Thursday, 17 August 2017

Festival of Quilts 2017

Quilts by Natalie and Lynne on display at the Festival of Quilts 2017,  quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Long Arm Quilting
Quilts by Natalie and Lynne on display at the Festival of Quilts 2017,
quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Long Arm Quilting

I can't believe a week has gone by since the Festival of Quilts 2017.  It was great to see everyone.
If you are wondering what sort of quilting I do at Fabadashery Long Arm Quilting, these two quilts which were on display near each other by my customers Natalie and Lynne, sum up the two extremes!

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Win Free tickets to the Great Northern Quilt Show 2017

WIN FREE TICKETS!
Pop over to my Facebook page, @Fabadasheryquilting to win a chance to get a pair of FREE tickets to the 2017 Great Northern Quilt Show and the Great Northern Needlecraft Show being held between Friday 1st September and Sunday 3rd September in Harrogate, UK.
#grosvenorshows  #Greatnorthernquiltshow #competition #freetickets

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Oakhampton Quilt made by Jenny, designed by Karen Stiles of Somerset Patchwork, quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Long Arm Quilting

'Oakhampton' quilt detail
'Oakhampton' quilt detail
This is a detail of the 'Oakhampton' quilt, made by Jenny, designed by Karen Styles of Somerset Patchwork and quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery Longarm quilting.  You can see this quilt on display at the 2017 Festival of Quilts, UK this week in the Two Person Category , No 407.
'Oakhampton' quilt made by Jenny Otto,
custom long arm quilted by Frances Meredith,

There are hundreds of clamshells in this quilt and Jenny had done such a great job it made me want to make a quilt with loads of clamshells - I will add it to my Wishlist.
'Oakhampton' quilt detail Karen Styles Somerset patchwork
'Oakhampton' quilt detail

'Oakhampton' quilt made by Jenny Otto,  custom quilted by Frances Meredith, designed by Karen Styles,  Somerset Patchwork
'Oakhampton' quilt made by Jenny Otto,
custom quilted by Frances Meredith,
designed by Karen Styles,  Somerset Patchwork

Little Caswell Quilt made by Lynda, quilted by Frances Meredith

'Caswell Quilt' made by Lynda Johnson,  designed by Corliss Searcy, quilted by Frances Meredith
'Caswell Quilt' made by Lynda Johnson,
designed by Corliss Searcy, quilted by Frances Meredith
Sometimes a quilt walks in the door and you don't want it to leave.  This was the case with Lynda's amazing version of the Caswell quilt.  Lynda has a great eye for colour and uses fussy cutting to its best advantage.  She has put her own spin on it with a lovely applique border and by just doing a selection of the blocks. It's a great size.
'Caswell Quilt' made by Lynda Johnson,  designed by Corliss Searcy, quilted by Frances Meredith
'Caswell Quilt' made by Lynda Johnson,
designed by Corliss Searcy, quilted by Frances Meredith
This beautiful quilt required custom quilting which involved lots of stitching in the ditch around the applique and ruler work to add some structure to the overall quilt - but worth every stitch!
'Caswell Quilt' made by Lynda Johnson,  designed by Corliss Searcy, quilted by Frances Meredith
'Caswell Quilt' made by Lynda Johnson,
designed by Corliss Searcy, quilted by Frances Meredith
Lynda's quilt will be on display at the 2017 Festival of Quilts in the Two Person Category No 395.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Kathryn Kerr's 365 Challenge - Ultimate Sampler quilt made by Valerie

365 Challenge Quilt 2016, by Valerie
Have you been following the 365 Challenge quilt?  Valerie followed along in 2016 and has finished all the blocks in a blue and white colour scheme.  As you all know, I love a sampler quilt, so I was pleased when she brought it along to be quilted by Fabadashery Longarm quilting.  There is going to be a display of these quilts at the 2017 Festival of Quilts  and Valerie got in contact this week to say that her quilt has been chosen for part of the display. I am so thrilled for her.
365 Challenge Quilt 2016, by Valerie
Kathryn Kerr launched the challenge on her website at the beginning of 2016 and issued a new block everyday for a whole year.  It must have been quite a challenge to keep up, especially without knowing the final layout and design.
365 Challenge Quilt 2016, by Valerie

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Fancy Fox Baby Quilt by Penny

'Fancy Fox' baby quilt made by Penny, designed by Elizabeth Hartman, quilted by Frances Meredith
'Fancy Fox' baby quilt made by Penny,
designed by Elizabeth Hartman, quilted by Frances Meredith
Penny has done a lovely job on this baby quilt, a quilt design called 'Fancy Fox' by Elizabeth Hartman. Penny always has such a great selection of fabrics, that it is hard to choose which is my favourite fox!
'Fancy Fox' baby quilt made by Penny, designed by Elizabeth Hartman, quilted by Frances Meredith
'Fancy Fox' baby quilt made by Penny,
designed by Elizabeth Hartman, quilted by Frances Meredith
This cute quilt has already made its way as a new gift for a baby boy, but I know she is working on the 'Fancy Forest' pattern too.

'Heatwave' digital pantograph designed by Patricia Ritter
'Heatwave' digital pantograph designed by Patricia Ritter
I used my longarm quilting machine to quilt this gorgeous pattern, 'Heatwave' designed by Patricia Ritter, which had a woodland feel about.  It came out beautifully on the front and on the batik fabric Penny chose to put on the back.
'Heatwave' digital pantograph designed by Patricia Ritter
'Heatwave' digital pantograph designed by Patricia Ritter