Did you catch our February 2021 Quilted Joy Clubhouse online meeting? 2021 is our year of the grid designs! This month we looked at some fun and forgiving curvy grid designs and lots more! If you missed the livestream it’s available to watch (or re-watch!) whenever you’d like. Find it on the Quilted Joy Youtube channel or on the Quilted Joy Clubhouse page on our website!
Our main program for this month’s meeting was how to quilt curvy grid filler designs. Watch the video below to see Angela quilt these designs, and so much more!
Curvy Grid Fillers
To quilt our curvy grid fillers, we’re going to follow the same path we talked about during the January 2021 Quilted Joy Clubhouse meeting. If you haven’t watched that meeting yet, pause this video and watch this one first. Angela breaks down the paths for two common grid designs in that video, and we’ll be using that same path throughout our year of the grid.
This design looks a lot like the continuous curves we talked about last month. But we’re adding a fun curvy element inside our curves. Practice these designs on paper until you’re confident with the quilting path. And don’t forget to join the Quilted Joy Newsletter too. We’re sharing worksheets and exclusive designs with our newsletter subscribers!
We love these curvier grid designs because they’re so forgiving! With all the movement in the design, slight differences in symmetry or small imperfections don’t stand out like they would with continuous curves.
Looky Loo Tour of Quilted Joy!
The Looky Loo tours are our favorite part of the Quilted Joy Clubhouse meetings, and it finally hit us that we’ve never shown off our studio! So this month we took a tour of the Quilted Joy shop and showroom. We’re located in Louisville, KY and when visitors walk in the first things they always notice are our our pretty 108″ wide back fabrics and our 30 foot wall of machine quilting threads! And we hope you love our lime green walls as much as we do. 😉
Beyond the shop area is our longarm studio! We have five APQS longarm machines that we rent by the hour to a gaggle of amazing local quilters. Of course, we have to have lots of quilts on display! We hang quilts from the rafters, right now we have Angela’s quilts from Love of Quilting TV, but we also love to show off quilts made by our friends and guild members too. We hope it was fun for you to get a glimpse into our world!
New Arrivals at Quilted Joy
Some new arrivals here at Quilted Joy were a group of paper pantographs! If you don’t know what a paper pantograph is, these are the papers you use on the back of a longarm machine. They have a continuous line design printed along the length of the paper that you can trace with a laser light attached to your machine.
Our newest paper pantographs have a more modern feel that we think a lot of quilters are going to love! You can see these new pantographs and all our other pantographs in our online shop.
How Would You Quilt It? Cheri’s Celtic Crossings Quilt
Cheri posted this fun Irish Chain inspired quilt in the Quilted Joy Clubhouse asking for design ideas. The bold solid colored units really grabbed Angela’s attention, and it’s the perfect place to play with our curvy grid designs!
Quilting those curvy grids would add some softer, rounder texture to balance the sharp geometric piecing. Watch the video to see Angela’s full quilting plan. Cheri decided to quilt her quilt with an edge to edge design, we hope she posts a photo in the Clubhouse so we can see the finished quilt!
Show and Tell
We love to wrap up the QJ Clubhouse meetings with a little show and tell. There are so many talented quilters in the Quilted Joy Clubhouse on Facebook and they share lots of amazing quilts. It’s fun to put a spotlight on their hard work!
The Quilted Joy Clubhouse live meetings occur on the first Wednesday of each month at 1pm Eastern. Our next Clubhouse meeting will be March 3, 2021 at 1pm Eastern/Noon Central and we’ll be looking at spiked cathedral windows. If you’d like to watch live, you can find us on Facebook in the Quilted Joy Clubhouse or subscribe to the Quilted Joy Youtube channel to be notified about our videos. Don’t worry if you can’t join us live. The video will remain available on both Facebook and Youtube afterwards so you can watch whenever you want!
Hope to “see” you at the next live meeting!