Saturday, 1 May 2021

New Quilt Patterns!

This year more than ever my customers have made the most of my blog and Pinterest pages to get ideas of patterns they want on their quilt and how it may look on theirs.  I charge the same price for all of my  longarm quilting patterns because my aim is to make your quilt look the best it can and I don't want that compromised by the pattern.

So here are some new ones.  The first is Cloisonne designed by Valerie Smith and Patricia Ritter of Urban Elementz.  I have got to use this one already with spectacular results - can't wait to show you.  Also here 'Plumeria party' and 'Orange Blossom' designed by Christy Dillon of My Creative Stitches.

'Cloisonne' designed by Valerie Smith and Patricia Ritter 
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'Plumeria Party' designed by Christy Dillon
'Plumeria Party' designed by Christy Dillon


'Orange Blossom' designed by Christy Dillon
'Orange Blossom' designed by Christy Dillon

Jennie's On Point Orange, Green and Blue Quilt with Diagonal Plaid Bias pattern

Jennie's Quilt


I hope you are enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend.  I am catching up on jobs and in between I started to browse through some photos of customer quilts.  So many quilts pass through the doors of Fabadashery Longarm Quilting that I don't always have the time to share them all on my social media.  Here is one made by Jennie, which used up some of her stash, which I think a lot of us have had to do that this year. 

Diagonal Plaid Bias Quilt design
Diagonal Plaid Bias Quilt design

The digital quilting pattern on this quilt is called Diagonal Plaid Bias.  It has the feel of a cross-hatch, but cleverly has softened edges to make for smoother stitching and is more forgiving when the lines don't match with the piecing.  Great for men's quilts too.
Diagonal Plaid Bias Quilt design
Diagonal Plaid Bias Quilt design

Friday, 23 April 2021

Pauline's Hoffman Dragonfly Quilt - Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

 

Pauline's Hoffman Dragonfly Quilt
Pauline's Hoffman Dragonfly Quilt

I am always amazed at the variety of quilts that come through the Fabadashery Longarm Quilting door.  This Hoffman Dragonfly quilt, made by Pauline was 92" long, and was made from some fabric panels she had purchased whilst in America.  So what pattern should we use?

Pauline's Hoffman Dragonfly Quilt
Pauline's Hoffman Dragonfly Quilt
The choice was quite obvious - more dragonflies in the form of 'Dragon Wings'. A great choice is you want a light, nature inspired allover pattern.

'Dragon Wings' pantograph by Apricot Moon
'Dragon Wings' pantograph by Apricot Moon

Monday, 19 April 2021

Margaret's Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements Fabric Quilt Showcase

 

Margaret's Tim Holtz Eclectica Quilt
Margaret's Tim Holtz Eclectica Quilt
Something a bit different today.  A bit of grunge. Margaret brought me this quilt to quilt made out of Tim Holtz Eclectic fabrics, which she purchased from the Cotton Patch.  With such interesting fabrics she didn't want to cut them up small, in case they lost their impact, so kept the blocks big.  I will admit that we spent a good amount of time admiring the amazing designs (hooray for face-to-face consultations!) and the grungy patterns inspired me to get my Gelli plate out to do some printing.

Margaret's Tim Holtz Eclectica Quilt
Margaret's Tim Holtz Eclectica Quilt
Again, with such a fascinating collection of prints, the quilting needed to be subtle, so it did not detract and on this occasion we used Squirts by Anne Bright 

Squirts designed by Anne Bright
Squirts designed by Anne Bright
#timholtz #fabadasheryquilting #longarmquiltinguk

Friday, 16 April 2021

April 2021 - Longarm Quilting Face to face Consultation resumed

If you have been busy making quilt tops over lockdown, I am pleased to say that face-to-face longarm quilting appointments have resumed and I am looking forward to seeing you all again.

Here are some forthcoming dates I am taking in quilts.

Friday 23rd April
Monday 26th April
Wednesday 28th April
Friday 30th April
Wednesday 5th May

Contact: frances@fabadashery.co.uk


Thursday, 8 April 2021

Pat's Kaffe Fasssett Water Garden Quilt, quilted by Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

'Water Garden' quilt made by Pat
'Water Garden' quilt made by Pat,
quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

 What a difference a year makes! This time last year as the pandemic hit, I was wondering what the future was for Fabadashery Longarm Quilting.  However, we all changed our habits and I am pleased to say that lot of my customers decided to send their quilts to me for longarm quilting.  Pat sent her lovely 'Water Garden' quilt to me for the full service, preparing the backing, quilting it, trimming and adding the binding. When she opened her returned parcel, she just had the pleasure of finishing it off by hand sewing the binding, and adding the spare fabric back into her stash.

'Water Garden' quilt made by Pat
'Water Garden' quilt made by Pat
This quilt is called 'Water Garden' and it features in Kaffe Fassett's book 'Quilts in Morocco'.  The quilting pattern Pat chose was 'Bird's Eye View' designed by Barbara Becker.  I think this pattern is perhaps one of the most useful ones in my library as the spacing between the lines is even, so it makes for a more restful design.
'Bird's Eye View' digital quilt pattern designed by Barbara Becker
'Bird's Eye View' digital quilt pattern
designed by Barbara Becker
I like this one so much, that I took a picture of the back of the quilt, which was a lovely batik fabric.

'Bird's Eye View' digital quilt pattern designed by Barbara Becker
'Bird's Eye View' digital quilt pattern
designed by Barbara Becker

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Di's Fruits of the Forest Kaffe Fassett Quilt

'Fruits of the Forest' Quilt, made by Di,
quilted by Frances Meredith

This is another homage to Kaffe Fassett by Di.  This quilt is called Fruits of the Forest and features in his book 'Quilts in Burano'.  As a longarm quilter my main aim is to look at the main focus of the quilt and use my longarm quilting machine to enhance it.  With pretty much every Kaffe Fassett quilt which comes through my door (and I have had MANY), the focus is always the alluring fabrics, with the quilting only having a small bit part in the show.
'Lalla Palooza' quilt design by Denise Schillinger
'Lalla Palooza' quilt design by Denise Schillinger

The choice of digital patterns is wide open, so on this occasion I looked at the fabrics and took a lead from one of the swirly patterns and accompanied it with this swirly quilt pattern, 'Lalla Palooza' design by Denise Schillinger.  I managed to catch Lalla Palooza in all its glory on my APQS longarm machine, just as the sun comes around in the afternoon.

'Lalla Palooza' quilt design by Denise Schillinger
'Lalla Palooza' quilt design by Denise Schillinger

#kaffefassett #Fruitsoftheforest #quitlsinburano #fabadashery #longarmquilting