Quilting the Blues with our renters

Judy Tumbler Block Quilt

Color has long been tied to emotions. Red is anger, jealously is green, yellow is considered cheerful and happy, etc. Why is blue sad? Doesn’t a bright blue sky make you happy? The deep blue sea can make you feel nostalgic or ponder deep thoughts. Blue is a beautiful color that does not make me […]

Focal Fabric Can Really Stand Out As A block in your Quilt

Colleen shows off her Disney Princesses Quilt after renting a longarm machine at Quilted Joy

I think it is safe to say that most quilters are fabric lovers. We tend to collect stashes and buy fabrics in large quantities simply because they are beautiful. Admit it. We’re fabri-holics. Sometimes we find that one piece that just really speaks to you, and it inspires you to create something truly amazing. The […]

Cutting apart a Panel can Make for Creative Art

Mary's Dr. Seuss Quilt after renting a longarm quilting machine at Quilted Joy

Some people look at panels and think “This is cheating. It takes no skill at all to make a quilt with a panel. It is someone else’s art.” I think you can look at the following quilts and agree that those statements could not be further from the truth. Panels are extremely useful and beautiful […]

Our Longarm Renters are Quilting Half Square Triangles and Flying Geese

Danielle Made this Flying Geese Quilt with a Layer Cake

Half square triangles are one of the most basic shapes in quilting. But there is a specific type of triangle used in quilting called “Flying Geese”. Flying geese are rectangular blocks with half square triangles in a contrasting color on two corners. They kind of resemble the silhouette of a flying bird in the sky. […]