Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Farm Fresh Strawberry Quilt made by Kath, quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

 

Kath's 'Farm Fresh' Jelly Roll quilt
Sometimes the fabrics in a quilt are the key inspiration for the quilting pattern.  Kath made this Jelly Roll quilt using a fabric range called 'Farm Fresh' by Gingiber (Moda).  Amongst the cows and the chickens, there were some delicious strawberries.  This was our prompt and I was able to source a lovely strawberry quilting motif called 'Strawberry Patch' designed by Hermione Agee.

'Strawberry Patch' digital quilt pattern by Hermione Agee
'Strawberry Patch' digital quilt pattern
by Hermione Agee
I think the strawberry is a great pattern for a quilt - who doesn't like strawberries?  Here you can see it stitched out by my APQS longarm machine, on the back of the quilt.


'Strawberry Patch' digital quilt pattern by Hermione Agee
'Strawberry Patch' digital quilt pattern
by Hermione Agee






Monday, 27 September 2021

Jane's Night Sky Quilt - Custom Quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Jane's Night Sky Quilt - Custom Quilted by Frances Meredith
Jane's Night Sky Quilt
Custom Quilted by Frances Meredith
Jane is one of my regular longarm quilting customers and she always sends me an interesting mix of modern and traditional quilts.  Her most recent quilt is her version of the 'Night Sky' quilt by Jaybird Quilts, which I have custom quilted.  You can just about see the background fill on the black fabric!  

Jane's Night Sky Quilt - Custom Quilted by Frances Meredith
Jane's Night Sky Quilt
Custom Quilted by Frances Meredith

Monday, 13 September 2021

Jennie's Stash Busting Quilt, featuring Marmalade Quilt pattern

 

Jennie's Stash Busting Quilt
Jennie's Stash Busting Quilt
This is a quilt I have recently taken off my APQS longarm quilting machine.  It was made by Jennie who used 'lockdown' to raid her stash and make up some bright, cheerful quilts.  With fun quilts like this, you can have fun with the quilt pattern too.

'Marmalade' digital quilt pattern, by Patricia E Ritter and Leisha Farnsworth
'Marmalade' digital quilt pattern,
by Patricia E Ritter and Leisha Farnsworth

For this quilt Jennie chose a great pattern called 'Marmalade', a digital pattern designed by Patricia Ritter and Leisha Farnsworth.

'Marmalade' digital quilt pattern, by Patricia E Ritter and Leisha Farnsworth
'Marmalade' digital quilt pattern,
by Patricia E Ritter and Leisha Farnsworth

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Supporting the Wales Air Ambulance - Wye Knots does Wacky Stars - Bid NOW!

Wacky stars Quilt, made by Wye Knots quilt Group, auctioned by the Welsh Air Ambulance
Wacky stars Quilt, made by Wye Knots quilt Group,
auctioned by the Welsh Air Ambulance

I am a member of Wye Knots quilt group based in Monmouth, Wales, and over lockdown we managed to make several group quilts, which are all going to charitable causes.  This 'Wacky Stars' quilt was the first one we made and it has been donated to the Wales Air Ambulance for them to auction and raise funds.  It is such a fun quilt and I hope it raises plenty of money for such a great cause. 
Wacky stars Quilt, made by Wye Knots quilt Group, auctioned by the Welsh Air Ambulance
Wacky stars Quilt, made by Wye Knots quilt Group,
auctioned by the Welsh Air Ambulance
I finished it off on my APQS longarm quilting machine using this fun 'ginger stars' quilting pattern.

'Ginger Stars' digital quilt pattern by Apricot Moon
'Ginger Stars' digital quilt pattern by Apricot Moon
#welshairambulance  #charityquilt #airambulance #

Monday, 6 September 2021

Evelyn's Garden Stitchery Quilt - custom quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

 

Evelyn's Garden Stitchery Quilt
Evelyn's Garden Stitchery Quilt,
custom quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

I had the pleasure of custom quilting Evelyn's garden quilt.  It was made up of small pieced blocks in fresh colours and embroidered panels featuring gardening themes which Evelyn had taken great care in colouring.  Each block seemed to demand its own special treatment - just like a vegetable plot!  The photo below shows it on my Handi Quilter Avante, just a the evening sun is highlighting the quilting.

Evelyn's Garden Stitchery Quilt,
custom quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
I have done several quilts with embroidery on them and, naturally, it is the embroidery which is the most important part of the quilt.  I use Superior Threads Monopoly clear thread to quilt around the embroidery sympathetically, which does not interfere with the hand stitching, but at the same time emphasises the basic shapes through quilting.

Evelyn's Garden Stitchery Quilt,
custom quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Saturday, 4 September 2021

Fabadashery Longarm Quilting Drop - Off dates - September 2021

September is back to school time.  Hopefully this year most of us will be resuming our regular quilt group meetings, or maybe joining for the first time.  If you have a quilt top which is waiting to be quilted or is intended for a Christmas 2021 gift, now is a good time to get in touch, to ensure it is done in time.

Here are some dates I am available for you to drop off your quilt in September 2021 - by appointment only.

Monday 6th September
Tuesday 7th September
Wednesday 8th September
Thursday 9th September
Friday 10th September
Monday 13th September
Wednesday 15th September
Friday 17th September
Monday 20th September
Wednesday 22nd September
Monday 27th September
Wednesday 29th September

Email: frances@fabadashery.co.uk

Thursday, 2 September 2021

Marianne's Colourful Fraction Quilt, Half Square Triangle Quilt, quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Marianne's quilt featuring 'Bubbles' quilt pattern
by Lorien Quilting
When a quilt arrives at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting with a lot of white space, you know that the quilt pattern is going to play a major part in the overall design.  Marianne stitched this modern half square triangle quilt, called the Fraction Quilt by Lou Orth in a spectrum of colours.  The quilt pattern is called 'Bubbles' and was quilted in Prickly Pear Glide thread on my APQS longarm quilting machine.

Marianne's quilt quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting


'Bubbles' designed by Lorien Quilting

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

New Quilt Patterns Available - Anchors Aweigh, Starz and Hearts, Buzz

Here are a few new quilt patterns which have been added to my library of digital designs
'Anchors Aweigh' designed by Patricia Ritter
'Anchors Aweigh' designed by Patricia Ritter

'Starz and Hearts' designed by Denise Schillinger
'Starz and Hearts' designed by Denise Schillinger


'Buzz' designed by Apricot Moon
'Buzz' designed by Apricot Moon