Sally’s Wild Kaffe Fassett Fan Dance Quilt

Fan Dance Quilt, quilted by Angela Huffman Quilted Joy

Is there a style – in quilting, fabric, art, decor, or anything – that always grabs your attention? For me it’s bright , bold color palettes. So when Sally asked me to custom quilt her Kaffe Fassett Fan Dance quilt I melted and said “OK!!” Don’t you just love the vibrancy and playfulness of the […]

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 […]

Bobby’s Patriotic Sampler Quilt

Bobby's Patriotic Sampler Quilt, longarm quilting by Angela Huffman

Women, and some men, have been making patriotic quilts since the United States began. When we make a quilt with red, white, blue, stars, stripes, or eagles, we have made a patriotic quilt. Quilts of Valor and other similar organizations give patriotic themed quilts to veterans as a show of gratitude for their service. Bobby […]

Pinwheels and More

Valerie's modern Dresden quilt is gorgeous! She free motion quilted this on a longarm quilting machine at Quilted Joy.

The pinwheels are probably one the most recognizable quilt blocks. They’re easy to piece and super fun to play with layouts and colors. These renters have decided to keep with tradition and create these beautiful pinwheel block quilts. Karen made this quilt top a long time ago and then just lost interest in it and […]

Kathy’s Extraordinary Dresden Plate Quilt

Dresden Plate Quilt

I recently finished quilting Kathy’s amazing Dresden Plate quilt top. I’ve been fortunate enough to quilt for her many times in the past. Kathy and I share a love for bold, colorful fabrics and this quilt is no exception. The primary feature of this quilt is the extra large central Dresden Plate created from striped […]

Mary Bauer’s Opportunity Quilt

Mary Bauer's Opportunity Quilt. Mary quilted this with her APQS George sit down longarm machine.

A few weekends ago was our local Quilter’s Day Out. For the first time in a few years I was able to go and participate with a big booth for Quilted Joy. We brought along a few APQS longarm machines and cut and bundled a lot of our flat fold fabrics into 5 yard and […]

Dresden in Spring

Linda's dresden plate quilt from a Moda fabrics quilt kit. Quilting by Angela Huffman with the Double Curl pantograph.

We’ll be seeing some hints of spring this weekend, so what better time to share Linda’s colorful dresden quilt? Linda made this from a Moda fabrics pattern kit. Each pieced dresden sits in a grey background. This reminds me of those days between winter and spring when the sky is still a wintery grey, but […]

Wild Dresden Plate

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One of my customers, Kathy, loves fun, funky, bold patterns and colors which is exactly my taste too. You wouldn’t catch me piecing a civil war reproduction quilt although I’ve seen some that are wonderful, it simply isn’t my cup of tea. Kathy’s over the top Dresden Plate was just what I needed to liven […]

Sandy’s 30’s Dresden Plate

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Take a look at this cheery 1930’s Dresden Plate sampler quilt.  Isn’t it sunny and fun? Sandy made this one and asked me to do an all over, edge to edge design on it and we thought the Spin Panto would be perfect.  It gives it some movement and play that works nicely on the […]

Kathy’s Dresden Plate and Basket Quilt

In the past two posts, here and here, I’ve encouraged you to try to think of the quilting motifs you’d select for Kathy’s custom quilt. I’ve also shown you some of the mock up drawings I did in the computer to try to visualize my designs. Well, the quilt is all finished and I wanted […]

Marilou’s Meet Me In Paris Quilt

This quilt is so romantic and the colors are wonderfully feminine. Marilou picked this up as a kit in Paducah a few years back. As soon as I was finished stitching it I stumbled over a blog post by the quilt pattern designer. She includes many photos of the quilt made in different colorways and […]

Eugene’s Antique Dresden Plate Quilt

Eugene contacted me to finish an antique quilt that had been in the family for many years. The fabrics all appear to be 1930s and would most likely be scraps from clothing that was sewn for the family. This Dresden plate quilt was made by Eugene’s wife’s Great Aunts. They weren’t sure when in exactly […]

Linda’s Bright Sampler Quilt

You know how everyone has a personal fabric style? It is the section of the fabric store that sucks you in and makes your eyes dance. My friend Jennie Beth is drawn to romantic, muted florals. I also have a friend, Vicki, who adores Robyn Pandolph. For me, I adore brights and batiks. They make […]

Fay’s Dresden Plate Quilt in 30s Fabrics!

Fay’s Dresden Plate was on the frame today.  She used perky 30’s fabrics to make this happy lap quilt. I had fun putting a 3 leaf cluster in the corners of each plate block. The plates have a center leaf star and loops on each petal of the plate. The sashings are vines with another […]

Dresden Plate Quilting Design Choices

This is Fay’s Dresden Plate. It is made out of thirties fabrics with the cat and the fiddle being the star of the focus fabrics. Isn’t it cute? She wants this quilt done custom so I’ve pulled in a photo of the block into my computer. I then use a Wacom tablet to draw on the […]