Thursday, 23 June 2022

Sue Watter's Custom Quilt - Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Sue Watter's Custom Quilt - Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Sue Watter's Custom Quilt - Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
I have recently had the pleasure of quilting this quilt for Sue.  There are lots of feathers on this one! If you are wanting a custom finish to your quilt, I highly recommend the Hobbs 100% Wool, the loft in this wadding will give dimension to the quilting.  You can often see more of the custom quilting and the work involved if you look on the reverse of a quilt.

Custom Quilting - Reverse of Quilt
Custom Quilting - Reverse of Quilt
Here is a photo of it when it was on my HandiQuilter frame, where you can see I have done my fancy feathers on the border and the quilt had a perfect space for some cross-hatching, which always looks lovely.

Custom Quilting in progress
Custom Quilting in progress

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Linda's Accuquilt Block Quilt - Quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

 

Linda's Accuquilt Block Quilt
Linda's Accuquilt Block Quilt
Here is another wonderful quilt by Linda which  she created with the assistance of her Accuquilt cutter - better cuts make better quilts, as there tagline advertises.  From the evidence of this quilt it is true.

Linda's Accuquilt Block Quilt
Linda's Accuquilt Block Quilt
On this occasion, we used 'Bird's Eye View' digital quilt pattern, designed by Barbara Becker. I like this pattern a lot because the spaces between the lines are smooth and evenly spaced, which has a calm effect on the overall quilt.

'Bird's Eye View' quilting design by Barbara Becker
'Bird's Eye View' quilting design by Barbara Becker

Eirwen's Blue and White Quilt - Quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

 

Eirwen's Blue and White Quilt Quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Eirwen's Blue and White Quilt
Quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting 

Blue and white is always a popular colour choice for quilts. This quilt by Eirwen had fabric patterns reminiscent of  Dutch Delft china and those patterns were the inspiration for the digital quilting pattern. 

Eirwen's Blue and White Quilt Quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Eirwen's Blue and White Quilt
Quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting 

In this detail you can see the 'Moxie' quilt pattern, one of my favourites, which really added to the overall quilt.

'Moxie' quilting design by Patricia E Ritter & Leisha Farnsworth

Friday, 10 June 2022

Fabadashery Longarm Quilting Drop-Off dates June 2022

Here are some quilt drop-off dates for June 2022 including a Saturday morning. Please get in touch to arrange an appointment. If getting to me is difficult, don't worry, I accept quilts by post and we can correspond to get the look you want on your quilt. Email: frances@fabadashery.co.uk

Monday 13th June
Wednesday 15th June
Thursday 16th June
Friday 17th June
Saturday 18th June (AM only)
Monday 20th June
Tuesday 21st June
Wednesday 22nd June
Thursday 23rd June
Friday 24th June
Monday 27th June
Tuesday 28th June
Wednesday 29th June
Thursday 30th June

Jenny's Bonnie Hunter's 2021 Mystery Quilt - Rhododendron Trail

Jenny's Bonnie Hunter's 2021 Mystery Quilt - Rhododendron Trail 
Here is another version of the 2021 Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt, Rhododendron Trail, made by Jenny.  Look at the one done by Di and see how different they are.  Jenny has used mainly reproduction fabrics, but managed to throw in some interesting novelty cats and dogs. No flying geese border on this one and the blocks are on point - it is great how you can adapt the Mystery to make it your own.  Loads of scraps - brilliant!

Jenny's Bonnie Hunter's 2021 Mystery Quilt - Rhododendron Trail 

I have only just realised that Jenny also went for 'Ginger Flight' as the quilt pattern, a butterfly pattern designed by Apricot Moon. Only 4 months until Bonnie Hunter releases the details of the 2022 Mystery Quilt at the end of October!

'Ginger Flight' by Apricot Moon

Sunday, 29 May 2022

Di's Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt 2021 - Rhododendron Trail


Di's Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt 2021 - Rhododendron Trail
Di's Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt 2021 - Rhododendron Trail
The quilts from Bonnie Hunters' 2021 Rhododendron Trail Mystery are starting to filter through for longarm quilting at Fabadashery.  This one was done by Di and she has kept each colour in the same fabric.

Di's Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt 2021 - Rhododendron Trail
Di's Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt 2021 - Rhododendron Trail
I have noticed that everyone has made their own twist on this one. Di made hers smaller than the original and has adapted the blocks slightly. The quilting pattern on the quilt is Ginger Flight, designed by apricot Moon featuring butterflies.
Di's Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt 2021 - Rhododendron Trail

'Ginger Flight' digital quilt pattern designed by Apricot Moon
'Ginger Flight' digital quilt pattern designed by Apricot Moon
#fabadashery #longarmquilitnguk #fabadasheryquilting

Friday, 27 May 2022

Fabadashery Longarm Quilting Drop -Off Dates over the Jubilee Weekend May - June 2022

Just a quick update on drop-off dates over the next few weeks. 

Friday 27th May
Monday 30th May
Tuesday 31st May
Monday 6th June
Tuesday 7th June
Wednesday 8th June
Thursday 9th June
Friday 10th June

#fabadashery #longarmquiltingservices

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Some Scraps Are Bigger than Others - feature display at Springfields Quilt Show, Spalding, 27th - 28th May 2022

'Stars for Epiphany' quilt made by Frances Meredith
Just a reminder that my quilts 'Some Scraps Are Bigger than Others' will be one of the feature displays this weekend at the Springfields Quilt Show, Spalding, 27th-28th May 2022, organised by Grosvenor Shows.

Springfields Events Centre
Camel Gate, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 6ET.

Friday, 13 May 2022

Malvern Quilts UK Show 2022 - Fabadashery Longarm Quilting Customer Quilts

Porcelain Petals Medallion Quilt made by Alyson Wells,
custom quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Yesterday, I had a wonderful day at the Quilts UK Malvern Quilt Show organised by Grosvenor Shows.  I spent most of the day chatting to friends and customers who I know, but couldn't wait to see the competition quilts on display in the marquee at the back of the Hall. Amongst the competition quilts were some quilts I had help to finish for my customers, some of which had been waiting since 2020 to be displayed.  Firstly, this gorgeous red, white and blue medallion quilt made by Alyson, which won a  Judges Merit rosette, you can see more details in an earlier blog post.  Below you can see the other quilts by Eirwen, Christine Porter and Carol Allen.

William Morris Applique Quilt, made by Eirwen Evans custom quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
William Morris Applique Quilt, made by Eirwen Evans
custom quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting


Quilt by Christine Porter digitally quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Quilt by Christine Porter
digitally quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting


Route 66 Quilt made by CaroleAllen, digitally quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Route 66 Quilt made by CaroleAllen,
digitally quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting


Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Valerie's Purple Harebell Wall Hanging - Custom quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Valerie's Purple Hare Wall Hanging - Custom quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Valerie's Purple Hare Wall Hanging
Custom quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Here is a little custom quilted wall hanging made by Valerie. It is a Monkey Buttons pattern featuring harebells, toadstools and leaping hares.  The multi-coloured strips were an opportunity to use a variety of custom quilt patterns and fills, to add texture.

Valerie's Purple Hare Wall Hanging - Custom quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Valerie's Purple Hare Wall Hanging 
 Custom quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Sunday, 8 May 2022

Sheila's Batik Quilt, with Easy Peasy Quilting

'Easy Peasy' Digital Quilting pattern, 
designed by Hermione Agee
You know I love to share a photo of a quilt on the frame, with the sun shining across the quilt, showcasing the amazing work my APQS quilting machine does for me.  Here is today's offering, Sheila's Batik Stars Quilt.  Sheila has dipped into her batik stash of this one, using the colours from the border for the stars and a subtle range of neutral batiks for the background.

Sheila's Batik Star Quilt
The quilting pattern is 'Easy Peasy' designed by Hermione Agee.  It is quite a small pattern, interlocking, which gives a soft allover texture.

'Easy Peasy' Digital Quilting pattern,  designed by Hermione Agee
'Easy Peasy' Digital Quilting pattern, 
designed by Hermione Agee

Eirwen's Blue and White Quilt, quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Eirwen's Blue and White Quilt, quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Eirwen's Blue and White Quilt,
quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Here is a beautiful blue and white quilt made by Eirwen. The feature fabric included lots of flowers and we took that for inspiration for the quilting pattern and used a very pale neutral thread - Glide Warm Grey 4 (I use a lot of it ...)

Eirwen's Blue and White Quilt, quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Eirwen's Blue and White Quilt,
quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

The quilting pattern is called 'Moxie' and is designed by Leisha Farmsworth and Patricia Ritter.  One of my favourites and one I like to use on my own quilts.
'Moxie' digital quilting pattern designed by Leisha Farnsworth and Patricia Ritter
'Moxie' digital quilting pattern
designed by Leisha Farnsworth and Patricia Ritter
#longarmquiltinguk, #fabadasheryquilting #finishmyquilt #longarmquilting servicesuk

Monday, 25 April 2022

Fabadashery Drop-Off dates May 2022, including Malvern Show pick up

I know a lot of my customers are starting to spend more time in the garden at this time of year, so if you have been completing a quilt top over the winter months, now is a great time to get it professionally longarm quilted, whilst you enjoy your garden. Please get in contact to arrange an appointment, email frances@fabadashery.co.uk 

In addition to the days I am available for appointments, I will be attending the Malvern Show on Thursday 12th May and have already made arrangements to pick up quilts there, so if you want to be added to the list let me know.

Wednesday 27th April
Wednesday 4th May
Thursday 5th May
Friday 6th May
Monday 9th May
Thursday 12th May - Malvern Show, pick up
Friday 13th May
Monday 16th May
Tuesday 17th May
Wednesday 18th May
Thursday 19th May
Friday 20th May
Monday 23rd May
Tuesday 24th May
Wednesday 25th May
Thursday 26th May
Friday 27th May
Monday 30th May
Tuesday 31st May

Some Scraps Are Bigger than Others - feature display at the Sandown Park Quilt Show, Thursday 28th - Saturday 30th April 2022

'Referendum Quilt' made by Frances Meredith
Just a reminder that my quilts 'Some Scraps Are Bigger than Others' will be one of the feature displays at the Sandown Park Quilt Show, which is held at the Sandown Exhibition Centre
Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, KT10 9AJ.

The show is open from Thursday to Saturday this week.

Other opportunities to see them this year are listed below

Springfields Quilt Show, Spalding, PE12 6ET
27th - 28th May 2022

Malvern Autumn Quilt Festival, Three Counties Showground, Malvern, WR13 6NW
21st-23rd October 2022

Friday, 15 April 2022

Sue's Geometric Baby Quilt with Blooms Quilting Pattern

 

Sue's Geometric Baby Quilt with Blooms Quilting Pattern
Sue's Geometric Baby Quilt with Blooms Quilting Pattern
Sue brought me this quilt which she had made for a family member. I should have taken a photo of the backing fabric which was a lovely floral fabric and ended up being the inspiration for the floral quilting pattern on the front. Initially, we were unsure of how to mix the modern and floral, but the quilting pattern, Blooms designed by Anne Bright, worked wonderfully. 

Sue's Geometric Baby Quilt with Blooms Quilting Pattern
Sue's Geometric Baby Quilt with Blooms Quilting Pattern
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'Blooms' designed by Anne Bright

Wednesday, 13 April 2022

Nicola's Nellie Grey Quilt, quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

 

Nicola's Nellie Grey Quilt, quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Nicola's Nellie Grey Quilt,
quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Nicola brought this smashing modern quilt to me at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting.  With such a strong directional, geometric design, one particular quilting pattern seemed perfect for it - Modern Curves by Anita Shackleford. A strong design deserves a strong quilting finish and I think this did the trick. This quilt design is called 'Nellie Gray' and is a pattern from Emma Jean Jansen's quilt book "By the Bundle".

Nicola's Nellie Grey Quilt, quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Nicola's Nellie Grey Quilt,
quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Sunday, 3 April 2022

Fabadashery Drop-Off dates April 2022

March has been a busy month with lots of different quilts coming into Fabadashery Longarm Quilting to be quilted and bringing them closer to being complete. I often have customers who admit that a quilt has left them losing sleep at night.  If this is you, get in touch, there are lots of ways I can help.

Here are the drop off dates for April 2022, including a Saturday and don't forget I accept quilts by post

Wednesday 6th April
Friday 8th April
Saturday 9th April
Monday 11th April
Tuesday 12th April
Wednesday 13th April
Thursday 14th April
Tuesday 19th April
Wednesday 20th April
Monday 25th April
Wednesday 27th April 

Drop me an email at frances@fabadashery.co.uk

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Scrappy New York Beauty Quilt made by Jo, custom quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Scrappy New York Beauty Quilt made by Jo, custom quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Scrappy New York Beauty Quilt made by Jo,
custom quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

I recently quilted this little New York Beauty quilt for Jo.  She has used a wide range of fabrics which I had some fun custom quilting with a wide range of different quilting patterns.  I have custom quilted a few of these New York Beauty quilts in my time and they always leave me wanting to make one of my own.  Do you currently have a quilt waiting on your bucket list?

Scrappy New York Beauty Quilt made by Jo, custom quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Scrappy New York Beauty Quilt made by Jo,
custom quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
#longarmquiltinguk #longarmquiltingservicesuk #fabadasherylongarmquilting #newyorkbeauty #scrapquilts 

Sunday, 20 March 2022

Maggie's Hexagon Log Cabin Quilt

Maggie's Hexagon Log Cabin Quilt
Maggie's Hexagon Log Cabin Quilt
Here is a hexagon quilt with a difference - a hexagon quilt, log cabin style.  I believe Maggie picked up the templates from a quilting magazine and produced this lovely fresh quilt with a white background.

Maggie's Hexagon Log Cabin Quilt
Maggie's Hexagon Log Cabin Quilt
To keep the fresh feel, Maggie chose 'Ginger Spring' as the quilting pattern, a popular design by Apricot Moon.

'Ginger Spring' designed by Apricot Moon
'Ginger Spring' designed by Apricot Moon
#fabadasherylongarmquilting #longarmservicesuk, #longarmquiltinguk

Friday, 11 March 2022

Samantha's Storm at Sea Heart Quilt, quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Samantha's Storm at Sea Heart Quilt, quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Samantha's Storm at Sea Heart Quilt, quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Sending out the love today with this clever Storm at Sea Quilt pattern.  Samantha sent over this lovely Storm at Sea quilt for longarm quilting.  I love the beautiful colour blending and the of course the clever use of piecing to create the bright pink hearts.

Samantha's Storm at Sea Heart Quilt, quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
With the 'sea' theme, Samantha browsed through my website and Pinterest page to spot this digital quilting pattern called 'Seaform' designed by patricia ritter at Urban Elementz. A great match.   
'Seafoam' quilting pattern by Patricia Ritter at Urban Elementz
'Seafoam' quilting pattern by Patricia Ritter at Urban Elementz

'Seafoam' quilting pattern by Patricia Ritter at Urban Elementz
'Seafoam' quilting pattern by Patricia Ritter at Urban Elementz
#longarmquiltinguk # longarmquiltingservices #fabadasherylongarmquilting

Friday, 25 February 2022

Fabadashery Drop-Off dates March 2022

Thank you to everyone who dropped off their quilts in February, I hope you have managed to use the bad weather to get your bindings done!  Yes, since last month quilts have been longarm quilted and finished  - this could be you!  February always seems to end in an abrupt fashion, so here are the drop-off dates for March and don't forget that I accept quilts by post.

Monday 28th February
Thursday 3rd March
Friday 4th March
Monday 7th March
Friday 11th March
Wednesday 16th March
Thursday 17th March
Friday 18th March
Monday 21st March
Wednesday 23rd March
Friday 25th March
Monday 28th March
Wednesday 30th March

Drop me an email at frances@fabadashery.co.uk

Sunday, 20 February 2022

'The Grape Thieves' quilt (designed by Fi Bowman) made by Annie, quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting UK

'The Grape Thieves' quilt (Designed by Fi Bowman) made by Annie
'The Grape Thieves' quilt (Designed by Fi Bowman) made by Annie
Annie brought me this masterpiece for quilting which features both piecing and applique.  The design is called 'The Grape Thieves' and was designed by Fi Bowman for an edition of Today's Quilter magazine.  It features William Morris fabrics and Annie also managed to source some extra wide William Morris fabric for the back. 

'The Grape Thieves' quilt (Designed by Fi Bowman) made by Annie
'The Grape Thieves' quilt (Designed by Fi Bowman) made by Annie
For the quilting pattern, Annie chose 'Indian Summer' designed by Patricia Ritter at Urban Elementz. It feature acorns and leaves and is reminiscent of the Autumn.  With the white space and autumnal colours of the William Morris fabric, the pattern worked really well.
Indian Summer digital pantograph by Patricia Ritter
Indian Summer digital pantograph by Patricia Ritter

#fabadasherylongarmquilting #longarmquiltingservicesuk #williammorris #fibowman #todaysquilter #urbanelementz

Monday, 31 January 2022

Pat's Modern squares quilt featuring Tim Holtz fabrics, quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Pat's Modern squares quilt featuring Tim Holtz fabrics
Pat's Modern squares quilt featuring Tim Holtz fabrics
One of the challenges which quilters have is having a beautiful piece of fabric in front of them and cutting into it for the first time.  Pat purchased these gorgeous Tim Holtz fabrics, which are works of art in themselves, and cleverly chose a quilt pattern with large shapes which showed them off in all their brilliance. 

Pat's Modern squares quilt featuring Tim Holtz fabrics
Pat's Modern squares quilt featuring Tim Holtz fabrics
Keeping to the modern theme and style of the quilt, Pat chose Modern Curves by Anita Shackleford as the quilting pattern. 

Pat's Modern squares quilt featuring Tim Holtz fabrics
Pat's Modern squares quilt featuring Tim Holtz fabrics
#timholtz #fabadasherylongarmquilting #longarmquiltingservices 

Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Clare's Half Square Triangle Scrap Quilt

Clare's Half Square Triangle Scrap Quilt
Clare's Half Square Triangle Scrap Quilt

Clare created this wonderful scrap masterpiece as a gift for Christmas. The backing and the main triangles are plain white, but the mix of scrap fabrics, repurposing old clothes and using favourite fabrics, has brought together this delightful quilt.  As I write this it is near freezing outside and I am sure that whoever received it is making good use of it!

Clare's Half Square Triangle Scrap Quilt
Clare's Half Square Triangle Scrap Quilt
The quilt pattern we chose was Ginger Stars, in a cool grey thread, which is barely there, but keeps the quilt together. With the white backing, it is just a sea of stars.
'Ginger Stars' designed by Apricot Moon
'Ginger Stars' designed by Apricot Moon