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 elseā€™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 […]

Quilting On Ringo Lake

Pam's On Ringo Lake Quilt, quilted by Angela Huffman of Quilted Joy

Block of the Month, Mystery Quilts, and Quilt Alongs are three types of social quilting that many of us enjoy. In these activities, we gather together once a month or even once a week. There a teacher can teach us the next step in creating some masterpiece that they have prepared for us. This can […]

Barbara’s Sweet Card Trick Quilt

Barbara asked longarm quilter Angela Huffman to quilt her Card Trick Quilt

Barbara asked me to quilt this Card Trick quilt for her a while back. It’s a sweet and simple quilt, perfect for a beginner quilter or someone looking for a quick project. When she brought it into the shop, I was immediately drawn to her fabrics. They all looked so fun and playful! I was […]

Kathy’s Polka Dot Pineapple Block Quilt

Pineapple block quilt with bright polka dot fabrics

The Polka Dot Pineapple Block Quilt. Try saying that one three times fast! šŸ™‚ Isn’t Kathy’s pineapple block quilt just fabulous? I’ve had the pleasure of quilting Kathy’s quilts for a few years now and each one is so delightful. We must have the same taste in fabric, color, and pattern because I want to […]

Centering In

Judy free motion quilted this gorgeous quilt on an APQS longarm quilting machine at Quilted Joy

As we all know, quilts are made up of blocks or units that are frequently the same design if not the same fabrics or colors. How you arrange those blocks does a lot to the overall effect of the quilt. The following renters chose to have concentric squares drawing your eye to the middle. Each […]

Lots and Lots of Quarter Circles!

Circles Quilt

Look at this interesting layout! Anita used a neutral color palette and quarter circle blocks, arranged strategically, to create really fun optical illusions of circles disappearing behind each other. She must have had a blast arranging her blocks! Here at Quilted Joy, we have many wideback fabrics – over 130 total. Anita took advantage of […]

Contemporary Double Wedding Ring

This contemporary double wedding ring quilt needed the right combination of pantograph and thread to allow its beauty to shine through!

Lynn recently brought in this contemporary double wedding ring topĀ to be quilted. Ā This is a family gift to a couple who recently married. The quilt topĀ appears to be Metro Rings, a design from Sew Kind of Wonderful. Ā This pattern uses strip sets constructed of jelly roll strips. Ā The strip sets are then cut into theĀ curved […]

Sandy’s Log Cabin Quilt Variation

I’m not sure what the name of this pattern is. Knowing Sandy, it is likely an original design but don’t quote me on that. šŸ™‚ Sandy is one of the nicest people you’d ever meet. She is kind and generous and TALENTED. Plus, she enjoys the same colorĀ paletteĀ as I do… vibrant! I’m pretty sure you […]

Marty’s Batik Blocks

Marty must have a fabulous batik stash as she has brought me three quilts to do for her that are ALL batiks with beautiful batik backs too! I don’t know the pattern of this top- maybe Yellow Brick Road? Anyway, she chose Double Bubble for the pantograph and I shrunk it down from the normal […]

Fun with Double Bubble

Ind of my favorite edge to edge patterns is Double Bubble. This pattern is not a good one for those freehand Panto quilters. This one is only one I’d use with a computerized quilting system. It sure looks great, though!

Video Tutorial: How to Quilt the Olive Filler + Variations

Video Tutorial Olive Filler

I’ve got a video tutorial for you today for one of my favorite all over designs. The Olive Filler is super simple and very easy to quilt. Plus I’ve got a few variations to go with it. Watch the video below to see how to quilt the Olive Filler and keep watching for some fun […]