Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Novelty November - Paw Prints and Chicken Feet

Paw Prints designed by Judy Vallely
Paw Prints designed by Judy Vallely
I think this is the quilting design which prompted me to share all the novelty quilting designs in #Novelty November. This is Paw Prints designed by Judy Vallely and I have managed to stitch it out on a couple of quilts already and it looked FANTASTIC!  If you allow a bit of artistic licence, then these paws can be for any animal you choose - cats, dogs, lions, tigers etc.
 
Chicken Tracks by Nancy Haacke
If your pets are feathered friends then here are chicken feet for your quilts.  These chickens are free range, but if you want to keep your garden chicken free I have some chicken wire to keep them safe.

Chicken Wire designed by Joann Hoffman


Friday, 20 November 2020

Fabadashery Longarm Quilting Drop Off dates - November / December 2020

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, including a Saturday, 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! There is still time to get it done in time for Christmas.

Friday 20th November (Doorstep Drop-Off only)
Monday 23rd November (Doorstep Drop-Off only)
Monday 30th November (Doorstep Drop-Off only)

Friday 4th December
Saturday 5th December
Monday 14th December
Friday 18th December
Monday 21st December



Thursday, 19 November 2020

Novelty November - Footwear, Cowboy Boots and Flip Flops

 

Here are the usual instructions You can find details about  quilting prices and preparing your quilt on my website http://fabadasherylongarmquilting.blogspot.co.uk/p/quilt.html Don’t forget •             Your quilt top •             Quilt backing ( I have some available to buy) •             Quilt wadding ( I have some available to buy - Hobbs 80/20 £9.00/m, Hobbs Polydown £9.00/m, Quilters Dream 100% Cotton £15.50 / m, Hobbs 100% Wool £14.00/m) •             2.5 “ binding  to go around the perimeter of your quilt, with at least 10” extra for joining if you require me to add it. •             I offer a £10.00 embroidered label service,  if you are interested bring along an A4 size piece of fabric for the label and the words you would like included. •             £20.00 deposit towards your payment (Cheque or cash or Bank Transfer)  My address is Wyvern, Beachley Road, Tutshill, Chepstow, NP16 7EG Tel 01291 629120 If you are using a SatNav, put house number 18, that is opposite us. I am based in Tutshill, near Chepstow which is on the A48 on the border of England and Wales, down the road from St John’s On The Hill School. The bridge is now FREE!  Directions from Gloucester: Get onto the A48 and head to Chepstow / South Wales. Keep on this road. When you are near you will see the National Diving and Activity Centre on your right and one mile down the road you will need to get ready to turn left towards Sedbury / Tutshill/ Beachley Barracks. Once turned right you will meet a rbt. Turn right towards Tutshill. As you drive over the bridge you will see houses set back with a grass verge on the right. We are the last one  (Wyvern) with a camper van in the drive, down the road from St John’s on the Hill school. I am on the England side of Chepstow in Tutshill, so if you have gone over a bridge and have Tescos on your left, you have gone too far.  Directions from Newport or Severn Bridge: Head to Chepstow and get onto the A48. Keep on this road. You will drive downhill to traffic lights and Tesco on your right. Continue straight ahead. You will go over a bridge and you will see a sign, Welcome to England. You will then go under a bridge, which eventually you will be driving on top of. Signal right and get ready to turn right towards Sedbury / Tutshill. Once turned right you will meet a rbt. Turn right towards Tutshill. As you drive over the bridge you just drove under you will see houses set back with a grass verge on the right. We are the last one  (Wyvern) with a camper van in the drive. The bridge is now FREE! Let me know when you want to pop over with it.
Flip Flops digital quilting pattern
by Theo van der Heijden

Today Novelty November brings you footwear.  Starting off with some memories of the summer with some Flip Flops and then an American spin with some Cowboy Boots. Looking forward to the day when these two get to have their Cinderella moment!

Cowboy Boots digital quilting pattern
by Theo van der Heijden


Monday, 16 November 2020

Novelty November - Christmas Holiday Garland Quilt

'Holiday Wishes' by Sherri Falls
'Holiday Wishes' by Sherri Falls
For Novelty November today I am sharing one of my own quilts which I managed to make over the summer and since I am including Christmas patterns I thought it would fit the bill for today. This quilt is a pattern from 'Holiday Wishes' by Sherri Falls.  I liked the simplicity of the design and wanted a quilt that I could cosy up in over the holidays.  I also had in mind that I wanted to try out a new digital quilting pattern - Holiday Garland designed by Patricia E Ritter, which has holly berries and a swirl.

Holiday Garland designed by Patricia E Ritter
Holiday Garland designed by Patricia E Ritter

I used a neutral thread, so that it did not dominate the front and so it would match the back. You can see from the photograph that I backed it with a plush fleece. so it is really cosy.  This particular one was a double fleece throw I picked up at Wilkinsons, so the fleece did not have any seams in it.

'Holiday Wishes' by Sherri Falls
I like to put something in the middle of my fleece backed quilts and on this occasion it was a thin, low loft polyester, which did not add too much bulk and would keep me warm.  I notice that some people are already putting up their Christmas decorations - so far all I have done is pull this out of the cupboard for use.






Saturday, 14 November 2020

Novelty November - Animals, Sheep, Bunnies and Kangaroos

Sheep digital quilting pattern (ANS)
More fun quilting patterns for you today.  Firstly, sheep, in fact you can have a whole herd of sheep on your quilt.
Kangaroo Hop  designed by Jessica Schick
Lots of the quilts I longarm get sent to different parts of the world, so how about Kangaroos for Australia?
Bunnies and Stars designed by HQ
And finally how about some cute Bunnies and Stars for a baby quilt?




Friday, 13 November 2020

Novelty November - Christmas , Christmas and more Christmas quilting patterns at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

 

Christmas Lights designed by Nancy Haacke
Christmas Lights designed by Nancy Haacke
It seems that there are endless quilt pattern choices for a Christmas / Holiday related quilt.  I think Christmas is a time when you can release let the 'kitsch' side off you.  Here are some more quilting patterns which are waiting in the wings for your Christmas themed quilt.  Firstly, Christmas Lights, designed by Nancy Haacke - wouldn't this be great in variegated thread?

Christmas Trees designed by Nancy Haacke
Christmas Trees designed by Nancy Haacke

Next are some decorated Christmas Trees and snowflakes.  This is quite a busy pattern, but don't forget that with the digital patterns they can be enlarged and reduced to make the pattern less dense or otherwise.  Finally, below is a simple snowflake pattern - cute.

Snowflakes by Handi Quilter
Snowflakes by Handi Quilter


Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Novelty November - Mexican Sombreros and St Patrick's Day Luck of the Irish Quilting patterns

 

Sombreros quilting pattern by Vicki Malaski
Sombreros quilting pattern by Vicki Malaski
For Novelty November today I have brought you some hats.  Firstly, some Sombreros and maracas  for a musical Mexican flavour and secondly, an Irish top hat and lucky Irish clover for a traditional St Patrick's Day celebration. On the right quilt - these would be PERFECT!

St Patty's Day Irish quilting pattern  designed by Vicki Malaski
St Patty's Day Irish quilting pattern
designed by Vicki Malaski



Novelty November - Lizards and Frogs longarm Quilting Designs at Fabadashery Longarm Quilitng


Ribbit Frogs - Quilting Design
Ribbit Frogs - Quilting Design by Patricia E Ritter

Are you making a quilt for a herpetologist? According to Google, Herpetology is the branch of zoology concerned with the study of amphibians including  frogs and lizards. Never fear, Fabadashery has  exactly the right quilting pattern for your quilt with these two fun quilting patterns  - Ribbit Frogs and Lounge Lizards - designed by Patricia E Ritter of Urban Elementz. 

Lounge Lizards - Quilting Design
Lounge Lizards - Quilting Design by Patricia E Ritter

Thursday, 5 November 2020

Novelty November - Christmas, Christmas and more Christmas - Holiday quilting patterns

It is just 7 weeks until Christmas, but don't worry, there is still time to get a quilt done for Christmas 2020 at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting.  If you have a Christmas themed quilt, here are some options.

'Ginger Ice' quilt design by Apricot Moon
'Ginger Ice' quilt design by Apricot Moon
Starting off with 'Ginger Ice' designed by Apricot Moon, featuring snowflakes.  This is from the same family as Ginger Stars, Ginger Flowers, and Ginger Hearts, which always quilt out so beautifully.

Next, here are some holly leaves and holly berries, called 'Feliz Navidad' designed by Patricia E Ritter and Natalie Gorman. Mairi used this on her Wonky Christmas Tree quilt last year - it looked great!
The Gift Giver designed by Crystal Smythe

Finally for today, here is The Gift Giver, designed by Crystal Smythe.  This features a Christmas Tree and a Gift Giver, who knows it may be Santa if you have been good!  Remember, if your quilt top is too busy to see this sort of pattern on the front, it will be seen on the back if you choose a plain backing.
 


Novelty November - Rugby Ball Quilt made by Margaret

So you have made a quilt for everyone in the family, what quilt can you make for sports mad men and women in your life? Margaret has great ideas and vision, and between us we can usually come up with something that we are both pleased with.  This time it was a rugby quilt for her grandson - who loves rugby.

'Play Football' digital designed by Apricot Moon
'Play Football' digital designed by Apricot Moon

The internet has loads of different digital quilting patterns which can be purchased and a quick look and I found this quilt pattern for a longarm quilting machine featuring rugby balls / footballs (depending on which continent you are in!)  With many of my customers living in Wales, I felt it would get plenty of use in the future. 

Margaret's Rugby Quilt

Margaret wanted to include some words and symbols on the quilt and I was able to help her out by using my Accuquilt Studio cutter and the use of a lightbox to create the imagery above.  The rugby balls  make great background and the reverse of the quilt had the team colours.  A great sporty quilting pattern.

'Play Football' digital designed by Apricot Moon
'Play Football' digital designed by Apricot Moon




Sunday, 1 November 2020

Novelty November - Happy Note, musical quilting pattern


'Happy Note' quilt pattern designed by Crystal Smythe
'Happy Note' quilt pattern designed by Crystal Smythe
Do you have a musician in your family?  I do and there was a request for a quilt! ... but no piecing .... no problem, I like a challenge.
'Happy Note' quilt pattern designed by Crystal Smythe
Using a sheet for a quilt 
I knew I had a musical digital quilting pattern in my collection, so I thought I would do a whole cloth quilt with this quilt pattern all over it.  I started with a sheet from Dunelm, a Dorma 300 thread count sateen sheet in Seafoam - Popcorn and I knew it would be the perfect choice.  Then on the back I put a silver fleece throw from Wilkinsons (for £10!).  It all stitched out beautifully and was soft and cuddly.  I also put a thin polyester wadding in the middle.

'Happy Note' quilt pattern designed by Crystal Smythe  (backing plush fleece)
'Happy Note' quilt pattern designed by Crystal Smythe
(backing plush fleece)

Above you can see the back with the pattern stitched out on the fleece.  Another of the 'Novelty November' quilt patterns that are available to my customers featuring musical instruments including a saxophone, a piano, a trumpet, a cello and a guitar.  It is quite busy, but on the plain sheet it was perfect.
'Happy Note' quilt pattern designed by Crystal Smythe
'Happy Note' quilt pattern designed by Crystal Smythe 



Fabadashery Longarm Quilting - November Drop Off Dates

With the latest Government announcement regarding lockdown for England starting Thursday 5th November, there remain only two days for you to drop off your quilt in the normal way, before those guidelines are in place.  I know a few of you have quilts you need quilting for Christmas gifts, so get in touch to arrange a time.  As always I accept quilts in the post.

Monday 2nd November
Wednesday 4th November