnets.
Twisted Feather design by Jessica Schick
Twisted Feather design by Jessica Schick

Aloha by Urban Elelmentz
Aloha by Urban Elelmentz

Texas Bluebonnetts by Urban Elements
Texas Bluebonnets by Urban Elements

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Interwoven Stars Quilt, made by Hilary, featuring Moxie Quilt Pattern

Moxie Digital pantograph designed by Patricia Ritter and Leisha Farnsworth
Moxie Digital pantograph designed by Patricia Ritter and Leisha Farnsworth
Another large quilt which has been made during lockdown.  This Interwoven Stars quilt, made by Hilary, is 92" x 105" and ready with its binding  to be put on the bed.  There are just three solid fabrics used in this quilt and it made a great canvas for a bold quilt pattern. 
Interwoven Stars Quilt made by Hilary
I will admit that I do love a pink, green, cream colour combination, however, if you pop over to a previous Fabadashery post from this time last year, you will see that Sian did the same quilt in a completely different colour way.  Sian and Hilary are a mother and daughter team who provide quilting classes in the South Wales area.
Moxie Digital pantograph designed by Patricia Ritter and Leisha Farnsworth
Moxie Digital pantograph designed by Patricia Ritter and Leisha Farnsworth
The pattern which Fabadashery Longarm quilting used to quilt this was called Moxie designed by Patricia Ritter and Leisha Farnsworth, again, one of my favourites which I have used on my own quilts as well as for customers.
Moxie Digital pantograph designed by Patricia Ritter and Leisha Farnsworth
Moxie Digital pantograph designed by Patricia Ritter and Leisha Farnsworth

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Coming up roses - Wendy's rose quilt

Wendy's Rose themed quilt
Wendy's Rose themed quilt
One thing I have been admiring during my lockdown walks are the lovely roses which we are enjoying in our gardens this year.  When Wendy sent through her lovely quilt made from a pre-cut, there were roses all over it, so choosing this new Rose Garden pattern was a natural choice.
Rose Garden digital quilt pattern
Rose Garden digital quilt pattern
This is a photo from the back with the pattern stitched out.  I still think we will have many more weeks where we will be able to enjoy our summer flowers.
Rose Garden digital pantograph

Sunday, 14 June 2020

Disappearing Nine Patch featuring Clover quilting pattern

'Clover' digital pattern
'Clover' digital pattern
Another chance to try out a new digital quilting pattern which has recently been added to my pattern catalogue, this time on a soft blue Disappearing Nine Patch mini quilt. 
'Clover' digital pattern
'Clover' digital pattern
The patter is called 'Clover', which is like a shamrock quilting pattern.  It stitches out nicely and I can see it is going to be popular with my quilting customers.
'Clover' digital pattern
'Clover' digital pattern

Sunday, 7 June 2020

Jelly Roll quilt made by Lynette

Like this amazing quilt made by Pauline
Jelly Roll quilt made by Lynette
Here is a lovely scrap-busting quilt made by Lynette, using just 2 1/2 inch strips - yes, a Jelly Roll size. Sometimes when a quilt arrives, I know instantly what pattern will suit it. On this occasion the quilting pattern is called Modern Curves and is great for a modern finish, especially when you don't want flowers and swirls. A great scrappy delight!

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Pauline's Bead Quilt, with Waves and Pearls quilt pattern

Beads Quilt made by Pauline
Beads Quilt made by Pauline
Thank you to all my customers who are continuing to take the trouble to send their quilts to Fabadashery Longarm Quilting during this upside down 2020.  I am finding that my customers currently have the time to make HUGE quilts, like this amazing quilt made by Pauline.  She has made this orange and turquoise Bead quilt from a pattern she found on Jordan Fabrics website.
Beads Quilt made by Pauline
Beads Quilt made by Pauline
I had had my eye on a new quilting pattern, but hadn't justified purchasing it until this lovely quilt came along.  It is called Waves and Pearls, designed by Wasacht Quilting and is now available to all my customers.
Waves and Pearls quilting pattern designed by Wasacht Quilting
Waves and Pearls quilting pattern designed by Wasacht Quilting

Waves and Pearls quilting pattern designed by Wasacht Quilting
Waves and Pearls quilting pattern designed by Wasacht Quilting

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Lesley 's Kaffe Fassett Collective fabric quilt, quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Kaffe Fassett Collective prints n a quilt made by Lesley
The sunny weather continues here in the UK and it is only mid-May.  Here is a lovely summery quilt made by Lesley in bright pink Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics. Beautiful colours.  As usual, it is quite hard to see any quilting on quilts with these busy fabrics, but on this occasion we went modern with a popular digital pattern called 'Modern Curves'.
  'Fruit Mandala' extra wide Kaffe Fassett fabric
'Fruit Mandala' extra wide Kaffe Fassett fabric
Lesley managed to find this amazing Kaffe Fassett extra wide pink backing fabric called Fruit Mandala. It was a lovely sateen quality - it would be great for clothing!

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Fabadashery - Wadding and Backing fabric available

If you need your 'lockdown' quilts quilted, but don't have the backing or wadding yet, you can purchase these from me when you drop off / send me your quilt.  
I currently have plenty of wadding in stock including Hobbs 80/20, Hobbs Polydown, Hobbs 100% Wool and Quilters Dream Cotton.
  Fabadashery Wadding
Fabadashery Wadding
I also have a small selection of extra wide backing fabrics, mainly in white, ecru, and cream.


Monday, 11 May 2020

Krina's lovely quilt, with Flowerumpus quilt pattern

Quilt made by Krina
Quilt made by Krina
Here is another lovely quilt made by Krina using Westminster fabrics including some Kaffe Fassett designs.  Sometimes these loud prints can dominate the quilt, but Krina has used some lovely soft colour combinations to bring it back and make it the sort of quilt you could use anywhere.
Quilt made by Krina
Quilt made by Krina
I will admit that I was stumped when choosing an allover pattern for this quilt design, but Krina chose this fun design called 'Flowerumpus' and I think it works really well.
'Flowerumpus' quilt pattern designed by Hermione Agee
'Flowerumpus' quilt pattern
designed by Hermione Agee
I caught a photo of the quilting on the back in the sun which really gives a good idea of what the pattern looks like.
'Flowerumpus' quilt pattern designed by Hermione Agee
'Flowerumpus' quilt pattern
designed by Hermione Agee

Monday, 4 May 2020

Scrappy Quilt made by Christine

Scrappy Quilt made by Christine
Scrappy Quilt made by Christine
I make no secret  about it - I love scrap quilts.  So imagine my delight when this beauty came in for longarm quilting.  Chris is quietly making her way through a room full of scraps and creating scrappy masterpieces as she goes. She has foundation pieced each block and it looks like she has just had FUN!
Scrappy Quilt made by Christine
Scrappy Quilt made by Christine
This was a huge quilt - I seem to be getting a lot of HUGE quilts at the moment and it was finished off with 'Ginger Stars' digital quilting pattern.
'Ginger Stars' quilt pattern by Apricot Moon
'Ginger Stars' quilt pattern by Apricot Moon

Thursday, 30 April 2020

New Digital Patterns - Aspen Leaf, Clover, Daisies

Aspen Leaf design by Deb Geissler
Aspen Leaf design by Deb Geissler
It's amazing how organised you can be when in self-isolation. Here are some more new patterns I have found with a nature theme: Aspen Leaf, Clover and Daisies
Clover by HandiQuilter
Clover by HandiQuilter

Daisies by HandiQuilter
Daisies by HandiQuilter

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Hand pieced English Paper Pieced quilt, featuring Tula Pink fabric, made by Mercedes

English Paper Pieced quilt made by Mercedes.   Quilted by Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
English Paper Pieced quilt made by Mercedes. 
Quilted by Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Here is a beautiful hand pieced, English Paper pieced quilt which I had the pleasure of quilting for Mercedes earlier this year. I love the colours and was pleased to be wearing co-coordinating  clothes when she dropped it off!  The quilt was massive and used modern fabrics from designers such as Tula Pink.  
English Paper Pieced quilt made by Mercedes.   Quilted by Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
English Paper Pieced quilt made by Mercedes.  
Quilted by Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Mercedes also managed to source an extra wide Tula Pink backing fabric called 'Free Fall' featuring little birds, which also showed the digital quilting pattern 'Nemesh Feathers' beautifully.  
'Free Fall' Tula Pink extra wide fabric with Nemesh Feathers quilting pattern
'Free Fall' Tula Pink extra wide fabric with Nemesh Feathers quilting pattern
Another customer quilt which was hard to give back!
'Nemesh Feathers' digital design by Bethan Nemesh
'Nemesh Feathers' digital design by Bethan Nemesh

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Charity Quilt made by Marlene featuring New Dehli quilt pattern.

Charity quilt made by Marlene
During this special time many people have been reaching for their scrap bags to make quilts.  Marlene has made this scrap quilt, by hand, from the leftovers of her last scrap quilt!  This particular quilt will be heading off to a quilt charity. 
'New Dehli' designed by Patricia Ritter
'New Dehli' designed by Patricia Ritter
There are several digital quilt patterns in my collection which are lovely, but I have never stitched out, so a charity quilt is an opportunity to see what they look like.  On this occasion I tried out 'New Dehli' designed by Patricia Ritter, which has a flavour of traditional Indian patterns and paisley patterns. 
'New Dehli' designed by Patricia Ritter
'New Dehli' designed by Patricia Ritter

Friday, 17 April 2020

Memory Quilt made from shirts. Made by Pat and Gill.

Memory Quilt made from shirts. Made by Pat and Gill.
Memory Quilt made from shirts. Made by Pat and Gill.
Another scrap quilt, this time a Memory quilt made out of a special collection of shirts as a wedding gift for a young couple.   I really like doing these quilts as they are made of washed and worn fabrics, which usually makes them beautifully soft and cosy.  However, I do know that there is a lot of preparation beforehand to strip the shirt down to its useful bits.  The pattern Pat and Gill chose was perfect and to keep the simplicity, we chose the Modern Curves quilting pattern. 
PS: The back was pieced as well!
Memory Quilt made from shirts. Made by Pat and Gill.
Memory Quilt made from shirts. Made by Pat and Gill.

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Devon County Quilt - Today's Quilter, made by Margaret, quilted by Frances Meredith

'Devon County' quilt made by Margaret. Quilted by Frances Meredith
'Devon County' quilt made by Margaret.
Quilted by Frances Meredith
You may recognise this quilt as I have featured this pattern on this site before.  This is Margaret's SECOND Devon County quilt, you can see her first one here.  This time it was in grey and white, using up quite a lot of scraps along the way. This quilt pattern was a souvenir supplement with Issue 29 of Today's Quilter in late 2017, designed by Sally Ablett.
'Devon County' quilt made by Margaret. Quilted by Frances Meredith
'Devon County' quilt made by Margaret.
Quilted by Frances Meredith
Margaret selected 100% wool for the wadding and the quilt pattern was the lovely Ginger Hearts
Ginger Hearts digital design by Apricot Moon
Ginger Hearts digital design by Apricot Moon

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

New Digital Patterns - ABC 123, Puzzletime, Loop Stars

 ABC 123 design be Nancy Haacke
 ABC 123 design be Nancy Haacke
I have been doing some filing and in the process have managed to collect up some more digital designs which my customers will be able to choose for their quilts.  Today I am featuring some patterns which may be suitable for baby and children quilts ABC, Puzzletime and Loop Stars.
Puzzletime design by Linda V Taylor
Puzzletime design by Linda V Taylor


Loop Stars
Loop Stars

Thursday, 9 April 2020

Labelling your quilts: Remembering a moment in your history

Fabadashery Quilt Label Service
Fabadashery Quilt Label Service
There is a reason I am a longarm quilter. It is because I like finishing things. Whilst in lockdown I am squeezing in a few quilty jobs of my own, which has meant I have managed to finish a project I have been working on for a long time.  My favourite parts of making a quilt are the finishing jobs: the binding, a hanging sleeve and a label.
I ALWAYS label my quilts and at this particular time in history, it seemed to take on a greater significance than usual.  If you are making more quilts than usual at the moment, don't forget to label them.

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Fabadashery Longarm Quilting Postal Service

Fabadashery Longarm Quilting Postal Service
Fabadashery Longarm Quilting Postal Service
Here are this weeks quilts packed up and ready to be returned to my lovely customers.  I know a lot of quilters are using this special time to finish some UFO's, so if I can be of any help in getting them quilted, please get in touch.