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.