Christmas Already?

Cathy shows off her Christmas Trees Panel Quilt after quilting it at Quilted Joy

Now don’t get me wrong, I’ll be the first person to say we should not rush the seasons and I don’t believe that it is appropriate to put up Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving. Christmas is a beautiful and wonderful time of year, but that doesn’t mean I want four plus months of it. But those of […]

Courtney’s Signature Wedding Quilt

Signature Wedding Quilt with gold blocks signed by wedding guests and a beautiful center applique of a bride and groom

Have you noticed all the fun and unique things people are doing at weddings? Like candy bars or signature cocktails. If you’ve been on Pinterest at all you’ve probably seen dozens of wedding pins. There are so many ways brides and grooms are making their weddings totally unique to them. My client Courtney wanted to […]

Animal Inspired Renter Quilts!

Rebecca's Appliqued Owls quilt

We are always talking about the different shapes that make up quilt blocks. Squares, triangles, rectangles, even hexagons can be combined in a variety of ways to create tops of wonder to the eye. But besides sewing blocks with shapes, you can have a lot of fun with applique as well. Now not all of […]

For the Boys

Judy made this incredible Nashville Predators quilt for her son. Such an amazing quilt!

Girls can be so easy to quilt for. Floral patterns, pink and purple fabrics, as well as blues and geometrics, everything works for a girl’s room. But what to do for the boys? Here are a couple of beautiful masculine quilt designs that these boys are really going to love! Judy’s son is a huge […]

Just a Few Spots Left in the Longarm Schoolhouse

Longarm Schoolhouse with Angela Huffman

My Longarm Schoolhouse is only a week away! What’s the Longarm Schoolhouse? I’ll be teaching 8 brand new classes during two fun days of longarm quilting. These classes are designed for all skill level quilters and are equally applicable to stand up and sit down quilters. They’re all lecture/demo and I’ll have lots of handouts […]

Angela’s Favorite Quilts from Grand Rapids 2016

See some of Angela Huffman's favorite quilts on display at AQS Quilt Week Grand Rapids 2016

I love traveling, so getting to travel to talk to people about quilting and see beautiful quilts is probably the best thing in the world. Last week I was in Grand Rapids, Michigan for AQS Quilt Week, and there were lots of quilts I wanted to share with you. But first, I wanted to share something […]

Row by Row Experience 2016 – Home Sweet Home

Quilted Joy's Row for Row by Row 2016, "The Butterfly and the Bee"

Are you planning any road trips this summer? The Row by Row Experience begins this Tuesday, June 21. Quilted Joy is participating for the first time, and we’re excited to show you our row! In case you haven’t heard of Row by Row before, here is a little basic information. This is the third year of […]

Back of Pumpkin Applique Quilt

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Yesterday I posted photos showing the front of Jennifer’s Block of the Month pumpkin quilt she made during a class at one of my local quilt shop gems, The Smocking Shop. Today I thought you’d like to see the back. Jennifer chose a plain muslin back so the quilting is very prominent. You can really […]

Jennifer’s Pumpkin of the Month Quilt

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*The local schools are working on a delay but we are open today, Jan 22* In March of 2013 I decided that I needed to step away from quilting for others. I was doing about 25-30 a month and I was just too frazzled with deadlines. Plus, there were big changes coming my way that […]

Frost on the Pumpkin in the Long Arm Studio

Take a look at Jennifer’s applique quilt that is currently on my frame. It is going to have custom quilting throughout and I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve been so busy getting the showroom set up that I haven’t actually quilted for a while. I’ve got one more row to finish and then I’ll […]

Snowmen Applique Quilt

This fusible applique little quilt has brightened up my studio. Sometimes I like to put on Christmas music while I quilt holiday quilts to get me in the mood. This little quilt was fun. I used a holly motif in the outside border and simulated the snowfall behind the snowman using loopies. I added dimension […]

Vintage Wreath Appliquéd Custom Quilt

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One of my customers had this quilt top which was made by her late husband’s Aunt. It is hand appliquéd.  Unfortunately the white fabric used in the top is very thin so we talked about how this quilt would be a wonderful showcase to custom quilting but that it isn’t going to live a long life […]

Feathered Flower Quilt

Longarm Feathers around Applique

Here are some more photos of the Flower Garden quilt I just finished. I used Fil-Tec’s Glide thread in the top, Superior’s Bottom Line in the bobbin. YLI nylon monofilament around the applique and Hobbs 80/20 Heirloom for the batting. I used a feather fill behind the applique. It was a little hard deciding what […]

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Progress on Funky Believe in Your Dreams Quilt for Kathy

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I’ve had a bunch of fun playing with this funky quilt. You may remember I mentioned it in this post and you can see a wide photo of it there too. I’m using Superior Threads Metallic with a #19 needle and Superior’s Bottom Line in the bobbin. I love working with their metallic because it […]

Two quilts left to finish by Christmas!

I’m down to only two customer quilts left to finish by Christmas! One is an edge to edge which is on the frame now. The other is this custom hand appliquéd beauty! I’m going to have to stand and stare at it for a bit but I’m sure metallic thread is in my future.

Sock Monkey Invasion

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I think my favorite type of quilt is a whimsical quilt. I admire heirloom appliques and creative modern quilts but they don’t make my inner child smile. Whimsical quilts make my inner child smile. This quilt features large sock monkeys still awaiting their button eye balls but I got to quilt up their energetic blocks […]

Ribbon Curtains and Custom Applique quilt In Progress

I needed some type of curtain for the tiny windows that are in my new basement studio. I wish I had massive windows in there but I’m grateful for the small bit of sunlight they let in. I decided I needed to display all of the ribbons our family has won for quilting and tried […]

Theresa’s Green & Red Garden

  I’ve been so crazy busy this summer so blogging had to rake a back seat. I’m still quilting for my customers but I’ve been too busy to share the final products with you. Theresa made this fantastic machine applique pieced top that was so much fun to do. I put swirlies in the berries […]

Jennifer’s Maderia Heart

Here’s the last of the batch of Jennifer’s quilts. This one is is from a class taught locally at one of my quilt shop gems, The Smocking Shop. The pattern is called Maderia Heart and I’ve done a few of these for the other students. Jennifer’s quit is very sweet, don’t you think? The prints […]

Fay’s Paper Dolls Quilt

Fay manages one of my local quilt shop gemes, The Smocking Shop. I wish I could do some sort of vulcan mind meld with her brain and get all of her embroidery/garment construction knowledge. She taught this quilt in a class and it is one of my favorites. She finished it up during a retreat […]

Linda’s Hankie Obsession

Take a look at this incredible calendar hankie quilt created and designed by Linda. She used hankies from her mother, aunt and grandmother to make this sentimental heirloom. Each block is a month of the year with a theme appropriate for the month. My favorite is May. Since we live in Louisville, she made that […]

More of Eve’s Classic Santa Applique Quilt

Here are a few more shots of the different blocks in Eve’s jaw-dropping Classic Santa Applique quilt. I’ve gotten some questions about where to find this pattern. The designer is Sue Garman and these Santa’s were a part of a block of the month program. I’m not sure where you can find the pattern now […]