Stars in Quilts are Classic and Popular

Erin's Big Stars Quilt

I typed the words “stars in quilts” into a search engine and got 39,000,000 results in just a couple of seconds. Obviously I could not look at every one of the 39,000,000 pictures, but all of the images on the first few pages I looked through were of stars in quilts. Stars are one of […]

Playful and Colorful Renter Quilts!

Judy's Off Centered Around the World Quilt made with half square triangles, quilted at Quilted Joy

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 […]

Judy’s Batik Pinwheels

Judy brought me this beautiful quilt with pinwheel blocks and concentric squares made of beautiful batik fabrics. This was calling for a lovely pantograph with lots of movement.

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. […]

Kathleen’s Seaside Pinwheels

Pinwheel Quilt

The last few days have been cold, dreary, and wintery. So how about a quilt to remind you of summers at the beach? Kathleen dropped off this beautiful pinwheel quilt for quilting. Don’t those blues and greens remind you of ocean waves and sea glass? This would be a wonderful summery quilt! There’s a lot […]

Jodi’s Grand Illusion

Grand Illusion Quilt

There must have been something in the water because this is two Bonnie Hunter quilts in a row from my customers! Jodi’s quilt, called Grand Illusion, was one of Bonnie’s mystery quilts a couple of years ago. There are so many tiny pieces in this quilt. It’s obvious Jodi put a lot of time and […]

A Starry Log Cabin

A Starry Log Cabin Quilt. Machine quilting by Angela Huffman with the Cascade pantograph

Today I’m sharing this beautiful quilt from Vickie. Vickie made this quilt with log cabin blocks and sawtooth stars for her daughter and son-in-law. This quilt was ginormous! It’s hard to see, but to photograph it we hung it from two dowel rods. Usually we only need one, and this used every inch of space […]

A Batik Pond awaiting frogs and dragonflies

In my next life I will only buy batiks. Okay, I’ll buy brights AND batiks. 🙂 I have a visceral reaction to the aisle sof batiks at my local quilt shop. Some people feel that way about 30’s or Civil War Repros but not me. It is batiks that make me swoon. Isn’t this gorgeous? This quilt reminds me […]

Carol’s Black and Red Tulip

I think this is my favorite of the quilts Carol had me do for her. It is a four patch posie with an on point setting.  The deep red and black have great contrast. I used the Cascade pantograph that has shapes that mimic the leaf chapes of the tulips.  We used black thread top […]

Terry’s Block fo the Month

  This quilt was a block of the month club at one of my local quilt shop gems, Among Friends. They have a club where you buy the first pattern and fabric and then each additional month is free as long as you bring in the block from the previous month all made up. It […]

Linda’s Beans & Corn Quilt

Don’t you love all these batiks Linda used in this quilt? She told me the pattern was called Beans and Corn. Doesn’t it look like a lot of work?         Take a look at how the blocks come together to make a secondary pattern. I always love it when they come together […]

Linda’s Bright BOM Quilt

Linda finished up this top for a friend who had made the blocks but wasn’t sure how to put the blocks together into rows. Linda added the sashings and borders.  The fabric in the border is one of my favorites. It is bright, bold and cheery! Linda decided to use a variegated thread that enjoyed […]

Leslie’s Blue Batik Quilt

Can’t you just hear the ocean waves looking at this serene quilt?  Maybe it’s just me and I need a warm vacation spot in my near future, but this quilt reminds me of tropical winds and white beaches. I love all the varieties of blue batiks she used in her quilt. This is a big […]

Maderia Hearts Quilt Times Three

Here are the three Madeira Heart quilts I completed recently for Leslie. She made one for each grandchild. These quilts are from one of the best quilting teachers in Louisville, Karen Fox. She teaches at the Smocking Shop and is just the BEST! If you get a chance to take one of her classes, do […]

Bettye’s Lone Star

Show and Tell is my absolute favorite time during my local quilt guild meeting. All that eye candy is just wonderful! I love seeing how much talent all the women around me have- they are amazing! Well, there is one lady in my guild who rarely shares her quilts during Show and Tell. I’ve always […]

Faye’s Feminine Jelly Roll Strip Quilt

Faye is well known for her embroidery creations. Wait till you see the lighthouse quilt she did! I’ll post that one soon. First up, though, is this sophisticated and very feminine pieced quilt top. I don’t know the name of the fabric but it all reminds me of chocolate covered cherries! I did an all […]

Jelly Roll Strip Quilt & Coneflower Four Patch

Suzanna adorned her neutral quilt top in such soothing colors.  I love the color combination she chose with her fabrics.  It is a quilt that just speaks gently.  I’ve been calling it the “Rectangle Road” quilt, but I’m sure she has a better title.  This is a great strip quilt pattern that could make good use of […]

Judy’s Rail Fence & A Precious Baby Quilt

I just love it when I get to quilt someone’s very first quilt.  They have such a great sense of accomplishment!  I know I was so proud of my first wall hanging. In fact, it still hangs on my wall to this day.  Wavy, pouchy, bumpy goodness and all. This is Judy’s first quilt.  Let […]

Sarah’s Irish Chain

Sarah's Irish Chain, quilted by Angela Huffman

This is my second Irish Chain in as many weeks! I just love how quiltmakers express themselves so uniquely through the fabric choices they make.  This is Sarah’s Irish Chain and it is beautiful. I used a new edge to edge design on this quilt.  It is called Cascade. I had picked it up at […]