Sunday, 16 December 2018

Holly's Colourful Hawaiian Quilt

Holly's Hawaiian quilt on the APQS Longarm Quilting Frame
Holly's Hawaiian quilt on the APQS Longarm Quilting Frame
Have you ever bought fabric whilst on holiday? Holly made a trip to Hawaii and was clearly taken with the beautiful flowery fabrics that were on offer.  The fabrics she brought back feature the hibiscus flower which grow all over the islands. The quality of the fabrics itself is lovely and soft and I think the simple on-point pattern really showcases the fabric off to its best.  here it is on the quilting frame whilst it is being quilted by my APQS Millenium longarm.
Holly's Hawaiian Quilt
Holly's Hawaiian Quilt
As I look out of the window now, it is a bit grey, but one look at this quilt would take you back to Hawaii at one glance.  It is so cheerful.  To reflect the hibiscus flower, Holly chose the quilting pattern, Ginger Flowers.
'Ginger Flowers' quilting pattern by Apricot Moon
'Ginger Flowers' quilting pattern by Apricot Moon

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Oriental Sampler BOM quilt by Hilary

Oriental Treasures BOM Quilt, made by Hilary. Quilted by Frances Meredith
Oriental Treasures BOM Quilt, made by Hilary.
Quilted by Frances Meredith
I was prompted to put up this post of this lovely quilt made by Hilary, as I have just had delivery of another quilt with the same pattern and fabrics.  It was a BOM kit which I believe was sold through local quilt shops.  If there are two out there, I am sure that there are many more!  The quilt has an oriental flavour and has many fabrics with a gold metallic finish.  I have a Fil-tec Glide thread called Prickly Pear which seems to work perfectly with these metallic fabrics.
Fil-Tec Glide Prickly Pear Thread
Fil-Tec Glide Prickly Pear Thread
We chose a simple quilting pattern called 'Dragonwings' to finish it, which worked well with motifs in the fabric and added a special something to the overall quilt.  I know that both of these quilts had been in cupboards for a while, so I was pleased to help bring them back into circulation.

Friday, 14 December 2018

Lesley's Compass Star Quilt - The Patchwork Basket Workshop

Lesley's Compass Star Quilt
Lesley's Compass Star Quilt
Have you ever made a compass star quilt?  I have one in a box waiting to be put into a quilt.  It took a lot of patience and steady work to get it right.  Lesley has made a wonderful job of hers and has taken it further by making it the centre of a beautiful quilt which she started at a workshop at The Patchwork Basket in Newent.  With the elegant fabrics she had used, it deserved to be finished with an elegant pattern.  Lesley chose this lovely 'Nemesh Feathers' quilting pattern for a stunning finish.
  'Nemesh Feathers' digital quilting design
'Nemesh Feathers' digital quilting design

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Sue's Modern Curve quilt for Luke

 'Modern Curves' quilting pattern on Sue's Quilt
'Modern Curves' quilting pattern on Sue's Quilt
Over the past few weeks I have done several quilts using the popular 'Modern Curves' quilting pattern.  Sue has made this quilt for one of the men in her life. The alternating strip blocks she has used are a great way to use up scraps and the black fabric fabric strips really make the quilt striking.  I have a little sample quilt with this quilting pattern on at hand when customers come to drop off their quilts and to choose a pattern - it puts up quite a convincing argument!  
 'Modern Curves' quilting pattern on Sue's Quilt
'Modern Curves' quilting pattern on Sue's Quilt

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Sampler Quilt made by Ivy - Busy Bees Patchwork, Newport

Applique Sampler block
Applique Sampler block
Here is a pretty applique sampler block made by Ivy on a Sampler quilt workshop at Busy Bees Patchwork in Newport.  It is the end of term and many people are finishing off projects they have been working on over the past few weeks - all that is left is the quilting.  If I can help, please get in touch.  Maybe friends and family can help you get that quilt finished as a gift?
Blue and pink Sampler Quilt
Back to Ivy's masterpiece. I do a lot of sampler quilts myself and I really appreciate that as you work through each block there are more things to see and admire.  On this occasion, Ivy chose a simple meandering quilt pattern called 'Bam', which allowed her workmanship to standout.  In addition, she took advantage of Fabadashery Quilt Label service to personalise this quilt, which was gift for someone.
'Bam' Digital Pantograph Quilting Pattern
'Bam' Digital Pantograph Quilting Pattern
If you are looking for a new project to do in January 2019 I am sure Busy Bees will be able to help out and they are open until Saturday 22nd Dec 2018 if you need to drop off someone to pick up a Gift Voucher for you!

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

New Quilting designs available at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Asian Vines designed by Anne Bright
Asian Vines designed by Anne Bright
Bodangle designed by Anne Bright
Bodangle designed by Anne Bright
Snowballs designed by Anne Bright
Snowballs designed by Anne Bright
Squirts designed by Anne Bright
Squirts designed by Anne Bright

Monday, 10 December 2018

Devon County Quilt made by Karen and quilted by Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

'Devon County' quilt made by Karen
'Devon County' quilt made by Karen
Do you recognise this quilt pattern?  If you subscribe to Today's Quilter, this quilt was featured in Issue 29 as a special souvenir supplement in late 2017.  The quilt is called 'Devon County' and was designed by Sally Ablett.  Karen took the pattern and changed it up with her own stunning modern red, grey and white colour scheme.  Isn't it amazing.
'Devon County' quilt made by Karen
'Devon County' quilt made by Karen
The quilt is about 83" x 83", so quite a large quilt to tackle on a domestic sewing machine.  Karen brought it to Fabadashery Longarm Quilting to be finished off with an all over pattern.  I always remind my customers that if they are having a computerised all over pattern, the back will look as good as the front, so a plainer fabric will look good, and this quilt was no exception.
'Wave on Wave' digital pantograph designed by Patricia Ritter
'Wave on Wave' digital pantograph designed by Patricia Ritter
On this occasion she chose a swirly  / feather design called 'Wave on Wave'.  
'Wave on Wave' digital pantograph designed by Patricia Ritter
'Wave on Wave' digital pantograph designed by Patricia Ritter