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Did you catch our October 2021 Quilted Joy Clubhouse online meeting? 2021 is our year of grid designs! This month we introduced ghost grids. 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 ghost grids. Watch the video below to see Angela quilt ghost grids, and so much more!

Machine Quilting Ghost Grids

We’ve looked at a variety of grids throughout our Year of the Grid. Some have been super forgiving while others need a little help from a ruler to maintain your symmetry. The fun of ghost grids is the grid structure disappears after quilting the design, so in the end all you need is the suggestion of a grid!

During our live meeting we looked at two ghost grids: a checkerboard ghost grid and a wavy ghost grid. To make the checkerboard grid, we’re quilting a wormy or refrigerator coil design in every other square of our grid. Watch the video above to see the path Angela uses for this design. Be sure to join us for the November 2021 Clubhouse meeting for even more on quilting checkerboard grids!

For our second swishy design, Angela used her magic rule of three for traveling. The rule of three means that if we echo a design three times, you’ll end in a different place than you started and it allows you to move forward in the quilt path. For this ghost grid, Angela quilted three headbands or rainbows in alternating blocks. Some of our live viewers said this design looked like bananas or even could become Halloween pumpkins.

Don’t the ghost grid designs look fun after Angela washes away the blue grid lines? Try these designs in your quilts and share pictures of them in our Quilted Joy Clubhouse group on Facebook!

New Arrivals at Quilted Joy!

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Halloween is right around the corner, so we were so excited for the arrival of our new Here we Glow Halloween fabric panel! This Halloween themed fabric panel features a haunted house and it’s spooky inhabitants of ghosts, a mummy, Frankenstein’s monster, and more. The best part of this panel is that the white areas glow in the dark! So all those ghosts, stars, the checkerboard border and more all glow in the dark. How fun! Wouldn’t this make a quick and fun Halloween project to bring out each year for the kiddos? You can order your own Here we Glow panel here. We only have a limited supply available, so be sure to order soon.

We love using panels to practice free motion quilting designs. This Here We Glow panel would be perfect for trying out some of the Halloween free motion quilting designs we’re currently sharing with our email subscribers. Click here to receive our 7 days of Halloween free motion quilting worksheets in your email inbox!

How Would You Quilt It? Charmaine’s Love Shack Quilts Mystery Quilt

For the How Would You Quilt It portion of our meeting, Angela shared her quilting plan for Charmaine’s quilt! Charmaine said this quilt was a mystery quilt designed by Love Shack Quilts. Angela was particularly drawn to the roman tile design of the quilt blocks.

image of Love Shack Quilts Mystery Quilt

Watch the video above to see Angela’s custom quilting design plan highlighting the secondary designs within the quilt. Thanks for sharing your quilt Charmaine! We can’t wait to see the completed quilt in the QJ Clubhouse!

Join Us Next Month!

The Quilted Joy Clubhouse live meetings occur on the first Wednesday of each month at 1pm Eastern. Our next Clubhouse meeting will be November 3, 2021 at 1pm Eastern/Noon Central and we’ll be looking at checkerboard grid designs! 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!

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Angela Huffman- Triplet Momma. Quilter. Teacher. Thread Bimbo

I’m Angela- Triplet Momma. Quilter. Co-Host. Traveling Educator. Designer. Thread Bimbo.

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