Anita’s Tessellating Pinwheel Variation
Have you ever owned something that needed a cover or container and then you found one you had for something else and it fits perfectly? Isn’t that the most satisfying feeling? Tessellations always make me feel the same way. A pattern, especially a complicated one, that fits so snuggly with itself that no gaps and […]
Playful and Colorful Renter Quilts!
A lot of quilts come into this studio, but what really gets everyone “oohing” and “ahhing” tends to be bright and colorful quilts. What can I say, I love color! Quilts are excellent spaces to explore and use color to the extreme. These quilts were chosen for this post because the quilters had some fun […]
Pretty as a Picture
When we think of quilts we often think of shapes being manipulated into interesting designs that don’t necessarily look like anything, they just look interesting. These quilters created things that you can actually recognize. And they are beautiful! Erin made this quilt called Halloween Haberdashery. Erin is a local blogger, houseonhillroad.com and the quilt was […]
Butterflies, Dogs, and Cats, Oh My!
Images in nature are beautiful and common themes to include in artwork. Flowers, vines, and trees often make it to a quilt top. But there is more than just flora out there. Let’s not forget the fauna. Carol made this Strip Butterflies Quilt with batik fabrics. The butterflies are so colorful. The colorful border ties […]
Judy’s Batik Pinwheels
Last week we looked at Judy’s beautiful One Block Wonder Quilt. Today I have another quilt from Judy. Take a look! Don’t you love those batiks? They’re just so yummy! I’m not sure what the quilt pattern is. I love how the white fabrics really set apart the pinwheels and the squares in a square. […]
Arlene’s Strippy Double Diamonds, Take Two!
A couple of years ago, Arlene brought in a top for quilting that I blogged about here. I love colorful quilts, especially when they’re made of batik fabrics, and Arlene brings in some beautiful ones! Here is another Strippy Double Diamonds, but in a different color scheme and without the borders. Why didn’t Arlene add […]
A Blooming Nine-Patch!
One of Ali’s friends persuaded her recently to try quilting, and now she’s hooked! She fell in love with the blooming nine-patch design, bought the book, and gave it a try. We love the results! Because she wasn’t ready to quilt a quilt this size on her domestic machine, Ali brought it to Quilted Joy for […]
A Gorgeous Collection of Purples!
Wow! Pamela brought in this gorgeous purple quilt for me to quilt a few weeks ago. Pamela is a dyer, but these are all commercial fabrics – almost all of them batiks. Does she have an amazing stash or did she have an epic purple shopping trip? Either way, the variety of purples, from a light lavender to a […]
Tessellating Shapes Quilt
Here is a contemporary quilt that I recently quilted for Susan. This is an interesting design because each block is a tessellation. A tessellation is a shape which interlocks with itself when turned different ways. According to the rules, it cannot be a square, and in this case, the shapes are kind of like […]
What a Gorgeous New York Beauty!
Susan recently made this gorgeous New York Beauty top for her granddaughter and asked me to quilt it for her. It’s such a beautiful quilt and there’s so much to learn from this one! First of all, the blocks are New York Beauty blocks done in a couple of different sizes. This involves a combination of foundation […]
Postage Stamps, Anyone?
Quilters who love batiks often say that they coordinate with each other beautifully, and here’s a great example! Karen created this lovely postage stamp quilt from her extensive collection of batik scraps. If you hadn’t already guessed by looking at her work, Karen loves both batiks and bright colors. A whole lot of love went into the construction of […]
Paula’s Once Around the Block Quilt
Look at all those vibrant batiks in Paula’s quilt! As an admitted batik addict, this quilt just makes me smile. 🙂 Paula made this quilt from the “Once Around the Block” pattern featured in an issue of Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts. The bright colors paired with all the rectangles makes this quilt eye catching. […]
Mary Jo’s Blooming Nine Patch
Mary Jo’s blooming nine patch quilt is a really stunner! While it was draped over the Lenni waiting for Mary Jo to pick it up, it was getting a constant stream of compliments from our customers. Mary Jo said she loves loose, circular patterns for her quilting. We also thought her beautiful batiks wanted something […]
Rebecca’s Coneflower Batik quilt
Rebecca’s Quilt is a one of those quilts that just makes me happy. I think it is the hot pink batik in it. Can you see the flange just before the outside border? It really adds a nice dimension to the overall design. Of course, I stayed off the flange so it could be all […]