This year has just flown by for us at Quilted Joy. Between shopping for new locations, finding one, getting it ready and moving to it, we’ve had our hands full. But all that hullabaloo did not slow down our renters any. If anything it sped it up some. We saw so many quilts this year, and each of them lovely. I wish we could show you them all, but that would take just way too long. So here are a few of our favorites!
Stained Glass Perfection
We may have shared this one before, but it deserves repeating. This is a quilt from Karen that she made with paper piecing from a book called Foundation Pieced Stained Glass Quilts by Liz Schwartz. Doesn’t the batik just make the stain glass pop! She quilted with the IQ using a baptist fan pattern. I already bought my copy of the book, so feel free to find a copy of your own.
Patriotic Carpenter's Star
This patriotic carpenter’s star was made by Caroline for herself. She wanted a light weight summer quilt, so this doesn’t have traditional batting, just a layer of flannel. This was quilted with a pantograph on the Intelliquilter called Ticker Tape Parade. Isn’t it fun! This is going to be a great quilt for staying up late and watching the fireworks. I’m jealous.
The Truth is Out There
Here’s a quilt to tickle your funny bone. This is a panel from Riley Blake from their Legends of the National Parks series. Summer’s husband wanted a quilt that he could curl up with in his chair. What a choice she made. She also used the Intelliquilter to quilt a pattern called Forest. The all over trees makes a nice addition to the wilderness theme of her top. Lucky man!
When Christa came in with this one, her first words to me were, “You’re going to hate me.” She loves the Grinch. So when she saw this panel that had all his faces, she knew that she had to make a quilt with it. But she also decided to include green fur. Long FUR! We had the perfect pantograph for it. Bah Humbug is a repeat of the Grinch’s hand holding an ornament. We had a few places where the fur bound up around the hopping foot and had to be cut out, but we managed it. What a treat for the family member she gifted it to!
Welcome Gnome to the New Year
Last but not least is this sweet large gnome from Elizabeth. She made this for a friend who loves gnomes. This is why she intentionally chose fabrics that were not Christmas related. She wanted this to be a quilt for year round, not just the holiday season. She used the Intelliquilter to quilt a pattern called Cotton Candy. It’s just a bumpy type of meander. For someone who likes gnomes, it’s perfect!