Friday, 23 December 2016

Happy Christmas

Christmas appliqued quilt by Pat
Christmas appliqued quilt by Pat
I have just done the last stitch on customer quilts before Christmas and want to take this opportunity to thank all my customers in 2016.

After Christmas I should have plenty to share, as the last few weeks has involved a lot of secret stitching of quilts which will be gifted in the next few days.

๐ŸŽ„Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year๐ŸŽ„

Frances

www.fabadashery.co.uk

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Sew A Row Quilt by Sheila

Sew A Row Quilt by Sheila
Sew A Row Quilt by Sheila
This week marks the end of term in most schools and also for a lot of quilting classes, before everyone breaks up for Christmas. At this point you have probably successfully completed a lovely quilt top and are left wondering how to complete the quilting.  This is a quilt made by Sheila in a Sew A Row Sampler Quilt class with Sue Warren at Busy Bees Patchwork in Newport.  It's lovely!
'Celebrate' Pantograph by Patricia Ritter
'Celebrate' Pantograph by Patricia Ritter
With all the floral and patterned background fabrics, on this occasion we went with a digital pantograph, 'Celebrate', which is a simple quilting pattern that blended nicely with the floral fabric choice.  Interestingly, a couple of months ago I custom quilted the same quilt for another member of the class.  It was exactly the same quilt, but a completely different fabric choice and this significantly influenced the style of quilting.
'Celebrate' Pantograph by Patricia Ritter
'Celebrate' Pantograph by Patricia Ritter
However you choose to quilt your quilt, one thing I do know is that completing a project really does inspire you to move on to the next level of your hobby or to sign up to a new patchwork class.  If I can help with that, please get in touch.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Jelly Roll Baby Quilt by Catherine

Jelly Roll quilt with 'Ginger Stars' pantograph
Jelly Roll quilt with 'Ginger Stars' pantograph
New babies tend to make their own deadlines and Catherine wasn't going to be caught out by an early arrival  She went to work on stitching a batik Jelly Roll quilt pattern, which was finished off with a piano key border and then brought to me for long arm quilting.
Jelly Roll quilt with 'Ginger Stars' pantograph
Jelly Roll quilt with 'Ginger Stars' pantograph
I managed a quick turnaround on this one and here is the finished quilt in lovely pastel colours.
'Ginger Stars' digital pantograph by Hermione Agee on fleece
'Ginger Stars' digital pantograph by Hermione Agee on fleece
On the back of this quilt was a soft white fleece.  As I have said before, the evenness of  the computer assisted system allows for a great result on the reverse of a quilt as much as the front.
'Ginger Stars' digital pantograph by Hermione Agee
'Ginger Stars' digital pantograph by Hermione Agee
The digital pantograph she chose was a fun star pattern called 'Ginger Stars' by Hermione Agee, suitable for a girl or a boy.