Thursday, 21 September 2017

Horse Quilt


'Horseshoe and Stars' digital quilt pattern designed by Jessica Schick
'Horseshoe and Stars' digital quilt pattern designed by Jessica Schick
Choosing a pattern for a quilt can be difficult at times.  Luckily with this quilt made by Dilys there were some clues in the piecing.  Dilys had used some novelty fabric featuring horses for the centre of her blocks, so I was able to find this digital quilt pattern called 'Horseshoes and Stars' designed by Jessica Schick.
'Horseshoe and Stars' digital quilt pattern designed by Jessica Schick
Are you making a quilt for a horse lover?  

Monday, 18 September 2017

Cool Boy's Quilt made by Maria

Quilts for boys
Quilts for boys
Maria has twin grandchildren, a boy and a girl.  She made the quilt for her grandaughter last year, and this year she has been focussed on this fabulous quilt for her grandson.  It is often more tricky to make a quilt for a boy, but I think this pattern and the colours she has chosen look amazing.  It is mainly red, blue and green fabrics, but I noticed a few footballs slipped into some of the blocks.
Quilts for boys
Modern quilt for kids
You can also see that Maria made a scrappy binding for the quilt which I added as part of the service and finishes the quilt off perfectly.
'Modern Curves' digital pantograph designed by Anita Shackleford
'Modern Curves' digital pantograph designed by Anita Shackleford
To finish it off I used a popular digital quilting pattern, Modern Curves, designed by Anita Shackleford. I hope these grandchildren realise how lucky they are!

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Rosettes from the Great Northern Show, Harrogate 2017

2017 Great Northern Show - Frances Meredith
2017 Great Northern Show - Frances Meredith
The postman has just been and I have just received my quilt and cushion that I entered into the 2017 Great Northern Show, Harrogate.  I received a Judges Merit for both, so a couple of pretty rosettes to add to the collection.

National Sew a Jelly Roll Day - Baby Quilt made by Wendy

National Sew a Jelly Roll Day 2017
National Sew a Jelly Roll Day 2017

This Saturday is National Sew a Jelly Roll Day 2017.  We all have them in our stash - so delicious that we dare not pull the ribbon to un-roll them.  I have made one quilt using a Jelly Roll, but as part of my long arm quilting business plenty pass through my hands.  You may have seen the Christmas Jelly Roll quilts made by Ann.

Wendy's Baby Quilt - 'Vintage Picnic' fabric
Wendy's Baby Quilt - 'Vintage Picnic' fabric
Wendy has made this delightful baby quilt made from a Bonnie and Camille fabric range called 'Vintage Picnic', which looks like a great pattern to use a Jelly Roll,
Wendy's Baby Quilt - 'Vintage Picnic' fabric
Wendy's Baby Quilt - 'Vintage Picnic' fabric
With the matching colours of the fabric range in a Jelly Roll you are sure to get the look of a cleverly co-ordinated scrap quilt.
'Ginger Hearts' digital pantograph by Apricot Moon
'Ginger Hearts' digital pantograph by Apricot Moon
To finish of the quilt I used one of my most popular computerized patterns, 'Ginger Hearts' designed by Apricot Moon.  Why is it so popular - because it always gives great results.
'Ginger Hearts' digital pantograph by Apricot Moon
'Ginger Hearts' digital pantograph by Apricot Moon

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Collection for a Cause Traditional Quilt with Allouette Pantograph made by Lesley

'Love' Collections for a Cause fabric
'Love' Collections for a Cause fabric
Sometimes the inspiration for a quilt is a lovely range of fabrics. This quilt made by Lesley uses the 'Love' collection by Howard Marcus for Moda.  The pattern she has chosen really shows off the gorgeous prints.
'Love' Collections for a Cause quilt made by Lesley
'Love' Collections for a Cause quilt made by Lesley
To keep with the elegance of the fabric prints, Lesley chose a digital quilt pattern called 'Allouette' which has lovely swirls and feathers, which flowed over the quilt beautifully.  It is one of my favourites and it always has adds an elegant touch to a quilt.
'Allouette' digital pantograph,
designed by Natalie Gorman and Patricia Ritter

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Back to School - Beginner's Sampler Quilt by Jenny

'Blooms' digital pantograph, designed by Anne Bright
'Blooms' digital pantograph, designed by Anne Bright
I can't believe it is September already, the summer has gone so quickly.  This time of year is 'Back to School' time, but the good news is that this means that your local quilt shop is probably launching its new programme.  
'Sampler Quilt' made by Jenny
Jenny completed this Beginners Sampler Quilt at Busy Bees Patchwork, Newport, over the past year - in fact she made two.  On this one she used a Janet Clare fabric range and made it bigger by adding a nice wide border.  I helped her to finish it off by long arm quilting it using this pretty floral quilting pattern called Blooms designed by Anne Bright. Busy Bees start their new courses on 12th September 2017 and places can be booked directly via their website.
  'Blooms' digital pantograph, designed by Anne Bright
'Blooms' digital pantograph, designed by Anne Bright

Monday, 28 August 2017

Two Christmas Jelly Roll Quilts by Ann, quilted by Fabadashery Long Arm Quilting

Yes, I know, the C-word, but some of my customers are already getting their Christmas gifts prepared.  This pair of quilts are the same pattern, reproduced in different Christmas fabrics and both made by Ann.  It is a pattern using a Jelly Roll made at a class at The Cotton Angel in Monmouth.
Feliz Navidad digital pantograph by Patricia Ritter and Natalie Gorman
Feliz Navidad digital pantograph
designed by Patricia Ritter and Natalie Gorman
The first quilt has a pretty holly digital quilt pattern all over it called 'Feliz Navidad' designed by Patricia Ritter and Natalie Gorman.
Feliz Navidad digital pantograph by Patricia Ritter and Natalie Gorman
Feliz Navidad digital pantograph
designed by Patricia Ritter and Natalie Gorman
The second quilt is the same Jelly Roll pattern, but made out of metallic Christmas prints. 

For this quilt Ann chose a digital quilt pattern called 'Ginger Ice' designed by Apricot Moon, which has snowflakes all over it.
Ginger Ice digital pantograph designed by Apricot Moon
Ginger Ice digital pantograph designed by Apricot Moon
I think Ann intends to hand on to both of thee quilts to decorate her home with festive cheer, but  they are both sure to get plenty of admiring comments over the Christmas period.

Ginger Ice digital pantograph designed by Apricot Moon
Ginger Ice digital pantograph designed by Apricot Moon