Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Custom Quilted Oakshott Fabric quilt made by Ros

Oakshott Fabric quilt made by Ros
Oakshott Fabric quilt made by Ros
This is the centre panel of a quilt I have custom quilted for Ros.  The quilt is made out of one of those delicious Oakshot fabric bundles in soft pastel colours.  This quilt is a combination of digitized patterns, which are mainly in the borders, and lots of hand ruler work to create the cross-hatch pattern throughout the rest of the quilt.  This quilt is heading off to some good friends.
Oakshott Fabric quilt made by Ros
Oakshott Fabric quilt made by Ros
You can see from the photo of the full quilt that Ros did some intricate celtic knotwork which I quilted by stitching in the ditch.  Do you have a Oakshott bundle sitting in your stash waiting for a project?
Oakshott Fabric quilt made by Ros
Oakshott Fabric quilt made by Ros

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Pickle Dish Quilt by Sherry


Pickle Dish quilt made by Sherry, quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Long Arm Quilting
Pickle Dish quilt made by Sherry,
quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Long Arm Quilting
This gorgeous scrappy Pickle Dish quilt is just one of the quilts that I will be showing you which Sherry brought to me for long arm quilting.  This one is for her son and family.  I think a Pickle Dish quilt is on my bucket list of quilts to do as it is a great way to use up scraps and you can have so much fun choosing them as you go along.  I also love the way the grey fabric shows off the brighter fabrics.
Pickle Dish quilt made by Sherry, quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Long Arm Quilting
Pickle Dish quilt made by Sherry,
quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Long Arm Quilting
What a wonderful quilt to receive as a gift.
Pickle Dish quilt made by Sherry, quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Long Arm Quilting
Pickle Dish quilt (back) made by Sherry,
quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Long Arm Quilting
Sherry also managed to make an extra Pickle Dish to put on the back - again, the back is just as important as the front.  With such a busy pattern there was no need to go over the top with a busy quilting design, so we kept this one simple with an all over meander, a digital pattern called 'Bam!'.  
Bam! digital pantograph pattern,  designed by Jessica Schick
Bam! digital pantograph pattern,
designed by Jessica Schick

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Another hand dyed quilt by Jacqueline

I have featured Jacqueline's hand-dyed quilts before and here is another beautiful quilt made from her own fabrics.  The pattern was a mystery quilt featured on the internet and has now been gifted to a kind neighbour.
'Starlets' digital quilt pattern designed by Lisa Calle
'Starlets' digital quilt pattern designed by Lisa Calle
The quilt pattern used on this quilt is called 'Starlets' designed by Lisa Calle and shows up nicely on the back of the quilt, which is also hand dyed in green.
'Starlets' digital quilt pattern designed by Lisa Calle
'Starlets' digital quilt pattern designed by Lisa Calle

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Foundation Pieced Star Quilt by Penny

Foundation Pieced Star Quilt, made by Penny,  quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Long Arm Quilting
Foundation Pieced Star Quilt, made by Penny,
quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Long Arm Quilting
With the Christmas secrecy out of the way it is time to show you some of the beautiful quilts  I have helped to complete, which have now been gifted to family and friends over the past few weeks.  This stunning quilt made by Penny is foundation pieced with lovely bright fabrics and sashing which is printed with musical notes. 
Foundation Pieced Star Quilt, made by Penny,  quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Long Arm Quilting
Foundation Pieced Star Quilt, made by Penny, 
quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Long Arm Quilting
For this quilt I used a warm grey quilting thread and a quilt pattern called 'Moxie', it is one of my favourites and I have used it on my own quilts several times.
Moxie Digital Quilting Pattern
Moxie Digital Quilting Pattern
Penny always chooses a gorgeous batik fabric for her backings.  On the back of the quilt you can really see the Moxie quilting pattern, which is a reminder that if you do choose to get your quilt long arm quilted, think about the back as well as the front as you will get two quilts in one.
Moxie Digital Quilting Pattern
Moxie Digital Quilting Pattern

Friday, 22 December 2017

Project Linus Quilts - 2017

It is the end of another year for Project Linus in the Cardiff and South East Wales district and Jan and Sue have managed to distribute 1708 quilt this year!  Amazing work by local quilters and amazing networking by Jan Jones and Sue Warren who do the hard work of taking the time to locate and distribute them to suitable homes, which include the Royal Gwent hospital, Newport, and the Women's Refuge. 
  'Modern Curves' digital pantograph by Anita Shackleford
'Modern Curves' digital pantograph by Anita Shackleford
All this festive good news reminded me of the Project Linus Day which they held earlier in the year.  I love going along to see what bits and pieces are there and to challenge myself to create something out of the donated fabric.  By the end of the day I went home with five quilts to quilt on the longarm quilting machine, which are now hopefully in the hands of someone who really needs them.This quilt was simply made up of strips of pastel solid fabric which had been donated, no fancy blocks, but my favourite 'Modern Curves' digital pantograph giving the quilt a modern feel.

'Pansies' digital pantograph
'Pansies' digital pantograph
This quilt is actually a printed patchwork panel, so it didn't need any piecing at all.  However, it was a great opportunity to try out a new digital pantograph pattern that I now have in stock called 'Pansies'.  It looks so pretty!  
'Pansies' digital pantograph
'Pansies' digital pantograph

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Sheila's Pink Foundation Pieced Quilt

Sheila's Pink Foundation Pieced Quilt
Sheila's Pink Foundation Pieced Quilt
With all the Christmas quilts finished I have finally got some time to show you some of the lovely quilts my customers have brought to me for quilting over the past few months.  This delicious quilt has been made by Sheila for her daughter.  Sheila has used used pink Fossil Fern and batik fabrics against a cream background, which reminds me of Raspberry Ripple ice cream!  I love it.
Sheila's Pink Foundation Pieced Quilt
Sheila's Pink Foundation Pieced Quilt
Sheila took the time to make a lovely piano key border which really finishes off the quilt and the quilt pattern is 'Ginger Flowers'.
Ginger Flowers Digital Pantograph

Friday, 17 November 2017

Lynne's Modern Homestead Sampler Quilt - Art of Quilting Magazine

Lynne with her Homestead Sampler Quilt art of quilting magazine
Lynne with her Homestead Sampler Quilt
Congratulations to Lynne who has completed her Modern Homestead Sampler Quilt issued through 'The Art of Quilting' magazine.
'The Art of Quilting' Modern Homestead Sampler Quilt quilted by Fabadashery Long arm quilting
'The Art of Quilting' Modern Homestead Sampler Quilt
It was a huge quilt with eighty 6" quilt blocks, which would have been a challenge to fit under any domestic sewing machine, so Fabadashery Long Arm Quilting came to the rescue.  Loading it onto my large quilting frame made light work of it, especially because Lynne had stitched her quilt so beautifully. 
'Popcorn' digital pantograph by Willow Leaf Studio
'Popcorn' digital pantograph by Willow Leaf Studio
The sampler blocks which Lynne had made were the stars of the show on this quilt, so we chose and all over pattern called 'Popcorn' using a very pale blue Isacord thread which was light enough to blend nicely on the white sashing and across the blocks without distracting from the pretty quilt.  The blue spotty fabric on the back was also provided as part of the kit and the pattern looks great there too.  Whenever I use this pattern on a quilt it always gives great results.
'Popcorn' digital pantograph by Willow Leaf Studio
'Popcorn' digital pantograph by Willow Leaf Studio