Welcome to Vicarage Quilts - thank you for visiting.
I offer several services: longarm quilting, patchwork and appliqué workshops and small items made to commission. In the past I've also made quilts to commission as well as Church or School banners for Walking Days and permanent display.
Please visit the pages listed on the right hand side to find out more and email me with any queries.
Friday, 22 February 2013
Ali ( a friend of my sister) made this lovely bright lap quilt for a very lucky little chap.
She bought the feature fabrics ("Summersville") when we were all at the Festival of Quilts at Birmingham last summer and has found some really good colour matches in the bright solids.
Ali requested a sort of square spiral design for the quilting, with curved corners - I hope I hit the mark!
The backing's a really jolly multi-coloured spot - I used a gold thread for the quilting and you can see it quite nicely on the backing too.
Couldn't quite manage to get a straight shot of the quilt - sorry arms not long enough! However, I can assure you it was a pleasure to quilt, it loaded beautifully onto the longarm and there were no wavy borders or puffy bits in sight! Well done Ali!
Tuesday, 12 February 2013
Jan made this quilt for her son who runs marathons - he must be mad! The star centres look a little full and puffy because Jan is going to handquilt in them so I left them unquilted.
You can see the quilting better on the back. It is just a simple ribbon meander - the ribbon is supposed to tie in with the marathon running - I hope he has a happy 40th and enjoys his quilt!
Thursday, 7 February 2013
These are smaller than the first brooches I showed you here last year - when you don't have to fit lots of writing on, you can downsize a little!
Also for the shop, a little wall hanging personalised with an appliquéd name. We always try to keep two of these in the shop at a time: a girl's and a boy's, to give people an idea of what they look like. The idea is that customers can order the name of their choice in the colours of their choice. However, this is the third girl's sample I've made so far, as well as actual orders, because on two occasions people have walked in and wanted to buy the sample - at least now I'm super-quick at producing them!