A Little Bit of Everything

Memorial Quilt with Dresden Plates made from Clothing

One of the things that I love best of quilting is the amount of variety. Quilting as a medium can incorporate any color, any shape, and any theme that the human mind can consider. Because quilts can be so versatile, we see quilts that are traditional or modern, sophisticated or whimsical, and subtle or flashy. We can […]

Gender Neutral Quilts from the Renters

Kathleen's ombre wall hanging, quilted at Quilted Joy

Every quilt has a theme. Whether it is done with the color, or the quilting pattern or a print in the fabric, every quilt has a vibe that appeals to one person or another. For whatever reason, it is very common and very easy to make a feminine or girly quilt. Pinks, flowers, hearts, etc. […]

Sandy’s All-Star Sports Quilt

Quilts for teenage boys can be so hard to design. They can't be too swirly and girly. Sandy found the sweet spot with this sports themed quilt for her grandson. I added a sporty star pantograph to finish it up for her!

So often we want to make a quilt for gifts. When giving to a fellow crafts person, it can be easy to create something they will appreciate. Classic quilt blocks are always popular to people who appreciate and understand the history of quilting. But what about a teenage boy?  Especially if he isn’t interested in […]

Lots of Squares!

Lattice of Love quilt, pieced by Rena and machine quilted at Quilted Joy

There a large variety of shapes that go into quilts. These next quilts show off a few examples of what can be done with squares. Each is unique and beautiful in their own way. Lynn has made these first two quilts for her granddaughters. The design is called Vegetable Soup and she used vintage styled […]

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 […]

Kentucky Superfan Quilt

A sporty quilt for a University of Kentucky super fan! Quilting by Angela Huffman with the Pinched Square Spiral pantograph.

We see a lot of University of Kentucky and University of Louisville themed quilts come through the shop. Paula made this UK themed quilt for her grandson, who is clearly a UK superfan. There are fabrics representing a variety of sports like basketball, soccer, baseball, and lacrosse. And of course lots of Kentucky blue! Those of you outside […]

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!

Bug Jar Quilt Boy Quilt

Linda finished another bug jar quilt.  My kids love it when I work on bright novelty quilts like this.  I did a meandering butterfly with a few dragonflies thrown in.  The frog on the top will get a button eye.   Linda made this quilt for her grandson.  Lucky, lucky boy!  Perfect boy quilt, don’t […]