Saturday, 15 August 2020

Tropical Noel quilt made by Holly, custom quilting at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting


'Tropical Noel' quilt designed by Mckenna Ryan,  made by Holly, quilted by Frances Meredith
'Tropical Noel' quilt designed by Mckenna Ryan,
 made by Holly, quilted by Frances Meredith

I have had the pleasure of custom quilting this fun quilt for Holly in the last few months.  The quilt design is 'Tropical Noel' by Mckenna Ryan and this quilt features dolphins, turtles, seahorses, an octopus and a host of other exotic underwater fish swimming amongst coral. Holly has appliqued all the sea creatures by hand and my job was to custom quilt it, so that all her hard work looked its best.
'Tropical Noel' quilt designed by Mckenna Ryan,  made by Holly, quilted by Frances Meredith
'Tropical Noel' quilt designed by Mckenna Ryan,
 made by Holly, quilted by Frances Meredith

I think the original design, the octopus has a santa hat on and the dolphin is diving through a Christmas wreath, but with all the different sections, it was a fun custom quilt to do.

Monday, 10 August 2020

August 2020 - Fabadashery Longarm Quilting Drop - Off dates

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.  I am usually particularly busy from September to December, so if your quilt is ready and you can get your quilt to me in August that would be great.  

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.

Wednesday 12th August
Thursday 13th August
Friday 14th August
Saturday 15th August
Monday 17th August
Tuesday 18th August
Thursday 20th August
Friday 21st August
Monday 24th August
Tuesday 25th August
Thursday 27th August
Friday 28th August

Scrappy Cotton Reel quilt by Jenny, longarm quilting by Fabadashery


Photo: Jenny Smith
Jenny has sent me this lovely photograph of the quilt which I had the pleasure of longarm quilting for her recently.  One of the reasons I enjoy longarm quilting for my customers is to help them get a finished quilt, so a photo like this in my inbox brings joy to my heart!
'Silver' digital pantograph, designed by Patricia Ritter

I think she mentioned that it was a Moda Cake Mix pattern and so it is probably made out of a pre-cut.  I really loved the green border on this quilt.  For the quilting, Jenny chose one of the digital patterns from my extensive pattern library called 'Silver' designed by Patricia Ritter.
'Silver' digital pantograph, designed by Patricia Ritter
'Silver' digital pantograph, designed by Patricia Ritter

Thursday, 6 August 2020

Sheila's Hierloom Sampler Quilt - custom quilting by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting


Sheila's Hierloom Sampler Quilt
Sheila's Hierloom Sampler Quilt

Do you have a special quilt in your cupboard which you made many moons ago, but never quite had the time or confidence to finish and quilt.  Sheila hand stitched this sampler quilt a long time ago (1980's?) for a family member, but at the start of 2020 it was still waiting to be finished.  Sheila decided that it might be something I could do.  I was pleased to help and in this particular quilt used a combination of hand, custom quilting and computerised quilting.  Sheila had already designed the heart wreath for the alternating blocks and I was able to reproduce this as a digital pattern in my HQ Prostitcher Software, as a whole, half and quarter block.
Sheila's Hierloom Sampler Quilt
Sheila's Hierloom Sampler Quilt - Basket Block

For the remaining quilt I stitched in the ditch, added some freehand stipple to the backgrounds of the different sampler blocks and freehand feathers for the applique border.  
Sheila's Hierloom Sampler Quilt
Sheila's Hierloom Sampler Quilt


Sunday, 2 August 2020

Mary's 'Around the Star' friendship quilt, quilted by Fabadashery Longarm Quilting


Mary's 'Around the Star' quilt with 'Popcorn' digital Quilting pattern by Willow Leaf Studio
Mary's 'Around the Star' quilt with
'Popcorn' digital Quilting pattern by Willow Leaf Studio

Mary has made this quilt for a friend using a Missouri Star pattern called 'Around the Star'.  It is made from a 10" square Layer Cake, which ended up about 80" square.  I will admit that I would not attempt to quilt a quilt this size under a domestic machine, but the longarm quilting machine makes light work of it - like magic!
Mary's 'Around the Star' quilt with 'Popcorn' digital Quilting pattern by Willow Leaf Studio
Mary's 'Around the Star' quilt with
'Popcorn' digital Quilting pattern by Willow Leaf Studio


Another bit of 'magic' I used on this quilt was the pattern, 'Popcorn' designed by Willow Leaf Studio.  This digital pattern seems to work on a wide range of quilts.  If in doubt - use 'Popcorn'.
'Popcorn' digital Quilting pattern by Willow Leaf Studio
'Popcorn' digital Quilting pattern by Willow Leaf Studio