Saturday, 12 April 2014

Busy Week for Customer Quilts

Well its been a busy week for customers collecting their quilts.

Here is what I've been up to - with kind permission of their owners....

The first quilt is a large, vintage, hand pieced Trip Around the World in Laura Ashley Farbrics.

The pattern chosen is Simply Leaves

The next quilt is simple squares, but with a seaside theme.

The pattern is Happy Fish

My next customers quilt is again a hand pieced vintage top. This Grand Mothers Flower Garden was stunning - the workmanship was superb and the quilt behaved beautifully  - true perfection!

The pattern is called Pretty Daisys

This next traditional quilt was spiced up with a modern pattern called Late Night

and the final quilt this week is a pretty double wedding ring.

The design chosen for this one is hearts and loops

For more information about my longarm service and what my ABM Innova lonagarm machine can do-  visit my website -

You are welcome to visit by appointment and we can discuss your top and which patterns would work well.  I also have a range of extra wide (108 inches) backing fabrics and I stock wadding - poly 90 & 120 wide / 80/20 90 inches & 120 inches wide, Black, wool 90 inches wide.  Other waddings can be ordered.

I am also happy to accept and despatch quilt tops by post/carrier and discuss over the phone.

Any questions - please just ask.

Fiona   Tel 01262 672433
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Friday, 11 April 2014

Retreat with Beryl Frank

We have just had a superb three day retreat with Beryl Frank.

Day one - Bargello

We could choose to make either a cushion or a quilt using a quilt as you go bargello technique.

After selecting our colour choices and arranging them into order, we sewed whole 2 inch strips together & then pressed then joined the last seam to make a tube. Next we cut the required size strips according to our cutting diagrams and placed on to our wadding which we had marked out with a 3 inch grid for guidance and sewed in place.

Day Two - Seminole

Day Three - Curved piecing

Today again we had a choice of a quilt, cushion or blocks for future projects.

 and here is Beryl

These next blocks were made by two ladies who we patchwork virgins and it was their first workshop.
 and here they are -

We had a super three days, Beryl is a superb tutor for all levels of ability and she will be teaching here again next year.

Here are Beryls Chick-hens - Happy Easter