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
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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