Video Tutorial: How to Quilt the Fried Egg Filler

Quilted Joy Video Tutorial Fried Egg Filler

My latest longarm quilting video tutorial for APQS is online. I think you’re really going to love the Fried Egg Filler! The Fried Egg Filler was inspired by folk art fried egg applique. Watch the video below to see how to quilt it. How to Quilt the Fried Egg Filler Really simple right? We start […]

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 […]

The Longarm Schoolhouse is Back!

Longarm Schoolhouse with Angela Huffman

It’s beginning to feel like crunch time! I’ll be teaching a lots of different classes this fall and traveling to different parts of the country to teach those classes. I’ve been busy this week finishing up the handouts for my students at MQX in Springfield – there’s still a few spots left in some of […]

Jump on the Modern Quilting Highway in this Hands On Longarm Class!

Express Lane to the Modern Quilting Highway Hands On Free Motion Longarm Quilting Class

Have you signed up for classes at MQX Midwest yet? Now that the kiddos have moved into their dorms and are starting classes my mind is a little freer to start prepping for all of my classes. Last week I told you a little about one of the hands on longarm quilting classes I’ll be […]

Video Tutorial: Peacock Eye Filler

Video Tutorial for the Peacock Eye Filler Quilting design

Have you noticed lately that I’m quilting a lot of peacocks and paisleys? I can’t help it, I’m in LOVE with the design! Here’s a new quilting design inspired by paisleys and peacocks. It’s called the Peacock Eye Filler and it’s super simple! Start with the traditional paisley or headband and just add a double […]

Video Tutorial: Clover Sprout Meander

Video Tutorial Clover Sprout Meander

This month’s APQS video tutorial is a fun meander based on a clover shape. It might look a little complicated, but it’s really simple! Give this design a try and share a picture with us over on the Quilted Joy Facebook page!

Video Tutorial: Honeysuckle Filler

Video Tutorial for the Honeysuckle Filler

Today I’ve got a fun leafy quilting design that had me thinking of honeysuckles. This filler design is super simple to quilt. It has straight lines, circles, and S curves, that’s it! It looks great behind applique, but I think it would look really nice if you made it bigger for an all over edge […]

Video Tutorial: Sea Foam Filler

Video Tutorial for the Sea Foam Filler quilting design. This quilting design looks like moving water and would be at home on many landscape quilts

The Sea Foam filler is really going to speak to any landscape quilters – or folks who want to start making landscape quilts – out there. This is a free and flowy design that reminds me of rushing water and waves. I also love how versatile this design is, it would look gorgeous behind applique […]

Back of Pumpkin Applique Quilt

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

*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 […]

Sew Spooky Quilt

How fun is this quilt? Linda, who works at the Smocking Shop in Louisville, asked me to quilt this top for her and I enjoyed trying to decide what little surprises I could quilt into the scenes for her. This house, for example, has a 3D quilt flap that raises up. Linda had embroidered a […]

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 […]

Progress on Funky Believe in Your Dreams Quilt for Kathy

millennium long arm

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 […]

Beautiful Lorrie

My son, BirdMan, is really into birds. He has loved feathered friends since before he could talk. In fact, he can identify a large number of birds from all over the world with ease. This quilted bird would be his favorite from the Houston Quilt Festival. I really enjoyed the quilting! It was done on […]

Quilted Yurt

I think this was my favorite thing at Houston. It is a quilted yurt! In the vendor area there was patterns you could purchase for small fairy houses. But this was a human sized fairy house. It had quilt panels throughout the interior made by a variety of Longarm quilters. You could even sit on […]

Easy Custom Quilting Block Design

I just finished another APQS video tutorial and I thought you might be interested. It is a great one for those looking to dip their toes in the custom quilting waters. The key is to look at the piecing seams in a quilt top as guidelines and registration marks. Use the piecing seams as your […]

Sock Monkey Invasion

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 […]

Pay Day Candy Bar Challenge

  My online quilt guild meets up every summer. It is one of the highlights of my year. We laugh and cry and eat and create for 5 straight days. I love every minute of it. There are about 3o of us who go and we are in our 8th year (I think). One of […]

Sarah’s Bella Bella Custom Quilt

Sarah brought me this Bella Bella quilt and when she got it out of her bag I about fell over.  Isn’t it beautiful? It is also VERY intimidating. We decided to use a double layer of batting to give the quilting a faux trapunto look. The bottom layer of batt is Hobbs 80/20 and the […]

Barbara’s Heart and Home Quilt

Barbara made this beautiful House and Home Block of the Month. It is so intricate! She did needle turn applique on this quilt and the amount of work it took to put this top together is mind boggling.  The houses were so fun to quilt. I used echo quilting around the houses and added outline […]

Marilou’s creation for our gift exchange

My local quilt guild had a holiday party where we exchanged 4 fat quarters a few months before December. Then, we were asked to make something out of those fabrics as a gift for our fellow guild members.  It is always fun to see what everyone makes out of the fabrics provided. Marilou made this […]

Another Hankie Quilt From Linda

I’m pretty confident that Linda has a sizeable collection of hankies from a bevy of people that have influenced her life. She has started to put them in quilts so she can enjoy more of them at once. It’s a great idea! This is a Christmas themed Hankie quilt she did using lace and portions of […]

Lorena’s Wandering Butterfly Applique Quilt Featuring 30’s Fabric

Twins!  These quilts are exactly alike and were made for two lucky granddaughters by their grandmother, Lorena. She appliqued all of those lovely butterflies down with a beautiful button hole stitch. She also embroidered their little antennas on each one of the butterflies. This quilt was so much fun to work on. I used a […]

Sondra’s Quilt from a Mark Lipinski Workshop

Sondra is in my quilt guild and she recently attended a workshop by Mark Lipinski. Someday I hope to meet him, as his sense of humor makes me giggle. He has a fabulous magazine which I tried to subscribe to through Amazon but after waiting a YEAR to get the first magazine delivered, I cancelled […]