Sunday, 2 October 2022

Fabadashery Longarm Quilting Drop Off dates - October 2022

Here are the drop-off dates for October 2022, drop me an email at frances@fabadashery.co.uk to confirm an appointment.

Wednesday 5th October
Thursday 6th October
Friday 7th October
Wednesday 12th October
Thursday 13th October
Monday 17th October
Tuesday 18th October
Thursday 19th October
Monday 24th October
Tuesday 25th October
Wednesday 26th October
Thursday 27th October
Friday 28th October
Monday 31st October

Also, this month will be the last time to see my quilts on display at the Malvern Autumn Quilt Show 21st-23rd October 2022.

Thursday, 22 September 2022

Gill's Batik Squares Quilt

Gill's Batik Squares Quilt
Gill's Batik Squares Quilt
Gill brought me this huge batik Jelly roll quilt to be longarm quilted.  I think this has to be one of my favourite colour combinations, using opposites on the colour wheel in the right balance.

Gill's Batik Squares Quilt
Gill's Batik Squares Quilt
The striking quilting pattern was 'Cosmos' by Keryn Emmerson.  Lots of circles on the squares, seemed to work well.  This pattern can take a quilt to another level and it certainly worked well on this one. 

'Cosmos' digital pattern by Keryn Emmerson
'Cosmos' digital pattern by Keryn Emmerson

Monday, 12 September 2022

Embroidered Dragons Quilt made by Dilys

Embroidered Dragons Quilt made by Dilys
Embroidered Dragons Quilt made by Dilys

It is always a pleasure to be asked to help out with a special project. Dilys has been working on her Dragon quilt for a while, using her embroidery machine to stitch out colourful dragons to feature on her large bed quilt.  The quilt was mainly black and white, but the embroidered dragons, gave a subtle flash of colour.

Embroidered Dragons Quilt made by Dilys
Embroidered Dragons Quilt made by Dilys
Dilys wanted the dragon theme to continue in the quilting, so I found this digital quilt pattern, Lorien's Dragons designed by Hermione Agee.  As the backing was black, using a coloured thread, in this case Glide Damson, the dragons showed up as a pattern on the back of the quilt, but cleverly merged on the busy front.

Lorien's Dragons  designed by Hermione Agee

If you are looking for dragons on your quilt, I may just be able to help out.

Karen's  Sarah Sampler Quilt - Custom Quilting at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Lorien's Dragons  designed by Hermione Agee

Thursday, 8 September 2022

Karen's Sarah Sampler Quilt - Custom Quilting at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Karen's  Sarah Sampler Quilt - Custom Quilting at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Karen's  Sarah Sampler Quilt
Custom Quilting at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

I had a lovely surprise today, as this lovely quilt made by Karen popped up on her instagram feed #creative_karen_bee . I quilted this for Karen earlier in the summer and the quilt is Sarah's Sampler a block of the month (BOM) designed by Sarah Edgar at #prettyfabricsandtrims .  A sampler quilt is always fun to do as each block gets its own special treatment.

Thursday, 1 September 2022

Handmade, hand-stitched, scrap hexagon quilt - An heirloom Quilt made by Christine

 

Christine's heirloom Hexagon Quilt
Christine's heirloom Hexagon Quilt
Christine had been working on this quilt by hand for many, many years, working from the middle outwards. Each layer represents another decade of family history in the quilt.  It includes polyester curtains from the 1970's to Winnie the Pooh duvet covers, and everything in between. If you look at the detail photo, you may just spot some fabric you recognise from your history.  Christine got to a point where she was wondering how to turn it into a quilt - this is where Fabadashery Longarm Quilting was able to help.

Christine's heirloom Hexagon Quilt
Christine's heirloom Hexagon Quilt
On this quilt we chose the quilting pattern, Popcorn, designed by Willow Leaf Studio, a very versatile pattern and one which I reach for often. However, the difficulty with hexagon quilts is how to deal with the uneven edges - it not something you often think about when you start a hexagon quilt.  On this occasion I quilted the whole top, then added the binding and trimmed the quilt square, so some of the hexagons were cut off.  As a result, Christine and her family now have a true heirloom quilt which the whole family can treasure.
'Popcorn' designed by Willow Leaf Studio

Wednesday, 31 August 2022

Fabadashery Longarm Quilting Drop -Off dates September 2022

 

Festival of Quilts 2022

Here I am with my quilt 'Treasure Box' at the Festival of Quilts 2022, which has now come and gone for another year.  We have just had the last Bank Holiday before Christmas and now is the time to get those Christmas gifts quilted.  It has been great to see some quilted wedding gifts finally coming through again this year, as well as new babies.  If you have a quilt ready for quilting, please get in touch to arrange a time to drop it off for longarm quilting.  The best way to contact me is email  frances@fabadashery.co.uk


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