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