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

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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 […]

Carmel Apple Quilt by Terri

This is the last of the batch of Dessert themed quilt tops from Terri. This one is inspired by Caramel Apples. Whenever I see beautiful Caramel Apples I always think they look so good but I’ve never been able to eat one. They are just so messy! However, this type ofĀ CaramelĀ Apple is EXACTLY the kind […]

Dr. Seuss Quilt with bubbles!

  Have you seen the Dr.Ā SeussĀ fabric? It celebrates all things Seuss and has a wonderful playfulness. Jennifer fussy cut some of the fabric and appliqued the circles on the fabric background. I have a bit of a history with Horton the Elephant. You see, my maiden name was Horton and as a girl, I was […]

Modern Baby Quilt by Lois

  Here’s the other quilt Lois had finished up. It is similar to her other contemporary baby quilt but she said this one was her favorite. I’m not sure what the pattern is called so if you know, be sure to leave a comment. Lois chose one of my favorite pantographs, Double Bubble, for this […]

Linda’s Wheelies Quilt

  Linda and I have the exact same fabric taste. She loves batiks and made this great quilt with a pattern she called Wheelies. I’ve never tried curved piecing before but Linda makes this looks easy. Her fabric placement is awesome. This quilt is a great example of how important fabric placement can be. Linda […]

Dr. Suess Baby Quilt

Dr. Suess is in the house!  Isn’t this adorable?  Her grandchild loves Dr. Suess but at the time the new line of Dr. Sues fabrics hadn’t come out. She decided to print scans from the books onto fabric and set that into this fabulous baby quilt. I love the inventive way she too the Cat […]

“I’m Blushing” Quilt by Jill

I think one of the best looking combination’s on a quilt is strict straight line shapes combined with circles. The two together have wonderful visual interest. Jill brought me this quilt in great contemporary fabrics. Through the piecing and applique she combined the circles and rectangles to make a visually rich top. We chose to […]

Leah’s Zoo Animal Baby Quilt

Leah made this cute baby quilt with some adorable zoo animal fabric.             She selected the Double Bubble all over, edge-to-edge pattern. It adds great whimsy to the quilt. I don’t know what the name of her pattern is but this looks like a pretty quick and easy top to […]

Carol’s Duck Duck Goose Quilt

This is the first quilt I’ve done with the Double Bubble pantograph and it was a perfect compliment to Carol’s quilt. The pantograph’s circular design is reminiscent of egg shapes. This quilt is a great example of how to use a pre-printed panel quilt in a simple way to come up with a whole new […]