Did you catch our May 2021 Quilted Joy Clubhouse online meeting? 2021 is our year of grid designs! This month we looked at quilting grid designs in borders! 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 grid designs in borders. Watch the video below to see Angela quilt these designs, and so much more!
How to Quilt Grid Designs in Borders
So far in our Year of the Grid, we’ve looked at grid based quilting designs in a block. But our grid designs don’t have to be limited to three or four rows of our house. What if our ladybug lived in a ranch-style house with one story instead? We can also shrink and stretch our grids to make them fit in borders! With our border evenly divided into a one story grid that turns the corner, we can follow the same basic quilting path we started talking about in our January Clubhouse meeting.
But wait; there’s more! What if we take our rooms, and tilt them on point? Mark your border with a grid on point, and you can quilt your design along the diagonals of the grid. Again, we’re following the same path, it’s just been tilted at a different angle. I really love the look of the curled grid I demonstrated during the meeting. Isn’t it an elegant border?
I really hope you’ve been enjoying our Year of the Grid so far! Now that you’ve learned lots of grid designs, it’s time to start using them on your quilt. Don’t miss our new Grid Quilting Starter Kit that includes three grid stencils that will be super helpful for marking your grids. The kit also comes with a fabric marker and quilt pounce for marking your quilts. We also have a limited number of Deluxe kits with the book Making Connections by Dorie Hruska for even more grid quilting inspirations! I can’t wait to see all the grid designs you use in your quilts!
Deb’s Fabulous She Shed Studio
I had so much fun chatting with Deb Boucher of Tea Rose Quilting. When we called her up to record her tour, I was very surprised to see she was standing outside, but it all made sense when I saw her fabulous she shed! She and her husband did a lovely job updating and finishing the space for all of her sewing and quilting needs. Her APQS Freddie (who Deb has re-named Felicity 🙂 ) on a 12 foot table is snuggly fit into the newer addition of her she shed. We were all dazzled by her antique sewing machines, teapot collection, and her two adorable pups! Thanks again to Deb for letting us peek into her quilting studio!
New Arrivals at Quilted Joy – Love Lines Rulers by Bethanne Nemesh
I’ve been in love with all the amazing rulers created by Bethanne Nemesh, and now we have a whole new collection of rulers to love! Take a look at Bethanne’s new Love Lines Rulers!
You can use these rulers to make hearts, nested hearts, feather plumes, and feather spines. And I love that she added little conversation heart decals on these! Bethanne has lots of great videos showing how to use these and her other rulers. Check out her Youtube channel here to see all of her incredible work!
How Would You Quilt It? Linda’s Flower Boxes II Quilt
Over in the Quilted Joy Clubhouse on Facebook, Linda shared her beautiful Flower Boxes II Quilt, asking for suggestion on how to quilt it. I was drawn to the beautiful applique in the corners and the rectangle “flower baskets” and wanted to share my own ideas for how to quilt her quilt.
Linda’s quilt is a perfect place to use the grid designs we’ve been learning during our Year of the Grid! You can break down the colorful strips into even grids. But I liked the idea of treating the long vertical strips as big “ballrooms” for my lady bug to travel through! This was such a fun quilt to make a quilting design for!
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 June 2, 2021 at 1pm Eastern/Noon Central and we’ll be talking about diagonal grids. 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!