Friday 1 March 2024

March 2024 Drop-Off Dates - Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

If your quilt is ready for quilting, here are the dates I am taking in quilts for longarm quilting in March, including Saturday 16th March. Drop me a message at frances@fabadashery.co.uk

Friday 1st March
Monday 4th March
Tuesday 5th March (PM only)
Wednesday 6th March
Friday 8th March
Monday 11th March
Tuesday 12th March (PM only)
Wednesday 13th March
Thursday 14th March
Friday 15th March
Saturday 16th March
Monday 18th March
Wednesday 20th March
Monday 25th March
Tuesday 26th March
Wednesday 27th March
 

Thursday 29 February 2024

Happy St David's Day - Shirley's Farmer's Wife Quilt

 

Shirley's Farmer's Wife Quilt
Shirley's Farmer's Wife Quilt
Happy St David's Day! To celebrate, here is Shirley's Farmer's Wife Quilt, which features a springtime daffodil.  There are a couple of versions of the Farmer's Wife quilt and I believe this one is from the 1930's book by Laurie Aaron Hird.  

Shirley's Farmer's Wife Quilt
Shirley's Farmer's Wife Quilt
A sampler quilt like this is fun to do, but there are lots of ways it could be quilted.  On this occasion, Shirley chose a neutral thread to stitch out 'Bird's Eye View' pantograph by Barbara Becker.  The pattern is simple and with the right thread, made sure all Shirley's piecing took centre stage.
'Bird's Eye View' pantograph by Barbara Becker

Tuesday 30 January 2024

Rosemary's Embroidered Wedding Quilt - Quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Rosemary's Embroidered Wedding Quilt
Rosemary's Embroidered Wedding Quilt

If you enjoy stitching and quilting, you may also have dipped into the world of embroidery machines. Rosemary has stitched this personal wedding quilt for a family member, using monograms on her embroidery machine and combining some unusual fabrics. I have quilted several embroidered quilts on my APQS longarm machine and a little careful thought about the right thread and the right pattern can make for an amazing quilt.

Rosemary's Embroidered Wedding Quilt
Rosemary's Embroidered Wedding Quilt
On this occasion, we used Cleopatra, a golden Glide thread combined with the 'Ginger Hearts' quilting pattern - an even, light pattern which was a perfect choice for a wedding quilt.
'Ginger Hearts' by Apricot Moon
'Ginger Hearts' by Apricot Moon

Thursday 25 January 2024

Sheila's Batik Star Quilt - Quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Sheila's Batik Star Quilt
Sheila's Batik Star Quilt
Sheila is working through her batik fabric stash, making beautiful quilts like this.  Sheila has many grandchildren and great grandchildren, many of whom get to receive her beautiful creations.  This striking quilt top deserved a striking quilting pattern, so on this occasion we went for 'Cosmos' designed by Keryn Emmerson.  A great modern finish to a colourful quilt.

Sheila's Batik Star Quilt
Sheila's Batik Star Quilt


'Cosmos' by Keryn Emmerson

Tuesday 23 January 2024

Lesley's Pink Baby Quilt, quilted at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Lesley's Pink Baby Quilt
Lesley's Pink Baby Quilt
Lesley had to make a quick baby quilt and reaching into her fabric stash, she was able to pull out these lovely fabrics and make this delightful quilt. The wadding is Hobbs Polydown, a polyester wadding which will be soft and cuddly and cope with a spin in a washing machine.

Lesley's Pink Baby Quilt
Lesley's Pink Baby Quilt
The pattern is stitched in a neutral thread Glide thread, Warm Grey 4, which blends beautifully with the fabrics.  The pattern is 'Popcorn' designed by Willow Leaf Studio.
'Popcorn' by Willow Leaf Studio
'Popcorn' by Willow Leaf Studio

Monday 22 January 2024

February 2024 Drop-Off Dates - Fabadashery Longarm Quilting

Here are the dates when I am available to take in your quilts for longarm quilting for the last week of January and February 2024.  My pricing is listed on my website and I have large stocks of different types of wadding on sale.  I will be on the door at the Severn Valley Quilt Show, Thornbury, on Saturday 17th February, if you want to pick up or drop off any quilts to me there.  Otherwise contact me at frances@fabadashery.co.uk

Monday 22nd January
Tuesday 30th January
Wednesday 31st January
Thursday 1st January
Monday 5th February
Thursday 8th February
Friday 9th February
Monday 12th February
Tuesday 13th February
Thursday 15th February
Saturday 17th February (SVQ Quilt Show)
Monday 19th February
Tuesday 20th February
Wednesday 21st February
Thursday 22nd February
Friday 23rd February
Monday 26th February
Tuesday 27th February
Wednesday 28th February
Thursday 29th February
Friday 1st March

Sunday 7 January 2024

* NEW * Digital Patterns for 2024 at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting - Elizabeth and Posies

A New Year and some new patterns added to my longarm digital pattern library.

Elizabeth E2E, by My Creative Stitches
 

Posies by TK Quilting



Thursday 4 January 2024

Day 12 Fabadashery Twelve Days of Christmas - Brighton Quilt, made by Natalie

'Brighton' Quilt, made by Natalie
The first Saturday in the New Year is known as 'Sunshine Saturday', when there is a surge in summer holiday bookings. Natalie's Brighton beach hut quilt is a lovely reminder of the warm days which are to come this year.  To add to the beach theme, Natalie chose a digital pattern called 'Sally by the Seashore' designed by Christy Dillon of My Creative Stitches.

'Sally by the Seashore' digital pattern by Christy Dillon
'Sally by the Seashore' digital pattern by Christy Dillon

You can see the pattern, featuring shells and starfish, quite clearly on the back of the quilt, making it a quilt which can be used either side.
'Sally by the Seashore' digital pattern by Christy Dillon
'Sally by the Seashore' digital pattern by Christy Dillon

Day 11 Fabadashery Twelve Days of Christmas - Gill's Pink Capabara Quilt

Gill's Pink Capabara Quilt
Gill's Pink Capabara Quilt

Welcome to Day 11 of the Fabadashery Twelve Days of Christmas.  Today I am sharing a quilt which Gill made for a young family friend as a surprise.  Gill had asked for a 'mood board' of their favourite things, so that she could personalise the quilt.  It included a black kitten, pink things, capabaras and other things.  Gill was up for a challenge and managed to pull all these elements into one quilt (using the front and the back).  Gill sourced a design of a capabara and printed it onto fabric and blended it seamlessly into the whole quilt. Genius.

Gill's Pink Capabara Quilt
Gill's Pink Capabara Quilt

When it came to the quilting, obviously it had to tie into the 'brief'.  Gill had not managed to get the black kitten on the front, so she chose 'Paw Prints' a fun animal quilting pattern, to represent the paw prints of the pet. It was great to be part of this part of this quilting challenge!
'Paw Prints' designed by Judy Vallely
'Paw Prints' designed by Judy Vallely


'Paw Prints' designed by Judy Vallely
'Paw Prints' designed by Judy Vallely

Wednesday 3 January 2024

Day 10 Fabadashery Twelve Days of Christmas - Pat's Gingko Quilt

Pat's Gingko Quilt
Pat's Gingko Quilt
Welcome to Day 10 of the Fabadashery Longarm Quilting Twelve Days of Christmas.  Today I am sharing Pat's Gingko Quilt.  This was a very large quilt, using a Stuart Hillard pattern and a wide range of Kona Bay Ginkgo Tonal fabrics.  These particular fabrics have a metallic finish to them and I used a Glide Prickly Pear thread, which magically seems to have a similar finish to it - it looks beautiful on the black fabric.

Pat's Gingko Quilt
Pat's Gingko Quilt
Pat had pieced the back as well and it was here that you could really see the pattern of the 'Dragon Wings', a design by Apricot Moon.  With a large pieced front and pieced back, Pat opted for a 100% Wool wadding to make the quilt as light as possible.

Dragon Wings digital design by Apricot Moon
Dragon Wings digital design by Apricot Moon

Monday 1 January 2024

Day 9 Fabadashery Twelve Days of Christmas - Celia's Tilda Irish Chain Quilt

Celia's Tilda Irish Chain Quilt
Celia's Tilda Irish Chain Quilt
Welcome to the 9th Day of Christmas at Fabadashery Longarm Quilting.  Today I am featuring Celia's Irish Chain quilt featuring a lovely collection of Tilda fabrics.  This was a particularly special quilt for Celia and she wanted an extra special finish.  I was able to quilt a simple orange peel design along the chain and for the white space of the Irish Chain I sought out a simple block pattern, which has been designed especially to fit in the that particular space.

Celia's Tilda Irish Chain Quilt
Celia's Tilda Irish Chain Quilt
This block was designed by Naomi Hynes as part of a set, and allowed me to offer a custom finish using my digital APQS system.

'Irish Chain Wreath' designed by Naomi Hynes