Did you catch our September 2021 Quilted Joy Clubhouse online meeting? 2021 is our year of grid designs! This month we continued looking at how to machine quilt clamshells. 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 machine quilt clamshells. Clamshells don’t just have to be a series of arcs. Let’s look at ways to dress up this traditional design. Watch the video below to see Angela quilt clamshells, and so much more!
How to Machine Quilt Clamshells
In the August 2021 Quilted Joy Clubhouse meeting, we learned that a clamshell is essentially a half circle quilted on a grid. Those clamshells can be so much more than just those half circles! During our main program we looked at ways to “stuff” our clamshells with a variety of designs. You can put any design you love inside your clamshell’s body. In the video above, we looked at lollipops, snowflakes, curls, and more! Once you’ve chosen a design to fill your clamshell with, you’ll next want to consider how you’ll enter the clamshell. Some designs will look better entering from the top, while others will want to enter from the bottom. Play around with your favorite stuffed clamshells to find your preferred method!
New Arrivals at Quilted Joy – Kimberbell Silky Solids Fat Quarter Bundle
Are you becoming a Kimberbell fan like we are? Kimberbell designs really gorgeous and fabulous machine embroidery patterns for quilts, home decor, and more. We recently added their Silky Solids Fat Quarter Bundle to our online store. This bundle comes with 12 fat quarters from their luscious Silky Solids fabric line. And because fabric just isn’t enough for us, there’s also a perfectly complementing Silky Solids Glide thread bundle too! Find these and all our other Kimberbell products in the online store!
How Would You Quilt It? Denise’s Modern Triangles Quilt
This month’s lucky quilt for the How Would You Quilt It portion of our meeting was Denise’s Modern Triangles quilt! I loved the almost ombre effect of her triangles changing from red to blue.
There were so many ways you could quilt Denise’s gorgeous quilt. Because of the way the fabric colors are changing throughout the quilt, I decided to treat each triangle individually with a lowercase “e” and s-curves. As you watch my design process, you’ll quickly see that I treated all those triangles as their own triangular grid!
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 October 6, 2021 at 1pm Eastern/Noon Central and we’ll be looking at ghost grids – perfect for Halloween! 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!