Sunday, 23 February 2020

Severn Valley Quilters Exhibition February 2020 - Customer quilts made by Maggie, Pauline and Lorna

Modern Quilt made by Maggie and quilted by Frances Meredith
Modern Quilt made by Maggie and quilted by Frances Meredith
Over the past few days Severn Valley Quilters, based in Thornbury near Bristol, had their bi-annual exhibition.  I was on stewarding duty all day, but managed to get a good look at all the quilts before the doors opened to a very busy day of visitors.  On display were some of Fabadashery Longarm Quilting customers quilts including this stunning, modern quilt made by Maggie.
Modern Quilt made by Maggie and quilted by Frances Meredith
Modern Quilt made by Maggie and quilted by Frances Meredith
With such a striking design, a striking quilt pattern was in order, and Modern Curves designed by Anita Shackleford did the usual magic.
Linen, 'Pathway to the Stars' Quilt made by Pauline,  quilted by Frances Meredith
Linen, 'Pathway to the Stars' Quilt made by Pauline,
 quilted by Frances Meredith
Next, was a huge quilt made by Pauline.  The fabric is linen and the beautiful texture it gave was enhanced by the quilting.
Linen, 'Pathway to the Stars' Quilt made by Pauline,  quilted by Frances Meredith
Linen, 'Pathway to the Stars' Quilt made by Pauline,
 quilted by Frances Meredith
On this occasion, an allover pattern 'Ginger Stars' Designed by Apricot Moon.
'Ginger Stars' designed by Apricot Moon
'Ginger Stars' designed by Apricot Moon
And finally, Lorna had her lovely hexagon quilt on display which I featured on this blog a few months ago, showcasing the lovely Bubbles pattern.

Monday, 17 February 2020

Some Scraps Are Bigger than Others - feature display at Spring Quilt Festival, Harrogate, 21st - 23rd February 2020

'Butterfly Quilt' made by Frances Meredith
Just a reminder that my quilts 'Some Scraps Are Bigger than Others' will be one of the feature displays this forthcoming weekend at the Spring Quilt Festival, Harrogate, 21st - 23rd February 2020.
You will be able to see this Butterfly Quilt, which I hand pieced and hand quilted, many years ago, but which has had plenty of use since.

Friday, 14 February 2020

Petal Power Quilt made by Sue, quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

'Petal Power' designed by Kristina Brinkerhoff ,  made by Sue, quilted by Frances Meredith
'Petal Power' designed by Kristina Brinkerhoff ,
made by Sue, quilted by Frances Meredith
This pretty, modern quilt was one of the quilts I did for Sue which was being gifted as a Christmas present. By now I imagine that it is in full use and being enjoyed by the recipient.  This pattern is called 'Petal Power' and is designed by Kristina Brinkerhoff.  The pattern was featured in 'Love Patchwork and Quilting' Issue 71, 2019. 
'Ginger Spring' digital pantograph
'Ginger Spring' digital pantograph
Sue chose a lovely fresh aqua coloured backing fabric, which shows her pattern choice nicely - Ginger Spring by Apricot Moon.
'Ginger Spring' digital pantograph
'Ginger Spring' digital pantograph

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Irish Chain Quilt in traditional Feedsack fabrics, quilted by Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Irish Chain quilt made by Kath,
 quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Who doesn't love a traditional Irish Chain quilt?  I have one of my own and it is one of my favourite quilts which I have made.  When this arrived at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting it just made me want to make another!  Kath has done a lovely job with this one using traditional Feedsack fabrics against a simple white background.  To ensure the quilt got finished, Kath took advantage of my quilting binding service.
Irish Chain quilt made by Kath,
 quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
For this gift, Kath chose the ever popular Ginger Hearts digital quilting pattern with a cream Glide thread which flowed nicely into her soft yellow binding.
'Ginger Hearts' digital quilting design by Apricot Moon

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Win this Quilt - Shipton Quilters 2020 Exhibition

Shipton Quilters 2020 Charity Quilt
Shipton Quilters 2020 Charity Quilt
How would you like to win this quilt?  This beautiful quilt has been made by Shipton Quilters, based in Gloucestershire and is being raffled as one of the activities of their 2020 Quilt Exhibition being held 4th -5th April 2020 at Redcombe College, GL7 7HA.  
Shipton Quilters 2020 Charity Quilt
Shipton Quilters 2020 Charity Quilt
The quilt has been made to raise funds for the charities - Maggie's (Cheltenham), Medical Detection Dogs and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. . If you would like to support these charities, and to have the chance to win this quilt, you will be able to buy tickets at their exhibition in April, or beforehand through the Secretary.

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Quilt pattern testing - 'Bubble Bath'

'Bubble Bath' digital quilt pattern
'Bubble Bath' digital quilt pattern
I slipped on a charity quilt between my customer quilts today, here at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting.  I thought this quilt would be a great opportunity to try out this new digital quilting pattern which is now in my library - 'Bubble Bath' by Naomi Hynes.  I love how it looks on this fresh quilt. The sun even stayed out enough for me to take a decent picture - yes, Spring is really on it's way.