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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.

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Thursday, 1 August 2013

Sheila's Fan Quilt

Another custom quilting job recently completed : a stack-n-whack fan quilt.  It was a giant quilt!  It will look lovely on Sheila's bed.  You can see in the picture above, how Sheila has carefully chosen the same portion of fabric from which to cut each fan blade, making a fascinating kaleidoscope effect.


The brief was feathers: lots of feathers on all the white fabric, and swirls in the fans.  Here you can see one of the setting triangles, and the lovely batik backing fabric Sheila had chosen peeping out at the sides.  I ignored the block piecing seams and quilted a curved feather over each fan, extending all the way to the fans above it.


Above is the quilt when it was still on the frame...

...and here, spread out flat afterwards.  You can see that it is a quilt with a really high loft, owing to the extremely puffy batting : I usually quilt on much flatter batting but it was no problem at all and gave a lovely effect.  If you look carefully you can also see how different each fan is: because a different part of the fabric design was chosen for each set of fan blades, you get a lot of different patterns all from the same original fabric.

I finished Sheila's quilt a while ago but it was going in the Congleton Show so I've waited to put photographs up on the website.  It's rather nice revisiting a quilt I said goodbye to weeks ago!

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