Saturday, 28 June 2014

Quilt Sandwich Long Arm Quilting- Happy Customer

Its so lovely to recieve thanks from satisfied customers.
Today I recived this email -

Hi Fiona just wanted to say thank you for doing my circles quilt it looks amazing - everyone who sees it loves the quilting and you will be getting new customers I'm sure.  I haven't managed to do the edging yet but its nearly there.  Thanks again, Sue R

PS:  I don't mind if you put photos on your website. 

So here are some pics of the quilt I completed for Sue.  The pattern chosen is called 'Bubbles Everywhere'.

Thank you Sue, for allowing me to quilt your beautiful quilt. I just love doing it.

Here is another customer quilt.  The pattern chosen is called Circle Meander.
I enlarged it quite alot so as not to make the quilting the main feature of the quilt - especially as this customer decided to have it quilted in Orange and had chosen white backing.

Here it is on my ABM Innova Longarm

and here is the back

I have just received a pic of it with its binding applied. It has also been christened 'Orange Twist' by its owner.

Details of my Longarm quilting service, pictures of quilts, my shop which has extra wide backings and various waddings & not forgetting details of our workshops and patchwork and quilting retreats can be found here -

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Quilt Retreats Just Announced

The following quilt retreats have just been publicised.  Pat Archibald, Lynne Edwards MBE & Kathleen Laurel Sage will be teaching at the Royal Bridlington next year.

Full details can be obtained by email - or downloaded from

Monday, 9 June 2014

Quilt retreats.....catching up

One of the pleasures in organising the many varied quilt retreats and workshops here at The Royal Bridlington, is that I sometimes get to join the class.

Over the years this has meant that I have picked up many different ideas, techniques and tips from all the various top class tutors we have had.  The downside, however is that I have ended up with a whole stack of UFOs!

Over the last couple of weeks I have been concerntrating on finishing some of these, despite itching to start a new project.

Here are some of the finished results....

This one was started in a workshop with Jennie Rayment.
I added beads to the middle.

This was started in a workshop with Jan Hassard.

The quilting pattern is called Insignia

Sunflowers was a workshop with Gail Lawther.  Gail will be back at the Royal Bridlington again in September and will be teaching this class again due to its popularity.  See for more details.

This Link Quilt was started in a workshop with Sally Ablett.
Here it is on my longarm quilting frame

 the quilting patten I chose is called Amazed

and here it is totally finished.

This quilt - the Lone Star was another design by Sally Ablett.  I decided that I wanted to extend it to a double quilt size, so Sally redesigned it on Electric Quilt especially for me. I have a personal, exclusive design by Sally Ablett!

Here it is on the longarm quilting frame

The quilting pattern I chose is called Ribbon of Violets

and here it is totally finished.

and here is the back

Time to replenish supplies..................oooh just like Christmas. Lots of lovely new colours to try out :)

On top of my own catching up (which I still have lots more to do - lol!) I have been very busy with customer quilting too.

This is a really pretty scrap quilt, which my customer made by using foundation piecing techniques.

the quilting pattern she chose is called Bubbles Everywhere

Here is another customer quilt - using scraps again

The quilting pattern is called Flower Power

On top of this I have been working on my wholecloth in the evenings and I think I have overdone it a bit....I have three very sore fingers now.  Cant sit still, so time to knit!